Looking for the best way to travel around Thailand and Laos? Well look no further than the Stray Asia Little Mekong Pass!
This fun, flexible and budget friendly way to travel around South East Asia is perfect for those with a wide range of time scales to play with – with a minimum travel time of 18 days and a maximum of 12 months!
Your Stray Asia adventure kicks off in Bangkok, Thailand where you’ll head North to the city of Chiang Mai and explore golden temples and bustling night markets before hopping over the border into Laos.
Here you’ll cool off in the epic waterfalls of Luang Prabang, tube down the river in Vang Vieng and lean more about the countries dark history in Vientiane before heading South to the likes of Kong Lor and Don Det before finishing off your trip back in Bangkok.
Your local and western guides will clue you in on all the insider knowledge of each stop, help book your accommodation in each destination and of course hook you up with some awesome activity discounts along the way too.
The Stray Asia Little Mekong Pass is the perfect way to explore Thailand and Laos, meet some amazing new travel buddies and discover the beauty of this part of the world.
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ARRIVAL IN BANGKOK
|Stray Shop – 162 Soi Rambutri, Tanao Road (Welcome Night)||18:00||18:00|
BANGKOK TO CHIANG MAI (VIA AYUTTHAYA)
|Bangkok – 162 Soi Rambutri, Tanao Road (Arrive)||09:30||09:30|
|Bangkok – 162 Soi Rambutri, Tanao Road (Depart)||10:00||10:00|
|Ayutthaya (Arrive)||12:00 PM||12:00 PM|
|Ayutthaya – Good Luck Guesthouse (Depart)||17:00||17:00|
|Ayutthaya Train Station (Depart)||19:45||19:45|
ARRIVE IN CHIANG MAI
|Chiang Mai (Arrive)||08:15||08:15|
|Chiang Mai (Free Day)||Free||Free|
CHIANG MAI TO HOUAY XAI
|Chiang Mai – Deejai Hostel (Depart)||09:00||09:00|
|Chiang Rai – Bus Terminal 2 (Phaholayotin Rd) (Depart)||12:15||12:15|
|Chiang Khong (Thai Border) (Depart)||14:30||14:30|
|Houay Xai (Laos Border) (Arrive)||16:00||16:00|
HOUAY XAI TO MEKONG RIVER HOMESTAY
|Houay Xai (Laos Border) – Oudomphone Hotel 2 (Depart)||07:30||07:30|
|Homestay Village (Arrive)||15:30||15:30|
MEKONG RIVER HOMESTAY TO LUANG PRABANG
|Homestay Village – Boat Landing (Depart)||08:00||08:00|
|Pak Ou Caves (Depart)||14:00||14:00|
|Luang Prabang (Arrive)||16:00||16:00|
|Luang Prabang (Free Day)||Free||Free|
LUANG PRABANG TO VANG VIENG
|Luang Prabang – Joma Bakery near the Post Office (Depart)||08:00||08:00|
|Vang Vieng (Arrive)||14:30||14:30|
|Vang Vieng (Free Day)||Free||Free|
VANG VIENG TO VIENTIANE
|Vang Vieng – Seng Aloun Guesthouse (Depart)||09:00||09:00|
VIENTIANE TO KONG LOR (7KM CAVE)
|Vientiane – Mixay Paradise Guesthouse (Depart)||08:00||08:00|
|Kong Lor (Arrive)||15:00||15:00|
KONG LOR TO THAKHEK
|Kong Lor – Chantra House (Depart)||11:00||11:00|
THAKHEK TO XE CHAMPHONE
|Thakhek – Mekong Hotel (Depart)||07:30||07:30|
|Ban Lak 35 (Depart)||09:00||09:00|
|Xe Champhone (Arrive)||17:30||17:30|
XE CHAMPHONE TO PAKSE
|Xe Champhone – Phonethavy Guesthouse (Depart)||08:00||08:00|
|Ban Khongxedon (Depart)||11:30||11:30|
PAKSE TO DON DET (4000 ISLANDS)
|Pakse – Royal Pakse Hotel (Depart)||07:30||07:30|
|Champasak – Wat Phou (Depart)||10:30||10:30|
|Ban Nakasang – Pier (Depart)||14:00||14:00|
|Don Det (Arrive)||14:30||14:30|
DON DET TO BANGKOK (EXPRESS DAY)
|Don Det – Boat Landing (Depart)||08:30||08:30|
|Ban Nakasong (Pier) (Depart)||08:45||08:45|
|Laos – Thai Border (Depart)||17:30||17:30|
|Ubon Ratchathani (Depart)||20:00||20:00|
ARRIVAL DAY: BANGKOK
|Bangkok (Arrival next morning)||06:00||06:00|
- All transport – whether it be bus (comfortable and air conditioned private charter bus) boat, train, or even tuk-tuk!
- Local Tour Leader – Knowledgeable Local Guide to provide invaluable knowledge, support and insider insights and to assist with booking accommodation and activities at every destination.
- Reserved Accommodation – Have a bed reserved for you at every Stray overnight stop. Book through your Tour Leader and pay-as-you-go directly to the accommodation.
- Ultimate travel flexibility – pass is valid for up to 12 months from first day of travel and you can hop-on and off as much as you like.
- Ayutthaya Temples entrance free
- White Temple entrance fee
- Pak Ou Caves entrance fee
- Tham Jang Cave entrance fee
- Wat Prabat Phonsone entrance fee
- Kong Lor National Park
- Old Wat Taleow
- Turtle Lake entry donation
- Hotay Pidok Library
- Tad Ngeuang Waterfall
- Wat Phou Temple entrance fee
Not included: The cost of your accommodation and optional activities is not included in a hop-on, hop-off pass. You have the flexibility to choose what suits your budget and pay-as-you-go. These can be booked via your Tour Leader.
If you would prefer a tour with accommodation and more activities included, check out the Little Mekong Flexi Tour. Get all the same great benefits + accommodation and top rated activities.