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rockclimber616


Oct 11, 2007, 11:22 AM
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I am wanting to take a rip to Thailand and be there for some time. That can get expensive for a college student I was wondering if there is any camping preferably free sites also if there is anything else that I can do to save up on some cash, please let me know. Thanks


klymir


Oct 21, 2007, 11:03 PM
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right on man, wish i knew the answers to your questions as i am going to thailand in about a weeks time and am also trying to make my money last. lets hope we get some answers soon!Smile


caughtinside


Oct 21, 2007, 11:18 PM
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you can camp, but it isn't that pleasant since you're in a sweaty jungle, and bungalows are cheap.

My last trip there, my flight cost $1200 (bought 11 days ahead of time) and I probably spent another $750 on two in country flights and everything else. So, $2000 for a 3 week trip. Not too bad, considering how expensive the plane flight was.

Something you might try is travelling off season. Prices for everything from flights to lodging is cheaper. I was in thailand in august my first trip there and it wasn't that rainy, depite being the rainy season.


getsomeethics


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i have not been there since '96 so i suspect prices have gone up, but the number of places to stay has no doubt doubled along with it. which means competition, which means you can negotiate anything.

i payed for my bungalow a month at a time and got a deal.

thailand is still dirt cheap compared to most beach climbing destinations!! all except for the flight.

and i would also agree that camping in 80+ temps with matching humidity is never fun, nor cooking with a camp stove when food is so cheap and good.

have fun.


thailandgecko


Oct 30, 2007, 3:12 AM
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When you come to Thailand, it's really the flight that's bad. You can find bungalows for $15 a night and pay just a couple bucks for a great meal with a beer. The travel forum at the thaivisa.com website can be useful to find places http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/index.php?s=c27dd0fb0ada40fed867135b66551d6c&showforum=90 For guided climbing trips check out www.geckoextreme.com offering trips to Ko Phi Phi, Krabi, and Phrang Nga Bay. Guides take you out with there own gear, transport you to/from your place of stay. No hassle, cheap price, and you see some of the best climbing Thailand has to offer.


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sorry I've just seen your post. It all depends on what time of year you come? Low season is May till November. Then its High season December till March. Then its Mid-season March till May. The high season prices in Rai Ley are crazy during the high season. If you went to climb in Chiang Mai during the high season then you could get a room for a few hundread baht per night (33 baht to the US$). For more information check out www.simonfoley.com/climbing


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