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Laos Experience

Chiang Rai | Pakbang | Luang Prabang | Vientiane

Experience the picturesque countryside on a tranquil boat journey down to Luang Prabang where you will meet devout monks, see stunning temples and cascading waterfalls. Finish in Lao's laid back capital on the Mekong river with colourful markets and fascinating landmarks.

Tour Highlights

  • Mekong river cruise
  • Pak Ou Caves
  • Pretty Luang Prabang
  • Kuang Si Falls
  • Vientiane 
  • Free time to explore


Days 1 - Chiang Rai 
On arrival in Chiang Rai, transfer to your hotel where your adventure begins in the heart of the mystical Golden Triangle region. Here, meet your group of like-minded travellers and tour leader for welcome drinks and a briefing.

Hotel: Laluna 

Day 2 - Chiang Rai to Lanjia Lodge
After breakfast depart for the atmospheric Lanjia Lodge making a stop on the way at the Hall of Opium Museum. Later take a walking tour through Hmong and Lahu villages where you will learn about their traditional culture, before returning to the lodge for dinner accompanied by a cultural performance. 

Hotel: Lanjia Lodge

Day 3 - Cross into Laos & Mekong Cruise
After formalities at the Thai-Laos border, journey by slow boat down the tranquil Mekong in the 'Land of a Million Elephants'. Find peace on this serene trip as you float gently past traditional vistas of rustic villages and rural scenery. The calming ambience extends to an overnight stay in the old trading post of Pakbeng at a simple riverside lodge. 

Hotels: Pakbang Lodge 

Days 4 - Luang Prabang
Cross over the Mekong to mingle with elephants and learn about their traditional role in Lao culture and the relationship between mahout and animal. Continue by boat along the peaceful Mekong stopping at the Pak Ou Caves to witness the hundreds of Buddha effigies placed within, then on to the jewel in Laos' crown, Luang Prabang.

Hotel: Sala Prabang

Day 5 - Luang Prabang
One of Asia's most beautiful and engaging towns, Luang Prabang is surrounded by mountains and situated at the confluence of the Khan and Mekong rivers. Explore the town on foot visiting the magnificent Xieng Thong, Wat Mai and the Royal Palace. There is ample free time to soak up the town's relaxed atmosphere with a game of Petanque and sunset drinks.

Hotel: Sala Prabang

Day 6 - Luang Prabang
Witness the ancient ritual of Monks collecting alms at dawn and then visit a morning market. Return to the hotel to freshen up, before setting out on foot for a Lao style breakfast. There is a visit to Kuang Si Falls where there is time to swim in the turquoise water, before visiting a rescue centre for the Asiatic Bear. In the early evening transfer to a picturesque rural setting to participate in a fun Lao cooking class to sharpen your culinary skills.  

Hotel: Sala Prabang 

Days 7 - Vientiane 
Fly to Vientiane, which until recently was an Asian backwater but now a bustling city. Begin at the Patuxai Monument reminiscent of the Arc De Triomphe, before a visit to the COPE centre which provides help to victims injured by bombs from the Indochina war. Tonight you may like to explore the city's burgeoning dining scene and be sure to stroll along the esplanade by the Mekong River to browse the stalls at the nightmarket.

Hotel: Lao Orchid 

Day 8 - Vientiane
Begin the day with a stop at a local cafe and over a robust brew, learn about Laotian coffee. Later, marvel at the golden spired Wat Pha That Luang, the most important monument in the country, then delve into the cloistered corridors of Wat Sisaket. After some free time, end the day with a traditional Baci ceremony in a local family home, your trip draws to a close and you may find yourself reminiscing about your journey with new friends. 

Hotel: Lao Orchid 

Day 9 - Farewell
On your last day, enjoy free time until your departure transfer.  

9 day small group tour from £1489

with flights from £2179 Departs selected Saturdays. All prices are per person and based on 2 sharing a double or twin room. Prices are subject to seasonal changes. Tour includes one domestic flight.
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Laos Experience
Laos Experience

Small Group Tour

Make friends along the way as you discover the sights and experience the culture of this fascinating region.

Your small group tour includes:

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Max 16 passengers
  • Breakfasts daily, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Western tour guide based on minimum 7 travellers
  • Domestic flight



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  • Your entire holiday is designed around your requirements
  • Pick and choose the places you want to visit
  • Wide range of twin and multi- centre holiday options
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  • Tailor made service at package tour price
  • Breakfast included in most locations
  • Free nights and upgrades at many top resorts
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