This Laos tour is a great way of seeing much of this beautiful country in the time available to you. You will spend six unforgettable days touring the historic and enchanting country of Laos.
|Destinations||3-stars hotels||4-stars hotels||5-stars hotels|
|Vientiane||Lao Orchid Hotel or similar||Salana Boutique Hotel or similar||Settha Palace Hotel or similar|
|Vang Vieng||The Elephant Crossing Hotel or similar||River Side Boutique Hotel or similar||River Side Boutique Hotel or similar|
|Luang Prabang||Luang Prabang Inn or similar||Villa Santi Hotel or similar||Victoria Xiengthong Palace or similar|
- Hotel. Bed & Breakfast accommodation in twin or shared double room.
- All tours and transfers in air-conditioned private vehicles
- All meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- English speaking local guides
- Entrance fees to sites included in the tour itineraries
- Tickets for all boat trips included in tour itineraries
- Cold water and towels during tours
What is excluded?
- Visa fees
- International air ticket and airport taxes
- Extra meals, drinks, tips and all personal expenses.
- Supplement for guides other than English
- Vang Vieng
- Luang Prabang
- Pak Ou Caves
Day 1: Vientiane - Arrival
Upon arrival in Vientiane's airport, our guide pick you up and escort you toyour hotel. After a brief check in we will take a short sightseeing tour of Vientiane, taking in some of the famous historic sites.
The Religious Museum is housed in the temple at Wat Sisaket. It predates the Siamese war of 1828. Its cloister contains 6,840 silver and ceramic statues of the Buddha. Wat Ho Prakeo used to house the famous Emerald Buddha, now in Bangkok. Today it is home to a collection of Buddha statues and antiques.
Pha That Luang stupa is a recognised symbol of Laos. It is the most important monument in the country. Built to cover an original small Stupa it is said to hold a section of the breastbone of Buddha. Patouxy was built between 1957 and 1968 and commemorates the dead of past conflicts. This Arch of Triumph has become one of the most famous landmarks of the city of Vientiane. Your Laos tour then returns you to your hotel to relax.
Day 2: Vientiane – Vang Vieng (B/L/-)
After breakfast at the hotel, your Laos tour guide will collect you to begin the journey to Vang Vieng. As we leave the town, we drive through the Atacular countryside towards the mountains. We head out towards the 11th century archaeological site at Vang Xang. On the way we briefly call at Thalat to visit the colourful market.
From there we make our way to the rapidly expanding village of Vang Vieng. Tourism has caused huge growth in this village but the surrounding areas remain as they were centuries ago. The first full day of your Laos trip can be spent strolling round the village, before you settle down at your overnight hotel.
Day 3: Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang (B)
After breakfast, transfer to domestic airport for flight to Luang Prabang for 35 Minutes. If the weather is nice this flight offers you a great opportunity to see the countryside and Laos - a smile for everyonethe green mountains... After arrival in Luang Prabang, transfer to hotel in town.
Day 4: Luang Prabang – City Tour – Kuang Sii Falls (B/L/ - )
After breakfast your Laos tour guide will take you to see the former Royal Palace, which is now home to The National Museum. Interesting artifacts depicting Laos life under the early Kings are displayed. The museum tells the story of Laos right up to the last sovereign, King Savang Vatthana, who abdicated in 1973 following the establishment of The Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
We find time to visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun, the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Sene and Wat Mai with its five tiered roof. After taking lunch we will drive 30 km South to Kuang Sii Waterfall. This beautiful area is in the heart of the National Park.
On the way we go to see the most famous hill-tribe people in Laos, the Hmong at Ban Na Oune. At the Falls there will be time to relax or swim if you so wish. Heading back into Luang Prabang we climb the 355 steps to the top of Mount Phousi to take in the magnificent sunset view. Again your Laos tour remains overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 5: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave ( B/L/ - )
After breakfast we will take a cruise upstream on The Mekong River. This presents a different perspective of the incredible surrounding countryside. From here we will go to Pak Ou Caves. These mysterious geographical features are crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues in many shapes and sizes.
Later we go to sample the famous distilled rice wines at the village of Ban Xanghai. On the return journey we take a short drive to see the hand weavers of Ban Xang. Centuries old methods of dyeing and weaving are used to create their wonderful silks. Overnight stay in Luang Prabang.
Day 6: Luang Prabang Departure (B)
Morning time is free at your hotel until your private car arrives for transfer to the airport. We wish you a safe journey and a fond farewell.