What is the local currency?
In Thailand, the local currency is the Thai baht, whilst in Vietnam, it’s the Vietnamese dong. Finally, in Cambodia, the main currency used is the US dollar.
Should I change money before I go?
We recommend having some local currency before you enter each country, but ATMs will be available upon arrival at the airport if required.
Will I be able to draw money out when I get there or should I exchange money?
You will be able to withdraw local currency once in each country, although we recommend doing this at the airport in Vietnam. In Thailand, it’s worth noting that only Baht will be accepted, not US dollars.
How much should I budget per day for extras?
Although there’s a lot included in your Flash Pack adventure, we recommend that you bring some extra cash for additional meals, drinks and those wonderful massages!
Around $30 a day should be fine, but this is guidance only as you know your spending patterns better than we do. If you plan on buying gifts and souvenirs, you’ll need to budget for these too.
Is it customary to tip?
A tip of around 5 USD per day for the Pack Leader would be appreciated but is not at all compulsory. Many Flashpackers choose to keep a kitty and give this to the Pack Leader at the end of the trip, but this is completely up to you.
For restaurants and bars, it’s normal to tip around 5%, but again, this is at your own discretion.