What was the total amount spent?
HI Brittani! Hotels=$0 because we dumped all of our IHG Rewards Club Points. The Ambassador program is about $200 and can be used throughout the year. You can also eat breakfast and sometimes cocktails in the Club lounge at no cost so if you’re going to stay at multiple InterContinental’s it’s a no-brainer. Flights= approx. $1,200 since we used our Skymiles to discount the actual cost of the ticket. It’s approx. $100 for every 10K miles the last time we checked. Our tour guide/transportation services/translator for the entire trip was $800 which included 4 airport transfers, admission to temples, a few lunches and refreshments, comfortable van transportation and tours to all outside hotel venues (e.g. elephant sanctuary, floating market, Chinatown, clothier etc.). Besides that, it’s safe to budget $75 for food/bev. per person daily but that’s on the high end because you can eat like a king in Chinatown for $5 per person and there are tons of days where you’ll just want a noodle bowl. For us, the total was just under $3K so about $1,500 per person keeping in mind that we were there for about 10 days.
Hope that helps!
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