STRAY Buspass - LOT

Südostasiens flexibles Busnetzwerk für unabhängige Reisende

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  • Zahlreiche Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen im Buspass inklusive
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40 Tage Laos · Kambodscha · Thailand · Vietnam

ab 1.995 € Anfragen oder buchen

Stray ist das flexible Reisenetzwerk für Weltenbummler jeden Alters in Südostasien. Getreu dem Motto “Get further off the beaten track” kommst du in den Genuss einzigartiger, authentischer Abenteuer an Orten jenseits vom Massentourismus und erlebst die lokale Kultur hautnah. Natürlich dürfen auch die Top-Highlights der besuchten Länder nicht fehlen. Mit den flexiblen Buspässen profitierst du von maximaler Freiheit und Gestaltungsspielräumen sowie der Chance, auch Gebiete abseits der üblichen Routen zu erkunden, die nicht mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln erreichbar sind. Reisen mit dem Stray Buspass sind bequem, gut organisiert und stressfrei. Begleitet werden die Etappen von erfahrenen und gut ausgebildeten Reiseleitern. Diese zeigen dir die besten Plätze zum Essen, Trinken, Shoppen und organisieren für dich Ausflüge und Aktivitäten. Die Übernachtungen sind nicht im Buspass inklusive und können unterwegs direkt über den Reiseleiter gebucht werden. An jedem Übernachtungsort ist ein Bett für dich reserviert, so dass du für die erste Nacht sicher ein Dach über dem Kopf hast. Es besteht ein Netz von einzigartigen Unterkünften, von denen einige exklusiv für Stray-Traveller reserviert sind. Eine Besonderheit sind die Aufenthalte bei einheimischen Gastfamilien, bei denen du am echten Dorfleben teilnimmst. Du kannst an jedem Ort entlang der Reiseroute so lange verweilen wie du möchtest und einfach weiterreisen, sobald du dazu bereit bist. Der Transport erfolgt in eigenen Stray-Reisebussen, die sicher, zuverlässig und pünktlich sind. Entdecke Südostasien mit großer Flexibilität und in deinem eigenen Tempo. Der LOT Buspass ist für Traveller mit mindestens sechs Wochen Zeit eine umfangreiche Reisemöglichkeit, um Thailand, Laos, Kambodscha und Vietnam von Bangkok bis nach Hanoi intensiv zu erkunden. Der Lot-Pass beinhaltet 4 Länder voller verschiedener Abenteuer und Kulturen - komm an Bord und erlebe die Zeit deines Lebens!

1. Tag: Bangkok
2. Tag: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Chiang Mai
3. Tag: Arrival in Chiang Mai
4. Tag: Chiang Mai
5. Tag: Chiang Mai - Houay Xai
6. Tag: Houay Xai - Mekong River Homestay
7. Tag: Mekong River Homestay - Luang Prabang
8. Tag: Luang Prabang
9. Tag: Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng
10. Tag: Vang Vieng
11. Tag: Vang Vieng - Vientiane
12. Tag: Vientiane - Kong Lor (Cave)
13. Tag: Kong Lor - Thakek
14. Tag: Thakek - Xe Champhone
15. Tag: Xe Champhone - Pakse
16. Tag: Pakse - Don Det (4000 Islands)
17. Tag: Don Det - Siem Reap
18. Tag: Siem Reap
19. Tag: Siem Reap
20. Tag: Siem Reap - Battambang
21. Tag: Battambang - Sihanoukville
22. Tag: Sihanoukville
23. Tag: Sihanoukville
24. Tag: Sihanoukville - Kampot
25. Tag: Kampot - Phnom Penh
26. Tag: Phnom Penh
27. Tag: Phnom Penh - Ho Chi Minh City
28. Tag: Ho Chi Minh City
29. Tag: Ho Chi Minh City - Da Lat
30. Tag: Da Lat
31. Tag: Da Lat - Bai Xep
32. Tag: Bai Xep
33. Tag: Bai Xep - Hoi An
34. Tag: Hoi An
35. Tag: Hoi An - Hue
36. Tag: Hue - Phong Nha
37. Tag: Phong Nha
38. Tag: Phong Nha - Ninh Binh
39. Tag: Ninh Binh - Hanoi
40. Tag: Hanoi

Leistungen enthalten

  • Buspass wie beschrieben
  • alle Transporte auf der gewählten Route
  • Ausflüge, Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen gemäß Reiseverlauf
  • Eintrittsgebühr Pak Ou Höhle

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Unterkünfte
  • Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder
  • Reiseversicherungen

Unterbringung

Übernachtungen sind nicht im Buspass inklusive.

In jedem Übernachtungsort gibt es für die erste Nacht garantierte vorreservierte Hostels. Die Buchung kannst du unterwegs über den Reiseleiter vornehmen. Eine Übernachtung kostet ca. US$8-12 pro Nacht (Mehrbettzimmer). Doppel- und Einzelzimmer sind ebenfalls buchbar (ca. US$28-60 pro Nacht). Die Zahlung erfolgt direkt in der jeweiligen Unterkunft.

Eine Liste mit den STRAY-Unterkünften in allen Übernachtungsorten entlang der Route schicken wir dir gerne zu. An diesen Unterkünften ist auch der Abfahrtsort des Busses. Wenn du in einer anderen Unterkunft übernachten möchtest, ist das überhaupt kein Problem - bitte finde dich in diesem Fall pünktlich vor Abfahrt wieder in der STRAY-Unterkunft ein. Eine Abholung von anderen Unterkünften wird nicht angeboten.

