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Paradise Island Motorcycling Tour 8D7N Trip

Chanthaburi - Trat, Thailand
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Duration

8 Days 7 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

5 people

Languages

Multilingual

Overview

PATTAYAKOH CHANG ISLAND NATIONAL PARK (1 WEEK)

Koh Chang is a spectacular island, our Motorbike Madness island tour is a highly requested much-loved adventure. Thai Gulf island has so much to offer biking enthusiasts, its sweeping mountainous twists and turns take you from sea level to the highs of the island. Glorious views await you around every corner with an ocean that looks like a thousand stars twinkling beneath you.

RIDER LEVEL: Intermediate to experienced riders (2 years minimum riding experience).
OFF ROAD: Small Amount
DISTANCE: Approx. 800km
YOU WILL NEED: Passport, Riding License, International Riders Permit, Insurance from your home country.

We will need 2 weeks advance notice to book this tour.

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Itinerary

DAY 1 - AIRPORT COLLECTION

Paradise Island Tour
Depending on your circumstances we have a variety of options when it comes to transportation. Whether you’ve just arrived in Thailand and need a pick up from the airport, or are already established in a resort our luxury chauffeur-driven minivans will get you to our base camp in style. If accommodation is required we will be more than happy to organize that for you in a variety of accommodation which suits your budget.

This 1-week island tour is fully inclusive and starts with chauffeur transfers from your hotel to our base camp via our very own luxury minivans. When you arrive at our custom-built fully equipped Motorcycle facility you’ll be giving a tour of our substantial site. Our facility includes a well-run restaurant offering a range of quality western and Thai food including beverages both soft and alcoholic. Our fully fitted changing rooms boast hot showers, clean toilets, and safety lockers for all your possessions. Most impressive of all is our very own training course. We request that all our guests listen to a short but well-informed safety briefing before heading out on the roads. After this, we’ll get you all suited up with high-quality imported safety clothing from the world’s leading brands and pair each ridder with our fleet of high-performance touring bikes. Here we put you through your passes on a variety of terrain at our specially designed onside training course preparing you for the roads and trails ahead.

DAY 2 - THE RIDE TO CHANTHABURI
DAY 2 - THE RIDE TO CHANTHABURI

This 1-week island tour is fully inclusive and starts with chauffeur transfers from your hotel to our base camp via our very own luxury minivans. When you arrive at our custom-built fully equipped Motorcycle facility you’ll be giving a tour of our substantial site. Our facility includes a well-run restaurant offering a range of quality western and Thai food including beverages both soft and alcoholic. Our fully fitted changing rooms boast hot showers, clean toilets, and safety lockers for all your possessions. Most impressive of all is our very own training course. We request that all our guests listen to a short but well-informed safety briefing before heading out on the roads. After this, we’ll get you all suited up with high-quality imported safety clothing from the world’s leading brands and pair each ridder with our fleet of high-performance touring bikes. Here we put you through your passes on a variety of terrain at our specially designed onside training course preparing you for the roads and trails ahead.

Our destination is Chantaburi, the day’s ride ahead will take us through rural Thai villages where life has remained the same for countless years leading us directly to Amphoe Khao Chamao National Park. This fun part of the ride takes us to mountain waterfalls and lush jungle rainforests. It’s an energetic hike to the cool waterfall but well worth it with pools to cool off the morning’s ride.

Lunch is served in a traditional Thai restaurant right in the park offering a variety of local and national favorite dishes.

The second leg of the day’s ride takes us through the heart of Chantaburi town. This traditional historic Thai town has a charming feel with interesting shops selling gems and local craft, quaint cafes, and country-style bar - restaurants.

Our accommodation is beachside in well-maintained beach villas and fine dining serving freshly caught fish. Fully replenished, the evening is your own so relax on the porch with your favorite drinks and soak in the sunset atmosphere.

DAY 3 - KOH CHANG ISLAND
DAY 3 - KOH CHANG ISLAND

This exciting day takes us to the island itself. Setting off at 9:30 fuelled with a beach front breakfast we hit the road once again making our way through Chanthaburi and on to Trat’s ferry port, the stepping stone to Koh Chang. The crossing to the island is short, usually taking between 40 to 50 minutes depending on weather conditions. There are refreshments and snacks available on the ferry to enjoy while we draw closer to the island. Koh Chang translates to Elephant Island due to its unusual humpback shape, you’ll want to get your cameras ready for some spectacular photos of the lush forested mountains.

