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Northern Thailand & Laos Adventure

From $4,420 - 15 Days, Fully Inclusive from selected Australian cities

Formerly known as Thailand & Laos Adventure, this amazing tour is ideal for those wishing to experience the diversity of these two neighbouring countries, each equally fascinating.


Discover the wonders of Thailand, beginning with Bangkok’s temples, palaces and markets. Travel overnight by train to the amazing north of Thailand, enjoy traditional Thai hospitality at a H’mong hilltribe lodge and experience an elephant ride in Chiang Mai.


Laos is a peaceful country, characterised by incredible mountains, stunning scenery and thundering waterfalls. Cruise along the Mekong River and enjoy a swim at the extraordinary Kuangsi Waterfalls.

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO BANGKOK

Fly with QANTAS Airways to Bangkok for a two night stay.

DAY 2: BANGKOK

Embark on a city tour, visiting Wat Pho and the Grand Palace. Board a longtail boat for a ride along the Chao Phraya River to the Pak Klong Talaat Flower Market and take a walk through Chinatown.

DAY 3: BANGKOK TO CHIANG MAI

Rise early this morning and visit the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and Railway Track Market in Samut Songkram. This afternoon you will transfer to the railway station to board your overnight sleeper train to Chiang Mai.

DAY 4: CHIANG MAI

Arrive in Chiang Mai this morning. Spend some time at an orphanage and a handicraft village. Later, visit Wat Doi Suthep in time for sunset. This evening enjoy a traditional performance of ancient music and dance from Northern Thailand and explore the colourful night market.

DAY 5: CHIANG MAI TO H’MONG HILLTRIBE LODGE

Travel to the H’mong hilltribes by minivan. You will stay overnight in a hilltribe lodge where you will feast on a local BBQ dinner and watch a cultural performance.

DAY 6: H’MONG HILLTRIBE LODGE TO CHIANG RAI

Visit the Chiang Dao Elephant Camp this morning. Take an elephant ride followed by a gentle bamboo raft down the Mae Ping River. Transfer to Thaton and board a longtail boat for a cruise along the Mae Kok River to Baan Pha Tai, where you will continue by road to Chiang Rai.

DAY 7: CHIANG RAI TO PAKBENG

This morning you will bid farewell to Thailand and cross over the border at Huay Xai into Laos. Cruise to Pakbeng, stopping along the way at the minority villages of Lao Lu at Ban Pak Tha and Ban Houei Lumpane.

DAY 8: PAKBENG TO LUANG PRABANG

Travel downstream along the Mekong River, stopping at Ban Khok Ek, a traditional Lao village, en route. After lunch on board you will visit Lao Loum villages to learn the process of making rice alcohol. Later, explore the sacred Buddha caves of Tham Ting and Tham Phoume at Pak Ou before continuing to the UNESCO World Heritage listed city of Luang Prabang.

DAY 9: LUANG PRABANG

Tour the city by tuk-tuk, visiting Wat Mai, Wat Sensoukarahm, Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Visoun, the holiest temple in the city. At sunset you will climb Phousi Hill for panoramic views of the city. This evening you will have free time to wander through the colourful hilltribe market.

DAY 10: LUANG PRABANG

This morning view the Buddhist ceremony of Takbat followed by a visit to the fresh food market. Continue to the National Museum, which was formerly the Royal Palace. Afterwards drive west to Kuangsi Waterfalls, visiting a local market en route. Take a walk through the forest and relax at the waterfalls before returning to Luang Prabang, stopping at Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre.

DAY 11: LUANG PRABANG TO VANG VIENG

Travel to Vang Vieng. Stop along the way in Phoukoune to visit the local market and the village of Pathang, which boasts stunning views of the surrounding karst mountains.

DAY 12: VANG VIENG TO VIENTIANE

This morning you will visit Tham Chang Cave, which off ers great views of the surrounding countryside. Afterwards you will travel to Vientiane, the capital of Laos.

DAY 13: VIENTIANE

Explore Vientiane, visiting Thongkhankham Market, Wat Si Saket and Wat Phra Keo, the former Royal Temple. This afternoon you will see That Luang Stupa, the most revered shrine in Laos, and Patuxai Victory Monument. At dinner this evening, enjoy a traditional Lao music and dance performance.