ADD ON - FLEXI UPGRADE
Du kannst den Buspass auch inklusive Übernachtungen und weiterer Ausflüge buchen, wenn du nur eine begrenzte Reisezeit hast und dich vor Ort um nichts kümmern möchtest.
Details hierzu findest du unter "Zusatzinformationen".

Verpflegung


nicht inklusive

Tourbegleitung

Erfahrener englischsprachiger Driver-Guide und lokale Guides

Die einheimischen und westlichen Reiseführer:
- sind erfahren und gut ausgebildet.
- Schlagen kulturelle Brücken und bieten echten Mehrwert in abgelegenen Gebieten.
- Teilen persönliche Erlebnisse und bieten authentische Erfahrungen.
- Zeigen dir die besten Orte zum Essen, Trinken, Schlafen und Einkaufen.
- Bekommen fortlaufend Schulungen und wissen, was zu eurer Reisezeit up to date in der Region ist - Reiseführer in Buchform können dann schon veraltet sein.

Transportarten

Bahn, Reisebus, Boot

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

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Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

Eine Übersicht über mögliche optionale Aktivitäten während der Tour schicken wir die auf Wunsch gerne zu. Kontaktiere uns einfach!

1. Tag: Bangkok

Welcome to South East Asia! Your adventure kicks off in the buzzing Asian metropolis of Bangkok, Thailand. If you arrive early in the day feel free to check out the vibrant markets and ancient temples that make up only a small side of this multifaceted city. Be at our Stray Shop on Khao San Road at 6pm to meet your Tour Leader and your new travel mates for a Welcome Night introduction. We’ll cover how Stray works, answer any questions you have and make sure everyone is ready for tomorrow morning’s departure. Afterwards, you can grab a delicious Thai dinner and a few cold beverages on Khao San Road.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Welcome Night Meeting with Tour Leader and Group

Unterkunft: Comfortable Guesthouse near Khao San Road

2. Tag: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Chiang Mai

Meet your Tour Leader back at the Stray Shop in the morning to depart for the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ayutthaya. We arrive mid-morning, allowing plenty of time to explore the ‘Venice of the East’ by bike or boat. Ayutthaya is the former capital of the Siamese empire and was once a grandiose city, but many of the ancient monuments were ruined when it was attacked by the Burmese in 1765. Nevertheless, it is still a fascinating historical park that offers a glimpse of bygone splendour. This afternoon we board our overnight train and head for the city of Chiang Mai.

Optional Paid Activities:
- Bike or boat trip around Ayutthaya Temples

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Temple entry in Ayutthaya

Unterkunft: Overnight train or bus (price included)

3. Tag: Arrival in Chiang Mai

We arrive into Chiang Mai train station between 8am – 11am. Chiang Mai is a popular place to hop off for many travellers and an amazing city full of endless activity options, such as Thai cooking classes, bike tours or Muay Thai kickboxing. There are over 300 Buddhist temples to discover, you can visit the old walled-city and see the Tapae Gate, pick up a bargain at the famous night market or check out the lively music scene.

Unterkunft: Guesthouse located near the historic old quarter

4. Tag: Chiang Mai

Today is free for you to explore this historically rich city or partake in one of the many adventure activities on offer. If you’re looking for a bit of adrenaline we recommend Thailand’s most popular activity, the Flight of the Gibbon. This is an amazing tree-top adventure where you’ll swing like a monkey (or gibbon) and zip, fly, climb and crawl your way through an amazing jungle playground on the longest zip-line in Southeast Asia. This evening you can enjoy dinner at one of the many great restaurants then browse the night market, take in a ladyboy show or the Muay Thai boxing or head out for a few drinks with friends.

Optional Paid Activities:
- Thai cooking course
- Bike tour
- Flight of the Gibbon
- Trekking
- Kayaking
- Mountain biking

Unterkunft: Guesthouse located near the historic old quarter

5. Tag: Chiang Mai - Houay Xai

This morning we depart Chiang Mai to head for the Thailand-Laos border. We’ll make a stop near Chiang Rai to check out the famous and intriguing White Temple (Wat Rong Khun). Wat Rong is a unique modern Buddhist temple that features some curious statues and murals that include images from Star Wars and The Matrix, Freddie Kruger’s head hanging in the trees and a giant Predator emerging from the garden. We stop here long enough to grab a snack, stretch our legs and take a few photos before we continue on to cross the border into Laos. Once in Laos we take a short tuk-tuk ride to the smalltown of Houay Xai, our stop for the night.

Optional Paid Activities:
- Visit an ethnic lantern village near Chiang Rai
- Access the Gibbon Experience from Houay Xai
Note: You must hop off for these activities.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) visit

Unterkunft: Guesthouse with views across the Mekong River

6. Tag: Houay Xai - Mekong River Homestay

Leaving Houay Xai you’ll board our private slow boat up the Mekong River to the secluded village that will host you for an overnight homestay experience. Sit back and soak up this incredible journey as you wind your way through lush farmland, thriving jungle and rugged mountain scenery, drifting past water buffalo, locals fishing, and kids splashing in the shallows. We arrive in the village in the late afternoon. Here you will get a taste of traditional Lao village life by staying with a family in their home. Experience a special Baci (welcoming) Ceremony, swim in the river, play a game of football with the kids, explore the local temple, go fishing and don’t forget to try the local whiskey. This is a true highlight of any trip to Southeast Asia and exclusive to Stray!

