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9 Days Classic Thailand & Laos Tour Package

INT-TL-DGT09 9 Days Classic Thailand & Laos Tour Package

A superb introduction to the spectacular scenery and traditional culture of the northern Thai and the fascinating Laos. This tour will take you from Thailand's Golden Triangle to the northern Laos through the unspoilt mountains and jungles.

After your arriving at Chiang Mai, spend the day to explore the unique and unchanged cultures and traditions surrounding it and then to visit the Elephant Camp, learn to get to close to and take care of them. After two days Golden Triangle and Chiang Rai discovery tour, take the Luang Say Cruise to get to Luang Prabang, stopping along the way to visit traditional villages and meet the locals. You'll see thousands of Buddha images at the oldest temple in the capital and discover more during a riverboat trip to Pak Ou caves. A tour to Kuang Si Waterfall to soak up the beauty of the Kuang Si Waterfalls and swim in the crystal-clear waters.

TOUR CODEINT-TL-DGT09

PLACES VISITED Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai - Chiang Saen - Chiang Rai - Huay Xin - Luang Say Cruise - Pakbeng - Pak Ou - Luang Brabang

DEPARTURE DATESDates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

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Trip Highlights

  • Soak up the contrasting cultural splendor of Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai.
  • Indulge in the riverside exclusivity of a renowned elephant camp.
  • Take Luang Say Cruise to experience the amazing scenery and real life along Mekong River.
  • Prepare yourself to swim and have fun in the falls and enjoy the natural pools.
  • Visit Luang Prabang, a Shangri-La of golden temples and pampered refinement.
  • See thousands of Buddha images during your riverboat to Pak Ou caves.

At a Glance

Chiang Mai(4 nights)

Golden Triangle(1 night)

Cruise on Mekong River(1 night)

Luang Brabang(2 nights)

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Itinerary Day by Day

Thailand Laos 6 Days Tour Package

Day 1 Arrive in Chiang Mai

Your Indochina tour to discover the mysterious golden triangle area will start from Chiang Mai.

Upon arrival at Chiang Mai airport, your private local guide from Indochiantour.com will meet you at the airport then escort you to the hotel.

After short rest, you will start the sightseeing to Meow Hill Tribe Village where locates on the Mountain Doi Pui and it was once famous for opium cultivation. Continue to visit the Temple Wat Doi Suthep where you will enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Chiang Mai City. If you like, here is also one of the best places to enjoy sunset.

Today you will also have chance to visit the San Kamphaeng district which is the heart of Silk and Cotton Home Industries, to witness the fascinating process of making and weaving the popular fabrics. 

Day 2 Elephant Safari

A fun and memorable Indochina tour is not complete without the experience of elephant. Today you will visit the Elephant Camp at Mae Taman Camp. You will see how the elephants works, and you will have chance to ride the elephant across the river and through the forest around 1 hour. Return by Ox Cart to the elephant village for lunch.

After Lunch, enjoy a bamboo rafting adventure along the river for about 45 minutes and visit an orchid farm after the bamboo rafting ride.

Drive back to Chiang Mai city and rest of the day is at your leisure to relax. 

Day 3 Elephant Safari

Enjoy some relaxing time in the hotel until your tour guide pick you from hotel for driving to Chiang Rai.

On the way to Chiang Rai, you will stop to visit a charity school—School For Life which co-founded by Berlin Free University, it is a children’s village offers free education, accommodation and medical care to children with difficult background. It is highly appreciated by UNISCO. Here you will enjoy a cooking lesson with Children to learn how to cook local Thai Food, lunch will be the food you cook and enjoy it with children there.

After lunch, you will enjoy some free time to discover the beautiful countryside around the School for Life Campus.

In the afternoon, we will drive around 2.5 hours to Chiang Rai. Before you arrive in Chiang Rai, you will stop to visit the White Temple which is a fascinating temple with amazing design and beautiful sculptures.

After check in your hotel, enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure. 

Day 4 Doi Mae Salong—Discover Golden Triangle

The golden triangle is a mysterious region for most of Indochina tour makes, today you will enjoy a full day excursion to the heart of golden triangle region.

