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5 weeks Cambodia and Southern Laos Itinerary June / July

  • Anetian

    Joined Travelfish
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    Location Global Village
    Posts: 3

    Hi!

    We will be travelling to SEA on June 19th with the following in mind:

    June 20th arrival in BKK
    3 nights at BKK Tree House Hotel
    June 23rd Bus to Siem Reap
    June 23rd to 28th - Temples of Angkor
    June 28th to 30th - Battambang
    June 30th to July 2nd - Phnom Penh
    July 2nd Bus to Sihanoukville, stay there for one night
    July 3rd to 7th - Koh Rong or Koh Rong Samloem
    July 7th to 10th - Kep / Kampot
    July 11th / 12th Phnom Penh to Kratie, Stund Treng, Cross the Border to Laos
    July 12th to 23th - Explore Southern Laos, starting with Si Pan Don, then move on depending on how much we like it here and there
    July 23rd Pakse - Ubon Ratchatani, then take the night train to BKK
    July 24th to 26th BKK, Departure back to Europe

    What do you people think about that? We highly appreciate suggestions on lenght of stays and accomodation.

    Detailed questions:
    - Which island do you prefer: Koh Rong or Samloem? Are all the places open during rainy season?
    - Kep or Kampot?
    - Should we spend more time in northwestern Cambodia, less time in Laos?
    - Where is your favourite place in Southern Laos?


    Thank you!

    #1 Posted: 30/5/2013 - 07:17

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  • chinarocks

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    17th June, 2011
    Posts: 684

    "- Kep or Kampot ?"

    Stay in Kampot, rent a motorbike and zip over to Kep for fresh seafood lunch every day and then tour around the area.

    Make sure you get back to Kampot then for riverside beers at sunset.

    I wouldn't recommend staying in Kep as there ain't much to do there and the beaches there are fairly poor.

    For accommodation in Kampot, try the Bodhi Villa - it is execllent.

    "- Should we spend more time in northwestern Cambodia, less time in Laos?"

    From what I can see you've budgeted three weeks in Cambodia as is, that's a good amount of time and I wouldn't increase it. Get into Laos then. I preferred Laos to Cambodia.

    #2 Posted: 30/5/2013 - 08:38

  • caseyprich

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    seconds to chinarocks comments

    #3 Posted: 30/5/2013 - 21:03

  • amnicoll

    Joined Travelfish
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    Location United Kingdom
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    I too agree. What I would suggest is that you do not fix this in stone but extend or shorten a stay depending on your experience. Kratie is a nice place and worth a stop and a look round

    #4 Posted: 31/5/2013 - 05:41

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