12-Day Backpacking Tour of Thailand and Laos

Company : Oyster Worldwide
Location : Bangkok to Hanoi
Duration: 2 weeks to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 500 to 750 £ Pound (UK)

This affordable backpacking tour will take you to the iconic sites of South East Asia. Starting in legendary Bangkok, the tour will take you to rural Northern Thailand, along the Mekong River into Laos, before ending in vibrant Hanoi, Vietnam.

If you want a truly unforgettable experience, this tour aims to take you to not only the must-see tourist attractions, but also includes fun, adventurous activities, making your time in South East Asia authentic and memorable.

Led by passionate and experienced tour guides, the y will make sure that you get the most out of your time in South East Asia. Typical group sizes are 15-20 travellers so there are plenty of opportunities to meet new friends who will share this incredible experience with you.

This 12-day tour stops at:

  • Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Chiang Dao - Mekong River - Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng - Hanoi



Day one – Bangkok, Thailand
Begin you trip on a rooftop bar looking over Bangkok - board the sleeper train to Chiang Mai

Day two – Chiang Mai, Thailand
Arrive in Chiang Mai, the 700-year-old cultural capital of Thailand - visit the local elephants at  the elephant jungle sanctuary - spend time in the bustling night markets - choose to join a cooking class.

Day three – Chiang Mai, Thailand
Explore the dozens of temples in the area -  watch a Muay Thai Kickboxing - try  the zip line, drive a quad bike or white water raft down the Mae Taeng River.

Day four – Chiang Dao, Thailand
Cycle through tranquil countryside in the northern Thai villages - hike through the forest to a isolated waterfall - sleep under the stars in a tree top house in a local settlement.

Day five – Chiang Dao, Thailand
Visit Wat Rong Khun – a mesmerising white temple

Day six – Mekong River, Laos
Hop on board a slow boat and glide along the Mekong River - stop at Pak Bek village and try ‘buffalo curry’ – a delicious local curry

Day seven – Luang Prabang, Laos
Head to beautiful Luang Prabang, a UNESCO heritage city - wanderl around the French-inspired streets of Luang Prabang - shop  at the colourful Hmong Market

Day eight – Luang Prabang, Laos
Volunteer at Big Brother Mouse Centre - choose to learn about rice farming at the Living Rice Farm or exlore local waterfalls

Day nine – Vang Vieng, Laos
Enter the adventurer’s paradise and spend your afternoon exploring

Day ten – Vang Vieng, Laos
Enter Tham Phu Kham Cave and swim in the dark - swim in the picturesque Blue Lagoon and have a go at rock-climbing - tube down the river with a drink in hand.

Day eleven – Hanoi, Vietnam
Fly into Hanoi - join a bar crawls through the city’s Old Quarter

Day twelve – Hanoi, Vietnam
Spend time at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum - visit Thang Long - explore the Temple of Literature

At the end of the tour, you can spend time in Vietnam, continue your travels or head home.


  • Bicycle
  • Boat / Ferry
  • Bus / Coach
  • Internal Flights
  • Internal Travel
  • Trekking / Hiking


  • Accomodation Included
  • Guesthouse
  • Hostel - Dormitory
  • Hostel - Room

Tour Price

All hostel accommodation, internal travel, a guide, all included activities, all taxes and charges

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Dates available all year round. Book your adventure today!

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