Thailand & Laos Abenteuer

Von den grellen Lichtern Bangkoks über den alten Charme von Luang Prabang bis zu den Tempeln in Vientiane

  • Mit dem Boot unterwegs auf Bangkoks Kanälen
  • Besuch des Doi Suthep Tempels in Chiang Mai
  • Tauche auf dem Mekong in das beschauliche Leben am Fluss ein
  • Zauberhaftes Luang Prabang
  • Pak Ou Höhlen - einer der bedeutendsten buddhistischen Wallfahrtsorte in Laos
  • Bade im türkisgrünen Wasser der Kuang Si Wasserfälle
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen
  • Einreisebestimmungen

13 Tage Thailand · Laos

Tempel Schiff Metropolen ab 1.475 € Anfragen oder buchen

Sonderkonditionen

Entdecke das Beste von Thailand und Laos auf dem Weg von Bangkok nach Vientiane. Erkunde Laos, das einzige Binnenland Südostasiens und das beschauliche Leben an den Ufern des Mekong. Begleite uns auf einer Reise voller Entdeckungen: In Bangkok erkundest du die Kanäle der Stadt per Boot und besichtigst den berühmten liegenden Buddha des Wat Pho Tempels. Von hier reisen wir über Chiang Mai, der "Rose des Nordens", an das Ufer des mächtigen Mekong, der Lebensader Südostasiens. Per Boot folgen wir dem Mekong und tauchen in das beschauliche Leben am Fluss ein, ehe wir das zauberhafte Luang Prabang erreichen. Du besuchst die heiligen buddhistischen Pak Ou Höhlen und kannst ein Bad im türkisgrünen Wasser der Kuang Si Wasserfälle genießen, bevor dich deine Reise zu den bizarren Karstformationen von Vang Vieng führt. Im charmanten Vientiane lassen wir unsere Reise ausklingen.

1. Tag: Bangkok
2. Tag: Bangkok - Nachtzug nach Chiang Mai
3. Tag: Chiang Mai
4. Tag: Chiang Mai
5. Tag: Chiang Khong
6. Tag: Mekong Fluss - Pakbeng
7. Tag: Luang Prabang
8. Tag: Luang Prabang
9. Tag: Luang Prabang
10. Tag: Vang Vieng
11. Tag: Vang Vieng
12. Tag: Vientiane
13. Tag: Vientiane

Leistungen enthalten

  • Rundreise gemäß Programm
  • Transporte, Unterbringung und Verpflegung gemäß Programm
  • Ausflüge, Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen gemäß Reiseverlauf
  • Khlong Bootstour (Kanaltour) und Wat Pho Tempel in Bangkok
  • Besuch des Doi Suthep Tempels in Chiang Mai
  • 2-tägige Bootstour auf dem Mekong Fluss
  • Halbtägiger Ausflug zu den Kuang Si Wasserfällen
  • Besuch auf der Buffalo Dairy Farm
  • Besichtigung der Pak Ou Höhlen
  • Gabe von Almosen an die Mönche in Luang Prabang
  • Besuch eines lokalen Elefantenprojekts in Mandalao
  • Besuch der Organisation COPE und des Wat Si Saket in Vientiane

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten

Unterbringung

9x Mittelklasse-Hotel
1x Nachtzug
2x Gästehaus
Die Unterbringung erfolgt in Doppelzimmern (Mehrbettabeil im Nachtzug). Alleinreisende teilen sich das Zimmer mit Mitreisenden gleichen Geschlechts. Einzelzimmer sind gegen Aufpreis buchbar (außer an den Tagen 2 & 6).

Verpflegung

9x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen
Plane ca. USD 260 für nicht enthaltene Mahlzeiten ein.

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachige Reiseleitung, lokale Guides

Hinter jeder Reise steht ein großartiger Reiseleiter. Der Enthusiasmus und das fast unschlagbare Wissen unserer einheimischen und englischsprachigen Reiseleiter werden deine Reise unvergesslich machen. Mit Rat und Tat stehen sie den Reisenden zur Seite. Vom Anfang bis zum Ende der Tour sind sie vor Ort für die Gruppe da, wissen nicht nur, in welchen Restaurants man gut isst und wo die besten Shops zu finden sind, sondern zeigen dein Reisenden mit Kompetenz und voller Begeisterung ihre Heimat.

