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Frequently Asked Questions

In order to prepare well for the trip to Thailand and Indochina, please read through below information, people generally ask. If you have further questions, please contact us.


How can I get a visa for Thailand and Indochina?

Thais tourist visa are exemption for 41 countries and valid for 30 days. Please check our Thailand Travel Tips page. Cambodian visa can be obtained on arrival at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap International Airports. The visa fee is USD20. Please take 2 passport sized photos for your visa application. Visas are also available at border crossing on Thailand, Vietnam and Laos border points. Travelers can also apply for Cambodian online. Vietnam visa are also exemptions for most Asean countries, Korea, Japan & Scandinavians (2005). All other citizens are required to get an entry visa before departure or a pre-approved entry visa (visa is issued on arrival at Vietnam’s International Airports) supplied before arrival in Vietnam. Please contact Vietnam embassy or consulate office in your country. We can also help to arrange Vietnam visa when you are traveling with us in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia and you wish to extend or combine the trip to Vietnam. We normally need 2 to 5 working days to get your Vietnamese visa issued and the price is vary. Laos visa can also be obtained on arrival at the airport and most border crossing points except the border with Cambodia. Passport's holders of all nationalities are required to apply for Laos tourist visa except Japan and ASEAN countries. Visa cost ranges from $20 (China) to $42 (Canada).  Sweden is $31, $35 for the USA, UK and most of Europe, $40 for India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and $30 for Australia and other countries. To save your time applying tourist visas for Cambodia and Laos we have visa forms for both countries available. Please e-mail us for the forms: info@indochina-adventure.com  


How much are the airport taxes?

Cambodia international airport tax is USD25 and USD6 for domestic airport tax. The airport taxes have to be paid in cash at the airport. Travelers who exit Cambodia by land border, do not require to pay for any departure tax. Thailand international airport tax has increased from 500 to 700 Thais Baht starting from February 2007. Thailand domestic airport tax is 40 Baht. Vietnam International Airport tax is:   US$14  per adult and US$ 7 per child. Domestic flights: US$2.5 per adult at Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City airports. Laos international aiport tax is: USD 10 and domestic flights is Kip 5,000. The airport tax is free of charge for children under 12 years old and transit passengers proceeding to onward destination within the same day and not leaving the transit lounge.

How many people can you start the trip?

Our minimum size to start the trip is 02 people. When sending a request to us, please let us know:

- The name of the trip you would like to join.
- Your preferable traveling dates. If not we can tailor make the trip for you.
- How many people would like to join the trip with you.
- Your nationalities


Do you do tailor make trip?

Indochina Adventures offer both set departure trips and tailored made trip. Indochina Adventures tailored make trips for many companies, charity challenges, cycling clubs and individuals. The best trips come form the best tailored trip made by our experts for cycling in Thailand and Indochina.


How old are the people on your trips?

This can be vary from tour to tour. We also mention in each tour details. Generally, the age ranks from 12 to 70. Normally, people on our trips are from USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Our clients are sociable and they return to us and want to travel with us to some other parts of South East-Asia. Everybody is welcome on our tours and the mixture of ages and nationalities is one of the great things about our groups. 


Do you offer tours to other countries in Asia?

We have been contacted by some of our previous customers to arrange trips in Asia. Now we only offer only trips only in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. Soon we will offer set departure tours to other countries in Asia.

What type of bikes do you use? Can we bring our own bike?

We use brand new Trek 4300-4500. Trek is durable and suitable all kinds of road, especially in Cambodia. You can bring your own bike and it costs around USD150 to ship your bike to Thailand and Indochina.


Is it safe now to do trekking in Cambodia?

It is safe now to do trekking in Cambodia following our suggested itinerary. We have done the research on the trekking track. With our experienced trekking guide, we will assure the security and follow the safety guideline.


Travel Insurance

We recommend that all tourists travel to Thailand and Indochina should purchase travel insurance including evacuation. The good clinic to recommend in Siem Reap are Angkor International Hospital and Ly Sreyvyna. In Phnom Penh, SOS International clinic and Royal Rattanak Hospital. All our cycling guides are trained with first aid and we have first aid kit in the support van.


Do I need any vaccination before traveling to Thailand and Indochina?

Traveling to Cambodia, do not require any vaccination.  But we recommend travelers to take malaria tablet, Tamiflue for Swine and Birds flues. Tamiflue can purchase locally at USD32 per packet of 10 tablets.


What is the weather like in Thailand and Indochina?

Essentially Thailand and Indochina have four seasons. November to February is cool and dry. March to May is hot and dry. June to August is hot and wet. September to October is cool and wet. The months of November, December and January are usually considered the best for tourists with lower temperatures and reduced humidity levels. April is generally the hottest month. The monsoons during June and October usually follow a pattern of clear mornings with a period of rain in the late afternoons. Normally the rain lasts for just 1-2 hours. So it still a good period of cycling. We recommend to start early around 07h00 and finish before it rains as our average cycling is around 70km a day.


How should I dress in Thailand and Indochina?

Thailand and Indochina experiences a tropical climate almost year round so lightweight clothing is best. In the cooler months warmer clothing may be required, especially during the evenings and in mountainous areas. Tourists should remember to dress modestly and remove their footwear and hat when entering places of religious significance such as Buddhist temple. Indochina are still a conservative countryies in some area we recommend to have dress below knee such as Royal Palace. So, please bring some clothes in your bag-pack to cover the knees. You can leave your day back in our support van.


What languages are spoken in Thailand and Indochina?

The official language of Cambodia is Khmer, Thais in Thailand, Vietnamese  and Laos. English is increasingly prevalent, especially amongst younger people in the cities, while French is also spoken by some. However, we recommend travelers to learn some basic phrases in Khmer. The kids always welcome you by shouting "hello" while cycling along the road. Most of our cycling group find out that it is part of the enjoyable trip and feel people are so welcome, especially the kids.
 
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16 Days
Saigon, Cai Be, Vinh Long, Can Tho, Chau Doc, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Angkor, Kampong Thom, Kampong Cham, Kratie, Stung Treng, Laos, 4 Thousand Islands, Wat Phu, Pakse
Thailand and Cambodia Tours (IND02)
12 Days
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Tour Cambodia Lao Explorer (IND03)
11 Days
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Tour Vietnam Cambodia Explorer (IND04)
10 Days
SAI GON , CAI BE, VINH LONG, CAN THO, CHAU DOC, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Angkor, River of Thosand lingas, Beng Mealea
Cambodia Tour 5 Days / 4 Nights (CAMAKT03)
5 Days
Cambodia Tour to visit bustling Phnom Penh capital - Angkor temples - Bateay Srei - River of Thousand Lings known as Kbal Spean - Tonle Sap Lake
Angkor Tour 5 Days / 4 Nights (CAMAKT04)
5 Days
Indiana Jones temple Beng Mealea, Angkor complex and Tonle Sap lake
Rattanakiri Tribe & Nature (CAMTRIBE)
4 Days
Phnom Penh-Rattanakiri-Hill Tribe and Trekking - Elephant ride
Angkor Tour (CAMAK03)
4 Days
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Indochina Bike Tours (INDOCY01)
21 Days
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Luang Prabang to Angkor (LAOSCY010)
21 Days
Luang Prabang to Vientiane, Pakse, 4 Thousand Islands, Stung Treng, Kratie, Mondulkiri, Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, Siem Reap
Indochina Adventures (INDOCY02)
17 Days
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Bangkok to Saigon (THCY01)
15 Days
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Cambodia Adventure (CAMCYC3)
12 Days
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