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Thailand & Laos Adventure Tour

12 Days | 11 Nights
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Thailand Laos
Bangkok - Sukhothai - Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai - Pakbeng - Luang Prabang

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Upon arrival in Bangkok, the fabulous metropolis of Thailand that rushes past in vibrant colors and endless energy, you will be met at the airport by your guide then transported to your hotel for check in. There is a vivacious mixture of past and present swimming around Bangkok’s streets, filled with sparkling temples and pagodas, equally as impressive as the rising skyscrapers. It is easy to get lost amongst the wonder, from the effervescent aroma of the food to the quiet charm of the Golden Mountain. As you look out through your hotel room window over the expanse of the city you know the discovery has already begun.

Overnight in Bangkok hotel.
MEALS
Welcome Dinner
ACCOMMODATIONS
After a luscious breakfast of fresh juice, fruits, and so much more you will step out into the city to discover its stunning history set beside the riverbanks and beyond.

The Royal Grand Palace is the nation’s landmark and the most revered royal monument. Construction began under King Rama I and has since displayed such spectacular culture such as Wat Phra Kaew, housing the famous and mysterious Emerald Buddha, the symbol of Thailand. The palaces were used for different occasions – the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House. Appropriate dress is required (or can be rented on site). Continue your visit to Wat Pho, the home of Thai massage and the Reclining Buddha.

After lunch, have some time to refresh then stroll through Chinatown where you visit interesting shops, tea shop, markets and temples to get a first-hand feel for old Bangkok. Next, pay a visit to the Bangkok Folk Museum, a seventy-year-old Thai house converted into a small but fascinating museum. (**Note: Bangkok Folk Museum is closed on Mondays & Tuesdays.)

Chao Phraya River is known as the “River of Kings,” and was once the most bustling highway in the city. Hop on a long tail boat for a ride along the bustling Chao Phraya River and the quiet klongs (canals) of Thonburi where you see how Thai people have lived next to the water for centuries. Now the water is calm and quiet as you come to the chedi of Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, where the spire gleams in the light and acts like a lighthouse against the backdrop of the city where the gentle trickle of the river runs through. The central spire ascends over 210 feet high, decorated with colored glass and porcelain to help catch the light at various angles. You can even climb the stairs to get an expansive view of the river and the surrounding cityscape. Overnight at hotel in Bangkok.
MEALS
Breakfast
ACCOMMODATIONS
Tenface Bangkok Hotel
After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport for a flight to Sukhothai whose name means dawn of happiness. Founded in the 13th century, it was Thailand’s first capital, overseeing a period known as the golden age of Thai history and is considered by most to be the cradle of Thai culture and ‘Thainess’. Upon arrival, you will be picked up by your guide who will be awaiting to take you to Sukhothai Historical Park which was once a walled city surrounded by a moat.

Lunch possible in supplement if morning arrival. Continue to visit the other ruined chedis of the almost 200 ones in remarkable condition, including the main sites of Wat Mahathat, Wat Si Chum, Wat Sri Sawai and Wat Sra Sri and Wat Trapang Ngoen and Ramkamhaeng Museum before heading to your hotel for check in. Bike ride is possible as a supplement in the historical park. A nice and easy way to stroll around the ruins!

Overnight in Sukhothai hotel.
MEALS
Breakfast
ACCOMMODATIONS
This morning, we travel north to Si Satchanalai Historical Park, formerly called ''Muang Chaliang'' on the bank of the Yom River north of Sukhothai. The ancient town got its name ''Si Satchanalai'' during the reign of Phra Ruang and 134 ruined monuments have been discovered within the park.

Continue to visit the main sites of Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat, Wat Khao Suwan Khiri, Wat Chang Lom, Wat Chedi Chet Thaeo, Wat Suan Kaeo Utthayan Yai, Wat Nang Phaya, Wat Suan Kaeo Utthayan Noi and Celadon Kiln Site Study and Conservation Center at Ban Ko Noi, some 4 kilometres to the north of Si Satchanalai.

