15-Days Indochina Backpacking

Hola everyone! Welcome to my Eklavu Diaries. Today I’m gonna be sharing to you the details of our 15-day Indochina Backpacking last December 2019 and how I planned it. Will also give you some tips kung paano din magiging possible ang inyong trip. 

The Indochina trail is South East Asia’s most infamous travel route. A popular itinerary crosses 3 countries, namely ThailandCambodia & Vietnam.

When I build the itinerary for the trip, I first thought kung anong klaseng traveller ba ako.  What kind of Traveler are you? Why do you travel?  Because your itinerary will be built on how you want to travel. 

Adventurous? Foodie?  Party/Drinker? Shopping?  Chill-out or Retreaters?  Soul Searcher?

For me, I am a foodie. when you see our ASEAN Backpacking series vlogs (link of the playlist below) we ate a lot! Because I wanna discover the culture and history of a country through their food. I am also mixed adventure-seeker and chill-out traveler that’s why as much as we want to visit all places, I also wanted to recharge and rest my soul to appreciate all the things that’s happening.  Mas gusto ko na eexplore ang nature na Pilipinas kaya hindi muna ako masyado nagfofocus dun. I focused more on discovering their history and culture through their foods and museums. 

It’s okay to check out blogs/vlogs but you can Personalize your itinerary base on what kind of traveler you are and create your own amazing experience base on what you truly want! 

Here’s our itinerary:

DAY 1: MARBLE MOUNTAIN AND HOI AN

On day 1 we explored the Marble Mountains. it’s a cluster of five marble and limestone hills located in Ngũ Hành Sơn District, south of Da Nang city in Vietnam. The five mountains are named after the five elements: Kim (metal), Thuy (water), Moc (wood), Hoa (fire) and Tho (earth). The only mountain accessible for public is the Thuy (water). Read More

We also toured Hoi An. It was an amazing experience. – Old Town Hội An, the city’s historic district, is recognized as an exceptionally well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century, its buildings and street plan reflecting a blend of indigenous and foreign influences. (wikipedia)

DAY 2: BA NA HILLS

Bà Nà Hill Station is a hill station and resort located in the Trường Sơn Mountains west of the city of Da Nang, in central Vietnam. The station, advertised as “the Da Lat of Danang province” by local tourism authorities, was founded in 1919 by French colonists. Wikipedia

DAY 3 – DIY DAY TOUR IN HO CHI MIN

Ho Chi Minh is one of my favorite city, packed with culture, tradition, history and streets with delicious food, it’s no doubt one of the cities you need to visit in Asia. And the coolest thing is that, Vietnam is the cheapest country Asia so you really can stretch your money and enjoy a lot of things while in Saigon.

DAY 4 – DAY TRIP TO MEKONG DELTA

DAY 5: TRAVEL ( HO CHI MINH TO PNOHM PENH)

DAY 5: FOOD TRIP IN SIEM REAP & REST, REST, REST

DAY 6: TEMPLE HOPPING IN ANGKOR NATIONAL PARK

Visiting the Angkor Wat has been on my bucket list for the longest time and I feel very fortunate that I was able to visit it before the pandemic happened because Cambodia now imposes a travel charge of $3000.00 when you want to visit that country, and that I cannot afford ahahha. Read More

DAY 7: TRAVEL SIEM REAP TO BANGKOK TO CHIANG MAI

All day travel, practically spent 24 hours in a bus.

DAY 8: FIRST DAY IN CHIAN MAI: REST A LOT AND FOOD TRIP

DAY 9: TOUR IN THE OLD CITY AND EXPERIENCING FLOATING LANTERNS

New Year in Chiang Mai? Sooooo Happy!

DAY 10: MEETING MY SOUL ANIMAL AND THAILAND’S HIGHEST PEAK

DAY 11: REST AND EXPLORING DOI SUTHEP

DAY 12: ARRIVAL IN BANGKOK, FOOD TRIP AND MEETING WITH FRIENDS

DAY 13: BANGKOK FOOD TRIP AND TEMPLE HOPPING

DAY 14: BUYING PASALUBONG

DAY 15: BACK TO MANILA

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