if you book via a travel agency then chances are that you will be fetched by the small vans by the partner tour operator in thailand. upon exiting the baggage claim area, you will see your name being shown on a big portable board by your assigned tour guide and he will lead you to the van and off to patong beach hotels (if you hotel is at patong beach or to karon or kata beaches if your hotel is there) for about 1 hour drive (if no traffic). these small tour vans can accomadate up to 15 guests and are also used as tour vans for small group tours around the Patong, Phuket Town and nearby areas. The vans will also drive to to the airport for your departure and hence giving a tip to the driver is a must. (100 baht per person will be enough).
There are many tours operating to islands and beaches. but the cheapest and reliable one that I found was South Smile tours. The lady there called Apple offers the best rates.Her mobile phone number is 0896 525819.Her office is on the lane bang opposite Hard rock cafe.If you walk toward sJung Ceylon Mall on Patong beach, you will find Hard Rock cafe on the right, take the lane opposite and you will find a small shop on the left on that lane called South Smile tours. The lady there is called Apple.She offers the best rates to go to Phi phi island, james bond island, maya beach and also other adventure sporting tours.
There is a minibus service from the Airport that goes into Phuket town then onto Patong, Karon & Kata beaches for about 150-200 bht per person.
Taxi is about 600bht to Patong beach, when going back to the Airport you can get a deal for around 300-400bht.
While visiting Patong Beach,
we decided to check out our possibilities
for our next destinations.
We entered the Mongolia Travel Agency
and met with Carolina
who had a smile on her face.
Making a choice in hotels
can be an overwhelming one.
Caroline has visited personally
quite a few of the hotels she promotes.
She was kind enough to suggest
a clean and economical place to stay
in Ko Samui.
She even gave us the brochure
and we were not charged a Baht.
And you know what,
the hotel was an excellent choice!
So to you Carolina,
for you hospitality and kindness,
I recommend you to many others
who may desire to do a boat tour in the bay,
car rentals, plane tickets, or any other
of the services that you may provide.
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