Stray Asia

Stray Asia

Headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand
4.3/5 - Excellent
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  • Hop-on Hop-off - flexible, safe, hassle-free travel
  • Stray travel passes are valid for 12 months
  • Visit destinations off the beaten track
  • Great guides and great people!
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  • JJ
    Dtui Noy Pass (Laos)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on June 16, 2017
    … when it came to food selection. Both Onh and Chao made our trip with Stray seemless and we are very appreciative of the experience they gave us.
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    Stray Asia commented on this review
    Thank you so much for your review Jenna! We're glad you had a great time travelling in Laos with Onh and Chao. We'll make sure we pass on your positive feedback.
  • S
    Phou Pass (Northern Thailand and Laos)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on March 2, 2017
    …house“ in Luang Prabang gefiel uns. Die empfohlenen Guesthouses von Stray sind immer gut gelegen. Uns gefiel ausserdem der Homestay in Ban Pak N…
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    Stray Asia commented on this review
    Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung Schalin!
  • S
    Phou Pass (Northern Thailand and Laos)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on March 2, 2017
    Wir begannen unsere Reise mit Stray in Chiang Mai. Von Chiang Mai aus fuhren im Kleinbus nach Chiang Rai u…
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    Stray Asia commented on this review
    Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung Selina!
  • LC
    Dtui Noy Pass (Laos)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on January 20, 2017
    …an I otherwise would have. I made a great bunch of friends with other Stray travellers and we became a tight knit group enjoying meals and drinks …
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    Stray Asia commented on this review
    Thanks so much for your review Leah! This is exactly what we're aiming to do - organise a flexible, hassle-free travel experience where you get to really experience and learn about the culture and meet some great people on the journey :) Thanks for travelling with us!
  • J
    Dong Pass (Vietnam Northbound)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on January 13, 2017
    Did the Dong pass and had a great time exploring Vietnam. Our guide Long was amazing, super nice and went above and beyond to make sure we were safe and taken c…
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    Stray Asia commented on this review
    Thank you for your review Joseph! Awesome to hear you had a great time with Long :)
  • JM
    Khmer Flexi Tour (Cambodia) (from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on December 19, 2016
    Did the flexi pass through Cambodia and had the wonderful Tong as my tour guide the whole way! Really such a friendly, helpful knowledgable guy that made our Ca…
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    Stray Asia commented on this review
    Thank you for the great review Jamie! We're glad you enjoyed your Stray adventure in Cambodia. We hope to see you again!
  • M
    Dong Pass (Vietnam Northbound)
    4.0 - Good
    Written on December 15, 2016
    A good bustrip with a very sweet guide to help us. Sometimes very long bus hours.
    Stray Asia commented on this review
    Thank you for your review! Yes the bus trips can get tiring with Vietnam being such a long country. We hope you got the chance to hop off and relax at some of our great Vietnam destinations like Bai Xep or Hoi An!
  • AL
    Dong Pass (Vietnam Northbound)
    4.0 - Good
    Written on December 15, 2016
    Our guide Was great helped us every Day to get a 5 People room. The booked activities were also great. We got help to book a Tour to Sapa, but Unfortunatel I be…
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    Stray Asia commented on this review
    Thank you for your review and your nice feedback about your guide Long!
  • CE
    Dong Pass (Vietnam Northbound)
    4.0 - Good
    Written on December 15, 2016
    We had a great trip except from that the weather was i bit bad. Our acomodation was good and was pretty cheap. Our guide, long was great at healping us getting …
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    Stray Asia commented on this review
    Thank you for your review Casper!
  • L
    Lot Flexi Tour (Thailand,Laos,Cambodia,Vietnam)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on December 11, 2016
    I have had an amazing experience, and couldn't have asked for better guides, they have mad my trip even more special, thank you soo much!!
    Stray Asia commented on this review
    Thank you for leaving a review Laura! We're glad you had a great time :)

About Stray Asia

We offer flexible guided trips in small groups, getting you off the beaten track and into local culture and amongst the action. Our passes include Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam & Myanmar. Stray also operates in New Zealand, where we were originally founded back in 2002. Some of our crew are based in Auckland, but we have shops in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Stray passengers range between 18-45 years old, with the bulk in their 20s. There's an equal split between solo travellers and travellers with a friend, so no worries if you're travelling alone - there are always other solo travellers to meet! A slightly lesser number of passengers are travelling with partners. We also see a lot of gap year students on their first big adventure abroad, and a lot of young professionals taking a break. One of the best things about travelling with Stray is our local, english-speaking tour leaders. They amplify your Southeast Asia experience with invaluable knowledge, support and local insight. They can also book accommodation and activities on your behalf on our hop-on, hop-off services.  Stray’s responsible tourism mission is "To make sure our customers and crew leave the maximum positive impact on local communities, and the minimum negative impact on the environment.” We operate a sustainable travel network, with heavy involvement in local initiatives and support small communities.  Lastly, we use our own mini-coaches for the bus travel, which means not only we can go where we want, we can ensure safety, reliability and a high quality, comfortable service. However, We’re not just a bus network – our travel passes also include train, boat and tuk tuk transport for the full Southeast Asia experience.

Stray Asia videos

  • Stray - Southeast Asia and New Zealand
  • Stray Asia: "I want to Stray"
  • Stray Vietnam: Getting off the beaten track
  • Stray Myanmar: Off the beaten track
  • Stray Laos: Off the beaten track
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  • Stray Cambodia: Off the beaten track
  • Stray Thailand: Beyond the beaches
Stray - Southeast Asia and New Zealand

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • Is accommodation included with the pass?

    The cost of accommodation is not included in our hop-on hop-off passes. Your Tour Leader can recommend and book accommodation for each night - alternatively you have the option to research and arrange your own accommodation. Prices vary depending on location and season but expect to pay from US$5 for a shared room to US$24 for a twin or double (up to US$60 for top end private rooms in the main cities). Our preferred accommodation is usually in guest houses – but in some remote stops we use traditional-style home stays. Please note this is Southeast Asia and we have to be prepared for anything, including alterations to preferred accommodation options.

  • How much money should I budget for per day?

    We suggest you bring up to US$25 each day for food and entertainment.

  • Is travel insurance required?

    There is no travel insurance cover included in the price of a Stray pass but adequate and valid travel insurance is compulsory to travel with us.

  • What should I pack?

    Light clothes for the wet season (May – Oct) and something warm for the dry season (Nov – Mar), especially for the north of Laos and Thailand; a good travel medical kit supplied by a doctor (for any inconveniences, dietary or otherwise); your travel insurance details; sunscreen; bug repellent (at least 30% deet content); girls - a sarong for swimming in remote areas, local culture requires modesty; a poncho or light raincoat (it can rain even in the dry season in the north), shoes/trainers for walking, a roll of toilet paper and hand sanitizer is always good, and of course, a sense of adventure!

  • What's the average age of travelers?

    Our average age is late 20s, BUT Stray is not about age, it's a mind set. If you enjoy being active and meeting people you are right for Stray

  • Do I need to be very fit for the tour?

    You don’t have to be an athlete to travel with us – all walks and activities are optional and there is something for everyone.

  • Can I travel alone?

    Absolutely, that's the beauty of small group travel. You will make friends quickly and your Tour Guide will become a good source of support to you along the way too!

  • How many people travel in a group usually?

    The majority of our hop-on hop-off tour groups consist of between 10 and 15 people, with a maximum of 24 (including driver and Tour Guides). Having a small group size not only means we can offer a more personalised service, but it also gives us access to more destinations, activity and accommodation options.