China & Laos Adventure Itinerary

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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Day 1 Kunming

Kunming is called the 'City of Eternal Spring'. Enjoy the cooler weather and the tasty cuisine of the Yunnan Province.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 2 Jinghong

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 3-4 Village Trek

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.
ACCOM: Homestay - 2

Day 5 Jinghong

Trek through China's dramatic countryside to the village of Bada, perhaps stopping to cool off under a waterfall before heading back to Jinghong.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 6-7 Luang Nam Tha

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.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2

Days 8-10 Luang Prabang

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.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 3

Days 11-12 Vang Vieng

Admire the surrounding limestone karst scenery and perhaps discover the numerous caves dotting the town's surrounding hills.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2

Days 13-14 Vientiane

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Day 15 Bangkok

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.