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  • Trip introduction

    This value-for-money package gives you a chance to explore Phuket - on a budget.

    On this package, you'll do all this:

    Stay in a cool backpacker hostel in bustling Patong, the most exciting area of Phuket

    Spend a day exploring Phi Phi islands, zipping through the seascape in a speedboat, and snorkelling at some of the prettiest locations in Thailand

    Choose from optional activities of scuba diving at Kata beach, or try out your first surfing lesson at Surf House Phuket

    Go sightseeing to the most beautiful scenic spots of Phuket

    Visit the stunning Nui beach for Instagram-worthy photos

    Visit the colourful boho Chillva Night market for a shop-till-you-drop experience

    Get all this for a backpacker-worthy price that's easy on your pocket

    Destination

    Phuket is one of the most popular islands of Thailand, and is known for its scenic beauty. It is surrounded by over 40 small islands with white sand beaches and a clear blue-green ocean that is great for scuba diving or snorkelling. The hilly island has a number of spectacular viewpoints overlooking the long coastline and the vast ocean around. And if you're looking for underwater beauty, Phuket has stunning coral reefs with vibrant sea life and lots to see.

    You'll be staying in a backpacker hostel in Patong, with shared dorm rooms and common washrooms. You'll get a bunk bed and a locker, and will can spend your free time in the plunge pool on the roof of the hostel. For meals, you can step out and enjoy Thai street food that is cheap, clean, and delicious!

    Destination highlights

    Snap up a great deal on this 5-day Phuket package! | Stay in a backpacker hostel for four nights and meet other world travellers | Go snorkelling at Phi Phi islands with a speedboat tour of other islands | Choose an optional add-on for scuba diving or surf lessons at Kata Beach | Shop at Chillva Night Market and enjoy the boho, flea market vibe | Head out on a sightseeing trip to see the most beautiful spots of Phuket - the Big Buddha, Karon Viewpoint, Nui Beach, Black Rock, and Cape Promthep

    Activity Details

    Snork

    1: 20

    On Location

    14-28

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Phuket backpacking trip: Check in, night market

    You'll be picked up at the airport at 9:30 am, and transferred to the hostel. It will take about 1 hour to get to the hostel, and after that, the day is yours to enjoy. Go out and explore Patong's shops, beach, and cafe, or chill in the hostel. By 4 pm, it's time to leave for Chillva Night Market. You'll love the laidback vibes and funky shops here. See live music, eat some Thai streetfood, and enjoy your first evening in Phuket. Return transfers to the hostel at night.

    Overnight in hostel in Patong.

    You'll be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle today and taken to your hostel in Patong. The hostel has sharing dorms for travellers, with each traveller getting a locker and a bunk bed with reading light and all bedding. The hostel has shared washrooms with hot showers, a lounge area, a plunge pool, and a kitchen for those who want to bring in and cook their own food. No meals are included today, but transfers to Chillva Night Market as per itinerary are included.'

    Day 1 Milestone

    Phuket International Airport

    Phuket

    05:30 AM

    Food

    No meals provided today

    Veg|Non-veg
    Day 2 of the Phuket trip: Sightseeing in Phuket
    Day 3 of the Phuket trip: Optional scuba or surf at Kata Beach
    Day 4 of the Phuket trip: Phi Phi island snorkelling
    Day 5 of the Phuket trip: Check out
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 30 days or more before start date of the Phuket trip: 95% refund will be given.

    For cancellations made 15-29 days before start date of the Phuket trip: 50% refund will be given.

    For cancellations made 8-14 days before start date of the Phuket trip: 15% refund will be given.

    For cancellations made 1-7 days before start date of the Phuket trip: No refund will be given.

    No show: No refund.

    No refunds will be given for any unused services or inclusions.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Anyone missing the scheduled transfers will have to arrange their own transport at their own cost.

    All activities require that you are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you are found to be under the influence of the same, you can be prevented from undertaking the activity. No refund will be provided for the same. The guide/operator's decision will be final.

    If you misbehave with other participants, other tourists, other guests at the hostel, in vehicles and/or during the activities, the operator/guide reserves the right to terminate your trip with no refund/compensation.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Please be aware that the hostel accommodation may be in mixed gender or single gender dorms, depending on availability.

    The schedules for pick-ups and drop-offs are fixed, for activities and for airport transfers. Please confirm the timings with us before booking your flights. Transfers needed before and after those timings will not be borne by the operator and clients will have to pay extra for the same.