Unterkunft: Village stay includes accommodation in an indigenous family home, traditional Baci Ceremony, dinner, breakfast, local activities and contribution to the village fund/project

7. Tag: Mekong River Homestay - Luang Prabang

We wave goodbye to the village and jump back aboard our private boat to head downriver to the famous limestone Pak Ou Caves. Pak Ou is an important pilgrimage site for Lao people, and here you will see thousands of Buddhist images that have been placed throughout the caves over hundreds of years. Back on board our boat a short trip takes us to the UNESCO World Heritage town, Luang Prabang. Luang Prabang has an old world feel that gives you the sense you’ve stepped back in time into a picturesque postcard setting. The fusion of French Colonial architecture with traditional Lao design set against a backdrop of misty mountains and lush green jungle makes this a truly majestic place.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Pak Ou Caves entrance

Unterkunft: Guesthouse with fan or AC private rooms close to night market

8. Tag: Luang Prabang

Today is free for you to enjoy all this UNESCO World Heritage town has to offer. Luang Prabang is home to the National Palace Museum, Wat Xieng Thong (the oldest monastery in town) and plenty of other ancient Buddhist temples and sacred sites to explore. Many people take a trip to the famous Kuang Si waterfalls, where the bright turquoise spring waters looks like it’s been Photoshopped, or you can get hands on by becoming an organic rice farmer for the day on the unforgettable Rice Experience. Alternatively, you can spend the day cycling or trekking to rural villages, take a cooking class or head to the night market for a hassle-free bargaining experience.

Optional Paid Activities:
- Kuang Si Waterfall + bear sanctuary
- Rice Experience
- Cycling
- Trekking
- Traditional cooking class
- Kayak the river

Unterkunft: Guesthouse with fan or AC private rooms close to night market

9. Tag: Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng

It’s an early start as we head south through mountainous terrain on one of the most scenic journeys you’ll experience on the Laos travel route. Travel past hill-tribe villages, vast green valleys and rolling hills. Our journey today takes us to the little riverside town Vang Vieng, formerly known as the best place to take tubing trips down the Nam Song River to visit riverside bars and indulge in cheap booze. These days you can still go tubing, but now you get to enjoy the beauty of Vang Vieng's landscape without the sound of pounding bass in the background.

Unterkunft: Family run guesthouse in the centre of the action

10. Tag: Vang Vieng

With its stunning natural scenery, Vang Vieng offers great rock climbing and kayaking options. We also recommend hiring a bike to explore the town and visiting the Blue Lagoon, one of the best natural swimming holes in Laos. The fun doesn’t stop after an adventure filled day either! This evening, check out one of several international restaurants for a taste of home or head to one of the bars to really get the party started.

Optional Paid Activities:
- River tubing
- Cycling
- Kayaking
- Rock climbing
- Caving
- Visit the Blue Lagoon

Unterkunft: Family run guesthouse in the centre of the action

11. Tag: Vang Vieng - Vientiane

Today we cruise through to the capital of Laos, stopping at the impressive Tham Jang Cave that was once used as a bunker during a Chinese invasion in the 19th century. On arrival in Vientiane your Tour Leader will point out the city’s main attractions including Putaxai, Pha That Luang, That Dam, the Presidential Palace, and the COPE centre – a non-profit organisation that educates visitors and raises awareness for victims of UXO (Unexploded Ordinance) and the Secret War. After check-in at our centrally located accommodation, you are free to explore the city, get a massage, go shopping or people watch at one of the local restaurants by the river.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Tham Jang Cave entrance
Highlights of Vientiane

Unterkunft: Hotel with modern facilities including WIFI

12. Tag: Vientiane - Kong Lor (Cave)

An early escape this morning takes us away from the crowds and south to Kong Lor in the Phu Hin Bun National Park. About an hour into the journey we visit Wat Prabat Phonsone, the ‘Buddha’s Footprint,’ a popular and important pilgrimage site for local communities. Tonight you stay in the very rural and very remote Kong Lor village, surrounded by rice paddies, stunning limestone karst mountains and tobacco fields (Tham Kong Lor to the locals). Enjoy your chance to venture deep into the 7km abyss by riding in a motorised canoe on an underground river through the mountain.

Optional Paid Activities:
- Kong Lor Cave boat trip

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Wat Prabat Phonsone
Entrance to Kong Lor National Park

Unterkunft: Comfortable garden view bungalows with spectacular views and a short drive from the cave

13. Tag: Kong Lor - Thakek

Today is a short travel day as we head for the small town of Thakek on the banks of the Mekong River. Thakek is a major trading point and border town between Thailand and Laos. It has a strong French Colonial influence and is a great base for hopping off to explore the Lao jungle, limestone cliffs, pristine rivers, lakes and hidden waterfalls in the nearby Phu Hin Bun National Park.

Unterkunft: Mekong riverside guesthouse

14. Tag: Thakek - Xe Champhone

This is what Stray is all about: getting totally off the beaten track! We head into the Xe Champhone wetlands - an area so remote that occasionally our Stray buses can't access it, so we have to jump on board an off-road truck. We’ll stop at Old Wat Taleow, a beautiful temple that was bombed during the Secret War and somehow the golden Buddha inside remained undamaged. Next stop is the 200-year-old Hotay Pidok Buddhist library, a fascinating stilt structure that’s home to thousands of Sanskrit scriptures and bamboo tablets. Before heading for our guesthouse in the small village of Ban Keng Kok, we stop at the aptly named Monkey Forest to get up close with curious and friendly wild rhesus macaque monkeys. Don’t forget to grab some bananas!

