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TIPS ON TRAVEL to THAILAND & KWAI CRUISES

To Our "Valued" Guests!

Welcome to the Kingdom of Thailand and the Kwai River Cruise! We are delighted to share with you the following information on this popular travel destination, and its lesser known but absolutely fabulous inland “safari” cruise!

A few introductory comments

Please bear in mind your participation in traveling to world wide destinations, not only helps the economies of these countries, but more importantly spreads friendship and understanding between our people. Therefore, you act as an "Ambassador" of the United States when visiting these foreign lands. The impression you leave will have an everlasting effect on future relations between foreign countries and your own.

It is therefore important that we advise and prepare you for some of the cultural and social differences you will encounter. These Tour and Travel Tips have been designed to provide useful information and helpful suggestions to ease your adjustment and help you get around any obstacles you may encounter. Your journey will be greatly enhanced if you take the time to prepare for it. Thoroughly acquaint yourself with the information provided herewith - but also talk to others who have been there and study one of the comprehensive guide books available at your library or check the Internet!  The effort you put into planning your trip before you go will make all the difference...Thank you!

GENERAL TRAVEL INFORMATION

Vouchers: If traveling within a group or on any set program vouchers will not be required or issued. If traveling as an individual and /or deviating from the regular itinerary, we may issue vouchers for services paid for. When included, vouchers will be listed on the check-off list sent with your final documents.

Air Tickets: Whenever our company issues tickets, they will be included with your final documents.

In some instances, when tickets are issued directly by the airlines involved, they may be sent to you under separate cover. Please consult your check-off list.

Transfers: If you have purchased your airfare or have prepaid your arrival transfers through us, please look for our Tour Guides holding either your name on a sign, or our yellow triangle Global Tours & Cruises (GTC) sign - Under the “Group Meeting” posts -  located to your right-  after exiting the Customs Area of Bangkok  airport!

If you have purchased land/cruise only and are arranging for your own arrival and departure transportation, the names and addresses of your hotel and the port locations will be listed on the

Contact Sheet enclosed and sent with your final documents.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Before leaving home, please ensure that you have your valid PASSPORT and appropriate VISAS. At the time of printing, US citizens do NOT need a visa for Thailand for stays that do not exceed 30 days. Please make sure your US passport has a validity of at least 6 months beyond your scheduled travel dates and check for visa updates with the U.S. or the appropriate foreign consulates at least 90 days prior to your departure.  If you are a foreign national – please check with each country’s consulate, as rules may be different. Please remember: having proper travel documents are YOUR responsibility!

BAGGAGE: Make a detailed list of everything you pack for the trip, and then leave this list at home. We cannot be responsible for lost baggage, but most airlines will make every effort to recover baggage or make proper compensation if you are able to itemize the suitcase contents. It is also a good idea to tape a piece of paper INSIDE your luggage, which shows your full name, home address and telephone number. The purchase of Travel Insurance is always strongly recommended!

BAGGAGE WEIGHT: Please remember that weight allowances vary and are lower when flying domestic, and intra-continental routes, utilizing smaller aircraft. Check your airline ticket for instructions and pack accordingly – or you may face overweight surcharges!

 

OUR FINAL DOCUMENTS – TRAVEL PORTFOLIOS

FREE ELECTRONIC DELIVERY: Once final payment is received all paper documents including: day by day itinerary, travel tips, airline tickets, contacts and other related  information will be sent to your electronically via email. This service is free, provided we have your email address.

PHYSICAL DELIVERY OF OUR PORTFOLIO OF GIFTS & PAPER DOCUMENTS:

 

If you do not have email OR would prefer to receive paper documents along with our set of useful, travel related items as outlined below, these items will be sent to you approximately 2 weeks prior to your departure via registered or overnight mail. The cost of this service will be listed on your invoice.

1. LUGGAGE TAGS: Will be provided. If you would like your luggage to take the same vacation you do – please use them! Please note: The tags have been designed to allow you to list up to 6 points of travel (hotel to ship, ship to hotel, etc.). DO NOT DISCARD THEM! Simply cross out your previous location and write in your next destination (and room or cabin number if you know it).

This will help our staff and porters deliver your luggage to you in the shortest possible time!

2. SQUARE LUGGAGE STICKERS: If provided, Please stick them visibly on your suitcases when possible - the stickers will allow you, our guides and porters to recognize them quicker and get them to their destination faster!  

