Thailand & Laos

Thailand, ASIA
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    Sublime Samana is all about simple beach pleasures, local cuisine and a quiet island vibe.
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    Suite’s condo-style set up means there’s room for lounging in the spacious living areas.
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    Two-Bedroom Suites have all the modern comforts, private hot tubs and a subtle tropical look.
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    The two on-site restaurants include a beach grill for lunch and the Bistro for fresh seafood.
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    The open lobby is done up in a neutral cream palette and tropical woods.

For an experience that’s altogether different from the norm, look no further than this northeasterly adventure across to Vietnam. You’ll head deep into the lush highlands of Thailand before crossing the border into Laos where you’ll spend a week falling in love with everything this little landlocked country has to offer. Cruise the mighty Mekong River and while away the hours in sleepy traditional towns. Things finish up amongst the kaleidoscopic and sensual highs of Hanoi, where you’ll have two full days of exploration with the group. A perfect end to a perfect trip.

14 Days and 15 Nights

Visit the busy streets of Bangkok and the tranquil Vientiane, an ideal tour for everyone who is longing to understand what the Lao and Thai cultures are all about. Travel via the golden temples and saffron-robed monks of dreamy Luang Prabang, the craggy limestone karsts of Vang Vieng and the mysterious golden triangle near Chiang Mai. Meet hill tribe villagers, taste the delicious cuisine and enjoy warm hospitality in a traditional setting.

Available Attractions

Ko Tarutao

Ko Tarutao is one of the 51 islands that belong to the Tarutao National Marine Park archipelago in southern Thailand. One of Tarutao’s greatest attraction is its wildlife: sea turtles, whales, monitor lizards, crab-eating macaques, mouse deer and more all call the island and its surrounding waters home. Compared to other Andaman islands the waters of Ko Tarutao are to murky to snorkel, but for most, the unspoilt beaches, waterfalls, great hiking and views more than compensate for this.


Ayuthaya was founded in 1350 AD by King U Thong as the second capital of Siam after Sukhothai. Throughout the centuries, the ideal location between China, India and the Malay Archipelago made Ayutthaya the trading capital of Asia. By 1700 Ayutthaya had become one of the largest cities in the world with a total of 1 million inhabitants. In 1767 the city was destroyed by the Burmese army, resulting in the collapse of the kingdom. The city was re-founded a few kilometers to the east of the ruins, which now form the Ayutthaya historical park. Most of the remains are temples and palaces, as those were the only buildings made of stone at that time.

Vieng Xai

The Vieng Xai caves are an extensive network of caves that served as hidden city during the Vietnam War. The area was home to the Communist army, who were fighting the royalist forces based in Vientiane and was bombed by the US army. Up to 23,000 people lived in the caves, which contained a hospital, military barracks, bakeries, shops, and even a theater. The Lao government hopes to promote the caves as a tourism destination, similar to the Củ Chi tunnels in Vietnam.

Pak Ou Caves

The Pak Ou Caves are located north of Luang Prabang on the Mekong river and can be reached by road or river boat. The caves are famous for their miniature Buddha sculptures. Hundreds of very small and mostly damaged wooden Buddhist figures are laid out over the wall shelves. They take many different arrangements, including meditation, teaching, peace, rain, and reclining (nirvana).


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  • Bed Type: One King plus one sofabed
  • Children Policy: Children two and under are permitted within maximum occupancy at no additional cost using existing bedding. Up to two children three to 12 are permitted in addition to the double occupancy for $40 per child, per night, using existing bedding or a roll-away bed (for an additional cost).
  • Additional Adult Policy: Up to two adults 13 and over are prmitted in addition to the double occupancy for $40 per adult, per night, using existing bedding or a roll-away bed (for an additional cost).Roll-away beds are based on availability and cannot be guaranteed; they can be requested for $5 per bed, per night.
  • Additional Person: and bedding fees will be collected by the property. For additional person and bedding requests, please highlight in the Special Instructions field after purchase.
  • Handicap-Accessible: No, the resort is not accesible by wheel chair.
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  • Day 1: Arrive into the energetic world of Thailand's capital city, Bangkok, at any time.
  • Day 2: Today, you set off on a local exploration by traditional Thai longboat - cruise through the klongs (canals) of Bangkok's backstreets and see the city from a different perspective. Stop by Wat Po and check out the huge reclining Buddha on a guided tour. Travel by overnight train to the capital of the north, Chiang Mai. (B)
  • Day 3 : Arriving into Chiang Mai this morning, you'll soon understand why this northern city has long been a traveller’s favourite. With fantastic street food, a bustling night bazaar, hundreds of temples, beautiful surrounding countryside and eclectic hill tribe culture, you will never get bored while exploring this energetic city. Included in the tour is a guided visit of the city’s most famous temple, Doi Suthep.
  • Day 4: After a five-hour bus ride, arrive in Chiang Khong and relax at your guesthouse overlooking the mighty Mekong River. Sit back, relax, sip on a cold beer and enjoy the slow pace of life.
  • Day 5: Begin the journey down the world’s 10th longest river by slow boat. The Mekong is always a hub of activity, from fishing to trade and transport between the villages that line its banks. Watch the world go by.
  • Day 6-8: A beautiful town of historic temples, multi-cultural locals, vibrant markets and textile treasures. Wander the UNESCO Heritage-listed streets. A visit to the legendary Pak Ou Caves filled with hundreds of miniature Buddha sculptures is included as well as a visit to the Kuang-Sii waterfalls. Dinner is a feast of local produce with a meal cooked by local hosts. (3B, D)
  • Day 9-10: A scenic drive through the mountains takes you to picturesque Vang Vieng, situated amongst limestone karsts, vast rice fields and the Nam Song River. This is an adventure lover’s Mecca - get your thrills swimming, tubing or exploring caves. Alternatively, head out into the countryside on a bike ride or simply relax by the water with a good book. You will get the opportunity to experience a traditional overnight stay in a local village and a dinner of Laotian food on Day 9. (B, D)
  • Day 11: Quiet and relaxed, Vientiane has a wealth of charms - from its eclectic blend of French and Lao architecture to the riverside cafés and quiet temples, there's plenty to keep you busy.
  • Day 12-13: A short flight to Hanoi allows you to get ready for a whirlwind of activity and colour. Hanoi offers endless temptations in the shops and markets of the old quarter, relaxing lakeside coffee shops, fascinating museums and unbeatable food. Check out a performance of water puppetry, a tradition that dates back as far as the 11th Century when villagers would entertain themselves with puppet play in the flooded rice fields. (2B)
  • Day 14: Say a sad goodbye to your travelling buddies, as your tour concludes in Hanoi. (B)
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