Laos, Thailand & Cambodia

Laos Thailand Cambodia Trip: 25 Days

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A Backpacker's Dream

Our 25-day trip through Laos, Thailand & Cambodia is the perfect adventure to explore the beauty of the towns, jungles, rivers and temples that exist within the interior of these three equally astounding countries.

Our only 25-day trip, we simply could not fit all the amazing activities and destinations of this trip into 20 days, so the extra time allows for a bit of chill time and balances out the flurry of epic activities you’ll experience as you loop through 3 of the most interesting countries in the world.

But if you want, this trip can keep your daily itineraries filled to the brim with a seemingly endless amount of incredible things to see and do.

Your camera will fill quickly with astonishing waterfalls cascading into an oasis in the middle of a tropical jungle, massive trees hundreds of years old growing right out of ancient temples and lines of hundreds of Buddhist monks in saffron robes walking down the street. Your friends will have trouble believing that everything you experienced was on one trip!

I just finished the Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia trip. It was such an amazing experience and I wouldn’t change anything about it! Literally only have positive words for the trip and the leaders!

- Lee, February 2019


  • Day 1   (Bangkok)

    Group flights arrive in the afternoon. Get acquainted with the busy streets of Bangkok and meet your group over some food and drinks at the guesthouse.

  • Day 2-5   (Siem Reap)

    Take private A/C minibus* to the Thai/Cambodian border. Cross into Cambodia and take a bus to Siem Reap. Take minibus transfer to the airport and fly to Siem Reap.

    This city will be our starting point for exploring the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat on our locally-guided FnEZ temple tour (incl). We include a 1-day pass to the ancient city. Local nightlife on "Pub Street", cafes, and street food are just minutes away, or beat the heat by chilling in our hotel swimming pool! *all transport on this trip is private except for any flights and trains.

  • Day 6-7   (Nong Khai)

    Take minibus to the airport and fly to Nong Kai. Enjoy your time in Nong Khai, exploring Thai history and the Mekong River. This town has a lot to offer explorers and photographers!

  • Day 8-10   (Vang Vieng)

    Take A/C coach bus into Laos and continue to Vang Vieng. Surrounded by natural beauty of rivers, mountains, and forests, this is perfect to enjoy an array of outdoor activities.

    There are opportunities for rock-climbing, kayaking, caving or join your group for a float down the famous Nam Song river on an inner tube, and visit by the river-side bars that the dot the banks along the way.

  • Day 11-13   (Luang Prabang)

    Take our A/C bus North to Luang Prabang. This culturally rich city on the Mekong river is a Unesco World Heritage Site and home to more Buddhist temples per capita, than anywhere else in the world!

    These temples are home to many monks, whom you can observe during the daily Alms Ceremony where long lines of monks walk the early-morning streets and receive Alms from the local people.

    Cruise the quiet streets by pedal bike and discover vibrant markets or head outside the city for a collection of majestic waterfalls.

  • Day 14   (Huai Kon)

    Board our very own Free & Easy "Slow-Boat" and cruise down the Mekong river. This travel day includes lunch on the boat, plenty of room to stretch out onboard, and even tables for dining or games.

    This unique travel day offers stunning scenery and a unique perspective into rural river life as we slowly make our way towards Thailand.

  • Day 15   (Chiang Mai)

    Take A/C minibus to Chiang Mai. Our guesthouse, centrally located in the old part of the city is the perfect base for exploring the many small streets, cafes, and markets in the area.

    You'll never be bored in this city, as it offers no shortage of activities ranging from Thai cooking classes to bungee jumping.

  • Day 16-17   (Jungle Trek)

    Take private transfer to the starting point of the trek. On our way, we'll visit a local market for last-minute supplies, have a swim underneath and waterfall, and even visit some hot springs.

    We'll begin our hike into the beautiful jungle of Northern Thailand. Hike through villages and over mountainous terrain, float down the river on locally constructed bamboo rafts, give an elephant a bath, and sleep in the traditional long-houses of hill tribe villages that welcome us into their homes.

  • Day 18   (Floating Bungalows)

    After finishing the trek, and disembarking from the bamboo rafts, we'll take our private transfer to Mae Ngat Dam.