3. BADGES: If provided, please wear the badges at all airports, transfer points, hotels, and at any time you are embarking/disembarking the ship. Not only does your badge assist us in providing adequate security on the vessel by identifying you as a group member to our guides, staff and security personnel, it also allows you to get to know your fellow passengers sooner!

NOTE: Since people go by nicknames, our badges come blank. Please print your name the way you would like to be addressed and wear them at least for the first few days.

4. PENS & TRAVEL BAGS: Our unique pens and practical travel bags are not only “good looking” but superbly designed to hold everything from your documents to cameras to water bottles! People love them- and you will too!

5. SURPRISE GIFT: Depending on your travel destination and time of year, we may include a surprise gift, which may be a hat, an umbrella or “cool shades”….who knows, maybe even a winning lotto ticket! (but  you must promise to give us a fair share if you win J)

PASSENGER MIX: Part of our sailing dates are “charter” or “half-charter” dates, which means that those sailing have been completely or semi-exclusively reserved for our North American clientele and most if not all passengers will be English speaking Americans or Canadians.  On all other dates, there is usually an international mix of people from all over the world - France, Germany, and Scandinavia - even local folks! It’s a great way to meet the people of the world and make new and long lasting friends! Whatever the mix, however, English is always the primary language used.

CLOTHING SUGGESTIONS:         The dress code along the KWAI is INFORMAL!

Thailand is HOT & HUMID ALL YEAR ROUND. The Thais recognize 3 seasons; The “Cool” months of November through March (Peak season), the “Hot” months of April & May (Low) and the “Wet” monsoon months of June through September (Shoulder season). Regardless of the time of year, however, you need to pack for tropical climates – light cotton shirts and t-shirts, knee length shorts, one pair of light non-wrinkle trousers and or ankle length skirts (for entrance into Buddhist Temples), light, comfortable and easy to remove walking shoes/sandals/loafers and maybe a windbreaker and/or umbrella for those sudden summer showers.  Tuxedos, formal wear and excessive jewelry is discouraged. The Kwai cruise is a laid back, casual sailing experience, so excessive clothes or luggage will only be a burden. The best suggestion is to pack as if you were going on a beach style vacation.

PHYSICAL DISABILITIES: Please note that the majority of the passenger vessels sailing the various rivers of the world (including those featured in our programs) have limited services for the physically impaired. There are few, if any elevators - steep staircases are the norm. In addition, due to their small size and shallow draft, the ships often anchor at remote undeveloped ports and stops. While this ability enhances the itineraries it also means that most of the shore excursions are done on foot. Therefore, severe walking disabilities may limit the passenger’s overall enjoyment on these programs.

Regretfully, we do not recommend these cruises to severely disabled or wheelchair bound passengers!

GENERAL CRUISE & TRAVEL TIPS

The Kingdom of Thailand, with its 64 million inhabitants, is located in the heart of Southeast Asia. It shares borders with Myanmar (former Burma) to the west and north, Lao P.D.R. to the north and northeast, Cambodia to the east and Malaysia to the south.

While Thailand’s capital Bangkok and its tropical beaches and islands in the south have been popular tourist destinations for decades, the inland waterways of the Kwai Noi River were introduced just recently in 2003 once the technology to build shallow draft ships became available. We are extremely proud to be one of the first river cruise specialists to bring you this unique Thai cruise and tour combo featuring Thailand 3 major cities (Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai) along with the first ever 3 or 6 night “safari” cruises along the Kwai Noi River!

ENTRY FORMALITIES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS AND DUTY FREE: While US Citizens do not need visas and arrival/departure procedures are relatively painless, the Thai Government does prohibit the import of illegal narcotics (including hemp, opium, cocaine, morphine and heroin) and obscene literature, pictures or articles. Smuggling of hard drugs such as heroin may be punishable by death. Import of firearms and ammunition must be registered in advance with the Police Department or local Registration Office. A reasonable amount of clothing for personal use, toiletries, professional instruments, one still camera, one movie camera, five rolls of still camera film and three rolls of 8 or 16 mm movie-camera film are allowed in duty-free. Cigarettes, cigars or smoking tobacco not exceeding 250 grams in weight, or 200 cigarettes, and one liter each of wine or spirits may be brought in free of duty. For large electronic items such as personal computers, a deposit may be required which is refunded when leaving the country with the item.

