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STRAY Buspass - LOT

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Stray Asia ist das Hop-On Hop-Off Reisenetzwerk mit geführten Ausflügen für abenteuerlustige Reisende jeden Alters in Südostasien. 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! Stray "Hop-on Hop-off" Pässe decken ein riesiges Routennetz in Südostasien ab, dass dir die besten Seiten von jedem einzelnen Land zeigt. Du reist mit einem erfahrenem Reiseleiter und einer internationalen, abenteuerlustigen Gruppe. Stray Buspässe bieten dir Flexibilität, so dass du jederzeit auf Erkundungstour gehen kannst, oder mehr Zeit an einem Ort verbringen kannst. Wenn du mit dem Stray "Hop-on Hop-off" Pass reist, zahlst du für deine Unterkunft, Essen und optional für deine Aktivitäten während du unterwegs bist.

Reiseroute und inkludierte / kostenfreie Aktivitäten:

1) Bangkok / Ankunftstag
2) Bangkok - Chiang Mai (via Ayutthaya)
Besichtigung Ayutthaya Tempel
3) Ankunft in Chiang Mai
4) Freier Tag: Chiang Mai
5) Chiang Mai - Houay Xai
Besichtigung White Tempel in Chiang Rai
6) Houay Xai - Ban Pak Nguey (Homestay)
7) Ban Pak Nguey - Luang Prabang
Eintritt Pak Ou Höhlen
8) Freier Tag: Luang Prabang
9) Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng
10) Vang Vieng - Vientiane
Eintritt Tham Jang Höhle
11) Vientiane - Kong Lor
Eintritte Wat Prabat Phonsone und Kong Lor Nationalpark
12) Freier Tag: Kong Lor
13) Kong Lor - Thakhek
14) Thakhek - Xe Champhone
Eintritte Old Wat Taleow Tempel, Turtle Lake & Hotay Pidok Library
15) Xe Champhone - Pakse
Bolaven Plateau, Eintritt Tad Ngeuang Wasserfall
16) Pakse - Don Det (4000 Islands)
Eintritt Wat Phou Tempel
17) Don Det - Siem Reap (Express Day)
18) Freier Tag: Siem Reap
19) Siem Reap - Battambang (Homestay)
Fahrt mit dem Bambuszug
20) Battambang - Sihanoukville
21) Freier Tag: Sihanoukville
22) Sihanoukville - Kampot
23) Kampot - Koh Tunsay
24) Koh Tunsay - Phnom Penh
Eintritt und geführte Tour S21 Gefängnis und Killing Fields
25) Freier Tag: Phnom Penh
26) Phnom Penh - Ho Chi Minh City (Express Day)
27) Freier Tag: Ho Chi Minh City
28) Ho Chi Minh City - Da Lat
Eintritt Dantanla Wasserfall
29) Freier Tag: Da Lat
30) Da Lat - Bai Xep
31) Freier Tag: Bai Xep
32) Bai Xep - Hoi An
Eintritt My Lai Memorial
33) Freier Tag: Hoi An
34) Hoi An - Hue
35) Hue - Phong Nha
Eintritt Vinh Moc Tunnel
36) Freier Tag: Phong Nha
Eintritt Thien Duong Höhlen
37) Phong Nha - Ninh Binh
38) Ninh Binh - Hanoi
Bootstour Trang An Grotten
39) Hanoi

Leistungen enthalten

  • Buspass wie beschrieben
  • alle Transporte auf der gewählten Route
  • Ausflüge, Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen gemäß Reiseverlauf
  • Eintrittsgebühr Ayutthaya Tempel
  • Eintrittsgebühr White Tempel
  • Eintrittsgebühr Pak Ou Höhle
  • Eintrittsgebühr Tham Jang Höhle
  • Eintrittsgebühr Wat Prabat Phonsone
  • KongLor Nationalparkgebühr
  • Old Wat Taleow Tempel
  • Turtle Lake Eintrittsgebühr
  • Hotay Pidok Bibliothek
  • Tad Ngeuang Wasserfall
  • Eintrittsgebühr Wat Phou Tempel
  • Fahrt mit dem Bambuszug
  • Phnom Penh: Eintrittsgebühr und geführte Tour S21 Prison und Killing Fields
  • Datanla Wasserfall Eintrittsgebühr
  • My Lai Memorial Eintrittsgebühr
  • Vinh Moc Tunnel Eintrittsgebühr
  • Eintrittsgebühr Thien Duong (Paradise) Höhle
  • Bootstour zu den Trang An Grotten
  • Rundgang durch Hanoi

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar)
  • Unterkünfte
  • Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder
  • optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • 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$8-15 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.

