My wife and I are travelling to Indochina for the first time, we would like to visit Hanoi, Halong bay, Luang Prabang, Siem Riep and Ho Chi Minh. We have been given a package that includes all flights (inc international), accommodation and most tours which equates to roughly $10,000 for 3 weeks not including spending money.
Is this reasonable?
We are expecting to stay in middle class accommodation and really want to 'experience it properly' and get a feel for the culture.
We feel competent and confident enough to book flights and accommodation ourselves and book tours through the hotels when we get there, it is the time and effort that is the issue and having it all booked through one travel agent makes things easier.
We are aware Air Asia does cheap flights throughout Asia, is it as simple as us booking a flight just like Australia and getting a taxi/ tuk tuk to your hotel?
So our question is, is the comfort factor of having a travel agent book costing us considerably more? And are we more likely to run into any hiccups if we book ourselves?
We appreciate your experience and assistance.