Thailand & Laos Adventure

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  • Wendy Wu

Perfectly combined to create an unforgettable experience, venture off-the-beaten-track to discover the colourful hill tribe cultures of Thailand’s northern highlands and explore the tranquil treasures and rich culture of beautiful Laos.

Highlights
  • Cruise on the Mekong River through northern Laos.
  • Ascend Doi Suthep Mountain to admire Wat Doi Suthep and enjoy the picturesque sunset.
  • Witness a Buddhist Takbat Ceremony in Luang Prabang.
  • Explore the exquisite statues of Buddha Park.
  • Enjoy the cascading turquoise waters of the enchanting Kuang Si Waterfalls.
  • Visit a picturesque Karen Longneck Hilltribe.
Destinations
  • Chiang Mai
  • Mekong River
  • South East Asia
  • South East Asia
  • Laos
  • Thailand
Tour Types
  • Seniors
  • Singles
  • Youth
  • Museum
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking
  • Cultural
  • Flowers and Gardens
  • Foodie
  • Cruise
  • Adventure
  • Scenic
  • Traditional Coach
  • 50 plus

Location: London, Bangkok

Fly to the vibrant city of Bangkok. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

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Location: Bangkok

Bangkok is an exotic assault on the senses, a whirlwind of chaos, refinement and rewarding sights. A city of many faces, go from tranquil golden temples to forests of gleaming skyscrapers before experiencing authentic Asia on bustling streets. Today's sightseeing includes Wat Pho, the dazzling Grand Palace and Chinatown. Take to the Chao Phraya River on a longboat, getting an alternative view of the city as you travel to the Pak Klong Talaat Flower Market. This evening enjoy a Thai dinner whilst watching a traditional music and dance show.

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Location: Chiang Mai

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and experience the Maeklong railway market. Board an overnight train to Chiang Mai.

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Location: Chiang Mai

The antithesis of Bangkok, Chiang Mai is a chilled out, nonchalant city in the foothills of Thailand's northern highlands. Take a cyclo tour of the city, visit Flok Life Museum, admire Wat Chedi Luang and ascend to Wat Doi Suthep perched on top of Doi Suthep Mountain. This evening enjoy a traditional Kantoke dinner and a performance of the ancient songs and dances of northern Thailand and wander through the buzzing night bazaar in search of bargains.

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Location: Hmong Hilltribe Lodge Chiang Mai Hotel I ม้ง ลอจ์ด รีสอร์ท เเม่ริม

Start the day with a relaxed mind as you join a group meditation session before heading up into the Suthep-Pui Mountains. Tonight you will spend the night at the H'mong Hilltribe Lodge amidst the striking natural beauty of the region. This evening enjoy a barbecue dinner and a cultural show.

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Location: Thai Elephant Care Center, Chiang Rai

Depart the Hilltribe Lodge for the Thai Elephant Care Centre to spend some time meeting and feeding the beautiful pachyderms. Later, board a long tail boat on Mae Kok River to Baan Pha Tai, where you'll continue by road to Chiang Rai. Explore the colourful night market.

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Location: Chiang Rai

Explore the laidback, small town charm of Chiang Rai, visiting the eccentric White Temple and Doi Mae Salong, a hill village once at the heart of the area's notorious opium trade.

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Location: Pak Beng

Transfer to the Thai-Laos border and climb aboard a boat to cruise along the Mekong taking in the scenery as you go. Stop at Pakbeng with time to visit the village of Ban Houei Lumpane before settling in for the night.

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Location: Luang Prabang

Back on the river, continue your leisurely cruise down to the beautiful city of Luang Prabang, stopping at the fascinating Pak Ou Caves, a riverside cavern that is full of statues of Buddha that can no longer be used for worship.

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Location: Luang Prabang

An enchanting city, Luang Prabang is the quintessential image of Laos – a place of vivid colours with an extremely rich heritage and enduring French legacy. Visit Ban Xang Khong craft village where you can see Sa Paper and local handcraft production. Take a city tour, seeing sights including Wat Visoun and Wat Xieng Thong. Later, spend some time at a local wat, chatting with the friendly monks who love to practice their English.

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Location: Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang

Rise early this morning to witness the Buddhist ceremony of Takbat. These lines of silent saffron robe-clad monks will be an enduring image of your trip. After breakfast, ascend Phousi Hill for panoramic views over the town and see the treasures at the National Museum. Head out of the town to enjoy the cascading turquoise waters of the enchanting Kuang Si Waterfalls before returning to Luang Prabang via Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre.

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Location: Vientiane

Catch a flight to Laos' capital city, Vientiane.

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Location: Vientiane

Nestled in a sleepy bend of the Mekong, Vientiane is a delightfully quaint city. Spend the day exploring with a visit to Talaat Sao market, Wat Si Saket, Wat Phra Keo (a former temple that now houses a museum), That Luang Stupa, and the Patuxai Victory Monument, known as the Arc de Triomphe of Vientiane. Finally, explore the magical Buddha Park. Later, enjoy dinner and a traditional Laos music and dance performance.

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Location: Vientiane, Bangkok, London

Enjoy a free morning in Vientiane making the most of the languid pace of life. Fly back to UK via Bangkok, arriving the following day.

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Included
  • Fully Guided
  • Country Entry Visas
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
  • Flights
    -International flights and current taxes
  • Entrance Fees
  • International Travel
  • Meals – Full Board
    -Breakfasts: 13, Lunches: 12, Dinners: 13
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  • Fully Inclusive
    -Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)
  • Local Taxes
  • Accommodation
    -13 nights in 3+/4 star

Not Included
  • Tipping and Gratuities
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You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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08-Feb-2022
16 Nights
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08-Nov-2022
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Touring with Wendy Wu

Wendy Wu Tours is the UK’s leading Asia travel specialist, offering a comprehensive range of group, private and tailor-made holidays to China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Japan, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka. Their tours have won a host of prestigious travel awards including The British Travel Awards plus a variety of high profile travel agent awards including the prestigious Travel Weekly Globe Awards for the last six years running and the TTG Travel Awards. What’s more, they enjoy a 5-star Trip Advisor rating and a 4.7/5 independent Feefo customer rating.

Their inspiring range of escorted group tours are fully inclusive, offering outstanding value to the customer. They even include your visa! As well as Classic Group Tours, the company also offers more adventurous journeys in their Immerse Yourself range, luxury journeys in their Exclusive Collection, bespoke, tailor made holidays and river cruising holidays throughout Asia.

For 2020 they’ve even built their own state-of-the-art vessel, Victoria Mekong, to operate a series of Mekong River Cruises that can be booked either as a cruise only option or as part of a tour. No matter what style of travel you enjoy, Wendy Wu Tours can provide a comprehensive and expert guiding hand to your travel plans. More recently, they have launched tours beyond Asia to South America. Each tour aims to showcase both the iconic sights as well as uncover the hidden gems of each destination.

By using local personnel, they can offer genuinely insightful and expert guiding and their award-winning National Escorts have a reputation for transforming a good tour into a truly great one - indeed many customers will name check their guides when they return saying how wonderful they were and how they performed beyond expectations. Recommendations and repeat travel are the foundation of the business and the guides are key to this success. Wendy Wu Tours is a truly global company with offices in London, New York, Sydney and Auckland plus an operational base in China. 

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Start:UK
Finish: UK
Group size:8 - 18
Suitable for: 16-70
Physical rating:Medium
Diets:Vegetarians, Meat
Tour operated in: English
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