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Thailand and Laos Adventure - 14 days - 20% OFF - Black Friday deal

Thailand and Laos Adventure - 14 days - 20% OFF - Black Friday deal

Bangkok, Thailand

From: R 16,063.00
 
  • Prices

    From: R 16,063.00
  • Trip Reference

    #8657
  • Flights

    No Flights Included
  • Duration

    14 days
  • Valid From

    3rd of January 2018 (Wednesday)
  • Valid To

    16th of January 2018 (Tuesday)
  • Need Visa's

    South Africa: No
    British: No
    European Union: No
    American: No
Quick Holiday Overview

20% Discounted! Take adventage of this Black Friday Deal and Score! Book by 24 November 2017!

Visit temples in Chiang Mai then spend the evening exploring the night market. Sail the Mekong into the heart and soul of Laos. An experienced CEO will make sure you get the most of your tour, but will leave plenty of time for you to do your own thing. We utilize many forms of transport—both public and private—to maximize time spent exploring the history and culture of this unforgettable region.

About the Holiday

Day 1: Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

Today is arrival day, so there are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Relax, explore the city, and adjust to the pace of life in Bangkok.

Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

1h18:00

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

Accommodation

Prime Hotel Central Station Bangkok (formerly Centra Central Station Hotel) (or similar)

 

Day 2: Bangkok/Chiang Mai

Guided longboat tour of Bangkok’s klongs and Wat Po. Optional Grand Palace and National Museum visits. Overnight train to Chiang Mai.

Enjoy a 1-hr longtail boat tour of Bangkok's famous klongs (canals). The trip finishes at the Royal Temple of Wat Po for a guided tour.

After, there is time for shopping, a visit to Grand Palace or a stroll along Khao San Rd. In the evening, board the overnight train to Chiang Mai.

Klong Riverboat Tour

Bangkok

Travel by longtail boat on the busy Chao Phraya River. Go through the smaller klongs (canals) to see skyscrapers, temples, and shops in the distance, and the densely populated waterfront settlements up close.

Wat Po Guided Tour

Bangkok

Immerse yourself in Thai Buddhist culture and visit the famous giant 46m (151ft) reclining Buddha, covered in gold leaf. Relax with a traditional Thai massage at the country’s leading school of massage at Wat Po.

Free Time

Bangkok Afternoon

Use some free time in Bangkok to make the most out of this city.

Basic overnight train (beds)

Bangkok – Chiang Mai12h-13h

Experience overnight travel like a local. Sit back and get some well-earned (and likely much-needed) rest en route to your next stop.

 

Accommodation

 

Prime Hotel Central Station Bangkok (formerly Centra Central Station Hotel) (or similar)

Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Chiang Mai

Enjoy a guided tour of Doi Suthep temple. Optional activities include a cooking class or visit to the night market.

Arrive early morning and use some free time to explore. Choose from a range of optional activities or stroll the city independently.

In late afternoon, set off to visit the temple complex, Doi Suthep. If you're lucky, you may witness the chanting of the monks.

Free Time

Chiang Mai Morning

With so much to do in Chiang Mai, make the most of your free time here.

Private Vehicle

Chiang Mai – Doi Suthep45m

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Doi Suthep Guided Tour

Doi Suthep

Climb the 300-step naga (mystical serpent) staircase to one of northern Thailand's most sacred temples, or opt to take a cable car and enjoy the view. Learn all about Doi Suthep’s history from a local guide – built on top of a mountain, the temple sits among pagodas, statues, bells and shrines.

Private Vehicle

Doi Suthep – Chiang Mai

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

The Park Hotel (or similar)

 

Day 4: Chiang Mai/Chiang Khong

Head to Chiang Khong via Wat Rong Khun and enjoy the view of the mighty Mekong.

Drive to Chiang Khong, a sleepy trading town nestled on the bank of the Mekong River. En route, visit Wat Rong Khun — the dazzling 'White Temple'. Wander the local food market or sit back and enjoy a slower pace of life relaxing in Thailand with river views of Laos.

Private Vehicle

Chiang Mai – Chiang Khong5h

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) Visit

Chiang Rai

Visit Wat Rong Khun (better known among foreigners as the White Temple), an unconventional Buddhist temple designed by prominent Thai painter-turned-architect Chalermchai Kositpipat. Be wowed by the temple’s contemporary exterior made up of a mosaic of mirrors. View the interior walls that have a pop culture and sci-fi influence. Find murals of Batman, Superman, Predator, and the Matrix.

Accommodation

Nam Khong Guesthouse (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5: Chiang Khong/Muang Pakbèng

Cross the border into Laos then travel by traditional boat down the Mekong River.

Cross the border to the Laos immigration area, then take a songthaew (local bus) to a traditional slow boat.

Travel down the Mekong River and adjust to the relaxed pace of life in Laos. This predominantly mountainous country has unsurpassed views of the riverside villages, the tropical jungle, and the mountains.