Your fascinating day will start from morning by firstly visit the Long Neck Karen village to see the long neck hill tribe people who relocated from the Thai and Myanmar border. If it is possible, you will also able to visit a Cock Fighting near the hill tribe village. Keep driving to Mt. Doi Mae Salong and visit the Chinese village on the top of the mountain. Lunch will be at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, continue the trip to the highest peak on the Thai-Myanmar border. Doi Tung, provides an opportunity to view enrooted many different Lahu and Akha village as well as terraced farming areas and see from distance the Princess Mother's frigid flower Garden.  Doi Tung temple, built in A.D.1493, is located at the peak. Its scenery reminds one of Switzerland, features many unique images and temple architecture over looking the entire northern rice field plain.  Return to the hotel and rest of the day free at leisure. 

Day 5 Chiang Rai / Chiang Saen / Chiang Rai

After breakfast and check out from hotel, we will drive to visit Opium House at bent of the mighty Maekhong River and see the scenery view of three countries (Thailand, Myanmar and Laos).  Visit ancient city of Chiang Saen, where ruins of numerous, temples, stupas, Buddha images are still to be seen artifacts and archaeological finds exhibited at the National Museum. Lunch at a local restaurant and transfer back to hotel in Chiang Rai.

Rest of the day is at your leisure. 

Day 6 Chiang Rai / Huay Xai / Luang Say Cruise

Depart from your hotel in early morning and transfer to the Thai-Laos border. After go through the border, you will board the Luang Say boat for the 2 days Mekong River Cruise from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang.

The Luang Say boat leaves Huay Xai pier at 9.30am (please be at Luang Say Houei Sai office not later than at 8.30) for a cruise down the Mekong River to Pakbeng. En route, one stop is made to observe rural life along the Mekong and observe minorities. A buffet lunch is served on board. We arrive in Pakbeng before sunset and check in at the Luang Say Lodge. Dinner on the terrace, overlooking the Mekong River.

Day 7 Pakbeng - Pak Ou - Luang Brabang

You will enjoy a full breakfast at the Lodge from 7.00am. (Optional: walk to Pakbeng market, where people from the surrounding village of minorities sell their goods, please ask at Luang Say lodge). At 8.00am board the boat for the second leg of the cruise. A short stop is made to visit a hilltribe village where you can watch the traditional process of Lao whiskey production before having a buffet lunch on board. Continue to Pak Ou village at the mouth of the Nam Ou River, where you visit the Tam Thing Caves of a Thousand Buddhas. Arrive at Luang Prabang around 16h00 or 17h00.

Upon arrival in Luang Prabang, you will be welcomed by your private local guide from Indochinatour.com then escort you to your hotel in Luang Prabang. 

Day 8 Kuang Si Waterfalls and Half Day Luang Prabang City Tour

Luang Prabang, the city surrounded by Mekong River and well known for its golden city is well known for its beautiful decorated Buddhist temples, it is a place that you will keep appearing in your mind for long time after visiting.

Your memorable trip will starts from partaking in an alms ritual in the morning, you will accepts the blessing by monks who you give the alms. Have breakfast in the hotel and then start the half day excursion to Kuang Si Waterfalls, where you will enjoy beautiful natural scenery, have fun in waterfalls and relax.

Drive back to the town for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Wat Xiengthong which is symbolic temple of the classic Laotian architecture, visit the Royal Palace Musem to learn some history of Laos. Then visit the Wat Aham Temple which means “Monastery of the Opened Heart” and the Stupa of Wat Visoun.

Rest of the day at your leisure to relax and explore the city, you can enjoy some drinks in one of the cafés or strolling along the beautiful riverside. 

Day 9 Kuang Si Waterfalls and Half Day Luang Prabang City Tour

Enjoy relaxing time in the morning until transfer to airport for onward flight to your sweet home or to next destination of your Indochina tour.

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9 Days Classic Thailand & Laos Tour Package

Tour Name:9 Days Classic Thailand & Laos Tour Package

Destinations: Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai - Chiang Saen - Chiang Rai - Huay Xin - Luang Say Cruise - Pakbeng - Pak Ou - Luang Brabang

Tour Code:INT-TL-DGT09

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