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Laos & Thailand: Tuk-Tuks & Thai Curry

Laos & Thailand: Tuk-Tuks & Thai Curry
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11 Days

Highlights

Explore vibrant Hanoi, revel in the shadows of limestone karsts, discover the serenity of Luang Prabang, float on the mighty Mekong, experience the beauty of scenic northern Thailand.

What's included

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Accommodation
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Breakfast
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Lunch
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Dinner
Now's the time to explore Laos and Thailand on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Wander the tranquil monasteries of Luang Prabang, admire the limestone karsts surrounding Vang Vieng before taking a slow boat down the Mekong, and explore the streets of Bangkok, a city that pulses with endless colour and character. See a side of Southeast Asia like you've never seen before.
Laos & Thailand: Tuk-Tuks & Thai Curry
Starts
Vientiane
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11 Days
Ends
Bangkok

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time and welcome to Vientiane, Laos' laid-back capital. After meeting your CEO and fellow travellers this evening, wander through the bustling night market along the Mekong River. Pick up a street beer or tea as you browse through the stalls of souvenirs and local delicacies. Follow your CEO to grab the best street food — or, you know, follow your nose.
  • Find a bit of peace partway through your trip with a visit north to Vang Vieng, a small town nestled among striking limestone karsts and the Song River. Take a guided hike to Pha Ngeun, the town’s highest viewpoint, for incredible views of the valley — no filter necessary. This evening, enjoy a drink on us to celebrate new adventures with new friends. Cheers to keeping life exciting!
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Get more out of Vang Vieng with free time to explore. Opt to see the caves by bicycle or take a countryside stroll.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Continue to colourful Luang Prabang and make your first acquaintance with this ancient city during an afternoon orientation walk. Afterward, embark on a short trek up sacred Mount Phousi, climbing the stone stairs with scaly golden handrails, past the monks quarters and Buddha's footprint cave, to reach the temple at the top - Wat Phousi. Enjoy a 360-degree view of the sun setting upon Luang Prabang and the Mekong River. Descend into the bustling night markets.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Skip sleeping in to watch the monks walk through town before dawn. Dressed in saffron robes, they receive daily alms from local residents. Then, visit the Kuang Si waterfalls on a guided excursion before free time in the evening. Traditional Laotian culture involves giving daily alms to monks. Monks are only allowed to eat food which has been donated to them before noon. Should you rise early, you’ll get to watch one of the most important religious ceremonies in Laos.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • The Mekong never looked so welcoming. Board a long houseboat and cruise to a village homestay for the night. The boat will take you on a two-day journey up the Mekong en route to Chiang Khong in Thailand.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, DINNER
  • New day, same magnificent Mekong. Today’s your second travel day, where you’ll cross into Thailand. We arrive in Chiang Khong by the later afternoon.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Let the rolling countryside views relax you as you drive to Chiang Mai. Opt to visit Doi Suthep temple, catch a Thai boxing match, or grab a bargain at the famous night market.
  • Make the most of Chiang Mai with more free time. Today, visit the magnificent temple of Doi Suthep as it stands watch over the city from the hills above, take a bicycle ride in the countryside, or relax with a massage from the training school at the local women's prison. Explore the rural lanes of Chiang Mai in a tuk-tuk by pre-booking the Full Day Tuk-Tuk Adventure. Tonight, catch up on sleep during an overnight train to Bangkok.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • After arriving in Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city, opt to visit Wat Pho and the Grand Palace. Use this time to buy any last-minute souvenirs or treat yourself to a Thai massage. The day is free to explore the many sights of Bangkok, like the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, National Museum, and Jim Thompson's House. A trip along the Chao Phraya River and through the canals (or klongs) gives you a different perspective of daily life in this busy city. In the evening, celebrate the end of this amazing journey together with a night out you won’t soon forget.
  • Today, it’s time to say goodbye to your group of newfound friends. Be sure to sneak in some last-minute photos and cheers before you head on your way.
    Meals: BREAKFAST