• Enjoy a 2-day Mekong River Safari
• Explore the Plain of Jars
• Visit Luang Prabang - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Discover Khong Island
• Enjoy an elephant safari on the Boloven Plateau
• Visit tribal villages
• 16 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start and finish in Bangkok, Thailand
• All meals included
• Includes 3 internal flights
• Activity Level: 2
Experience the ancient traditions of a welcoming culture. The culture and traditions of Laos are the least changed among Southeast Asian countries and make it a mecca for those searching for a truly exotic adventure. Here, you will find ancient temples, exquisite scenery, an eventful history and exotic cuisine, all within the warm embrace of a welcoming people.
We begin in Bangkok, Thailand and travel north to Chiang Rai, then on to the Golden Triangle. A two-day Mekong River journey takes us to remote hill tribe villages and past mountainous jungles. Meet the local fishermen en route to our first destination, Luang Prabang - a UNESCO World Heritage Site with some of the most exotic temples in Asia.
Travel to the Plain of Jars and ponder the great mystery of the thousands of 2,500-year-old stone jars. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of Vang Vieng with its numerous caves and vibrant river activities.
We leave the scenic countryside and travel to the nation's capital, Vientiane. This eclectic city is a mixture of Lao, Thai, Vietnamese, French and American influences; its many faces expressed through its people and architecture. We visit the majestic temple site of Wat Phou, a Khmer ruin built 200 years before Angkor Wat.
Traveling south, we experience the natural beauty of Khong Island on the Mekong River. At the Boloven Plateau, enjoy an elephant safari and hike through the surrounding local villages and coffee plantations. Our journey concludes with a flight back to Bangkok.
has guaranteed departures
Comfortable hotels/lodges with private bathrooms.
Some rough/dusty roads and long drives. Flexibility is key due to changing internal airline schedules.
Arrive in Bangkok, Thailand
Fly to Chiang Rai, Thailand
Mekong River Cruise, Tham Ting Holy Caves, to Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang - National Museum
Kuang Sy Waterfall, K'hmu Villages
Luang Prabang to The Plain Of Jars
Vang Vieng, to Vientiane
Fly to Pakse, Pha Pheng Water Falls, Khong Island for start of Mekong River Cruise
Oum Muong Temple, uei Thamo
Wat Phou Ruins, Champassak, Pakse
Pakse, Fly to Bangkok
- Angkor Wat