Hey guys, we are a young couple in our twenties looking to travel SEA in September 13 for 10 weeks. This is our first time travelling and we are new to everthing so every bit of information you have would be very helpful.
We are looking to fly to India from London and stay there for 10 days and then onto Bangkok where we would start are travels round Thailand, Loas, Vietnam and Cambodia. Where would you recommend to look for cheap flights?
Also we have been recommended to do trips such as tribal trekking in Chaing Mai. Is it cheaper to wait and book the trips when you get there or before? What kind of prices did you pay and where did you book your trips?
All replies would be brilliant. Thanks guys.
#1 LauraAndLee1 has been a member since 11/11/2012. Posts: 5
I tend to look at
to see what airlines are doing good deals - then just do some googling - though - tbh - all the big travel agents tend to have similar deals . If you're doing a triangular route (London - delhi - bangkok - London) - just do some ringing around as websites tend not to be very geared up to that.
I've always found tours to be cheaper once you're wherever you're going rather than booking on line in another country. I'd get a decent guidebook (Lonely Planet - good for detail - but bit dull & everyone else has a copy, Rough Guide - more quirky & UK outlook - but not as good detail wise etc) for details of good trips in any area
Biggest tip i'd give is not to try and fit too much in -otherwise you just wont appreciate it and spend all your time travelling! have a great time.
#2 JohnnyM has been a member since 2/9/2012. Posts: 23
- For flight booking in Thailand
http://www.airasia.com/th/en/home.page , for cheap flights.
you can booking tour when you arrive in Chiang Mai ,buy guide books about Thailand.
- Train is cheap way to travel to the north but not fast way to get there you will need overnight but go by train is always have a good experience link for booking here http://www.thairailticket.com/esrt/Default.aspx?language=1
Traveling in Bangkok try to stay near BTS or MRT
- You can check at this Hotel http://www.thecontinenthotel.com/offers.html there is good location for both transportation BTS and MRT and near famous places like Nana and Terminal21 nice the mall on Sukhumvit Rd.
#3 RiniRabbit has been a member since 31/7/2012. Posts: 78
Thanks for the help... just curious was there anything you done or any place you visited that was a must do?
#4 LauraAndLee1 has been a member since 11/11/2012. Posts: 5
no-anyone has his/her own personal tastes.
As this all seems so new to you-and the endless all-the-same Qs about etc are answered in another book-can also borrow an older one from your library-from Rough Gds; First Time Asia (yes, there is also 1st time ATW=around the world).
In about any budget-aimed guidebook are dozens of lists for specific interests and groups-with top10s etc.
BKK has over 3000 hotels-and around a 1000 of them are real low budget-so do not blindly follow advice from some advertsier.
#5 captainbkk has been a member since 16/2/2012. Posts: 472
- In Bangkok , you can take BTS to Saphan Taksin station and catch boat from Sathorn pier to get off at Tha-Chang pier , you can walk from there for 5 mins to visit Wat Phra Kaew and Grand Palace (must dress appropriately no wear short/sandals), There also have another temple like Wat Pho also near King Prajadhipok Museum , Wat Arun can do crossing by boat from Wat Pho (Tha-Tien pier) these please that you must see in Bangkok.
- You can take Taxi or Tuk-Tuk cost 50 - 60 Bath (maybe less) from there to Khao San road (There have cheap accommodation good for backpacks) ,and KS know for nightlife but not like in Nana.
- MBK , Paragon Mall, Siam Square , Central World to Terminal21 is Famous the mall in Bangkok.
- Forget, Aiasiatique at the riverside (Chopaya river) is nice to visit / dinner at night (catch free shuttle boat at Sathorn pier)
- Good Shopping places there are Platinum fashion mall (behind Central Wold) for indoor shopping , Jatujak market (BTS to Mochit station) for outdoor shopping.
- For Chaing Mai September still in Wet season , not sure if there is good time to do tribal trekking, you probably need to check the weather and places before do this trip.
Well it's really many please in Thailand that you can't mis to visit , you probably research what is your interesting to see and do here.
By the way I live in Thailand and I know here very well.
#6 RiniRabbit has been a member since 31/7/2012. Posts: 78
The best (aqnd most economical) way to do this trip is to fly with Jet Airways from London Heathrow. They have fares available that will allow you to stop in Delhi or Mumbai, and then, when you are ready, carry on your journey to Bangkok. The lowest fares are available for September and they are priced at £624 per person inclusive of tax. Let me know if you want any more details.
#7 morroco has been a member since 16/11/2012. Posts: 5
I am also looking to book flights and to Thailand and think that skscanner is a good way of searching for the best price. If anyone has a better option. let me know
#8 emae8507 has been a member since 20/11/2012. Posts: 5
Skyscanner is a great way to check for prices, but as it is a portal site, it does not check availability. If you are leaving from the UK, drop me a message, and I can check availability for the dates you need.
#9 morroco has been a member since 16/11/2012. Posts: 5
have you tried using sites like Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity to check for flights? a good read here: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2385524,00.asp
#10 chopin has been a member since 28/4/2007. Posts: 154