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NORTHERN THAILAND TOUR TO LAOS

Tour Rate: BANGKOK - CHIANG MAI - CHIANG RAI - CHIANG SEAN - CHIANG KHONG ( EXIT TO LAOS)878 Views

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Departure: Any day you want
Tour Type: Private tour guide + Local Tour Guide + English Language
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Our Advantages & Promise

  • Zero shopping stops.
  • Flexible time schedule to suit your pace.
  • Selected and trained guides.
  • Meals are in quality local restaurants.
  • Western style service standard
Brief Itinerary

*BRIEF ITINERARY:

Day 1: Arrival – Bangkok
Day 2: Bangkok
Day 3: Chiang Mai
Day 4: Chiang mai – Chiang Rai – Chiang Sean
Day 5: Chiang Sean – Chiang Khong (Exit to Laos)

Day 1: Northern Thailand Tour To Laos: Arrival – Bangkok Sightseeing Tours

On arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport, you are met by our guide and transferred to hotel. The glorious

history of Thai Capital, Bangkok is much interwoven with the Chakri dynasty which still reigns but no longer rules Thailand. In the midst of dynamic modern growth, this bustling metropolis still preserves plenty of cultural heritages making it the national treasure house. No activities planned for this afternoon , however our guide is on hand to advise some available options.
O/N in Bangkok.

Day 2: Northern Thailand Tour To Laos: Bangkok Package Tours (B/-/-)

The longtail boat trip is a perfect way to start our exploration of Bangkok. We navigate along the

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Chao Phraya River and venture into the many lively inner canals which provide some fantastic views of the local life close up. Along the way we make stop over at Wat Arum, the temple of Dawn, before continuing to the Grand Palace. This masterpiece is dedicated to the Thai Royal Family’s ceremony. Nearby are the magnificent Wat Phra Kaew, which is famous for the Emerald Buddha Image and the Vimarnmek Museum, the world’s largest building entirely made of golden teak . We visit this complex and drive through the many vibrant streets of China Town to the Wat Pho, one of the most significant temples in Bangkok. This sacred temple houses a gigantic gold plated Reclining Buddha. We board a night train to Chiang Mai. The train conditions are basic; we travel on soft sleeper class.
O/N on board.

Day 3: Northern Thailand Tour To Laos: Chiang Mai culture trips (B/-/-)

The train journey delivers you to Chiang Mai by mid morning. The capital of the north, Chiang Mai has rich historical and cultural heritage which is still evident in the architecture with over 300 temples spreading in and around. Heading out of town we drive west towards the famous Doi Suthep Mountain and embark on a walk leading us to Wat Prathat Temple near the summit. At an elevation of over 1,000 m, the temple grounds affords a panoramic view over the surrounding countryside. We follow this with a visit to the old and new parts of the town featuring the great diversity. The tranquil town of Chiang Mai has been always noted for the exquisite handicrafts of which the combination with the hill tribe people’s traditional wares, offers fantastic shopping opportunities. We continue to the neighbouring villages of Sankampaeng and Borsarng to see the various cottages industries including silk weaving, wood carving, silver ware and umbrellas making. As a highlight of this evening , we visit the vibrant night market which is full of local treasures.
O/N in Chiang Mai.

Day 4: Northern Thailand Tour To Laos: Chiang mai – Chiang Rai – Chiang Sean Adventure package Tours (B/-/-)

Upon leaving the town we make our way towards Chiang Sean, the royal capital of the ancient

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Lanna Kingdom. This delightful town is nestled on the Mekong Riverbank which is now the border between Thailand and Laos. The drive is long , but views are fantastic. On arrival in Chiang Sean we visit some of its major sights including Wat Phrathat Jom Kitti and Wat Chedi Luang. The interesting journey leads us through the verdant and rugged mountain scenery to the famous Golden Triangle in which powerful warlords have fought for control the opium trade. We have time to stroll around and make a stop to visit the opium hall museum. This gleaming mansion is built amid mountains which were covered with the intense red blush poppies, few decades ago. The display of pictures and documents reflect the global history of opium dating back to 5,000 years towards.
O/N in Chiang Sean.

Day 5: Northern Thailand Tour To Laos: Chiang Sean – Chiang Khong (Exit to Laos) – Adventure vacations (B/-/-)

Today we depart hotel and travel by roads to Chiang Khong border to enter Laos. The trip ends after arrival at border gate.

