Lost in Thailand- 7 days in Phuket, Krabi, Phi-phi, Bangkok (2019) in 45,000Rs | #thailandinpictures

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29th Jan 2019
Photo of Lost in Thailand- 7 days in Phuket, Krabi, Phi-phi, Bangkok (2019) in 45,000Rs | #thailandinpictures by Tithi and Gaurav

We recently visited Thailand for 7 days in January 2019 and covered Phuket, Krabi, Phi Phi islands and Bangkok in less than 50,000 INR per person.

How to Reach:

We booked our flights to Bangkok from Kolkata about 3 months in advance. The round trip costed - 10,500 INR.

Note: Thailand has waived off Visa on Arrival (VOA) fee for India citizen until 30th April 2019. This helped us save 4000 Thai Baht (About 8800 INR).

Visa On Arrival Requirements:

For VOA, carry your passport with at least 6 months validity, 1 recent passport size photo with white background, hotel bookings, return flight tickets and 10,000 Thai Baht or equivalent US dollars (They may ask you to show the Thai currency, but usually they don't).

Queue for VOA is usually long at Suvarnabhumi Airport compared to DMK airport. Ideally, it takes 1-1.30 hours for the processing so ensure there is sufficient gap between connecting flights. If for any reason you do not have much time, you can pay about 200 Baht fee at the airport for express VOA services.

Caution: There are 2 airports in Bangkok and these are 35-40 Km away from each other. Consider this fact while booking your connecting flights. Since, Air Asia operates from DMK airport, we booked our connecting flight to Phuket from DMK airport. Airlines- Nok Air. Cost- 2,200 INR.

Day 1

Day 1: In Phuket, we explored Patong beach, Bangla street, Big Buddha on day 1.

Our hotel Tanawan was located near Patong area and Private airport taxi costs about 800 Bahts and there are Smart AC airport buses which costs about 200 Baht per person. Hotel is about 15 mins walk away from the Patong beach. Hotel Tanawan - Cost 4200 INR for 2 nights. We Check in to hotel by 1 pm and visited Big Buddha in Phuket. Big Buddha is a magnanimous Buddha temple and it has a huge Buddha statue. After relaxing, we explored Patong street /Bangla Road in the evening and enjoyed Phuket night life . The streets were all decorated for the upcoming Chinese new year. We booked James bond Island tour from Patong local tour agent. It costed us 1100 bahts per person.

Phuket is majorly a seafood lover's paradise and there are very few options available for Vegetarians. Since we were aware of this fact, we carried some ready to eat meals with us.

Phuket vlog. #thailandinpictures

Big Buddha, Phuket. #thailandinpictures

Photo of Phuket, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav

Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else. - Buddha #thailandinpictures

Photo of Phuket, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav

Chinese New Years Decoration. #thailandinpictures

Photo of Phuket, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav

Crazy night life of Bangla street. #thailandinpictures

Photo of Phuket, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav
Day 2

Day 2: After breakfast in hotel we left for *James Bond Island Tour* – famous for its limestone cliffs rising sheer out of the green waters, white powdery beaches and its many coral reefs offering great diving and snorkeling and a great destination for sightseeing, swimming and snorkeling.

It's a day tour which includes pick-up and drop from hotel to Ao Po pier, cruising to Phang Nga Bay, James bond Island, kayaking at Hong island, Sakai beach, buffet Thai lunch on the boat. There are two options: Big boat and Long tail boat. We recommend to take big boat for comfortable experience. For Vegetarian /Vegan food inform the tour operator in advance. The food was served on the boat itself.

James bond Island is located at the Phang Nga Bay. The James Bond movie "The Man With The Golden Gun" was shot here. If you arrive individually at the island, you need to pay 200-baht entrance fee but if you have already signed up for a tour package, the entrance fee is included in your bill. We highly recommend the James bond Island tour, its worth every penny. Tour starts at around 8 am with hotel pick up and ends around 5 pm.

Note: Must carry sunglasses, sun screen lotion and hat.

James Bond Island Tour ,vlog. #thailandinpictures

Sakai Beach. #thailandinpictures

Photo of James Bond Island, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav

Amazing Phang Nga. #thailandinpictures

Photo of James Bond Island, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav

at Ao Po Pier #thailandinpictures

Photo of James Bond Island, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav

Travel essentials. #thailandinpictures

Photo of James Bond Island, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav

With my Mr. bond at James Bond Island. #thailandinpictures

Photo of James Bond Island, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav

Absolute delight to eyes . #thailandinpictures

Photo of James Bond Island, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav
Day 3

Day 3: We booked a Private Cab for Ao Nang, Krabi. Cost 2700 Bahts. You can also book a shared cab which costs about 500-600 Bahts per person. It takes 4-5 hours to reach Ao Nang from Phuket. We stayed at "Green villa village'' resort. Cost 6000 INR for 3 nights. The beach is around 15 min walk from our hotel. Hotel also provides free Tuk tuk service to beach every hour.We explored the Beach and market area in Ao Nang in the evening . We witnessed beautiful sunset and then enjoyed the fire show at the Beach. We also indulged in Thai massage.Full body massage costs around 300-500 Bahts.We had our dinner at Golden Beach resort opposite to Ao Nang beach. Post dinner we the booked our Phi Phi Tour with Sea Eagle Tours for next day from a local Tour agent.

