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Laos Explorer

Private Travel | General interest 10 Days & 8 Nights Lead-in price: £2895 Current prices from: £2895
This exciting journey explores Laos beyond the tourist hub of Luang Prabang. Discover the jungles and villages of northern Laos, cruise down the Mekong and explore little-known southern Laos with visits to the Bolaven plateau and the 4,000 Islands region.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Explore the jungles of northern Laos
  • Enjoy a relaxing day cruise on the Mekong
  • Discover the temples of Luang Prabang
  • See the Khone Phapheng Falls in southern Laos

Ayutthaya

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3493 3697 3697 3595 3493 3391 3290 3290 3290 3188 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 2272 2475 2577 2577 2577 2475 2577 2475 2475 2272 2068
Sunshine hours 8 9 8 8 7 6 6 5 5 7 8 9
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 50 221 351 853 1576 1847 1807 1857 28211 1697 432 50
Rainy Days 1 2 3 7 15 16 18 21 19 14 4 1
Humidity VH E E E E E VH E E E VH VH
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Bangkok

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3391 3493 3595 3493 3391 3391 3290 3290 3290 3290 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2373 2577 2679 2679 2679 2577 2577 2577 2475 2373 2170
Sunshine hours 9 9 8 8 7 6 6 5 5 6 8 8
Daylight hours 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 80 211 311 683 1827 1596 1677 2078 29211 1998 492 110
Rainy Days 1 3 3 6 15 15 17 19 20 16 6 1
Humidity H VH VH E E VH VH VH VH VH H H
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Chiang Mai

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 3290 3493 3595 3391 3188 3188 3086 3086 3086 2984 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1355 1457 1763 2170 2373 2373 2373 2272 2272 2170 1864 1457
Sunshine hours 9 10 9 9 8 6 5 5 6 7 8 8
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 90 60 151 572 1656 1375 1656 2269 2249 1255 412 120
Rainy Days 1 1 2 6 16 18 20 21 18 12 6 2
Humidity M H H VH VH VH H H H H H M
UV 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 8/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Chiang Rai

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 3188 3391 3493 3391 3188 3188 3086 3086 2984 2882 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1254 1355 1661 2068 2272 2373 2373 2272 2272 2068 1763 1254
Sunshine hours 8 9 8 8 7 5 4 5 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 141 80 211 813 2028 2169 29512 38615 25810 1355 552 231
Rainy Days 2 1 3 10 17 19 22 24 18 12 6 2
Humidity L M H VH VH VH H H H H M L
UV 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Hua Hin

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3188 3290 3391 3391 3391 3290 3290 3290 3188 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2272 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2475 2373 2170
Sunshine hours 9 9 9 8 7 5 5 5 5 6 7 8
Daylight hours 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 141 241 301 422 1245 914 1084 1134 1395 2219 1767 181
Rainy Days 2 3 2 4 14 16 17 18 17 17 9 2
Humidity M H VH VH VH VH VH VH VH H H M
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882

Khao Sok National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3290 3391 3391 3188 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 2984 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 1966 2170 2272 2272 2272 2272 2272 2272 2170 2170 2068
Sunshine hours 8 9 9 8 6 5 6 6 5 6 6 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 422 211 402 1124 33413 36414 35814 37715 40916 32813 24710 883
Rainy Days 6 4 5 11 21 21 21 22 23 22 18 10
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Khao Yai National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3188 3290 3391 3188 3086 2984 2984 2984 2882 2781 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1763 1966 2068 2170 2170 2068 2068 2068 2068 1763 1559
Sunshine hours 9 9 8 8 7 5 5 5 5 6 8 9
Daylight hours 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 90 261 522 1054 1928 1717 1887 2239 29412 1757 392 60
Rainy Days 2 3 5 9 17 17 18 21 21 15 5 2
Humidity VH E E E E E E E E E VH VH
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Koh Kood

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3290 3290 3290 3086 3086 3086 3086 3188 3188 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 2272 2373 2373 2475 2373 2373 2373 2373 2272 2170 2068
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 6 5 5 5 5 6 7 8
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 301 512 924 1436 38015 67026 67026 78231 60824 30512 1074 221
Rainy Days 5 2 4 8 17 19 19 22 21 18 10 5
Humidity VH E E E E E E E E E VH VH
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882