<b>ADD ON - FLEXI UPGRADE</b>
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 "Sonstiges".

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

Bangkok Arrival Pack

Flughafentransfer

Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns - wir beraten Sie gerne!

Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

Eine Übersicht über mögliche optionale Aktivitäten während der Tour schicken wir die auf Wunsch gerne zu. Kontaktiere uns einfach!
Do the LOT! Our ultimate travel pass ventures off the beaten track in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam and is ideal for travellers who have 2months or more to explore!

Discover the sprawling metropolis of Bangkok with its mouth-watering street food and vibrant nightlife. Travel north in Thailand via ancient Ayutthaya and adventurous Chiang Mai, before crossing the border to Laos for a relaxing journey by boat through lush farmland and rugged mountains to the riverside village Ban Pak Nguey. Laos will blow you away with its amazing wilderness and wildlife. You’ll follow narrow mountain roads to scenic rivers and waterfalls, discover underground rivers and caves, visit UNESCO World Heritage sites and experience rural village life with a unique homestay experience. In Cambodia you’ll visit the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat, uncover Cambodia’s gruesome history at the Killing Fields and S21 Prison, try the local cuisine and chill out on the beautiful beaches in the south. Explore Vietnam's buzzing cities, travel through stunning mountain scenery, experience Vietnamese hospitality and local cuisine. Explore newly discovered caves, cycle through rice paddies, visit National Parks, swim in secret swimming spots, traverse tunnels from the Secret War; and relax on some of Asia's finest beaches.


REISEROUTE

ARRIVAL DAY: Bangkok
This is your arrival day in Bangkok.
Sawadee, Sabaidee (hello) and welcome to Stray! 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, make the most of your first night by getting to know each other over a delicious Thai dinner and a few cold beverages on Khao San Road.

Accomodation:
It's best to stay close to Khao San Road. For accommodation and airport transfers add on a Bangkok Arrival Pack.

Included activities:
Welcome Night meeting with Stray Tour Leader and group (Time: 18:00)

TRAVEL DAY: Bangkok to Chiang Mai (via Ayutthaya)
Meet your Stray Tour Leader back at the Stray Bangkok Shop in the morning to depart for the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ayutthaya. We arrive mid-morning, allowing you 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 an invading army. 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.

Included Accomodation:
Overnight train or bus

Included activities:
Temple entry in Ayutthaya

Optional activities:
Bike or boat trip around Ayutthaya Temples.

FREE DAY: Chiang Mai
You'll arrive early in the morning and the whole day 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 play-ground on the longest zip-line in Southeast Asia. This evening you can enjoy dinner at one of the many great restaurants then browse the famous night market, take in a ladyboy show or the Muay Thai boxing or head out for a few drinks with friends.

Accomodation:
Guesthouse located near the historic, old quarter

Optional activities:
Thai cooking course, bike tour, Flight of the Gibbon, trekking, kayaking, mountain biking.

FREE DAY: 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.

Accomodation:
Guesthouse located near the historic, old quarter

Optional activities:
Elephant Nature Park, Thai Cooking Class or get the adrenaline pumping whitewater rafting, abseiling or mountain biking!

TRAVEL DAY: Chiang Mai to 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 into the chilled out town of Houay Xai, our stop for the night.

Accomodation:
Guesthouse with views across the Mekong River

Optional activities:
Visit an ethnic lantern village near Chiang Rai, access the Gibbon Experience from Houay Xai (must hop off for these activities).

