Unique Experiences:
Discovery tour in Bangkok with a dedicated English speaking guide
Breathtaking 2-day cruise from Thailand border to Luang Prabang
Beat the crowd and trek through unspoiled jungle near UNESCO certified Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary
Swim in amazing Tee Lor Su Waterfall and raft down the Mae Klong River
Trip Length: 15 Day(s) 14 Night(s)
Physical Rate: 3/5
Age Policy: Adults: 12 to 99 years of age
Children: 3 to 11 years of age
Infants: 0 to 2 years of age
Included in Price:
Meals: 14 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 5 Dinner
Accommodations: 3 nights at Chamberlain Hostel in Dorm Room, One night at a local guest house, one night in a basic tent, one night in a rest house in shared accommodation, and one night in local Karen house, 2 nights at ECO Resort Chiang Mai in Dorm Room, 1 night at local guest house in Chiang Khong, 1 night at standard hotel in Pakbeng
Transportation: Suvarnabhumi Airport or Don Muang Airport or Bangkok Railway Station to Chamberlain Hostel by Private Van, Chiang Mai Railway Station to ECO Resort Chiang Mai by Private Van, Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong by Van, Chiang Khong Hotel to Thai-Laos Border by Taxi, Thai-Laos Border to Huay Xai Pier by Taxi, Pak Bang to Luang Prabang by Slow Boat, Luang Prabang Pier to Thanaboun Guesthouse by Private Van
Miscellaneous: English-speaking station guides in Mae Sot and in Umphang



Day 1: Bangkok

Your driver will be waiting for you with a sign when you arrive at either Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport or Bangkok Don Meung Airport. From there, your driver will take to your accommodation: Chamberlain Hostel in historic Bang Rak district. Check-in and relax after your long journey!

Accommodation: Chamberlain Hostel in a 4-Bed Dorm, or similar
Transportation: Bangkok Airport (BKK) or Bangkok Airport (DMK) to Chamberlain Hostel by Car or Van

Day 2: Bangkok

Wake up and enjoy your breakfast, then decide whether to continue chilling out or head out to explore the city. You'll probably be a little jet-lagged, so we recommend walking around your new neighborhood - one of Bangkok's oldest. Head down and check out the river (we recommend experiencing Thai food and a drink at Jack's Bar right on the river which is walking distance from Chamberlain Hostel. Then maybe head back to Chamberlain Hostel and take a quick nap before your adventure to explore Bangkok's Chinatown begins!

From Chamberlain Hostel, we'll venture north by public bus or tuk-tuk to the heart of night-time Chinatown and explore the secrets of this bustling neighborhood. On this 4-hour trip, we experience the wave of life on Yaowarat Road that mixes locals and foreign tourists alike. We'll taste multiple dishes that are loved by Thai and Chinese people alike. We'll try the spicy stuff, indulge in the sweet deserts, hear stories about the dishes, and talk to the food sellers and lovers around us. In between, we'll explore the less-traveled side-streets and hidden alleys for temples, local customs, and the behind-the-scenes of this world-famous foodie haven.

If you still have space, we'll finish our trip with some local desserts and your guide will bid you farewell around 21:30. You can choose to continue exploring Chinatown on your own or return to your hotel to prepare for tomorrow!

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Chamberlain Hostel in a 4-Bed Dorm, or similar
Miscellaneous: English-speaking Station Guide

Day 3: Bangkok

Wake up and enjoy your breakfast, and then get ready to see the most authentic side of Bangkok. You'll meet your guide at Chamberlain, who will accompany you to the nearby pier to board our long tail boat. From here you’ll move down the Chao Phraya, the main river in Bangkok, with amazing backdrop views of the Bangkok skyline, before making a turn to enter the klongs. You will pass a range of local wooden stilt houses with clothes hanging to be dried in the sun, a local "7 eleven", klong style. Feel the atmosphere of having entered the klongs. You will hear Thai music being played from the houses, you will see birds looking at the trespassing boats, if you are lucky you will spot one of the sunbathing lizards.

The first stop is at the temple Wat Khun Chan where you will be inspired by the postmodern temples on one side of the klongs and the feeling of old days on the other with the beauty of the river crossing through the landscape. From there it’s onwards to the Artist Village, with old wooden walkways with artists, an old barber shop, an old grocery, vintage posters, colors of freedom, and a small stupa licking the sunlight. Feel the quietness surrounding this place. A stop will be made where you can feed holy Catfish. It’s a remarkable sight when hundreds of fish come to the surface seemingly out of nowhere!

Upon leaving the klongs you will see several houses on stilts and how locals live in small houses on the river. Then we leave the quietness and get back to noisy, Chao Phraya river and the majestic grand palace. Your trip ends at Pier 9 on the Chao Phraya River, from where you you can visit the nearby temples on your own, continue to the shopping malls or return to your accommodation.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Chamberlain Hostel in a 4-Bed Dorm, or similar
Miscellaneous: English-speaking station guide

Day 4: Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Wake up and enjoy breakfast and then check-out from your accommodation.

Meet at Chamberlain Hostel no later than 19:30 (please ask your travel advisor about the exact time one day before departure). Go by minivan or car through Bangkok’s evening traffic to the Northern Bus Terminal and flow through the night by Air-conditioned Night Bus through the outskirts and to Mae Sot.

