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Essential Laos explorer
15 days from £5,685pp
Discover the secrets behind some of Thailand's best loved cuisine in Bangkok.
Visit the elephants of Chiang Rai.
Spend a day cruising down the upper Mekong.
Explore Muang La and learn about Laos' ethnic minority groups.
Explore Luang Prabang's old UNESCO Heritage town.
- Chiang Rai
- Huay Xai
- Luang Prabang
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Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Chiang Rai.
Day 2 Chiang Rai
After breakfast you will transfer from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. This overland route boasts some impressive scenery with plenty of opportunities to stop en-route. On arrival you will check into your hotel with the evening at leisure. If time permits a visit to the local night market is worth a visit.
Day 3 Chiang Rai
Day 4 Pakbeng
Today you leave Chiang Rai behind and travel to the Laos border by car. On arrival you will pass through immigration before embarking on a boat ride down to the Mekong. This journey takes in some beautiful scenery and passes remote villages before arriving in the rural town of Pakbeng. Here you will spend the night in a rustic riverside lodge.
Day 5 Luang Prabang
Day 6 Luang Prabang
Enjoy an introduction to the Lao language before exploring the gilded temples and charming colonial streets of the town. This evening visit the Garavek Theatre to see the traditional art of Lao storytelling.
Day 7 Luang Prabang
Rise early to witness the daily alms giving ceremony on the streets of Luang Prabang before beating the crowds at Kuang Si Falls - here you can enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast in a fantastic setting.
Day 8 Vientiane
Day 9 Vientiane
Day 10 Champasak
Day 11 Champasak
Day 12 Champasak
Day 13 Bangkok
Day 14 Bangkok
Day 15 International return flight
Bangkok , International return flight
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