2-Week journey: Explore Thailand and Laos

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Hi guys, Are you ready for weeks of adventure, discovering yourself and fascinating Thailand and Laos culture and unique travel spots? Join me on this unique two-week experience, beginning in the chaotic yet charming city of Bangkok before taking an overnight sleeper train to slow down in Chiang Mai. From there, we begin the trek to Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an airport that can connect you to wherever your travels take you next. By cutting out the last week of the full three-week journey, save over $700! 👋 About Me My name is Jacob, and I am 23 years old. I am originally from Florida, but currently attending law school in Boston. I have a passion for traveling and have planned trips to 18 countries that I have gone to with friends or family. I love learning about new cultures, trying new foods, and exploring new places. I strive to visit places that are as different from where I have been before as possible. What’s included: ✅ Overnight sleeper train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai ✅ Bus from Chiang Mai to Huay Xai ✅ Slow boat from Huay Xai to Pakbeng, Pakbeng to Luang Prabang ✅ Accommodations in shared hostel rooms (upgrade available) What’s Not Included: ❌ Transportation to Bangkok/from Luang Prabang ❌ Inner-city transportation (tuk-tuks, taxis, etc.) ❌ Visas (if req.) ❌ Personal expenses (food, gifts, etc.) ❌ Optional excursions All activities/transportation that require bookings are subject to availability. So, for example, if a first-class ticket on the sleeper is not available, I will get you a second-class sleeper ticket. Are you in? 🤙
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jacob had a good plan for the trip and was well informed. he was still flexible and accepted other suggestions. we had a very good time and i would recommend jacob as a guide to everyone!
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Trip Itinerary


Day 1-5
Welcome to Bangkok! Get ready to embark on the journey of a lifetime! Bangkok may best be known for its chaotic cityscape, but the jaw-dropping temples, floating markets, and street vendors are what bring this city to life. After we all meet up at the hotel and get to know each other, expect to explore wats such as Wat Phra Chetuphon and Wat Arun, take a cruise along the Chao Phraya river, and indulge in Khao San Road in our three full days in Bangkok. There will also be the option to take part in optional experiences such as a tour of the floating markets and a nighttime street food tour. After we get a taste of the big city life, we will board an overnight train to the much more calm (and very beautiful) city of Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai

Day 5-9
Wake up bright and early after a (hopefully) good nights sleep from the gentle rocking of the overnight train and get ready to explore Chiang Mai - a lush oasis that many believe to be the best destination in Thailand. We will explore the various wats, shops full of handmade items, and eat great food. We will also visit the areas two main attractions: Doi Inthanon National Park and Doi Suthep.

Huay Xai

Day 9-10
After enjoying the beautiful and laid-back city of Chiang Mai, we will begin our journey to Luang Prabang. We will cross the Thai/Laos border and take the Friendship Bridge to the small, quiet town of Huay Xai. While there is not a lot to do here, we will be able to purchase our tickets for the slow boat and enjoy a meal before getting ready for an early morning tomorrow!

Pak Beng

Day 10-11
Get ready for our first day on the slow boat! We will wake up bright and early and head down to the dock in order to secure seats towards the front of the boat for today. We can then grab snacks and drinks before enjoying the 6-7 hour slow boat ride that meanders along the Thai/Laos border to the small town of Pak Beng - the roughly halfway point between Huay Xai and Luang Prabang. Here, we will enjoy a relaxing evening before yet another early day.

Luang Prabang

Day 11-14
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Luang Prabang is the cultural jewel of Laos. We will explore the many temples and small streets filled with vendors that come alive at night. We will also have time to watch the sun rise from Mount Phousi and explore the Pak Ou Caves - a beautiful and sacred site with views of the Mekong River. If you’re looking to continue your adventure to Vang Vieng and Siem Reap, consider my three-week journey!
14 days trip
Bangkok, Chiang Mai & 3 more
Train, Car, Boat
Questions and Answers

Hey Jacob, is the trip still up to date? If so, how many people are currently there 🙃 And is the ... Read More

Hey! It is up to date with the exception of the overnight train — instead, we will be flying. I would try to book you onto everything I have already booked but would communicate anything that needs ch... Read More

Hi Jacob I would love to come with you this month to Thailand and was wondering if you could recomme... Read More

Hey Naomi! I would check out CB Lockers or Bounce Luggage Storage. Some (but not all) of the hostels we are staying at also provide lockers for valuables. I would look at Koh Samui for after the trip ... Read More

Hi Jacob How many people are going with you ? And how many male and female? Is there any age group ... Read More

So glad you are interested in the trip! Right now, one other person has signed up (27 y/o German male) but lots of people have shown interest (male and female). There is no age restriction! You can se... Read More

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