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FINDING PARADISE IN THAILAND/CAMBODIA
19th May, 2014
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:
30/6 flight to surat thani with airasia + ferry to ko samui
4/7 catch the ferry to ko phangan
(anyone any tips on visiting ang thong marine park? any good tour companies?)
5/7 (half moon party -is it any good?)
7/7 catch ferry to ko tao
10/7 ferry to chumpon and hop on the bus to bangkok (arrive in bangkok around midnight)
11/7 fly to chiang mai
13/7 minibus to pai
16/7 fly to siem reap with airasia (2000 baht!)
19/7 hop on the boat to phnom penh (or better take the bus?)
21/7 catch the bus to sihanoukville
23/7 ferry to koh rong
26/7 (possible to take a daytrip to kep? or should i go longer?)
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!
#1 Posted: 24/5/2014 - 12:01
10th January, 2005
Location United Kingdom
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
11th May, 2014
A lot of moving around for not much.
#3 Posted: 26/5/2014 - 20:06
6th June, 2009
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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