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Laos & Thailand on a Shoestring

12 days, Hanoi to Bangkok

Chicken being grilled on a busy street market corner in Thailand
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This itinerary is valid for departures in 2017. To view the 2018 LAOS & THAILAND ON A SHOESTRING itinerary click here.

Take 12 days to uncover this laid-back corner of Southeast Asia. While you're free to choose your own adventure, your accommodation and transportation are included, and our expert CEOs will help you make the most of your time. Wander the tranquil monasteries of Luang Prabang and experience the French colonial influence while sipping coffee at a café. Take a slow boat down the Mekong and admire the limestone karsts surrounding Vang Vieng.

12 days

Hanoi to Bangkok

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Trip Code: AVRL

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Take 12 days to uncover this laid-back corner of Southeast Asia. While you're free to choose your own adventure, your accommodation and transportation are included, and our expert CEOs will help you make the most of your time. Wander the tranquil monasteries of Luang Prabang and experience the French colonial influence while sipping coffee at a café. Take a slow boat down the Mekong and admire the limestone karsts surrounding Vang Vieng.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level: Basic

Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 18, avg 12.

Age requirement: 18-39

Visa Requirements

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12 days

Hanoi to Bangkok

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Trip Code: AVRL

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Map of the route for Laos & Thailand on a Shoestring

Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Hanoi

Arrive at any time. Enjoy a street food crawl with the group and CEO.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2Hanoi/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.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3Vientiane/Vang Vieng

Enjoy the beautiful limestone karsts surrounding Vang Vieng. Free time to hike, bike, swim or go caving.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 4Vang 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.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 5Vang Vieng/Luang Prabang

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

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 6Luang 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.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7Luang Prabang/Pak Beng

Cruise the Mekong on a long houseboat before arriving at a village homestay for the night.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Mekong River Homestay & Baci Ceremony

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 8Pak Beng/Chiang Khong

Mekong River travel day. Cross into Thailand.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 9Chiang 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 10Chiang Mai/Bangkok

Free time in Chiang Mai. Overnight train to Bangkok.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 11Bangkok

Opt to visit Wat Pho and the Grand Palace, buy any last minute souvenirs or relax with a Thai massage.

Day 12Bangkok

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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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
  • Your Discover Moment: Chiang Mai
  • 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

Accommodations

Simple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (9 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), local homestay (1 nt).

Meals

9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Allow USD130-170 for meals not included.

Transportation

Train, local bus, air-con bus, slow boat, plane, walking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

Departures

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Laos & Thailand on a Shoestring

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