Another Day In Paradise - 14 Days

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Overview

Day 1: Arrive Chiang Rai
Day 2: Chiang Rai – Lanja Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 3: Lanja Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 4: Lanjia Lodge – Chiang Khong – Huayxay – Pakbeng (Luangsay Cruise) (B/L/D)
Day 5: Pakbeng – Luang Prabang (B/L)
Day 6: Luang Prabang – City Tour with Mr Francis Engelmann (B)
Day 7: Luang Prabang – Kuang Si + Butterflies Afternoon Tea (B)
Day 8: Luang Prabang – MandaLao Elephant Camp – Chateau Orientale (B)
Day 9: Chateau Orientale – Free (B)
Day 10: Luang Prabang – Muang La (B/D)
Day 11: Muang La (B/D)
Day 12: Muang La (B)
Day 13: Muang La – Oudomxay – Vientiane (B)
Day 14: Vientiane (B)
Day 15: Vientiane – Departure (B)

Itinerary

Day 1
CHIANG RAI – ARRIVAL

Upon arrival in Bangkok, take another flight to Chiang Rai, which locates in the northern Thailand. Our guide & driver will meet you at Chiang Rai airport and transfer you directly to the hotel in Chiang Rai. Free for the rest of the day for your own exploration. Overnight in Chiang Rai

Day 2
CHIANG RAI – CHIANG KHONG – LANJIA LODGE (B/L/D)

In the morning, we will transfer to Lanjia Lodge, which locates at the top of the mountain in Chiang Khong at Ban Kiewkan. Today you will have a great opportunity to learn about activities that affect the Mekong River and people whose lives depend on the river, visit the Hmong and Lahu hill tribe village, including a visit at the shaman’s house of the Hmong and help villagers to plant trees at the Herbal Plant Nursery Project. Dinner and watch traditional Hmong performances. Overnight at Lanjia Lodge

Day 3
GOLDEN TRIANGLE EXPLORATION (B/L/D)

After breakfast, (07h45) depart for the Thailand-Burma border at Mae Sai District for a visit. Then drive along the border via Baan Pha Mee to visit Wat Prathat Doi Tung, Doi Chang Mub arboretum garden and Doi Tung Palace. In the afternoon drive to the Golden Triangle to visit the Hall of Opium. Board a long-tail boat for a cruise on the Mekong River down to a fisherman village of Baan Had Bai. Dinner and overnight at Lanjia lodge

Day 4
LANJIA LODGE – HUAYXAY – PAKBENG (LUANGSAY CRUISE) (B/L/D)

After breakfast, transfer directly to the border where the representative of Luangsay Cruise will help you take the public bus crossing the border to Laos. Then enjoy a cruise down the Mekong River to Pakbeng. This is a chance to observe rural life along the Mekong and witness the daily life of ethnic minorities and their talented craftsmanship. Enjoy the scenery of the river and admire the surrounding nature. A Laotian dinner is served on the open air terrace overlooking the Mekong River.

Day 5
PAKBENG – LUANG PRABANG (B/L)

The cruise departs for another day of nature discovery along the legendary river with two stops planned along the way to Luang Prabang: A hill tribe village of Baw, where you can watch the traditional process of making Lao whiskey and Tam Thing cave. Following a day along the mighty Mekong river, with beautiful sceneries of mountains, wild nature, local life and delicious food, the cruise arrives at Luang Prabang, the former imperial capital of Laos. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 6
LUANG PRABANG CULTURE & ARCHITECTURE (B)

After breakfast, our guide will take you on an in-depth walking tour of the city with Mr. Francis Engelmann, who is the retired UNESCO specialist. You will see the four different types of buildings categorized by UNESCO. Then we will visit some famous attractions inside city center including the oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. Late afternoon, we climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 7
KUANG SI WATERFALL – BUTTERFLIES PARK (B)