 

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Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver and tourist bus

Meal as mentioned: B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner

English or French speaking guide

Accommodation: twin sharing room at mentioned hotels or similar one

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airport tax

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Trip Notes:

THE ITINERARY IS CORRECTED AT THE TIME OF VIEWING. OCCASIONALLY, THE PROGRAMME CHANGES AS WE MAKE IMPROVEMENT STEMING FROM OUR PAST TRAVELLERS’ COMMENTS AND OUR OWN RESEARCH OR DUE TO LOCAL CONDITIONS OR CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL. THIS INCLUDES FESTIVAL, PUBLIC HOLIDAYS, WEATHER AND FLIGHT DELAY,.. THAT MAY EFFECT THE ITINERARY

THE TRIP INCLUDES SOME MEALS AS MENTIONED AT THE ITINERARY HOWEVER OUR GUIDE WILL BE ON HAND TO ADVISE YOU AS FAR THE AVAILABLE RESTAURANTS WHERE YOU CAN ENJOY LOCAL FOOD AT YOUR OWN BUDGET. THE MEAL COST IS ALL DEPENDING ON YOUR CHOICE OF EATING PLACE. THE PACKAGE TOUR WITH FULL BOARD MEAL IS ARRANGED UPON REQUEST .

THE DRESS STANDARDS ARE CONSERVATIVE THROUGHOUT ASIA. LOOSE , LIGHTWEIGHT, LONG CLOTHING ARE ALL RESPECTFUL AND COOL IN ASIAN HOT CLIMATE. IN ADDITION TO YOUR ITEMS OF PERSONAL CLOTHING, WE SUGGEST YOU TO BRING TRAINER OR SNEAKER SHOES, JACKET FOR COLD WEATHER, TORCH/FLASH LIGHT, HAT, RAIN COAT FOR WET SEASON, SUN CREAM, SUNGLASSES, DAYPACK, TOILETRIES AND SMALL TOWER, INSECT REPELLENT.

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NORTHERN THAILAND TOUR TO LAOS

Tour Rate: BANGKOK - CHIANG MAI - CHIANG RAI - CHIANG SEAN - CHIANG KHONG ( EXIT TO LAOS)895 Views

Northern Thailand tours to Laos - Laos adventure tours
Tour Price: Contact
Departure: Any day you want
Tour Type: Private tour guide + Local Tour Guide + English Language
Enquire NowReply within 0.5~12 hrs.

Our Advantages & Promise

  • Zero shopping stops.
  • Flexible time schedule to suit your pace.
  • Selected and trained guides.
  • Meals are in quality local restaurants.
  • Western style service standard
Brief Itinerary

*BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 1: Arrival – Chiang Rai – Thailand
Day 2: Chiang Rai to Houeisay & Pakbeng Cruising Tour
Day 3: Pakbeng Tour to Luang Prabang
Day 4: Luang Prabang City Tour
Day 5: Luang Prabang to Khouang Si Waterfall
Day 6: Luang Prabang to Vientiane
Day 7: Vientiane City Tour
Day 8: Vientiane – Departure

Day 1 – Northern Thailand Tour To Laos: Arrival – Chiang Rai in Thailand

One you arrive in Chiang Rai airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your leisure. Overnight in Chiangrai

Day 2 – Northern Thailand Tour To Laos: Chiangrai Package Tours – HoueiSay – Pakbeng Cruising Tours (Cruise down operates Monday, Thursday & Friday) (B/L/D)

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Boat Trip on Mekong River

This morning you will have an early morning transfer from the airport to the small town of Chiang Khong, the exit point from Thailand on the banks of the Mekong. After passing through immigration, you will cross the Mekong River to HoueiSay in Laos where your Lao guide will be waiting for you at the immigration point. After completing border formalities, you board a ready traditional boat for the trip down the Mekong River. Serene, timeless Laos is one of Asia’s most unvisited and unchanged countries. As you journey downriver you will take in the beautiful scenery and stop at some tribal minority villages such as the Hmong, Yao and Khmu.
Overnight in LuangSay Lodge.

