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Welcome Meetings

Welcome Meetings are an important introduction for Stray travellers starting their trips in Asia.  This is an opportunity to meet your Tour Leader and fellow travellers, learn about the trip, ask questions and get any outstanding paperwork out of the way before we get started! 

 Asia Welcome Night


Where to Meet 


Bangkok - Thailand

Tours: Lot, Mekong, Little Mekong, Tom Yum

Days: Tuesday or Saturday 

Time: 3pm (15:00)

Address: Stray Shop, 162 Soi Rambutri, Tanao Road, Talad Yod, Phranakorn District Bangkok 10200 

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Chiang Mai - Thailand

Tours: Long Laos, Little Laos

Days: Wednesday or Sunday

Time: 6pm (18:00) 

Address: Hugnur Hostel, 153 Chang Moi Road 50300 Chiang Mai

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Siem Reap - Cambodia 

Tours: Moc Bai, Khmer 

Days: Wednesday or Sunday

Time: 7:30pm (19:30) 

Address: Lub'D Hostel, Wat Bo Village Sangkat Sala Kamroeuk, 7 7 Makara St, Krong Siem Reap 17254, Siem Reap

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Note: Moc Bai & Khmer Tours start in Bangkok, but the Welcome Night is held on the first night in Siem Reap. For more information about your particular trip, please refer to your itinerary in your Stray Mate.


Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam 

Tours: Dong

Days: Tuesday or Friday 

Time: 6pm (18:00)

Address: Madam Cuc Hotel, 127 Cong Quyen, District 1, Hồ Chí Minh City

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Welcome Night FAQs

What should I bring? 

  • Passport
  • travel insurance details
  • emergency contact information
  • any questions you have.
  • Bring your luggage too if you're attending the Bangkok Meeting as we'll go from there to the train station. 

Is the Welcome Night meeting optional?

Welcome Meetings are a compulsory part of the Stray Asia experience - they are a key element to introducing you to how Stray works and helping prepare you for the trip ahead. Welcome Meetings have been incorporated into the first or second day of every pass and tour itinerary so you won't miss out.

Do I need to RSVP for the Welcome Night?

You do not need to reconfirm your attendance, your Tour Leader will be expecting you.

My flight/train/bus was delayed and I'm going to arrive too late for the Welcome Meeting - what do I do?

In the event that you are unexpectedly delayed, contact the Stray Asia Team on [email protected] and write “Welcome Meeting” in the subject line or ring the team in Thailand: (+66) 2629 2144 or Laos: (+856) 71 260 584.