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Proposed Cambodia Tour

Posted by pajero on 15/5/2011 at 02:39

Hi
The following trip to Cambodia has been proposed to us. We are 67 years old and are not back packers i.e. more spoilt.
In addition to Cambodia, we will also be seeing Laos, Yunnan and Burma.
Our main concern is.... will we be seeing different things in Cambodia as compared to Laos, Yunnan and Burma.
Any comments would be welcome.
Cambodia:
Day 1 Bangkok-Phnom Penh by morning flight
Sightseeing Phnom Penh
Day 2 Phnom Penh-Kratie
Day 3 Kratie-Rattanakiri
Day 4 The Tampoum totems
day 5 The Kroeun Territory
Day 6 Rattanakiri-Stung Treng- Kratie
Day 7 Kratie-Khong Island
o/n Khong Island

Laos:
Day 8 Khong-Khone-Khong
Day 9 Khong - Pakse
Day 10 Pakse-Vientiane by flight
Day 11 Vientiane-Luang Prabang by pm flight
Day 12 Luang Prabang
Day 13 Luang Prabang

Yunnan:
Day 14 Kunming
Day 15 Lijiang
Day 16 Lijiang
Day 17 Dali
Day 19 Dali
Day 20 Tengchong
Day 21 Tengchong-Ruli

Myanmar:
Day 22 Ruili-Muse-Lashio
Day 23 Lashio-Pyin Oo Lwin
Day 24 Pyin OO Lwin-Mandalay
Day 25 Mandalay [Amarapura-Ava-Sagaing]
Day 26 Mandalay-Bagan by boat
Day 27 Mandalay-Bagan
Day 28 Bagan
Day 29 Bagan-Heho-Inle Lake
Day 30 Heho-Yangon
Day 31 Yangon-Bangkok

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Posted by Rasheeed on 15/5/2011 at 10:19

You can go Banlung to 4000 islands. No need to go back to kratie.

'sheeed

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Posted by Venture135 on 17/7/2011 at 10:30

Unless you've been before, I think its crazy to visit Cambodia and not go to Siem Reap. I can only say for Cambodia and Laos, but yeah you will see different things in each country. The architecture especially. Scenery wise its pretty similar.

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Posted by pajero on 17/7/2011 at 10:39

Thanks.

Been To Siem Reap before.

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Posted by sayadian on 17/7/2011 at 14:17

Rasheed
'You can go Banlung to 4000 islands. No need to go back to kratie.'

Is that a straight trip or do you mean get a bus to Stung Treng and then another on to Laos?
Things must have moved on up there since i was last in Ban Lung when there was only one bus a day for Stung Treng which left at 6a.m.After failing to get up for it 2 days in a row we finally got out by taxi.

O.P. (I'll call you that because I'm surprised at your nickname; either you speak Spanish and your being extremely self-deprecating or you haven't got a clue what it means :-) )

Days 2 and 3 of your trip is quite a long haul especially if you are going on public transport. Cambodian buses tend to stop pretty frequently and often the buses are crocks so it will be tiring.
I did the same trip stopping at Kratie about 6 weeks ago.

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Posted by pajero on 17/7/2011 at 14:23

The itinerary has evolved and changed since being posted 2 months ago.

Have dropped Cambodia completely.

In Laos, we will use Luang Prabang as a base for 5-6 days of touring.


In Yunnan, we are doing Tiger Leaping Gorge and the Rice Terraces.


Burma is staying pretty much as is.

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Posted by pajero on 17/7/2011 at 14:23

The itinerary has evolved and changed since being posted 2 months ago.

Have dropped Cambodia completely.

In Laos, we will use Luang Prabang as a base for 5-6 days of touring.


In Yunnan, we are doing Tiger Leaping Gorge and the Rice Terraces.


Burma is staying pretty much as is.

#7 pajero has been a member since 6/9/2009. Posts: 15


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