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Bangkok to Laos

11 days  |  Bangkok to Luang Prabang  |  from USD $2,999  |   Guaranteed Departure 

Sample the delights of neighbouring Thailand and Laos on this adventure that takes you from thriving Bangkok to alluring Luang Prabang via the northern hill tribes of Chiang Rai with plenty of temples, longtail boats and elephants along the way!

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Days 1-2
Discover Bangkok

Wednesday. Welcome to Thailand!. Included transfer to your hotel in the pulsating capital of Bangkok. Evening Welcome Meeting held. The next day we embark on a city tour beginning with the impressive Grand Palace housing the Jade Buddha. We continue to Wat Pho, the original Thai Massage School and the 24hr Flower Market. Afterwards we board longtail boats for a trip along the city’s canals gliding past stitled houses, pretty temples and locals going about their daily business. We disembark a short walk away from backpackers’ favourite haunt – Khao San Road, where cafes, bars, buskers, tailors and market stalls line the virbant streets.
Overnight: Bangkok  |  Breakfast x 1

Day 3

Bangkok - Chiang Mai. Today we transfer to the airport for our flight to Chiang Mai, blessed with a temperate climate and lush vegetation. After time to freshen up we set off for Doi Suthep temple and the Hilltribe Museum. Later this evening our trip to the night market offers the chance to sample many delicious regional dishes.
Overnight: Chiang Mai  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai. Today we journey through spectacular karst scenery to the River Kok where we board private longtail boats for a glimpse of rural life along the river banks. Arriving at a small village and take an enjoyable elephant ride through some of the surrounding countryside. From our arrival point continue to Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) - a beautiful complex of newly built white and golden temples that are still a work in progress. After checking into our hotel in Chiang Rai early this evening. We'll head down to the night market for dinner Following dinner you are free to head back to the hotel or you may wish to do some last minute bargain hunting and to sample some of the delicacies of the region.
Overnight: Chiang Rai  |  Breakfast

Day 5
Hill tribes & Opium Museum

Chiang Rai - Chiang Khong. Today we explore hill tribe villages visiting the famous Longneck tribe and the border frontier town of Mae Sai. Our touring continues with Chiang Saen, part of Thailand’s ‘Golden Triangle’, and the interesting Opium Museum. We then follow a road along the Mekong to arrive at the border town of Chiang Kong.
Overnight: Chiang Khong  |  Breakfast

Day 6
Cruising the Mekong

Monday. Chiang Khong - Pakbeng. It’s an early start on day 6 as we head to immigration to cross into Laos. Meeting our Lao guide on the other side we board a longtail boat for our scenic Mekong cruise to Pak Beng for overnight.
Overnight: Pakbeng  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 7-8
Temples of Luang Prabang

Pakbeng - Luang Prabang. We continue our cruise to Luang Prabang arriving late afternoon. Tomorrow, consider rising early to witness the daily giving of alms before our morning tour of this enchanting city including Wat Visoun, the banyan tree graced grounds of Wat Aham and the former Royal Palace. In the afternoon we stop at ethnic minority villages before arriving at the beautiful Khouangsi waterfall for a pleasurable dip.
Overnight: Luang Prabang  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 1

Days 9-10
Wat Sene & Wat Xieng Thong

Enjoy a visit to the holy sites of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong. A boat ride upstream brings us to the mysterious Pak Ou caves, crammed with Buddha statues that overlook the Mekong. Day 10 is a free day for you to enjoy Luang Prabang at leisure. For the adventurous we can help organise elephant rides, cycling and kayaking.
Overnight: Luang Prabang  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 11
Luang Prabang

Saturday. Our tour concludes after breakfast with a departure transfer.
Breakfast

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Royal Benja Hotel, Bangkok
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Centara Duangtawan Hotel, Chiang Mai
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Rimkok Hotel , Chiang Rai
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Teak Garden Hotel, Chiang Khong
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

On the banks of the Mekong River, the Chaing Khong Teak House offers comfortable accommodation. Guest rooms are spacious with comfortable facilities and private balconies. Complimentary wi-fi is available throughout and the onsite restaurant offers a selection of cuisine in an al fresco setting right on the river. If staying here in the winter be sure to ask for an extra blanket or too – it can get quite nippy! Well located in Chiang Khong just a 5 minute drive to the border with the Laos.

Santi Resort and Spa, Luang Prabang
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Set just outside the main town of Luang Prabang, the Santi Resort and Spa is a modern property set in manicured gardens. Guest rooms are set on two levels and are spacious with excellent amenities. Meals are served in the main restaurant and the outdoor pool is perfect for a cooling afternoon dip. If you need to get into town then take advantage of the free shuttle service that runs nearly every hour. Located on the outskirts of Luang Prabang.

Trip Highlights

Bangkok - Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Original Thai Massage School, 24hr Flower Market & Khao San Road
Ta Thon - karst scenery, lush jungle landscapes
Chiang Rai - night market, Cabbages & Condoms restaurant, hill tribe villages of the Karen tribe, Mae Sai, Chiang Saen and the Opium Museum
Mekong River - cruising from Chiang Khong to Lao town of Pak Beng
Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep and the summit temple, Hilltribe Museum and the night market
Wat Rhon Khung - the modern and unusual ‘White Temple’
Chiang Khong - Thai/Laos border town
Luang Prabang - Wat Visoun, Wat Aham, Ock Pop Tok weaving centre, former Royal Palace, Khouangsi waterfall, Wat Sene, Wat Xieng Thong and Pak Ou caves

Included

10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Economy class flight Bangkok - Chiang Mai
Elephant ride in the Thai countryside
Airport arrival transfer on day 1 & departure transfer on day 11
Escorted by English speaking Thai and Lao tour guides
Maximum group size: 24 travellers
10 nights 3 - 4 star & special class hotels
Longtail boat trip on Bangkok’s canals and on the Kok River
Mekong River cruise - Thailand to Laos
Guided sightseeing - Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Luang Prabang
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa.
Entrance Fees: $65 - $70 USD
Tip for your tour guides. We recommend you allow USD$3 - 6 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guides is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: $30 - $40 USD

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.

Xmas departure, book early!
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Please note this tour departs on a Tuesday.
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USD $3149
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USD $2999
USD $1099
 
USD $2999
USD $1099
 
USD $2999
USD $1099
 
USD $3329
USD $1349
 
USD $3329
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USD $3329
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Xmas departure, book early!
USD $3329
USD $1349
 
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USD $1349

Supplementary Prices

 
Twin/Double
Single Supp.
Private Tour Supplement
USD $1600
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This tour is also available on a private basis - for details please see the Supplementary Prices above.

Tour Details
Starts
Bangkok
Ends
Luang Prabang
Departs
Wednesdays
Hotel Rating
3 - 4 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 10, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 1
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Was a great tour. Excellent site seeing in Thailand and stayed in some wonderful hotels. The rooftop pool in Bangkok offers some amazing views of the city. The boat to Laos was spacious and relaxing with excellent food served by the family on board. Especially liked the hotel we stayed at in Pakbeng and seeing the elephants in the morning!

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