In Thailand discover a country where ancient and modern collide to create the glorious chaos of Bangkok and the cultural heritage of Chiang Mai. In Laos you’ll find a land that holds to the simple traditions that have slipped away elsewhere and where the languid pace of life is eternally contagious. Explore, relax and absorb the distinct atmosphere of these two fascinating countries that sit either side of the massive Mekong River. Food, history, culture, stunning landscapes and endlessly friendly locals await on this journey through two gems of South East Asia.

Highlights

Enjoy plenty of time in Laos rather than just travelling through as part of a longer Indochina trip

This is a no-fuss, no-hurry holiday. Laos is one of the most relaxed countries around, and the pace of this trip is the same, with plenty of free time to choose your own options in each destination

There are many chances to do good while you travel, from the Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre to social enterprise restaurants like Friends International and Makphet

Make one of Southeast Asia's classic journeys – a slow-boat trip down the Mekong River

Get a good taste of Thailand, with time in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Chiang Khong