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Tour code: SMT- OBM 12.1_TL

 

MULTI COUNTRY PROGRAMS

DISCOVER THAILAND - LAO

12 days / 11 nights

 

Chiang Mai - Hmong Hilltribe – Thatorn - Chiang Rai – Golden Triangle – Chieng Khong

 Houisay – Pakbeng – Hongsa - Luang Prabang – Kwangsi - Xieng Khouang – Vientiane

 

(B) = Breakfast , (L) = Lunch , (D) = Dinner

 

Day 1 : Arrive Chiang Mai (D)

Arrive Chiang Mai – Visa formality – Welcome Group bu Thai Tourguide – Transfer to hotel – After Dinner  , free walking to visit city's night market.

Overnight in Chiang Mai

 

Day 2 : Chiang Mai (B, L , D)

Breakfast in hotel – Full day Chiang Mai City Tour. Visit the most interesting temples in Chiang Mai, like Wat Phra Singh with its famous Buddha image, Wat Chiang Man, the oldest temple in Chiang Mai (built by King Mangrai), and Wat Suan Dok, housing remains of many generations of the old Chiang Mai royal families. Also visit Wat Doi Suthep, tucked away in the mountains at 1,056 meters above sea level. Visit to Handicraft Villages, to observe manufacturing of lacquerware, spinning and weaving of Thai Silk and paper umbrella making. Also visit famous Thai wood-carving factory, with possibility of purchasing Burmese antiques. Lunch at local restaurant. Kantoke Dinner. Enjoy a typical Thai dinner with presentation of ancient dances from northern Thailand, followed by a performance of dances and songs of various hilltribes.

Overnight in Chiang Mai

 

Day 3 : Chiang Mai-Hmong Hilltribe Lodge (B, L , D)

Depart Chiang Mai to visit Mae Ping elephant camp and watch elephants taking timber in forest. Their strength and strategic teamwork will amaze you.
Recommended Option: Take one-hour elephant safari into the surrounding countryside. Extra: Baht 600.- per person (two person per elephant).
Continue visit of orchid farm and lunch at Mae Saa Valley Resort.

Proceed by landrover to Hmong Hilltribe Lodge. On the way, visit Meo hilltribe village at Nong Hoi Mai and Ban Meo Mae Ki.
BBQ dinner at HMONG HILLTRIBE LODGE followed by presentation of Meo dances and overnight there

 

Day 4 : Hmong Hilltribe Lodge-Thatorn-Chiang Rai (B, L , D)

Depart for Fang and Thatorn via Chiang Dao. Short stop at village of Chiang Dao for drinks and stroll around local market. En route, visit Huay Luek, a Meo hilltribe village. After arrival in Thatorn, a small village just a few kilometers from the Burmese border, lunch is served at Mae Kok River Village Resort. Continue to visit Ban Lorcha, a Phami Akha hilltribe community center. This community-based tourism development project promotes sustainable, self-reliant development to improve the quality of life of villagers of this Akha Community, and is a model for tourism in Hilltribe villages. Drive to Ban Pha Tai and board on motor-powered traditional boats for three-hour journey down Kok River, passing tiny hilltribe villages, bamboo huts and jungle. Arrive early evening in Chiang Rai and check in at hotel .

Dinner and Overnight in Chiang Rai.

 

Day 5 : Chiang Rai – Golden Triangle – Chieng Khong (B, L , D)

Breakfast in hotel - By car to Golden Triangle. Take boat ride on Mekong River where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet. Depart for Chiang Saen to visit the Lisu Village at Baan Mae Kaotom and continue to Doi Mae Salong passing through beautiful mountain scenery. The view from the top takes in a large part of Thailand, Myanmar and the Mekhong Valley which makes this trip very worthwhile. Lunch at Mae Salong Villa in Doi Mae Salong. Drive to Ban Lorcha, a Phami Akha hilltribe community center. This community-based tourism development project promotes sustainable, self-reliant development to improve the quality of life of villagers of this Akha Commnuity, and is a model for tourism in Hilltribe villages. Continue to Chieng Khong , the border city between Thailand/Lao for Dinner and Overnight in Chieng Khong

 

Day 7  : Chieng Khong / Houisay – Pakbeng - Hongsa (B, L, D)

Breakfast in hotel - Across Chiangkong-Houisay Immigration Check-Point (Thailand / Lao border) , visa formality – Welcome Group at border by Lao Tourguide then take a boat trip down south along the Mekong River to Pakbeng Visit Hmong and Khmu villages at Ban Houei Lampen en route, where unique traditions are still being preserved. See women in traditional uniforms with solid silver necklaces showing their embroidery outside their houses. Also stop to visit Lu village on the bank of the Mekong river where most women still practise in crafts. Continue by boat to Ban Thaxouang and then transfer to Hongsa by road. Arrive in Hongsa – Dinner and Overnight in Hongsa.

