You have your favorite vacation destination and you are going back, again, this year, because you just don’t have time to do all the research to plan a trip to somewhere new and exciting? You don’t have to spend o a lot of time. Keep reading and get excited about traveling somewhere new, seeing something different and exciting – and still stay within your budget!
This example for a Dream Trip is meant to show you how much you can see of the world for so little. And, even better, you don’t have to become an expert to make it happen!
Traveler: 2 people
Starting from: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York
Experience: History, City Fun & Beach Getaway
Trip Duration: 2 weeks
Budget: $2,100 for air fare and hotels
You are starting your dream trip in Bangkok, the City of Angels. You are staying at the Pathumwan Princess, enjoying the traditional Thai hospitality. On your first day, you explore the history of the Siam kingdoms, visit the Grand Palace and Wat Po and you see the city from the Cha Phraya river. In the evening, you enjoy the spectacular views over the city from the rooftop bar at Vertigo. Your next day, you shop till you drop at the many malls along Sukhumvit Road, starting with Terminal 21, a uniquely Thai mall. You spent the evening on the river, enjoying the outdoor market, food and entertainment at Asiatique!
On the third day, you fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap, Cambodia, to visit the ancient temples of Angkor Wat! You check into the Le Meridien Angkor (using points or cash) and relax for two busy days of sight seeing. In the morning, your driver picks you up to see the beautiful temples of Banteay Srei and Angkor Wat. You spend the evening in downtown Siem Reap, emjoying great food, drinks and music! On your second day, your private tour continues and your driver takes you to the jungle temple you might now from the Lara Croft movie, Ta Phrom, and to the ancient temple city of Ankor Thom. You enjoy a massage to relax your legs from two days of walking around the temples and another dinner in town.
You return to Bangkok and hop into a car to take you straight to the pier in Ban Phe town. You hop onto the speed boat to take you to the beach of Ko Samed island. You wade through the warm waters onto the soft beach and the staff of the Samed Villa Resort welcomes you for your relaxing stay. You have four days to relax and recharge, enjoying the days on the beach and swimming in the warm water. You have relaxing massages at bargain prices and have dinner with your toes in the sand and the waves crashing onto the beach just steps away. After dinner, you enjoy the shows of fire dancers on the beach or head to the Silver Sands club for drinks and dancing!
As your dream trip comes to an end, your speed boat picks you up on the beach and you head back to Bangkok in your private car. You have one more night to enjoy the nightlife Bangkok has to offer and to fill your luggage with all the great bargains the markets have to offer!
In two weeks, you have seen the history of two great civilizations, had fun in one of the most vibrant cities of Asia and relaxed on the beach to recharge you for your life at home! And all of that for $2,100 (air and hotel only) for two people, flying in economy (at currently available fares) and staying in the mid-scale and upscale hotels I highlighted!
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