Transportarten

Boot, Minibus, Bahn, Songthaew

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1. Tag: Bangkok

Sa-wat dee! Welcome to Thailand. Thailand's bustling capital, Bangkok, is famous for its tuk-tuks, khlong boats and street vendors serving up delicious local food. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm, if you arrive earlier, why not venture out into this enigmatic city. Bangkok has so much to offer those with time to explore, so perhaps arrive a day or so early to uncover the Chinatown area, visit the magnificent (but very crowded) Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, wander down the tourist mecca of Khao San Road, indulge in a Thai massage or see the backstreets of Bangkok by bike on an Urban Adventure. Find out more at urbanadventures.com. After the meeting tonight, gather your fellow travellers together and tuck into some into world famous street food for our first optional dinner.

Special Information: It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting as we will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this time. If you are going to be late please let your travel agent or hotel reception know. Ask reception or look for a note in the lobby for more information on where the meeting will take place.

Optional Activities:
Bangkok - Bangkok by Bike Urban Adventure - THB1980
Bangkok - Grand Palace - THB500

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

2. Tag: Bangkok - Nachtzug nach Chiang Mai

Begin the day with a 1-hour river cruise down the Chao Phraya River to explore the famous ‘khlongs’ (canals). Life along these canals seems a world away from the chaotic streets of the capital. Pay a visit to Wat Pho, one of the Bangkok temples, with a 46-metre long gold-plated Buddha reclining inside. Even the feet of this statue are incredible, three metres long and intricately decorated with mother of pearl. The temple grounds are equally fascinating, filled with beautifully decorated stupas, halls, and shrines. This evening you’ll head north to Chiang Mai on an overnight train journey, accommodated in a sleeper carriage (approximately 13 hours). The carriages are air-conditioned, with bunk beds; clean sheets, blanket and pillow are provided. Your baggage travels in the carriage with you. There is a food and drink service available on board. Sometimes the air conditioning can make the carriage quite cold so you may want to bring a warm layer of clothing.

Optional Activities:
Bangkok - Thai Massage - THB250
Bangkok - Jim Thompson's House - THB150

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Bangkok - Khlong boat canal tour
Bangkok - Wat Pho

Fahrzeit: ca. 13 Std.

Unterkunft: Nachtzug

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

3. Tag: Chiang Mai

The most vibrant city in northern Thailand, Chiang Mai has many famous temples and an interesting old city area. Renowned for its lively cafe scene and extremely welcoming locals, this place captivates many travellers. First, embark on a scenic, winding drive up a mountain (around 45 minutes) to one of the country's most stunning temple complexes, Doi Suthep. A 300-step naga-guarded stairway leads you to the temples, and the climb is well worth the effort. The hypnotic atmosphere of chanting Buddhist monks and sweeping views of the city make this a most memorable experience. After making our way back down from the temple, check in to the hotel and plan the rest of your time here. In the evening you can choose to wander through the enormous, colourful Night Bazaar or perhaps relax at a fine restaurant along the riverfront. Make sure to sample some delicious traditional northern Thai food – the signature dish is kao soy, yellow wheat noodles in a curry broth, traditionally served with chicken or beef.

Special Information
Trip departing Bangkok on 8th of April 2020:
Please note Mandalao Elephant Park will be closed from 14th to 16th of April 2020. If you are travelling on our trip that starts in Bangkok on the 8th of April please note you will visit Chang Chill Elephant Park in Thailand instead of Manadalao Elephant Park in Laos.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep temple

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

4. Tag: Chiang Mai

Today is free for you to explore and there are plenty of optional activities available. Perhaps join a local cooking class today and discover the secrets of real Thai cuisine, you'll learn the key ingredients, how to use them, and what to use in their place if you can’t get them at home. As well as taking your own comprehensive recipe book with you after the class, you'll feast on the fruits of your labour for lunch. Get active with a bicycle tour to discover the city and surrounding countryside from a different perspective, or be spirited away on an early morning Chiang Mai tour that puts you at the epicentre of Buddhist rituals. Learn to meditate, offer alms to monks, and make an offering at a temple. Also popular is the Jungle Flight ziplining and the lovely Elephant Nature Park.

