The Emerald Triangle - 12 Days
Explore remote and beautiful northern Laos, taking in some of the little known highlights of this peaceful and enchanting country in this 12 day itinerary...

Start city: Bangkok

End city: Vientiane

Duration: 12 Days 11 Nights

Departure: Daily, upon your request.

Cities to visit:  Chiang Rai - Huay Xai - Luang Nam Tha -Muang La - Nong Khiaw - Luang Prabang - Vientiane

- Extendable with optional tours from Bangkok and from Vientiane

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The Emerald Triangle - 12 Days

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Tour Brief

Day 1- Bangkok - Chiang Rai
Day 2- Chiang Rai - Huay Xai - Luang Nam Tha
Day 3- Luang Nam Tha
Day 4- Luang Nam Tha -  OudomXay
Day 5- Nam Kat Yorla Pa – Free at leisure
Day 6 - Oudomxay - Nong Khiaw
Day 7 - Nong Khiaw
Day 8 - Nong Khiaw - Luang Prabang
Day 9 - Luang Prabang
Day 10 - Luang Prabang
Day 11 - Luang Prabang – Vientiane
Day 12- Vientiane departure


Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person, double occupancy.

6 Persons $1,039 Reservation
4 Persons $1,259 Reservation
2 Persons $1,824 Reservation
1 Person $3,517 Reservation
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  • Visit mysterious Golden Triangle of Southeast Asia
  • Trekking in Nam Ha National Park in Luang Nam Tha
  • Explore charming town Nong Kiaw
  • Have the sightseeing in Luang Prabang – a world heritage site


Day 1- Bangkok - Chiang Rai
Connect in Bangkok for a domestic flight to Chiang Rai. Opon arrival you will be transported to the hotel.  Spend the rest of the day relaxing in this tranquil riverside town.
Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Rai
Day 2- Chiang Rai - Huay Xai - Luang Nam Tha
 A guide will escort you to the border crossing into Laos. Your Laotian guide will then drive you north into the mountains, to Luang Nam Tha. The drive takes you through some remote and stunning scenery.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Nam Tha
Day 3- Luang Nam Tha
Spend the day trekking in Luang Nam Tha National Park.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Nam Tha

Day 4- Luang Nam Tha -  OudomXay
Driving southeast, you will pass through more beautiful countryside and arrive in Nam Kat Yorla Pa resort, a remote area deep in the heart of northern Laos. Tonight is spent in a lovely resort.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Nam Kat Yorla Pa resort

Day 5- Nam Kat Yorla Pa – Free at leisure
Full day for free at leisure. You can contact to hotel to arrange some tour discover surrounding area.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Nam Kat Yorla Pa resort

Day 6 - Oudomxay - Nong Khiaw
Continuing through northern Laos, today you will reach the riverside community at Nong Khiaw. Stay in a stilted wooden bungalow on the banks of the River Ou.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Nong Khiaw

Day 7 - Nong Khiaw
The day is spent exploring this incredibly beautiful region.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Nong Khiaw
Day 8 - Nong Khiaw - Luang Prabang
This morning, board a small private boat as you chug leisurely downriver to Luang Prabang. The scenery along the way is wonderful and you can stop en route to visit local villages. Arriving in Luang Prabang mid afternoon, you will be met at the jetty and transferred to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang
Day 9 - Luang Prabang
Take the opportunity to witness a ritual that has been going on in this spiritual town since time immemorial - alms giving to the local population by monks. You then return to your hotel for breakfast before spending the day with your own private guide exploring the delights of Luang Prabang followed by a trip to the scenic waterfalls at Kuang Si.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang
Day 10 - Luang Prabang
Visit the excellent Big Brother Mouse initiative and spend the remainder of the day exploring as you wish.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang
Day 11 - Luang Prabang – Vientiane
Catch a morning flight to the capital of Vientiane and enjoy the afternoon visiting the key spots in this tiny capital city.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane
Day 12- Vientiane departure
Get some last minute shopping done as you enjoy the morning at your leisure, followed by a private transfer to Vientiane Airport


The Emerald Triangle - 12 Days map


1. Are tour dates of flexible?

Yes, this tour package is private and you can depart on any dates at your convenience.

2. Can I extend or change my stay?

Absolutely! Extra days can be arranged in most areas if desired. Let us know how you would like to customize your trip and we will do our best to accommodate you. You can ask helps from our travel consultant to amend or extend your stay (subject to availability of hotels and flights; surcharge may be applicable).

3. Are the rates displayed per person or per room?

The prices shown on our website are per person based on twin/ double accommodation.