CAUTION:  Antiques & Art Objects: It is forbidden to take images or fragments of the Buddha or Bodhisattva out of Thailand, except for purpose of worship by Buddhists, in which case a license must be obtained from the Department of Fine Arts. Small Buddhist amulets may be exported without a license provided the item will be used for religious purposes. A license is required to export antiques and art objects, irrespective of whether they are originals or reproductions. Regular souvenirs, however, are fine to take home.

SOUVENIRS: Handicrafts, especially silk and wood carvings, are usually of the highest quality.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Please do not photograph people without asking their permission to do so. Do not take photographs of airports or military bases or installations.

VIDEO CAMERAS: Please remember that foreign countries utilize a different standard (PAL/SECAM) than the United States (NTSC). THEY ARE NOT COMPATIBLE! Remember to bring enough blank tapes and if purchasing videotapes locally, make sure they are marked NTSC! DVDs often bear a different regional code and will not work in the US unless used in computers or multi-system DVD Players.

Note: Most museums, galleries and concert halls either charge a fee for photos or videos

(anywhere from 3 - 7 USD depending on the institution) or may not allow photography at all. 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS (when applicable)

HOTELS: As a major tourist destination, Bangkok abounds with hotels of various levels and quality – most of them better than hotels of same or similar categories elsewhere! On our programs we use either First Class (+4*) or Deluxe 5* properties with buffet breakfast included. Other meals are provided as specified in your tour itineraries. In all cases, our hotels are carefully selected to provide the best combination of location, comfort and value. For actual hotels used on your particular departure, please check the "Hotel & Contact List" included with your final documents.

CRUISE RULES

While sailing along the Kwai River is unique, here are some general sailing rules that apply universally to all river cruises.

General River Rules

1.     Maritime Law - As with a pilot on a plane, the Captain of a ship is the ultimate law. He is responsible for the ultimate safety and comfort of the vessel and its passengers. It is within the Captain's jurisdiction to change the sequence of stops, ports, etc. if necessary due to inclement weather conditions, high or low water levels, dock and lock schedules, technical reasons etc. The Captain has the right to remove unruly passengers, quarantine the ship in case of disease and similar. Therefore, certain changes in schedules may happen, especially with new and pioneering projects like the Kwai. Though we expect to provide sightseeing of all of the major attractions

there is always a possibility that the sequence of touring may be altered to take into account the operating hours at museums, galleries and monuments. Shore excursions may be changed in response to sailing conditions and other factors. Your understanding and cooperation in such instances will be appreciated!

2.     Cultural Differences - Remember that anytime you are traveling abroad, you may be traveling through countries whose political, social and cultural backgrounds may be different from your own. Do not let political differences govern your perspective. Instead, travel with an open mind, and you will satisfy your curiosity about the people, their lands, their history and their culture.

3.  Service - If you receive poor service at any point, try to take it in good humor and solve it directly.

     If you have any serious complaints, take them to your Guide and/or Cruise Director.

4.     Bureaucracy - Expect a little bit of red tape, and try not to be bothered by bureaucratic rituals, which may be different from country to country. 

5.     Do not compare things you see by American standards. Most world wide river vessels are specifically built to overcome limitations of narrow rivers, low lying bridges, high or low water levels and similar. Therefore, although quite comfortable, most are small and practical and should not be compared with huge ocean faring vessels.  Above all, keep your sense of humor and enjoy the cultural legacies, physical geography and rich variety of the people as you sail through unique and different lands!

THE RV “RIVER KWAI

YOUR VESSEL: This new vessel, the first of its kind to be able to navigate the sharp turns, low lying bridges and often changing water levels of the Kwai River, was built in 2003 by the renowned Irrawaddy Flotilla Company of Burma. More of a barge than a ship, she holds a maximum of only 20 passengers accommodated in 10 twin berth cabins on a single deck. Yet, even with her small size, she lacks nothing of the first class creature comforts you may expect from larger river cruisers! A crew of 10 and a superb Cruise Director will take care of your every need!

THE CABINS: Each of the ten outside facing cabins is appointed with rich and rare teakwood throughout. Two lower berths with ample storage space underneath are complemented with sliding double doors, a private bathroom with a separate shower stall, individual remote controlled air conditioning units, slippers and bathrobes.

