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Thailand Beach Extension

Thailand - Trip code KS Discovery
Days 4
Deposit From £29
Price from £290
Flights not included
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Why book this trip?

Extend your stay in Thailand with three days relaxing on the beautiful white-sand beaches of Rayong, within easy reach of Bangkok.

  • Novotel Rim Pae - Four pools, three restaurants, a spa and a private beach
  • Koh Samet - Take a short optional ferry ride to explore this lush island
  • Thailand Extension - Can be combined with any trip starting or ending Bangkok
  • Included meals

    Breakfast: 3

  • Trip staff

    Driver(s)

  • Transport

    Car

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    Accommodation

    3 nights comfortable hotel

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    Trip pace:

    No pace rating

Itinerary

Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select the itinerary that you wish to explore.

Day 1 - Morning drive from Bangkok to Rayong. Afternoon Free

This morning's drive to the small coastal town of Rayong should take around three hours. As Bangkok's sprawling city limits begin to fade, the highway turns south as the land begins to curve around the Gulf of Thailand. Along the way you will no doubt spot the skyscrapers and high-rises of Pattaya in the distance.

Continuing the journey further south and around the coast, you will arrive in the small town of Rayong, your base for the next three nights.

The Novotel Rim Pae Resort is a comfortable hotel located a few kilometres from the town on a quiet strip of beach. The resort has four swimming pools, three restaurants serving a variety of local and international cuisine and a spa offering traditional Thai massages. The hotel also has its own well-kept private beach, an ideal place to soak up the sun or take a dip in the warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand.

Upon checking in, the rest of the day is free.

Accommodation:

Grade: Comfortable Hotel

Single room available

Swimming pool available

Day 2 - Free day at the beach

Today has been left free to relax and to make the most of the hotel's facilities. For those feeling more active, the resort often lays on badminton or volleyball on the beach. You could also take the schedule complimentary shuttle into Ban-Pae and Rayong town for a browse around the markets and harbour.

In the evening, be sure to take a stroll further up the beach where you will find a number of beach-side shacks and bars serving up delicious fresh seafood caught earlier that day.

Accommodation:

Grade: Comfortable Hotel

Single room available

Swimming pool available

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Day 3 - Free day at the beach. Optional visit to Koh Samet Island

Today is another free day. There is the option to take the ferry out to Koh Samet Island, lying just a few kilometres off of the coast of Rayong. This lush island paradise was declared a National Park in 1981, which arrested the rapid urban development that affected so many other Thai islands. This means present-day Koh Samet enjoys a sleepier, more relaxed atmosphere with far fewer hotels and resorts. The highlight of the island is Sai Kaew Beach, literally translated into 'Crystal Sand Beach' due to its beautiful white sands. Bikes are available to hire to explore Koh Samet's interior, and there are popular snorkelling spots dotted around the island, full of coral and abundant tropical fish.

Accommodation:

Grade: Comfortable Hotel

Single room available

Swimming pool available

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Day 4 - Drive from Rayong to Bangkok where the trip ends

You will be collected from your hotel this morning and driven back to Bangkok airport, a journey of approximately two and a half hours. The trip ends at the airport.

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Trip information

Country information

Thailand

Climate

Generally hot with high humidity. There is some rainfall from April to September with most days being hot (around 33 Degrees) and a light breeze on the islands. If it does rain, it will be more of a heavy tropical downpour that lasts a few hours. Additional information and climate charts can be accessed at http://www.explore.co.uk/weather.

Time difference to GMT

+7

Plugs

2 Pin Round

Religion

Buddhism

Language

Thai

Budgeting and packing

Clothing

Only lightweight clothing is needed.

Footwear

Comfortable shoes and sandals.

Luggage

20kg

Thailand

Food and drink

The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.


