Common Questions and Answers about Thailand
What are the typical costs of your Thailand private tours?
If booking a private, customized tour with us, costs can range from $350/day/person for staying in nice 3-star quality hotels to well over $500/day/person in high-end luxury hotels. Staying in small luxury boutique hotels can cost an average $400/day/person. These cost estimates include not just accommodation, but also internal flights, airport transfers, tours and activities, entrance fees, private guides, and private vehicles with driver.
What are the benefits of a private tour?
There are so many that it’s hard to quantify, but here’s a few major benefits: 1) the tour is customized for your interests, which means you get to see and do the things you’re most interested in. 2) you’re not running on a fixed daily schedule, which means you have flexibility to stay as long as you want or move on early from something or even skip it altogether if that’s what you decide on the spot. 3) We’re able to design the activities at popular sights to avoid the crowds!
Is it possible to avoid peanuts and peanut oil if I’m allergic?
Yes! With a private tour, it’s much easier as your guide can tell you how to avoid peanut oil and peanuts and other items you may have an allergy to.
Can you drink water from a tap or served in glasses at restaurants?
It’s generally best to avoid tap water, drink bottled or purified water, and ask about the source of water in restaurants, but ice is usually safe.
Is it possible to use my mobile phone from North America in Thailand?
Yes, 4G connectivity is very good in Thailand. Some plans, like T-Mobile allow for free unlimited data internationally, though it is usually at a 2g speed. However, that’s often good enough for texts and emails and some browsing.
What electrical adapters are needed?
Almost all hotels in Thailand have US-style outlets that are fine for plugging in electronics. However, the voltage is 240 volts, so be sure your devices can handle that. Most can!
What’s the best way to get local currency?
ATMs are great and plentiful and most accept international debit cards. However, they charge a whopping $7 per transaction. So be sure to withdraw at least $200 at a time to make it worthwhile. You can exchange cash at money changers, just shop around for the best exchange rates that they offer. We’ve found that Bangkok Bank ATMs are the most reliable. Using other ATMs can sometimes result in unusual fees withdrawn from your bank account besides the typical 220 Baht transaction fee.