Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • How do you plan your trips?
  • Please help us learn by participating in a brief survey.
View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Silk Road Tour - China
  2. 2 Vietnam visa debate
  3. 3 Japan Cherry Blossom time 2018
  4. 4 Transfers and hotel Hong Kong
  5. 5 Vietnam visa
  6. 6 Please help me to start planning a trip to Bhutan
  7. 7 Bye bye SE Asia
  8. 8 Thailand/Cambodia/Vietnam 3 weeks itinerary and visa help
  9. 9 Trip Report Googling to going...to Gujarat!
  10. 10 Purchasing Kamagawa Odori tickets?
  11. 11 Japan - 2 itineraries (7days)
  12. 12 India Tour Companies
  13. 13 Train to Sapa from Hanoi
  14. 14 Laos planning.
  15. 15 Japan rough itinerary
  16. 16 Pocket Wi-Fi Speeds (187.5 Mbps v. 75 Mbps)?
  17. 17 Hotel Claska vs. Prince Sakura Tower
  18. 18 sri lanka two places, two hotels
  19. 19 Can buy a JR Pass in Japan
  20. 20 Last Minute Bali Honeymoon
  21. 21 One night in Osaka
  22. 22 14 days Japan itinerary. First timers.
  23. 23 Japan - costs
  24. 24 Japan for Foodies
  25. 25 Planning Honeymoon to Thailand
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip plans to SE Asia for 2014 coming together! Int'l flights purchased!

Jump to last reply

So our next trip is seriously in the works!

We will be going to Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai/Mae Salong), Laos (Luang Prabang) and end in Cambodia (Siem Reap). Reservations are almost done!

Flight is open jaw on Korean Air. We fly JFK-Bangkok, returning Siem Reap-JFK.
Hotels are mostly reserved:

-Bangkok (4 nghts) Centre Point Silom (used AA miles for this)
-Chiang Mai (4 nights) - Baan Orapin
-Chiang Rai (2 nights) - Baan Malai (a new, small guest house in town- basic, but convenient to town activities, which is important to me as we'll be there for a brief time)
-Mae Salong (1 night) - Little Home guest house (too early to reserve for January -- I actually called last night and was told to call back in October!)
-Chiang Khong- 1 night - Teak garden hotel
-Nagi of Mekong boat cruise/stopover in Pak Beng
-Luang Prabang (3 nights) Apsara
-Siem Reap - (4 nights) Golden Temple Hotel

I have booked the guide, Jermsak, for 3 days in Chiang Rai! Details to be worked out later, but I'm very excited to have him to explore this area. I've read a lot about him, and how he really made the touring wonderful.

I'll buy the internal flights shortly (Bangkok-Chiang Mai, Luang Prabang-Siem Reap) but won't be eligible for the discovery pass as these will be the only internal flights I have.

Now I can plan the "trimmings", ie, decide whether to get a guide/driver in Bangkok & Chiang Mai; decide which elephant camp in CM to visit; etc, but these things I can take my time with.

Now I have to get back to the rest of my life, especially as I'm entering a busy work period. I'm glad to get the foundation of the trip taken care of! Now I'm really getting excited about the trip!

Paule

41 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement