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The Triangle Overland Trip
Thailand - Yunnan - Laos

WT.GW 08 : 12days 11 nights :
Start in Chiang Mai & End in Bangkok
Trip Grade: Easy
Destinations:
Thailand:
Chiang Mai
Yunnan: Jing Hong (Chiang Rung)
Laos: Luang Namtha - Muang Sing - Udomxay -Nam Ou Cruise - Luang Prabang

Itinerary

Day 1 Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep - Pui (L)

Am Meet and pick up from Chiang Mai Airport or the railway station. Travel by van to visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Then travel to the entrance of Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. Start to have a nature walk from there to the Highland Crop Research Center . Stop to have a fresh coffee at the Research Center ' s Coffee Shop. After that continue walking to visit Hmong Hilltribe village, then walk through beautiful Pine Forest and Dipterocarp Forest , Lychee orchard, rice field, and end at Huay Tueng Tao

Lunch at a local restaurant, located on the beautiful bank of Huay Tueng Tao

Pm Return to Chiang Mai. Free at leisure

Overnight at Ridge Amora Tapae Resort, located on Tapae Road

*(nature walk: moderate walking about 3.30 hrs.)

*(A cultural walking street would be operated on Tapae Road on every Friday)*

Day 2 Chiang Mai - Mae Kampong Village (B,L)

Am Breakfast. Travel to Mae Kampong Village (about 1.30 hrs. drive), located in the beautiful mountainous area. Observe the way of life of local Northern people.

And wander around the village - temple, community forest, help people collect tea leave & stream it. Sip a local tea and chew tea leaves, the real Northern Thai ways.

Lunch in the village. Late afternoon return to the town of Chiang Mai .

Overnight at Ridge Amora Tapae Resort

Day 3 Chiang Mai - Chiang Rung (Jing Hong) by flight (B,L,D)

Transfer to Chiang Mai Airport for the flight (TG...) to Chiang Rung

On arrival, meet a Chinese guide at the JingHong airport

Transfer to visit the ManTin Garden

Overnight at Dai Garden hotel or same class(4*)

Day 4 Jinghong - Menghai(about 1hrs. drive) (B/L/D)

Visit the local market, the Octagon Pavillion, and Tea Factory

Overnitht at Dai Garden Hotel or same class (4*)

Day 5 Jinghong - Mengla(about 5hrs. drive) (B/L/D)

Visit the local market and temple, Menglun Botanical Garden, the Jinuo village

Overnitht at Jin Xiu Hotel(2*)

Day 6 Mengla - Mohan Border(about 1.5hrs) - Mengla - Boten( Laos ) = Luang Namtha (B)

Drive to Mohan Border and make entry into Laos around 11.oo hrs.

Meet with your Laos guide.Drive an a pick-up truck to Luang Namtha.Arrive mid-

afternoon. Visit Luang Namtha and surroundings. At evening arrive Boat Landing Guesthouse.

Day 7 Luang Namtha - Muang Sing (B)

Breakfast.Continue on a pick-up truck to Muang Sing the first capital City of the former Lu Kingdom of Sip Song Phan Na (!2000 ricefields). Arrive late morning. Discover the Small town and the villages of various ethnic groups such as the Lantere, the Black Hmong, the Iko. The Lu.. Short walk from a village to another. Overnight in a simple guest house, Chiang Thung Resort, or similar.

Day 8 Muang Sing - Oudomxay (B)

Breakfast.Visit the colourful market of Muang Sing before to depart an a pick-up truck to Oudomyxay, by a mountainous road surrounded by beautiful sceneries and wild forests. Several stos on the way  to discover traditional villages of ethnic groups mostly , Hmong ,Iko or Khmus Arrive by the end of the day.

Overnight in a Hongkham hotel Or similar

Day 9 Oudomxay - Nam Ou/Mekong Boat Trip - Luang Prabang (B)

Breakfast. Continue by pick-up truck to Luang Prabang through Nam Ou valley. Several stops on the  way to visit charming villages such as Pak Mong. At Ban Hat Kho, village of Lu ethnic a slow motorized sampan and cruise downNam Ou to the holy caves of Pak Ou. Visit and continue boat trip an the Mekong River to Luang Prabang. Arrive late afternoon. Transfer to Villa Santi (or similar first class hotel) for overnight.

Day 10 Luang Prabang (B)

Breakfast.Visit Luang Prabang and her most beautiful temples such as Wat Xieng Thong. Wat Khilly , Wat Vixun , Wat May Wat That Luang . Excursion in the afternoon to Ban Xang Khong and Xieng Lek , villages well known for their weavings and handmade paper production. Return late afternoon to enjoy the sunset from the Phousy holy hill .

Overnight at Villa Santi

Day 11 Luang Prabang (B)

Breakfast. Free for your own discovery of Luang Prabang Recommend to visit the former  royal palace and the main markets of Luang Prabang.

Overnight at Villa Santi

Day 12 Luang Prabang - Vientiane- Udon Thani - Bangkok (B)

Breakfast. Late morning transfer to the airport for a flight to Vientiane an QV 102
(1125 /1205 ). On arrival, sightseeing of the Lao Capital City before transfer to the Friendship Bridge .

Cross to Thailand before 17h30 and transfer to UdonThani Airport for an evening flight to Bangkok


Price

Group Size

Price/person
in USD

2

1,975

3-4

1,645

5-7

1,598

8-9
1,330
Single Supplement

402

Compulsory Christmas and New Year dinners would be charged in some hotels/resorts

Note

1. Thailand Portion :

Inclusive: all transfers, visits & excursion by an air-cond. Van, 2 nts. accommodation in a twin share basis with daily breakfast, admission fee as per itinerary, an English speaking guide, meals (2B, 2L), activities as per mentioned in the program, a travel accident insurance: 1 million baht/pax

Exclusive: drinks, air tickets: Chiang Mai-Jinghong//Udorn Thani-Bangkok, and airport tax

2. China Yunnan Portion:

Inclusive: all transfer, visits & excursion by an air-cond. Van, 3 nts. accommodation in a twin share basis with daily breakfast, admission fee as per itinerary, an English speaking guide, meals (3B, 3L, 3D), activities as per mentioned in the program

Exclusive: drinks, visa to China

3. Laos Portion:

Inclusive: Transportation in private air-conditioned, Domestic airticket with airport tax
(Luang Prabang-Vientiane), Accommodation in twin shared, Boat trip as stated in above sights, English speaking guide, Admission fee to indicated sights, Meals: daily breakfast at hotel, Gov't tax and service charge,

Exclusive: Visa stamping fee on arrival US$30.00/pax, Travel Insurance in all kinds,
Meals:(lunch & dinner), Visa to Laos , Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others

4.Things to bring: hiking shoes, hat, casual clothes, sun glasses, personal medicines,
warm clothes in winter (Nov-Feb), rain coat in rainy season (Jun-Oct)

5.Itinerary: Due to the nature of the tour, the weather, road condition, local circumstance, prevailing safety factors, the route & itinerary may vary to those published but the content of the tour will remain similar. The final decision of the actual itinerary will be done by the tour operator's staff


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