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Gateway to Indochina


Tour Code : GI020

20 Days. Discover Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, explore the cities of Bangkok and Chiang Mai. The Golden Triangle, the World Heritage city of Luang Prabang and the Laos Capital of Vientiane. Travel south to Champasak, the Bolaven Plateau and Wat...


2 days

Chiang Mai

2 days

Chiang Khong

1 days

Pak Beng

1 days

Luang Prabang

3 days


1 days


1 days

4000 Islands

2 days


1 days

Phnom Penh

2 days

Siem Reap

3 days

Day 1 Arrive Bangkok
Transfer to your hotel on arrival and spend the evening on a cruise of the Chao Phraya River
Day 2 Bangkok
Day Tour of Bangkok, visit the Royal Palace, the Wats, enjoy the many markets
Day 3 Bangkok - Chiang Mai
Morning Flight to Chang Mai we check you into your hotel. After lunch we visit the stunning Doi Suthep temple driving through the windy mountain road up on the mountain top. Here you can take in the stunning views of Chang Mai below. Returning to the hotel in time for dark we can give you directions on local markets and entertainment areas for you to visit to make the most of your Chang Mai experience. Well known for its night market that is open every night and if the timing is right the every other Sunday street market where some of the best bargains in Thailand can be found, especially northern Thai Silk.
Day 4 Chiang Mai
A day at the Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School; which offers you a choice of 5 different courses, each course has been designed as a complete one day course so that you will learn the main techniques for cooking Thai food whichever course you attend.
Day 5 Chiang Mai - Golden Triangle - Chiang Khong
We travel by car to see the famous golden triangle where Laos, Myanmar and Thailand meet visiting the Opium museum and seeing the hill tribes before continuing onto Chang Khong where we spend the night overlooking the Mekong river in all it's glory into the country of Laos on the other side.
Day 6 Chiang Khong - Pak Beng
After crossing the border into Laos we begin our journey along the Mekong to Luang Prabang on a two day boat trip. Along the way we admire the calmness, scenery and the tranquility that Laos is becoming famous for, leaving the cities and hustle behind, Laos beckons. We stop at Pak Beng on the first night the center of the Golden Triangle, a small town surviving mainly on the influx of tourists coming down the river and local crops.
Day 7 Pak Beng - Luang Prabang
Our second day on the river takes us to Luang Prabang whilst on the way we stop at the Pak Ou Caves. These caves are packed with Buddha images and a sense of mysticism unfound elsewhere, you have to experience to believe. Arriving at Luang Prabang transfer to your hotel to either relax or spend the evening walking around this majestical colonial French town with it's splendid architecture and temples.
Day 8 Luang Prabang
Spend the morning exploring the Wats and visiting the Royal Palace after Lunch free to enjoy the tranquility of this UNESCO World heritage site evening free to by the river or shop in the night market.
Day 9 Luang Prabang
Morning trip to Kuang Si Waterfall and in the afternoon visit Wat Wisunalat & Wat Xieng Thong. Murals in Wat Paa Huak and Wat mai Suwnnaphumahan then up the steps to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded Stupa as well as viewing a beautiful and panoramic sunset over the ancient city and the Mekong River.
Day 10 Luang Prabang - Vientiane
Morning flight to Vientiane, spend the day exploring the city. See the morning market, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Sisaket, Tat Luang Stuppa and especially the strange and wonderful Buddha Sculpture Park and even a glimpse of the Beer Lao factory, before catching the returning to your hotel.
Day 11 Vientiane - Pakse - Bolaven Plateau - Champasak
Early morning flight to Pakse visit the coffee and Tea plantations before seeing Tad Fan waterfall which has two twin cascades dropping over 120m off the Bolaven Plateau. After lunch we head to the mighty Mekong crossing over by boat and heading to the Town of Champasak
Day 12 Wat Phu Champasak - Don Khong
A morning visit to Wat Phu: This Natural Heritage Site was built in the 6th century by the Khmer's and was originally used to worship the Hindu god Shiva and other deity's before being converted into a Buddhist temple in later centuries. Wat Phu was considered the center of the Khmer kingdom until it was moved to Angkor Wat in the 12th century. After lunch head towards Xe Pian NBCA. At the village of Ban Kiat Ngong you will take an elephant ride up the mountain to visit Phou Asa Temple. We then continue onto Don Khong
Day 13 4000 Islands
Departing Don Khong Island at 8:00am, take a boat trip through the 4000 Islands. We stop at Don Det Ban Khone Island where we see the old railway bridge cross back over the mainland and drive to the border, take a boat trip to see the rare Irrawaddy dolphins. Visit Khon Pa Peng waterfall, the largest cascades on the Mekong before returning to Don Khong
Day 14 Don Khong - Kratie
After breakfast cross over the border into Cambodia and take a boat trip through the flooded forest. Continue to Stung Treng for lunch at the Tonle Tourism Training Centre teaching live skills to local students in the hospitality industry. Then stop by at Mekong Blue producing one of the finest silk products in Cambodia, before continuing to Kratie.
Day 15 Kratie - Phnom Penh
Continue to Phnom Penh, stop at the little town of Skun to take a photo or enjoy some fried spiders before arriving in Phnom Penh.
Day 16 Phnom Penh
Spend the day seeing the sites of the city. We visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda before going to the killing fields at Choeung Ek after lunch visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum formerly used as a prison during Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge reign. Your evening is free to explore the markets and or night life of Phnom Penh.
Day 17 Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
Take the flight to Siem Reap spend the afternoon exploring Angkor Wat one of humankind's most impressive architectural accomplishments.
Day 18 Siem Reap
Visit the Royal City of Angkor Thom, constructed by King Jayavarman VII at the end of the 12th Century. Take a trip to Ta Prohm which has deliberately been left to the jungle and Banteay Srei a small well preserved temple, return to your hotel evening free.
Day 19 Siem Reap
Wake up to Catch sunrise over Angkor Wat before visiting Kbal Spean a carved riverbed set deep in the jungle, also visit Preah Khan, Neak Pean and Ta Som.
Day 20 Siem Reap - Bangkok - UK
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Bangkok and the connection to the UK



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Sada Hotel

Located near the centre of LuangPrabang, the hotel is a Lao traditional style property furnished mainly by real timber and teak wood promoting a real sense of comfort and class. Every piece of furniture in the hotel is exclusively designed and traditionally handmade by Lao craftsmen enhancing the overall local concept. The hotel also featurestropical gardens and free shuttle service to downtown which takes only 5-minutes.

Bassac Residence Champasak

Inthira Champasak Hotel was originally built as a traditional Chinese shop house at the beginning of the last century. Completely renovated to a modern hotel, whilst preserving the historical architecture, resulted in a beautiful and unique property with quality guest rooms, an open terrace and balcony restaurant, all with stylish designs and décor, we offer stunning guest rooms and unique duplex suites all surrounded by a tranquil garden and warm, inviting atmosphere.

Arena Hotel Don Khong

On the largest of the 4000 Islands Don Khong this is a lovely modern hotel with excellent views of the Si Pan Don Wetlands.


Ansara Hotel

Located in the centre of Vientiane this restored French Colonial building is a luxurious boutique style hotel providing ambiance and personality with just 14 rooms giving you the ultimate personalized service.

The River Resort

We are an eco-friendly Resort and do our best not to damage the environment: we cultivate our rice paddy and vegetable gardens with organic matter from our compost pit; we recycle our non-organic refuse; we use solar-heated hot water in our kitchens; and most of our furnishings are fabricated from ecologically friendly natural bamboo.

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