PUBLIC AREA: Is the top open air Sun Deck! Divided into thirds, the sun deck features ample lounge chairs for sunbathing and relaxing, a neat little removable bar and lounge area and a dining portion set with candlelit tables with room enough for everyone to eat meals in one seating. The Sun Deck is covered by a collapsible awning enabling the ship to pass under low lying bridges – a must “see”.

MEALS:  On board the RV River Kwai, meals are taken at one sitting on the sundeck.  Breakfasts are full self-serve buffets. Lunches can be either buffet or sit down depending on activities. Dinners are romantic candlelit sit down affairs.  Special requests such as vegetarian are available, and the cooks will make an extra effort to prepare special meals for those with restrictive diets. TEA/COFFEE: Complimentary coffee and tea are available from 6:00 am.

WATER: We recommend against drinking tap water in Thailand. Bottled water (1 per person/per day) is provided for drinking, free of charge in hotels and on board. Additional bottles are inexpensive and may be purchased anywhere.

LINEN/TOWELS: Due to limited storage and cleaning facilities on board and in order to conserve water, towels will only be changed daily if they are placed on the floor.

HAIRDRYERS: A hairdryer is available on loan.

ELECTRICITY:  Some hotels in Thailand may feature dual wall plugs – US 110/60 Hz as well as Asian/European style 220 volts 50 Hz AC. However, whenever traveling outside the US it a good idea to bring along the following 2 items (available from your local K-Mart or Target). In order to use any appliance (including shavers, hairdryers, chargers for movie cameras), you should bring:

1)     UNIVERSAL TRANSFORMER to convert from the US 110 Volts to the 220.

2)     UNIVERSAL ADAPTER PLUGS for sockets which are different than at home. Since there are no supplies of converters/ adapters on board we highly recommend you purchase a transformer/ adapter plug set at any convenience or appliance store before you leave.

HEALTH/VACCINATION:  No inoculations are required at this time. All senior staff is trained in First Aid. In case of emergencies, local medical stations are closely located near the river.

SECURITY: Security is generally good compared with many countries abroad.  Nonetheless, it is a wise precaution not to carry valuables such as large sums of cash or your passport outside the ship. When in port, a 24-hour watch is kept on the gangplank controlling access to the ship.

SMOKING: We ask that you do not to smoke in the cabins due to the high fire hazard. Smoking is permitted outside on both the Main and the Upper (Sun) Deck.

EXCURSIONS: When moored, you are welcome to come and go from the ship. The next sailing time will be advised on the Daily Schedule board and passengers are requested to consult this before leaving the ship. Group shore excursions are organized by the Local Guides and you will be accompanied by a member of the ship’s company. Details of these are posted on the board as well. At 15 minutes prior to casting off, the captain will sound the ship’s horn to warn you to return to the ship. We ask all passengers to hand in their keys before leaving the ships for us to track who is on board and who is not.

THE DO’S AND DON’T: All members of the Royal Family are held in the highest reverence in Thailand, and visitors should show similar respect. Negative remarks about the Monarchy may be considered an offence carrying severe punishment in Thailand. When the national anthem is played, at public events or in cinemas, for example, you are expected to stand. The best guide is to check what other people are doing and follow suit. Do not insult the religion in any way! Buddhists make their temples open to us foreigners, permitting the snapping of cameras and invasion of their sacred space. However, they ask that you to take your shoes and socks off and to observe the following

·         Do not point your feet at anyone or in anyone’s direction.

·         In the company of monks and elders never cross your legs.

·         Do not touch people on the head or the upper body.

·      Do not shake hands with monks and nuns as people in general rarely shake hands, rather smile and nod away or press the palms of your hands together and bow slightly.

·         Females should never sit down next to a monk.

·     Shorts and skirts should be at least knee high. Arms may be exposed for both males and females.

In the big cities such as Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Western customs are well known and widely accepted. Upcountry, traditional customs and social behavior may still be in use. Here are a few customs to keep in mind. Thais greet each other with a ‘wai’, a prayer-like, palms-together gesture. Generally, a younger person ‘wais’ an elder or senior person, who will then return the gesture. Even though most Thais are familiar with the Western handshake, a ‘wai’ is always appreciated.

