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Booking tours in the UK or in Thailand?

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Booking tours in the UK or in Thailand?


We are going to Ao Nang & Karon in February 2017 and have heard some conflicting advice in regards where to book our tours.

Some say its better to pre book via websites such a viator in UK or to book them when you get to your destination.

What is best? Pre-book or to book when there? Whats the cheaper option?

Harbin, China
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I rarely go on such tours but when I do my preference is to book locally. Indeed, have a good look around and choose the ones which best suit you.

Nakhon Si...
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I concur.

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Why pay a third party like Viator or Expedia commission on top of the cost of the tour if a tour is available online direct with the tour company then by all means if you wish book it from the UK if you wish but when you are there is better in my opinion as you can choose your tour better and even get tailor made tours to suit you.

Norfolk, United...
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TA is pretty agreed on this.

I would not book with Viator.

I would only book the tours with the better provider directly with the provider, as these tend to get booked up early.

If you are after cheapness tours then book with you get there.

Travel lightly with regards when seeking help from strangers or in a foreign land, travel with a smile to help it on the way. Travel with a please, and travel with a thank you always. Don’t expect help without two little words and others will always be more willing to help you! Thank you so much for asking your question.

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