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Itinerary advice - Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam

Posted by Tiga74 on 15/4/2013 at 05:06

Hello all, I'm going on a backpacking travel with friends (6 in total) to Southeast Asia (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam) next June. It's our first time in this wonderful region. Our flight arrives Bangkok on the 17th June and departures from Ho Chi Minh on the 3rd July. I would appreciate your suggestions and expertise on a 17 days/16 nights itinerary. We were thinking to visit these cities: Thailand: Bangkok (2 nights) Laos: Vientiane (passing by); Luang Prabang (2 or 3 nighs); Van ...

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best route to take??

Posted by geppetto2012 on 24/5/2013 at 14:23

Hi, me and my girlfriend are visiting family and friends in Australia in November for about a month then we plan to venture off on our own to travel around Asia for 2 - 3 months (depending on money) come the beginning of December. Neither of us have done anything like this before so we're complete utter novices when it comes to this backpacking lark. We're looking for some advice on what route to try and take and what are the must see destinations! We've heard Thailand is one of the most popul ...

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Cambodia/Vietnam/Thailand in 3 weeks

Posted by jonice08 on 16/5/2013 at 04:57

My wife and I are planning a holiday in Cambodia, Vietnam and possibly Thailand in February 2014. This is the third time we are planning a trip to SEA and HOPEFULLY, this time around we will actually manage to travel there!!! We already have a relatively good idea of where to go in Cambodia (4 nights) and Vietnam (9 nights), however since flights to Cambodia or Vietnam are twice as expensive than flying to Thailand, we have now decided to fly in and out of Bangkok, which will also give us an ext ...

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First time travelling SE Asia, whats the best way to get around?

Posted by SEAsianBegin on 21/5/2013 at 00:59

Hi all, I'm spending about a month in SE Asia in August and I'm starting to plan it. My boyfriend and his friend are thinking of joining me for two weeks. Does anyone have any suggestions on an itinerary? We are thinking Thailand and Indonesia right now, although I'm interested in Laos and Vietnam as well. And what is the best way to travel, plane, bus, train etc? I've travelled Europe extensively, and am just wondering if Asia has something similar to RyanAir and Easy Jet. I know the places ar ...

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Help! My 1 month SE Asia itinerary

Posted by nikochoi on 18/4/2013 at 16:14

My boyfriend and I just booked our tickets to SE asia for August 25-Sept 29... and now the planning begins! We are going to be flying into Hanoi and then flying out of Bangkok. Our goal is to do Vietnam/ Angkor Wat/ Thailand. From what I've read, most say don't plan too much as life is more leisurely in this part of the world. However, a part of me wants to see as much as possible, seeing as though I don't know when we will have the chance to go back. We've already decided that we don't ...

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volunteering in southeast asia/thailand?

Posted by hobo on 1/5/2013 at 12:25

hi all currently in the early stages of planning my trip, looking at between 6 - 12 months maybe longer, done a lot of research on various sites about cost, visa etc... hoping to have about enough in savings by end of this year to fund the adventure anyway the only real thing i cant find much info on is volunteering, and i mean genuine volunteering not this £1500 for two weeks touristeering thing, suspect many of them are scams but maybe that's me being suspicious... i don't have any special ...

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Travel Itinerary for South East Asia

Posted by kyleladlol on 21/5/2013 at 08:58

Me and my girlfriend have return tickets from the UK to Hong Kong, 28th June until 17th July, 19 days. The plan is to spend a couple of days in Hong Kong, fly to Singapore and then fly back to Hong Kong from Bangkok. This is the plan itinerary: 1st July Hong Kong -> Singapore via flight 6th July Singapore -> Kuala Lumpur via flight 8th July Kuala Lumpur -> Phuket via flight 11th July Phuket -> Koh Samui via bus 14th July Surat Thani Airport -> Bangkok flight 17th July Ban ...

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Weather Worries

Posted by magnum on 19/5/2013 at 06:29

Hey everyone, Long time lurker, first time poster here. Me and my buddy are going to be leaving the UK in a month's time, June 19th, to head on a 7 month trip round SEA. We've been planning it for about the past 8 months and have been using travel fish as our main resource, so thanks for all the info we've already managed to get! The initial plan up until this week has been to spend June-October in Thailand (North), Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, then October-February doing Thailand (South), Mal ...

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Itinerary for last minute month (June) of solo backpacking in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

Posted by s1136380 on 19/5/2013 at 10:00

Hi there, I have very recently booked a cheap month long trip with return flights to Ho Chi Minh from the 3rd of June to the 2nd of July. My rough plan is to go straight from Saigon over to Cambodia to Sihanokville (any idea if this is a good idea weather wise?), then up to Siem Reap, then Don Dhet (1000 islands), Up to Luang Prabang, then cross the boarder into vietnam and head to Sa Pa, then to Hannoi and back down the coast to Ho Chi Minh (Hopefully seing Ha Long bay, Ho an, Da nang and Nha ...

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Summer Jaunt

Posted by crazylegs on 16/5/2013 at 07:51

Hey all, I was wondering if i could pick some of your brains please? A friend and I have just booked our flights to Bangkok. We arrive on the 21st of July and we fly back just less than a month later. I have spend a month in Thailand previously so after a day or two in Bangkok we are making our way to Hanoi by plane then we are on to Cambodia over land. (and here my questioning starts!) I know two countries (plus Bangkok) is a lot to fit into a month. I have been thinking of flying from Han ...

