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Big Trip!!

  • candy5

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    Posts: 5

    Hi All,

    Just going over what we have put together so far for our travels through SE Asia, big trip no time frame, budget around 10000-12000 AUS. Need to decide on a arrival and depature dates. I have not put days next to all stops, want to leave it as open as we can. Thinkin maybe giving ourselves 6 months to cover everything at a nice pace and hoping budget lasting will last that long? Any thoughts appreciated..

    Singapore 3-4 Days
    Mersing (Islands of Archipelago) if they are accessible 3-4 days
    Malacca – 2-3 Days
    Kula Lumpur – 2-3 Days
    Genting Highlands? 2 days
    Cameron Highlands – 3-4 Days
    Penang – 3-4 days

    Thailand South
    Krabi, Ko Phi Phi, Phuket, Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan, Kao Tao. 3 weeks seeing these?
    Bangkok – 4-5 Days
    Bangkok to Pattaya - 2 days
    Pattaya to Ko Chang/ Ko Samet – 3-4 Days for each
    Back to Bangkok
    Bangkok to Kanchanburi – 2 days
    Ayuthaya – 2 Days
    Chiang Mai - 2 days
    Thaton - 2 days
    Chang Rai - 2 days

    Chiang Mai to Huay Xai
    Huay Xai to Luang Namtha
    Udomxai to Muang Khua
    Muang Khua to Moung Ngoi & Nong Khiaw
    From either Moung Ngoi or Nong Khiaw onward to Luang Prabang
    LP to Phonsavan
    Phonsavan to Vang Vieng
    VV to Vientiane
    Would like to continue onto South Laos, Thakek, Pakse & Champasak appeal.
    Vientiane to Siem Reap (Fly)
    Siem Reap - 4-5 Days (Angkor Wat etc)
    SR to Battambang - 2-3 days
    Battambang to Phnom Penh - 4 days
    Kratie & Kompong Cham – 4-5 days
    Kampot & Kep – 3-4 days
    Shianoukville – 4-5 Days
    Shianoukville back to Phnom Penh 1-2 days
    PP - Saigon
    Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels / Mekong Delta
    Saigon – Dalat
    Dalat – Nha Trang
    Nha Trang – Hoi An / Danang
    Danang – Hue
    Hue – Hanoi
    Halong Bay tour
    Hanoi – Sapa
    Sapa back to Hanoi to continue our trek to Bejing


    #1 Posted: 13/11/2008 - 10:01

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  • somtam2000

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    Hi Candy,

    Now that's a trip!

    The only point that really jumps out at me is returning to Vientiane to fly to Siem Reap -- given you want to see southern Laos, I'd suggest continuing south and crossing at the overland border into Cambodia and then continuing south via Kratie etc to Phnom Penh, then bus/boat to Siem Reap and pick up your existing trip from there.

    #2 Posted: 14/11/2008 - 03:53

  • candy5

    Joined Travelfish
    28th August, 2008
    Posts: 5

    yeah that makes sense somtam. So if we decide to continue onto South Laos, maybe this would be ok..
    Pakse - 4 Thousand Islands
    Kratie - Kompong Cham
    Kompong Cham - PP
    PP - Siem Reap
    Siem Reap - Battambang
    Battambang - PP
    PP - Kep/Kampot
    Shianoukville - PP onto Saigon?? (is it possible to just go from Shianoukville to Saigon direct?

    So no other suggestions, wow i thought for sure i may not have had it right, this is the first time i have ever travelled!! So all new..i understand everyone is different but how long do you think something like this would take approx?

    #3 Posted: 14/11/2008 - 06:30

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