Our once-a-year Cyber Sale ends today! Don't miss out on up to 20%* off. Book Now!

Real Thailand & Laos

14 Days | Get to know authentic Laos and its southern neighbour.

5 out of 5 based on 25 reviews submitted.
18 to 29s
CAD $1,242
View dates and book
This trip is for the 18 to 29 year olds

This 14-day exploration of the South East Asian countryside is sure to keep you guessing at every turn. Kick off in old Bangkok, wind through northern Thailand with some fun times in Chiang Mai, then cross the border into Laos where you’ll be able to see the authentic side to this landlocked country. Cruise on the mighty Mekong, laze in Laos' beauty queen Luang Prabang, love on nature in Vang Vieng and finish up in sleepy Vientiane. You know they’re a welcoming bunch when you cross something called the Friendship Bridge. Take a leaf out of the Laotians book and make a few new friends in this part of the world.

Trip overview

Map of Real Thailand & Laos including Lao Pdr and Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
Vientiane, Laos
18 to 29s
Thailand, Laos
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Min 18 - Max 29
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
This trip generates 27.23 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
Bucket list destinations

Tick off all the popular spots and enjoy unique local experiences

Great value

Affordable trips with the freedom to choose how you spend your time

Responsible travel

You book, we donate to help support local communities

Why you'll love this trip
  • To get you ready for the Laotian lifestyle, make your way through northern Thailand and through charming Chiang Mai – the true temple city.
  • Laos equals laidback. This is one of the most chilled-out countries going around, and you’ll have heaps of free time to explore at your own pace.
  • Two days of cruising down the Mekong River in a traditional-style boat is one Southeast Asia's classic trips, with more photo-ops than you can shake a bamboo cane at.
  • The UNESCO-listed city of Luang Prabang is a serious slice of history. Between the French villas and the blazing sunsets over the Mekong, you won't know which way to look.
  • You know those pictures of that Laos lagoon, the ones of cascading pools drenched in gorgeous rays of sun? That's Kuang Si Waterfalls, and you’ll have the chance to swim there!

Is this trip right for you?
  • Accommodation is basic, but clean and comfortable. The simplicity of life in Laos is one of its many, many charms.
  • There's a lot of travelling on local transport, with some long travel days. Things take time in Laos. But you're on holiday, right?
  • Some activities and meals are included, but most are optional. The good thing about this is you have loads of free time and can choose how to spend it.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2025

Map of Real Thailand & Laos including Lao Pdr and Thailand



10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner


Public bus, Slow boat, Private vehicle, Songthaew, Tuk-tuk


Guesthouse (11 nights), Hotel (1 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night)

  • Bangkok - Chinatown walking tour
  • Chiang Mai - Muay Thai Class (Thai boxing)
  • Mekong River - 2 day boat cruise
  • Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves
  • Luang Prabang - Alms giving ceremony
  • Luang Prabang - orientation walk
  • Luang Prabang - Wat Xieng Thong
  • Vang Vieng - Tham Jung Cave
  • Vientiane - Wat Si Saket
  • Vientiane - Leader orientation walk
  • Vientiane - COPE visit
Add on activities
  • Bangkok - Temple & River of Kings Urban Adventure - THB2900
  • Bangkok - Tuk Tuk Experience Urban Adventure - THB2500
  • Bangkok - Grand Palace - THB500
  • Bangkok - Thai Massage - THB250
  • Bangkok - Jim Thompson's House - THB200
  • Bangkok - Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) - THB50
  • Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep temple complex - THB50
  • Chaing Mai - Cooking at Home Cookery School - THB1400
  • Chiang Mai - Thai massage - THB200
  • Chiang Mai - Bicycle tour - THB990
  • Chiang Mai - ChangChill Elephant Sanctuary - THB1900
  • Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Waterfalls - USD2
  • Luang Prabang - Laos Red Cross sauna - LAK10000
  • Luang Prabang - Laos Red Cross massage - LAK40000
  • Luang Prabang - Mt Phu Si - USD2
  • Luang Prabang - Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre - USD2
  • Vang Vieng - Kayaking - USD12
  • Vang Vieng - Bicycle hire - USD2
  • Vientiane - That Luang - USD1
  • Vientiane - Laos National Museum - LAK10000
  • Vientiane - Aerobic class - LAK3000
  • Vientiane - Pratu Xai - USD1

Dates and availability

Loading trip dates and availabilities...

Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 2 (Overnight train) and Days 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 (Guesthouse) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. Please note that some room configurations have two single beds, although a double bed will always be requested.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

Read Essential Trip Information


5 out of 5 based on 25 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

Filter by rating

Aaron · Traveled July 2023
Excellent trip, definitely a bit high intensity at times but great people and great experiences, plus Nok is a great guide.
Review submitted 15 Jul 2023

Adam · Traveled June 2023
My Thailand and Laos trip was amazing, our guide Nok was incredible and ensured everything ran smoothly and was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Review submitted 25 Jun 2023

Jake · Traveled April 2023
How do I begin, this trip was seriously amazing! From the ancient culture to the bustling night markets, to our incredible guide Nok, this trip must be booked! Cannot recommend it enough!
Review submitted 18 Apr 2023

Michelle · Traveled April 2023
This trip was very fun, our group was made up of lovely people that got along with each other throughout the trip. Our group leader Nok made the experience even better with her awesome personality.
Review submitted 16 Apr 2023

Aisling · Traveled April 2023
This trip was amazing. From the guide, to the food, to the places and the company . I have gained so much insight into the culture as well and felt very safe . I had an amazing time and I very much recommend anybody to go on this trip!
Review submitted 18 Apr 2023
Real Thailand & Laos
CAD $1,242