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3 weeks in thailand in February

  • Natb502

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    Hi. I was wondering whether anyone could give me any advice about my planned itinerary for my boyfriend and I next February ( I've never been to thailand or really travelling) :

    4 nights/5 days in Bangkok including day trip to Ayutthaya
    Then fly to Chang Mai and stay for 5 nights ( including thai cookery course, elephants etc)
    Then fly to Phuket and then this is where I'm not sure what to do with the next 9 days..... I'm been religiously reading blogs/guides/ posts about recommendations for Islands to visit. From what I've gathered Phuket and koh phi phi have gone down hill but they are supposed to have the nicest beaches. Any recommendations of where to stay and any trips would be greatly appreciated! We aren't really interested in getting drunk/ partying. More interested in beautiful beaches and amazing experiences etc.

    Thanks :)

    #1 Posted: 22/9/2013 - 07:32

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  • Captain_Bob

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    February is generally a very good time for Thailand, post-peak season usually sunny and dry, but up north it can start to get hazy when farmers burn their fields, but usually not until end of the month. Don't book any of your activities (cooking course, elephants, etc.) in advance. Wait until you are in CM then you will get the best local advice, selection and price. Direct flights CM- Phuket on Air Asia twice daily and Thai Smile once daily, but book those well in advance for best price. Phuket is expensive, especially tuk tuks and taxis which are a rip-off. Phi Phi is expensive too by Thailand standards, but at least everywhere is more or less walkable and it does have some nice sand and sea. Ko Lanta is a bit further by ferry, but I like it for the extra elbow room and that you can rent a scooter and explore the whole island to check out different beaches, and there are some nice walks to caves and waterfalls.

    #2 Posted: 22/9/2013 - 08:50

  • LeonardCohe-

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    Visit Ko Hong, awesome beach. Stay in Krabi around the Ao Nang area. Lots of great tours to do.

    #3 Posted: 22/9/2013 - 21:24

  • brendannn

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    For your elephants in CM I'd recommend Elephant Nature Park. I was there this time last year, it was such a great experience.

    I was on Phi-Phi in Feb this year, and I didn't mind it. There are a heap more people, plus all the day trippers. There are still some nice quiet areas you can find if you have a look around.

    Koh Lanta seemed more relaxed to me also. Nice beaches, plenty of jungle to explore too.

    #4 Posted: 8/10/2013 - 22:57

  • theloner

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    Captain Bob where is your guesthouse located in CM?

    #5 Posted: 8/10/2013 - 23:17

  • caseyprich

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    I've heard great things about this place and I'm probably going to check this island out with my buddy this February: http://www.kohjumonline.com/

    @LeonardCohen, can you make any comparison between Ko Hong and Ko Jum?

    Anyone any thoughts on the Similan Islands? Ko Phayam/Ko Chang area?

    #6 Posted: 9/10/2013 - 02:34

  • nsb502

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    9th October, 2011
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    Hi everyone thanks for your replies. We have now booked krabi for 2 nights, Koh Phi Phi for 2 nights and then Koh lanta for 4 nights. Any recommendations on trips tours etc would be greatly appreciated! The 4 island trip sounds brilliant will definitely be doing that along with the trip to maya bay!

    #7 Posted: 9/10/2013 - 06:02

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