Border Crossing (Thailand - Laos)

Chiang Khong – Ban Houayxay

Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

Mekong River Slow Boat

Ban Houayxay – Muang Pakbèng8h-10h

Enjoy the ride down the Mekong on our private boat (it’s pretty comfortable and spacious, and there’s a toilet on board). Have some fruit, tea, and coffee (free of charge); water and soft drinks are available for purchase. Bring some warm gear – it can be quite cold from November to February.

Accommodation

Mekong Riverside (or similar)

Guesthouse

Day 6: Muang Pakbèng/Luang Prabang

Continue down the Mekong for most of the day. Take a guided tour of the Pak Ou caves before arriving in Luang Prabang.

Continue on by slow boat down the mighty Mekong. Before arriving at Luang Prabang, enjoy a visit outside to the Pak Ou caves.

After, re-board the boat and continue to Luang Prabang, arriving in the early evening.

Mekong River Slow Boat

Muang Pakbèng – Luang Prabang8h-10h

Enjoy the ride down the Mekong on our private boat (it’s pretty comfortable and spacious, and there’s a toilet on board). Have some fruit, tea, and coffee (free of charge); water and soft drinks are available for purchase. Bring some warm gear – it can be quite cold from November to February.

Pak Ou Caves Visit

Pak Ou Cave

Visit these dramatic caves considered an important spiritual site by many Lao people. See thousands of Buddha statues and images that line the limestone walls.

Accommodation

Treasure Hotel (or similar)

Hotel

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7: Luang Prabang

Enjoy a guided tour of the Ethnology Museum, Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre and Kuang Si waterfalls. Enjoy dinner with a local family in the evening.

Take a tour of the Ethnology Museum — a great chance to learn more about the dress and customs of local people. Drop into Ock Pop Tok for an introduction to Laos textiles and handicrafts. Then, take a half-day trip out to the stunning Kuang Si waterfalls and be sure to pack a swimsuit.

Ethnology Museum Guided Tour

Luang Prabang

Take a guided tour of the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre (TAEC) to learn about the traditional arts and cultures of Laos’s many diverse ethnic groups. Shop in the TAEC Boutique for authentic village-made handicrafts and relax with a drink at the museum café.

Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre Visit

Luang Prabang

Visit Ock Pop Tok "East Meets West" Living Crafts Centre on the banks of the Mekong River to learn from artisans about Laos handicrafts and the importance of woven textiles in Laos culture. Opt to enjoy a drink in the cafe.

Kuang Si Waterfalls Excursion

Kuang Si Falls

Journey to this magnificent multi-level waterfall, where relaxing is highly recommended. Explore the multiple picture-perfect pools as well as the nearby Asiatic black bear rescue centre (located between the park entrance and waterfall).

Local Living: Meal with Local Family

Enjoy a delicious meal with a local family. Learn about Laotian cuisine and life in Luang Prabang.

Night Market Visit

Luang Prabang

Shop until your heart’s content at the night market in Luang Prabang – one of the best in Southeast Asia. Head to the market around dusk. Tour the vendor stalls lining the streets offering food, wooden statues, clothes, trinkets and souvenirs to dozens of people wandering up and down the market. Don't miss the opportunity to interact with the sellers and gently negotiate a good price.

Accommodation

Treasure Hotel (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 8: Luang Prabang

Enjoy a free day exploring all Luang Prabang has to offer. Options include cooking classes, temple visits, massages, night market shopping, bike riding, and hiking.

 

Carte Blanche

Luang Prabang Full Day

There's plenty to see and do in Luang Prabang, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like learning about Laotian cuisine with a cooking class, getting a massage, and cycling around town. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

 

Accommodation

 

Treasure Hotel (or similar)

Hotel

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 9:  Luang Prabang/Vang Vieng

Spend the night in a local village enjoying traditional Laotian food. Sleep and eat like a local.

Drive winding mountain roads through gorgeous scenery to reach Vang Vieng. Experience a local homestay in a nearby village.

Here, enjoy traditional Laotian food while getting to know your host family. Your CEO will provide insight into the way of life of village residents.

Private Vehicle

Luang Prabang – Vang Vieng7h

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Local Living: Vang Vieng Homestay

Learn about life and local culture in Vang Vieng on this memorable homestay. Experience typical Laotian cuisine; eating (and sleeping) arrangements are shared as a group (usually between two houses). A vegetarian option for the evening meal will be available.

Accommodation

Homestay Vangvieng (or similar)

Hotel

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 10: Vang Vieng

Enjoy free time in Vang Vieng. Move to a hotel for the night, an ideal location for exploring the countryside by bicycle or kayak.

Free Time

Vang Vieng Full Day

With many options for Vang Vieng, choose what suits you best.

