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Laos: Sunrises & Street Food

Now's the time for adventure on your terms with this tour of Laos that's affordable for young travellers. Explore countryside caves by bike in Vang Vieng, go back in time in the ancient city of Luang Prabang, and watch local life unfold on the Mekong. It's some of the best of Southeast Asia, all in one place. Take it all on with new friends, new places, and new must-sees and -dos to share back home.
Tour details
Tour Provider G Adventures
Price From
$922
Number of Days
9
Start Location
Vientiane, Laos
End Location
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Basic
Tour Themes
Small group, Virtuoso
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Itinerary Open all
Day 1 - Vientiane
Arrive at any time and welcome to Vientiane, Laos' laid-back capital.

After meeting your CEO and fellow travellers this evening, wander through the bustling night market along the Mekong River. Pick up a street beer or tea as you browse through the stalls of souvenirs and local delicacies. Follow your CEO to grab the best street food — or, you know, follow your nose.
Day 2 - Vientiane/Vang Vieng
Travel to Vang Vieng, a small town nestled among striking limestone karsts and the Song River. Take a guided hike to a famous local view point for incredible views of the valley — no filter necessary. This evening, enjoy a drink on us to celebrate new adventures with new friends. Cheers to keeping life exciting!
Day 3 - Vang Vieng
Get the most out of Vang Vieng with a day to freely explore. Check out the caves by bicycle or trek through the countryside. Choose to kayak through Tham None cave and venture to the Blue Lagoon by booking the adrenaline bundle.
Day 4 - Vang Vieng/Luang Prabang
Continue to colourful Luang Prabang and make your first acquaintance with this ancient city during an afternoon orientation walk. Afterward, embark on a short trek up sacred Mount Phousi, climbing the stone stairs with scaly golden handrails, past the monks quarters and Buddha's footprint cave, to reach the temple at the top - Wat Phousi. Enjoy a 360-degree view of the sun setting upon Luang Prabang and the Mekong River before an evening street food crawl.
Day 5 - Luang Prabang
Skip sleeping in to watch the monks walk through town before dawn. Dressed in saffron robes, they receive daily alms from local residents. Then, visit the Kuang Si waterfalls on a guided excursion before free time in the evening.

