Start: Chiang Mai, Thailand Finish: Luang Prabang, Laos
Tour code: 48142
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Travel from Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand to the Laotian capital of Vientiane seeing all the highlights of this stunning region and getting your adrenaline pumping with adventurous activities along the way.
Location: Chiang Khong
Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai - Chiang Khong (D)We will pick you up at your accommodation in Chiang Mai around 9:00 - 10:00 am and begin driving through the stunning landscapes of Northern Thailand. After approximately 3.5 hours of driving, we will arrive in Chiang Rai, where you can buy lunch before we make a quick visit to the famous White Temple, before continuing towards Chiang Khong. Chiang Khong is a border town which straddles the Mekong River, facing the town of Huay Xai on the Laotian side of the river. Chiang Khong has lots of temples, a craft village with a busy market where you can buy artisanal crafts and a temple. Enjoy some free time to explore the town on your own before dinner and overnight.
Border crossing into Laos & boat transfer to Pakbeng (B)This morning we will leave at 8:30 am to go to immigration before we cross the Mekong River to Huay Xai where we will go through the Lao side of immigration. At approximately 10:00 am, we will make our way towards Pakbeng on a slow boat, the best way to travel in this laid-back and lush region. This typically takes about 7-8 hours and we should arrive there at about 17:00-18:00 pm. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your accommodation for overnight.
Location: Luang Prabang
Boat transfer from Pakbeng to Luang PrabangBetween 5:00 - 7:00 am there is a morning market at the end of town for early birds who want to do a little exploring on their own. The group will meet again at around 9:00 am to get back on the slow boat. This time we will travel further down the Mekong River and take in the beautiful scenery and local life along the way. It will again take approximately 7 - 8 hours, arriving in Luang Prabang at about 16:00 - 17:00 pm.
Start the day with a visit to the morning market to explore the unique selection of local goods. Next we’ll ride around the city center and peninsula, stopping to view where the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers meet and to visit the famous Wat Xieng Thong Temple. From there we’ll wind our way through the backroads of Luang Prabang to see a special selection of city highlights and rarely visited cultural and craft-making sites for an intimate view of Lao life. Sites include a sample of Luang Prabang’s oldest and most beautiful temples, traditional craft homes, music centers, spirit house craftsmen, funeral pyres, and the UXO Museum for a sobering look at the devastation of the Indochina war in Laos and the many undetonated bombs that still litter the countryside.We’ll top the tour off with a well-earned meal at an authentic local noodle shop. Finally, we’ll make our way back to city center around 1:00 p.m. (times vary depending on biking speed).The route is about 16 km (10 mi) on paved roads mostly flat with some low-grade hills.Please Note: Since we are visiting people’s homes, some sites may be closed without notice and substitutions will be made as necessary.
Location: Vang Vieng
Get ready for an action-packed day full of adrenaline-pumping adventure! Your tour starts from Wonderful tours office at 9:00 am with a 10 km ride on a truck up north to the starting point. Here your instructor will give you basic instructions for kayaking before you begin your adventure paddling down the small rapids of Nam Song River, enjoying incredible mountain scenery along the way. Visit the Tham None Cave, famous for being used as shelter during the Indochina War, and tube inside the cave to see its beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Next have lunch at the river bar while enjoying the magnificent scenery around Phar None Cliff.After lunch you’ll receive instructions from your zip-line guide before having an amazing adventure in the forest canopy in a circuit of 8 lines and 3 bridges around Phar None. Finally, get back to your kayak and paddle your way back to Vang Vieng, where you will overnight.
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