Thailand and Laos Adventure

From$1359USD
Was $1599  — Savings of 15% on select departures.
14 days,Bangkok to Hanoi
ATBH

Explore Bangkok's canals, discover Buddhist temples, float down the mighty Mekong, get wet in the spray of waterfalls

From the energy of Bangkok to the calm of Laos, this trip is a study in contrasts. Visit temples in Chiang Mai then spend the evening exploring the night market. Sail the Mekong into the heart and soul of Laos. An experienced CEO will make sure you get the most of your tour, but will leave plenty of time for you to do your own thing. We utilize many forms of transport—both public and private—to maximize time spent exploring the history and culture of this unforgettable region.

What's Included

  • Bangkok klong trip
  • Wat Po entrance and guide
  • Doi Suthep entrance (Chiang Mai)
  • Pak Ou caves entrance (Luang Prabang)
  • Traditional Arts & Ethnology Museum guided tour
  • Kuang Si waterfalls trek (half-day)
  • Laotian homestay experience
  • Water puppets performance (Hanoi)
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum entrance (when open)
  • Internal flight
  • Border crossing support
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 10 breakfasts, 2 dinners. (Allow USD265-350 for meals not included.)
  • Train, local bus, air-con bus, boat, songthaew, cyclo, plane.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12
  • Hotels (11 nights), village homestay (1 night), sleeper train (1 night).

Additions Available on This Tour

Itinerary

Day 1Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Bangkok/Chiang Mai(1B)

Guided longboat tour of Bangkok’s klongs and Wat Po. Optional Grand Palace and National Museum visits. Overnight train to Chiang Mai.

Day 3Chiang Mai

Enjoy a guided tour of Doi Suthep temple. Optional activities include a cooking class or visit to the night market.

Day 4Chiang Mai/Chiang Khong(1B)

Head to Chiang Khong via Wat Rong Khun and enjoy the view of the mighty Mekong.

Day 5Chiang Khong/Muang Pakbèng

Cross the border into Laos then travel by traditional boat down the Mekong River.

Day 6Muang Pakbèng/Luang Prabang(1B)

Continue down the Mekong for most of the day. Take a guided tour of the Pak Ou caves before arriving in Luang Prabang.

Day 7Luang Prabang(1B, 1D)

Enjoy a guided tour of the Ethnology Museum and Kuang Si waterfalls.

Day 8Luang Prabang(1B)

Enjoy a free day exploring all Luang Prabang has to offer. Options include cooking classes, temple visits, massages, night market shopping, bike riding, and hiking. Enjoy dinner with a local family in the evening.

Day 9Luang Prabang/Vang Vieng(1B, 1D)

Spend the night in a local village enjoying traditional Laotian food. Sleep and eat like a local.

Day 10Vang Vieng(1B)

Enjoy free time in Vang Vieng. Move to a hotel for the night, an ideal location for exploring the countryside by bicycle or kayak.

Day 11Vang Vieng/Vientiane(1B)

Explore the capital of Laos. Opt to visit temples, see the National Museum, or explore highlights of the town.

Day 12Vientiane/Hanoi(1B)

Fly from Vientiane to Hanoi.

Day 13Hanoi(1B)

Visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, stilt house, and Presidential Palace. Enjoy an included water puppet show. Opt to visit the Temple of Literature, museums, and Hoa Lo Prison.

Day 14Hanoi(1B)

Depart at any time.

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