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dsw39  
#1 Posted : Thursday, June 1, 2017 9:12:29 PM(UTC)
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We willl be flying out of Bangkok at 6:55pm on 12/13/17! I would like to setup a 1/2 day private tour before leaving for the airport. Does anyone know how the transfer works for tis late of a flight?



littlera  
#2 Posted : Friday, June 2, 2017 2:30:59 AM(UTC)
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First, is this at the end of a Gate 1 tour. Are your transfers included due to booking air with them?

Suggest Absolute Bangkok for day tour. If necessary they could take you to airport.
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dsw39  
#3 Posted : Friday, June 2, 2017 5:40:07 PM(UTC)
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I have booked the vacation with air and transfers prepaid! I had hoped to book a private tour during the vacation, but it looks as if all of the days are full. I am not sure when we arrive back in Bangkok on our last day! If they will provide a transfer in the afternoon, I can book a morning tour on the day we fly out


littlera  
#4 Posted : Friday, June 2, 2017 8:30:06 PM(UTC)
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I need to know the name of the tour you are on, then I can advise you exactly.
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dsw39  
#5 Posted : Saturday, June 3, 2017 8:31:10 PM(UTC)
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The tour was with Absolute Bangkok! It was one I picked myself for the two of us. If you had a late transfer in the past, you may know how the transfer worked. I can wait until we arrive and discuss it with the guide. I can pre book the tour and cancel if necessary.

littlera  
#6 Posted : Saturday, June 3, 2017 10:21:25 PM(UTC)
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I meant which Gate1 tour? I know how their transfers work.

Some tours get back to BKK same day as flight home, some arrive day before. That is why I need to know Gate 1 tour name.

Edited by user Saturday, June 3, 2017 10:23:43 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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dsw39  
#7 Posted : Sunday, June 4, 2017 5:35:06 PM(UTC)
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Our tour is Gate 1 13 day Classic Thailand from N.Y.! 12/1/17-12/13/17! Our flight home including transfer is at 6:55PM I was arranging the original tour with Absolute Bangkok, but the timing wasn't working. 1/2 day on the 13th would accomplish the same thing

littlera  
#8 Posted : Sunday, June 4, 2017 6:20:21 PM(UTC)
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Super. Now I understand your tour and its timing, so I think I can help.

Fortunately as you know you leave Thailand on the day after you fly from Chang Mai to BKK. This gives you the possiblility of booking extra tours on the afternoon you return from Chang Mai and the morning of your flight home.

You will have more time for an extra tour on the morning before you head to New York in late afternoon.

I have done your tour (with the addition of River Kwai), and looked up my return flight from Chang Mai to BKK. It left at 10:00 AM and arrived in BKK at 11:20. Your timing might vary slightly, but this is very typically the schedule, and yours may be exactly the same. Our flight was on Bangkok Airways. Your exact schedule will appear on your travel documents. We were back at the hotel at about 12:30 PM.

This would leave only 4 or 5 hours for a tour with Absolute Bangkok that afternoon. You will have much more time the next morning for a tour.

First, your transfers: Gate 1 does transfers very well and are convenient to the travelers individuls flight schedules. They do NOT use the "everybody goes to the airport in time for the earliest flight booked by a guest". Typically, there will be maybe 8 transfers at various times of the day coinciding with the various flights. They usually use mini-buses and/or taxis. Your guide will personally send you on your way at the appointed time. I remember our transfer was by taxi, and only my wife and I was on it.

If your flight is at 6:55 PM, Gate 1 will want to get you to the airprort at about 4:00 PM. It is about 30 minutes from the hotel zone to the airport, so you will leave at about 3:30 PM. Not before 3:00 anyway.

I would book a private Absolute Bangkok tour for that morning. Have them pick you up at your hotel at about 8:00 AM. Fit in everything you want, and have them get you back to your hotel at about 2:00 PM. This will allow you to have lunch at or near the hotel instead of doing a lunch stop during your tour, which wastes time. Check out of the hotel before you go on the tour, and have the hotel store your bags.

That's it! Have a wonderful time. You have opted for a great tour, and Absolute Bangkok does a super job too.

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dsw39  
#9 Posted : Sunday, June 4, 2017 8:22:09 PM(UTC)
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Thanks! I will book the tour with Absolute Bangkok! I already had a quote so it will just be an extension to a later date. The only difference from your post is we return from Ayutthaya via van to Bangkok with the rest of the day 12/12/17 at leisure. Surely we will have enough company with our fellow travelers to come up with things to see that afternoon. Looking forward to our first land tour!

littlera  
#10 Posted : Sunday, June 4, 2017 10:42:11 PM(UTC)
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Didn't realize you had a reverse tour. However, advice is still the same as you will arrive back in BKK about the same time on day before flight home.
Randy and Deanie
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