18-to-Thirtysomethings: Laos Adventure and Thailand Trekking (ALVT)
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Basic
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 18, avg 12.
Meals Included: 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Swim alongside Vang Viengs limestone karsts, Explore the countryside of Luang Prabang, Stay overnight in a local village along the Mekong River, Bargain for goods at a night market, Trek through forests to explore local villages
See a side of Southeast Asia thats further from the tourist track with this 14-day tour that takes you through Laos and northern Thailand. This itinerary brings you unique opportunities to learn about traditional village life by trekking through northern Thailand to explore peaceful towns among rice fields and settlements in rugged forests. Some of your accommodations are booked in local homestays, where you can prepare meals with hosts and get a true glimpse into daily life.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 6/30/2020
- 14 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Vientiane||Day 1 Vientiane|
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Vang Vieng||Day 2 Vientiane/Vang Vieng (1B)|
A picturesque drive north takes us to beautiful Vang Vieng. This quiet town is set along the Nam Song river amidst rice fields and limestone karsts. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
|Day 3||Vang Vieng||Day 3 Vang Vieng (1B)|
Free time to explore Vang Vieng. Opt to explore some of the caves by bicycle or take an invigorating walk. In the evening, soak in the natural beauty of the countryside as the sun sets over the river. Feel like a full-day kayaking and caving adventure is more your speeds Pre-book the Vang Vieng Adrenaline Bundle on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour.
|Day 4||Luang Prabang||Day 4 Vang Vieng/Luang Prabang (1B)|
This morning travel from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang. Get your bearings with a CEO-led orientation walk. This evening enjoy learning about local delicacies at the night market on Walking Street. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s))
|Day 5||Luang Prabang||Day 5 Luang Prabang (1B)|
Traditional Laotian culture is to give daily alms to monks. Monks are only allowed to eat food which has been donated to them before noon. On one of your mornings here, you may decide to rise with the sun, and watch one of the most important religious ceremonies in Laos. This is simply an unforgettable Southeast Asian experience.
|Day 6||Pak Beng||Day 6 Luang Prabang/Pak Beng (1B, 1D)|
We board our boat for the two-day journey up the mighty Mekong River making our way to Chiang Khong. Included Activities: Mekong River Slow Boat Mekong River Homestay & Baci Ceremony
|Day 7||Chiang Khong||Day 7 Pak Beng/Chiang Khong (1B, 1L)|
This morning we re-board our boat and continue our leisurely cruise along the river before arriving at the Laos/Thai border and crossing to Chiang Khong in the late afternoon. Included Activities: Mekong River Slow Boat Border Crossing (Laos - Thailand)
|Day 8||Chiang Mai||Day 8 Chiang Khong/Chiang Mai|
Departing Chiang Khong after breakfast, we drive to Chiang Mai where you have the afternoon free to explore this fascinating city, once the capital of the Kingdom of Lan. Explore the rural lanes of Chiang Mai in a tuk-tuk by pre-booking the Full Day Tuk-Tuk Adventure or experience the flavours and scents of traditional northern Thai cuisine by pre-booking the Northern Thai Cooking Class. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours)
|Day 9||Chiang Mai||Day 9 Chiang Mai|
Enjoy free time to explore. Opt to do a cycling tour, catch a Thai boxing match, or visit Doi Suthep temple. Explore the rural lanes of Chiang Mai in a tuk-tuk by pre-booking the Full Day Tuk-Tuk Adventure or experience the flavours and scents of traditional northern Thai cuisine by pre-booking the Northern Thai Cooking Class.
|Day 10||Ban Mae Jok||Day 10 Chiang Mai/Ban Mae Jok (1B, 1L, 1D)|
We might have time to visit a local market before stopping for lunch and starting our trek. Tucked away in the hills of northern Thailand is where the most colourful and unchanged traditional communities can be found. Trek through forests and rural terrains to visit some of these diverse hilltribe villages; often, each will have their own unique language, clothing style, and belief system that differs significantly from those of neighbouring tribes. You are well looked after by your local guides, who take the responsibility of preparing all meals and carrying food supplies. Additional Notes: The exact itinerary of the walking on this trip may change from time to time, taking into account the weather and local conditions. Also, please note there may be times when the use of video and/or still cameras may be inappropriate -- your CEO and guides will be able to advise you. Be prepared for the accommodation to be basic; remember, its all about an authentic and unique experience! Included Activities: Hilltribe Trek Day 1 Transport: Pickup truck (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 11||Pa Khao Lam||Day 11 Ban Mae Jok/Pa Khao Lam (1B, 1L, 1D)|
You will also have the chance to fish at Mae Tang River using local tools; learn how to construct a bamboo raft. Included Activities: Hilltribe Trek Day 2
|Day 12||Chiang Mai||Day 12 Pa Khao Lam/Chiang Mai (1B, 1L)|
After breakfast, leave the village by bamboo raft, stopping at other villages along the way. Meet the van after lunch and head back to Chiang Mai for some free time to explore. Included Activities: Bamboo Rafting to Lahu Village Lahu Village Visit Bamboo Rafting to Shan Village Transport: Pickup truck (1.50-2.00 hours)
|Day 13||Bangkok||Day 13 Chiang Mai/Bangkok (1B)|
Opt to go shopping, enjoy a Thai massage, or explore Chiang Mais many temples. Board an overnight train to Bangkok. Additional Notes: Due to disruptions of Thai trains in the north during the monsoon season, trips running July through October may use alternative transport. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00-13.00 hours)
|Day 14||Bangkok||Day 14 Bangkok|
Arrive in Bangkok at approximately 8am. Tour finishes on arrival at the train station. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities)
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
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