Head north towards Chiang Mai via Lampang, with an optional stop to visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang. Arrive in Chiang Mai in the late afternoon. Check in the hotel then free at leisure. We recommend having a local dinner at a riverside restaurant, followed by a stroll at the night market for handicrafts or souvenir shopping. Overnight in Chiang Mai hotel.
MEALS
Breakfast
ACCOMMODATIONS
Drive thirty minutes north of Chiang Mai city to a long-tail boat dock, where you will take a leisurely and relaxing stroll around the grounds with a herbal garden. Embark on a longtail boat along the rural Mae Ping River and enjoy a 30-minute cruise. Along the river banks, you will be confronted by traditional wooden houses and modern residences. Reach a boat landing and walk for about 10 minutes to Warorot fresh food market or Kad Luang in another name for a visit, experiencing the Northern Thai way of life. Take a trishaw ride along Tapae Road, passing City Walls and along Ratchadamnoen Road to Wat Phra Singh.

After lunch break, it is time to explore ancient Chiang Mai, including its old city walls, gates, moat and markets. After visiting Wat Suan Dok, where the ashes of Chiang Mai’s royal family are interred, you continue to fabulous temple complex of Wat Phra That, located near the peak of Doi Suthep, and the most sacred in Northern Thailand. Originally a Buddhist monastery built in the late 14th century, the temple begins at the intricate and mythical Naga Serpent Staircase. Your experienced guide will explain the story of the temple, the white elephant and lead you around its impressive chedi and show its beautiful murals.

Stay until in the late afternoon, when the tourist masses have already left the temple grounds and dusk will give a very special atmosphere. After your private blessing ceremony, witness the magical evening chanting of the monks. Wrap up with the spectacularly romantic evening view over Chiang Mai city with its millions of glittering lights. Overnight at hotel in Chiang Mai.
MEALS
Breakfast
ACCOMMODATIONS
De Lanna Hotel
Today, we will drive to Chiang Rai, the most northern city of Thailand and is considered the birthplace of the country. It takes around 3 hour drive to reach the destination. Arrive in Chiang Rai and stop for lunch then head for a visit to PDA Hill Tribe Museum and Education Centre.

The forest surrounds the city of Chiang Rai, the largest northernmost city in Thailand. Amidst the rolling hills and lush trees of the countryside, the city is filled with an air of purity reaching outward from the unbelievable snowy color of the White Temple; it almost looks as if the tiered triangular roofs were carved from ice. Take some time to marvel at the bizarre, yet profoundly beautiful decor and artwork of this one-of-a-kind temple before proceeding to Chiang Sean - a former Lanna principality dating back to 1328.

Overnight in Golden Triangle hotel.
MEALS
Breakfast
ACCOMMODATIONS
After breakfast at the hotel, visit the area of the ancient Chiang Saen. When looking around the city, it is easy to find out inspired architecture influenced by Burmese and Thai, representing the eclectic mixture culture and history that has created the sensational city. However, when you venture outside the city you can still find the traditional communities that persist in their villages throughout the countryside. The Akha who is originally from Tibet can be found along the rolling plush hills throughout Southeast Asia. The villages tend to rise on stilts, climbing and falling with the landscape, draped in woven straw. The women have colorful dress, from dangling strings to graceful headgear. They thread cotton with a hand spindle and eventually dye their clothing with indigos and vibrant colors.

Continuing on to Mae Sai, a bustling trading town at the northernmost border between Thailand and Myanmar. Cross the Sai River into Tachilek, on the Burmese side, and witness the local life in a nearby village. Take a rickshaw to explore the town and its Shan-style temple while riding through lanes and small side-streets. Wrap up the morning at the local market, famous for wonderful goods from Southern China, Myanmar and Laos.