Included activities:
White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) visit

TRAVEL DAY: Houay Xai to Ban Pak Nguey (Homestay)
Leaving Houay Xai you’ll board our private slow boat up the Mekong River to the secluded village of Ban Pak Nguey. 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 Ban Pak Nguey 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 Baci (welcoming) ceremony, swim in the river, visit the school and help the kids with an English lesson. Play a game of football with the kids, explore the local temple, go fishing and try the local whiskey. This is a true highlight of any trip to Southeast Asia and exclusive to Stray!

Accomodation:
Village stay includes accommodation in an indigenous family home, traditional Baci Ceremony, dinner, breakfast, local activities and contribution to the village fund/project USD$17

TRAVEL DAY: Ban Pak Nguey to 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. Jumping 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.

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

Optional activities:
Kuang Si Waterfall + bear sanctuary, Rice Experience, traditional cooking class, cycling, trekking or kayak the river.

Included activities:
Pak Ou Caves entrance

FREE DAY: 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 has many 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 photo-shopped, or you can get hands on and become an organic rice farmer for the day on the Rice Experience. You can spend the day cycling or trekking to rural villages, take a cooking class, and tonight head to the night market for a hassle-free bargaining experience and some delicious cheap local food.

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

TRAVEL DAY: Luang Prabang to 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 mountain hill-tribe villages, vast green valleys and rolling hills; and we’ll make a special stop at the ‘loo with a view’. Our journey today takes us to the little riverside town Vang Vieng, best known for being the spot where you can take tubing trips down the Nam Song River stopping along the way at riverside bars and enjoying the beauty of Vang Vieng's landscape as you float downstream. Upon arrival into Vang Vieng there is plenty of time to go tubing, start partying or kick back and watch re-runs of old TV shows playing at the bars around town!

Accomodation:
Family run guesthouse in the centre of the action

Optional activities:
River tubing, cycling, kayaking, rock climbing, caving, visit the Blue Lagoon.

TRAVEL DAY: Vang Vieng to Vientiane
Today we cruise through to the capital of Laos, stopping at the impressive Tham Jang Cave that was once used as a bunker in the 19th century during a Chinese invasion. 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.

Accomodation:
Hotel with modern facilities including WIFI

Included activities:
Tham Jang Cave entrance, highlights of Vientiane

TRAVEL DAY: Vientiane to Kong Lor
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. This is a photographer’s paradise, the gateway to the famous Kong Lor Cave and a great place to get out and go trekking or relax with cold Beer Lao.

Accomodation:
Comfortable garden view bungalows with spectacular views of the karst mountains and just a short drive from the cave

Included activities:
Wat Prabat Phonsone, Kong Lor National Park Entry Fee

FREE DAY: Kong Lor
This morning you’re free to head down to the Cave (Tham Kong Lor to the locals) and venture deep into the 7km abyss! Legend has it the cave was discovered thanks to some lost ducks. The story goes, one day a villager on one side of the island discovered his flock of ducks were missing, only to find them at the village on the other side of the mountain. The villagers put two and two together and decided to send a boat through and, voila, Tham Kong Lor was discovered! Ride in a traditional motorised canoe on an underground river that travels through the centre of the mountain. Take in the amazing rock formations, stalagmites and stalactites, and have a swim in the cool waters at the cave entrance.

Accomodation:
Comfortable garden view bungalows with spectacular views of the karst mountains and just a short drive from the cave

Optional activities:
Kong Lor Cave boat trip

TRAVEL DAY: Kong Lor to Thakhek
Today is a short travel day as we head for the small town of Thakhek on the banks of the Mekong River. Thakhek 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.

Accomodation:
Mekong riverside guesthouse

TRAVEL DAY: Thakhek to 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. Today 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. Then it’s on to Turtle Lake where you might spot and possibly get to feed the sacred soft-shell turtles. 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 Monkey Forest. On arrival, grab some bananas and venture into the forest to get up close with curious and friendly wild rhesus macaque monkeys.

Accomodation:
Rustic Guesthouse with twin share bungalows

Included activities:
- Old Wat Taleow
- Turtle Lake
- Hotay Pidok Library entrance fee

TRAVEL DAY: Xe Champhone to 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 to experience 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.

