Thailand and Laos Adventure

Classic, Bangkok to Hanoi

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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 Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will make sure you get the most out 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.

What’s included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Meal with Local Family, Luang Prabang Your Discover Moment: Luang Prabang Your Local Living Moment: Vang Vieng Homestay, Vang Vieng
  • Bangkok klong trip
  • Wat Pho entrance and guide
  • Doi Suthep entrance (Chiang Mai)
  • Mekong River slow boat excursion
  • Pak Ou caves entrance (Luang Prabang)
  • Traditional Arts & Ethnology Museum guided tour
  • Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre
  • Kuang Si waterfalls trek (half-day)
  • Water puppets performance (Hanoi)
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum entrance (when open)
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Explore bangkok's canals
  • Discover buddhist temples
  • Float down the mighty mekong river
  • Get wet in the spray of waterfalls

Itinerary

Bangkok Arrive at any time.
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.
Chiang Mai Enjoy a guided tour of Doi Suthep temple. Optional activities include a cooking class or visit to the night market.
Chiang Mai/Chiang Khong Head to Chiang Khong via Wat Rong Khun and enjoy the view of the mighty Mekong.
Chiang Khong/Muang Pakbèng Cross the border into Laos then travel by traditional boat down the Mekong River.
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.
Luang Prabang Enjoy a guided tour of the Ethnology Museum and Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre before a lunch with a local family. Relax in the afternoon at the Kuang Si waterfalls.
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.
Luang Prabang/Vang Vieng Spend the night in a local village enjoying traditional Laotian food. Sleep and eat like a local.
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.
Vang Vieng/Vientiane Explore the capital of Laos. Opt to visit temples, see the National Museum, or explore highlights of the town.
Vientiane/Hanoi Fly from Vientiane to Hanoi.
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.
Hanoi Depart at any time.
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