4. Any surcharges if my travel dates are during Christmas or New Year Holidays?

The rates are regular price and they are not included a compulsory dinner (Gala Dinner) on the day of Christmas or New Year Eve. Surcharges depend on specific hotels you stay at, so our travel consultants will give further information to you in communications.

5. Are there any discounts available?

We offer select trip discounts periodically throughout the year, especially in the low season (Summer time in Vietnam is from May to Sep). Please contact our travel consultants to get more details.

6. How do I pay when I want to book this tour?

We accept payment by debit/ credit card (Visa, Master, Amex), cash and bank transfer. When you confirm a booking with us, we will send you our online payment link or bank details to deposit 30% of the total tour cost. The balance will be due as soon as you arrive in Cambodia. Our travel consultants will give more details via email about payment instruction.

7. Are meals included?

We have tried to balance flexibility and convenience regarding meal options. This tour package includes daily buffet breakfast at hotels and some lunches or dinners as listed in parenthesis next to the tour itinerary on each day tour. In the major cities, where there are a wide variety of restaurants, we generally do not include meals to allow our travelers the flexibility of choosing their own food preferences. Our tour guides can recommend some options for our clients to choose from according to traveler's interest & budget.

8. What type of food is typical of Vietnam?

Vietnamese cuisine is quite varied from the North to the Centre and to the South, having had many external influences over the years that have created an interesting mix of cooking methods and ingredients. French presence in the recent past has led to the assimilation of French cuisine influence, and is often attributed with Pho noodle soup's rise to popularity. Most meals include rice, as well as fish sauce which is a popular condiment added to almost every meal throughout the country.

9. What if I have a special request on food?

You just need to share us your request on type of foods, we will choose a right restaurant and order suitable menus for you.

10. What are the accommodations like?

Vietnam Tours only recommends good hotels rated from 3 stars to luxurious resorts. They are located within walking distance of the town center and the reception generally speaks English. For more information, check with your travel consultants to view pictures of our suggestion on standard hotels/ lodges/ resorts. Don't forget that you can give your favorite name of hotel brands to us, so we can get your concept.

11. What type of transportation is used?

Our Vietnam tours utilize a variety of primarily private transportation (arranged just for your groups) including new and modern vans/ cars, motor boats, etc. We use a mix of private (vans/ cars)/ public transportation (domestic flights, sharing cruises, trains) to provide travelers with the safest and most efficient transit in each area.

12. Is this tour suitable for kids?

Yes! If you have children traveling with, ask your travel consultants to customize the tour program to fit a variety of interests and ages. We also focus on family friendly vacations with less travel and minimum drive times and maximum in-country activity that will keep younger minds engaged.

13. How many people are typically on your tours?

We only offer completely private tours, so only the people you book for will be on the tour. If you are alone, it will just be you and your guide. If you are a couple, just the two of you and your guide, and so on. We believe this is the best type of tour, so that it can be personalized to you, go at your own pace, and so that you can have the full attention of your guide for the duration of the tour.

14. Is this trip a good choice for solo travelers?

Yes, it is. You will still have a private tour guide and driver to accompany throughout the journey. However, you have to cover all expenses regarding accommodations (single room), tour guides, transportations because no-one shares cost with.

15. Do tour rates include international flights?

This tour only includes domestic flights. We find that it is usually less expensive for travelers to book these separately and this also allows you the flexibility to choose the schedule and routing that is most convenient for you. You can purchase international flights on your own, or we can certainly help you arrange these flights with an airfare consolidator who specializes in international flights.

16. How do I get to the hotel from the airport when I arrive?

When you arrive at airports, you will be greeted with your name on our driver/ tour guide's welcome sign, then get transferred to your hotel.

17. How if bad weather such as storm, flood, landslide occurs during my holiday with Vietnam Tours?

Our Travel Consultants and Tour Operators keep checking weather forecast every-day, if the weather is bad and it may affect to your safety, we will discuss with you regarding a tentative program immediately.

18. How much should I budget for tips?

Tips are not compulsory on any of our tours. However, it is customary to offer a small tip for exceptional service. Other travelers opt to bring small souvenirs from their home to give to tour guides and drivers along the way.

19. Is travel insurance included? And is it recommended?

Travel insurance is not included in our tour price. Absolutely, we recommend you to contact with your local agent in your country to buy travel insurance before you go.

20. How to change or cancel my reservation?

- You can change or amend your schedule in advance or during your trip but surcharge maybe applied according to our contract with local suppliers, hotels and airlines. Regarding cancelation terms, please check out this link:

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Price Included

  • Domestic flights
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Service of English speaking guides in every location
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

Price Excluded

  • International flight
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa fees (more at:
Did you know? All of our tours are private and daily depart. Laos Travel can organize any additional accommodations, domestic and regional flights.
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