Kae Bae Beach on the west coast of Koh Chang hosts our accommodation for the night combining stunning pristine white sandy beaches with an island jungle habitat full of tropical plants and wildlife. Four glorious islands can be seen from the beach, one of which, Koh Man Nai, can be walked to at low tide for a little exploration and exercise in the sun.

Once we’re all settled and bags unpacked lunch is waiting for us in a secret cliffside restaurant with mind-blowing unforgettable views of this dream location, then its massage time like only Koh Chang can offer right over warm tropical crystal clear water in a bamboo tiki-style hut at the end of a traditional Asian wooden pier.

Giving you the freedom to discover your own island delights is our goal but we will always be there to offer our top picks for the evening whether it be quiet dining by the ocean lit by the stars and moonlight, or exciting island nightlife with its unique Koh Chang feel.

DAY 4 - WATERFALLS AND JUNGLE TREK
DAY 4 - WATERFALLS AND JUNGLE TREK

Koh Chang is teeming with waterfalls, though not the biggest or most famous in Thailand, they are very beautifully set in island mountain jungles. We will guide you to two of the best Khlong Phlu and Klong Nonsi.

Khlong Phlu’s cascading water seeps from rocks and crevices high above, the cool refreshing water will invigorate you for some jungle trekking, there are many paths leading up the mountain into the jungle. You never know what you’ll find around each twist and turn as you climb higher and higher. Koh Chang is home to 61 tropical bird species of all shapes and colors. Mammals such as the - Stump-tailed macaque - a cute little primate with an inquisitive nature. And the small Indian civet, an Asian mongoose with tiger-like striped fur and a bushy tail are natives of the island to name just a few. Mountain deer are often spotted along the trails along with colorful beetles and insects you will have never seen before. Don’t worry they’re not dangerous.

After lunch Klong Nonsi - the second of our waterfalls - is reached through Dan Mai, a small village on the east coast, the hills are steep on the way so you’ll need to keep your wits about you. These falls aren’t often frequented by tourists due to the demanding roads. We’ll park the bikes and set off on foot for a good trek up a steep mountain to the waterfall itself. Your swim in the mountain water will be a very welcome cool down. Back on our sports tourers, we head to the mountain peaks for Koh Chang’s best views points, with the sun sinking into the sea, golden clouds tint the trees and the true beauty of this ocean wonderland comes apparent.

DAY 5 - BEACH & REST DAY
DAY 5 - BEACH & REST DAY

The bikes are yours and so is the island. We’ve given you a taste of what’s out there. Now it’s your turn to stretch your legs and rev your engines to all corners of the island. Koh Chang’s entire west coast is beach after beach of pristine soft white sand, drenched in Thailand’s gorgeous climate, it’s ocean paradise. Each one having its own special feel from quiet and secluded to busy and fun. On offer are countless tours - mostly by boat to the neighboring islands - giving you unforgettable experiences. Land tours include elephant riding and sightseeing and guided treks in the national parks. But if it’s something really special you’re looking for take a trip to the surrounding islands and see natural beauty untouched by development. These tours provide activities such as diving and snorkling, fishing, and kayaking, and stops at the most heavenly beaches. Diving is outstanding in these waters so if you have your PADI or what to try for the first time it’s highly recommended. The gulf is abundant with life and so are the Koh Chang evenings. There are plenty of bars and lively restaurants all over the island with shows and fire dancing on the beaches.

Whatever you choose to do we will always be available for advice, help with bookings, and solving any problems you might have. Your wish is our command.

DAY 6 - COASTAL ROAD HOME
DAY 6 - COASTAL ROAD HOME

Sadly it’s time to leave our paradise island home and make plans for the return journey to Pattaya. But dry your eyes because fun times are ahead on the inner coastal roads of eastern Thailand.

