What's included

  • 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
    10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
  • 9 nights’ accommodation in twin rooms
    9 nights’ accommodation in twin rooms
  • All activities with local Flash Pack guide and driver
    All activities with local Flash Pack guide and driver
  • Max 13
    Max 13
  • Airport pick-up anytime on day 1, Tuk-Tuk taxi, overnight train, slow boat, minibus
    Airport pick-up anytime on day 1, Tuk-Tuk taxi, overnight train, slow boat, minibus

Nestled in the heart of South East Asia, Laos and Thailand cover a region that’s rife with intoxicating contrasts. One minute you’re knocking back craft beer in a hip rooftop bar, the next you’re trekking through a lush jungle wilderness amid ancient limestone cliffs and bamboo villages. True to form, our 11 day Laos & Thailand adventure takes in a riot of rich experiences. We’ll hunt down Bangkok’s best-kept street food secrets in the backstreets of the capital, and savour local Lanna food in the night bazaars of Chiang Mai. We’ll tackle churning rapids as we white-water raft the Mae Taeng River, and unwind on a leisurely two day boat ride down the Mekong River in Laos. We’ll meet local tribespeople living high up in the mountains of the Golden Triangle, and stay in a remote eco-lodge that supports their lifestyle. We’ll soak in the ancient charm of Luang Prabang, and take part in the giving of the alms with local monks who live there. We’ll trek to the top of the spectacular Kuang Si waterfall and wallow in the ethereal turquoise pools that shroud its summit. With a mix of food, spirituality and action-adventure, it’s a dizzying storm on the senses. Who’s in?

  • Sail down the Mekong River in Laos in a leisurely two-day boat trip
  • Tackle thrilling rapids with white-water rafting in Northern Thailand
  • Trek in the hills of the Golden Triangle, and get away from all the tourists
  • Cycle and trek through the stunning tropical landscape of the Northern Thai highlands
  • Soak up the views and buzz of Bangkok, at one of its coolest rooftop bars
  • Take part in the giving of the alms, a moving sunrise ritual involving a procession of monks
  • Wallow in the azure pools of Kuang Si waterfall, and trek to the fall’s natural spring source
  • Stay in a unique mountain eco-lodge in the heart of the jungle wilderness
  • Soak in the charming beauty of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage town
  • Make like the locals with a Lao BBQ, and a game of petanque
  • Visit the ancient Tam Ting caves, filled with thousands of Buddha statues
  • Savour street food delicacies in the night bazaars of Chiang Mai

Itinerary

Day 1: BRING ON BANGKOK

Welcome to Bangkok! You’ll be met at the airport by a private transfer, to whisk you away to your sleek hotel in a modern neighbourhood of the city. The gateway to South East Asia, Bangkok teems with creative energy, and you’ll be struck by the rhythm of urban life from the moment you leave the terminal. Ancient temples in leafy courtyards are shadowed by sleek tower blocks, and street food carts vie for attention next to boutique restaurants; all played out to the endless soundtrack of beeping traffic. The pace is relentless, and you can’t help but be swept up in it. We’ll steer clear of tourist traps around the Khao San Road, and instead take you to insider hot spots that Bangkok dwellers love. We’ll kick off with cocktails at Above Eleven, a chic rooftop bar with sweeping views of the city skyline. Grab a lime-vodka refresher, and get to know your guide and fellow adventure buddies, before jumping in a Tuk Tuk to one of Bangkok’s many excellent restaurants.

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Touch down in buzzing Bangkok

Welcome to the lively capital

Explore exotic temples

There's interesting culture around every corner

Soak in the energy of the streets

Get to know your fellow adventurers over rooftop drinks

Enjoy sweeping views across the city

Day 2: FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD

Enjoy a leisurely lie-in this morning, or use the time to tick off a few sights, such as the Grand Palace or the Wat Arun temple, if you wish. Then, it’s time to girdle your taste buds, as we take you on a foodie foray around the city’s Bang Lam Phu and Bang Phan Thom districts. Forget overpriced, bland Pad Thai: we’ll unlock the secrets to Bangkok’s hidden culinary gems, in a dizzying assault on the senses. Our foodie-obsessed guides will take you to their favourite haunts, tucked away from the tourist crowds down quiet alleyways and back streets. You might try anything from freshly-baked roti in a family-run landmark to pungent green curry that will leave you reeling. Feeling brave? Try a bite of a century egg (it tastes better than it looks, promise!), or tuck into papaya salad with fermented fish sauce. You could even sample soup made with Kariang peppers, some of the fieriest found in Thailand. In the evening, we’ll take an overnight sleeper train to Chiang Mai. It might not be the most peaceful night’s sleep, but now’s the time to crack out the cards and snacks as you sweep northwards through Thailand’s vibrant landscape.

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Your expert guide will show you the best food in town

Relish the chance to explore a new city

Admire the temple of Wat Phra Kaew

Also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Embrace the vibrant streets of Bangkok

Discover great local street food

Tuck into authentic Thai green curry

Ever tried a century egg?

Day 3: Chiang Mai & Foodie Favourites

Wake up to an entirely new side of Thailand; the bright lights of Bangkok are a world away in this laid-back city surrounded by lush, tropical scenery. Drop off your luggage at the hotel before heading into the town centre to soak up the peaceful vibes of Chiang Mai. Thailand’s cultural heartland is home to a vibrant community of artists and digital nomads, drawn by its beautiful old architecture, and an easy-going way of life. We’ll stop for breakfast, where you fuel up on platefuls of banana pancakes or rice congee porridge (a Thai favourite), washed down with fresh mango smoothies. Still hungry? We’ll hop aboard a songthaew to nearby Kad Ton Payom market, where you can continue your mission to eat all the food with Northern Thai (Lanna) delicacies, such as coconut-infused khao soi curry, and spicy Chiang Mai sausage stuffed with red curry paste. The afternoon is free to do as you wish, so soak in Chiang Mai’s famously balmy weather by the hotel pool, or pop into town for galleries, exhibitions and shops. In the evening, we’ll take a stroll around the Night Bazaar, home to a colourful array of artisan goodies made by local hillside tribes. There’s yet more incredible food here, from fish ball noodle soup to Thai sweets and even edible bugs.

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Arrive in the culture-packed city of Chiang Mai

Mooch around Kad Ton Payom market

There's colourful art and textiles around every corner

Explore the temples of Chiang Mai Old Town

Relax by the pool this afternoon

Important notes

Fly into: Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport 

Fly out of: Luang Prabang International Airport

Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.

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