3-week journey: Thailand, Laos, & Cambodia

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Skyscrapers to zip lining and temples to tubing! Join me on this unique three-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, which will take two days via slow boat. From there, we will venture to Vang Vieng - an adventurer’s paradise - where we will tube, rappel, zip line, via Ferrata, and more! We will then make our way to Vientiane, where we will spend some time before flying back to Bangkok. But that’s not all! We will then take a 2-day/1-night journey across the border to Cambodia to see the world wonder that is Angkor Wat before flying home. About Me 👋 My name is Jacob and I am 23 years old. I am originally from Florida but currently attending law student 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 🚗 Flights from Vientiane to Siem Reap and Siem Reap to Bangkok 🛏️ Accommodations (Shared rooms) Private room upon availability and extra cost. 🎫 Entrance to Angkor Wat What’s Not Included ❌ - Transportation to/from Bangkok - Inner-city transportation (tuk-tuks, taxis, etc.) - Visas - Personal purchases (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. Reserve your spot and let's chat if you have any tips or feedback for the trip. Looking forward to meeting you all soon 💬
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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 night's 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 area's two main attractions: Doi Inthanon National Park and Doi Suthep. *Please note: We are spending three nights in Chiang Mai — the first night accounts for the overnight train.

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
Our first major stop in Laos and 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.

Vang Vieng

Day 14-17
Speaking of the Mekong River… get ready to hop in! Vang Vieng was once known as a wild party town filled with alcohol and drugs, but has become a home base for trekkers and those looking to experience the nature that Laos has to offer. We will have time to explore the town and surrounding areas, which offer stunning views, beautiful caves, and a winding river.


Day 17-18
We will spend the morning recharging from the journey of the past two days before taking a train to the Laotian capitol - Vientiane. The evening will be spent exploring the capital city and visiting sites such as the Patuxai Victory Monument and - of course - enjoying traditional food from the many street vendors at the night market.

Krong Siem Reap

Day 18-21
After spending the morning in Vientiane, we will fly to Siem Reap — the Cambodian city that is home to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a compound of temples that make up the largest religious monument in the world. We will be able to explore this jaw-dropping area while also taking time to wander through the streets of the city of Siem Reap itself.


Day 21-23
What a whirlwind of a journey! We will take the last day and a half to relax where it all started: Bangkok. We will spend more time exploring parts of the city we did not get to experience before, while taking time to unwind before our journeys back home.
23 days trip
Bangkok, Chiang Mai & 7 more
Train, Car, Boat, Plane
Questions and Answers

Hi im juve from germany👋🏻 i like the trip you have planned. I'm not vaccinated, so I need a quick ... Read More

I'm so glad you're interested in the trip! You're more than welcome to join the trip — just make sure you stay up to date with any changing COVID requirements for all three countries.

Hi Jacob, I am Caro from Germany and also have done a lot of internatinonal backpacking .. I am very... Read More

Hi Caro! Thanks so much for reaching out. While I’m unable to get there before Dec. 22, you’re more than welcome to join for as long as your schedule allows. It actually works out well because on Jan.... Read More

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