This trip offers a good mix of must see highlights and remote adventure. Starting in Thailand's capital Bangkok, you will uncover the country's renowned cuisine while embarking on some fascinating food experiences. Next you fly to Chiang Mai where you spend a day with rescued elephants before travelling overland to Chiang Rai - here you will witness some striking architecture and try out the local tea. Crossing into neighbouring Laos you journey down the Mekong on a traditionally styled boat and settle for the night in a rustic riverside lodge. Travelling further north you reach the remote village of Muang La and the stunning Muang La Lodge - a wonderful base for meeting the fascinating ethnic minorities of Northern Laos. End your journey in the UNESCO recognised town of Luang Prabang where saffron robed monks and gilded temples await.
Discover the secrets behind some of Thailand's best loved cuisine in Bangkok.
Visit the elephants of Chiang Mai.
Spend a day cruising down the upper Mekong.
Explore Muang La and learn about Laos' ethnic minority groups.
End your trip relaxing and exploring Luang Prabang.
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- Chiang Mai
- Chiang Rai
- Huay Xai
- Muang La
- Luang Prabang
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Day 1 Bangkok
Day 2 Bangkok
Day 3 Chiang Mai
Day 4 Chiang Mai
Day 5 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 6 Chiang Rai
Day 7 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 8 Muang La
Day 9 Muang La
Day 10 Luang Prabang
Day 11 Luang Prabang
Day 12 Luang Prabang
Day 13 Return home
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