YOUR BURNING QUESTIONS, ANSWERED
It’s only natural to have some burning questions before you book your once in a lifetime Black Lotus trip. We’ve answered the most commonly asked ones below. As you keep asking, we’ll keep answering.
WHY SHOULD I BOOK WITH BLACK LOTUS?
We believe in ‘honesty in travel’ and promise to offer you unbiased advise based on our personal experiences. Although we produce this website and a glossy brochures, we would prefer to pass on our knowledge first hand. Many companies will dazzle you with tempting offers, however many parts of Asia have a uniqueness about them, and getting up close and personal while making the most of your travel dollar and supporting local people is very important. We use local companies staffed by people with a passion to show you the best of their home countries wherever we can. You can always see our favourite reasons here.
HOW DO WE BOOK WITH BLACK LOTUS?
You can contact us through any of the create me or enquiry buttons. If you fill out the form with your ideal holiday or one of our experiences we’ve prepared then we will get right back to you. You can also call us directly on 0800 SE ASIA.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TRAVEL?
We often get asked about weather and when the best time to travel is. Naturally this depends on what your holiday plans are but our personal suggestion would be to consider how well you handle the tropical heat. If you wish to spend time at a beach, then you may want to avoid the middle of the rainy season so as to maximise your sunshine hours, but even during the rainy season the beaches are still popular and the weather often fantastic. If you live in a cooler climate and/or don’t handle the high heat of Asia very well, then our suggestion would be to avoid April, which is generally the hottest month through many parts of South East Asia. Check our any of our experiences or destinations where we’ve tried to give you the best idea of when to go.
HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED?
A very hard question to answer, naturally the more time you have the more you will see and experience. However, it all depends on your specific interests. We are more than happy to suggest a customised holiday for you based on your interests, time frame and budget.
DO I NEED A VISA?
To get VISA information for your country of origin, please consult with your travel agent, the embassy or consulate of the country you are visiting.
I’VE BEEN TOLD I MAY NEED MALARIA TABLETS?
Naturally your health is something that is very important, however just because a country is known to still have areas where Malaria is present, there may not be any need for concern. We suggest you contact a specialist Travellers Health and Medical specialist as unfortunately many doctors being unfamiliar with specific destinations, can only consult their medical manual.
TRAVELLING SAFE INFORMATION
If you have any travel safety questions, we suggest you refer to the following website set up by our Government www.safetravel.govt.nz
I’VE TAKEN SOME GREAT PHOTOS, HOW CAN I SHARE THEM?
We genuinely love other people’s travel photos. Send them to us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or, if you’re on social media, upload your photo and tag @blacklotustravel and we’ll see it that way. You can also hashtag it and we’d be excited to reshare it!
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