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Asia's Hidden Treasures

11 day Holiday Idea - from £1159

Experience this wonderful combination of history, culture and beautiful scenery.  This holiday combines two of Thailand’s most exciting cities with Laos, one of South East Asia’s hidden treasures. All the activities and experiences mentioned are included in the price.

Highlights

  • Bustling streets of Bangkok
  • Mingle with locals on a scenic train journey
  • Buzzing night markets of Chiang Mai
  • Magnificent temples and palaces
  • Elephants and Hill Tribes
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Bangkok

Begin your holiday with a 3 night stay at Bangkok’s Furama Silom Hotel on bustling Silom Road. Well placed in the city, the Furama is the perfect place to begin exploring one of Asia’s most exciting and fast paced cities. If it’s opportunities for shopping and entertainment you’re looking for, or just a nice leisurely relax by the roof top pool, the Furama Silom caters for all tastes.

Day 4 - Chiang Mai

Transfer from the Furama Silom to Bangkok’s main train station and board the day service train to Chiang Mai. Travelling by rail allows you to sit back and enjoy the scenery and provides an opportunity to mix with the locals.

On arrival into Chiang Mai this evening, you will be met and transferred to the Dusit Princess Hotel, where you’ll spend the next 3 nights. You have the rest of the evening at leisure.

Day 5 - Chiang Mai

After breakfast head north to visit the Elephant Sanctuary, where you can see how these mighty creatures live and interact with each other in a safe environment. These elephants have all be rescued from various industries and now help educate people on the importance of protecting these important creatures. Afterwards return to Chiang Mai for an afternoon of leisure.

Day 6 - Luang Prabang

Enjoy the morning free before flying to Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos. On arrival, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel, the Maison Dalabula, for the following 3 nights. Later you’ll join your guide and explore this fascinating city before dinner and a tour of the night market.

Day 7 - Luang Prabang

Today you’ll visit Wat Xieng Thong, said to be one of the city’s most impressive sights, followed by a drive to Tad Kuang Sii Waterfall through the scenic countryside. After lunch visit the village of Ban Phanom famous for its weaving. The afternoon and evening are at leisure.

Day 8 - Luang Prabang

Head to the morning market and take part in the dawn alms ritual with the monks. After breakfast at a local bakery, take a boat trip along the Mekong River to the Pak Ou caves. Enjoy a Ramayana performance tonight.

Day 9 - Vientiene

Visit the Royal Palace Museum and Wat Mai before flying to Vientiane. This afternoon visit the Patuxai Victory Monument, Wat Sisaket, Wat Phra Keo and That Luang, the most revered shrine in Laos. You’ll spend your final night at the Lao Orchird hotel.

Day 10 - Farewell

Time to bid farewell to this magical country as you transfer to Vientiane Airport for your flight back to the UK.

11 day Holiday Idea - from £1159

With flights from £1964

Choose the accommodation you prefer:

Bangkok  – Choose from centrally located international chain hotels to characterful boutique and everything inbetween.

Chiang Mai  – well appointed hotels located in or around Chiang Mai’s Old Quarter,  night market or  trendy Nimmanhaemin Road.

Luang Prabang – Characterful hotels positioned close to the main attractions

Vientiane – A choice of hotel from colonial style to comfortable and modern.

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Guide prices shown are per person based on 2 sharing standard accommodation. Prices are subject to seasonal changes.

Holiday Ideas

This suggested itinerary shows the type of holiday you can enjoy with Freedom Destinations. It can be booked as it is or changed to suit your requirements. Your holiday idea includes:

  • Breakfast daily
  • Airport transfers
  • Ten nights accommodation
  • Chiang Mai tour
  • Tour of Luang Prabang
  • Pak Ou Caves visit

You can:

  • Choose different hotels or resorts
  • Add day tours and activities in the places you visit
  • Extend your stay in any of the locations

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