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Siam Discovered

Laos

Tour Code : TL022

22 Days through Thailand & Laos, Ideal for a family, ending with a few day on the beach in...

Bangkok

2 days

Ayutthaya

1 days

Chiang Mai

2 days

Chiang Rai

1 days

Luang Namtha

2 days

Oudomsai

1 days

Nong Kiau

2 days

Luang Prabang

3 days

Vang Vieng

2 days

Vientiane

1 days

Hua hin

4 days

Day 1 Fly to Bangkok
Depart for your flight to Bangkok
Day 2 Bangkok
Arrive Bangkok and transfer to your hotel spend the day free at leisure
Day 3 Bangkok - Ayutthaya
Departing Bangkok for Damnern Saduak, the most famous floating market in Thailand, upon arriving we take an exhilarating 30 minute long tail boat ride along the network of canals, where you’ll get a sense of how life used to be and for some still is even today, before arriving at the colourful market. The market is a scene of wooden canoes with traders bartering and selling. It is possible to take a short canoe boat ride along the canal to get up close to the hive of activity. After lunch transfer to Ayutthaya
Day 4 Ayuthaya - Chiang Mai
Elephants are Thailand’s national symbol and Ayutthaya is home to many elephants that you can ride around the city’s sights. Mahouts (elephant keepers) will always be in town so you won’t be expected to direct the animals around yourself. If an elephant ride leaves you wanting more, visit one of the city’s elephant camps where you can get up close and personal with these inspiring animals. Late checkout of one room so you can shower and change before your transfer to the train station for the overnight 1st class sleeper train to Chiang Mai.
Day 4 Chiang Mai
Free Day in Chiang Mai
Day 5 Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai
Drive through the mountains scenery and the Golden Triangle to Chiang Rai, visit the Mae Fah Luang Garden or visit the Khun Kok Waterfall (Only 30kms (18 miles) south of Chiang Rai). It’s a great place. There is ample opportunity here for hiking and swimming. .
Day 6 Chiang Rai - Luang Namtha
After immigration procedures, travel along the newly paved road for the 3 hour drive to Luang Namtha. En route visit the hill-tribe villages of Ban Laten, Kh'mu & Hmong. Free in the evening.
Day 7 Luang Namtha
Enjoy a one day gentle trek in the Nam Ha Protected Area through the minority villages. This trek takes you through the rice fields of Luang Namtha and into the forested foothills beyond. A reasonably gentle day's walk, the trail passes through the villages of Ban Don Kone, Ban Nam Hoi, Ban Piang Ngam and Ban Nam Ngean. As well as learning about the lifestyles of these different communities.
Day 8 Luang Namtha - Oudomsai
An early morning rise to visit the local market where you can see the local villagers with their traditional dresses selling & trading their locally produced goods. After breakfast, visit the Yao villages and the Laos-China border check point (Pangthong), before driving through some dramatic landscape to Oudom Xai. Spend the afternoon learning about Paper making, learn how to cook the fibre, pulp it and make your own sheets of fibre.
Day 9 Oudomsai - Nong Kiau
Continue the drive along stunning scenery and mountain back drops to Nong Khiaw. Nong Khiaw is a small rustic town by the bridge where the Route 1 to Sam Neua and Vietnam crosses the Ou River. This little settlement is blessed with probably the some of the most attractive natural settings in Northern Laos. Vertical limestone mountains with the river that runs through it takes the breath away. Nong Kiau Riverside stretches over 300 meters along the river only surrounded by forest and mountains. There are hardly any other sounds than the songs of hundreds of birds and cicadas.
Day 10 Nong Kiau
Free day in Nong Kiau
Day 11 Nong Kiau - Luang Prabang
Embark on a long tail boat journey along the Nam-Ou & Mekong Rivers to Luang Prabang covering a distance of about 130km, passing the local villages and touching the real life of the villagers going about their everyday affairs of fishing, trading & washing along the rivers. Stop to visit the Pak Ou caves and observe the traditional production of rice wine distillation in Ban Sanghai. Arrive in Luang Prabang early evening and check into your hotel, where you can relax and enjoy the calm of this French colonial city.
Day 12 Luang Prabang
A half day excursion to see this World Heritage City and the former capital of Laos with its famous temples and their gleaming roofs, the royal palace, colonial architecture and its stunning mountain backdrop.
Day 13 Luang Prabang
Take a morning excursion to the stunning tiered waterfall of Kuang Si and take a dip in its turquoise water. Laos has lots
Day 14 Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng
After breakfast we depart Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng (230Km) around 5 hours driving through the beautiful countryside, along windy roads to Vang Vieng, a provincial town located by a river. A small rural village which is located in a stunning natural setting, with a backdrop of Limestone Mountains by the river. We arrive here late in the afternoon, to relax and unwind in the evening
Day 15 Vang Vieng
Vang Vieng is one of the most picturesque little towns in Laos lies midway between Luang Prabang and Vientiane, making it an ideal stopover. Limestone karsts form a backdrop, as do the surrounding rice fields and a lovely river that flows through the valley. Tubing, caving and other fun outdoor activities are big draws of this town, which has emerged as a major stop on the tourist trail.
Day 16 Vang Vieng - Vientiane
A 160Km or around 3 hour drive to Vientiane. After breakfast, drinving to the capital city of Laos, Vientiane. On the way we make one final cave visit to Tham Chang cave, have lunch on the way before arriving into the city,
Day 17 Vientiane - Hua Hin
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Bangkok and transfer to Hua Hin Beach Resort
Day 18 - 21
Free day to relax in Hua Hin
Day 22
Transfer to Bangkok for your return flight

 

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The quoted price exludes any international flights but includes all internal flights while on the tour. Tour costs are based on two people travelling and sharing a room. The price quoted may vary depending on the time of year and the final itinerary. If you have a specific budget please get in contact with us so we can make a proposal.


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£2,590

 

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£2,940

 

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£3,380

 


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