    No refunds/reductions will be given for unused facilities, inclusions or activities, for any reason.

    This package does not include late check-out or early check-in to the hostel. If you wish to do so, you may arrange it at your own cost.

    The trip cost has been calculated at the current rates of taxes and international payment transfer fee, and the cost may change as per the changes in the tax structure. Travellers will bear the additional cost incurred due to any increase or hike.

    Any additional costs incurred due to a change in itinerary because of weather, political unrest, force majeure, medical/other emergencies could result in extra costs to clients. This will not be borne by The Great Next or by any operator.

    All water activities, including speedboat operation and timings, depend on the weather and tide conditions. No refunds will be provided in case of changes or cancellations to these.

    If you break local laws, you will be responsible for all legal proceedings and related costs, including local travel, stay, meals, flight changes/cancellations. Guides will not be able to support you for the same and extend their stay or modify their itinerary.

    Phuket, as in all large cities and tourist areas, has its share of scams. You can do online searches for the same. We expect you to use your discretion when transacting with local touts offering you "deals", show tickets, bar tickets, "free" drinks, "cheap" rides/vehicles/bikes, etc. In addition, stay away from anything related to drugs and prostitution as you would in any city. The operator and The Great Next would not be responsible for any legal/financial/insurance related liabilities you incur due to this.

    Insurance: We strongly suggest that you purchase travel insurance that covers your travel, medical and accidents during your holiday. You can purchase a policy of your choice in India. In the rare event that you were to fall ill or have an accident or face travel issues, your insurance policy would cover some/all of the costs related to your emergency.

    Please let The Great Next and your operator know any illnesses you might face, especially if you have blood pressure, heart problems, breathing problems, asthma, vertigo, diabetes, etc. These health problems could be an issue with some of the activities we will be undertaking.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Airport transfers to and from the hostel in air-conditioned vehicles (pick-up on 5th Feb 2020 at 09:30 a.m only; drop-off on 9th Feb 2020 at 05:00 a.m AND 08:30 a.m only )

    • Four nights in a hostel in dorms with a bunk bed and locker for each guest
    • Hostel facilities: Shared washrooms with hot showers, plunge pool, lounge area, kitchen area
    • All transfers to and from included activities as per itinerary at scheduled times
    • Entry to Chillva night market
    • Sightseeing around Phuket: Big Buddha, Karon viewpoint, Nui Beach, Black Rock viewpoint, Windmill Lookout, Cape Promthep, Nai Harn beach
    • Phi Phi island tour in speedboat: Includes snorkelling gear, life jackets, island hopping, buffet veg/non-veg lunch at sea-view restaurant, tea/coffee/soft drinks/water on speedboat
    • All tips to staff, operators, drivers as per activities
    • Parking, entry, permits as per itinerary
    • All international payment transfer fees
    • All taxes

    Excludes

    • Flights to and from Thailand

    • Any costs for visa to Thailand (free visa for Indians till April 2020)
    • Any meals/snacks/beverages in Phuket, except lunch on Phi Phi island tour day
    • Add-on scuba diving at Kata beach: INR 4800 for single dive. Includes all scuba gear, instructor, taxes, etc
    • Add-on surf lesson at SurfHouse Phuket: INR 3500 for 1 hour lesson and lunch
    • Add-on both scuba and surf for INR 8000
    • Any activity not mentioned in inclusions
    • Transfers or vehicle use for activities not in inclusions
    • Any additional cost if traveller misses the scheduled vehicle for transfers to activities
    • Any costs for personal expenses like room service, massages/beauty treatments, mini-bar, tips, shopping, extra meals or activities, etc
    • Any increase in price due to change in currency exchange rate

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Light, long-sleeved tops for days out in the sun
    • Swimsuit
    • Slippers, sandals, or flipflops
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Valuable devices (at your own risk

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Airport transfers in a shared, air-conditioned vehicle at fixed timings
    • All equipment for adventure activities

    You need to get

    • Backpack for all luggage
    • Small day bag for daily requirements during outings
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Sun cap or scarf
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen (water-proof)
    • Swimwear
    • Clothing for tropical weather
    • Mosquito repellent
    • ID and passport
    • Toiletries
    • Chargers, batteries, etc for personal devices
    • Any personal or prescribed medication

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit for this trip.