Traditional Laotian culture involves giving daily alms to monks. Monks are only allowed to eat food which has been donated to them before noon. Should you rise early, you’ll get to watch one of the most important religious ceremonies in Laos.
Day 6 - Luang Prabang/Pak Beng
The Mekong never looked so welcoming. Board a long, cozy houseboat that will take you on a two-day journey up the Mekong River en route to Chiang Khong in Thailand. Today, cruise to a village homestay for the night, experience a Baci welcome ceremony, and enjoy dinner with your hosts.
Day 7 - Pak Beng/Chiang Khong
New day, same magnificent Mekong. Today’s your second travel day, where you’ll cross into Thailand arriving in Chiang Khong by the later afternoon. Sit back, relax, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, and enjoy the scenic ride.
Day 8 - Chiang Khong/Chiang Mai
Take in the rolling countryside views on the drive to Chiang Mai nestled alongside Thailand's northern mountains. Spend the afternoon getting to know this peaceful city known for traditional markets and glorious temples. Choose to visit Doi Suthep, catch a Thai boxing match, cycle around, or grab a bargain at the famous night market.
Day 9 - Chiang Mai
Today, it’s time to say goodbye to your group of newfound friends. Be sure to sneak in some last-minute photos and exchange social medias before you head on your way. Depart at any time.
Inclusions
  • Your G for Good Moment: Mekong River Homestay & Baci Ceremony, Muang Pakbèng Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Big Night Out Moment: Vang Vieng Nightlife, Vang Vieng Your Discover Moment: Luang Prabang
  • Guided hike in Vang Vieng
  • Slow boat up the Mekong
  • Orientation walk, sunset trek to Wat Phousi, Kuang Si Waterfalls excursion and street food crawl in Luang Prabang
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Departure dates
Start End Availability Price NZD
03 Mar 2024 11 Mar 2024 6 $1,419
06 Mar 2024 14 Mar 2024 7 $1,419
07 Mar 2024 15 Mar 2024 4 $1,419
12 Mar 2024 20 Mar 2024 8 $1,419
13 Mar 2024 21 Mar 2024 6 $922
15 Mar 2024 23 Mar 2024 2 $1,419
17 Mar 2024 25 Mar 2024 3 $1,419
20 Mar 2024 28 Mar 2024 14 $1,419
22 Mar 2024 30 Mar 2024 1 $1,419
24 Mar 2024 01 Apr 2024 8 $1,419
26 Mar 2024 03 Apr 2024 4 $1,419
28 Mar 2024 05 Apr 2024 14 $1,419
29 Mar 2024 06 Apr 2024 2 $1,419
31 Mar 2024 08 Apr 2024 6 $1,419
02 Apr 2024 10 Apr 2024 8 $1,359
05 Apr 2024 13 Apr 2024 3 $1,359
10 Apr 2024 18 Apr 2024 5 $1,359
12 Apr 2024 20 Apr 2024 10 $1,359
14 Apr 2024 22 Apr 2024 12 $1,087
17 Apr 2024 25 Apr 2024 9 $1,359
19 Apr 2024 27 Apr 2024 3 $1,359
21 Apr 2024 29 Apr 2024 5 $1,359
23 Apr 2024 01 May 2024 8 $1,087
28 Apr 2024 06 May 2024 7 $1,359
01 May 2024 09 May 2024 8 $1,359
03 May 2024 11 May 2024 3 $1,359
07 May 2024 15 May 2024 7 $1,359
15 May 2024 23 May 2024 2 $1,087
17 May 2024 25 May 2024 2 $1,359
21 May 2024 29 May 2024 15 $1,087
24 May 2024 01 Jun 2024 7 $1,359
26 May 2024 03 Jun 2024 8 $1,087
31 May 2024 08 Jun 2024 9 $1,359
04 Jun 2024 12 Jun 2024 12 $1,135
07 Jun 2024 15 Jun 2024 11 $1,135
09 Jun 2024 17 Jun 2024 12 $1,135
14 Jun 2024 22 Jun 2024 9 $1,419
16 Jun 2024 24 Jun 2024 18 $1,419
25 Jun 2024 03 Jul 2024 16 $1,419
28 Jun 2024 06 Jul 2024 7 $1,419
02 Jul 2024 10 Jul 2024 10 $1,419
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13 Aug 2024 21 Aug 2024 14 $1,419
16 Aug 2024 24 Aug 2024 8 $1,359
20 Aug 2024 28 Aug 2024 12 $1,359
23 Aug 2024 31 Aug 2024 16 $1,359
27 Aug 2024 04 Sep 2024 15 $1,359
30 Aug 2024 07 Sep 2024 13 $1,359
05 Sep 2024 13 Sep 2024 15 $1,359
06 Sep 2024 14 Sep 2024 18 $1,359
12 Sep 2024 20 Sep 2024 18 $1,359
13 Sep 2024 21 Sep 2024 15 $1,359
19 Sep 2024 27 Sep 2024 16 $1,359
20 Sep 2024 28 Sep 2024 15 $1,359
27 Sep 2024 05 Oct 2024 12 $1,359
03 Oct 2024 11 Oct 2024 16 $1,419
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11 Oct 2024 19 Oct 2024 15 $1,419
17 Oct 2024 25 Oct 2024 18 $1,419
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22 Oct 2024 30 Oct 2024 17 $1,419
25 Oct 2024 02 Nov 2024 14 $1,419
29 Oct 2024 06 Nov 2024 18 $1,419
01 Nov 2024 09 Nov 2024 18 $1,419
03 Nov 2024 11 Nov 2024 12 $1,419
08 Nov 2024 16 Nov 2024 12 $1,419
10 Nov 2024 18 Nov 2024 15 $1,419
15 Nov 2024 23 Nov 2024 9 $1,419
19 Nov 2024 27 Nov 2024 16 $1,419
22 Nov 2024 30 Nov 2024 18 $1,419
24 Nov 2024 02 Dec 2024 14 $1,419
29 Nov 2024 07 Dec 2024 11 $1,419
01 Dec 2024 09 Dec 2024 18 $1,519
05 Dec 2024 13 Dec 2024 15 $1,519
06 Dec 2024 14 Dec 2024 17 $1,519
12 Dec 2024 20 Dec 2024 16 $1,519
13 Dec 2024 21 Dec 2024 15 $1,519
19 Dec 2024 27 Dec 2024 17 $1,519
20 Dec 2024 28 Dec 2024 17 $1,519
26 Dec 2024 03 Jan 2025 17 $1,519
27 Dec 2024 04 Jan 2025 14 $1,519
31 Dec 2024 08 Jan 2025 17 $1,519
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