Dinner price
£4.00 - 8.00
Beer price
£1.5
Water price
£0.5
Foreign Exchange
Local currency
Thai Baht
Recommended Currency For Exchange
We recommend that you bring your money in GBP or US$.
Where To Exchange
Most major towns and on the islands - your Tour Leader will advise you on arrival.
ATM Availability
ATMs are available in Bangkok but are limited on the islands.
Credit Card Acceptance
Major stores and restaurants.
Travellers Cheques
Can be exchanged at banks and exchange offices throughout the tour although rates may not be as favourable.
Transport, Accommodation & Meals

Transport Information

Car

Accommodation notes

The price of the trip is based on a twin-room at the Novotel Rim-Pae Resort. For single travellers there is a mandatory solo supplement payable to secure your own room for private use. Please note that the accomodation is subject to avaialbility at the time of booking.

Please also note that between 1st May - 31st October 2020 the hotel will be undergoing renovations on two wings of the resort. There should minimal disturbance as noise will be kept to a minimum and concentrated far away from the main building and amenities.


Essential Information

FCO Advice

We strongly recommend that you check your government's travel advisory for up-to-date information and advice about your destination: safety and security, entry requirements, health, local laws and customs. For UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice click here.

For more information from Explore about travel advice, click here
 

Under 18 immigration guidance

Please note that some countries require proof of parental consent when travelling overseas with under 18s. Please check requirements with the relevant embassy or consular office well in advance of travel if this applies to your party.

Price Guarantee

Once your booking has been confirmed we guarantee the price will not increase, whatever the circumstances. Before booking please ensure you have read our important tour pricing information.Booking Conditions

Booking conditions

Before booking your Explore trip, please ensure that you read both our Essential Information and Booking Conditions.

Transfers

Find out more about Trip Transfer Terms and Conditions before you book.

Booking a land only package with Explore

Customers who have chosen to book on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements of our tour, please ensure that you have checked your tour specific ‘Joining Instructions’ prior to booking your own travel arrangements. Your joining instructions can be found below in the dates and prices information. 

You may also be eligible for the Free Explore Transfer.


Joining Tour Abroad

Customers booked on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements will now receive a Free Transfer, provided you arrive and depart on the tour only itinerary start and end dates. The complimentary transfers will be arranged from the Explore designated airport or train station to your trips joining point, and then back from the ending point to the designated airport or train station. Generally the airport or station that Explore have selected will be the one that is closest to the town or city where the trip starts, or the one nearest to the joining point. It will be either an airport or train station but not both.

The exception to this rule is customers who are booked on a tour where the joining and ending point is at the designated airport or train station.  

Free transfers are not available for Self-Guided, Polar, Tailormade or Tours for Churches customers.

If you are not eligible for the Free Transfer then you will need to make your own way through to the joining and ending point. On a majority of our tours Explore will be able to provide a private transfer at an additional cost. Please ask for a quote at the time of booking.  


For more information regarding the Explore Free Transfer click here

Insurance

It is a condition of booking with Explore that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the tour, including all optional activities. Your Insurance Policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country. Please ensure your policy includes medical emergency helicopter evacuation in the event of illness or injury and covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are trekking at altitude please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip. The cost of many of our Polar Voyages will exceed the capped amount covered by standard insurance premiums and you will be required to pay an additional premium to cover the full value of your trip. Please ensure that you are covered for the full amount of your holiday cost, as insufficient cover could invalidate a claim under the policy. Medical and repatriation insurance cover is not mandatory for UK residents who are travelling on trips within the United Kingdom.
Read more information about what travel insurance is required.

Flight information

Explore offers a wide range of flexible flying options to make joining and leaving our trips easy. Read more about them here.


Flight Information

You are able to book this tour on a 'land only' basis or as a ‘flight inclusive’ package. Your flight inclusive package will be fully protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ATOL protection scheme.

  

Booking a flight inclusive package with Explore

We have a good selection of flights not only from London but from many regional airports around the UK allowing us to compare fares between scheduled carriers as well as low cost and charter airlines. Our dedicated flights team will match the best flight options to your arrival and departure airport.