 

Accommodation

 

Vilayvong Guesthouse (or similar)

Guesthouse

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 11: Vang Vieng/Vientiane

Explore the capital of Laos. Opt to visit temples, see the National Museum, or explore highlights of the town.

Head out of the mountains to one of Asia's sleepiest capital cities. Opt to visit some of the highlights of Vientiane including Wat Sisaket, one of the city's oldest and most fascinating temples, and Wat Phra That Luang, Lao's national symbol and one of her most sacred sites.

For those who like to shop, don't miss the morning market, which, incidentally, is open all day!

Private Vehicle

Vang Vieng – Vientiane5h-6h

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Free Time

Vientiane Afternoon

Opt to visit the sights, get a massage or indulge in one last day of Laotian cuisine in Laos' capital city.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12: Vientiane/Hanoi

Fly from Vientiane to Hanoi.

Take a short flight from quiet Laos into the bustling city of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Opt for a leisurely walk through the Old Quarter and a traditional Vietnamese meal. What better way to start a visit to this diverse country?

Plane

Vientiane – Hanoi2h

After the short flight to Hanoi, a private vehicle will transfer the group 45 mins to the hotel in the city centre.

Free Time

Hanoi Afternoon

With a free afternoon in Hanoi, head out and start exploring.

Accommodation

Church Boutique Hotel Lan Ong (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13: Hanoi

Visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, stilt house, and Presidential Palace. Enjoy an included water puppet show. Opt to visit the Temple of Literature, museums, and Hoa Lo Prison.

Visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, and the former president's house on stilts for insight into an important figure in Vietnam's history.

During the afternoon, use some free time to explore this beautiful city. Opt to visit the Tran Quoc Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the Museum of Ethnology or just sip delicious Vietnamese iced coffee in a café along the lake. In late afternoon or early evening, attend a performance of Vietnam's famous water puppets before sampling one of Hanoi's amazing eating venues.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum Guided Tour

Hanoi

Take a guided tour of the mausoleum where Ho Chi Minh’s embalmed body is housed in a glass case. Visit the museum and learn about Ho Chi Minh’s life and political history.

Note: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is open until 11:00am and closed on Monday and Friday.

Free Time

Hanoi Afternoon

Choose what interests you most with some free time in Hanoi.

Thăng Long Water Puppet Theatre Performance

Hanoi

Watch a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show with beautiful live music and intricate puppets dancing in a water stage.

Accommodation: Church Boutique Hotel Lan Ong (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14:Hanoi

Depart at any time.

Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

Meals included: Breakfast

Includes & Excludes
Includes
  • Hotels (11 nights), village homestay (1 night), sleeper train (1 night)
  • 11 breakfasts, 2 dinners(Allow USD165-215 for meals not included)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Internal flight
  • Bangkok klong trip
  • Wat Pho entrance and guide
  • Doi Suthep entrance (Chiang Mai)
  • Mekong River slow boat excursion
  • Pak Ou caves entrance (Luang Prabang)
  • Traditional Arts & Ethnology Museum guided tour
  • Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre
  • Kuang Si waterfalls trek (half-day)
  • Water puppets performance (Hanoi)
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum entrance (when open)
  • Border crossing support
  • Local Living: Meal with Local Family, Luang Prabang
  • Local Living: Vang Vieng Homestay, Vang Vieng

 

Book and pay 24 November to get the special rate!

Package is based on a set departure 03 January 2018

Excludes
  • International flights
  • Allow USD165-215 for meals not included.
  • Visa cost
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Items of personal nature
Package Conditions:

Book and pay 24 November to get the special rate!

The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations and increased airfares. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports. Fares, where indicated, are based on low season rates.

Bangkok
Bangkok, is the capital and primate city of Thailand. It is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, near the Gulf of Thailand. The town of Bangkok began as a small trading center and port community on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River serving the Ayutthaya Kingdom.

Bangkok is considered to be one of the world's top tourist hotspots and is currently Asia's top tourist destination - the third in the world according to Travel and Leisure magazine. Thailand has a variety of shopping experiences from street markets to malls. Tourists have historically always preferred markets and bazaars to the other forms of shopping. The Chatuchak weekend market is one of the largest shopping destinations in Bangkok.

Thailand is a tropical country so it is hot throughout the year, but the best time to visit is between November and March, during the dry season. During the rainy season, humidity is very high and the downpours are short but violent and the streets of Bangkok often flood.

Bangkok offers a widely varied nightlife. Like nearby Pattaya, the city is notorious for some concentrations of massage parlours, go-go bars and karaoke places, with Patpong, Soi Cowboy and Nana Plaza being the main areas catering to male tourists. There are, however, many other venues available to enjoy other pursuits. There are Westernized clubs and cafes for the rich, and lower-cost bars and pubs that are very popular with the locals.
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Due to the volatility in the South African currency and the price of fuel affecting the price of air tickets we cannot ensure the accuracy of the price as mentioned. The price was correct at the time of printing on 21 November 2017.

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