Accomodation:
Guesthouse with fan or air-conditioned rooms in centre of town surrounded by everything you need

Optional activities:
Tree Top Adventure, waterfall visits including the spectacular Tad Fane

Included activities:
- Bolaven Plateau
- Tad Ngeuang Waterfall Entry Fee

TRAVEL DAY: Pakse to 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 the Angkor Wat. We allow time to explore the site and climb up to the mountain top temple for some spectacular views over the man-made reservoir. We’ll then head south to the backpacker mecca of Si Phan Don, Don Det, otherwise known as the 4000 Islands. Here you can experience the laidback lifestyle and natural beauty of Laos’ landlocked islands. Take a leisurely tubing trip down the Mekong River, float past locals fishing and people lounging on their bamboo riverside verandas. 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.

Accomodation:
Rustic style guesthouse

Optional activities:
Bicycle or tube hire, boat trip to spot Irrawaddy dolphins, fishing.

Included activities:
Wat Phou UNESCO Temple Entry Fee

TRAVEL DAY: Don Det to Siem Reap (Express Day)
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 provincial town of Siem Reap, 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 along the iconic Pub Street.

Accomodation:
Hostel with dorm beds

FREE DAY: Siem Reap
Today is a free day and we highly recommend you use it to explore the 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.

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.

Accomodation:
Hostel with dorm beds

Optional activities:
- Cycle or take a guided tour of the Angkor temple complex
- Khmer circus

TRAVEL DAY: Siem Reap to Battambang (Homestay)
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. Then we make our way to tonight’s village stay, located in the picturesque countryside. You’ll stay in a Cambodian family’s home, experience local community life, visit the school and join in a friendly local game or help the kids with their English. You can wander through the rice paddies, explore the local market, and enjoy a traditional meal with your host family.

Accomodation:
Village stay includes accommodation in a Cambodian family’s home, local activities, dinner, breakfast, and contribution to the village fund/project US$18

Included activities:
Ride on the Bamboo Train

TRAVEL DAY: Battambang to Sihanoukville
A full day today takes us to the popular seaside town Sihanoukville on the Cambodian coast. En route we pass through the bustling riverside Khmer town Kompong Chhnang (pronounced kompong-ch-nang), which its local market and floating village. Arriving in Sihanoukville by late afternoon, settle in at your guesthouse and then you are free to wander down to the beach for a refreshing dip or kick back at one of the many beachfront restaurants and bars. tonight join one of the beach parties or have a seafood BBQ on the beach.

Accomodation:
Guesthouse with private rooms

FREE DAY: Sihanoukville
Today is yours to 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, take a trip out to the surrounding islands, 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 Serendipity Beach.

Accomodation:
Guesthouse with private rooms

Optional activities:
Island tour, jet skis, massage, sailing, snorkelling, scuba diving, party boat, windsurfing, kayaking

TRAVEL DAY: Sihanoukville to Kampot
A 3 hour drive brings us to the little riverside town of Kampot where you will have a free afternoon to visit the 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: a relaxing boat trip where you’ll just sit back, enjoy a 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 seafood at one of the many restaurants on the riverfront - try the fried shrimp with green pepper corns, it’s delish!

Accomodation:
Guesthouse with dorm beds or private rooms

Optional activities:
Sunset River Cruise, tour of the pepper & salt farms.

TRAVEL DAY: Kampot to Koh Tunsay
A short drive this morning brings us to the old French resort town of Kep where we board a traditional Khmer wooden fishing boat and travel for 30 minutes to our sanctuary, Koh Tunsay Island. Once on shore you can explore the mountainous terrain, relax on the beach, swim in the warm sea waters and just watch the sun go down.

Accomodation:
Shared bungalows on the beach

TRAVEL DAY: Koh Tunsay to Phnom Penh
Tearing ourselves away from the beach we take the boat back to the mainland. From here we head 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. This evening you are free to explore the city with a visit to 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.

Accomodation:
Guesthouse near the main tourist area

Optional 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.

Included activities:
S21 Prison and Killing Fields entrance and tour

FREE DAY: 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)!