The lower Eastern Seaboard roads are a magnet of motorcycling enthusiasts across the country with their near-perfect riding conditions. We’ll be stopping frequently along the way to take in the landmarks, shrines, and monuments that line the coast. No straight roads here, corner after corner of winding coast with headland viewpoints go on into the distance, white sandy bays with crystal clear water and offshore islands appear time and time again as we weave our way along.

Closer to home is a quaint fishing village where a well earned break is in order. There is unusual produce native to this area for you to try and plenty of coffee shops to relax and put your feet up.

The route back to our beachfront accommodation takes us to pass the shrine or Somdej Phra Chao Taksin Maharat, the beloved King Taksin holds the highest respect of the Chanthaburi people who have a saying. If you haven't paid your respect to the king, you haven't been to Chanthaburi.

DAY 7 - RIDE BACK TO PATTAYA
DAY 7 - RIDE BACK TO PATTAYA

A two and a half hour ride along the coast brings us back to Pattaya where we’ll make one final stop at one of Pattaya’s most forgotten attractions. silverlake.

This designated area of 480 square resembles the landscape and mountains of southern Thailand’s most famous tourist locations such as Krabi and Phuket. One of Silver Lakes mountains is held in high regard by Thais, the northern side of the mountain has a sheer rocky face, carved into it is a huge golden Buddhist symbol. This attraction is known as Big Buddha Mountain. Thousands of Thais and Westerners alike come to this monument to pay merit to the Lord Buddha. From a riding point of view, the mountain has a fantastic ring road all the way around it perfect for motorbikes. Various spots have viewing points where the entire area can be seen with its lush rolling hills, vineyards, and glistening silvery lakes. This area is under constant development with many restaurants, coffee shops, and buildings giving a feel of Tuscan Italy with pine trees lining the entrance. The smell of olive trees and pine will fill your nose as you enjoy your coffee. Once rested we hit dirty trails exploring the Silver Lake area in search of elusive primates. These little-known shy but inquisitive monkeys live in the Jungle surroundings, we’ll have to leave the beaten track to find them which is a lot of fun and a test for those not used to riding off-road.

Included/Excluded

  • - Airport collection and departure
  • - Safety Rules and Presentation
  • - Motorcycle Hire
  • - Helmets
  • - Fuel during the entire tour
  • - Accommodation for entire tour
  • - Breakfast for entire tour
  • - Lunch for entire tour
  • - All drinks on the rides (excluding alcohol)
  • - 2 Tour Guides
  • - Ferry Tickets
  • - Entrance Fees to numerous national parks and historical sites.
  • - Third party liability insurance
  • - Evening Meals
  • - Alcohol
  • - Personal Expenses
  • - Personal accident insurance
  • - Tips/gratuities

