IndoChina Itinerary | Backpacking Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand | 3 Countries in 10 Days

IndoChina Itinerary | Backpacking Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand | 3 Countries in 10 Days


Contributed by: Isabella Hosana

See her other contributions:

Kuala Lumpur Budget Itinerary | 3 Days in Malaysia for less than ₱2,000
6 Days 5 Provinces Western Visayas Itinerary | Capiz, Iloilo, Antique, Romblon, Kalibo


 

One of the best experiences is when you take that flight ticket heading to a foreign destination and get to experience the best each country could offer by yourself. Here’s what Isabella was able to visit during her 10 days backpacking to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. Backpacking Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand

Day 1: October 10, 2018 (Wednesday)

Vietnam

2:30AM – Arrival at HCMC
Ride a GrabCar (Innova) going to hostel (₫ 148,000 / ₱ 86 per pax)
Check in at Ho Chi Minh
6:30 AM – Free breakfast at the hostel
Ride a Grab Car to Mam Bac Restaurant (₫ 25,000 / ₱ 15 per pax)
2:00PM – Lunch at Mam Bac Restaurant (₫ 564,000 / ₱ 330 per pax)
Ride a Grab Car to People’s Committee Hall
(₫ 25,000 / ₱ 15 per pax)
3:30-4:30 PM – People’s Committee Building, Notre-Dame Basilica, Central Post Office, Reunification Palace
Ride a Taxi going to the hostel
(₫ 43,000 / ₱ 25 per pax)
5:00 PM – Back to hostel and rest
6:00PM-10:00PM – Saigon Street Food Scooter Tour (₫ 400,000 / ₱ 232 per pax)
Optional Tip: (₫ 300,000 / ₱ 175 per pax)
Dinner at Banh Canh Cua
Crab soup (₫ 40,000 / ₱ 93 per order)
Mint tea (₫ 14,000 / ₱ 32 per order)
Explore the city with motorcycle
Milk tea (₫ 50,000 / ₱ 117 per order)
Vietnam pizza (₫ 20,000 / ₱ 47 per order)
Overnight at KHA Hostel & Cafe (₫ 1,948,500 / ₱ 378 per night)

WHERE TO STAY IN HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM

Day 2: October 11, 2018 (Thursday)

Vietnam Backpacking Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand

6:30AM – Free breakfast at Hostel
8:00AM-12N – Chinatown Taxi Tour (₫ 20,000 / ₱ 47)
Optional Tip: (₫ 85,000 / ₱ 50 per pax)
Ride a GrabCar to Chinatown (₫ 86,000 / ₱ 50 per person)
✔️8:00AM – Cholon
✔️8:30AM – Binh Tay Market
✔️10:00AM – Cha Tam Church
✔️10:30AM – Thien Hau Temple
✔️11:00AM – Quan Cong Temple
Lunch at Com Ga Dong Nguyen (₫ 455,000 / ₱ 212 per pax)
Ride a GrabCar to hostel (₫ 51,000 / ₱ 30 per person)
1:00PM – Back to hostel and rest
✔️4:30-5:30PM – War Remnants Museum (₫ 40,000 / ₱ 93 per pax)
Ride a GrabCar to museum (₫ 66,000 / ₱ 39 per pax)
Ride a GrabCar to Co.opmart (₫ 63,000 / ₱ 37 per pax)
✔️6:00PM – Co.opmart Backpacking Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand
7:00PM – Dinner at Co.opmart (₫ 192,000 / ₱ 112 per pax)
Buy foods and drinks at Co.opmart ( ₫ 150,000 / ₱ 88 per pax)
Ride a GrabCar to Ben Thanh Market (₫ 25,000 / ₱ 15 per pax)
8:00-9:00PM – Buy pasalubong at Ben Thanh Market
Ref magnet – (₫ 30,000 for 10 pcs / ₱ 7 each)
Key chain – (₫ 30,000 for 8 pcs / ₱ 9 each)
Total pasalubong: ₫ 180,000 / ₱ 418)
Ride a Vinasun Taxi to Ben Thanh Market (₫ 35,000 / ₱ 20 per pax)
Overnight at KHA Hostel & Cafe (₫ 1,948,500 / ₱ 378 per night)