On our website we display a UK flight inclusive package guide price which is generally based on a London departure. To avoid paying supplements or to secure your preferred flight option, we recommend booking as early as possible, especially for peak travel dates.

Thailand

Vaccinations

Nothing compulsory, we recommend protection against malaria, typhoid, tetanus, diphtheria, polio and infectious hepatitis. Although not compulsory, travellers may also wish to immunise themselves against Japanese encephalitis. Consult your travel clinic for latest advice on Dengue, Malaria and Zika Virus. Please take preventative measures to avoid mosquito bites - these include mosquito repellent as well as long trousers and long sleeve shirts to cover up when necessary. Please check the latest requirements with your travel clinic or doctor prior to departure. The above is not an exhaustive list. Further information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found by following the NHS and NaTHNaC links at Explore Travel Health and from your local healthcare provider. Visa and vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed by you before travelling.

Dates, prices and booking

All holidays are subject to availability and prices are subject to change
Fri 1 Nov 2019 - Sat 30 Nov 2019 Your trip can depart anytime between the above dates. A solo traveller supplement applies, contact us for prices.
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£300
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SINGLE ROOM OPTION
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+£155
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Generally the airport or station that Explore have selected will be the one that is closest to the town or city where the trip starts, or the one nearest to the joining point. It will be either an airport or train station but not both. The exception to this rule are customers who are booked on a trip where the joining and/or ending point is the airport or station. In this particular case there will be a specific time provided for when the trip starts and ends. On these particular trips, only one arrival and departure transfer will generally be provided for the whole group. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bangkok
Time and place
09:00 at Hotel Reception
Ending Point
Town
Bangkok Airport
Time
11:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.

Add a flight

We offer a wide range of flexible flight options including convenient regional airports. Book flights with us and your trip will be ATOL protected for your peace of mind. 

ATOL logoATOL Protection
A flight inclusive package will be financially protected under ATOL 2595 held by Explore Worldwide Limited.

 


Sun 1 Dec 2019 - Tue 31 Mar 2020 Your trip can depart anytime between the above dates. A solo traveller supplement applies, contact us for prices.
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£330
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SINGLE ROOM OPTION
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+£185
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Generally the airport or station that Explore have selected will be the one that is closest to the town or city where the trip starts, or the one nearest to the joining point. It will be either an airport or train station but not both. The exception to this rule are customers who are booked on a trip where the joining and/or ending point is the airport or station. In this particular case there will be a specific time provided for when the trip starts and ends. On these particular trips, only one arrival and departure transfer will generally be provided for the whole group. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bangkok
Time and place
09:00 at Hotel Reception
Ending Point
Town
Bangkok Airport
Time
11:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.

Add a flight

We offer a wide range of flexible flight options including convenient regional airports. Book flights with us and your trip will be ATOL protected for your peace of mind. 

ATOL logoATOL Protection
A flight inclusive package will be financially protected under ATOL 2595 held by Explore Worldwide Limited.

 


Wed 1 Apr 2020 - Sat 31 Oct 2020 Your trip can depart anytime between the above dates. A solo traveller supplement applies, contact us for prices.
KS_2020
£290
was Save
SINGLE ROOM OPTION
i
+£145
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Generally the airport or station that Explore have selected will be the one that is closest to the town or city where the trip starts, or the one nearest to the joining point. It will be either an airport or train station but not both. The exception to this rule are customers who are booked on a trip where the joining and/or ending point is the airport or station. In this particular case there will be a specific time provided for when the trip starts and ends. On these particular trips, only one arrival and departure transfer will generally be provided for the whole group. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Bangkok
Time and place
09:00 at Hotel Reception
Ending Point
Town
Bangkok Airport
Time
11:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.

Add a flight

We offer a wide range of flexible flight options including convenient regional airports. Book flights with us and your trip will be ATOL protected for your peace of mind. 

ATOL logoATOL Protection
A flight inclusive package will be financially protected under ATOL 2595 held by Explore Worldwide Limited.

 


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