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leaving in a week- looking for feedback on final routing!

Posted by Seba on 7/10/2009 at 00:00

Hey guys, I'm looking for some feedback on my final trip details fro my 2-month SE-Asia adventure...all feedback appreciated!

16-18: Bangkok
19: take early train to Ayutthaya, and spend the night there
20: Lopburi during the day, then take overnight train to Chiang Mai
21-22: Chiang Mai and surroundings (Doi Suthep, rafting, elephants,...)
23-25: 3day/2night trekking to local villages
26: take bus to Chiang Kong, cross border to Huay Xai , check in with Gibbon Experience
27-29: Gibbon experience (3days/2nights)
30-31: slowboat to Luang Prabang

1-3: Luang Prabang
4: early bus to Vang Vieng
5: Vang Vieng
6: Vang Vieng, in the evening bus to Vientiane
7: Vientiane during day, then overnight bus to Pakse
8-11: Pakse (including 3day/2night motorbike trip to Bolaven plateau)
12: early bus to Ban Nakasang, then bus to 4000 Islands
13-15: 4000 islands (Don Khon, Don Deth, …)
16: all day travel to Siem Reap (via Kompong Chan and Kratie)
17-19: Angkor Wat (nights in Siem Reap)
20: Pnomnh Penh
21-23: Mekong Delta trip (Chau Doc, Can Tho, Rach Gia)
24-28: Phu Quoc
29: fly to HCMC
30: HCMC and surroundings (Chu Chi,...)

1: fly back from HCMC to Bangkok
2: fly to Phuket, then Koh Phi Phi
3-6: Koh Phi Phi
7-9: Railey Bay/Krabi
10: bus to Khao Lak
11: daytrip to the Similan Islands. Spend evening again in Khao Lak
12: check in at Khao Sok national park
13-14: Khao Sok national park
14: fly back from Surat Thani to Bangkok
15: fly back to Brussels

#1 Seba has been a member since 28/4/2009. Posts: 54

Posted by Caripito on 7/10/2009 at 00:09

On your overnight train trip to Chang Mai. The bottom bunk is much more comfortable.
I took the night train from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai in 2004. Arrived very rested. It was a great trip.
I will be in Phu Quoc the same days you are.
Thanks, I am using your itinerary to help build mine when I get there about a month or two after your have been there.
I look forward to hearing about your slow boat experience to Luang Prabang.

#2 Caripito has been a member since 6/9/2009. Location: United States. Posts: 31

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Posted by somtam2000 on 7/10/2009 at 07:16 admin

Looks good -- have fun -- and report back on how you went!

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