After lunch, a tour will eventually bring you to the Golden Triangle, a space where three countries, Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar, meet along the river. Then take a longtail boat to view the splendour of the mighty Mekong River joining the Ruak River and forming the “triangle” with these countries. There is something amazing about the beauty of land where these countries meet, where you can watch the river wind along the sensational green, and where, instead of an “X,” golden spires and statues mark the spot. Overnight in Chiang Khong hotel.
MEALS
Breakfast
ACCOMMODATIONS
ibis Styles Chiang Khong Riverfront
Today, we will head towards the Chiang Khong border where your Thailand guide will assist you to clear clear immigration and customs at Thailand’s border. After that, you will be picked up by your Laotian guide then transferred to the Hoay Xai boat station, before you embark on a boat to begin our two-day journey down the Mekong River (6–7 hours today).

*** Note: Please bring 2 passport photos per person and cash in USD for the Lao visa on arrival.

Your Laos guide will be waiting after clearing immigration at the other side of the bridge (Huay Xai). Transport will be provided by road (approximately 9km) to the pier to board the private boat. While the boat is basic, the journey is relaxed, a lovely way to experience the slow pace of village life and gorgeous scenery along the river. On the way, we will visit villages of the Yao or Lu tribes where a stroll around the village will provide a firsthand look at the traditional rural life of these people. Lunch will be served on board as you continue your cruise along the scenic Mekong River

Arrive in the town of Pakbeng in the late afternoon. Dock at the small trading port of Pakbeng and spend the night in a basic guesthouse. This small town is lined with wooden houses along a steep street on the hillside and is quite dynamic. Check in the guesthouse then relax. Overnight in Pakbeng hotel.
MEALS
Breakfast
ACCOMMODATIONS
In the early morning, take a visit to the colorful local market. After breakfast, depart around 0830 for the second leg of the cruise. Enroute, cruise to Pak Ou village, at the mouth of the Nam Ou River. You will disembark to visit sacred Buddha caves of Tham Ting and Tham Phoume housing hundreds of Buddha statues.

Enjoy a buffet lunch on board after the visit. In the afternoon, stop at a hill tribe village to watch the traditional process of Lao whiskey production. Arrive in the laid-back town of Luang Prabang, full of golden temples and where hundreds of monks walk the streets. Just before sunset, meet with your guide for a walk to the top of Mt Phousi, 328 steps to enjoy the panoramic view of the city and the surrounding countryside. Descend to the Mekong side of the peninsula and find yourself in the evening hill tribe market. Here where you may find plenty of local souvenirs to buy such as handicrafts and textiles. Self discover the night market at your own.

Overnight in Luang Prabang hotel.


MEALS
Breakfast
ACCOMMODATIONS
Lotus Villa Boutique Hotel
This morning, we will take a visit to Wat Xieng Thong Temple - one of the most important of Lao monasteries and remains a significant monument to the spirit of religion, royalty and traditional art. After that, we move to Wat Sene Souk Haram or literally "Temple of a 100,000 treasures" is one of the most beautiful temples in Luang Prabang, singular by its restored painting of a deep ochre colour, flamboyant and glittering with gold. Then continue tour to visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun (oldest temple in Luang Prabang) and the shrine of Wat Aham. Tasting the best of Laos in restaurants which are suggested by your guide.

In the afternoon, we will visit the National Royal Museum. It is the former Royal Palace which was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family. The Museum hosts a range of interesting artifacts from the Royal period in Luang Prabang

After that, we continue tour to visit Wat Mai - one of Luang Prabang’s largest and most richly decorated temples. Both its interior and exterior are extensively adorned with black and red lacquer decoration and gold leaf. We finish our today’s tour with the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre, a private, non-profit museum which is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the many ethnic minorities existing in Laos. (Note: Museum closed on Monday). Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.
MEALS
Breakfast
ACCOMMODATIONS
Lotus Villa Boutique Hotel
After breakfast, take a short transfer (40 minutes) to Long Lao Village which is the start point of today’s trekking tour. On arrival Long Lao, we observe the daily life and explore the unique culture of Khamu and Hmong people who live in Long Lao Village. On the way, we will pass vegetable gardens and rice fields before reaching the forest. Our guide will deliver you some information about the wild animals, birds, plants and medicinal herbs which you could see in the forest. After a few km of trekking, we will stop to explore a cave which was used as a shelter during the Vietnam - American War.

