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1. Posted by Uppo_88 (Budding Member 9 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Hi All!

I am going to be travelling a small part of India finishing up in New Delhi. My plan next is to Visit Vietnam, Cambodia then on to Thailand and the Islands visiting Koh Samui, Phuket, Krabi, Phi Phi and May Bay, any suggestions which is the cheapest way to see all these please? :)

2. Posted by Andrew Mack (Full Member 122 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

The cheapest way is public/local transport, but it's not always convenient and usually a very time consuming way to travel. Saying that Phi Phi is a tourist attraction with access by tour boats only (as far as I'm aware).
I'd suggest you grab a travellers guide book like rough guide or lonely planet, but remember they're guides not gospel!), look at seat61 website and check an air ticket search engine like skyscanners (it can be the best alternative even when they aren't doing deals).
Also if you're intending to stay at hostels, you will probably meet others that are travelling to the same places/in a similar direction/have travelled to those locations, and can give you up to date info.

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Feb-2018, at 14:10 by Andrew Mack ]

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1949 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Transportation depends on where you are heading for and the time available. Also your budget! In Cambodia I have used a boat to get to Siem Reap (Angkor Wat area) from Phnom Penh. But I chose a cheap flight to get back Phnom Penh and from there to Bangkok to save time.

If you do choose a bus research how long it takes to get between where you are and where you want to end up. Some of the discount airlines have some good prices and save you many hours on a bus. Warning - when using a bus keep passport, money, electronics and anything important with you on your body or within sight. Don't put valuables in a check in bag when using buses. Have padlocks with you and bags or whatever you can lock.

You have only beach areas in Thailand, some beach areas are not that cheap if on a tight budget. Phuket can be the most expensive city in Thailand. Part of the reason for Phuket being expensive is the cost of local transportation. Not on your list is Bangkok. Bangkok has cheap city transportation. (All of Thailand has summertime type weather not just a beach.)

Safeguard your passport. Keep it dry - keep it safe from rain and sweat. Lose it or damage it a replacement is a real pain in the arse to get!

Each country you enter has their own particular visa requirements. Take the time to research what is required. Sometimes passport photos, sometimes money to pay. (Thailand for instance, a booked flight out of the country if entering on the free 30 day Visa Exemption stamp you get in the passport might be needed.)

You need to work up a budget and see how much per day you have for living expenses. How much for hotel, hostel or guest house each night. How much for food and local travel AFTER paying for any long distance flights.

You might want to check out the weather available for the months you travel too. Also do not rely on a single debit card for all of your spending money. Lose a single card you will have a heck of a time getting spending money. So have back up sources of spending money even credit cards in case you have to get hospital care or pay other unplanned expenses. If traveling with big pile of cash be careful of the friends you meet on the road. Don't hang around with dopers or you can be rounded up along with them. Asian jails suck big time!

Good luck.

4. Posted by Stellajones (Budding Member 4 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

You can choose the best travel agent which is plan your trip. Also, give some tour packages at an reasonable price.

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