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Old Wat Taleow
Hotay Pidok Library entrance fee

Unterkunft: Rustic guesthouse with twin share bungalow

15. Tag: Xe Champhone - Pakse

Driving south this morning we head for the bright lights of Pakse. From here, you can check out the refreshingly cool climate of the Bolaven Plateau. The Plateau features a lush green landscape, fertile coffee and tea plantations, and many spectacular waterfalls, including the stunning Tad Ngeuang Waterfall where you can go for a swim. For those who want a little adventure, Pakse is a great place to hop off the bus and experience the unforgettable Tree Top Explorer adventure. This amazing experience includes a trek through the jungle, tree house accommodation, wildlife spotting, thundering waterfalls, and a zip-line system that will have you flying through the tree-tops.

Optional Paid Activities:
- Tree Top Adventure
- Waterfall visits such as the spectacular Tad Fane

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Bolaven Plateau
Tad Ngeuang Waterfall entry

Unterkunft: Guesthouse with fan or air-conditioned rooms in the centre of town

16. Tag: Pakse - Don Det (4000 Islands)

An early start takes us to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Wat Phou, an ancient Khmer temple and the former capital of the Khmer empire before Angkor. Explore the site and climb up to the mountain top temple for some spectacular views over the reservoir. We’ll then head south to the backpacker mecca of Si Phan Don, otherwise known as the 4000 Islands. Here you can experience the laidback lifestyle and natural beauty of Laos’ landlocked islands. It’s a great place to take a boat trip to spot rare Irrawaddy dolphins, or cycle across to the neighbouring Don Khone Island to discover the remaining remnants of the only steam engine railway in Laos and marvel at the thunderous Li Phi waterfall.

Optional Paid Activities:
- Bicycle or tube hire
- Boat trip to spot Irrawaddy dolphins
- Fishing

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Wat Phou Temple entrance

Unterkunft: Rustic style guesthouse

17. Tag: Don Det - Siem Reap

Say goodbye to Laos – it’s an early start for the journey into Cambodia. A short drive will bring you to the Don Kralor Border where you will complete the immigration process and continue into Cambodia. Today your destination is the small, but vibrant city of Siem Reap, best known as home to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Angkor Temple complex. Arriving in Siem Reap in the late evening there will be time to freshen up before dinner and drinks with your group along the iconic Pub Street.

Unterkunft: Hostel with dorm beds

18. Tag: Siem Reap

After your first night on Pub Street, you’ll probably enjoy a free day to sleep in, relax by the pool at your accommodation or get out and explore more of the downtown area during the day. In the evening you have the option to attend the unforgettably unique Phare Circus, a locally run non-profit troupe that provides disadvantaged young people from the community with a place to learn the skills needed to earn their livings as professional performing artists. Prepare to be amazed by how these talented young artists share authentic modern and folk Cambodian stories through an energetic display of acrobatic feats, music and dance.

Optional Paid Activities:
- Phare circus

Unterkunft: Hostel with dorm beds

19. Tag: Siem Reap

You get a second full free day in Siem Reap because you simply cannot visit without seeing the highly recommended UNESCO World Heritage Angkor temples. Ranked at the top of many ultimate travel bucket lists (including Lonely Planet’s), the awe-inspiring ancient city of Angkor is the largest temple complex in the world. You can easily spend a full day at the site and still only see a small portion of this dramatic architectural wonder, but make sure you check out the famous Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm, which most people recognise from Angelina Jolie’s Tomb Raider movie.

Optional Paid Activities:
- Cycle or take a guided tour of the Angkor temple complex

Unterkunft: Hostel with dorm beds

20. Tag: Siem Reap - Battambang

Today you depart Siem Reap early enough to arrive in Battambang for a late lunch. After lunch we’ll take a ride on the Bamboo Train, a rail system that was built by the French and destroyed by the Khmer Rouge, but the locals still use it as simple form of transport. Next we’ll visit a whiskey making village and learn about the local tipple, before checking out a village where they make a staple (but smelly) ingredient in most Khmer and Southeast Asian cuisine - fish sauce! Tonight we’ll stay in another little village, outside of Battambang, located in the picturesque countryside. You’ll stay in a Cambodian family’s home, experience rural community life. You can wander through the village and nearby rice paddies and finish the day by enjoying a delicious traditional meal with your host family.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Bamboo Train ride
Whiskey making village
Paa Hok (fish sauce) making village

Unterkunft: Village stay includes accommodation in a Cambodian family’s home, local activities, dinner, breakfast, and contribution to the village fund/project

21. Tag: Battambang - Sihanoukville

A full day of travel takes us from the countryside to the popular seaside town of Sihanoukville on the Cambodian coast. En-route we pass through the bustling riverside Khmer town Kompong Chhnang (pronounced ‘kom–pong–ch–nang’) and we’ll arrive in Sihanoukville by late afternoon. Wander down to the beach for a refreshing dip, kick back at one of the many beachfront restaurants and bars, join one of the beach parties or have seafood BBQ on beach.

Unterkunft: Popular hostel with great vibes

22. Tag: Sihanoukville

Relax in Cambodia’s premier beach location. Catch some rays on the beach and go for a swim, or do one of the many water sports including diving, fishing, snorkelling, kayaking or hire a jet ski. Learn to cook Khmer classics like Fish Amok or deep-fried bananas at the traditional Khmer cooking school, or hire a bicycle and explore the nearby beaches. Tonight, you can head to Ochheuteal Beach for some partying with the rest of the backpacker crowd, or watch the sun go down at one of the beachfront restaurants.