CURRENCY: The Thai monetary unit is the baht which is subdivided into 100 satang. Coins are used in denominations of 25 satang (brass), 50 satang (brass), 1 baht (silver), 5 baht (silver with a copper rim), and 10 baht (brass with a silver margin). Bank note denominations comprise 10 baht (brown), 20 baht (green), 50 baht (blue), 100 baht (red), 500 baht (purple) and 1,000 baht (gray). Both coins and banknotes have Western and Thai numerals on them. Try not to tender 500 or 1,000 baht notes on local buses or when buying a 5 baht bowl of noodles as change probably won’t be available. All banks will change high denomination notes. ABOARD THE RV “KWAI”: Your onboard currency is the US Dollar. All your onboard expenses are billed to your account which has to be settled on the day of disembarkation. You can pay this bill in cash or credit card. (Visa & MasterCard only!)

 

GRATUITIES:

Tipping today has become commonplace in all countries. Salaries for regular folk are minimal compared to the rising costs and inflation in their own countries - let alone if we compare them to western standards.  Consequently, for the majority of the people working in the service industries (hotels, restaurants, travel), tips and gratuities have become a large source of their income. Therefore, your gracious generosity will be appreciated throughout your trip. 

However, unlike in many places in the west including the United States - where tips are either tacked on to your bill or demanded (regardless of the quality of service), tips in the "East" are still left to your discretion!  Therefore, no service - no tip! The choice is still yours. However, since we repeatedly get asked to provide a guideline - here it is:

TIPPING SUGGESTIONS:  Tips should be divided in 2 separate segments:

1)     Individual tips: To staff/personnel on land portions who have earned your gratitude (Cruise & Tour Directors, Local Guides leading local tours, drivers of busses, specific waiters at hotels or other ground personnel that have gone beyond the call of duty to help you). These should be provided directly to each individual service provider.

2)     Pooled tips: For a group of individuals working as a team to service you on a specific portion of a trip (such as crews on ships).

1) INDIVIDUAL TIPPING: While you are in cities or on shore excursions, local guides and drivers will escort the local tours. The so-called standard tip should be $2 or $3  per person for the guide and $1 or $ 2 for the driver. A $2 tip will also be appreciated by porters. A $1 per person/per day should be left at hotels for your maids. For taxi cabs or at restaurants add 10-15% to your final bill amount.

CRUISE/TOUR DIRECTORS are the Travel Experts we employ who pick you up and stay with you from the moment you arrive to the moment you depart. They will be your guiding angels throughout the trip. They will lead you, educate you, entertain you and if need be, scold you – but we are certain you will find their assistance indispensable in providing you with the utmost travel experience possible! Since they are essentially at your disposal 24 hours a day, we recommend an amount of $5 per person/per day

NOTE: On Kwai programs you will have up to 3 separate Tour and Cruise Directors. One will stay with you for the whole duration in Bangkok (usually 3 days). The other is our on board Cruise Manager who will not only act as your on board host but will arrange and personally lead all shore excursions. The last one may stay with you for your post cruise Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai program. Treat them well – we are sure you will find both of them indispensable!

2) POOLED TIPPING (CREWS ON SHIPS): For ship crews we implement a Pool System whereby all the crew members, from the Captain to the "lowly" deck hand share in the gratuities collected from all passengers. The reason for doing this is that during the course of your cruise, you will actually see and meet only about 1/3 of the crew - mainly the waiters, bar staff and maybe your cabin maid. However, there are other crew members you will not see whose good work is equally important to the smooth operation of the cruise - from the engine crew who sweat in the "bowels" of the ship and who keep us afloat, to the staff and crew members who arrange for our busses & excursions, to the catering people who travel to our ports in advance of the ship in order to obtain and provide us with the best available food and beverage supplies... and on and on. Therefore, to ensure equality for all, we ask that one day before you disembark you place your total gratuities for the cruise portion in an envelope and give it to the Head Purser/Cruise Director. Suggested amount:  $10 per person/per day.  

IMPORTANT FINAL NOTE ON TIPS: The above suggestions are given as guidelines ONLY!

You may leave as little or as much as you feel comfortable with. If you endear yourself to any

particular crew member and wish to award them directly - please feel free to do so!

We hope we have been able to address some of the most important questions you may have concerning your trip. If we missed something – please feel free to give us a call! Otherwise – have a WONDERFUL TRIP and be sure to let us know how you liked it, on your return!