Green villa village . #thailandinpictures

Photo of Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav

Mesmerising sunset at Ao nang beach. #thailandinpictures

Photo of Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav

Fun Filled beach at Ao nang, Krabi. #thailandinpictures

Photo of Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav

Fire show at Ao Nang beach, Krabi. #thailandinpictures

Photo of Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav
Day 4

Day 4: After relishing breakfast at the hotel, we headed to Phi Phi island located about 90-minute speedboat ride from Krabi Town. We started from our hotel at 8 am. The total duration of the tour was 10 hours. Package includes hotel pick up and drop, Viking Cave, swimming near Pileh Bay, maya Bay (from boat, entry here is now restricted), Snorkeling near Phi Phi don, Monkey beach, Bamboo island and buffet lunch at Phi Phi Don island. For Vegetarian /Vegan food, inform the tour operator in advance. Cost 1600 Bahts per person.

There are two parts to Phi Phi islands. Phi Phi Don Island which is the largest and only populated island and Phi Phi Lay Island which is the smaller one and situated to the South. We saw the Viking Cave - a unique sight with numerous swiftlet nests, did swimming near Piley bay for 30 minutes and went to Maya bay. Entry in Maya bay is now restricted so we just could see the bay from the distance and take memorable photos, then we moved for Snorkeling near PhiPhi don. The snorkeling kit is provided by the company but if you lose it then you will have to pay 1500 Bahts to the company. Snorkeling was a great experience and we saw many fishes and corals. After snorkeling, we rode to Phi Phi Don Island for our buffet lunch. After lunch we went to Monkey beach and Bamboo island. Beware of the notorious monkeys. It was an unforgettable experience with lot of memories for lifetime.

Note: Must carry :Sun screen, sun cap, beach towel, beach mat, swimming suit, camera.

Romantic Maya Bay. #thailandinpictures

Photo of Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav

On the long tail boat. #thailandinpictures

Photo of Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav

Andaman Sea. #thailandinpictures

Photo of Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav

Monkeying around at Monkey beach . #thailandinpictures

Photo of Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav

Playing at Bamboo Island. #thailandinpictures

Photo of Phi Phi Islands, Krabi, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav
Day 5

Day 5: After breakfast at the hotel we headed for the Hot springs tour. We booked this tour package from local agent a day before. It costed us 1000 Bahts per person. The package includes visit to Emerald pool, Hot Springs, Tiger cave and Buffet lunch.

*Thom Hot Springs* are located in the jungle near the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve. Ancient volcanic chambers are the origin of these thermal springs. Then we visited Emerald pool which is a natural pool and enjoyed swimming for 30 mins. Post which we headed to Wat Tham Sua or 'Tiger Cave' which is one of the most famous caves in the area. Part of a temple complex where monks live and worship within a maze of natural caves surrounded by lush jungle. Inside one of the caves are what appears to be tiger paw prints embedded in the stone. The main tourist attraction however, is the 1,272-step climb up a limestone tower to see the 'footprint of the Buddha'. The climb was tough and beware of monkeys on the way.

Taking a dip in the Hot Spring. #thailandinpictures

Photo of Tiger Cave Temple, Krabi Noi, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav

Natural Spring. #thailandinpictures

Photo of Tiger Cave Temple, Krabi Noi, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav

Tiger caves. #thailandinpictures

Photo of Tiger Cave Temple, Krabi Noi, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav

Buddha. #thailandinpictures

Photo of Tiger Cave Temple, Krabi Noi, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav

Sleeping Buddha. #thailandinpictures

Photo of Tiger Cave Temple, Krabi Noi, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav
Day 6

Day 6 : After breakfast we went to Krabi airport to board a flight to Bangkok (SWB) (Thai viet jet)- 2932 INR. In Bangkok we stayed at airBnB Baandusit. Cost: 1500 INR. From Suvarnabhumi Airport we took a metro train to Paya Thai and Tuk Tuk to our Air BnB.

Checked in at 2pm and relaxed. In the evening we went for shopping at famous Indra square and Platinum Mall.

Day 7

Day 7: Explored Bangkok city in Tuk Tuk. Did shopping near Baiyoke hotel and enjoyed our lunch at an Indian restaurant near Indira Square. Later we checked out from airBnB and went to DMK airport to board our evening flight to Kolkata (air Asia).

Love,

Tithi and Gaurav ( TG-GT travels).

cute cafe of our airbnb . #thailandinpictures

Photo of Bangkok, Thailand by Tithi and Gaurav
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