Stray Asia
Hop-On Hop-Off ToursSightseeing Tours
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Stray Asia's travel network has been designed for travellers who want to see all the highlights and get further off the beaten track. Our hop-on hop-off bus will take you through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar. It's the best way to travel Asia hassle-free and safely at your own pace, with a group of fun, like-minded backpackers. Choose a Flexi Tour or a Flexible Travel Pass.
Bangkok, Thailand

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Connorcook95
Essex, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
By far the best group tour we have been on.Our local Guide Adam and Driver Charles were fantastic from start to finish, always on hand to translate, teach us about local traditions and recommend food.

Both Adam and Charles spoke very good english and had an abundance of knowledge about the local people, animals and History.

The Tour is slightly more expensive than other Sabah tours but it was definitely worth it.

-The accommodation is unique and high quality, the highlight of which is the 2 night Jungle Camp on the Kinabatangan river.We had our own cabin with electricity and a fan

-Most meals are included so we didn't need to budget too much , i think we spent about MYR 300 each over the 10 days (mostly on beers)

-Journeys are around 3-4 hours between each town so days aren't wasted In the Van.

- The included activities were more than enough, we didn't feel the need to add on anything. 4 jungle river cruises and 2 night walks, Sunbear and Orang-utan centre visits, Turtle conservation centre and Kinabalu NP.

The general pace of the tour is well planned and we never got bored or felt rushed anywhere.

We came across tour groups from different companies who werent happy about paying extra for things we had included like entrance fees etc, so overall we are glad we picked Stray.
Written March 17, 2020
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Ryan Murdoch
New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The first time I ever travelled to Asia was on this Borneo Trip and it exceeded all expectations. Borneo has the best beaches, very friendly locals, and amazing wildlife encounters. The accommodation provided by Stray was at a very high quality and the guides were very helpful, knowledgeable and a lot of fun. Cannot wait to travel again with Stray!
Written September 16, 2019
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Harriet E
London, UK2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
Was so much fun, met some amazing people, saw some incredible sights. Overall a really good way of travelling alone or with a friend. Hopping off in many places was ideal but the timing was limited to one or three days and wasn't as flexible as I would've liked. Tour guides were all legends and so much fun. Great senses of humour. Made lots of friends for life and memories that I'll never forget.
Written November 16, 2018
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Thank you Harriet :) we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review.
Written November 18, 2018
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sjdean46
Charlotte, NC2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
Stray asia is certainly cheaper than most tour companies for the area, and if weren't for that I would be much more frustrated with the program. Overall I would say it was "pretty good" but I wouldn't exactly rush out to do it again.

The accommodation was frequently below average in the area...everything from cockroaches, to no hot water - sometimes even no running water. I say below average in the area because yes these areas were more rural than the western world, but almost every place, there were other hostels in the area similar (or cheaper) in price that were much much nicer accomodation. In addition, if you are a solo traveler they don't pair you up with anyone so you're left paying for a whole room to yourself, rather than sharing a dorm.

In addition, I felt the company didn't always have the highest values. This was especially pertinent in the homestay visit in Cambodia, where we were told that we were buying school supplies for a local school. When we got to the school we were swarmed by children and told to hand out items that encouraged a greedy and selfish behavior in the children. Some children physically grabbed us, or would follow us around for up to two hours begging for toys, even though some had many and other children had none. This could have been done completely differently; the children at school should have been told to sit down and we would pass out supplies, or the supplies would go directly to the classroom rather than individual children. It astounded myself and the other travelers that Stray would support such horrible behavior that had a negative impact on the community.

The tour guides were so kind and helpful, but they were simply area guides, they didn't know history or a ton of information on sites we visited. I thoroughly enjoyed spending personal time with them -- we all went out to eat together almost every night -- but if you're looking for a lot of information on where you are/seeing, you have to add in a third party guide or read up on your own.

If you have already purchased Stray, I'm sure you will have a good time, but I wouldn't tell my friends to rush out and go travel with them.
Written August 19, 2018
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Stray's preferred accommodation providers are carefully selected on criteria that ensures the best value in terms of cleanliness, comfort, location and price. We typically stay in basic family-operated guesthouses, budget hotels or hostels. We visit the accommodation regularly to check they are of a good standard, but it can take a while to get back to the same accommodation and if the standards have slipped we like to know about it. If you would like to provide more feedback about the accommodation that was not up to an acceptable standard, please email feedback@straytravel.co.nz so we can look into it further. Stray also offer a completely flexible option of only purchasing the guided hop-on hop-off travel pass, which allows passengers to choose their own accommodation and activities as they go which can be a good option for customers who prefer to book their own accommodation to their liking. We've also taken on board your feedback about your experience at the homestay in Cambodia and have passed that on to management, thank you for letting us know about this.
Written August 29, 2018
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Ryan Bratten
Portstewart, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Well organised tour but not too structured that you feel you have to follow the program. You can jump on and off the bus when you want and don’t have to do any of the activities if you don’t want to. Well worth the money and a great experience
Written November 9, 2018
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Thanks so much for writing us a review! We're glad that you enjoyed the flexibility of travelling with Stray :)
Written November 11, 2018
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Laura
Palma de Mallorca, Spain5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
I had a great experience with Stray Asia. We visited many places both in Thailand and Laos in only 18 days and we made the most of it thanks to the activities they had arranged for us and also thanks to the amazing tour guides (Onh and Pao) that we were lucky to have.
I highly recommend this or any experience as long as it's with Stray!
Written September 30, 2018
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Thank you Laura! We're glad you made the most of your trip and had a great experience :)
Written October 1, 2018
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Shara T
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Stray is an amazing way to travel Asia! Highly recommend the guides are all incredible!l and so happy to help!
Written September 7, 2018
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KayR1
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Love Stray Asia. The tour leaders are so good! Outstanding English, funny, informative guides. So knowledgeable about the areas we travelled. Being part of the tour group is amazing as you make new friends and share your experiences along the way.
Written August 22, 2018
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Thank you so much for the great review!
Written August 29, 2018
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Callum M
Shrewsbury, UK79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Enjoyed our experience. The guides are knowledgeable. The transport could be better and some of the stops on the buses are a bit dodgy but it's all part of the experience. Thoroughly enjoyed and the guides are very helpful
Written August 9, 2018
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Thanks for your review Callum. We do hire the best private transport we can get, but yes in Asia transport might not be quite the same as you get back home. We're glad you enjoyed your trip and travelling with our guides.
Written August 29, 2018
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Lindsey C
Marrakech, Morocco35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
This pass was brilliant to see loads of Thailand and Laos in a quick time frame. I would’ve loved to use the hop off facility however so if you can make time to do this as there is loads to do especially in Chang Mai. Our guide Sunny was brilliant.
I had the flexi so all my accommodation and activities were included. This was great for budgeting and would be ace if you were in a group however I was solo. I don’t think I’d recommend this to solo travellers as it means that your locked into your acitivities and the rest of your group are unlikely to do the same...so you have to go yourself.
I also had a situation where I was the only one on the bus from Chang Mai to Luang Prabang. My guide and Stray were great and I got a VIP tour, however it would’ve been better to have a group. Sunny did say he’d never seen it happen before so I was unlucky!
Written April 6, 2018
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