Was looking to steal some of your knowledge
A couple of us are looking to to do a bit of travelling next year around asia/pacific and North America…
Places we’d like to see,
A Few of the places in asia we would like to see are Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Japan…then maybe on to Fiji, New Zealand, Hawaii, LA, Vancouver. Would you be able to get a RTW ticket that stops either in (Thailand/Singapore/Hong Kong) and then use budget airlines from there to the places in asia we want to see then back to a hub and use the RTW to fly on to the next area we want to see? Is this allowed??..lol
Was also thinking of going North America way first as this would allow for serious snowboarding in Vancouver area and then try out Japan
Would be planning to spend most of our time in asia as ive already spent a year travelling Australia so not needing to go there again… what would you think a reasonable budget for say 9 – 12 Months..?
If i were you id speak to a specialist in round the world travel to clarify what deals they can offer you and give you a quote.
In regards to your question about tavel outside of what is offered n the RTW ticket then of course go fo it!, im planning my trip at the end of the year and my ticket will go uk-oz-Nz-singapore-bangkok-uk, however when i reach singapore i will be tavelling off my own accord round malaysia, thailand,laos,vietnam,cambodia before going to bangkok again to fly home. To do this i will be travelling by train as much as possible and may also use cheap internal flights using airasia.
I have sought 3 quotes so far from roundtheworldflights.com travel nation and STA travel. so far Round the worldflights have gven me the best quote
hope that helps
You will be able to fly back to the chosen hub to move on, but of course that is down to you and it won't be included in your RTW ticket cost.
For instance, take the example of an Australian coming to Europe. Their route is Sydney, Cairo, Amsterdam then on to the USA. They could get a budget flight from Schiphol to Manchester and back, then continue on to the USA. The RTW provider wouldn't be interested in other routes. It's just up to you to make sure that your RTW ticket allows you time to do extra unplanned days, before moving on.