Explore Bangkok's canals, discover Buddhist temples, float down the mighty Mekong, get wet in the spray of waterfalls
From the energy of Bangkok to the calm of Laos, this trip is a study in contrasts. Visit temples in Chiang Mai then spend the evening exploring the night market. Sail the Mekong into the heart and soul of Laos. An experienced CEO will make sure you get the most of your tour, but will leave plenty of time for you to do your own thing. We utilize many forms of transport—both public and private—to maximize time spent exploring the history and culture of this unforgettable region.
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
Your Discover Moment: Luang Prabang
Your Local Living Moment: Meal with Local Family, Luang Prabang
Your Local Living Moment: Vang Vieng Homestay, Vang Vieng
Bangkok klong trip
Wat Po entrance and guide
Doi Suthep entrance (Chiang Mai)
Pak Ou caves entrance (Luang Prabang)
Traditional Arts & Ethnology Museum guided tour
Kuang Si waterfalls trek (half-day)
Laotian homestay experience
Water puppets performance (Hanoi)
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum entrance (when open)
Border crossing support
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals 11 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Transportation Train, local bus, air-con bus, boat, songthaew, cyclo, plane.
Staff & experts Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Travel Style: Classic All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
Service Level: Standard Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
Vietnam, Laos, Thailand,
Itinerary Day 1: Bangkok
Arrive at any time.
Day 2: Bangkok/Chiang Mai
Guided longboat tour of Bangkok’s klongs and Wat Po. Optional Grand Palace and National Museum visits. Overnight train to Chiang Mai.
Day 3: Chiang Mai
Enjoy a guided tour of Doi Suthep temple. Optional activities include a cooking class or visit to the night market.
Day 4: Chiang Mai/Chiang Khong
Head to Chiang Khong via Wat Rong Khun and enjoy the view of the mighty Mekong.
Day 5: Chiang Khong/Muang Pakbèng
Cross the border into Laos then travel by traditional boat down the Mekong River.
Day 6: Muang Pakbèng/Luang Prabang
Continue down the Mekong for most of the day. Take a guided tour of the Pak Ou caves before arriving in Luang Prabang.
Day 7: Luang Prabang
Enjoy a guided tour of the Ethnology Museum and Kuang Si waterfalls.
Day 8: Luang Prabang
Enjoy a free day exploring all Luang Prabang has to offer. Options include cooking classes, temple visits, massages, night market shopping, bike riding, and hiking. Enjoy dinner with a local family in the evening.
Day 9: Luang Prabang/Vang Vieng
Spend the night in a local village enjoying traditional Laotian food. Sleep and eat like a local.
Day 10: Vang Vieng
Enjoy free time in Vang Vieng. Move to a hotel for the night, an ideal location for exploring the countryside by bicycle or kayak.
Day 11: Vang Vieng/Vientiane
Explore the capital of Laos. Opt to visit temples, see the National Museum, or explore highlights of the town.
Day 12: Vientiane/Hanoi
Fly from Vientiane to Hanoi.
Day 13: Hanoi
Visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, stilt house, and Presidential Palace. Enjoy an included water puppet show. Opt to visit the Temple of Literature, museums, and Hoa Lo Prison.