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Thailand & Laos Explorer

Private Travel | Cruises 15 Days & 12 Nights Lead-in price: £3995 Current prices from: £3995
Explore some of south-east Asia's hidden gems on this journey through the jungles of northern Thailand, followed by a cruise south through Laos to the temple town of Luang Prabang. Fly down to southern Laos and explore its unspoilt countryside and the remote 4,000 Islands region.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Explore the famous night markets of Chiang Mai
  • Visit the Golden Triangle where Laos, Thailand and Burma meet
  • Peaceful overnight cruise along the Mekong River
  • Spend 3 nights in the ancient temple town of Luang Prabang

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
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

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
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Chiang Mai via Bangkok

Overnight flight to Chiang Mai via Bangkok. (N)

Days 2-3: Chiang Mai

Arrive and transfer to the Tamarind Village for a 2-night stay, a charming boutique property in the city centre that is built around a 200-year-old tamarind tree. The hotel operates a daily programme of cultural activities that highlight the unique craft traditions of the region. Optional tours available to visit an elephant camp and explore the famous night markets. The following day visit Wat Rong Khun, or The White Temple, a contemporary art exhibit styled as a Buddhist temple. (N)

Day 4: Chiang Rai

Drive further into northern Thailand to Chiang Rai, close to the famous Golden Triangle region where Laos, Thailand and Burma meet. Stay at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort for 2 nights (upgrades available to the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort). (B)

Day 5: Chiang Rai

Visit the Golden Triangle where Laos, Thailand and Burma meet and discover the ancient Lanna kingdom of Chiang Saen. (B)

Day 6: Mekong cruise to Pak Beng

Cross the border into Laos and board a Luang Say Mekong cruise vessel for the journey downriver to Pak Beng, a small riverside village which offers a glimpse into rural life in Laos. Stay overnight in the simple Luang Say Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Luang Prabang

Early morning visit to the local fresh food market, then board the boat to continue your cruise downstream. Make a stop at the Pak Ou caves, where thousands of Buddhist statues have accumulated over hundreds of years of pilgrimage, then continue to Luang Prabang. Stay at The Luang Say Residence for 3 nights. (B, L)

Days 8-9: Luang Prabang

Tour Luang Prabang’s Unesco-protected ancient temple district, visiting Buddhist temples and the National Museum, housed in a former royal palace. There are also many quiet cafes, restaurants, a traditional arts and ethnology centre, and a busy night market to explore. (B)

Day 10: Fly to Pakse

Fly to Pakse in southern Laos, founded by the French in 1905 where the Xe Don and Mekong rivers merge. Stay at Residence Sisouk for 1 night, which has views over the rivers. (B)

Days 11-12: Mekong cruise

Morning excursion to the Vat Phou temple, then transfer to the Vat Phou vessel for a 2-night cruise. Cruise down the river stopping at villages and temples en route. (B, L, D)

Day 13: Si Phan Don

Explore Si Phan Don (the 4,000 Islands region) including a visit to the mighty Khone Phapheng Falls. Coach transfer back to Pakse and stay at the Residence Sisouk for 1 night. (B)

Day 14-15: Fly home via Vientiane & Bangkok

Fly to Vientiane and connect to an overnight flight to Bangkok. Overnight flight home. (B)

Meal basis:

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.

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

  • Residence Sisouk
    Residence Sisouk

    The hotel Residence Sisouk is a small boutique hotel in the heart of Pakse. Originally built as a family home, the hotel now offers comfortable accommodation and friendly service to visitors exploring southern Laos. Guestrooms are well appointed and facilities include a lounge bar and cafe that serves western and Thai cuisine.

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Dates & prices

TLX2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £3995 per person

High season from £4995 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
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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

Destinations on this tour

  • Pakse

    Pakse in southern Laos is located at the headwater where the Xedone and Mekong Rivers...

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  • Chiang Rai

    Chiang Rai is a laid back Northern Thai town, surrounded by green hills and located clos...

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  • Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second city, and is considered one of the most beautiful, being...

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  • Chiang Rai

    Chiang Rai is a laid back Northern Thai town, surrounded by green hills and located clos...

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  • Luang Prabang

    Luang Prabang is considered to be the best preserved town in Southeast Asia. The former...

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  • Pakse

    Pakse in southern Laos is located at the headwater where the Xedone and Mekong Rivers...

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