Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang Overland

Freshly-harvested chillisRural village, northern Laos
Freshly-harvested chillis
Rural village, northern Laos
  • Tour Information
  • Guide Price

    Prices from £2,545 per person sharing for departures in March.

  • What´s Included
    • International and regional flights.
    • 10 nights' accommodation.
    • Breakfast daily, four lunches, four dinners.
    • Transfers, tours, and sightseeing as described.
    • 2-night package at the Lanjia Lodge.
    • 2-night Luang Say cruise from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang. 
  • Departure Information

    Daily departures year round.

    Flight options available:
    • UK regional departures
    • Cabin upgrades
    • Alternative carriers

This two-week tour showcases an inviting overland route between the northern provinces of Thailand and Laos. Rich in mountain scenery and minority villages, the road and river journey brings adventure and charm in equal measure, whilst keeping firmly away from the beaten path. Beginning in Chiang Rai, Thailand’s northernmost city, the tour heads across to Chiang Khong province for two nights at the alluring Lanjia Lodge. This basic but beautiful lodge sits high in the hills, close to the Laos border, and is a wonderful base from which to explore hill tribe villages, and learn more about a slower, bucolic pace of life. You then cross into Laos and join a shared river cruise up to Luang Prabang, en route spending a night each in the village of Pak Beng, and then at the activity-based Kamu Lodge. Arrive into Luang Prabang for three nights exploring this alluring ancient capital, before spending a final night back in the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. 

  • Day
  • Itinerary
  • 1
  • London Heathrow - Bangkok: fly to Chiang Rai, via Bangkok, with Eva Air and Bangkok Airways.
  • 2
  • Bangkok – Chiang Rai: arrive in Chiang Rai and transfer to your hotel for a two-night overnight stay.
  • 3
  • Chiang Rai: half-guided tour of the city, with time at leisure to explore independently.
  • 4
  • Chiang Rai – Chiang Khong: transfer to the Lanjia Lodge, deep in the hills of northern Thailand.
  • 5
  • Chiang Khong: full day exploring the villages and countryside around your lodge.
  • 6
  • Chiang Kong – Huay Xai – Pak Beng: transferred to the Thai-Lao border at Huay Xai, where you will join your river cruise. Overnight in Pak Beng.
  • 7
  • Pak Beng – Ban Ngoy Hai: continue upriver, arriving at the Kamu Lodge for some afternoon activities.
  • 8
  • Ban Ngoy Hai – Luang Prabang: a further morning to enjoy the Kamu Lodge, before continuing upstream to Luang Prabang.
  • 9
  • Luang Prabang: exploring in and around the ancient city
  • 10
  • Luang Prabang: a day at leisure to explore independently.
  • 11
  • Luang Prabang – Bangkok: midday flight back to the Thai capital, with the afternoon to relax or explore.
  • 12
  • Bangkok – London Heathrow: fly back to London with Eva Air.
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