Starting in 2003 Herbert made the first organised and guided Border Bounces from Koh Samui, offering guided trips to the Malaysian Border to renew Visa stamps.
After changes have been made to the Thai immigration law in 2006, Herbert started to look for a place to make legal Visa's for Thailand. On this search he found the Thai consulate in Kota Bharu instead of the Penang one and in December 2006 he started to operate a weekly service for all the foreigners who want to stay legal in the Kingdom of Thailand.
His first trip's no one knew where they go since they had to travel in an area which still is accounted for a non-visiting area, (District Pattani, Narathiwat, Songkhla).
Starting with the trip on 16th of July our visa tour to Kota Bharu in Malaysia will follow a changed schedule:
We take the 2 pm Seatran ferry from Koh Samui to Donsak on the mainland where we have a transport waiting for you at the pier to bring you to the HD BURGER in Donsak.
We depart sharply at 5 pm from there and arrive approximately at 11 pm at the Hotel Imperial in Narathiwat.
The departure from the hotel on the next day is 9 am. We cross the border and arrive at 11.45am (Malaysian time) at the consulate. After presenting the documents, we continue to the Tune Hotel in Kota Bharu where we stay until the next morning.
Breakfast starts at 8 am at the Star Cafe across the street from the Tune Hotel, and departure from there is around 9.15am. After crossing the border and travelling back, we will arrive around 5 pm at the pier in Donsak.
Price per Person without Visa:
single room THB 6.180
double room THB 5.680
Included in the price are:
- 2 nights in Hotel room
- 2 breakfast
- 3 burger meals
- transport from Donsak to Donsak, (mini bus, long tail boat taxi)
- insurance from Donsak to Donsak
These changes were due to the increasing controls by the government, roadblocks in the south and slower speeds for our busses. We also believe travelling at a slower pace with more extra time for all eventualities, not driving through the night to make border crossing opening time and one more night in a hotel will make the trip more bearable for everyone (including our drivers).