Travel through China and Laos on a voyage of discovery, exploring the unique cultures and revelling in the exotic flavours of the region. From the shores of the mighty Mekong, through the diverse Chinese hills, to the buzz of Thailand´s capital - this trip is the perfect mix of adventure and culture with plenty of free time to soak it all up. Golden temples and friendly locals, dramatic karst scenery and bright, blue skies, tasty food and colourful markets - join us on a journey through these two countries that is sure to delight.
Day 1 Kunming
This is the 'City of Eternal Spring', so enjoy the cooler weather and the tasty Yunnanese food.
Day 2 Jinghong
Fly to Jinghong and spend the afternoon exploring the jade markets, swimming in the Mekong or perhaps cycling through the minority villages on the outskirts of town.
Days 3-4 Village Trek
Walk through hilltribe villages and spend a memorable night in a traditional Bulang house on a homestay as a privileged guest.
Day 5 Jinghong
Trek through dramatic countryside to the village of Bada, perhaps stopping to cool off under a waterfall, before heading back to Jinghong.
Days 6-7 Luang Nam Tha
Arrive in Laos to discover emerald rice paddies and ethnically diverse villages surrounding Luang Nam Tha. Relax and take in daily life or jump on a bike and explore the breathtaking countryside.
Days 8-10 Luang Prabang
Set high in the hills of northern Laos at the point where the Mekong and Khan rivers meet, Luang Prabang is studded with ornate temples and French-colonial architecture. Take a walk to get acquainted with the city's magical atmosphere.
Days 11-12 Vang Vieng
Admire the surrounding limestone karst scenery and perhaps discover the numerous caves dotting the town's surrounding hills.
Days 13-14 Vientiane
Visit Laos' most important national monument, Pha That Luang, or meander down dusty riverside tracks to find tiny villages and some of the friendliest locals around.
Day 15 Bangkok
Conclude the adventure amid the bright lights of Bangkok. Stay on a few days extra to make the most of the vibrant city, or head north or south to explore Thailand in more detail.