Tour's Location

Chanthaburi - Trat, Thailand

FAQs

Is the list price of your tours fully inclusive, with no extras?
Our tours are fully inclusive of guides, clothing, fuel motorbikes, accommodation (whilst on the tour) set breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Whatever we’ve included in the tour itinerary is completely included in the tour price. Your personal drinking and eating requirements are all you will have to pay for yourself.
What are the details of your cancellation policy, can I get a refund?
There is a 50% booking deposit to be paid initially upon booking. If you need to cancel your tour with us our policy of refund is as follows.
- For cancellations made 3 months before the tour date, a processing / cancellation fee of 25% of the total tour price will be charged. The balance will be refunded or a different date can be rearranged.
- For cancellations made less than 3 months before the start of the tour, a processing / cancellation fee of 50% of the total tour price will be charged. If a reservation has been paid for in full, we will refund the remaining 50% of the total tour cost.
- If for any reason we have to cancel your booking we will give you a full refund.
Can I just come to your tour base and get a tour?
There is a great amount of preparation that goes into our tours so on the spot booking is very difficult. It would be far better to book your tour dates online or by phone. This gives us the necessary information to ensure your tour is the best it can possibly be for your specific needs.
What is the maximum amount of riders per tour?
We can provide tours for a maximum of 5 riders per tour.
I’m on my own, do I have to find another person to book a tour?
Yes, we can tailor-make tours for anyone as required. Just contact us to discuss the details. However single riders can join any of our tours with existing riders, in which case no extra charges are incurred. We encourage group tours for a number of reasons. Most people find the group interaction a much better experience and it helps us to keep our prices keen.
What are your methods of payment?
We support all forms of payment both online and offline. Payments can be made directly to our bank account or via third-party providers such as Paypal.
How are the road rules in Thailand?
We drive on the left in Thailand and the rules of the road tend to be in line with England and Australia for the most part. Of course, there are differences but our guides will make you fully aware of the main points to follow. A driving license is rather easy to obtain in Thailand which means there are many inexperienced drivers in Thailand. It is always advisable to keep a watch out for other road users. There are also many areas where animals frequently walk on the road. We strongly advise staying in close contact with our guides for the safest experience.
Can I make my own day’s itinerary if I want?
Yes, no problem. We will help you with any alternative arrangements you wish to make and made sure you know our destination details at the end of the day. Our full tour itinerary will be made available so the choice is yours to follow or discover a new route.
How much will it cost me if I damage the bike?
Any bike failures need to be reported to our guides as soon as they occur. This way we can prevent any further damages and make sure your bike is in the best condition. You are covered by our third-party insurance whilst riding our bikes, however, any claims do incur a 25,000 baht excess and in the case of the bike being written off by the insurer, there is a 100,000 baht excess charge.
Will I know how far we ride every day?
Yes, all of our tours are fully described in our tours section, it includes the total amount of km we ride on any specific day. Some days are more demanding than others with a maximum of around 250km. We’ve design our longer tours so that those long journeys are spread out throughout the tour. Most of the time we take a relaxing ride with plenty of stops and excursions.
What are the driving licence requirements in Thailand?
When driving or riding in Thailand it is imperative to obtain an (IPD) International Driving Permit which is an official translation of your international driver’s licence. This addition to your International Drivers Licence is required by Thai Law before driving in the country. To get this addition you must contact your Drivers registration office in your home country. Some countries allow the permit to be mailed to your home address while others require that you register in person.

Permits can be obtained through third party online services but we DO NOT advise this as it may not be legal if you get into an accident while riding. By adding this document legally to your existing international licence you ensure that you are diving legally in Thailand.

When riding make sure that you have your IPD with your International driver’s licence and passport at all times.
Where do I put my personal things when on the road?
For our short tours, our base in Pattaya has full changing rooms with lockers for your possessions. On longer tours, there is a surprising amount of storage on each bike compression of pannier bags and top boxes. Whatever your needs are we will find a solution for you.
Can I come to Thailand without travel insurance?
Currently, it is still possible to come to Thailand without travel insurance, however this is becoming stricter. We strongly advise our guests to purchase insurance that covers motorbike tours to at least 650cc engines. Travel insurance is still relatively cheap so it really is worth it.
What are the visa requirements in Thailand?
For most countries, Thailand has a visa on arrival policy. The visa covers a minimum of 30 days. For visitors wanting to stay longer periods of time in the country visas can be obtained from the Thai Embassy in your home country.
Seasonal Changed and Road Conditions?
October to February - For near-perfect riding conditions, we recommend dates between October and February. During this time the weather in Thailand is mostly dry with gorgeous temperatures. Our Northern Thailand tours are particularly suited to these dates.
March to June - March to June are the hottest months in Thailand, It remains mostly dry during these months so road conditions are still very good within most cases all areas accessible to riders. Temperatures can be as high as 40 degrees so make sure you bring suncream.
July to October - July to October are the best months to visit waterfalls. Our Northern and Eastern tours have some of the world’s best falls included in the tour. Riding conditions do get muddy and wet but if you’re looking for a wild adventure and have some good riding skills this could be the best time to take a tour.
What do I need to bring on the tour? What is supplied?
Along with the bikes and guides we kit you out with the very best internationally imported motorbike clothing from the helmet to the boots, you’re completely covered right down to the socks. Lockers are provided for your personal belongings at our base and the bikes all have pannier and top box storage. Just bring your documents, sunnies, shorts, and T-shirts.
How much is motorcycle gear in Thailand?
If you are looking for top quality then buying from your own country is a better option in most cases. A cheaper option is Chinese brands that can be bought in the North of Thailand at good prices. The quality is decent for the price.
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Extras
  • Pillion($ 528)

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