Optional Paid Activities:
- Jet Ski
- Massage
- Sailing
- Snorkelling
- Scuba diving
- Party boat
- Windsurfing
- Kayaking
- Cooking class

Unterkunft: Popular hostel with great vibes

23. Tag: Sihanoukville

With two full free days in Sihanoukville, you have plenty of time to hop on an island boat tour to check out beautiful Koh Rong and the other nearby islands just off shore. With crystal clear turquoise water and empty stretches of white sand beaches, the Cambodian islands feel like castaway paradise, the perfect spot to snorkel in the waves and watch the rainbow of colours cast by another stunning sunset.

Unterkunft: Popular hostel with great vibes

24. Tag: Sihanoukville - Kampot

A three-hour drive brings us to the little riverside town of Kampot where you will have a free afternoon to visit the fascinating salt and pepper farms, go cycling or trek in the Bokor National Park. There is an option to take a leisurely boat cruise on the Kampot River, where you’ll be encouraged to sit back with a refreshing cool beverage and absorb the spectacular views of Bokor National Park and Elephant Mountain as the sun sets over the river. Tonight, we recommend sampling the exceptional regional seafood dishes at one of the many restaurants on the riverfront.

Optional Paid Activities:
- Sunset river cruise
- Tour of the pepper & salt farms

Unterkunft: Guesthouse with dorm beds or private rooms

25. Tag: Kampot - Phnom Penh

From Kampot we head inland for the bustling Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, stopping for lunch before we take an afternoon tour of the infamous Khmer Rouge S21 Prison and Killing Fields. While it is a very sobering experience to learn more about Cambodia’s harsh recent history, it is one of the most recommended things to do in Phnom Penh. This evening, take a walk around and discover the many sights of this energetic city or get out mingling with the locals while watching the sun set over the Mekong River.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
S21 Prison and Killing Fields entrance and tour

Unterkunft: Guesthouse near the main tourist area

26. Tag: Phnom Penh

A free day today gives you the chance to explore this energizing capital city and visit the many markets selling silk, silver, gems and antiques. Visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, and the Russian Market. See a living art performance at the National Museum, or learn a Cambodian craft, dance or kick boxing at the Backstreet Academy. For something different, why not join the locals at dusk for an aerobic workout at the Olympic Stadium. Here you’ll find local ladies garbed in Western-style pyjamas, getting their groove on to Khmer techno music in order to burn a few calories. It may not be your most coordinated moment, but will be good for a giggle (even if you’re just laughing at yourself)!

Optional Paid Activities:
- Learn a Cambodian art at Backstreet Academy
- half day cycling trip
- River boat cruise
- City tour
- Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda tour
- Russian Market
- National Museum

Unterkunft: Guesthouse near the main tourist area

27. Tag: Phnom Penh - Ho Chi Minh City

This morning you’ll board an unguided public bus organised by your Cambodia Tour Leader and head to Moc Bai on the Vietnamese border, where you will be processed through immigration (you must organise your Vietnam visa in advance for this land border crossing) and then drive on to Ho Chi Minh City, arriving mid-afternoon. Spend the afternoon exploring the narrow streets on foot, hop into a cyclo for a comfortable ride amongst the millions of motorbikes or choose a restaurant teeming with locals for a taste of the best cuisine.

Unterkunft: Centrally located hotel or guesthouse

28. Tag: Ho Chi Minh City

Today is a free day to explore the hot and lively Ho Chi Minh City. Learn about the history of the American and Vietnam War at the War Remnant Museum, visit the French Colonial Saigon Opera House, browse the surrounding shopping plazas or see a cultural show. Ho Chi Minh even has its own Notre Dame Cathedral, which is said to be a connection between the physical and spiritual life for the Ho Chi Minh people. We recommend taking a trip out to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, a complex of over 200kms of tunnels used by the Viet Khong in the war against the US. Discover how the people lived and survived in these tunnels, built schools and hospitals underground and eventually gained victory. This evening enjoy a traditional performance at the Water Puppet Theatre, or dine out on delicious street food at one of the city’s many restaurants or bars.

Optional Paid Activities:
- Cyclo tour of the city
- War Remnants Museum
- Old Presidential Palace
- Ben Thanh Market
- Guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City and Cu Chi Tunnels
- Water Puppet Theatre

Unterkunft: Centrally located hotel or guesthouse

29. Tag: Ho Chi Minh City - Da Lat

Leaving behind the chaos and heat of Ho Chi Minh City, we head for the refreshingly cool climate of Da Lat, known as the ‘honeymoon capital of Vietnam’. Our journey today takes us through fertile farmlands that specialise in rubber, coffee and tea, locally produced wine, vegetables and flowers. Just a short distance from Da Lat we make a stop at the beautiful 20m high Datanla Waterfall, where legend has it K’ho fairies often come to play and bathe at the base of the falls. You can either walk down to the waterfall or, for those who like a little bit of adrenalin, you can drive your own mini rollercoaster to the site. Afterwards we’ll head to Da Lat, where you can spend the rest of the day checking out the large market near the guesthouse or at one of many friendly cafes selling excellent coffee on every corner.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Datanla Waterfall entrance

Unterkunft: Local guesthouse in the centre of town

30. Tag: Da Lat

Use this free day to explore. Da Lat vaguely resembles a French town with sprawling old villas and towering pine trees. It is not on the main tourist trail so locals are curious and very friendly to Western visitors. There are plenty of adventurous activities on offer here, but many people opt for an adrenalin-packed canyoning trip where you abseil over waterfalls and jump off a 5 metre high drop into the pool below. If that’s not for you, you can visit the last Emperor’s Art Deco-style summer palace, take a motorbike tour of the city, explore the never-ending local coffee or strawberry plantations, or hire tandem bikes at the market and cycle to the Hang Nga ‘Crazy House’, an unconventional example of surrealist architecture.

