The highlands of Thailand and Laos have lengthy been prime quarry for intrepid adventurers. Now, energetic tour operator Indotrek is inviting vacationers “to take a walk on the wild side” with a brand new itinerary that hyperlinks the 2 nations between Chiang Mai, the capital of northern Thailand, and Luang Prabang, its counterpart in northern Laos.
Over the course of 13 days, friends will plot an brisk course via these landscapes between the 2 city facilities. Active elements of the journey embrace trekking, kayaking and biking and highlights vary from an ascent of Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest mountain, to a motorcycle journey via the well-known Golden Triangle—the world the place the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar converge.
Nature-lovers will recognize the prospect to trek via the Lao jungle with rescued elephants as their companions. Cultural enrichment, in the meantime, comes by way of experiences equivalent to homestays in minority villages and encounters with saffron-robed monks. (Sounds good to us!)
The Chiang Mai-to-Luang Prabang journey is considered one of 9 itineraries supplied by Indotrek as a part of its “Signature Series” of exits for 2020-21. Other adventures within the portfolio vary from a multi-adventure exploration of Cambodia’s extra distant areas to a south-to-north biking odyssey in Vietnam between the nation’s southern hub, Ho Chi Minh City, and its capital Hanoi.