Car Hire Khao Lak - Compare and Book Online in Minutes
Off to Thailand and need to book a rental car in Khao Lak? Start by comparing the cost across the different rental companies, at the moment Budget is the only national supplier at this location, but the rates come with zero excess and free additional drivers. Plus Budget pride them selves in keeping their fleet less than 18 months so you will be assured a quality car with dual airbags.
The Isuzu MU7 or Fortuner are large MPV 7 seaters , normally with the boot space holding 2 folding seats to make it into a vehicle to seat 7 passengers. Luxury car rental is also available with the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord filling this full size car category. Other quirky options are available with Budget including the slinky Honda Step Wagon that is able to seat 6 in comfort and provides a soft ride.
Smaller economy cars are available and include the the Honda Jazz and Nissan Almeria. All sedans are automatic, manual shift is only available in the 2 door pickup and the Hiace minibus that comes with 12 seats. Extras such as multi lingual GPS which is highly recommended is available to book as an extra during the checkout stage of booking or can be added later should you forget.
The Budget depot is located on Petchakasem Rd road 7/1 Moo 5, they also offer a delivery service free of charge within office hours. Contact Car Hire Thailand to arrange the delivery and collection free of charge. If you a need a self drive car anywhere in Thailand we are here to help, please email or call the support number.
Suggested Trips In and Around Khao Lak
Since the 2004 Tsunami, Khao Lak has greatly changed and is now fast becoming a popular tourist destination complete with modern amenities. Many locals can now speak basic English, and all roads are clearly signposted in both languages. Public transport is available but is irregular, making budget car rental in Khao Lak the preferred means of touring the area.
Khao Lak is not as visited as many other resort towns in Southern Thailand but it is surrounded by a wealth of attractions. Not far away are national parks, typical old Thai towns and untouched, deserted beaches, all of which can easily be discovered by car. It is also the main gateway to the famous Similan Islands.
Khao Sok is situated on the mainland between Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak and Koh Samui, some of the most popular destinations in Southern Thailand. Up close and very personal elephant encounters, along with jungle trekking on foot, and canoeing pristine waters are all possible here.
One of the most interesting areas is beautiful Cheow Larn Lake, located in the heart of the National Park with its floating raft houses and luxury tents … an absolute must-see!
Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park.
The coastal beauty of Khao Lak can be admired from the Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park. It was initially established as a terrestrial park however, in 1995 it was changed to a Marine National Park division due to the inclusion of several marine resources. This 125 sq km National Park offers a diverse collection of sea cliffs, hills, and beaches. Here can be found dome shaped granite mountains from the Cretaceous period, along with a lush tropical evergreen forest.
Khao Lak is surrounded by beautiful mountain and country side. There are numerous waterfalls around, and the best time of the year to visit them is between July and December. That’s when the waterfalls are biggest due to the heavy rain fall this time of year. Most of them are accessible after a short trek through the jungle. Be sure to bring drinking water, closed shoes and insect repellent, and a camera.
Please note … Some waterfalls are popular with Thai families. Thai people are not only very polite, but also conservative, and they do not expose their bodies like the some folks from other parts of the world. They go swimming with full clothes on, T-shirt, shorts and so on. Be respectful of the culture and don’t wear a bikini that is too provocative.
Takua Pa Old Town
The old quarter of Takua Pa in Phangnga is a poignant reminder of a glorious chapter in Thailand’s history. Often overlooked by travellers who pass it off as just too quiet, the old town area of Takua Pa district in Phangnga in fact worth a visit. This quaint area still resonates a glorious chapter from history dating back a few centuries, now, almost forgotten.
Drive Safely whilst in Khao Lak:
0.5 per cent. Breath-tests are common along major routes, with average fines for offenders. Never drink and drive in Thailand as accidents normally involve motorcyclists who seldom come out of accidents unscatthed and a simple holiday could turn into a costly court case or under the counter payments to the family involved by way of compensation. Drive with care an attention to other road users and your stay in Thailand will remain accident free. All the rental companies we use in Thailand , Sixt, Budget and Thai Rent a Car include CDW and theft protection in price of the car rentals. Additional cover may be purchased locally to reduce any excess to zero.