What / Not To Bring

How Much Cash Should I Bring?

Not much! The cost of living in Thailand is fairly low. Most spend between 2,000-5,000b per person per week on…

Not much! The cost of living in Thailand is fairly low. Most spend between 2,000-5,000b per person per week on their sundries bill with us. The difference is whether you choose to drink a) water/soft drinks, b)beer or c) wine/spirits after we stop riding for the day? 

DON'T let your local bank talk you into exchanging your hard-earned there. without doubt the worst rates and making you the biggest mug out there. We'll all have plenty of fun at your expense too! Rofl money-mouth!!

We recommend either bringing Your Home Currency (£, $, etc) & visiting a Bureaux De Change at CNX airport on arrival for pretty decent cash exchange rates. Most of our returning guests obtain the best possible exchange rate (I use a service called "Wise", they beat ALL Other currency movers by a mile, SO Cheap!!), adding their spending money to the final balance payment with us. Feel free to ask them at: https://www.facebook.com/ThaiMcTours

Your use of an ATM (Service-till/Credit card while you're travelling with us will mean you pay a comparatively expensive exchange rate plus most ATMs here charge a nominal fee (usually 250b) and allow you to withdraw up to 20,000 baht daily. We're not so far from civilization that we don't pass by ATMs every single day **Make SURE to notify your card issuer that; YOU WILL BE TRAVELLING TO THAILAND before you leave OR THEY WILL BLOCK SERVICE.**

Travellers Cheques are certainly recommended for any 'Emergency Funds' you might require. Needless to say we don't arrange credit! Many credit card issuers allow you to get cash advances from countless banks branches and ATMs around the globe – and there are plenty in Thailand. Please check with your card issuer before you arrive to verify any service fees or charges and to make sure you know the PIN number associated with each credit card should you need it. We recommend bringing your 25,000 baht "Bike Deposit" fund this way, easily cashed for a nominal fee once you return home, again, check your bank's small-print especially if they claim NO fee, there's always a charge whatever they name it!

What Should I Pack, Just in Case...?

You will be expected to bring your own helmets (open-faced/sunglasses are OK but a drop down visor is recommended) and…

You will be expected to bring your own helmets (open-faced/sunglasses are OK but a drop down visor is recommended) and ventilated summer riding gear/body mesh/armour. Leathers are inadvisable, even the perforated variety, you'll regret it. You may want a wind/waterproof layer under your armour for the cooler mornings in the mountains.

We have a service vehicle for luggage, so there's really no limit to the amount you may bring apart from that set by the airline. We certainly notice the difference between returning guests and those here for the first time; those returning bring less than half the amount of their first visit. So, don't over pack: You want room in your suitcase for the bargains you'll find here!

The above applies to medication too. Anything you might think of bringing "Just in case..." is available here (yes, they even have 'Boots The Chemist' stores, Watsons too), and at half (or less!) the price you pay at home. Plus the formulae are beefed up for this tropical climate where quite frankly; your creams, salves & sprays from home will struggle.

Don't worry, we've got you covered, along with a few local bits and bobs too, everything is taken of, this is where two decades of experience pays off. Afraid I can't say any more because the competition have no respect for copyright, some secrets I'm not prepared to divulge. 

Bluebee

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