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budget help for thailand

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1. Posted by packerman (Budding Member 27 posts) 5y

im going to thailand in the 18th of july and will arrive on the 20th
then to chaing mai on the 21st for roughly a week
then to laos for 4 days or so then back to thailand for the full moon august party
then back to bankok to fly to hanoi
make our way south to HMC to fly to bangkok then fly home

thats the plan anyway:p
all our flights are booked and the hotel for the first night in bangkok is paid for

i was thinking of taking 1500 for the 6 weeks which is roughly £35 per day budget

i want to do everything ever on the trip
scuba diving
elephant riding
shooting range
7 course snake meal
get a suit made
ha long bay cruise

and anything else that crops up:D
will this be enough money?
also is it best to bring cash, travellers cheques or bank card?
thanks guys
Packerman

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 5y

That's more than enough. I budget $50. a day, and I live like a king. I use a bank card - traveler's checks are too hard to cash. Do make sure that your PIN is all numeric as some of the Thai ATM keyboards do not have letters. ATM's everywhere, but it is best to use the ones at a bank in case of problems. (be sure to let your bank know about your travels - give them a copy of your itinerary - IMPORTANT!)

Don't miss the waterfalls in Luang Prabang. My favorite places are Hanoi, Sapa and Luang Prabang.

[ Edit: Edited on 19-Jun-2011, at 11:55 by Daawgon ]

3. Posted by packerman (Budding Member 27 posts) 5y

so $50 is more than enough for accom food and activities? is luang prabang close to where the tubing is in laos?

4. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 5y

Vang Vien (Tubing), that is like, between the capital and Luang Prabang, so it's close.

5. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 5y

Quoting packerman

so $50 is more than enough for accom food and activities? is luang prabang close to where the tubing is in laos?

Yes $50 should be adequate. Vang Vieng for the tubing is around 5 hours drive from Luang Prabang.

6. Posted by packerman (Budding Member 27 posts) 5y

awesome, thanks
do you guys know how much it would cost to rent a small boat to go round ha long bay for say 3 days or is that not possible?
i dont mean a yacht a row boat would even do
thanks packerman