DAY 14: DEPART VIENTIANE

This morning is free at your leisure before you are transferred to Vientiane airport to board your overnight flight to Australia (via Bangkok).

DAY 15: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

Arrive home today.

Tour reviews

Wendy Wu Tours Review:

"I absolutely loved every moment of this tour and have no negative comments at all regarding anything of this tour and the Wendy Wu Group. Having all meals on the tour was really good. Of course I would like to go on a couple of tours a year but for now will settle down for a while.

I can honestly say that being on my own I would only go on Wendy Wu Tours and look forward to looking at a further tour one day.

Thanks for everything you did."

Mr Fay Dawick, New Zealand - October 2011

Price guide

From $4,679 per person 15 Days Fully Inclusive
Departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide flying Qantas Airways
From Price Includes Tour cost $4,200, QANTAS Airline (QF) Fuel Surcharge $370 & Tipping $109 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in Thailand and Laos. See Booking Conditions)
From $4,289 per person 15 Days Fully Inclusive
Departing Perth flying Singapore Airlines (SQ)
From Price Includes Tour cost $3,790, Singapore Airlines Fuel Surcharge $387 & Tipping $109 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in Thailand and Laos. See Booking Conditions)
From $3,699 per person 15 Days Fully Inclusive
Departing Darwin* flying Singapore Airlines (SQ)
*Darwin passengers may require one night post-tour in Bangkok at an additional cost
From Price Includes Tour cost $4,200, Singapore Airlines Fuel Surcharge $387 & Tipping $109 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in Thailand and Laos. See Booking Conditions)
From $635 Single Hotel Room Option
From $60 Single Rail Compartment Option
From $2,940 Land Only (Bangkok to Bangkok) includes Tipping
Depart Australia Return Australia

Twin Share Price AUD

2014

 

 

19 Mar 02 Apr $4,679
15 Oct 29 Oct $4,719

2015 

   
18 Mar 01 Apr $4,879

Important note:
QF – Above prices include airline fuel surcharge of $350 and tipping of $109 (correct as at Sep 2013 and subject to change). Please note the tipping amount of US$100 (AU$109) is payable on arrival in Thailand.

SQ – Perth and Darwin passengers – price on above includes airline fuel surcharge of $387 and tipping of $109 (correct as at Nov 2013 and subject to change). Please note the tipping amount of US$100 (AU$109) is payable on arrival in Thailand.

Though status is regularly updated, availability above is indicative only, not live and hence does not guarantee that space is available on your selected tour when you or your agent calls Wendy Wu Tours to book. Booking early is the only way to ensure availability of your selected departure date.

easter special pricesSpecials

From $4,420 per person 15 Days Fully Inclusive
Departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide flying Qantas Airways
From Price Includes Tour cost $3,941, QANTAS Airline (QF) Fuel Surcharge $370 & Tipping $109 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in Thailand and Laos. See Booking Conditions)
From $4,030 per person 15 Days Fully Inclusive
Departing Perth flying Singapore Airlines (SQ)
From Price Includes Tour cost $3,516, Singapore Airlines Fuel Surcharge $405 & Tipping $109 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in Thailand and Laos. See Booking Conditions)
From $635 Single Hotel Room Option
From $60 Single Rail Compartment Option
Depart Australia Return Australia

Twin Share Price AUD

2014

 

 

15 Oct 29 Oct $4,420

Important note:
QF – Above prices include Airline Fuel Surcharge of $370 and tipping of $109 (correct as at Mar 2014 and subject to change). Please note the tipping amount of US$100 (AU$109) is payable on arrival in Thailand.

SQ – Perth passengers – price on above includes Airline Fuel Surcharge of $405 and tipping of $109 (correct as at Mar 2014 and subject to change). Please note the tipping amount of US$100 (AU$109) is payable on arrival in Thailand.

#Prices based on departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide. Contact Reservations for pricing from Perth.

Though status is regularly updated, availability above is indicative only, not live and hence does not guarantee that space is available on your selected tour when you or your agent calls Wendy Wu Tours to book. Booking early is the only way to ensure availability of your selected departure date.

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