5 Weeks (Min)
Duration
Cambodia, Laos, Thailand
Location

Looking for the best way to travel around South East Asia? Well Stray Asia is the perfect way to discover the bets of what this part of the world has to offer whilst meeting heaps of new travel buddies in the process.

Their hop on, hop off freestyle bus passes allow you to take up to 12 months to complete your route, so it’s perfect for those on a range of time scales.

And the Stray Asia Mekong Pass takes in all the must see destinations from Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.

Starting and finishing in Bangkok, Thailand you’ll loop up to the North of the country, stopping the famous city of Chiang Mai before hopping over the border into Laos where you’ll enjoy the waterfalls of Luang Prabang, tube in Vang Vieng and visit the 10,000 islands – amongst heaps of other epic Stray Asia destinations.

You’ll finish up your Stray Asia experience in Cambodia – where the temples of Angkor Wat wait, along with the seaside towns of Kampot and Sihanoukville.

Joined by both a western and local guide they’ll clue you in on all the insider knowledge of each destination, pre book your accommodation in each stop for you and sort you out with some awesome discounts on the best activities too.

Whether you choose to complete the route as a mini tour on the minimum time frame or take your time exploring Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, Stray Asia is an epic way to discover what Asia has to offer.

Additional information

StartBangkok, Thailand
FinishBangkok, Thailand

ARRIVAL IN BANGKOK

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Stray Shop – 162 Soi Rambutri, Tanao Road (Welcome Night)18:0018:00

BANGKOK TO CHIANG MAI (VIA AYUTTHAYA)

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Bangkok – 162 Soi Rambutri, Tanao Road (Arrive)09:3009:30
Bangkok – 162 Soi Rambutri, Tanao Road (Depart)10:0010:00
Ayutthaya (Arrive)12:00 PM12:00 PM
Ayutthaya – Good Luck Guesthouse (Depart)17:0017:00
Ayutthaya Train Station (Depart)19:4519:45

ARRIVE IN CHIANG MAI

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Chiang Mai (Arrive)08:1508:15

CHIANG MAI

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Chiang Mai (Free Day)FreeFree

CHIANG MAI TO HOUAY XAI

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Chiang Mai – Deejai Hostel (Depart)09:0009:00
Chiang Rai – Bus Terminal 2 (Phaholayotin Rd) (Depart)12:1512:15
Chiang Khong (Thai Border) (Depart)14:3014:30
Houay Xai (Laos Border) (Arrive)16:0016:00

HOUAY XAI TO MEKONG RIVER HOMESTAY

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Houay Xai (Laos Border) – Oudomphone Hotel 2 (Depart)07:3007:30
Homestay Village (Arrive)15:3015:30

MEKONG RIVER HOMESTAY TO LUANG PRABANG

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Homestay Village – Boat Landing (Depart)08:0008:00
Pak Ou Caves (Depart)14:0014:00
Luang Prabang (Arrive)16:0016:00

LUANG PRABANG

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Luang Prabang (Free Day)FreeFree

LUANG PRABANG TO VANG VIENG

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Luang Prabang – Joma Bakery near the Post Office (Depart)08:0008:00
Vang Vieng (Arrive)14:3014:30

VANG VIENG

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Vang Vieng (Free Day)FreeFree

VANG VIENG TO VIENTIANE

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Vang Vieng – Seng Aloun Guesthouse (Depart)09:0009:00
Vientiane (Arrive)17:3017:30

VIENTIANE TO KONG LOR (7KM CAVE)

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Vientiane – Mixay Paradise Guesthouse (Depart)08:0008:00
Kong Lor (Arrive)15:0015:00

KONG LOR TO THAKHEK

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Kong Lor – Chantra House (Depart)11:0011:00
Thakhek (Arrive)15:3015:30

THAKHEK TO XE CHAMPHONE

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Thakhek – Mekong Hotel (Depart)07:3007:30
Ban Lak 35 (Depart)09:0009:00
Xe Champhone (Arrive)17:3017:30

XE CHAMPHONE TO PAKSE

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Xe Champhone – Phonethavy Guesthouse (Depart)08:0008:00
Ban Khongxedon (Depart)11:3011:30
Pakse (Arrive)13:0013:00