Accomodation:
Guesthouse near the main tourist area USD20

TRAVEL DAY: Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City (Express Day)
You'll be picked up from your accommodation and taken to the bus station where you’ll board a public bus and head to Moc Bai on the Vietnamese border, where you will be processed through immigration (you will need to organise your visa in advance) 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 cruise among the millions of motorbikes, or choose a restaurant teeming with locals for a taste of the best cuisine.
This sector is unguided.

Accomodation:
Centrally located hotel or guesthouse

Optional activities:
Mekong Delta Stray Adventure, cyclo tour of the city, War Remnants Museum, Old Presidential Palace, Ben Thanh Market, guided tour of the Ho Chi Minh City and Cu Chi Tunnels, Water Puppet Theatre.

FREE DAY: 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.

Accomodation:
Centrally located hotel or guesthouse

TRAVEL DAY: Ho Chi Minh City to 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 20 metre 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 one of many friendly cafes selling excellent coffee on every corner.

Accomodation:
Local guesthouse

Optional activities:
Visit the local market and grab yourself a bargain, rock climbing, Crazy House, mountain biking tours, motorbike tours, coffee & tea plantation tours, abseiling and rappelling.

Included activities:
Dantanla Waterfall entrance

FREE DAY: Da Lat
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 here, but many people choose to go on 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, 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 exploration of surrealist architecture.

Accomodation:
Local guesthouse in the centre of town

TRAVEL DAY: Da Lat to Bai Xep
Leaving behind the cool climate of Da Lat we’ll head for the Vietnamese coast, stopping for refreshments and for those who want to hop off at the coastal city of Nha Trang. 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, untouched by rampant tourism, where locals wave and greet you with smiles.

Accomodation:
Dorm accommodation on the beach USD $10, includes light breakfast.

Optional activities:
Hike to a waterfall, go swimming or snorkelling, relax on the beach or feast on all you can eat BBQ and beer!

FREE DAY: 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.

Accomodation:
Dorm accommodation on the beach

TRAVEL DAY: Bai Xep to Hoi An
A coastal drive takes us to the popular tourist spot 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, before arriving in Hoi An. A UNESCO World Heritage town, Hoi An is a must see town, 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.

Accomodation:
Centrally located, family-run hotel

Optional activities:
Tailoring, bicycle tours, scuba diving, cooking classes, sunrise or sunset kayak cruise, rock climbing, motorbike tours, or a traditional painting and lantern making class.

Included activities:
My Lai Memorial entrance

FREE DAY: 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 this is when Hoi An really turns on its charm. Paper and fabric lanterns are lit throughout 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.

Accomodation:
Centrally located, family run hotel

TRAVEL DAY: Hoi An to Hue
Today you head for Hue, Vietnam’s most liveable city. Here the people are friendly and modern architecture sits side by side with century old buildings. 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 and discover a little bit of the ‘real’ Vietnam.

Accomodation:
Local guesthouse - private room with breakfast included

Optional 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.

TRAVEL DAY: Hue to 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 in 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.

Accomodation:
Comfortable hotel dorm or private room with breakfast included

Optional activities:
Cycling, caving, kayaking, Dark Cave Adventure.

Included activities:
Vinh Moc Tunnels Entry Fee

FREE DAY: Phong Nha
Today 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, phallus shaped stalagmites and stalactites, claw shaped formations, 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 caves 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.

Accomodation:
Comfortable hotel dorm or private room with breakfast included

Included activities:
Thien Duong Cave Entry Fee

TRAVEL DAY: Phong Nha to 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 and you have time to wander around and acquaint yourself with the town before dinner.

Accomodation:
Locally run hotel with excellent restaurants nearby

Optional activities:
Hire a bicycle, hop off and explore the surrounding limestone mountains, multi-day trekking options.

TRAVEL DAY: Ninh Binh to 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 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.”

Accomodation:
Local guesthouse or hotel or backpacker-style dorm.

