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  Backpackers Thailand - About Us
 
About Backpackers:
BackpackersThailand.com is designed 'not just for Backpackers' as we provide accommodations, activities, tours and diving services for every level of traveler!

Lonely Planet states BackpackersThailand.com is 'a must for travelers looking to book high quality tours, diving, liveaboards & jungle safaris'.

Just make a plan of each place where you are going, how long you wish to stay and take a look across our website at the vast range of trips available across Thailand!

 

 
Backpackers Thailand
About Us
 
Our main offices are located on the paradise island of Koh Phangan, but our website is constantly expanding to offer services for other regions of Thailand so keep an eye on our website for regular updates as we expand our business and partnerships throughout Asia!

BackpackersThailand.com is very well established and this website and its associated travel and scuba dive businesses are recommended by all the leading guidebooks and we are working with major travel companies across the world.
 
The Team
Bambi:
The idea for this website came from Bambi, a guy originally from the UK, who is married to Rashi, the Thai owner of Backpackers Information Centre, Crystal Dive Haadrin Office and BackpackersThailand.com. Bambi has a vast travel knowledge of Asia and in particular Thailand (where he now resides). Having travelled extensively through Asia, Scandanavia, Europe, Africa, Middle East, South America, Australasia, North America & Canada he is a very experienced traveler.

Bambi has a degree in Engineering and spent 20 years working in the Telecommunications & IT Industry, where he was employed as a Management & Technical Consultant designing, budgeting and project managing major multi-million pound projects for blue chip companies and governments worldwide.

In between projects he backpacked across many continents and rode his beloved Harley Davidson across Europe where he spent many evenings 'under canvas' camping by a wood fire.

He has had a very colourful life with some amazing stories to tell having been in the Gujurat Indian earthquake in January 2001 which killed 20,000 people when he was working in Ahmedabad and he just missed the first Bali bombing a year later when he was backpacking and socialising each night in the Sari Club but luckily changed his flight ticket!

He was also working in Tehran in Iran when militants were shooting at the British Embassy and he organised an emergency standby flight out of Lagos in Nigeria when one of his team was involved in a carjacking at gunpoint and his sister kidnapped!

Finally, when he worked in Islamabad in Pakistan in 2003 he stayed at the Marriott and just after he left there was an attempted terrorist attack, which finally came to pass September 2008 where a car bomb destroyed the Marriott hotel.

Like a cat with nine lives, he realised the numbers were against him, so, when in 2004, he was lucky enough to meet Rashi he decided to pass on his business and travel experience so that Rashi could set up www.backpackersthailand.com and Backpackers Information Centre in Thailand and give himself the chance to live on a Paradise island where hopefully he could hold onto the last few of those nine lives and pass on all of his backpacking experience to help travelers across Asia.

Having the branch offices of Crystal Dive and Phangan International Dive School (PIDS) Haadrin PADI dive centres and being a certified PADI Divemaster, Bambi has gained a lot of experience diving in Thailand (Koh Tao, Koh Phangan & Andamen Sea) as well as Malaysia (Perithian & Tioman islands), Indonesia (Bali), Australia (Barrier Reef) and South Africa (Sodwana Bay). With a vast knowledge of diving in the Gulf of Thailand choosing the best diving in Thailand has been made easy when booking at BackpackersThailand.com.
Rashi:
Local knowledge of Thailand is provided by Bambi's wife Rashi, who has an honors degree majored in Tourism and was previously co-owner a successful travel business on the neighboring island of Koh Samui for a number of years!

Rashi is a Thai national and has a vast knowledge of Thailand having travelled substantially throughout Thailand and Asia, along with a number trips to Europe. Rashi speaks fluent English and can converse in Japanese and is the Thai owner of Backpackers Information Centre, Haadrin, Crystal Dive Haadrin office and www.backpackersthailand.com.

The Team:
To complete the business is a team of young, enthusiastic and experienced personnel both western and Thai, operating out of our two offices, who have a vast amount of experience in both the accommodations, activities and dive industries.
With a great team of people from our partner businesses Backpackers Information Centre, Phangan Info and our Crystal Dive & Phangan International Dive School (PIDS) PADI Dive Centre's on Koh Phangan supporting the website we can assure you the best in customer service in backpacking and diving knowledge!
 
Recommended
We are recommended by the following Guidebooks:
  • Lonely Planet Thailand Guidebook (worldwide multi-language editions)
  • Lonely Planet Islands & Beaches Guidebook (worldwide multi-language editions)
  • Lonely Planet South East Asia on a shoestring Guidebook (worldwide multi-language editions)
  • Lonely Planet Discover Thailand Guidebook (worldwide multi-language editions)
  • Rough Guide to Thailand Guidebook (worldwide multi-language editions)
  • Rough Guide to Thailand's Beaches & Islands (worldwide multi-language editions)
  • Rough Guide to South East Asia Guidebook (worldwide multi-language editions)
  • Footprint Thailand Guidebook (worldwide multi-language editions)
  • Let's Go Thailand Guidebook (USA)
  • WillmaGuide Thailand Guidebook (Sweden)
  • Petit Fute Thailand Guidebook (France)
  • Fisher's Travel SOS Guidebook
We are also recommended by:
Bangkok Post
Joker Tours (Netherlands & Belgium)
LBW travel (Canada)