Optional Paid Activities:
- Grab a bargain at the local market
- Rock climbing
- see Crazy House
- Tandem bike cycling
- Cycling tours
- Motorbike tours
- Coffee & tea plantation tours
- Abseiling and Rappelling

Unterkunft: Local guesthouse in the centre of town

31. Tag: Da Lat - Bai Xep

Leaving behind the cool climate of Da Lat we’ll head for the Vietnamese coast, stopping for refreshments at the coastal city of Nha Trang, a popular beach destination to hop off for those who have the time. Driving on your destination is the tiny fishing village of Bai Xep located along a stretch of sandy white beach. Kick back and relax in this peaceful village setting well off the beaten tourist track and as yet untouched by rampant tourism. Don’t be surprised when the locals wave and greet you with welcoming smiles

Unterkunft: Dorm accommodation on the beach

32. Tag: Bai Xep

Today you are free to enjoy this remote coastal location and all it has to offer. Swim, snorkel and take long walks on the beach, learn to paddle a traditional round boat, go fishing and cook your catch for tea, wander the village and get to know the friendly locals or just relax at your comfortable seaside guesthouse.

Optional Paid Activities:
- Hike to a waterfall
- Go swimming or snorkelling
- Relax on the beach or feast on all-you-can-eat BBQ and beer!

Unterkunft: Dorm accommodation on the beach

33. Tag: Bai Xep - Hoi An

A coastal drive takes us to the popular tourist spot and UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An. Before arriving in Hoi An, we’ll stop along the way to visit the My Lai Memorial, a site that commemorates an event that marked a turning point in the American War. Hoi An is a must-see destination, with beautifully restored and preserved French Colonial architecture, funky bars, outstanding restaurants, art galleries, souvenir shops and countless tailor shops. With glorious beaches so close nearby, this is paradise! A great spot to hop off and enjoy the local nightlife, try local delicacies (and beers), then meander home through the motorbike free streets.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
My Lai Memorial entrance

Unterkunft: Centrally located, family run hotel

34. Tag: Hoi An

Today is free for you to explore this charming town. Get some tailoring done, take a leisurely cycle to the beach or just enjoy the tasty local coffee at one of the many restaurants around town. When the sun goes down is when Hoi An really turns on its charm. Paper and fabric lanterns are lit throughout the streets, bathing the historical French Colonial and Chinese architecture in a warm glow. Take a sunset stroll through the old town, and try a local delicacy called the ‘White Rose’ - a dumpling stuffed with shrimp or pork bunched into the shape of a rose. Apparently the recipe is a family secret, held by only one family who supply all the restaurants around town.

Optional Paid Activities:
- Tailoring
- Bicycle tours
- Scuba diving
- Cooking classes
- Sunrise or sunset cruise
- Countryside tours
- Motorbike tours
- Fishing trips

Unterkunft: Centrally located, family run hotel

35. Tag: Hoi An - Hue

Today you travel to Hue, considered Vietnam’s most liveable city. Surrounded by rolling hills and located on the Perfume River, Hue is regarded as the cultural and spiritual centre of Vietnam and is the former home to the Vietnamese emperors. Here you’ll see many elaborately decorated temples and beautiful pagodas, including the seven-storied Thien Mu Pagoda (where the most famous Vietnamese monk is buried), the intricate Citadel and Forbidden Purple City. This is a great place to take a motorbike tour of the Vietnamese countryside. Travel on the back of a motorbike through rice paddies, quaint rural villages and down tiny roads to discover a little bit of the ‘real’ Vietnam.

Optional Paid Activities:
- Dragon Boat Cruise
- Historic Citadel tour – former seat of the Vietnamese government
- Forbidden Purple City – where the emperor used to bed his concubines
- Motorbike tour
- Thien Mu Pagoda

Unterkunft: Local guesthouse

36. Tag: Hue - Phong Nha

This morning we head for the fascinating Vinh Moc Tunnels, an impressive underground complex that was used by more than 90 families to live and work during some of the heaviest bombings in the American War. From there it’s on to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, passing through the provincial town of Dong Hoi on our way to the charming hotel in Phong Nha town that will be our base for exploring the park.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Vinh Moc Tunnels

Unterkunft: Comfortable hotel

37. Tag: Phong Nha

On this free day we visit the spectacular rural area of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, 45km from Dong Hoi. This area has pristine rivers (perfect for a refreshing dip or kayak) and boasts a number of impressive caves, including the recently discovered Thien Duong Cave. Inside you’ll find glittering limestone walls, impressive stalagmites and stalactites and a limestone waterfall. This afternoon you have the option to go on a guided tour of the ‘Dark Cave’, suitably named as such because the rock is black. This is an exciting adventure where you’ll explore the cave’s darkness with the help of a head torch, discover ancient fossils and slide down muddy ridges, all while Asian bats fly overhead. Afterwards, back at the mouth of the cave you can wash off all the mud by spending the afternoon swimming and playing in the river.

