Asia Trek

September 7, 2006 at 12:51 pm 1 comment

I want to go to Asia during company shutdown.

Best case scenario (aka I’m dreaming):

  • 12/20/07-1/20/07
  • Flight have layover in Taiwan and cost around $700 (I want to know where did that site get those price for Dec time).
  • Singapore for 3 nights.
  • Malayasia (tour or self-guide) for 4-7 nights.
  • Join a tour group for Cambodia and part of Thailand for 7-10 nights.
  • Self-guide around Thailand around Thailand for 5-7 nights.
  • Taiwan for 4-6 nights.
  • Tour book say $20-$30 per day is enough for decent travel, $15 for budget
  • So whole trip can be done around $1,500 (theoretically speaking)

Realistic Estimates:

  • 12/26/06 – 1/20/07 (because airfare is $300 cheaper after xmas)
  • Airfare will cost around $1,200, perhaps with even a few hundreds extra if I choose to stay a few days in Taiwan
  • If find a tour instead of just flight, probably around $2000 for 10-14 days tour around just Cambodia and Thailand. And probably pay a few hundreds extra for return at later dates.
  • Probably will spend $40-50/day due to peak traveling season.

Asia Trek Plan:

  1. Determine where are the must visit locations (9/8/06)
  2. Call travel agency & surf internet for best deals on flight and tour (9/9-9/16)
  3. Tell Boss the vacation dates 
  4. Get deposit from those that wants to go with me and reserve the tour/flight (9/19)
  5. Research locations that I will be on self-guide (Sept – Dec)
  6. Prepare for the trip (Sept – Dec)

Post 9/19 Activities:

If have any money left, plan a weekend trip for somewhere nearby


Entry filed under: Deals and Discounts, Expenses.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Airfare « Money Babble  |  September 26, 2006 at 5:10 pm

    […] After weeks of reading and researching for the Asia Trip and at the same time, calling numerous travel agents. After I determined places to visit and visited/called a handful of agencies, I bought a round trip flight (LAX – BKK, with one stopover at Taiwan) from China Airlines today for $1,039.10 (included tax). […]


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