    From here, a short long-tail boat transfer will take us to our private floating bungalows! With diving platforms, a full-scale restaurant, kayaks, floaties, and a well-equipped bar, this is the perfect place to relax and refresh from the rigorous Jungle Trek.

  • Day 19-22   (Chiang Mai)

    Upon arrival at the pier, we'll take minivans back to our guesthouse in Chiang Mai.

    Our beautiful guesthouse offers a restaurant and a tropical garden with hammocks. Based in the old part of the city, everything is within walking distance; from late-night live music bars, street food dining, Muay Thai boxing rings, and many markets.

    Optional adventures outside the city include ziplining, bungee jumping, massage schools, cooking classes... you name it, Chiang Mai has it! On our last day, we'll take a private transfer to the train station and board the night train bound for Bangkok.

  • Day 23-25   (Bangkok)

    Arrive off the night train and take a minibus transfer to the guesthouse.

    Enjoy the last days in the boisterous city of Bangkok with last-minute shopping opportunities, getting clothing tailor-made, exploring the streets, or partying on the infamous Khao San Road.

Please note: The above itinerary is subject to change. A confirmed Free & Easy trip itinerary with exact routing will be provided at least 30 days prior to trip departure.

IMPORTANT: If you are doing a combo trip and booking your own flights, please contact us to confirm the start and end point of your trip.

What's included?

  • The Free & Easy Commitment

    We strive to ensure everyone who wants to travel has the opportunity to have the most epic experience ever. Free & Easy delivers awe-inspiring travel experiences and creates lifelong connections between incredible people + incredible places.

    See below for more details about what else is included in this amazing adventure.

  • Included Experiences: LTC 25
    • 1-day Angkor Wat Pass (incl guided tour)
    • 3-day Northern Thailand Hill Tribe Trek (ethical elephant encounter, bamboo rafting, and all meals incl.)
    • Doi Suthep Temple Tour
    • Observe the Buddhist Almsgiving Ritual
    • Slowboat to Laos
    • Kuang Si Waterfall trip
    • Transportation for a day of activities in Chiang Mai
    • Party on Famous Khoa San Rd
    • Traditional family style Thai dinner
    • All meals included on the 3-day Nothern Thailand Hill Tribe Trek
    • 3 meals included on the slowboat to Laos
    • All Free & Easy travelers will have access to our industry leading app to help manage your trip.  This provides pre-trip planning advice, itinerary management, activity suggestions for free time, maps, chat support and more!
  • Accommodation: LTC 25

    All accommodations - We send our trip planners to each of our destinations so they can do on the ground, research. Checking for the best location, comfort and vibe that we can get for our budget while also supporting local businesses.

  • Transportation: LTC 25

    All transport - This trip will find us taking train, private A/C vans, slow boat and planes

  • Leaders: LTC 25

    1-2 group leaders - Our staff is consistently ranked as the #1 reason that people loved their trips. We meet most of our leaders while traveling with them so we can see in person if they are fun yet responsible, cool yet down to earth, professional yet laid back. This creates that perfect mix which makes our "tours" feel like a group of friends.

  • Optional Experiences: LTC 25
    • Hot Air balloon trip
    • Bar Hopping in Chiang Mai and Siem Reap
    • Bar Hopping
    • Rock climbing
    • Cooking Class
    • Muay Thai Fight
    • Kayak and Cave Trip
    • Bungee Jumping
    • Ziplining
    • Tubing in Vang Vieng 
    • Cambodian War Museum
    • Phare The Cambodian Circus
    • Floating Village Boat Trip
    • Knife making
    • Nong Kai Sculpture Park
    • National park with cave paintings
    • Hilltop pool party
    • Bowling
    • Water park
    • Chiang Mai Cabaret Show
    • and so much more! If you're interested in something that isn't on the list just ask us, if it's possible we will find you some options.  We are here to try and help you find your ideal trip!
  • Not Included
    • All meals and drinks (except those mentioned above)
    • Activities outside of the ones listed above (optional activities are not included)
    • Any Visa or Visa fees

    Find out how much spending money you will need here.

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