Optional Paid Activities:
- Cycling
- Caving
- Kayaking
- Dark Cave Adventure

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Thien Duong Cave entrance

Unterkunft: Comfortable hotel

38. Tag: Phong Nha - Ninh Binh

Our journey today takes us through beautiful countryside and stunning limestone karst mountains. We’ll stop along the way for a chance to stretch your legs before continuing our express journey to Ninh Binh. We arrive late in the afternoon, but you have time to wander around and acquaint yourself with the tiny town before dinner. Nestled amongst rice paddies, rural plains and massive mountains, Ninh Binh is almost overwhelmed by the spectacular landscape surrounding it. The best way to take it all in is hire a bicycle and explore the countryside at your own pace.

Optional Paid Activities:
- Hire a bicycle
- Hop off and explore the surrounding limestone mountains
- Multi-day trekking options

Unterkunft: Locally run hotel with excellent restaurants nearby

39. Tag: Ninh Binh - Hanoi

This morning we venture out in traditional canoes to discover the Trang An Grottoes. Sometimes called the ‘Halong Bay on land’, we’ll coast through caves in the mountains to view stony outcrops and dramatic karst formations towering above flat tranquil waters and rice paddies. After lunch in Ninh Binh, we jump back on the bus bound for the chaotic streets of Vietnam’s capital. Hanoi is an exotic city full of excitement and energy, and thousands of motorcycles that make the simple task of crossing the road seem like a real achievement! There’s an excellent culinary scene. We recommend dining at Restaurant 69, which is said to be over 300 years old, or trying some of the delicious street food available on every corner, where the saying goes “the lower the chair, the cheaper the beer.”

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Trang An Grottoes boat trip

Unterkunft: Local guesthouse or hotel or backpacker-style dorm

40. Tag: Hanoi

This is where your journey with Stray comes to an end, but there is plenty to see and do in and around Hanoi. If you have some extra days to spend here, we highly recommend booking a cruise around breath-taking Halong Bay or making a trip inland to visit the hill tribes of Sa Pa. Both of these excursions can be organised for you by your Tour Leader. We hope you’ve had a blast on your great Stray adventure!

Optional Paid Activities:
- Halong Bay Cruise
- Trip to Sapa


HINWEIS ZUR REISEROUTE:
Die hier dargestellte Reisedauer entspricht der Mindestdauer, die benötigt wird, um diese Reiseroute zu absolvieren. Insgesamt ist der Buspass 12 Monate gültig und so lange hast du Zeit, um diese Route zu bereisen. Du kannst an jedem Ort so lange bleiben, wie es dir gefällt.

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BUSPASS "LOT"
Reisedauer: min. 40 Tage (Empfehlung: 8 Wochen)

So funktioniert's:

1. Wähle deinen Buspass mit dem gewünschten Abreisedatum aus und sende uns deinen Buchungswunsch (per Onlineanfrage, E-Mail oder Telefon)

2. Wir senden dir deine Buchungsbestätigung und alle wichtigen Informationen rund um deinen Buspass.

3. Sobald du deinen Südostasien Buspass vollständig bezahlt hast, erhältst du von uns die Zugangsdaten für die "Stray Mate" Website, wo du deine Reiseroute selbstständig planen und managen kannst. Hier kannst du jederzeit alle Informationen zu deiner Reise einsehen, wie Fahrpläne, Abfahrtszeiten, Abholorte, Aktivitäten und Unterkünfte. Es ist notwendig alle Strecken des Buspasses vorab für ein bestimmtes Datum zu reservieren. Du hast natürlich die Möglichkeit, die Daten der einzelnen Streckenabschnitte jederzeit kostenfrei zu ändern. Solltest du Änderungen an den Daten bereits reservierter Strecken vornehmen wollen, so kannst du dies ebenfalls ganz bequem über "Stray Mate" erledigen.

Bitte beachte, dass die Verfügbarkeit jedes Streckenabschnittes geprüft und rückbestätigt werden muss, da die Verfügbarkeit im Reisebus begrenzt ist. Wer nur eine limitierte Reisezeit zur Verfügung hat, sollte am besten alle Streckenabschnitte vorab für das tatsächlich geplante Reisedatum buchen. Wer ganz viel Zeit hat und äußerst flexibel unterwegs sein möchte, wählt zunächst ein ungefähres Datum für jede Strecke aus und sollte dann spätestens 3-5 Tage vor dem geplanten Reiseantritt den Platz im Bus buchen.

Gültigkeit:
Der Buspass muss ab Buchungsdatum innerhalb von 12 Monaten angetreten werden. Ab dem ersten Reisetag ist dein Buspass dann 12 Monate für die gebuchte Route gültig.

Abreisetage
2 Abfahrten pro Woche von jedem Übernachtungsstopp.

Anreisetage in Bangkok (Tourstart): Montag & Freitag
Ankunftstage in Hanoi (Tourende): Montag & Donnerstag

Jede Etappe dieser Route wird an zwei Tagen je Woche durchgeführt (feste Abfahrtstage).
Detaillierter Fahrplan gerne auf Anfrage.

Zuverlässiger Transport
Stray nutzt für die Busfahrten eigene Busse und daher können Sicherheit, Zuverlässigkeit und Pünktlichkeit gewährleistet werden.

Reisenden profitieren davon, weil:
* Öffentliche Busse können dich zwar zu den zentralen Punkten bringen, jedoch kosten abgelegene Stopps oft extra oder es gibt gar keine Busse zu diesen abgelegenen Orten, wo du eigentlich gerne hin möchtest.
* Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel haben oft einen geringeren Anspruch an Sicherheit, Wartung und ethnische Vorgehensweisen.
* Verspätungen, ausfallende Verbindungen oder das Suchen nach der richtigen Haltestelle können nicht nur stressig sein, sondern auch ungeplante Kosten verursachen - jedoch nicht mit Stray!

