Laos Discovery Overview

Discover the beauty of Laos on an incredible journey from Hanoi in Vietnam's north, via Vientiane and Luang Prabang in Laos, along the mighty Mekong River, and on to Chiang Mai in Thailand.

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      USD $1,405
      CAD $1,425
      AUD $1,480
      EUR €1,030
      GBP £885
      NZD $1,755
      ZAR R13,460
      CHF FR1,265
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Laos Discovery.

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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Travelling from Vietnam to Thailand, discover the captivating landscapes of Laos.

Get ready for a fast-paced adventure through the best of Vietnam, Laos and northern Thailand. This is a region packed to the brim with rich cultures, fiery cuisines, unique customs and breathtaking countryside - and on this adventure you’ll be sampling all of them. Whether you're slurping up a steaming bowl of Vietnamese pho at a street stall in Vinh, shopping for the best of Laos' handicrafts in Vientiane, ambling through caves in Luang Prabang or gliding down the Mekong in a riverboat, you'll get a wonderful insight into Indochina during this incredible adventure.

  • Explore the architectural wonder of Hanoi
  • Settle in to the pace of chilled out Vientiane
  • Admire the spectacular scenery in Vang Vieng
  • Unearth hidden treasures in Luang Prabang
  • Take a riverboat along the Mekong
  • Discover the charm of Chiang Mai

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Finish:

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    5 breakfasts, 0 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (7 nts), Hotel (6 nts), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Private minibus, Songthaew, Tuk-Tuk
  • Included activities:

    Luang Prabang - Walking tour, Vientiane - COPE visit, Vientiane - Walking tour, Vientiane - Wat Sri Saket

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    142kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A single supplement is available on this trip. Please see the trip notes for more information.

  • Total price from

    USD $1,405
    CAD $1,425
    AUD $1,480
    EUR €1,030
    GBP £885
    NZD $1,755
    ZAR R13,460
    CHF FR1,265
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $93
    CAD $95
    AUD $98
    EUR €68
    GBP £59
    NZD $117
    ZAR R897
    CHF FR84
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Laos Discovery Summary

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Day 1 Hanoi

Hanoi is famous for its tranquil lake settings, French-colonial architecture, ancient temples, delectable cuisine and as the resting place of the revered former leader, Ho Chi Minh.

Day 2 Vinh

Vinh’s claim to fame is that it is the birthplace of Ho Chi Minh. It is a lively port city with the mountains of Laos looming in the background.

Days 3-4 Vientiane

As the most relaxed capital in South-East Asia, Vientiane is a lovely mix of riverside calm, outstanding temples, fabulous food and charming locals.

Days 5-6 Vang Vieng

Surrounded by stunning limestone karst scenery, Vang Vieng is a small haven with fascinating caves to explore, a myriad of water-based activities and a relaxed atmosphere.

Days 7-9 Luang Prabang

Nestled in the hills of northern Laos, the tranquil city of Luang Prabang is studded with ornate temples, brimming with colourful markets and enriched by French colonial architecture.

Day 10 Mekong River

The Mekong River gently flows through Laos providing food, water and a transport channel for millions, as well as the aesthetic pleasures of life on the river.

Day 11 Chiang Khong

Sitting on the Mekong, Chiang Khong is a quiet town on the Thai side of the Thai-Lao border with beautiful countryside and a relaxed atmosphere.

Days 12-13 Chiang Mai

Awash with stunning temples, fabulous markets and a lively city centre, charming Chiang Mai is rich in culture and the gateway to the northern hilltribes.

Days 14-15 Bangkok

Loud, bright, chaotic and delightful, Bangkok is a city of modern excesses intermingled with simple traditions, all wrapped up in the famous smiles of the locals.
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    • TLRK
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,405
      CAD $1,425
      AUD $1,480
      EUR €1,030
      GBP £885
      NZD $1,755
      ZAR R13,460
      CHF FR1,265
      *
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