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FINDING PARADISE IN THAILAND/CAMBODIA

  • charlottem92

    Joined Travelfish
    19th May, 2014
    Location Belgium
    Posts: 17

    Hi!

    I backpacked around Birma and Thailand for 60 days last summer and I'm so excited to go back to SEA. A couple of days ago I wrote a post on this forum about a potential itinerary for Thailand (return flight back to Europe from Bangkok), Laos and Cambodia. I'm travelling with my best friend (her first time in SEA!) so I'll have to revisit a couple of places in Thailand (not that I mind). After A LOT of research I've come up with this itinerary (and decided to skip Laos) and I'd like some feedback as well as some suggestions (daytrips/attractions/activities). So here it goes:

    Bangkok
    27/6
    28/6
    29/6
    30/6 flight to surat thani with airasia + ferry to ko samui

    Ko Samui
    1/7
    2/7
    3/7
    4/7 catch the ferry to ko phangan
    (anyone any tips on visiting ang thong marine park? any good tour companies?)

    Ko Phangan
    4/7
    5/7 (half moon party -is it any good?)
    6/7
    7/7 catch ferry to ko tao

    Ko Tao
    7/7
    8/7
    9/7
    10/7 ferry to chumpon and hop on the bus to bangkok (arrive in bangkok around midnight)

    Bangkok
    10/7
    11/7 fly to chiang mai

    Chiang Mai
    11/7
    12/7
    13/7 minibus to pai

    Pai
    13/7
    14/7
    15/7

    Chiang Mai
    16/7 fly to siem reap with airasia (2000 baht!)

    Siem Reap
    16/7
    17/7
    18/7
    19/7 hop on the boat to phnom penh (or better take the bus?)

    Phnom Penh
    19/7
    20/7
    21/7 catch the bus to sihanoukville

    Sihanoukville
    21/7
    22/7
    23/7 ferry to koh rong

    Koh Rong
    23/7
    24/7

    Kampot/Kep
    25/7
    26/7 (possible to take a daytrip to kep? or should i go longer?)
    27/7

    take the bus back to Sihanoukville and go back to Phnom Penh/fly back to Bangkok somewhere between 28/7-31/7. From Bangkok take a small trip to Kanchanaburi (Erawan Waterfalls + Elephant World Sanctuary). Fly back home on august 4!

    So, what do you think? Thank you!

    Charlotte.

    #1 Posted: 24/5/2014 - 12:01

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  • amnicoll

    Joined Travelfish
    10th January, 2005
    Location United Kingdom
    Posts: 225
    Total reviews: 6

    a good plan but very rigid in that you loose any flexibilty.

    How can we recommend without any idea of what may be of interest - but I would agree a day trip to Kep is enough

    #2 Posted: 26/5/2014 - 06:59

  • Turkishpizza

    Joined Travelfish
    11th May, 2014
    Posts: 40

    A lot of moving around for not much.

    #3 Posted: 26/5/2014 - 20:06

  • MADMAC

    Joined Travelfish
    6th June, 2009
    Posts: 6218
    Total reviews: 10

    Don't put timelines on things. Go someplace, move on when you feel like it, not on a schedule.

    Get to what you get to.

    This place is about pace of life, not about seeing things. Go slow, relax and just enjoy the mood.

    Blow off the full / half moon party. The general opinion by a lot of people is that it's overblown and carries more risk than it's worth.

    #4 Posted: 26/5/2014 - 21:51

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