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Thailand & Laos Adventure

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Thailand & Laos Adventure - Intrepid Travel
Thailand & Laos Adventure - Intrepid Travel
Nancy "Trip was good value for money. As with most Intrepid tours, accommodation was "hit and miss", but overall clean and comfortable. Tour guide, Ant, was very organized, patient and helpful and very interested in ensuring our safety and enjoyment. She always wore a big smile. Laos was by far the most interesting part of the trip. The cruise down the Mekong was relaxing, provided some welcome cooling, ..."
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66 reviews
Starts
Bangkok
Destinations
+5
Ends
Vientiane
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Highlights

  • Relax & enjoy Laos’ laidback river lifestyle
  • Uncover the famous canals of Bangkok
  • Revel in the tranquility of Mekong villages
  • Explore Vang Vieng’s Tham Chang cave
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Guesthouse, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Train & Rail, Boat
Travel style
In-depth Cultural
Start in Bangkok and end in Vientiane! With the in-depth cultural tour Thailand & Laos Adventure, you have a 13 day tour package taking you from Bangkok to Vientiane and through Bangkok, Thailand and 6 other destinations in Asia. Thailand & Laos Adventure includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • BM
    Written on November 11, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip exceeded our expectations. Our guide' s name was 'Is' and she was exceptional. She went out of her way even on free time days to ensure we had activities to enjoy. We learned about the culture and traditions of the Thai and Lao people, saw amazing temples, rode along the Mekong for a luxurious 2 days stopping in country towns and enjoying the markets with IS having us try all kinds of wonderful and unusual foods. We bicycled to rice fields and waterfalls and hiked to a hill tribe village. Each day felt like an adventure and IS made it very enjoyable by arranging impromptu visits with local people. We also had wonderful group to share in the adventures.We still smile remembering our tour! Ruth and Bruce
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  • Thailand & Laos Adventure reviewer 2
    Written on July 31, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour exceeded my expectations, and resulted in one of the greatest trips of my life. This was my first time traveling with Intrepid, but I sincerely hope that it will not be my last. Our tour consisted of ten individuals, along with our two Lao guides (Tuy and Khi) and our terrific tour guide/leader, Boom. She is a lovely human being, and a kind-hearted attentive person who really knew her history. I have no complaints and nothing but praise for her. I was never taken to a restaurant that made me ill or tasted poorly (the meals were all quite extraordinary), we never patronized businesses that profited from animal cruelty, and we had the option of supporting local lifeways (such as alms giving to monks in Luang Prabang and helping children and adults practice their English at schools in Laos). We were also never dragged off to factories to tour sites where expensive items are made so that our guides could get a kick-back. Everything was clearly, thoroughly researched, and it was quite obvious that years of listening to positive and negative feed-back has made Intrepid excellent at what it does. I was deeply touched by the moral integrity and experience of the company and our guides. I am looking forward to traveling with Intrepid in the years to come. Thank you for such a terrific time!
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  • Thailand & Laos Adventure reviewer 3
    Written on April 6, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The best parts of this Intrepid tour: the abundance of little food stalls & markets, and the absence of grocery stores. Using the shoulder as a third lane during traffic jams. Bowing and saying kap kun kah. Charcoal slow roasted bits of pork on skewers, salty & sweet and socially acceptable to eat 24 hours a day, best with a little bag of sticky rice eaten by hand. Using hand gestures to overcome language barriers. Mangosteens. Pomegranate juice for 25B. Children riding in the back of pick-up's or on the front of their parents scooter. Falling asleep to the rhythm of a train. Deep fried garlic and buffalo. Slow 2-day journeys down the Mekong past the sandy shores of Laos. Bumpy roads to incredible waterfalls. Nighttime traditional cooking classes over wood burning fires.
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  • NG
    Written on March 3, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Trip was good value for money. As with most Intrepid tours, accommodation was "hit and miss", but overall clean and comfortable. Tour guide, Ant, was very organized, patient and helpful and very interested in ensuring our safety and enjoyment. She always wore a big smile. Laos was by far the most interesting part of the trip. The cruise down the Mekong was relaxing, provided some welcome cooling, and included stunning scenery. Luang Prabang was also a highlight with its quaint French architecture and the beautiful waterfall.
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  • Thailand & Laos Adventure reviewer 5
    Written on August 16, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had a great time on this trip, coinciding with Lan Kratong so we got to join in the celebrations. (dep. date approximate. It was 10 years ago, which just shows you don't need to mess with a winning combination!)
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  • A
    Written on January 31, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    Excellent trip

  • A
    Written on January 30, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was extremely well organised, and the time spent in each area was just right for the time of the tour. The small group size allowed us to be inobtrusive and observe instead of being observed.

  • A
    Written on January 25, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    Excellent, the trip exceeded my expectations... Great leader and great people on the tour

  • A
    Written on January 17, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    Brilliant trip, couldnt falut it and molly was great. Best way to ease myself into travelling.

  • A
    Written on January 15, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour was fantastic. Our guide was great. The accommodation was a lot better then expected.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Bangkok
  2. Day 2: Bangkok
  3. Day 3: Chiang Mai
  4. Day 4: Chiang Mai
  5. Day 5: Chiang Khong
  6. Day 6: Pakbeng - Mekong River
  7. Day 7: Luang Prabang
  8. Day 8: Luang Prabang
  9. Day 9: Luang Prabang
  10. Day 10: Vang Vieng
  11. Day 11: Vang Vieng
  12. Day 12: Vientiane
  13. Day 13: Vientiane

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • January 1, 2017

      What is the average group size for each trip?

      Intrepid is a small group tour operator with maximum group sizes of 16 passengers. They usually operate with an average of 10 passengers, however. They also guarantee every single one of their departures so if you book you are going.

    • January 1, 2017

      I would like to have the river cruise, what time should I arrive?

      If you would like to join the group on the river cruise, you will have to arrive at the hotel no later than 8am.

    • February 1, 2016

      Will we have guides the whole time?

      Most of the activities during the days are at the leisure of the group, so the guide will not necessarily be with you the entire time. The activities where the guide will be with you the entire time and taking you through the activities are listed under "Included Activities" on each day in the itinerary. For example, in Bangkok on Days 1 and 2, the activities included with the guide are the Khlong boat (canal) tour and the Wat Pho Temple, as listed at the bottom of the Bangkok description in the itinerary.

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      I was able to sort through the various trips until I found a couple I wanted to take. After I booked I misjudged the travel time between when one tour ended and when I had to get to the next one (I didn't realize there were no evening flights where I was). TourRadar was great in connecting me with the tour operator and they were in turn great with helping me change the itinerary so I could do both trips without any extra hassle.

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    About the countries

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    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Thailand and Laos. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Thailand and Laos. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Cholera
    Recommended for Thailand and Laos. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Thailand and Laos. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Thailand and Laos. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Thailand and Laos. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Japanese B encephalitis
    Recommended for Thailand and Laos. Ideally 1 month before travel.

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    Location
    Bangkok is the starting point and Vientiane is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 19 August 2018 the full payment of $997 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $997 for Thailand & Laos Adventure, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Intrepid Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,214 km.
    • Bangkok (Thailand)
    • 582 km
    • Chiang Mai (Thailand)
    • 221 km
    • Chiang Khong (Thailand)
    • 86 km
    • Pakbeng (Laos)
    • 105 km
    • Luang Prabang (Laos)
    • 112 km
    • Vang Vieng (Laos)
    • 108 km
    • Vientiane (Laos)

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