Thailand is not only a great travel destination in itself; its location at the junction between the
region and other Southeast Asian Countries also makes it a natural gateway to the entire region. Its well-developed network of air, land, and water transport also ensures that you can fit more into your schedule using the country as a jump-off base to Indochina , southern China, and Myanmar. These exotic lands all share to a greater or lesser extent the passage of the
This program starts in Chiang Rai,
and end at Luang Prabang,
We will transfer guests from
or from hotels in Chiang Rai to Chiang Khong with sightseeing farmers'farms, local Thai houses, and visit to some hilltribe villages and stay 1 night in Chiang Khong. Then we will take a boat across
to Ban Houeyxay, and take a private slow boat to Luang Prabang via Pakbeng. On
journey, we will stop to visit some interesting villages and observe their lifestyles such as Hmong, local
at Ban Tha Suang, where many elephants working, Ban Xang Hai, the well-known whisky producing village. We will also have time for caving at Pak Ou Cave, where thousands of Buddha images are kept. In Luang Prabang, we will explore around
where Phu Si Temple is located, the
, Wat Xieng Thong, the oldest temple in Luang Prabang. We will have a great opportunity to join villagers offering food to monks.
08.00 am.Pick up from your hotel or Airport in Chiang Rai and transfer to Chiang
Khong. Sight seeing along the way - farmer's fields, local Thai houses and
hill tribe visits. Arrive at Ruanthai Sopaphan Resort in Chiang Khong.
Evening time is free for your own leisure. Overnight .at Ruan Thai Sopapan
Day 2: CHIANG KHONG - PAKBENG (B, L, D)
08.30 am.Leave Ruanthai Sopaphan Resort for immigration process, crossing the
at the Houeyxay village by boat. Arrive at the village and take a Laos Tuk - Tuk to the boat pier
Cruise down the
by a slow boat.
Visit Ban Tha Darn on the way at the boat check-point,
A superb lunch is included on the boat cooked by an experienced chef.
Enjoy lunch with the scenery of both sides of the
Arrive to Pakbeng a small but cozy village and check in at a Pakbeng lodge.
Dinner & Overnight at Pakbeng lodge.
Day 3: PAKBENG - LUANG PRABANG (B, L, D)
06.00 am.Visit to the local morning market
Leave Pakbeng village for Luang Prabang.
Visit Tha Suang village, at the pier you will see local products and
many elephants working there.
Visit Pak Ou Cave the well known in "Thum Ting" the cave is a place for
collecting thousands of Buddha images (most are known as the famous Luang
Prabang Standing Buddha image) The images are collected here for the
belief of being lucky. In the cave are beautiful natural limestone formations.
On arrival in Luang Prabang, take Laos Tuk - Tuk to an Old French Mansion
style hotel , New Phuvao with large bedrooms and high ceilings located in the center of
the "Old part of Luang Prabang"
Evening: visit the Hmong tribe market where they sell their textiles, embroidery & handicrafts.
Overnight at New Phuvao Hotel or similar in Luang Prabang.
Day 4: LUANG PRABANG. (B, L, D)
museum: the former residence of the Royal family.
cultural performances on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at
Visit Wat Xieng Thong: is the oldest temples in Luang Prabang built in Luang
Prabang architectural style. Stencils - painted and decorated in gold,
black, and red.
Visit Phu Si or Pra Thad Phu Si, the temple located on the mountain. You will
walk up for 328 steps to reach the Golden stupa. While the sunset, the
splendid scenery of Luang Prabang can be seen from this spot.
Then enjoy your time relaxing or shopping in the market near by.
Overnight at New Phuvao Hotel
Day 5: LUANG PRABANG -
05.30 am.An early trip to see Laotians offering food to the long row of Monks, and a visit
to the morning market.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Depart by Plane to