Koh Lanta

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3391 3391 3391 3290 3188 3188 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2272 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2272 2272
Sunshine hours 8 9 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 442 311 653 1466 24410 25810 25710 25710 33413 30412 2169 883
Rainy Days 5 3 4 11 20 18 19 19 22 21 17 10
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 3086 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882

Koh Phi Phi

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3391 3391 3391 3290 3188 3188 3188 3086 3086 3086 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2373 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 9 9 9 8 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 8
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 482 251 522 1295 30912 26110 27311 25910 37315 33013 2309 914
Rainy Days 6 4 6 11 17 17 17 19 20 20 16 12
Humidity H VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH H H
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882

Koh Samui

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 2984 3086 3290 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 2984 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2475 2577 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1235 392 542 853 1727 1185 1466 1375 1416 27511 46318 1887
Rainy Days 10 5 5 8 17 16 17 17 17 20 19 13
Humidity H H VH VH VH VH VH VH VH H H H
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882

Krabi

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3391 3493 3493 3290 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2373 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373
Sunshine hours 8 9 9 8 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 532 241 492 1245 29211 24510 26010 24610 35514 32513 25210 1084
Rainy Days 5 3 4 11 20 19 19 19 22 22 17 10
Humidity H VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH H H
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882

Phuket

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3391 3391 3391 3290 3188 3188 3188 3086 3188 3188 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2373 2373 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373
Sunshine hours 9 9 9 8 6 5 6 6 5 6 7 8
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 402 271 592 1406 33413 27511 28411 26510 39816 33913 1877 663
Rainy Days 5 3 5 11 21 19 20 19 23 22 16 8
Humidity H VH VH VH VH VH VH H H H H H
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882

Sukhothai

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3595 3799 38100 3697 3391 3391 3391 3391 3290 3290 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 2068 2373 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2373 2170 1864
Sunshine hours 9 9 9 9 7 6 5 5 6 7 8 8
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 70 80 231 522 1928 1385 1365 1837 24310 1677 381 50
Rainy Days 1 2 3 5 14 16 17 19 18 14 4 1
Humidity VH E E E E E E E E E VH VH
UV 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 8/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Ubon Ratchathani

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3391 3595 3697 3493 3391 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1966 2373 2475 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2068 1864
Sunshine hours 9 9 9 8 7 6 6 5 6 7 8 9
Daylight hours 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 10 110 291 853 2118 27611 27511 33813 29512 1024 231 20
Rainy Days 1 1 3 8 16 19 20 22 19 11 4 1
Humidity VH E E E E E E E E E VH VH
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Luang Prabang

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 3086 3290 3391 3391 3290 3188 3188 3188 3086 2882 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1355 1457 1763 2068 2373 2373 2373 2272 2272 2068 1763 1355
Sunshine hours 6 7 6 7 6 5 4 4 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 161 201 331 1104 1616 25710 2419 29912 1827 1215 402 120
Rainy Days 5 4 6 12 17 19 22 25 18 10 5 4
Humidity M H VH VH E E VH VH VH H M L
UV 8/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 9/VH 8/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Pakse

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3391 3493 3595 3391 3188 3086 3086 3086 3188 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 2170 2475 2577 2577 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373 2272 1966
Sunshine hours 9 9 9 8 7 5 5 4 5 6 8 8
Daylight hours 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 20 90 221 773 2199 40616 37515 50620 29912 1165 331 50
Rainy Days 3 3 4 9 17 25 25 28 19 14 4 3
Humidity VH E E E E E E E E E VH VH
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Vientiane

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 2373 2577 2882 3086 2984 2984 2882 2882 2882 2781 2577 2272
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 0 20 30 60 171 201 211 241 221 50 10 0
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Luang Prabang

(N)

Day 2: Luang Prabang

Arrive and transfer to Luang Prabang’s historic centre and stay at the Sanctuary Hotel for 2 nights. (N)