Wake up as the sun rises, we will prepare to join the most sacred tradition of Laos, the daily morning alms giving, which dates to the 14th century. More than 200 Buddhist monks depart from various temple to gather their daily meal from the faithful residents sitting quietly on the streets.
Visiting the beautiful Kuang Si, which is the biggest waterfall in the Luang Prabang area with three tiers leading to a 50-metre drop into spectacular azure pools before flowing downstream. Butterflies Park, where you can enjoy the afternoon tea with the homemade cookies whilst relaxing inside the green peaceful garden full of colorful butterflies. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 8
MANDALAO ELEPHANT CAMP – CHATEAU ORIENTALE (B)

After picking you up from town or your hotel we will leave Luang Prabang around 08:30 for the nearby village of Xieng Lom. Upon arrival you are invited to have coffee or tea as your guide for the day provides an in-depth introduction to elephant behavior and the ways we should interact with them. Enjoy observing elephants from the river bank as Mahouts wash them in the Nam Khan river. You can experience elephants washing, swimming and walk alongside the elephants and crisscross through the cool water you will experience a profound sense of understanding, respect, and caring for these amazing animals. Overnight at Chateau Orientale Resort.

Day 9
CHATEAU ORIENTALE – FREE (B)

You are free to stroll around the resort for your own exploration or just stay relax by the riverbank. There are plenty of activities on site such as kayaking, or cycling offered by the resort. Overnight at Chateau Orientale

Day 10
ORIENTALE – MUANG LA (B/D)

Today, driving North takes you through some of the most stunning mountain scenery you will find in South East Asia, with plenty of opportunities to stop off at the various Khmu and H’mong villages along the way. We may also visit the intriguing Pra Xing Kham Temple with its sacred Buddha image. The 400 years old legendary statue is said to have many supernatural powers and is widely worshipped among the faithful local Buddhists. We shall reach Muang La by mid-afternoon, which is famous for its natural hot springs for the night. Overnight in Muang La

Day 11
MUANG LA – FREE (B)

You are free to relax and enjoy the nature and facilities of the resort. You can either choose one of the plenty activities offered by the lodge to spend the day. Overnight at Muang La Resort

Day 12
MUANG LA – FREE (B)

You are free to relax and enjoy the nature and facilities of the resort. You can either choose one of the plenty activities offered by the lodge to spend the day. Overnight at Muang La Resort

Day 13
MUANG LA – OUDOMXAY – VIENTIANE (B)

Free before transferring to Oudomxay to take the flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Free for your own exploration of Vientiane. Overnight in Vientiane

Day 14
VIENTIANE – BUDDHA PARK (B)

In the morning, we will first visit Wat Si Muang, which is very famous for its supernatural power. After that drive to Buddha Park which takes around 45 minutes away. Also known as Xieng Khuan, this unusual park is filled with over 200 Buddhist and Hindu statues. Then, enjoy a panoramic view over the city as you climb the stairs to the top of Patuxai, Vientiane’s own “Arc de Triomphe”.
End your tour of the capital along the banks of the Mekong River as the sun begins to set. Stroll along the river, stop to enjoy a cold drink, or sample a snack from one of the many local food stalls. Overnight in Vientiane

Day 15
VIENTIANE – DEPARTURE (B)

You are free to stroll around the town for your own exploration before taking the departure flight.

City Hotel name Room type
Chiang Rai Mora Boutique Hotel     Deluxe
Chiang Khong Lanjia Lodge     Standard
Pakbeng Luangsay Lodge     Superior
Luang Prabang Sofitel Luang Prabang       Garden Suite
Ban Xienglome Chateau Orientale     Bungalow
Muang La Muang La Lodge     Riverview
Vientiane Settha Palace     Deluxe

INCLUDES/EXCLUDES

Tour price includes:

  • Transportation with air-condition in private
  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room
  • Boat trip as stated in above sights
  • English speaking guide
  • Flight ticket Oudomxay - Vientiane
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • Meals as per program
  • Gov’t tax and service charge
  • Luggage handling and drinking water
  • Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
  • No extra charge after services confirmation
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Tour price excludes:

  • International flights & departure taxes
  • Visa stamping fee on arrival
  • All air tickets quoted separately
  • Travel Insurance in all kinds
  • Single room (quoted separately)
  • Other foreign language guide
  • Peak tourist season or special event rates
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
  • 10% VAT in case the payment is transferred into our company bank account

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