Southeast Asia forum

Sth East Asia in 8 weeks

  • TonyM

    Joined Travelfish
    22nd May, 2012
    Posts: 31

    Hi everyone,
    I am planning a trip in Sth East Asia, July and August 2013, is that a good time to go, want to avoid the crowds and works for me re work.
    Planning to buy motorbike in Hanoi and wondering if the time I have will be enough to do Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand ending up in Phuket.
    With limited time would you do the top end of Vietnam and jump across to Laos or is it worth checking out the Sth of Vietnam, where would you spend more time, Vietnam or Laos.
    Is buying a motorbike the way to go?

    #1 Posted: 22/5/2012 - 19:24

  • Advertisement


    Joined Travelfish
    6th June, 2009
    Posts: 6522
    Total reviews: 10

    Not enough time and you can't take the motorbike across all the borders you have mentioned. Might want to look at a plan B.

    #2 Posted: 23/5/2012 - 22:17

  • chinarocks

    Joined Travelfish
    17th June, 2011
    Posts: 684

    Certainly not enough time. You are planning on covering a huge amount of ground.

    #3 Posted: 24/5/2012 - 10:34

  • Mike89

    Joined Travelfish
    18th September, 2011
    Posts: 6

    Which borders (or countries) out of those are tricky to get a motorbike into, MADMAC?

    I wouldn't mind doing something similar one day down the track and I always find your posts around here quite informative :)

    #4 Posted: 24/5/2012 - 23:54


    Joined Travelfish
    6th June, 2009
    Posts: 6522
    Total reviews: 10

    Between Laos, Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia you can expect some difficulties. As I understand it, Vietnam to Cambodia is doable. Vietnam and Cambodia to Laos are more problematic. Coming into Thailand with Vietnamese plated motorbike is a no-go. But I suspect all these rules vary from border crossing site to border crossing site and you just can't be sure. Remmember, this is SEA we're talking here, not Europe. Rules are guidlines here, not rules.

    #5 Posted: 25/5/2012 - 04:40

Have questions? Jump to our menu of forum quicklinks

Add your reply

Your reply

Check this box if you want to be notified of replies.

Please be familiar with our user guidelines before you post. Thanks!

Businesses planning on plugging their guesthouse / hotel / karaoke bar should read our "Addition guidelines" very carefully.

You need to be logged in to answer an existing post on the Travelfish forums. Please login via the prompts just above and refresh this screen -- before writing your post -- and you'll be in business.

Possibly related discussions Replies  Views  Latest reply
3 weeks in south east asia ... By raquelmiddl13 on 16 Nov 2013 18 1409 26 Nov 2013
3 Weeks in South East Asia ... By Tumper on 2 Mar 2010 1 6208 2 Mar 2010
South East Asia in 4 weeks? ... By Thailand2012 on 2 Jun 2013 7 3329 23 Sep 2013
Five weeks honeymoon in South East Asia, Is this too much? ... By ondoheer on 20 Sep 2014 25 1590 8 Oct 2014
Advice 4 weeks in South East Asia ... By system243trd on 30 Sep 2013 8 1215 30 Sep 2013
Honeymoon in South East Asia - 3 weeks ... By Polaris1976 on 4 Jun 2013 21 4235 15 Jun 2013
A destination in east/SE Asia for 2-weeks september/october ... By moonsahde777 on 3 Aug 2011 0 4015 3 Aug 2011
South east asia, 6 weeks – Thailand, Laos Cambodia ... By kayjaydesign on 13 Aug 2013 2 1347 14 Aug 2013
First time in South East Asia, itinerary for 3 weeks! Any advice greatly appreciated! ... By Pixa2012 on 14 Jan 2012 7 16608 12 Feb 2012
6-8 weeks in South East Asia - Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand ... By mjbeavis on 13 Sep 2010 7 7938 25 Mar 2013