Transportation: Chamberlain Hostel to Mo Chit Bus Station by Private Van, Mo Chit Bus Station to Mae Sot by Public Night Bus

Day 5: Mae Sot to Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary

In Mae Sot our local staff picks you up. You will have the opportunity to sleep in Mr. Lars Guest House for a couple of hours (expect basic shared accommodation). After breakfast you will be taken a short ride to the Thai-Burmese border market at the river Moi.

After lunch, you will go by public songthaew (half-open pick-up truck) to Umphang. It is a beautiful 4-hour ride up the mountains with more than 1,000 turns in the road (if you suffer from motion sickness you might consider bringing motion sickness pills). Accommodation for the night will be in basic huts/houses. You may leave some of your belongings in Mae Sot in order to lighten your load for the trekking ahead. You can collect it again on day 5.

Transportation: Mae Sot Bus Station to Lars Rest House by Public Songteaw, Mae Sot to Umphang by Public Songteaw
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in basic huts or houses

Day 6: Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary

After breakfast, the easy rafting takes you on the narrow Mae Klong River through the forest scape. From the riverside, there's a three to four hours of fine trekking to the camp area in Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary where your guides will pitch tents and cook dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in basic tent at Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary

Day 7: Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary

After breakfast, you will walk to the impressive Tee Lor Su, South East Asia’s largest waterfall. Bring a towel and swimsuit and you can take a refreshing swim and if the water level permits, cliff jump from the top of the waterfall.

Afterwards, you will walk through bamboo forests, cross bridges and walk through dense jungle to the Karen village of Ko Tha where you spend the night in a local, traditional Karen house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at local traditional Karen house

Day 8: Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary to Mae Sot

Wake up to a scrumptious jungle breakfast. In front of you there are 3 hours of trekking through the jungle and over a small hill to Palatha. Here your transportation back to Umphang is waiting for you.

When back in Umphang, you can take a shower before heading back to Mae Sot. You'll have an extra night at a simple rest house with basic facilities and the night is free for you to explore the city on your own.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportation: Umphang to Mae Sot by Public Songteaw
Accommodation: Overnight at Lars Rest House

Day 9: Mae Sot to Chiang Mai

Continue to Chiang Mai by public bus in the morning. Your guide will not be joining with you on the bus and upon arrival to Chiang Mai, you will meet with your driver at the railway station for a private transfer to your resort. Check-in and rest of the day at leisure to relax by the pool or explore the city on your own.

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Chiang Mai railway station to ECO Resort Chiang Mai by Private Van
Accommodation: Mae Sot to Chiang Mai by Public Bus, ECO Resort Chiang Mai in Dorm Room

Day 10: Chiang Mai

Your day is free at leisure! Have some fun exploring the surroundings on your own and don’t hesitate to contact our Travel Advisors if you need some good tips 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: ECO Resort Chiang Mai in Dorm Room

Day 11: Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong

You will be picked up between 9:00 and 9:30 from your accommodation, where you will depart for Chiang Khong by van. You will have a brief 20 minute stop at the magical White Temple in Chiang Rai along the way and expect to arrive in Chiang Khong around 15:00. You'll check-in to your accommodation and spend the rest of your evening exploring the sleepy border town of Chiang Khong.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Nomad Guest House, or similar
Transportation: Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong by Van

Day 12: Chiang Khong to Pak Bang

Breakfast will be served at 7:00 and at around 7:45 you will head towards the Thai-Laos border crossing by taxi where you will exit Thailand and enter Laos. A local station guide will escort you at the border and help you along the way. Once you reach the Laos side of the border, you'll head to the pier by taxi where the slow boat will depart at around 10:30. Stock up on snacks and sweets beforehand and bring some games and get prepared for an enjoyable slow ride - welcome to Laos! Expect to arrive in Pak Bang at around 17:00, where you will be met by your local station guide (look for a sign with your name) who has arranged your accommodation in Pak Beng.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: BKC Hotel, or similar
Transportation: Chiang Khong Guest House to Thai-Laos Border by Taxi, Thai-Laos Border to Huay Xai Pier by Taxi, Huay Xai to Pak Bang by Slow Boat

Day 13: Pak Bang to Luang Prabang

Today begins early as you leave Pak Beng on the slow boat and head downstream to Luang Prabang, a journey which will take around 8 hours. The boat departs at around 9:00 and you'll cruise along the Mekong River where you'll have plenty of time to relax and take in the sights at a serene pace. You will arrive at the Luang Prabang ferry port around 17:00. Time to enjoy the beauty of historical Luang Prabang!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Transportation: Pak Beng to Luang Prabang by Slow Boat, Luang Prabang pier to Luang Prabang Hotel by Private Van
Accommodation: Thanaboun Guesthouse in Standard Room (or similar)

Day 14: Luang Prabang

Enjoy a free day to discover Luang Prabang, one of the most beautiful cities in Southeast Asia. And don’t miss it’s vibrant nightlife while drinking a tasty Beer Lao!

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Thanaboun Guesthouse in Standard Room (or similar)

Day 15: Luang Prabang

After breakfast, time to connect to your next adventure!

Meals: Breakfast

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