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Advance booking needed?

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Advance booking needed?

We are a family of 6 and we will be in Khao Lak between 4/4 - 8/4

We are planning to: take a snorkeling day trip to Surin Island, and 1 day to Phnag Nga

1. for the Suirn day trip: Is it recommended to book in advance? and which company is recommended?

2. For Phang Nga - is it recomended to take a tour from Khao lak or to take a taxi the Phnag Nga and take a long tail over there?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Advance booking needed?

Normally I would say book when you arrive but with only 4 days, a family of 6 and over the popular Easter holiday break, it might be advisable to book bith tours in advance. I would suggest Green Andaman Tours - see http://www.greenandamantravel.com/ - Khao Lak Land Discovery - see www.khaolaklanddiscovery.com/eng/index.php… - Eco Khao Lak - http://ecokhaolak.com/ - and Kuraburi Greenview as well for Surin Islands - see www.kuraburigreenviewresort.com/tours.html

Edited: 09 March 2015, 22:56
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2. Re: Advance booking needed?

Thanks Arandora

i was not aware of the Easter:)

Do you also recommend Khao Lak Vista tours? their combined prices for both tours was good

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3. Re: Advance booking needed?

I haven't used them personally but they have received good recommendations from those who have.

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4. Re: Advance booking needed?

I would recommend you to make sure that you take the Surim trip with either Sea Star Travel or Kuraburee Travel. Sea Star Travel speedboats depart from Nam Kiem Pier which is about 30 mins by car from Khao Lak and about 1 hour by speedboat from the peir, while Kuraburee Travel speedboats departs from Kuraburee Pier which is about 1 hour by car from Khao Lak and about 30 mins by speed boat from the pier. The thing is both Green Andaman Tours and Khao Lak Vista Tours do not run the Surin Tour themselves, they pass your booking to the Surin Tour Operators (Kuraburee Travel, Sea Star Travel, Love Andaman).

Why I don't recommend Love Andaman? Love Andaman speedboats depart from Tablamu Pier which take more than 1.5 hours from the pier to Surin Islands, in April, the sea might be a little bit rough.

Edited: 10 March 2015, 09:23
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5. Re: Advance booking needed?

With respect to Khaolaker's reply most agents whether on the street or on line (and Green Andaman and Khao Kak Land Discovery do both) book tours on behalf of the operators, often in my experience at more competitive rates than booking direct. You can specify which operator you want and where you want to depart from for your particular date and then compare with the direct booking rate.

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6. Re: Advance booking needed?

Has anyone else clicked on the link above for green andaman travel only to end up with a web page with a big set of boobs?

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7. Re: Advance booking needed?

No such luck for me, it takes me straight to the Green Andaman website. 😉

Might be a problem with your browser unless others report it.

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8. Re: Advance booking needed?

It did happen to me as well in my first click. When i clicked gor the second time i got the right website

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9. Re: Advance booking needed?

Yep, happened to me too, kind of put me off using this company !

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10. Re: Advance booking needed?

It's not a company's website that gets spammed it's usually the person's browser viewing it and if they are not using an Ad Blocker. There are no problems this link proprly opening correctly on either Internewt Explorer, Chrome or Safari on Iphone or Ipad. Instead of using the link Google Green Andaman Travel and go to the website that way and see what happens.

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