WHERE TO STAY IN HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM

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Day 3: October 12, 2018 (Friday)

Vietnam – Cambodia

6:00AM – Free breakfast at Hostel
6:30AM – Check out at Kha Hostel & Cafe
Ride a Vinasun Taxi to Mekong Express (₫ 30,000 / ₱ 18 per pax)
7:00AM-8:30PM – Ride Mekong Express bus going to Siem Riep
($ 25 / ₱ 1,350 per pax)
Lunch (៛ 60,000 / ₱ 200 per pax)
Dinner ($ 10.5 / ₱ 142 per pax)
Ride a GrabCar to hostel (₫ 10,000 / ₱ 33 per pax)
Check in at Siem Riep Backpacking Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand
Buy cup noodles, bread, etc ($ 24.8 / ₱ 334 per pax)
10:00PM-12MN – Explore Pub Street
Overnight at Hangover Hostel and Bar
($ 20/4 pax for 2 nights; ₱ 135/pax per night)

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Day 4: October 13, 2018 (Saturday)

Cambodia Backpacking Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand

6:30AM – Breakfast (cup noodles)
8AM-4:30PM – Angkor Wat Tour ($ 37 / ₱ 1,998 per pax)
Tuktuk Driver ($ 16/4 pax; ₱ 216 per pax)
Tip – $ 4/4 pax; ₱ 54 per pax
Lunch at Banana Restaurant – Lok lak and Amok ($ 24 / ₱ 324)
Buy ref magnet ($ 1 for 3 / ₱ 18 each)
4:00PM-6:00PM – Rest
7:00PM – Dinner ($ 2.5 / ₱ 135)
Buy key chain ($ 3 for 6 / ₱ 27 each)
9PM – 12MN – Explore Angkor Night Market and Pub Street
Pub Street Party ($ 9 / ₱ 495)
Overnight at Hangover Hostel and Bar
($ 20/4 pax for 2 nights; ₱ 135/pax per night)

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Day 5: October 14, 2018 (Sunday)

Cambodia – Thailand

6:15AM – Check out at Hangover Hostel and Bar
7:00AM – Breakfast (bread)
ide GrabCar to Giant Ibis ($ 3.5 / ₱ 48 per pax)
7:45AM-5:45PM – Ride a Giant Ibis Bus going to Bangkok ($ 33 / ₱ 1,780 per pax)
Check in at Bangkok Backpacking Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand
Coke – (฿ 20 / ₱ 33)
12:00N – Free lunch at the bus
Buy Happy Tourist Sim (฿ 299 / ₱ 100 per pax)
7:00PM – Dinner at Tom Yum Kung (฿ 850 /₱ 350 per pax)
8:00PM onwards – Explore Khao San Road
Overnight at New Joe Khao San (฿ 3,500/4 pax for 5 nights ; ₱ 292/pax per night)

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WHERE TO STAY IN BANGKOK

Day 6: October 15, 2018 (Monday)

Thailand Backpacking Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand

7:00AM- Breakfast (bread)
Ride a GrabCar to Grand Palace (฿ 84 / ₱ 35 per person)
10:00-11:00AM – Grand Palace (฿ 500 / ₱ 835 per pax)
11:00-12:00N – Lunch at Krisa Coffee Shop (฿ 470 / ₱ 195 per person)
12:30PM – Ride a boat to Wat Arun (฿ 8 / ₱ 14 per pax roundtrip)
Coconut juice (฿ 50 / ₱ 83 per pax)
Thai ice cream (฿ 30 / ₱ 51)
Blueberry Smoothie Frappe (฿ 65 / ₱ 108)
1:30-3:00PM – Wat Arun (฿ 50/ ₱ 83 per pax)
4:00-6:30PM – Take a Walk Free Bangkok Tour
Meet up at Giant Swing (in front of Wat Suthat temple)
Optional Tip – ฿ 40 / ₱ 66 per pax
Ride a GrabCar to the hostel (฿ 90 / ₱ 75 per pax)
7:00PM – Dinner (฿ 108 / ₱ 180 per pax)
Overnight at New Joe Khao San Backpacking Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand
(฿ 3,500/4 pax for 5 nights ; ₱ 292/pax per night)