Day 3 – Northern Thailand Tour To Laos: Pakbeng Package Tours – Luang Prabang Travel Packages   (B/L/-)

After breakfast you will sail down river passing areas of un-spoilt forest with little villages along the riverbanks and perhaps the odd elephant or two with his mahout. You visit a fishing village and a rice winemaking village and perhaps even taste some of the infamous beverage known as Lao wine. You also visit the Pak-Ou caves crammed with thousands of Buddha statues left by devoted pilgrims. You will arrive in Luang Prabang around sunset and be transferred to your hotel. This evening you can take a stroll around this enchanting little town. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 4 – Northern Thailand Tour To Laos: Luang Prabang City Tours (B/-/-)

After breakfast, we explore this charming city. You spend the day exploring the temples and sites in what is called one of the last Shangri-La’s of Southeast Asia. You will visit Wat Xiang Thong, the most important Buddhist monastery in the country, Wat Visoun, Wat Khili and Wat Mai. Later, we visit the former Royal Palace, now a National Museum (closed Tuesdays) where you will find ornate, gilded and brocaded reception rooms, as well as artifacts including the Prabang, a large holy image, which was given in the 14th century by the Khmers to King Fa Ngum. At sunset we climb the nearby temple-topped hill of Mount Phousi where you’ll catch a lovely view out over the town and the river. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 5 – Northern Thailand Tour To Laos: Luang Prabang Package Tours – Khouangsi Waterfall Adventure Tours (B/-/-)

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Khoang Si Waterfall

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (often in the form of sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual. You can also visit the morning Phosi Market where you canl see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional handicrafts, and today you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay and Ban Thapene and the weaving village of Ban Phanom. Time permitting you may also wish to drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 6 – Northern Thailand Tour To Laos : Luang Prabang Package Tours – Vientiane (road) (B/-/-)

After a leisurely breakfast, we begin our drive south to Vientiane, on the way stopping off to see some of the minority, via Vang Vieng where we can enjoy the scenic, panaromic views of unspoiled nature, the mountain and the beautiful landscape. After a short stop, we head out to Vientiane, the capital city of Laos, built by the French on the site of Wieng Chan, the 16th century capital of Lane Xang. Wieng Chan was already bristling by the time Europe was emerging from obscurity, and today is a small bustling city that retains an air of Its French colonial past. Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 7 – Northern Thailand Tour To Laos: Vientiane Daily Tours (B/-/-)

This morning, you will commence sightseeing with a visit to the market. The market is wildly colorful amid baskets piled with rice, eggs, and tea, ducks, pigs and fish both alive and dead, are food stalls selling noodles, soup, and ‘food to go’ wrapped in banana leaves, existing cheek by jowl with sellers of jasmine, orchids, and marigolds – the latter being woven into garlands for temple offerings. From there you begin a walking tour of the city’s old Wats beginning with the venerable Wat Sisaket with its many wall niches holding small Buddha, Wat Prakeo – a former royal temple, the major Wats of Wat Mixai, Wat Ong Tu, Wat Haisok and Wat In Paeng, ending with some French colonial houses. In the afternoon, you will pay a visit to the studio of Carol Cassidy, an American who has done much to advance the Lao weaving tradition. Later this afternoon you visit That Luang Stupa, a national symbol of Lao sovereignty and a Buddhist shrine, overnight in Vientiane.

Day 8 – Northern Thailand Tour To Laos: Vientiane Package Tours – Departure (B/-/-)

Following breakfast, you are free for your own discovery until transfer for your departure.

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Boat trip as stated in above sights
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Lunch or dinner unless where stated
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Additional Remarks:
Itinerary is subject to change depending on the confirmed flights, road conditions, and room availability.
Hotels listed in above might not be upto standard of your expectation, especially in the remote area where limitation of accommodation.
Prices are subject to change in case of VAT or other tax increases and USD currency fluctuations

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Grade of Hotel

Tour Cost in USD per person applied to groups of (Valid till 30 Sep 2015)

1 Pax 2 Pax 3  – 6 Paxs 7 – 10 Paxs 11 – 14 Paxs Single Supplement
2-Star Hotels 2,062 1,260 1,154 958 905 216
3-Star Hotels 2,454 1,449 1,344 1,147 1,096 421
4-Star Hotels 2,485 1,462 1,357 1,161 1,108 380
5-Star Hotels 2,830 1,642 1,537 1,342 1,289 602

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NORTHERN THAILAND TOUR TO LAOS
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