Hi every one... Im planning a trip for a friend and I (2 girls in our early 20s) in june 2010 from Vietnam to Thailand over land in 3 weeks...
So far all that is booked is our flights to HCMC, I was hoping to get some feedback on our Itinarary please ... this is the plan so far.
Arrive HCMC late at night
day 1 - Vietnam sight seeing (markets /exploring)
day 2 - Vietnam cu chu tunnels
day 3 - Vietnam -nothing planned or possible travel
day 4 - bus to cambodia probably Phnom Penh (1 night there)
day 5 - bus to sihanoukville (2 nights)
day 6- relaxing at sihanoukville
day 7 - " at beach
day 8 - bus to Siam Reap (over night stay) or Battambang
day 9 - bus to Poipet (thai boarder crossing) train to Bangkok
day10 - bangkok (**Recomendations please** )
day 11 - bangkok
day 12 - bangkok
day13 - train to Surat Thani - ferry to Koh Samui
day 14 - Koh Samui - explore and relax
day 15 - Koh Samui - day trip (4wd up the mountin )
day 16 - ferry/bus/train to Phuket
day 17 - Phuket - explore and shop
day 18 - Phuket - day tour james bond island or Phi Phi
day 19 - Phuket - "
day 20 - fly back to australia
Should we make the trip out to sihanoukville or spend more time in Vietnam and other places in Cambodia, ?
If we do go there which would be best place to go to on day 8 or our stopover befor reaching the Thai borader?
Iv read heaps of posts on here about the boarder crossings and feel that we should be able to do them, we are also not planning on using tourist buses but local ones we want a low key /low expence travel over land to see as much as we can in 3 weeks.
Will this trip be safe for us do you think?
Iv been to Phuket and Koh Samui before (a week at each) and Im not a beach sitting person I would rather be on the move exploring... Iv also done these tours befor and know my friend will love them as I would again... hence why they are on the list... day 19 could possible be reallicated to a differnt location (ie move every thing forward a day to allow more time early in the trip)
Any recomendations on places or things to do at each destination would be great, are we missing somthing that is a must do?
I have also posted this in Cambodia and Vietnam Forums
Thanks in advance