Luang Prabang Overland to Chiangrai


Day 1, Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves – Pakbeng

Transfer to boat pier for your cruise up the Mekong to Pakbeng. Breakfast is served while the boat is cruising to Pak Ou Village, at the mouth of the Nam Ou River, where you will visit the TamThing Caves of a Thousand Buddhas. Enjoy a buffet lunch on board then stop at a hill tribe village where you can watch the traditional process of Lao whiskey production. Arrive at Pak Beng around sunset and check into your hotel. Dinner is on the terrace, overlooking the MekongRiver.

Day 2, Pakbeng – Houei Say

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Full breakfast at the Lodge. At 7.00am board the boat for the second leg of the cruise. En route one stop is made to observe rural life along the Mekong and observe minorities. Buffet lunch on board and then continue to Houei Say where you will arrive before 5.00pm. On arrival the representative of the Arimid hotel will meet you and walk with you to the hotel. (about 700 feet).

Day 3, Houei Say – Muang Sing

Meet your driver after breakfast and depart Houei Say to Muang Sing (about 6 hours drive). Check into hotel on arrival.

Day 4 - 6, Muang Sing

cham-weaverFree days to explore – bike, trek, visit markets.

Day 7, Muang Sing- Luang Namtha - Chiangrai

Depart for Luang Namtha and the border town of Houei Say. After immigration formalities cross into the Thai border town of Chiang Khong. Transfer to Chiangrai. (3 hours drive). Overnight in Chiangrai.

Day 8 + 9, Golden Triangle, Chiang Sean, Mae Sai

2 days of exploration by bike, car and boat in this beautiful part of Thailand – biking, driving pass villages, temples, fruit plantations. The 2nd part of your trip will be by car to the Golden Triangle, the meeting point of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. Tour includes the OpiumMuseum, boat rides on the MaeKokRiver, as well as visit Mae Sai (Border crossing into Myanmar)

Day 10, Depart Chiangrai

Depart for airport or bus station (for Chiangmai) or stay at extra day as there are still many options to choose from!