Optional Activities:
Chiang Mai - Thai cooking course - THB800
Chiang Mai - Bicycle tour - THB990
Chiang Mai - Urban Adventures - Mind & Soul - THB2542
Chiang Mai - Urban Adventures - Mae Ping River Experience - THB2174
Chiang Mai - Zipline Course - THB3999
Chiang Mai - Elephant Nature Park - THB2500
Chiang Mai - Urban Adventures - Made In Chiangmai Artisan Village and Handicraft - THB1526
Chiang Mai - Urban Adventures - Taste of Chiangmai - THB1812

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

5. Tag: Chiang Khong

Take a journey through rural countryside to the Thai border town of Chiang Khong (approximately 5.5 hours). Formerly known as 'Juon', peaceful riverside Chiang Khong remains an important market town for the surrounding hill tribes and for trade with Laos. Stretch your legs with a stroll around town, and if you find yourself with time, then Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Luang are both well worth a visit while you’re here. Tonight, why not enjoy a final Thai drink and dinner, while Laos beckons from across the mighty Mekong.

Fahrzeit: ca. 5.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Gästehaus

6. Tag: Mekong Fluss - Pakbeng

After crossing into Laos and for the duration of our time in the country we will be joined by additional Laos guides – a government requirement. Board a slow boat for the 2-day journey down the mighty Mekong River to Luang Prabang. The journey is relaxed, so you can experience the slow pace of village life and the breathtaking scenery along the river up close. The river boat is basic in nature, with a toilet, covered roof, and open sides to take in the fresh air. There are seats in the front of the boat and a small open area in the back where you can have a nap on the mat, play cards, read or have lunch. Dock at the small town of Pak Beng (after about 6 hours) to spend the night. Hmong and tribal Thai people are frequently seen on the main streets, where vendors sell local textiles and handicrafts.

Special Information
Our guesthouse here is very basic – standard accommodation in this small, remote trading port. It can be quite cool from November to February so make sure you have some warm gear packed for this period. Due to dam construction upstream, water levels aren't as reliable as in previous years, and when the river is at its lowest from February to April, part of the journey may occasionally need to be made by land instead of by boat.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Mekong River - 2 day boat trip

Fahrzeit: ca. 6 Std.

Unterkunft: Gästehaus

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

7. Tag: Luang Prabang

Reboard the boat and cruise to the Pak Ou Caves. An important religious site overlooking the river at the junction of the Mekong and Ou Rivers, the revered Pak Ou Caves consist of two sacred limestone caverns filled with Buddha images of all styles and sizes, brought by devoted villagers over the centuries. The lower cave, known as Tham Ting, is entered from the river by a series of steps and can easily be seen in daylight. The higher cave, Tham Phum, is deeper and requires a torch for viewing. Continue on to the former royal capital of Luang Prabang (approximately 7 hours total journey time). This atmospheric World Heritage-listed city is a favourite of many travellers. Nestled in the hills of northern Laos on the confluence of the Mekong and Khan rivers, the city is claimed to be ‘the best preserved city in South East Asia’ by UNESCO. The city and its people retain a refined, yet relaxed, air and it’s a wonderful place to wander the streets into boutiques, cafes and small shops. Stay in a hotel tonight and if you are feeling energetic, climb Mt Phousi for some sunset views – the large hill that dominates Luang Prabang's skyline, topped by a glittering golden stupa. You can climb the 328 zigzag steps up to the sacred gilded stupa and big drum of the Phu Si Temple for a panoramic view of Luang Prabang and its surrounds.

Optional Activities:
Luang Prabang - Mt Phu Si - USD2

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves

Fahrzeit: ca. 7 Std.

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

8. Tag: Luang Prabang

Once the heart and soul of the ancient Lao Kingdom (Lan Xang) and designated a World Heritage site in 1995, Luang Prabang is endowed with a legacy of historic red-roofed temples and French-Indochinese architecture, not to mention some of the country's most refined cuisine, a multi-ethnic population and rich culture. Rise with the sun this morning and witness a traditional alms giving ceremony. View the procession of saffron-robed monks on their daily outing collecting food offered by devotees, a practice that dates back centuries. The offerings must be collected early, as the monks cannot eat anything after midday. By giving food to a monk, it is believed you ‘het bon’ (make merit) which will be carried over into the next life. Your leader will guide you through the do’s and don’ts and help you to take part in this alms giving tradition. Return back to your hotel for breakfast and a free morning. In the afternoon, head south of town and stop for a sweet (socially responsible) treat at Laos Buffalo Dairy, an enterprise that works with the surrounding villagers by renting their buffalo, in order to produce delicious products including yoghurt, cheese and ice cream. The Dairy ensures a regular income for locals while ensuring the buffalo and their calves are well looked after. Why not contribute to this local business by purchasing an ice cream! Continue on to the beautiful Kuang Si Falls, a picturesque, multi-level cascade that offers fantastically blue pools that are perfect for a mid-afternoon dip. Back in Luang Prabang this evening you’ll have free time to make further discoveries, including visiting the popular night market.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Waterfalls
Luang Prabang - Alms giving ceremony
Luang Prabang - Laos Buffalo Dairy