EMERGENCY CONTACTS:

For the hotel names and addresses used for your specific departure - please consult the CONTACT SHEET supplied with your final documents. In addition, the following addresses may be useful to you:

Embassy of the United States of America

Consular Services

120/22 Wireless Road

Bangkok 10330, Thailand

PH: (66-2) 205 4000

FAX: (66-2) 254 1171

    SUGGESTED READING BEFORE YOU GO          

·         Title of Book                                                   Author

  • Berlitz Pocket Guide: Bangkok                                   Various
  • Lonely Planet Thai Phrasebook                              Joe Cummings
  • Thailand: A Short History                                          David Wyatt
  • Culture Shock: Thailand                                            Robert and Nanthapa Cooper
  • Traveler’s Tales Thailand                                         James O’ Reilley

A FEW NOTES ON THAI LANGUAGE

The national language of Thailand is Thai but distinctive dialects are spoken in different regions of the country: in the north Tak province to the Burmese border, in northeastern provinces toward the Lao and Cambodian borders and south from Chumphon province toward the Malaysian border. Thai is written in its own alphabetic script which was first introduced during the Sukhothai period some 700 years ago.

Thai is a tonal language. The pitch at which a syllable is pronounced can vary its meaning. Different tones, such as low, rising, and falling, affects not only a word's pronunciation, but also the meaning. Tones cause the complexity of pronunciation in Thai. However, Thai grammar is easy to comprehend because there are no complex verb tenses and noun endings to confuse students of the language.

Pronunciation Guide: In the Thai language there are a few sounds which do not exist in English and can cause some problems. But generally speaking, the considerable bulk of Thai sounds have a reasonably close equivalent in English. There is one more rule to be aware of. You have to remember that every ending sound is omitted in Thai.

Polite phrases: Krab and kha are added to the end of statements and questions to make the speaker's words sound more polite. Male speakers use krab at the end of both statements and questions, while females use ka. In everyday speech, the 'r' in krab is dropped to produce the simplified kab. It is not necessary to use these particles after every sentence in a conversation. These words are also used to answer 'yes' to a question, to show agreement, or simply to acknowledge that you're listening.

SOME PHRASES (already transcribed for you to ease pronunciation):

  • sawut dee (krab/ka)                     Hello
  • sa bai dee mai                              How are you?
  • sa bai dee                                    I'm fine.
  • pai kawn nah                               Goodbye. (Informal)
  • sawut dee (krab/ka)                    Goodbye. (Polite)
  • chohk dii                                      Good luck.

GOOD LUCK! (We never said it would be easy!) J

 

 

PACKING TIPS & SUGGESTIONS

Items You May Wish to Bring Along:

·         Facial tissues, washcloths and shower caps, as they are not supplied on board.

·         Skin cream and other cosmetics for sun protection.

·         Insect repellent.

·         Spare set of eyeglasses for emergencies. If you wear contact lenses, bring a pair of eyeglasses for occasions when contacts are bothersome to wear, such as in strong wind or dust.

·         Medications, which are vital to your health. A letter should accompany these from your doctor (signed and dated), certifying that such medications are vital to your health. Dosage should be indicated. Always pack any personal medications in you carry on luggage, not in your checked baggage.

·         Common remedies such as laxatives, indigestion tablets, aspirin and travel sickness pills

(However, the latter will probably not be needed while in the protected waters of the inland rivers and waterways).

·         Sunglasses.

·         Bring plenty of film, flash bulbs and blank videocassettes.

·         Sewing, cosmetic, shoe shine, first aid kits, and paper towels.

·         Laundry soap packets and flat sink stopper.

·         Diet sweeteners if you do not take sugar.

·         Instant coffee especially if you prefer decaffeinated!

·         Non-dairy cream packets for your coffee (cream not available on all ships)

·         Binoculars (excellent for viewing scenes from the Rivers).

·         Batteries for cameras, shaver etc.

·         Electrical Extension Cord (not available on most ships)

·         Transformer and plug adapters (purchased at K-Mart, Thrifty, appliance stores)

Average annual temperatures (High/ Low in Fahrenheit):

MONTH:       JAN/FEB       MAR/APR     MAY/JUN     JUL/AUG      SEP/OCT       NOV/DEC    

BANGKOK     89/ 71              92/ 78                92/ 80             90/ 78              89/ 77              88/ 74

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE YOUR TRAVEL AGENT OR CONTACT

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Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Tel: (714) 556-8258, Fax: (714) 556-6125,

Email: travel@valuecruises.net              Web: www.valuecruises.net

Updated 10 February, 2012  @ Property of Value World Tours, Inc @ All rights reserved

Information provided herewith was correct at the time printing but is subject to change without notice