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Indochina and Thailand for Teens

Chiang Rai, Muang La, Nong Khiaw, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap, Koh Russey

From $10500 per person in low season
From $12900 per person in high season

based on 16 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Full Board and a choice of daily activity at Elephant Hills

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Boat transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

Price based on a family of four with children aged 12 years or older sharing two rooms with private transfers, selected tours and daily breakfast. Please note: around festive periods this price will increase. There are no boat departures in June.

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At a Glance

  • This is an action-packed itinerary that explores lesser known parts as well as highlights of Indochina. Taking in Laos' undisputed highlight and UNESCO protected Luang Prabang, the remote hills of Northern Laos, the temples of Angkor in Cambodia, and offering plenty of time at the end to relax on Cambodia’s island beaches, this journey perfectly combines culture with adventure, making it an ideal family trip.

  • A unique tour of Indochina that's brimming with active and educational experiences, that are perfect for teenagers

  • Visit the UNESCO Word Heritage sites of Luang Prabang and Angkor Archaeological Park all in one trip

  • Go trekking and cycling in the remote hills of Northern Laos, one of Southeast Asia's most beautiful and untouched regions, home to authentic hill tribes

  • Relax on Cambodia's stunning coast, the perfect way to end the trip

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Traditionally the best time to visit Indochina is between the end of October and March, however we feel that it's possible to visit year round and going out of season has huge benefits; less tourists and better prices. You may just get short sharp rainfall from April to October but most don't find this a problem. This itinerary actually works very well for October half term, Christmas, February half term as well as the school summer vacations. The beach in Vietnam's central coast is actually best between January and September.

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Itinerary

Taking in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, this active itinerary is crafted with teenagers in mind. Get off the beaten track deep in the heart of Laos, as well as visiting the more well-known highlights of Thailand and Cambodia, it suits those looking for a vacation brimming with new experiences and exciting activities, all suitable for slightly older families.

  1. Days 1-4: Golden Triangle

    Your family adventure begins landing in Chiang Rai, Thailand’s third largest city and a great cultural alternative to the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. The Anantara Golden Triangle is located approximately an hour’s drive away from the city, perched high up in the lush mountains on the border with Myanmar and Laos. Here you can enjoy an all-inclusive stay with one included activity per day, ranging from walks with the beautiful gentle giants, to enjoying a cooking class together, or simply enjoying the spa.

    Accommodation: Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort (3 nights)

  2. Days 4-7: Northern Laos

    From Chiang Mai you will embark on an exciting three-hour speedboat ride along the Mekong from Thailand into Laos. Pass by green fields and traditional farms as you head deep into the remote hills of northern Laos on your way to Muang La. This is a completely untouched region with verdant hills peppered with colorful hill tribe villages. This area is fantastic for trekking, cycling and exploring by jeep. It's one of the most pristine regions of Southeast Asia and offers the opportunity to truly immerse and understand authentic villages that are untouched by the outside world. We have included a half day experience being driven in a 4x4 along the banks of the river Nam Pak to see some of the most picturesque scenery and to visit two Ikhos tribe villages, one of the most isolated tribes in Laos. Later, you will be able to cycle with your guide through charming Khamu villages and see the contrast. More extreme routes are available for mountain-biking enthusiasts.

    Accommodation: Muang La Resort (3 nights)

  3. Days 7-8: Northern Laos

    After three nights in Muang La, travel south to Nong Khiaw by road and by boat. Cruising along the Nam Ou river, flanked by soaring limestone karsts, is a real highlight of Laos and offers the most incredible breath-taking scenery. The countryside around Nong Khiaw also offers plenty of opportunities for trekking, cycling and kayaking, and we have included a challenging three-hour trek passing a number of waterfalls before being served a delicious Lao- style picnic once you reach the summit.

    Accommodation: Mandala Ou (1 night)

  4. Days 8-11: Luang Prabang

    Today you will head back to civilization, embarking on a three-hour journey by road and river to Luang Prabang, the sleepy hill town famed for its rich culture and friendly locals. Explore the night market and wander the cobbled streets, practically empty of traffic as you discover the many temples and boutiques in the town. We recommend spending one day with your guide to explore the town with a local’s-eye perspective, taking in sights such as the Royal Palace and Wat Xieng Thong, before finishing the day with a climb to the top of Mount Phousi to watch the sun set, or alternatively to listen to the evening chanting of monks in a temple yard. We have also included a day trip to the impossibly blue and deeply Instagrammable Kuang Si waterfall, where you can laze away a day swimming in the calm lower pools, with plenty of trees and cliffs to jump from into the deep water. You can also scramble up to the top of the main torrent to take in the view from the top.

    Accommodation: Sofitel Luang Prabang (3 nights)

  5. Days 11-14: Siem Reap & Angkor Wat

    A short flight whisks you over the border to the Cambodian town of Siem Reap, the entry point to the Angkor Archaeological Park, which includes the astonishing Angkor Wat. This is where Tomb Raider was filmed, and the area is wonderful for families; we’ve included a full day of touring, starting with a quiet morning exploring the more far-flung corners of the complex, before heading to the more popular Angkor Thom in the afternoon once the crowds have dispersed. The next day we hugely recommend an early morning wake up to experience the sun rising over the iconic Angkor Wat and its reflecting pools. The town of Siem Reap is more than just the Angkor Complex, and teens will love exploring the trendy boutiques, lively art scene and vibrant markets.

    Accommodation: Shinta Mani Shack (3 nights)

  6. Days 14-17: Koh Rong Archipelago

    From Siem Reap it's just a short flight to Alila Villas on Koh Russey, a private island in Cambodia’s Koh Rong Archipelago. Here you can spend your final three nights unwinding on the beach and relaxing, or enjoying some watersports before it’s time to head home.

    Accommodation: Alila Villas Koh Russey (3 nights)

Experiences

  • Angkor Wat at Sunrise

    Experience the majesty of Angkor Wat with a short sunrise tour, the best time to visit this ancient monument and one of Southeast Asia's most important archaeological sites.

  • Explore Angkor Thom

    This is one of our favorite half-day experiences from Siem Reap; with specialist guides you'll avoid the crowds and head off by foot into the jungle temples before anyone else.

  • Ikhos Village Explorer

    This half-day trip by 4x4 explores the most picturesque route along the banks of the River Nam Pak, visiting two Ikhos villages en route. The Ikhos people originate from Tibet and Yunnan in China and are some of the most isolated communities in Laos.

  • Luang Prabang Full Day Tour

    Enjoy a full day tour of the fascinating UNESCO protected city of Luang Prabang, exploring the Royal Palace, shimmering temples, ancient streets and traditional art and ethnology center. The day culminates in a climb to the top of Phousi Hill.

  • Muang La Cycling Discovery

    This relatively easy but adventurous half-day cycling trip follows the banks of the River Nam Pak, exploring charming Khamu villages along the way.

  • Temples of the Forest

    This fantastic tour is geared around avoiding the crowds, getting you to Ta Prohm, Ta Nei and Ta Keo at the quietest time of day. Ensconced in jungle, these temples are ideal for adventurous families and couples wanting an Indiana Jones experience!

Location

Chiang Rai, Muang La, Nong Khiaw, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap, Koh Russey

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