Cultural Discovery - 13 Days Thailand & Laos

This 13 day discovery tour starts in Bangkok and brings you overland to Northern Thailand & on into Laos visiting Luang Prbang and Vientiene

Day 1 Arrival Bangkok
Arrival at Bangkok Airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Bangkok

Day 2 Bangkok (B, D)
Breakfast at hotel. City & Temples Tour: we will visit the Golden Buddha Temple (Wat Traimit), Wat Po, home of the enormous Reclining Buddha and the White Marble Temple (Wat Benjamabophit). In the evening enjoy a Thai Dinner & Dance. Overnight in Bangkok

Day 3 Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Phitsanuloke (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel. We leave Bangkok in the morning to visit Bang Pa In, the former summer residence of the Kings and drive to Ayutthaya, the former capital of Siam from 1350 to 1767. Then continue to Lopburi for lunch, visit Phra Prang Sam Yod & Sarn Prakarn temple. Arrive and free time Phitsanuloke. Overnight in Phutsanuloke

Day 4 Phitsanuloke – Sukhothai – Lampang (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Wat Mahathat and proceed to Sukhothai visit Sukhothai Historical Park; Wat Sra Sri & Wat Sri-Chum. Lunch, drive to Lampang for check-in at your hotel. Overnight in Lampang

Day 5 Lampang – Chiang Mai (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel. We drive to Chiang Mai, on the way visit Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao and Wat Prathat Lampang Luang. Continue to Chiang Mai “Rose of the North” Lunch at local restaurant. Check-in at your hotel and free at leisure. Overnight in Chiang Mai

Day 6 Chiang Mai (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive through Wat Prathat Doi Suthep; San Khampaeng Handicraft village, you can watch the full steps of the local famous product Thai Silk; paper umbrellas; silverware; lacquer ware and etc. Overnight in Chiang Mai

Day 7 Chiang Mai – Thaton – Chiang Rai (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive in Northern direction to Mae Sa Valley to visit an Orchid & Butterfly farm; Chiang Dao Elephant Camp; (optional elephant ride & Bamboo rafting). Lunch. After lunch take a short long tailed boat on Kok River; visit the villages of the Akha and Yao tribes. Arrival in Chiang Rai late afternoon and check into your hotel. Overnight in Chiang Rai

Day 8 Chiang Rai (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel. We drive further to visit Doi Mae Salong; Mae Sai; Golden Triangle meeting point of the borders of Burma; Laos and Thailand. Lunch. Visit the provincial town of Chiang Saen, located at the scenic borders of the Mekong River. Overnight in Chiang Rai

Day 9 Chiang Rai – Chiang Khong – Huay Xai – Pakbeng (B, L, D)
Hotel breakfast. Check-out and transfer to Chiang Khong. Take a boat across the Mekong River to Huay Xai (Laos/Thailand border). On board one of the Pak Ou boats from Huay Xai to Pakbeng. Lunch on board. Arrival in Pakbeng in the late afternoon. Accommodation on board.

Day 10 Pakbeng – Luang Prabang (B, L)
Breakfast at the lodge. On board one of the Pak Ou boats with stop at the Pak Ou Caves from Pakbeng to Luang Prabang. The boat leaves in the morning for the second leg of the cruise to Luang Prabang. Lunch on board and onto Pak Ou Village; Nam Ou River visit Tham Ting Caves and last stopped at Baan Xang Hai for a lesson in how rice whisky is made. Arrival in Luang Prabang is in the late afternoon. Check-in at your hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 11 Luang Prabang (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Sightseeing in Luang Prabang, visit National Museum; Wat Mai; Wat Visoun; Wat Aham; Wat Xieng Thong; Wat Sibounheuang; Wat Si Moungkhoun; Wat Sop and Wat Sene. Overnight in Puang Prabang

Day 12 Luang Prabang – Vientiane (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Luang Prabang Airport for internal flight to Vientiane. Arrival in Vientiane and sightseeing around Vientiane visit Ho Pha Keo; Wat Si Saket; Patuxai and Prathat Luang the Great Sacred Reliquary/Stupa. Overnight in Vientiane

Day 13 Departure Vientiane (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Check-out and transfer to Vientiane Airport for your departure flight.

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