Laos on a Shoestring

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Hanoi to Chiang Mai
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Information from G Adventures

Tour description

Start this 10-day tour in vibrant Hanoi and head south to Chiang Mai, experiencing some of the best of Southeast Asia along the way. Caves, city lights, temples, street food crawls – this adventure’s got it all. Feeling active? Hike, bike, or swim in Vang Vieng. Feeling dreamy? Cruise the Mekong and then get a real feel for local life with a village homestay. Once in Chiang Mai, opt to visit Doi Suthep temple or catch a Thai boxing match. Better yet, do both!

What's included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Mekong River Homestay & Baci Ceremony, Muang Pakbèng Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Luang Prabang
  • Slow boat up the Mekong
  • Orientation walk of Luang Prabang
  • Witness the giving of alms (Luang Prabang)
  • Street food crawls
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Discover the serenity of luang prabang
  • Float on the mighty mekong
  • Experience the beauty of scenic northern thailand.

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrive at any time. Enjoy a street food crawl with the group and CEO.

Day 2: Hanoi/Vientiane A short flight brings the group to the capital city of Laos. Opt to visit temples, see the golden stupa of That Luang, or scour the markets.

Day 3: Vientiane/Vang Vieng Enjoy the beautiful limestone karsts surrounding Vang Vieng. Free time to hike, bike, swim or go caving.

Day 4: Vang Vieng Free time to explore Vang Vieng. Opt to explore some of the caves by bicycle or take an invigorating walk. In the evening, soak in the natural beauty of the countryside as the sun sets over the river.

Day 5: Vang Vieng/Luang Prabang This morning travel from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang. Get your bearings with a CEO-led orientation walk.

Day 6: Luang Prabang Witness the giving of alms to the Buddhist monks and visit the night market. Opt to take a cooking class, visit temples or cool off at Kuang Si Waterfalls.

Day 7: Luang Prabang/Pak Beng Cruise the Mekong on a long houseboat before arriving at a village homestay for the night.

Day 8: Pak Beng/Chiang Khong Mekong River travel day. Cross into Thailand.

Day 9: Chiang Khong/Chiang Mai Drive to Chiang Mai. Opt to visit Doi Suthep temple, catch a Thai boxing match or grab a bargain at the famous night market.

Day 10: Chiang Mai Depart at any time.