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

9. Tag: Luang Prabang

This morning, experience a wonderful local elephant project in nearby Mandalao that will give you a new perspective and profound understanding of these magnificent beasts. Discover the mysterious beauty of the Lao jungle as you walk side by side with recently rescued elephants on stroll through their natural habitat – a perfect way for these happy creatures to enjoy their freedom after decades of hard labour in logging camps. Begin by leaving Luang Prabang for the village of Xieng Lom (approximately 30 minutes) before taking a quick boat ride across the Nam Khan River where you’ll be introduced to your new gigantic companions. Feed them some special treats (a sure way to win their friendship) followed by a gentle, therapeutic walk, that offers you the opportunity to absorb their calming energy as you wander along a small dirt path through the surrounding flora and fauna, past traditional farms and the Huay Nok stream – where you may be able to spot elephants splashing around in the water as they cool off from the hot Lao sun! As you prepare to start your walk back to Mandalao, say goodbye to your new friends. Return to Luang Prabang in the afternoon and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Special Information
Trip departing Bangkok on 8th of April 2020
Please note Mandalao Elephant Park will be closed from 14th to 16th of April 2020. If you are travelling on our trip that starts in Bangkok on the 8th of April please note you will visit Chang Chill Elephant Park in Thailand instead of Manadalao Elephant Park in Laos.

Following elephants through the jungle is a once in a lifetime experience, however it can be messy! Be prepared to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting wet and muddy. Optional footwear (rubber boots) are available for guests, these shoes are designed specifically for muddy and slippery conditions. Ponchos and umbrellas are also available, as well as water, sunscreen and bug-spray.

Optional Activities:
Luang Prabang - Royal Theatre - USD20
Luang Prabang - Wat Xieng Thong - USD2
Luang Prabang - National Museum - USD4

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Luang Prabang - Mandalao Elephant trek

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen

10. Tag: Vang Vieng

Take a private minivan through dusty villages and winding mountain roads to Vang Vieng (approximately 7 hours). The mountain scenery is impressive, but the road can be rough, especially as attention is now being diverted from maintaining the roads to building the new railway from China. Situated on the Nam Song River, Vang Vieng is surrounded by towering limestone karsts and is a great place to enjoy being out in and surrounded by nature. After checking in to the hotel, use tonight to plan out your next few days with your group and leader.

Fahrzeit: ca. 7 Std.

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

11. Tag: Vang Vieng

There’s plenty to do in and around Vang Vieng, known as an adventure town thanks to its unique and varied surrounding country. The area is renowned for its caves, many of which are easily accessible from the town. Perhaps the most famous is the cave of Tham Chang, a beautiful cavern fed by a natural spring making it a perfect spot for a refreshing swim. Hire bicycles to explore further afield, hike the trails to nearby lookout points, join a day trip to go kayaking on the river, or you can visit an organic mulberry farm just outside town and enjoy a meal there.

Optional Activities:
Vang Vieng - Bicycle hire - USD2
Vang Vieng - Wat Si Vieng Song - Free
Vang Vieng - Kayaking - USD35
Vang Vieng - Tham Phu Kham Cave - LAK10000

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

12. Tag: Vientiane

Continue by private minibus to the country's capital, Vientiane (approximately 3.5 hours). Possibly Asia's most laidback capital, even here everything seems to be conducted at a relaxed pace. Vientiane has a wealth of cultural delights to discover on foot, or for the less energetic, by jumbo (tuk-tuk). Faded colonial mansions, tree-lined boulevards and old temples create an atmosphere of timelessness, particularly in the older part of town along the Mekong River. Pay a visit to Wat Si Saket, the oldest temple still standing in Vientiane and home to almost 7000 Buddha images. Visit COPE, an organisation dedicated to assistance those who have been injured by the multitude of unexploded ordinance across the country. This is an excellent cause and a chance to educate yourself about Laos' devastating war history. This evening, maybe join your fellow travellers for dinner tonight.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Vientiane - COPE visit
Vientiane - Wat Si Saket

Fahrzeit: ca. 3.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

13. Tag: Vientiane

There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time.

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

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