PAKSE TO DON DET (4000 ISLANDS)

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Pakse – Royal Pakse Hotel (Depart)07:3007:30
Champasak – Wat Phou (Depart)10:3010:30
Ban Nakasang – Pier (Depart)14:0014:00
Don Det (Arrive)14:3014:30

DON DET TO SIEM REAP (EXPRESS DAY)

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Don Det – Lebijou Guesthouse (Depart)08:3008:30
Ban Nakasang – Pier (Depart)08:4508:45
Don Kralor – Cambodia Border Immigration Building (Depart)10:4510:45
Siem Reap (Arrive)18:0018:00

SIEM REAP – DAY 1

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Siem Reap (Free Day)FreeFree

SIEM REAP – DAY 2

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Siem Reap (Free Day)FreeFree

SIEM REAP TO BATTAMBANG (HOMESTAY)

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Siem Reap – White Rabbit Hostel (Depart)09:0009:00
Battambang – Homestay (Arrive)15:3015:30

BATTAMBANG TO SIHANOUKVILLE

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Battambang – Homestay (Depart)07:0007:00
Sihanoukville (Arrive)17:0017:00

SIHANOUKVILLE – DAY 1

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Sihanoukville (Free Day)FreeFree

SIHANOUKVILLE – DAY 2

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Sihanoukville (Free Day)FreeFree

SIHANOUKVILLE TO KAMPOT

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Sihanoukville – The Big Easy (Depart)09:0009:00
Kampot (Arrive)12:0012:00

KAMPOT TO PHNOM PENH

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Kampot – Monkey Republic (Depart)08:0008:00
Phnom Penh (Arrive)12:00pm12:00pm

PHNOM PENH TO SIEM REAP

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Phnom Penh (Depart)08:0008:00
Siem Reap (Arrive)15:0015:00

SIEM REAP TO BANGKOK (EXPRESS DAY)

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Siem Reap (Depart)08:0008:00
Bangkok (Arrive)18:0018:00

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • All transport – whether it be bus (comfortable and air conditioned private charter bus) boat, train, or even tuk-tuk!
  • Local Tour Leader – Knowledgeable Local Guide to provide invaluable knowledge, support and insider insights and to assist with booking accommodation and activities at every destination.
  • Reserved Accommodation – Have a bed reserved for you at every Stray overnight stop. Book through your Tour Leader and pay-as-you-go directly to the accommodation.
  • Ultimate travel flexibility – pass is valid for up to 12 months from first day of travel and you can hop-on and off as much as you like.

Included Activities:

  • Ayutthaya Temples entrance free
  • White Temple entrance fee
  • Pak Ou Caves entrance fee
  • Tham Jang Cave entrance fee
  • Wat Prabat Phonsone entrance fee
  • Kong Lor National Park fee
  • Old Wat Taleow
  • Turtle Lake entry donation
  • Tad Ngeuang Waterfall
  • Wat Phou Temple entrance fee
  • S21 Prison entrance fee
  • Phnom Penh Killing Fields

Not included: The cost of your accommodation and optional activities is not included in a hop-on, hop-off pass. You have the flexibility to choose what suits your budget and pay-as-you-go. These can be booked via your Tour Leader.

If you would prefer a tour with accommodation and more activities included, check out the Mekong Flexi Tour! Get all the same great benefits + accommodation and top-rated activities.


HOW DO YOU HOP ON AND OFF THE BUS?

‘Hop off’ the bus anywhere along the route, even places in between the designated stops. Either plan to hop off in advance or do it spur of the moment – it’s up to you!

To hop back on, simply book your next travel date and pickup location through Stray Mate, your online Trip Manager (you’ll receive your log in once you’ve booked).

The buses run twice a week so the minimum amount of time you can hop off for is 3 days, but your pass is valid for up to 12 months from your first day of travel, meaning you can hop on and off as often as you like, for as long as you like, up to a year!


SHORT ON TIME?

You are not required to hop off the bus at all, although we recommend it with the Mekong pass because it is a long trip. You can use your pass like a tour and complete the itinerary in its ‘minimum days’. Either way you’ll have a great time!

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