Can someone tell me exactly how are folks able to travel SEA countries for so cheap
I’m looking for tickets for the Nov since last month. It’s close to 2 months before travel and i almost always see that the ticket prices are like 15-20k if you add check in luggage one way. Min 30k both ways.
I checked for ticket prices for Feb 2024 and even then the round ticket with check in baggage is 23k and that’s with a 15 hour layover. I Don’t know how many folks are into a 15 hour layover and i certainly don’t think most any travel person whose videos I’ve seen did that.
And if you are doing Bangkok and Phuket round trip, it’s gonna cost you at 8k again with a checked baggage.
And with 5k VOA, just this much only ends up costing like just these things alone is 40k
Not sure how many women will pick 700-900 hostels. Many of those hostels are not in city center and traveling will be a pain. But sure, let’s pick those. That’s still some good 6k for 6N trip.
Taxi prices in Phuket are insane. It’s basically showing you 400baht for 10km which is 1k cost. Heck just a cab from airport to your hotel or visa versa will be 600-1000. You will definitely need some good budget to travel in the city. I would say like 1k per day if i imagine you walk and use public transport in Bangkok to compensate for Phuket prices.
Food for any vegetarian is like 400-500 per meal. That’s roughly 1k per day and 7k for a 7 day trip.
And i haven’t even added any of the cost of activities. That one Phi phi Island tour is 4-5k.
40k tickets and visa + 6k hostels + 7k meals + 5k phi phi tour + 8k transportation for 7 days and flight transfers + travel insurance alone is close to 70k. And this is a very budget option. I haven’t even added any water sports or any other attractions in Bangkok.
Does everybody carry only 7kgs ?? Is that enough??
Or there is some hack everyone knows that I’m unable to see.