Travel on this 16 day tour with Gecko’s Adventures to Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. Expereince the warm, friendly welcome from the locals of this region on a tour designed for the adventurous traveller.? Travel by a wide variety of local transport including bus, songthaew, tuk-tuk, Mekong riverboat, mini-van, train and pirogue (narrow canoe). Accommodation is in simple hotels and guesthouses. What’s included: – Gecko?s expert English-speaking local tour guide throughout the tour, and professional local site guides at some sites. – Sightseeing (including entrance fees where relevant): Bangkok – Grand Palace, Emerald Buddha and Wat Po; hundreds of Buddha statues in Pak Ou Caves; Kuang Si Falls; Vang Vieng Caves; Vientiane including Wat Si Saket; Vinh – the birthplace of Ho Chi Minh; and Hanoi – Hanoi Hilton (Hoa Lo Prison), One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. – Slow boat cruise down the Mekong River to observe local life, with a night in a simple hostel in Pakbeng ? home to the Hmong and tribal Thais. – Travel by private bus though remote countryside in Laos to the Stone Forest and Lak Sao ? on the border with Vietnam. – Overnight sleeper train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and ?Reunification Express? sleeper train from Vinh to Hanoi. Beyond Mekong tour with Gecko’s Adventures is priced from $1550 USD per person.