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Viewed 1,084 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by crazylegs on 17/5/2013 at 06:41

Just got done traveling SE Asia and India for a year. Here's a video I made.

Posted by wkarnes8 on 20/7/2012 at 13:00

I used travelfish as a resource quite a bit in SE Asia. Figured I maybe could give back and hopefully inspire some travels. Feel free to ask where is where. Maybe give some ideas on where to go. ...

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Itinerary Laos/Thailand 31 days March

Posted by topbanana on 6/1/2013 at 13:11

Hi, we are planning a trip to Thailand and Laos in March. It is our third trip to SEA. So far, we have done one 4 week trip from Saigon to Hanoi in 2007 and another 4 week trip (Bangkok - Siem Reap - Battambang - Phnom Penh - Rabbit Island - Phnom Penh - Don Det - Don Kon - Champasak - Pakse - Ubon Ratchathani -Bangkok) in 2010. As we already have been six days in Bangkok the last time, we are not going to spend many days there this time. So far our itinera ...

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Travel Buddies

Posted by ChrisBrennan88 on 12/5/2013 at 11:47

Hi Guys, Two friends and I have been planning an 8 week trip to SE Asia including, Thialand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. I have my flight booked for March 2014, its a long way from now I know, but my friends have since bailed on the plans. I'm thinking about just doing it anyway as I know I'm bound to bump into people along the way but if there is anybody who has been thinking about doing the same thing or is just looking another travel buddie then let me know Also - What do you guys think ab ...

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SE Asia - 5 Week Itinerary

Posted by AWard9 on 7/5/2013 at 07:08

Hi guys, Myself and a friend are travelling SE Asia this July/August for 5 weeks, pretty new to travelling. We're looking for any advice on what to see, how long to spend in each place etc. Currently we're flying in to Ho Chi Minh, flying back from Singapore. Week 1 - Planning on spending more or less a week in South Vietnam area and surroundings t Week 2-3 - Overland through Cambodia. We reckoned 2 weeks to cross Cambodia and see the key sites - is this enough? Week 4-5 - travel to Bangkok an ...

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Public Transport

Posted by amanda091 on 7/5/2013 at 06:57

Hello, I am planning a 4 week trip to Southeast Asia visiting Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore. I have been looking for a few weeks now about the best way to get around from each place i.e. Bus, Train or Plane. At the moment I am leaning more toward flying between each place because it is quicker, but I worry that I will miss out on some of the amazing scenery which I have really enjoyed on past overseas trips plus it is a lot more expensive. There is obviously some ...

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Planning and Route Help

Posted by Samjeans1 on 1/5/2013 at 20:37

Hi! Me and 2 mates are flying to bangkok soon, we have 27 days of travelling time and would love to visit either Laos or Cambodia within that time, we may have enough money for one flight inbetween any of these countries and are trying to get a sense for the best route to take. We would ideally want to visit the south of thailand as well as laos or cambodia. So far i've heard Luang Prabang, Vientiane and vang vieng are 3 areas worth visiting in laos, and then we were thinking would it be poss ...

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Viewed 1,794 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by Samjeans1 on 7/5/2013 at 20:31

6 week SE Asia itinerary

Posted by hrosem on 30/4/2013 at 11:50

Hi I'm traveling to SE Asia on the 3rd September 2013 for 6 weeks and wanted to see what people thought of the itinerary I have in mind. I would particularly appreciate advice from anyone who has traveled to this region in September. Fly to Bangkok Bangkok to Phuket Visit Koh Phi Phi island Phuket to Surat Thani Ferry to Koh Samui Koh Phangnan Koh Tao Ferry to Chumphon Chumphon to Bangkok Across to Siem Reap Boat to Phnom Penh Across to Ho Chi Min City Hoi An Hanoi Visit Halong Bay Flight back ...

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Another itinerary question THAILAND to LAOS. Help please.

Posted by astewart_123 on 6/5/2013 at 02:37

Hi, I have 2 weeks (14 nights) to travel from Bangkok to Chang Mai and then into cross over to Laos finishing in Ho Chi Minh City/Central Vietnam. I have come up with this itinerary. 2 nights Bankok -> (Train to Chang Mai) 3 nights Chang Mai -> (Bus to Luang Prabang , Laos) 3 nights Luang Prabang -> (Bus to Vang Vieng ) 3 nights Vang Vieng -> (Bus to Vientiane ) 3 nights Vientiane -> (Bus to central Vietnam/Fly to HCMC) Does anyone have any suggestions? What do you think if ...

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Virgin Backpacking Trip to Indochina

Posted by lilvagabond on 5/5/2013 at 11:24

Hi everyone, so I'm planning my first ever (pre-college) backpacking trip to Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia). I've got a rough plan: 10 weeks, beginning from HCMC and then up North, crossing the Tay Trang border to Laos, down South and finally entering Cambodia through Trapaeng Kriel.This will take place end December to early March. I'll most probably be going solo, or I would have a friend join be through Vietnam. For someone who likes to explore a country in its entirety, I know 10 weeks ...

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3 Week Itenerary in South East Asia

Posted by giguerj on 6/5/2013 at 01:10

I'm looking to take a 3 week trip to South East Asia in July-August. What I need help with is planning my route. The spots I would like to go are Laos (Luang Prabang, Vientienne), Vietnam (Sapa), Cambodia (Siem Reap). I'm very open to suggestions of different places but my main goals for this trip is to spend a half of the time trekking to a remote village, seeing lots of nature and hitting majot sight seeing spots like Angakor Wat and the other half of the trip to be very laid back, relaxing o ...

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