2009 Inside Laos:16 day Laos & Thailand Tour

2009 Inside Laos - 16 days

Experience the laid-back charm of Asia’s best-kept secret

Experience the quiet charms of the ‘Kingdom of a Million Elephants’ on this in-depth journey. Your 16-day adventure begins in the heart of the Golden Triangle, in Thailand’s Chiang Rai. From here we travel down the Mekong River by wooden barge into Laos. Spend the night in a remote but comfortable ecolodge, visit a sacred cave and explore the temples of Luang Prabang. The cryptic Plain of Jars will stir your imagination, while the rustic charm of the capital, Vientiane, will captivate. In the far south, get off the main tourist route and witness the breathtaking beauty of the Bolaven Plateau and the stunning 4,000 Islands.

Luang Prabang, Plain of Jars, Vang Vieng, Vientiane, Bolaven Plateau & 4,000 Islands.

Trip grading: MODERATE to ADVENTUROUS Suitable for travellers with an average level of fitness, independent mobility; a keen sense of adventure is important. May involve some long road journeys through remote regions. Expect lots of walking and you may need to carry your bags from time to time.

What's included: 15 nights hotel accommodation (3 nights basic), flights as specified, all road transport by air conditioned vehicles, all sightseeing as specified (excluding entrance fees), Western tour leader (7 or more travellers) and local English-speaking guides throughout, arrival and departure transfers, breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 2 dinners.

Tour Leader: Travel Indochina tour leader based on a minimum of 7 people.

Maximum group size: 15 


Ask our travellers: "This has been the best ever experience. I am now officially in love with Indochina – thanks to this tour. Words are not enough to express my feelings – I simply cannot wait for my next trip." C. Davies – UK

Tips for your holiday: Use your free time in the laid-back south of Laos to cycle Khong Island, one of the ‘4,000 Islands’ in this beautiful part of Laos, or enjoy a book on the banks of the river.

Responsible Travel: We are committed to responsible travel and ensuring a sustainable future for the destinations we visit. In Luang Prabang, why not take the time to visit the fantastic Big Brother Mouse children’s publishing project, one of the charitable organisations Travel Indochina supports in Laos. Buy some books to distribute to children in some of the remote areas we visit on our journey.

Did you know: Travel Indochina can organise your flights and any additional accommodation. Call us on 1300 138 755 to speak to one of our experts or click here to request a quote.

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Departure dates

Full list

  • 09/01/2009 | Available
  • 23/01/2009 | Available
  • 06/02/2009 | Available
  • 20/02/2009 | Available
  • 13/03/2009 | Available
  • 10/04/2009 | Available
  • 15/05/2009 | Available
  • 12/06/2009 | Available


  • Day 1                - Chiang Rai
  • Days 2 to 3       - Pakbeng & Kamu Ecolodge
  • Days 4 to 6       - Luang Prabang
  • Days 7 to 9       - Plain of Jars, Vang Vieng,
  • Days 10 to 11   - Vientiane
  • Days 12 to 16   - Bolaven Plateau & 4,000 Islands