Itinerary

Travel from Bangkok to Vientiane on a tour through Thailand and Laos. Visit Thailand's charismatic Chiang Mai, cruise along the mighty Mekong River and say hello to Vientiane in laidback Laos.

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      USD $1,180
      CAD $1,205
      AUD $1,195
      EUR €815
      GBP £690
      NZD $1,330
      ZAR R11,915
      CHF FR985
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Elderly lady selling handicrafts in Lao

Hanoi at rush hour

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Colourful buddha at the Grand Palace, Bangkok

Local thai working in the rice fields

Days 1-2 Bangkok

Set the scene for this Thai adventure by cruising down the Chao Phraya River and visiting the country’s largest reclining Buddha. Afterwards, hunt down some tasty street food (not a difficult mission) and maybe indulge in an invigorating Thai massage.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 3-4 Chiang Mai

Renowned for dazzling beauty and extremely welcoming locals, the ‘Rose of the North’ will leave you spellbound. Chances are, you won’t want to leave. Climb up to one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand, discover ethereal panoramic vistas and be hypnotised by the chanting of resident Buddhist monks. In the evening, head on down to the Night Bazaar and tuck into some delicious local dishes.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 5 Chiang Khong

Formerly known as ‘Juon’, the tranquil riverside town of Chiang Khong has long been an important marketplace for nearby hill tribes. Explore the quaint streets and hear Laos call from across the magnificent Mekong.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1

Day 6 Pakbeng - Mekong River

Feel time slow down during a cruise down the Mekong. Sit back and relax, admire lush scenery and soak up the serene atmosphere.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1

Days 7-9 Luang Prabang

Visit the spiritual Pak Ou Caves, a traditional place of pilgrimage for many Buddhists en route to the World Heritage-listed city of Luang Prabang. Dotted with ornate temples and French colonial architecture, the atmospheric town is a delight to explore. Enjoy a guided tour around the Traditional Art & Ethnology centre, visit the stunning Kuang Si Falls and maybe stroll through the stalls of the delightful Dara Market. Those feeling energetic may want to make the trek up to Mt Phousi.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 10-11 Vang Vieng

Join the locals on a public bus out to picturesque Vang Vieng, where there is ample opportunity to explore the local surrounds. Creep through caves, swim in natural springs, hire bikes and peddle along quiet paths or pick berries at a local organic mulberry farm.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2

Days 12-13 Vientiane

Whether it’s by foot or by tuk-tuk, you’ll soon discover the delights of exploring Laos’s charismatic capital. Follow dusty tracks to friendly villages bustling with chickens, dogs and children, hunt for treasures at the local market, admire the oldest Buddhist temple in Vientiane and visit COPE, an Intrepid Foundation-sponsored organisation changing lives for the better.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1