Then we continue go along beaten track, pass through the jungle and reach to Kuang Si Waterfall where you can relax, swim on a hot day. The falls cascade over many calcified tiers and down several hundred feet into a series of cool, turquoise pools. Have your picnic lunch next to the Kuang Si Waterfalls.

Before returning Luang Prabang, visit the Asian Black Bear Rescue Centre, a conservation centre that rescues animals from the wildlife trade. Meet the cute furry residents and learn about the efforts to protect Asia Black Bears in the wild. After that, you will be transferred back to the hotel. It is take around 45 minutes to drive back Luang Prabang. Free at leisure. Overnight in Luang Prabang hotel.
MEALS
Breakfast
ACCOMMODATIONS
Lotus Villa Boutique Hotel
Wrap up your Thailand & Laos Adventure tour. You have visited best highlights of Thailand and Laos, from picturesque landscape, tranquil villages, ancient capitals, tasty food and cuisine to iconic museums within a culture that was once foreign but is now familiar and endlessly friendly.

Laid back until your private transfer will ferry you to the airport where you will catch your return flight home. For additional tour options, read about other Vietnam tours offered by Asia Senses. For traveler experiences, read the Laos tours reviews.
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Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Bangkok
26ºC
7mm

Sukhothai
23ºC
8mm

Chiang Mai
20ºC
8mm

Chiang Rai
27ºC
16mm

Pakbeng
20ºC
11mm

Luang Prabang
20ºC
17mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Bangkok
27ºC
20mm

Sukhothai
26ºC
10mm

Chiang Mai
23ºC
6mm

Chiang Rai
30ºC
8mm

Pakbeng
21ºC
19mm

Luang Prabang
23ºC
19mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Bangkok
29ºC
24mm

Sukhothai
29ºC
33mm

Chiang Mai
26ºC
16mm

Chiang Rai
33ºC
24mm

Pakbeng
24ºC
34mm

Luang Prabang
25ºC
32mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Bangkok
30ºC
67mm

Sukhothai
31ºC
56mm

Chiang Mai
28ºC
52mm

Chiang Rai
34ºC
72mm

Pakbeng
27ºC
80mm

Luang Prabang
27ºC
99mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Bangkok
29ºC
182mm

Sukhothai
30ºC
178mm

Chiang Mai
28ºC
152mm

Chiang Rai
33ºC
209mm

Pakbeng
27ºC
170mm

Luang Prabang
28ºC
156mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Bangkok
28ºC
156mm

Sukhothai
28ºC
160mm

Chiang Mai
27ºC
136mm

Chiang Rai
31ºC
240mm

Pakbeng
27ºC
170mm

Luang Prabang
28ºC
171mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Bangkok
28ºC
165mm

Sukhothai
28ºC
144mm

Chiang Mai
27ºC
168mm

Chiang Rai
30ºC
300mm

Pakbeng
26ºC
242mm

Luang Prabang
27ºC
234mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Bangkok
28ºC
191mm

Sukhothai
28ºC
187mm

Chiang Mai
26ºC
230mm

Chiang Rai
30ºC
434mm

Pakbeng
26ºC
313mm

Luang Prabang
27ºC
295mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Bangkok
28ºC
320mm

Sukhothai
28ºC
287mm

Chiang Mai
26ºC
241mm

Chiang Rai
30ºC
255mm

Pakbeng
26ºC
196mm

Luang Prabang
27ºC
171mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Bangkok
27ºC
239mm

Sukhothai
27ºC
151mm

Chiang Mai
25ºC
124mm

Chiang Rai
30ºC
118mm

Pakbeng
25ºC
84mm

Luang Prabang
26ºC
79mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Bangkok
26ºC
51mm

Sukhothai
25ºC
32mm

Chiang Mai
24ºC
36mm

Chiang Rai
28ºC
41mm

Pakbeng
22ºC
32mm

Luang Prabang
23ºC
28mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Bangkok
25ºC
8mm

Sukhothai
24ºC
2mm

Chiang Mai
21ºC
15mm

Chiang Rai
26ºC
20mm

Pakbeng
20ºC
16mm

Luang Prabang
21ºC
14mm

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