Thailand & Laos Adventure

Thailand & Laos Adventure

Start: UK Finish: UK

Visiting: London, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hmong Hilltribe Lodge Chiang Mai Hotel I ม้ง ลอจ์ด รีสอร์ท เเม่ริม, Thai Elephant Care Center, Chiang Rai, Pak Beng, Luang Prabang, Kuang Si Waterfall, Vientiane, Mekong River


Duration: 16 Nights

Physical rating: Medium

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Meat

Tour code: 376

Tour operator: Wendy Wu

Group size: 8 - 18

Age range: 16-70

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: 0

Tour Overview

Perfectly combined to create an unforgettable experience, venture off-the-beaten-track to discover the colourful hill tribe cultures of Thailand’s northern highlands and explore the tranquil treasures and rich culture of beautiful Laos.

Highlights

  • iconCruise on the Mekong River through northern Laos.
  • iconAscend Doi Suthep Mountain to admire Wat Doi Suthep and enjoy the picturesque sunset.
  • iconWitness a Buddhist Takbat Ceremony in Luang Prabang.
  • iconExplore the exquisite statues of Buddha Park.
  • iconEnjoy the cascading turquoise waters of the enchanting Kuang Si Waterfalls.
  • iconVisit a picturesque Karen Longneck Hilltribe.

Itinerary

icon Day 1 -2 : FLY TO BANGKOK

Location: London, Bangkok

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Dinner

Fly to the vibrant city of Bangkok. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

icon Day 3 : DISCOVER BANGKOK

Location: Bangkok

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Bangkok is an exotic assault on the senses, a whirlwind of chaos, refinement and rewarding sights. A city of many faces, go from tranquil golden temples to forests of gleaming skyscrapers before experiencing authentic Asia on bustling streets. Today's sightseeing includes Wat Pho, the dazzling Grand Palace and Chinatown. Take to the Chao Phraya River on a longboat, getting an alternative view of the city as you travel to the Pak Klong Talaat Flower Market. This evening enjoy a Thai dinner whilst watching a traditional music and dance show.

icon Day 4 : FLOATING MARKET

Location: Chiang Mai

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and experience the Maeklong railway market. Board an overnight train to Chiang Mai.

icon Day 5 : EXPLORE CHIANG MAI BY CYCLO

Location: Chiang Mai

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The antithesis of Bangkok, Chiang Mai is a chilled out, nonchalant city in the foothills of Thailand's northern highlands. Take a cyclo tour of the city, visit Flok Life Museum, admire Wat Chedi Luang and ascend to Wat Doi Suthep perched on top of Doi Suthep Mountain. This evening enjoy a traditional Kantoke dinner and a performance of the ancient songs and dances of northern Thailand and wander through the buzzing night bazaar in search of bargains.

icon Day 6 : H'MONG HILLTRIBE LODGE

Location: Hmong Hilltribe Lodge Chiang Mai Hotel I ม้ง ลอจ์ด รีสอร์ท เเม่ริม

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start the day with a relaxed mind as you join a group meditation session before heading up into the Suthep-Pui Mountains. Tonight you will spend the night at the H'mong Hilltribe Lodge amidst the striking natural beauty of the region. This evening enjoy a barbecue dinner and a cultural show.

icon Day 7 : THAI ELEPHANT CARE CENTRE

Location: Thai Elephant Care Center, Chiang Rai

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart the Hilltribe Lodge for the Thai Elephant Care Centre to spend some time meeting and feeding the beautiful pachyderms. Later, board a long tail boat on Mae Kok River to Baan Pha Tai, where you'll continue by road to Chiang Rai. Explore the colourful night market.

icon Day 8 : CHIANG RAI

Location: Chiang Rai

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore the laidback, small town charm of Chiang Rai, visiting the eccentric White Temple and Doi Mae Salong, a hill village once at the heart of the area's notorious opium trade.

icon Day 9 : CRUISE THE MEKONG

Location: Pak Beng

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transfer to the Thai-Laos border and climb aboard a boat to cruise along the Mekong taking in the scenery as you go. Stop at Pakbeng with time to visit the village of Ban Houei Lumpane before settling in for the night.

icon Day 10 : CRUISE TO LUANG PRABANG

Location: Luang Prabang

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Back on the river, continue your leisurely cruise down to the beautiful city of Luang Prabang, stopping at the fascinating Pak Ou Caves, a riverside cavern that is full of statues of Buddha that can no longer be used for worship.

icon Day 11 : EXPLORE LUANG PRABANG

Location: Luang Prabang

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

An enchanting city, Luang Prabang is the quintessential image of Laos – a place of vivid colours with an extremely rich heritage and enduring French legacy. Visit Ban Xang Khong craft village where you can see Sa Paper and local handcraft production. Take a city tour, seeing sights including Wat Visoun and Wat Xieng Thong. Later, spend some time at a local wat, chatting with the friendly monks who love to practice their English.

icon Day 12 : KUANG SI WATERFALLS

Location: Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rise early this morning to witness the Buddhist ceremony of Takbat. These lines of silent saffron robe-clad monks will be an enduring image of your trip. After breakfast, ascend Phousi Hill for panoramic views over the town and see the treasures at the National Museum. Head out of the town to enjoy the cascading turquoise waters of the enchanting Kuang Si Waterfalls before returning to Luang Prabang via Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre.

icon Day 13 : FLY TO VIENTIANE

Location: Vientiane

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Catch a flight to Laos' capital city, Vientiane.

icon Day 14 : DISCOVER VIENTIANE

Location: Vientiane

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Nestled in a sleepy bend of the Mekong, Vientiane is a delightfully quaint city. Spend the day exploring with a visit to Talaat Sao market, Wat Si Saket, Wat Phra Keo (a former temple that now houses a museum), That Luang Stupa, and the Patuxai Victory Monument, known as the Arc de Triomphe of Vientiane. Finally, explore the magical Buddha Park. Later, enjoy dinner and a traditional Laos music and dance performance.

icon Day 15 -16 : FLY VIENTIANE TO UK

Location: Vientiane, Bangkok, London

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free morning in Vientiane making the most of the languid pace of life. Fly back to UK via Bangkok, arriving the following day.

What's Included

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    Fully Guided

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    Country Entry Visas

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    Flights

    International flights and current taxes

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    Entrance Fees

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    International Travel

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    Meals – Full Board

    Breakfasts: 13, Lunches: 12, Dinners: 13

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    Fully Inclusive

    Touring with Guides and entrance fees

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

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    Local Taxes

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    Accommodation

    13 nights in 3+/4 star

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    Wendy Wu requires a deposit of 99 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 42 days before departure..

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    Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your tour, here is a summary of Wendy Wu charges.

    Up to 42 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit
    At 42 days before tour starts: 50% of tour cost
    At 42 days before tour starts: 100% of tour cost
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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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