It’s getting closer and closer to a booking too, we didn’t want to bog you down with the finer details in the main section of the site so here it is, hope you’re sitting comfortably, by the way, every page/section is printable to make it easier to digest but remember any questions just email me and i’ll get straight back to you.
Now you have selected your Thailand adventure touring holiday, you need to make a booking and make sure we can fulfill your motorcycle tour requirements. The information in the following pages is intended to provide you with a guide to help you book your bike tour & arranging your travel & other documentary requirements. Many airlines fly into Bangkok from Europe, some direct and some with a short stopover. More recently, Qatar Airlines operate flights into Chiang Mai from Doha (which is well connected from Europe.
Here are some links to help you find your flight to Thailand:
Travel House (Uk) Travel insurance and persona l medical/recovery insurance is not included in the tour cost, you must arrange your own and you must bring the insurance documents with you (not copies)
Trailfinders offers these policies – tel 0115 948 7700
Thai basic motor insurance is included, this does not pay for damage to the bike, you the rider are responsible for any bike damage. A £250 Bike excess deposit must be paid in cash before the tour commences, this excess deposit will be paid back in full if there is no damage to the bike. A full British driving licence is required that allows you to ride unlimited cc motorcycles, you should bring with you both parts of your licence.
For driving and riding in Thailand you need an International Driving Permit (IDP)1949, as well as your British license (both parts).
You can get your IDP from many main post offices in person see notes below from The AA website
Applying for an IDP at a Post Office
Personal applications for an IDP can be made at selected Post Office® branches.
You must apply in person (no third-party applications).
You must complete an application form available from the Post Office®, and produce one of the following ORIGINAL valid documents:
Your UK driving licence (if photocard licence then photocard and counterpart)
Your UK pass certificate (certificate of competence to drive, valid for two years from the date of your test), together with your provisional driving licence.
This document must be accompanied by a recent passport-sized photograph (see photograph checklist on the application form ) on photographic paper, signed on the back by you and showing full face against a light background, together with some other acceptable signed proof of identity (eg passport).
There are no other circumstances under which an IDP can be issued at a Post Office®.
Payment to the Post Office® may be made by cash or cheque. If by cheque this should be made payable to “Post Office Ltd” and supported by a cheque guarantee card. Payment cards (credit/charge/debit) are not accepted for these transactions. A 20% deposit will be required with your completed booking forms.
If your booking is a group booking we would prefer 1 combined deposit not 1 deposit for each rider.
1 booking form to be completed per rider.
A further 20% 2nd payment will be required 60 days before the tour start date and the final balance to be received 7 days before the tour start date
Deposits and balances can be paid via:
PayPal (5% charge) you don”t even need a paypal account to do this!! it’s by far the safest, fully insured and guaranteed.
Cheque or bank transfer.