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Thailand guide share mid july 2017

My husband and I are planning to cross Thailand 2 up. We're hoping to gather a group to share the cost.

We left our bike in Russia and we want to do Laos and Thailand around early/mid July 2017 . we finish to ride China on the 27th of June . We are looking for more riders to share the cost , so far we have this quote from a company:

service will charge for 8 days
Distance from Nongkai to Padang Besar total about 2,500 kms / for BigBikeTours staff total about 4,200 kms
1. Chiang Mai - Nongkai 460
2. Nongkai - Sukhothai 500
3. Sukhothai - Kanchanaburi 450
4. Elephant Kanchanaburi
5. Kanchnaburi - Chumpon 480
6. Chumpon - Padang Besar 590
7. Padang Besar - Huahin 810
8. Huahin - Chiang Mai 870

9,000 x 8 = 72,000 Guide Fee incl. Motorcycle, Food etc.
Gasoline for guide motorcycle about 12,500
Hotel for tour guide 1,500 x 7=10,500
Registration for the bikes about 1,500 x 2 = 3.000 THB
3rd party Insurance 1,200 x 2 = 2.400 THB

Total about: 10.400 THB (= about 2.800 USD)
(not including your accommodation yet)

We live in Tasmania , Launceston . Please let us know if you are interested jwells@samttours.com
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Guide may have to be in a car/truck

"Rumor" out of those close to the early "rule makers" and agency issuing permits is that the "guide" provided by the tourist agency leading the group must be in a car (maybe pick-up truck), not on a motorcycle.

Like all new government programs, things may be fluid for a while as regulators clarify their rules.

"Guide in a car/truck" reminds me of the 'rtw traveler who "had to do China," booked a tour and ended up following a large transit truck (read that "truck full of dust/dirt/trash") inhaling dust and trash for most of his trip while the guide rode up front in the cab. Motorcycle client said he seldom saw third gear, mostly second and first.
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Looks a great route, but do you legally need a guide for Thailand or is it just personal choice?
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You just need a guide for china. Importing bikes into Thailand became more difficult but its also still possible (but big waste of money) http://reisemotorrad.eu/zaehler.php?...d_einreise.pdf

Thailand, Laos and Cambodia are one of the cheapest countrys to travel in. For a hotel you pay around 5 Dollars per night, Motorbikes can be rent for just 5 Dollars per day as well and meals start from just 1 Dollar per Portion. Wild camping und beautifull countryside is free http://schoene-motorradreisen.de/?re..._hong_son_loop
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Thanks ta-rider.
I have been to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand (not motorbike orientated though).

I do want to go back, this time on a bike, or more likely because of getting there, fly and hire, to take in Laos as well.
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Cheap 5 Dollars per day bikes from Thailand cant be taken across boarders. Just take the bus and the slow boat and rent another bike in Laos and Cambodia for just 4 Dollars per day
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