Travel in China and Laos on an adventure from Kunming to Bangkok.

Travel through China and Laos on a voyage of discovery, exploring the unique cultures and revelling in the exotic flavours of the region. From the shores of the mighty Mekong, through the diverse Chinese hills, and on to the buzz of Thailand’s capital, this trip is the perfect mix of adventure and culture - with plenty of free time to soak it all up. Golden temples and friendly locals, dramatic karst scenery and bright, blue skies, tasty food and colourful markets - join us on an adventure through China and Laos that is sure to delight.

Kunming, China
Bangkok, Thailand
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 12
Group size
Min 1 Max 12
Carbon offset
416kg pp per trip


  • Sample tasty treats in Kunming
  • Hike to diverse Chinese hilltribes
  • Make local friends during a village homestay
  • See where the Mekong and Khan rivers meet
  • Take a walking tour past the temples and colonial architecture of Luang Prabang
  • Admire the limestone karst scenery in Vang Vieng
  • Discover the buzz of Bangkok


Kunming is called the 'City of Eternal Spring'. Enjoy the cooler weather and the tasty cuisine of the Yunnan Province.
Fly to Jinghong and spend the afternoon exploring the jade markets, swimming in the Mekong or perhaps cycling through the minority villages on the outskirts of town.
Walk through stunning rice paddies and hilltribe villages before spending a memorable night in a traditional Bulang house at a homestay, welcomed as a privileged guest.
Trek through China's dramatic countryside to the village of Bada, perhaps stopping to cool off under a waterfall before heading back to Jinghong.
Travel to Laos and discover emerald rice paddies and ethnically diverse villages surrounding Luang Nam Tha. Relax and take in daily life or jump on a bike and explore the breathtaking countryside.
Set high in the hills of northern Laos, at the point where the Mekong and Khan rivers meet, Luang Prabang is studded with ornate temples and French-colonial architecture. Take a walk to get acquainted with the city's magical atmosphere.
Admire the surrounding limestone karst scenery and perhaps discover the numerous caves dotting the town's surrounding hills.
Visit Laos's most important national monument, Pha That Luang, or meander down dusty riverside tracks to find tiny villages and some of the friendliest locals around.
Conclude the adventure amid the bright lights of Bangkok. Stay on a few days extra to make the most of this vibrant city, or head north or south to further explore beautiful Thailand.
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6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Bus, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Taxi, Tuk-Tuk
Guesthouse (7 nights), Homestay (2 nights), Hotel (4 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night)
Included activities
  • Luang Prabang - Walking tour
  • Three-day hilltribe & village trek
  • Vientiane - Walking tour


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Important notes

1. this trip finishes on day 15 in Bangkok. If you are leaving Thailand today, please do not book a flight departing untll after 12pm as train delays can and do occur.

Please note: This tour has been discontinued for 2013.

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