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Southeast Asia Itinerary “Sampler Plate”

Southeast Asia Itinerary

South East Asia No. 1

Southeast Asia Itinerary – Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, & Cambodia “Sampler Plate”

Temples, Beaches, Great Walls, Monasteries, Tigers, and Elephants

Five Weeks (January 30th – March 3rd, 2014)

Since most international airlines fly to Bangkok, we decided to book a flight with a connection in Beijing and take advantage of the new 3-day visa on arrival. With our 72 hour clock ticking, we spent our time scaling the great wall, wandering the Forbidden City, and getting lost amid the city’s hútòng (narrow alleyways).

After securing our Myanmar visa in Bangkok, we wasted no time and booked a round-trip ticket to the ancient capital of Mandalay. After a 6 day round-trip minibus journey to the ruins of Bagan, Mount Popa, and the island monasteries of Inle Lake, we headed back to Bangkok.

Southeast Asia Itinerary

Southeast Asia Itinerary

We then took the direct bus to Siem Reap to see Angkor’s magnificent temples, before busing to charming Phnom Penh and on to Vietnam’s bustling Ho Chi Minh City.

Southeast Asia Itinerary

Next, we worked our way north with a stop in delightful Hội An, for atmospheric strolls and relaxing on the beach. Stuffed and bronzed, we moved onward to the antique streets of Hanoi and the awe inspiring Halong Bay.

Southeast Asia Itinerary

We then air-lifted out of Vietnam to laid-back Luang Prabang, Laos’ world-heritage city filled with temples, French colonial buildings, elephants and hill-tribe adventures. We then flew to chic Chiang Mai for temple-spotting, thai food, and tiger encounters, before heading back to Bangkok for our journey home.

Southeast Asia Itinerary

Southeast Asia Itinerary


Southeast Asia Itinerary

Budget = $3,700 / Person (Traveling with Eight People)
Flight - New York to Bangkok + 6 Regional Flights$3700
Bus, Tuk Tuk, Taxi, Moto Rental & Boats$3700
Lodging - Hostels & Hotels$3700
Activities - Entrance Fees, Massages, etc.$3700
Southeast Asia Itinerary Packing List

Documents / Essentials

  • Passport (w/copy in Paper) (w/scan saved online)
  • Dollar Cash Money (3-$100, 5-$20, 5-$10, 10-$5, 20-$1)
  • Driver’s License (w/copy in Paper) (w/scan saved online)
  • Credit Card (Visa or Mastercard) Call to Inform Them
  • Debit Card (Visa or Mastercard) Call to Inform Them
  • Myanmar Visa Application (Filled out Two Copies)
  • Flight Itineraries Printed Out (To Obtain Visas)

Liquids / Toiletries (In Plastic Bags)

  • Sun Screen
  • Tooth Paste
  • Bug Repellant
  • Mouth Wash
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Razor
  • Shaving Cream
  • Q-Tips
  • Nail Clippers
  • Advil
  • Imodium
  • Ciprofloxacin (Need Prescription)
  • Antihistamine Itch Cream
  • Lotion
  • Lip Balm


  • Gummies
  • Pretzels
  • Beef Jerky
  • Granola Bars
  • Chewing Gum


  • 48 Liter Backpack
  • Glasses
  • Sun Glasses
  • Belt
  • Lonely Planet Book
  • Camera w/ Charger
  • Phone w/charger
  • Outlet Converters
  • Head Lamp
  • Hat
  • USB Drives
  • Memory Cards For Camera
  • Day Bag
  • Dry Bag
  • MP3 Player w/ Headphones
  • Ear Plugs
  • Zip Lock Bags
  • Chewing Gum
  • Pen(s)
  • Travel Towel
  • Playing Cards
  • Book to Read


  • (Wear) Sweat Shirt – Give Away on Arrival
  • (Wear) Jeans – Give Away on Arrival
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Sandals
  • Socks (5 Pair)
  • Underwear (12)
  • Khaki Shorts (3)
  • Swim Suit
  • Speedo
  • T-shirts (10)
  • Tank Tops (3)
  • Long-sleeve T (1)
  • Dress Shirts (2)