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Laos & Thailand on a Shoestring Adventure Tour

Asia

  • Lao People~s Democratic Republic
  • Thailand

Take 11 days to uncover this laid-back corner of Southeast Asia. While you're free to choose your own adventure, your accommodation and transportation are included, and our expert Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) will help you make the most of your time. Wander the tranquil monasteries of Luang Prabang and experience the French colonial influence while sipping coffee at a café. Admire the limestone karsts surrounding Vang Vieng before taking a slow boat down the Mekong. Explore Thailand's laidback northern capital of Chiang Mai before ending in Bangkok, a city that pulses with endless colour and character.


Highlights

Explore vibrant Hanoi, revel in the shadows of limestone karsts, discover the serenity of Luang Prabang, float on the mighty Mekong, experience the beauty of scenic northern Thailand.


What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Mekong River Homestay & Baci Ceremony, Muang Pakbèng Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Luang Prabang Your Discover Moment: Chiang Mai. Slow boat up the Mekong. Orientation walk of Luang Prabang. Witness the giving of alms (Luang Prabang). Street food crawls. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Simple hotels (twin
share) (5 nts), hostels (multi
share) (3 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), homestay (1 nt).


Meals Included

8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner


Transport

Sleeper train, local bus, air
conditioned bus, slow boat, walking.


About our Transportation

As the popularity of train travel in Thailand continues to grow domestically, some of the routes used on this tour do not have sufficient space during local public holidays, including New Year's, Songkran, etc. During these times of the year, alternative transport may be arranged for one or more of the train journeys within Thailand on this tour.


Group Leader

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $250 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15
20 minutes with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10
15kg/22
30lb. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures trips! Most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!) as they need to fit under the beds when travelling on sleeper trains. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones. If your trip involves overnights in homestays, villages or camping then you usually have the opportunity to rent sleeping bags if need be instead of bringing them with you.

Day 1 Vientiane

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 2 Vientiane/Vang Vieng

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 3 Vang Vieng

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There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 4 Vang Vieng/Luang Prabang

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There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 5 Luang Prabang

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 6 Luang Prabang/Pak Beng

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 7 Pak Beng/Chiang Khong

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 8 Chiang Khong/Chiang Mai

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 9 Chiang Mai/Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 10 Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 11 Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Details

Prices from: €719.00

Duration: 11 Days

Trip Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Service Level: Basic

Physical Demands Rating: 2 - Light

Group Size Notes: Max: 18

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