We will be travelling to SEA on June 19th with the following in mind:
June 20th arrival in BKK
3 nights at BKK Tree House Hotel
June 23rd Bus to Siem Reap
June 23rd to 28th - Temples of Angkor
June 28th to 30th - Battambang
June 30th to July 2nd - Phnom Penh
July 2nd Bus to Sihanoukville, stay there for one night
July 3rd to 7th - Koh Rong or Koh Rong Samloem
July 7th to 10th - Kep / Kampot
July 11th / 12th Phnom Penh to Kratie, Stund Treng, Cross the Border to Laos
July 12th to 23th - Explore Southern Laos, starting with Si Pan Don, then move on depending on how much we like it here and there
July 23rd Pakse - Ubon Ratchatani, then take the night train to BKK
July 24th to 26th BKK, Departure back to Europe
What do you people think about that? We highly appreciate suggestions on lenght of stays and accomodation.
- Which island do you prefer: Koh Rong or Samloem? Are all the places open during rainy season?
- Kep or Kampot?
- Should we spend more time in northwestern Cambodia, less time in Laos?
- Where is your favourite place in Southern Laos?
"- Kep or Kampot ?"
Stay in Kampot, rent a motorbike and zip over to Kep for fresh seafood lunch every day and then tour around the area.
Make sure you get back to Kampot then for riverside beers at sunset.
I wouldn't recommend staying in Kep as there ain't much to do there and the beaches there are fairly poor.
For accommodation in Kampot, try the Bodhi Villa - it is execllent.
"- Should we spend more time in northwestern Cambodia, less time in Laos?"
From what I can see you've budgeted three weeks in Cambodia as is, that's a good amount of time and I wouldn't increase it. Get into Laos then. I preferred Laos to Cambodia.
#2 chinarocks has been a member since 17/6/2011. Posts: 738
I too agree. What I would suggest is that you do not fix this in stone but extend or shorten a stay depending on your experience. Kratie is a nice place and worth a stop and a look round