Gleichgesinnte Reisende treffen
* Reise zusammen mit Travellern verschiedener Nationalitäten und Altersgruppen.
* Das Durchschnittsalter liegt bei Ende Zwanzig. Alter spielt jedoch keine Rolle - die Einstellung zählt!
* Reise mit gleichgesinnten, abenteuerhungrigen Menschen - einer der Top-Gründe, warum du Stray lieben wirst.

FLEXI TOUREN
Du möchtest auf Nummer sicher gehen, dass vor deiner Abreise wirklich alles geregelt ist? Die Stray-Pässe können mit einem Add-On Package um Unterkünfte, Aktivitäten und Ausflüge erweitert werden und du musst dich während der Reise um nichts kümmern. Mehr Informationen dazu im Folgenden:

ADD ON - FLEXI UPGRADE
Wenn du dich für dieses Upgrade entscheidest, profitierst du nicht nur von den Vorteilen des Buspasses, sondern genießt auch den Komfort von vorgebuchten Unterkünfte in allen Übernachtungsorten des Buspasses (1 Nacht je Ort) sowie eine Vielzahl weiterer inkludierter Ausflüge und Aktivitäten. Die Flexibilität bleibt weiterhin erhalten - du kannst immer noch überall aussteigen und längere Zeit an deinen Lieblingsorten verbringen. Das kannst du ganz flexibel unterwegs während deiner Reise entscheiden. Solltest du an einem Ort länger als 1 Nacht bleiben, dann sind die weiteren Übernachtungen extra zu zahlen. Du bist dabei frei in der Auswahl der Unterkunft und kannst diese natürlich auch eigenständig organisieren.

Folgende Leistungen sind im Flexi Tour Upgrade inklusive:
- 39 Übernachtungen gemäß Reiseverlauf (davon 1 Nacht im Nachtbus/-zug, 2 Nächte Homestay)
- Übernachtung in Gästehäusern, Hostels und Gastfamilien
- Mahlzeiten: 17x Frühstück, 2x Mittagessen, 3x Abendessen
- Zahlreiche weitere inkludierte Ausflüge und Aktivitäten (zusätzlich zu den bereits im Buspass inkludierten Aktivitäten):

- Ayutthaya: halbtägige Fahrradtour oder Bootstour
- Chiang Mai: Flight of the Gibbon Zipline Adventure
- Ban Pak Nguey Homestay: traditionelle Baci Zeremonie inklusive Mahlzeiten und lokalen Aktivitäten
- Luang Prabang: Rice Experience
- Luang Prabang: Kuang Si Waterfall
- Kong Lor Höhle: geführte Bootstour
- Xe Champhone: Monkey Forest
- Angkor Wat: ganztägige geführte Besichtigungstour durch die Tempelanlage
- Angkor Wat: Eintrittsticket zum Phare - dem kambodschanischen Zirkus inkl. Abendessen
- Battambang: Besuch des Bong Santrochek Lake inkl. Mittagessen
- Kampot: Sunset River Cruise
- Dalat & Umgebung: ganztägige geführte Motorradtour
- Hoi An: zweistündige Flussschifffahrt
- Hue: Motorradtour

AUFPREIS Flexi Upgrade für den Buspass "LOT":
Einzelzimmer: 1.700 EUR
Doppelzimmer: 1.200 EUR

WARUM STRAY?
10 Gründe warum du mit Stray ein unvergessliches Abenteuer in Südostasien erlebst:

1. Entdecke Orte, die du auf eigene Faust wahrscheinlich nicht finden würdest. Stray bringt dich auch an Orte, an denen keine anderen Touren oder Busse stoppen. Orte, die nicht einmal so einfach auf der Landkarte zu finden sind!

2. Du reist mit erfahrenen Reiseleitern, die ihr Insider-Wissen über die Länder und ihre Kultur mit dir teilen. Die Reiseleiter buchen Unterkunft und Aktivitäten und du kannst einfach zahlen während du reist - "Pay as you go". Es sei denn, du hast eine "Flexi-Tour" gebucht. Bei diesem Paket sind bereits die Unterkunft und die beliebtesten Aktivitäten inklusive.

3. Du lernst Gleichgesinnte aus der ganzen Welt kennen und findest Freunde fürs Leben.

4. Du hast die Möglichkeit an vielen verschiedenen Orten entlang der Route aus dem Bus auszusteigen, und später wieder einzusteigen, wenn du weiterreisen möchtest.

5. Stray bietet sicheres, verlässliches und problemloses Reisen.

6. Die Bewohner und die Umwelt der Länder, die während einer Stray-Bustour besucht werden, sind von fundamentaler Wichtigkeit. Deshalb unterstützt Stray zum Beispiel die Einheimischen mit Schulprojekten.

7. Du reist nicht nur mit den Stray-Bussen, sondern auch mit dem Zug, Boot und sogar einem Tuk Tuk.

8. Es sind einzigartige Übernachtungen wie zum Beispiel in Don Det oder Koh Tunsay Island und Übernachtungen bei Einheimischen Familien eingeplant.

9. Die Reiseroute führt nicht einfach nur direkt von A nach B, stattdessen wird an interessanten Stopps (z.B. Wasserfälle, Tempel, Höhlen usw.) unterwegs angehalten.

10. Es wird großer Wert darauf gelegt, die Gruppen klein zu halten, damit die Reiseteilnehmer mehr erleben können. Somit kann besser auf die individuellen Wünsche eingegangen werden.