China & Laos Adventure Overview

Travel in China and Laos on an adventure through Kunming, Jinghong, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng and Vientiane, with the tour ending in Thailand's Bangkok.

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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.

  • 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

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Kunming, China
  • Finish:

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (7 nts), Homestay (2 nts), Hotel (4 nts), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Taxi, Tuk-Tuk
  • Included activities:

    Luang Prabang - Walking tour, Three-day hilltribe & village trek, Vientiane - Walking tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    416kg pp per trip
  • 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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Day 1 Kunming

A laidback city to visit, Kunming is the capital of Yunnan Province and is known as 'the city of eternal spring' due to its temperate climate.

Day 2 Jinghong

Jinghong sits alongside the Lancang River and is a good place to explore the minority villages and rainforest that surround the city.

Days 3-4 Village Trek

The village of Xiding is located in the heart of China's ethnic minority region and is known for its impressive Thursday market.

Day 5 Jinghong

With the Hengduan Shan Mountain Range visible in the distance, this river town has some lovely gardens and parks, and strong multicultural roots.

Days 6-7 Luang Nam Tha

With the gorgeous Nam Ha Protected Area located close by, Luang Namtha is lovely town to relax in and soak up the beauty of Laos's wilderness.

Days 8-10 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.

Days 11-12 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 13-14 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.

Day 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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