Included activities:
Trang An Grottoes boat trip

DEPARTURE DAY: Hanoi
This morning your Tour Leader will take you out to see the main sights of Hanoi on foot. We start our walking tour by visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then the old Royal Palace Gardens and Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House. From there, we’ll head over to the One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. The main tour will end at Koto Restaurant and Training Centre for refreshments; those that are feeling fit can carry on to the Old Hanoi Hilton Prison and finish at Hoan Kiem Lake.

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 breathtaking 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 activities:
Halong Bay cruise, Trip to Sapa

Included activities:
Hanoi city walking tour
Zurzeit sind leider keine Reisen verfügbar.
BUSPASS "LOT"
Reisedauer: min. 39 Tage (Empfehlung: 57 Tage)

Stray Asia ist das Hop-On Hop-Off Reisenetzwerk für abenteuerlustige Reisende jeden Alters in Südostasien. Getreu dem Motto "Get further off the beaten track" kommst du in den Genuss einzigartiger und 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 abgelegene Gebiete abseits der Touristenpfade zu erkunden, die nicht mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln zu erreichen sind. Reisen mit Stray sind bequem, gut organisiert und stressfrei. Begleitet werden die "Hop On Hop Off" Touren von erfahrenen und gut ausgebildeten Reiseleitern. Diese zeigen dir die besten Orte zum Essen, Trinken und Einkaufen, buchen für dich Übernachtungen und Aktivitäten, schlagen kulturelle Brücken und bieten einen echten Mehrwert in entlegenen Regionen. 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 nur exklusiv für Stray-Traveller reserviert sind. Eine Besonderheit sind die Aufenthalte bei Gastfamilien, bei denen du in traditionellen Häusern wohnst, dabei am echten Dorfleben teilnimmst und Zeit mit den Einheimischen verbringen kannst. Der Transport erfolgt in eigenen Stray-Reisebussen, die sicher, zuverlässig und pünktlich sind. Entdecke zusammen mit gleichgesinnten jungen und junggebliebenen Reisenden aus der ganzen Welt. Erlebe Südostasien mit einer großen Flexibilität und in deinem eigenen Tempo.

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 kontaktieren dich, um mit dir deine Reisetermine zu besprechen, denn alle Strecken des Buspasses müssen vorab reserviert werden. Du hast natürlich unterwegs die Möglichkeit, die Daten der einzelnen Streckenabschnitte zu ändern (vorbehaltlich Verfügbarkeit).

3. Sobald alle Strecken gebucht sind, erhältst du von uns die Buchungsbestätigung.

4. Für die weitere Reiseplanung senden wir dir per E-Mail deine persönlichen Zugangsdaten, mit denen du dich auf der Stray Website einloggen und die Daten deines Buspasses überprüfen und managen kannst. Hier kannst du auch Ausflüge und Übernachtungen hinzubuchen oder auch die Reisetage einzelner Streckenabschnitte ändern.

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

Abreisetage
2 Abfahrten pro Woche von jedem Übernachtungsstopp.

Anreisetage in Bangkok (Tourstart): Montag & Freitag
Abreisetage 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:
- 38 Übernachtungen gemäß Reiseverlauf (davon 1 Nacht im Nachtbus/-zug)
- Übernachtung in Gästehäusern, Hostels und Stray Homestays
- 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 und Eintritt zur Bärenauffangstation
- Kong Lor Höhle: geführte Bootstour
- Xe Champhone: Monkey Forest
- Angkor Wat: ganztägige geführte Tour durch die Tempelanlage
- Angkor Wat: Eintrittsticket zum Phare - dem kambodschanischen Zirkus inkl. Abendessen
- Kampot: Sunset River Cruise
- Dalat & Umgebung: ganztägige geführte Motoradtour
- Hoi An: zweistündige Flussschifffahrt
- Hue: Motorradtour

AUFPREIS Flexi Upgrade für den Buspass "LOT":
Einzelzimmer: 1.700 EUR
Doppelzimmer: 1.250 EUR

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

1. Entdecke Orte die niemand sonst kennt. Stray bringt dich an Orte, an denen keine anderen Touren oder Busse stoppen. Orte die nicht einmal auf der Karte 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 dieser sind schon 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 aus dem Bus auszusteigen (Hop off), und wieder einzusteigen (Hop on), 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.