Day 3: Luang Prabang

Optional early morning start to participate in the daily ritual of alms giving, when saffron-clad monks receive offerings from faithful residents. Afterwards, begin a tour of the ancient temple district, visiting Buddhist temples and the National Museum, housed in a former royal palace. Afternoon visit to the scenic Khuang Si waterfalls. (B, L)

Day 4: Pak Beng

Drive north from Luang Prabang and into the jungle. Make a stop at the Kacham waterfall then continue to the small jungle town of Sayaboury for lunch at a restaurant overlooking the Nam Heung river. Continue north via various villages of the Phai and Hmong minority ethnic groups, who still follow a traditional way of life in many ways, before arriving in the small riverside town of Pak Beng. Stay overnight at the Le Grand Pakbeng Resort for 2 nights. (B, L)

Day 5: Pak Beng

Morning visit to a traditional village near Pak Beng to learn about local life, then afternoon at leisure to explore Pak Beng. (B)

Day 6: Luang Prabang

Board the Luang Say cruiser for the journey down the Mekong back to Luang Prabang. Stop en route at the Pak Ou caves, which contain thousands of Buddha images and are of great religious importance to Theravada Buddhists in Laos. Stay 1 night at the Sanctuary Hotel (B, L)

Day 7: Fly to Pakse

Fly to Pakse in southern Laos. On arrival, drive out into the countryside to the small riverside town of Muang Champasak and stay at the River Resort for 2 nights. Afternoon visit to the nearby Vat Phou temple complex, which was once part of the ancient Khmer empire and is thought to pre-date the celebrated Angkor temples in Cambodia. (B)

Day 8: 4,000 Islands region

Spend today exploring the 4,000 Islands region of southern Laos near the border with Cambodia. Discover this remote natural landscape and visit the mighty Khone Phapheng falls. The excursions today will be by large river cruiser, smaller local boats and bus. (B, L)

Days 9-10: Bolaven plateau

Drive east to the Bolaven plateau, which is located off the beaten track between the Annamite mountains and the Mekong river. Attractions include the plateau’s many waterfalls, villages of minority ethnic groups, and tours and tastings at coffee plantations. Stay 2 nights at the Sinouk Coffee Resort, which offers simple accommodation set in beautiful gardens with a small lake and its own coffee plantation. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Thailand

Morning at leisure. Drive north to Chong Mek on the border with Thailand. Cross the border and continue to the Tohsang Khongjiam Resort, located on the banks of the Mekong river in Khongjiam district, for a 1-night stay. (B)

Days 12-13: Fly home via Bangkok

Transfer from your hotel to Ubon Ratchathani airport for a flight to Bangkok where you can connect with a flight home. (B) (N)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important Information Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation. It is better suited to the hardier traveller as it includes some rough road journeys and some jungle walking.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Tohsang Khongjiam Resort
    Tohsang Khongjiam Resort

    Situated on the banks of Mekong River, the Tohsang Khongjiam Resort provides accommodation in spacious river view rooms and villas that combine traditional, local materials with modern amenities. Cafe de Khong Terrace Bar & Restaurant offers local, Thai and international cuisine with panoramic views across the river to Laos. Tohsang Spa and an outdoor swimming pool provide guests with a chance to relax and indulge after excursions.

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  • The Sanctuary Luang Prabang
    The Sanctuary Luang Prabang

    The Sanctuary Luang Prabang is located near the historic centre of Luang Prabang, between the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. It was once the home of a former king's brother and today the hotel's main building is protected by Unesco. Some rooms have terraces that look out over the lotus pond or the hotel gardens. Features: 30 rooms, restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi, travel desk. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minibar, safe, tea & coffee facilities.

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  • Hotel Settha Palace
    Hotel Settha Palace

    Originally built at the turn of the century, the Hotel Settha Palace has been restored to its former charm. The French colonial architecture, period furniture and landscaped gardens complemented by modern facilities are some of the features of this historical landmark in the heart of Vientiane. Facilities include a choice of restaurants and bars, as well as a swimming pool.

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Dates & prices

LXP2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £2895 per person

High season from £3095 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

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