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Day 7: October 16, 2018 (Tuesday)

Thailand

8:00AM – Breakfast (฿ 45 / ₱ 73)
Rest Backpacking Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand
11:30AM – Lunch at May Kaidee (฿ 500 / ₱ 206 per pax)
Rest
7:00PM – Dinner (฿ 380 / ₱ 158 per pax)
Ride a GrabCar to Yok yor Dinner Cruise (฿ 120 / ₱ 50 per pax)
8:00PM-10:00PM – Yok yor Dinner Cruise
฿ 1,943 / ₱ 803 per pax)
Ride a GrabCar to Yok yor Dinner Cruise (฿ 101 / ₱ 50 per pax)
11:00PM onwards – Explore Khao San Road
Overnight at New Joe Khao San
(฿ 3,500/4 pax for 5 nights ; ₱ 292/pax per night)

WHERE TO STAY IN BANGKOK

Day 8: October 17, 2018 (Wednesday)

Thailand

6:00AM – Breakfast (฿ 45 / ₱ 73) Backpacking Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand
Pattaya Car Tour (฿ 3,000 / ₱ 5,000/4 pax ; PHP 1,250 per pax)
7:30AM-8:30PM – Bangkok (KSR) to Pattaya
10:00-10:45AM – Sanctuary of Truth (₱ 626 per pax)
11:30AM-3:30PM – Nong Nooch Garden (₱ 500 per pax)
12:00N – Lunch (฿ 50 / ₱ 82)
3:45-4:00PM – Khao Chee Chan
4:30-6:00PM – Pattaya Floating Market
(Entrance: ₱ 228 per pax)
6:30-8:30PM – Pattaya to Bangkok (KSR)
9:00PM – Dinner (฿ 50 / ₱ 82)
Overnight at New Joe Khao San
(฿ 3,500/4 pax for 5 nights ; ₱ 292/pax per night)

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Day 9: October 18, 2018 (Thursday)

Thailand

8:00AM – Breakfast (฿ 45 / ₱ 73)
8:30AM – Ride a GrabCar to Pratunam Market (฿ 140 / ₱ 115)
9:00-12:30PM – Platinum Fashion Mall and Pratunam Market
Buy 6 pcs small ref magnets (฿ 100 / ₱ 162)
Buy 6 pcs keychains (฿ 100 / ₱ 162)
1:00PM – Lunch at KFC (฿ 150 / ₱ 246)
4:00PM – Ride a GrabCar to Hostel (฿ 173 / ₱ 142)
6:00PM – Dinner (฿ 50 / ₱ 82) Backpacking Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand
Foot massage (฿ 150 / ₱ 246)
Thai massage (฿ 150 / ₱ 246)
Overnight at New Joe Khao San
(฿ 3,500/4 pax for 5 nights ; ₱ 292/pax per night)

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Day 10: October 19, 2018 (Friday)

Thailand – Manila

6:00AM – Breakfast (฿ 45 / ₱ 73)
6:45AM – Check out
7:00AM – Ride a taxi to airport (฿ 450 / ₱ 185 per pax)
Buy take out food at Pizza company (฿ 459 / ₱ 225 per pax)
10:10AM – Flight to NAIA
2:45PM – Arrival in Manila Backpacking Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand
3:30PM – Ride a taxi to Quezon City (₱ 800 / ₱ 200 per pax)

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