September 21, 2015

Overland Penang - Laos Trip Cost

So finally habis jugak blog about this trip.. haha.. 

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Butterworth - Bangkok - Vientiane - Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang
Duration : 25 Jan 2014 ~ 3 Feb 2014  (10 days)

Refer here and here for the posts about the trip.

Transportation

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Flight KL - Penang (MAS) - RM 58
  • Flight Vientiane - KL (AirAsia) - USD 49 ~ RM 158
Total = RM 216

Penang
  • Bus from airport to jetty - RM 2.70
  • Taxi to Sungai Petani - RM 60
Total = RM 62.70

Bangkok/Ayutthaya
  • Train Bangkok - Nong Khai - 758 Baht
  • BTS from Nana to Asok - 15 Baht
  • MRT from Asok to Hua Lamphong - 27 Baht
  • Train to Ayutthaya - 15 Baht
  • Ferry to island - 4 Baht
  • Rent bicycle - 50 Baht
  • Ferry to mainland - 4 Baht
  • Train to Bangkok - 15 Baht
  • MRT from Hua Lamphong to Asok - 27 Baht
  • BTS from Asok to Nana - 15 Baht
  • BTS from Nana to Siam - 25 Baht
  • BTS from Siam to Nana - 25 Baht
  • MRT to Hua Lamphong - 27 Baht
  • Train to Thanaleng - 20 Baht
Total = 1027 Baht ~ ( RM 114 )

Vientiane
  • Minivan to hostel from train station - 150 Baht
  • Tuk-tuk sightseeing around Vientiane - 100,000 Kip
  • Bus ticket to Vang Vieng - 50,000 Kip
Total = 150 Baht ( ~ RM 16 ) & 150,000 Kip ( ~ RM 70 )

Vang Vieng
  • Bicycle rent - 10,000 Kip
  • Tuk-tuk back to town - 30,000 Kip
  • Bus ticket to Luang Prabang - 120,000 Kip
Total = 160,000 Kip ( ~ RM 75 )

Luang Prabang
  • Bicycle rent - 10,000 Kip
  • Minivan to Kuang Si Waterfall - 50,000 Kip
  • Flight Luang Prabang - Vientiane (Lao Airlines) - USD 99.50
Total = 60,000 Kip ( ~ RM 28 ) & USD 99.50 ( ~ RM 320 )

Total transportation costs = RM 901.7


Accommodation
  • Bangkok : FREE!
  • Vientiane - Sihome Backpackers : 50,000 Kip for 1 night
  • Vang Vieng - Bountang Hotel : 150,000 Kip for 1 night (share 2 person = 75,000 Kip )
  • Luang Prabang - LPQ Backpackers : 100,000 Kip for 2 nights
  • Vientiane - Dansavanh Hotel : USD 22 for 1 night
Total = 225,000 Kip ( ~ RM 106 ) & USD 22 ( ~ RM 70 )

Total accommodation costs = RM 176


Meals

Penang : RM 26

Bangkok/Ayutthaya : 808 Baht ( ~ RM 90 )

Vientiane : 28000 Kip ( ~ RM 13 )

Vang Vieng : 68,000 Kip ( ~ RM 32 )

Luang Prabang : 87,000 Kip ( ~ RM 41 )

Total meals cost = RM 202


Attractions

Bangkok/Ayutthaya
  • Wat Mahathat - 50 Baht
  • Wat Ratchaburana - 50 Baht
  • Wat Phra Si Sanphet - 50 Baht
Total = 150 Baht ( ~ RM 16.70 )

Vientiane
  • Buddha Park - 5,000 Kip
  • Pha Tat Luang - 5,000 Kip
Total = 10,000 Kip ( ~ RM 4.70 )

Vang Vieng
  • Blue Lagoon - 10,000 Kip
Total = 10,000 Kip ( ~ RM 4.70 )

Luang Prabang
  • Tour to Pak Ou Cave - 70,000 Kip
  • Pak Ou Cave - 20,000 Kip
  • Kuang Si Waterfall - 20,000 Kip
  • Wat Xieng Thong - 20,000 Kip
 Total = 130,000 Kip ( ~ RM 61  )

 Total attractions cost = RM 87.10

Miscellaneous

Bangkok/Ayutthaya
  • Sim card - 49 Baht
  • Top up - 160 Baht
  • Toilet @ train station - 3 Baht
Total = 212 Baht ( ~ RM 23.70 )

Vientiane
  • Sim card - 30,000 Kip
Total = 30,000 Kip ( ~ RM 14 )

Vang Vieng
  • Bridge crossing - 6,000 Kip
  • Pants - 50,000 Kip
Total = 56,000 Kip ( ~ RM 26 )

Luang Prabang
  • Souvenirs - 85,000 Kip
  • Massage - 70,000 Kip
  • AirAsia Excess baggage - USD 36
Total = 155,000 Kip ( ~ RM 73 ) & USD 36 ( ~ RM 115 )

Total miscellaneous costs = RM 251.70


GRAND TOTAL = RM 1618.50


Quite cheap kan? No wonder all the Mat Sallehs like to travel in the South East Asia countries.

2 comments:

John | Kaki Berangan said...

good job rara! next plan mcm nk g laos pulak. thank you!

rara said...

@John: Hehe.. good job kena potong markah sebab malas nak update. ;p Anyway, gooo visit Laos! Especially Luang Prabang.