Many people make the mistake to organize everything from England. Often you can arrange the same activities cheaper spot like Thailand. Here are some helpful tips to further reduce costs.
It begins with the arrival at the airport. Hundreds of people are calling and waving you to guide their taxi. Usually remember blow as newly arrived tourist toot and you tend to pick one of these attention-getting people out and to transport you to your hotel.
Here you’re already busy with two things wrong:
– You’ve booked a hotel
– You’re going way too much to pay for your taxi
A better choice is to buy a travel book with addresses of hotels / guesthouses in England. At home or are you looking for something in there that you could be like. On arrival at the airport you then go to the departure output instead of the arrival exit.
At the departure output may cabs might not wait, so they are more or less obliged to drive away empty. These taxis are happy if they can bring someone here, so you can get a much better price terms as the arrival exit.
Then you let yourself off when not booked hotel / guesthouse (because without a specific address, the taxi can take you a very expensive hotel where the driver has connections or a bonus if he gets there marketing customers).
If you’ve played it properly with your chosen hotel / guesthouse in a region on the bet that there are more and you can just walk down to the neighborhood to seek out one that suits you well.
Also at check in, you can often negotiate a cheaper price than they ask!
With most services offering in Thailand, they stand almost double or sometimes more than double the service is worth.
So haggling is a must!
By tuk tuks it’s best not quite bargain to the floor price. That you yourself a delivery commission tour. Then they bring you also end up at the destination, but first they make you pass a legion of stores.
Here you have to stay within a certain time (usually 10 minutes) and then you can return the tuk tuk again. The driver then receives a commission from the owner of the store because he has brought customers.
Here you have no obligation to buy, but if you’re unlucky, you’re like a half day spent on shopping trips where you are not prompted to.
Tourists and Guides:
On your onward journey through the country, you can avoid the best tourist buses etc and just take the normal buses that take the Thai people.
These are really dirt cheap, here you do not need to bargain because they simply have fixed prices.
The samtau (cars with rear two sofas facing each other) have fixed prices are always very reasonable, so here you can carefree board. The cheapest is, of course, lifts. With this you have to be careful that you use the elevator gesture Asian and not English.
In Asia, she waving a hand up and down instead of our familiar inside out, so if you do not know can sometimes be long before someone understands you want a lift.
When visiting nature parks is useful to bring a Thai if you have that option. Usually there are two signs with prizes: one in English and one in the Thai’s. Alone on the sign in the Thai’s a price that can be up to 10 times lower than the English price.
As a tourist, you have of course not, because the Thai characters are so different from our characters, we did not recognize it as a prize.
Often you can, if you let notice that you’ve been through (actually only so if you have a Thai with you who can read Thai sign) children low price terms so you still been coming in a little cheaper.
Also with tourist you can often haggle a bit since for most tours surely several providers are in the same city.
Generally it’s best to avoid the super touristy areas since they calculate here nearly western prices, and there is almost not barter as there still enough crazy people who just pay the full price.
In the less touristy areas falling over just to talk any price though and you can reduce the prices of everything to something, for them is still very generous and for us very cheap.
This kind of vacation plans will be for many people a bit weird and seem risky, but it really makes sure you are saving hundreds of pounds/dollars contemporaries to go one more time on vacation.
In every region of the country are countless opportunities to move and to stay overnight.
Furthermore, they live almost entirely on income from tourism, so most people are very friendly to tourists and will do their utmost to help.
One thing that you can leave them no better help is pointing the way. Every time you state somewhere there will be countless Thai coming at you with a map to show you the way.
Here are some symptoms:
– They are not cards, so your map is not likely
– They can read a map
– If they do not get it, then they will just point the way to a tourist attraction in assuming that you probably will like.
So it’s best, just let them watch on the card, you listen carefully to their instructions, you thank them kindly and then you walk to a quieter spot to continue to study yourself on your card (which is true hopefully).
Your Thai helpers will not go away before they have the idea that they can actually have helped, thus creating the illusion that they have done that is really important.
Well, hopefully this article will help you to have a nice low-budget vacation in Thailand.