Laos & Thailand on a Shoestring

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12 days,Hanoi to Bangkok

Explore vibrant Hanoi, revel in the shadows of limestone karsts, discover the serenity of Luang Prabang, float on the mighty Mekong, experience the beauty of scenic northern Thailand.

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Wander the tranquil monasteries of Luang Prabang and experience the French colonial influence while sipping coffee at a café. Take 12 days to uncover this laid-back corner of Southeast Asia. While you're free to choose your own adventure, your accommodation and transportation are included, and our expert CEOs will help you make the most of your time. Take a slow boat down the Mekong, and admire the limestone karsts surrounding Vang Vieng.

What's Included

  • Orientation walk around Hanoi's Old Quarter. Slow boat up the Mekong. Visit to temples of Luang Prabang. Street food crawl. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner. (Allow USD200-250 for meals not included.)
  • Simple hotels (9 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), local homestay (1 nt).
  • Train, local bus, air-con bus, slow boat, plane, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 18, avg 12.
Day 1 Hanoi

Arrive at any time. Enjoy one of two street food crawls with the group and CEO while here. Bring an appetite and wallet; there will be plenty of local street food to choose from.

Day 2 Vientiane (1B)

A short flight brings the group to the capital city of Laos. Opt to visit temples, see the golden stupa of That Luang, or scour the markets.

Day 3-4 Vang Vieng (2B)

Enjoy the beautiful limestone karsts surrounding Vang Vieng. Free time to hike, bike, swim or go caving.

Day 5-6 Luang Prabang (2B)

Witness the giving of alms to the Buddhist monks and visit the night market. Opt to take a cooking class, visit temples or cool off at Kuang Si Waterfalls.

Day 7 Mekong River (1B,1D)

Cruise the Mekong on a long houseboat before arriving to a village homestay for the night.

Day 8 Chiang Kong (1B,1L)

Take in the sights while continuing to travel along the Mekong River. Cross into Thailand.

Day 9-10 Chiang Mai

Drive to Chiang Mai via Wat Rong Khun. Opt to visit Doi Suthep temple, catch a Thai boxing match or grab a bargain at the famous night market. Overnight train to Bangkok (flight and extra night in Chiang Mai during monsoon season, depending on conditions).

Day 11 Bangkok

Opt to visit Wat Po and the Grand Palace, buy any last minute souvenirs or relax with a Thai massage.

Day 12 Bangkok

Depart at any time.

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