 

Day 8  : Hongsa – Luang Prabang (B, L, D)

After breakfast, visit Hongsa cultural house, the only place where you can see a lignite become logs with the age of 25-40 millions year old and other ethnic belongings. Transfer to Ban Thaxoang along the Mekong river by speed boat. En route visit the Pak Ou cave with their lacquered Buddha statues and Ban Xangxai, the rice wine distillation village. Also visit Vat Longkhoune, the royal temple which has survived, where the king used to stay for several days on retreat before being enthroned. Arrive in Luang Prabang by crossing the Mekong river (Luangprabang , the former Royal capital City of Laos , the crown jewel of the ancient Lane Xang Empire (pronounced ‘lane sang’) – the Land of a Million Elephants ) - Transfer by car to hotel – Check in – Dinner – Overnight in Luang Prabang.

 

Day 9  : Luang Prabang – Kwangsi waterfall (B, L)

Full day city tour of this ancient capital city of the Lao Kingdom beautifully situated on the Mekong surrounded by hills. Visit Wat Visoun, Wat May, Wat Xieng Thong (Wat Xieng Thong is considered to emphasize & characterize the uniqueness of Luang Prabang’s local style: its several roofs sweep low to the ground.  See also the impressive "tree of life" mosaic here. The gilt panel on the exterior of the chapel depicts semi-erotic episodes from the Ramayana) , Wat Praphuthabat, National Museum known as former Royal Palace .PM. excursion to visit Khuang Si waterfall , the falls cascade over many calcified tiers and down several hundred feet into a series of cool, turquoise pools. The water here has a clear blue-green tint due to the high mineral content.  You can climb the stairs and look down from various high viewpoints on the way to the top!. Late p.m. return trip to Luangprabang to visit Ban Phanom weaving village and Ban Sangkong village (paper making from mulberry tree) and followed by enjoy sunset over Mekhong river and panoramic view of Luangprabang City on Chomsi/Phousi Mount. Phou Sii hill stands right in the center of this small city.   Climb its 350 steps to enjoy commanding views for many miles in each direction.   Wat Phu Sii sits atop the mountain, along side the skeletons of Indochina war anti-aircraft guns!  Then continue to visit Wat Mai.  Built in 1796, the five-tiered roof of the wooden Sim (chapel) emphasizes the graceful Luang Prabang architectural style - Free for exploring city. Luang Prabang is a wonderful walking town and you can find dinner on your own at any number of clean & delicious international restaurants - Overnight in Luang Prabang.

 

Day 10 : Luang Prabang - Xieng Khoang (B, L, D)

Early morming 05h00 to go to the monks procession in town. You can give the monks the food (rice , fruits …). Back to hotel for Breakfast. After breakfast drive with your guide by car up to Xieng Khouang through the moutainous road via Phoukhoune, on the way you  will have a chance to have an overview the experience the local life style along the mountianous road through the tropical rain forest . Upon arrival at Phonsavan  , visit the plain of jars (The Mysterious Plain of Jars scattered on a hill frame slope , about 12 Kilometers  ourtside ( Phonsavan ) are over 300 giant jars of unknown origin they weight between one and six tons each and must be over 1000 years age. - on way back , visit Phonsavanh Market - O/N in Xieng khoang.

 

Day 11 : Xieng Khouang – Vientiane (B, L , D)

After breakfast , transfer to the airport for the flight to Vientaine –  Welcome Group at airport by Vientiane Tourguide - Transfer to hotel – Full day visit Vientiane : go on tour to some of the main monastories in the areas such as Prakeo ( the original home of the emerald Buddha) , Anousavari (Vientiane arc de Triumph), Wat Sisaket (the house of thousand Buddha images),  Prathatluang stupa (the stupa that kept the relic of Lord Buddha) and  enjoy sunset at Mekong Riverside. –Have dinner with traditional folklore songs and dances of Lao – O/N in Vientiane.

 

Day 12 : Vientiane (B)

Breakfast in hotel – At leisure before transfer to airport for departure

 

 


Tour code: SMT- OBM 12.1_TL

 

MULTI COUNTRY PROGRAMS

DISCOVER THAILAND - LAO

12 days / 11 nights

Chiang Mai - Hmong Hilltribe – Thatorn - Chiang Rai – Golden Triangle – Chieng Khong

 Houisay – Pakbeng – Hongsa - Luang Prabang – Kwangsi - Xieng Khouang – Vientiane

 

TARIFF

US Dollards / person

 

Group

TOUR-CATEGORY

Deluxe

Superior

Standard

2 – 3 pax

 

 

 

4 – 6  pax

 

 

 

7 - 9 pax

 

 

 

10 – 12 pax

 

 

 

13 – 15 pax

 

 

 

16 pax up

 

 

 

Single Room

 

 

 

 

PRICE  INCLUDE

-          All land private transportations in Thailand  & Lao  (A/C car , Boat)

-          Lao domestic airticket Xieng Khouang / Vientiane

-          Accommodation at the hotel class choosing

-          Meals full board as mentioning in the program

-          Entrance-ticket where needed as showing in the tour-program

-          English speaking Tourguides :

 

 PRICE  EXCLUDE

·          International flights arrival to Chiang Mai (Thailand) and departure from Vientiane (Lao )

·          All Airport-tax and Entry-visa fees

·          Meals and Drinks are not mentioned in the program

·          Personal excursions / entertainments

·          Personal expensives (Dial,Minibar,Tip)

·          Individual insurance

 

 

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