A Taste of Thailand

Duration: 7 nights/8 days

We visit: Bangkok, Chiang Mai

This trip to Thailand - the land of tuk-tuks, elephants and Buddhas - firstly we explore some of the famous tourist sites in the bustling capital Bangkok, such as the Grand Palace and the river market canals. We then visit busy bustling Damnoen Saduak Floating Market floating market before flying to Chiang Mai, Thailand's jewel of the north, for our trekking. Cultural highlights of Chiang Mai will be the holy Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep Temple, 3,520 feet above sea level, and visited by Buddhist pilgrims all year round, and night shopping in a bazaar. Finally we return to Bangkok.

Along the Upper Mekong River - Southern Laos to Northern Thailand

Duration: 10 nights/11 days

We visit: Vientiane, LuangPrabang, Pak Ou, Taxuang, Pakbeng, Pak Tha, HuayXay, the Golden Triangle at Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai, Bangkok

When you step aboard Mekong Explorer, you will be transported into an enthralling world of pioneering exploration -the furthest and most inaccessible reaches of the mighty Mekong, to discover the unique charms of Laos. As you sail between the ancient city of LuangPrabang and the heart of the Golden Triangle, you are penetrating a rich ecosystem, abundant with vibrant wildlife, and encountering unspoilt villages barely altered since ancient times. During the course of your journey, you will have the opportunity to explore prestigious World Heritage Sites and make guided excursions into riverside jungles.

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