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FINDING PARADISE IN THAILAND/CAMBODIA

Posted by charlottem92 on 24/5/2014 at 12:01

Hi!

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:

Bangkok
27/6
28/6
29/6
30/6 flight to surat thani with airasia + ferry to ko samui

Ko Samui
1/7
2/7
3/7
4/7 catch the ferry to ko phangan
(anyone any tips on visiting ang thong marine park? any good tour companies?)

Ko Phangan
4/7
5/7 (half moon party -is it any good?)
6/7
7/7 catch ferry to ko tao

Ko Tao
7/7
8/7
9/7
10/7 ferry to chumpon and hop on the bus to bangkok (arrive in bangkok around midnight)

Bangkok
10/7
11/7 fly to chiang mai

Chiang Mai
11/7
12/7
13/7 minibus to pai

Pai
13/7
14/7
15/7

Chiang Mai
16/7 fly to siem reap with airasia (2000 baht!)

Siem Reap
16/7
17/7
18/7
19/7 hop on the boat to phnom penh (or better take the bus?)

Phnom Penh
19/7
20/7
21/7 catch the bus to sihanoukville

Sihanoukville
21/7
22/7
23/7 ferry to koh rong

Koh Rong
23/7
24/7

Kampot/Kep
25/7
26/7 (possible to take a daytrip to kep? or should i go longer?)
27/7

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!

Charlotte.

#1 charlottem92 has been a member since 19/5/2014. Location: Belgium. Posts: 17

Posted by amnicoll on 26/5/2014 at 06:59

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 amnicoll has been a member since 10/1/2005. Location: United Kingdom. Posts: 686


Posted by Turkishpizza on 26/5/2014 at 20:06

A lot of moving around for not much.

#3 Turkishpizza has been a member since 11/5/2014. Posts: 40

Posted by MADMAC on 26/5/2014 at 21:51

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 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957


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