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Cultural Thailand & Laos

Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Luang Prabang

Best time to travel
Oct – Jun
Ideal length
10 nights
Perfect for
All
From (incl flights)
€2,729 pp

At a glance

  • International return flights from Dublin to Bangkok.
  • All internal flights, private transfers, visa requirements and guiding requirements.
  • 10 nights’ accommodation in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Luang Prabang.
  • Guided tours of Bangkok’s famous temples, street food vendors and floating markets.
  • Immersive cultural and spiritual excursions including visits to the rural hilltribes of Chiang Mai and a private Baci Blessing Ceremony in Luang Prabang.
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Introduction

Immerse yourself into the cultural heart of Southeast Asia as you journey through Thailand and Laos’s most sacred regions. Embarking on spiritual and traditional excursions, discover the beauty of Buddhist temples, ethnic hill tribes and centuries-old traditions and ceremonies. This suggested itinerary is all about discovery and appreciation for the complex culture of beloved Southeast Asia.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin and arrive in the vibrant city of Bangkok.

Your private driver will take you to your luxury hotel for your three-night stay. The hustle and bustle and fast-paced lifestyle will quickly immerse you into city life.

Explore the city of contrasts on a guided tour.

Explore the city of contrasts on a guided tour. Visit the gleaming temples that co-exist with the contemporary life of the modernised metropolis. Immerse yourself in the Buddhist culture as you visit enchanting temples like Wat Pho and the Temple of Dawn, Wat Arun.

Grand Palace Bangkok
Venture to the colourful floating markets in Bangkok’s countryside.

With your private guide, admire the fascinating boats laden with fresh produce and traditional snacks. After visiting the decades-old floating market, visit the River Kwai and insightful Railway Museum.

Damnoen Saduak Bangkok
Depart to Chiang Mai, a city in mountainous Nothern Thailand.

On arrival, you will be privately transferred to your boutique hotel for your three night stay. Home to elaborate Buddhist temples, hill tribes and striking mountain landscapes, it evokes a laid-back, spiritual way of life.

Chiang Mai Temple
Explore the Chiang Mai street food scene by night.

With your private guide, explore the lesser-known streets where food markets come alive at night. Sample delicious, fragrant dishes like deep fried taro, pad Thai and sweet mango with sticky rice, best served with local rice whiskey.

Chiang Mai food market
Discover the ancient hill tribes of Northern Thailand.

Visit the sacred pagoda of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep before continuing high in the hills by songtaew, local truck. Meet the White Hmong Hilltribe and spend time learning about the traditions and customs of their unique ethnic group.

Thailand Doi Suthep
Leave the hills of Thailand and depart for Luang Prabang in Laos.

Spend four nights in the historic city that lies in a valley at the confluence of the rivers of the Mekong and Nam Khan.

Luang Prabang Laos
Discover Luang Prabang’s spiritual culture.

Witness monks partake in a beautiful Alms Giving ceremony, where they leave their pagodas to receive offerings from local residents. Then, explore the ancient sites and temples with your local guide.

Laos Monks
Partake in a private Baci Blessing Ceremony.

In the evening, join locals at a peaceful hillside temple for blessings of good luck and goodwill, the perfect send-off for your journey home from beautiful Southeast Asia.

Temple Luang Prabang
Transfer to the international airport for your flight home.

Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Accommodation

Where to rest your head

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Hotel Muse Bangkok Langusan

Hotel Muse Bangkok is a stylish boutique hotel in the residential area of Langusan. Ideally situated, it is within easy reach of the city’s popular shopping districts and celebrated restaurants.

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Rachamankha Boutique Hotel

Rachamankha Boutique Hotel is a stylish property in Chiang Mai. Situated in the heart of the old city, it is the ideal base from which to explore Chiang Mai.

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Avani+ Luang Prabang

Avani+ is a contemporary boutique hotel in Luang Prabang. The property is refreshing burst of modern luxury in the historic city, with refined interiors and contemporary touches.

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