Itinerary: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves – Kuang Si Waterfalls - Luang Prabang – Xiengkhouang - Vientiane – Pakse – Done Khone Island – Pakse - Departure
Experience the picturesque countryside in laidback Laos, where peaceful temples, lush mountain scenery and vibrant markets await. From the beguiling World Heritage town of Luang Prabang, site of ancient Buddhist monasteries, faded colonial architecture and delightful boutiques to Xieng Khouang, Vientiane, dine in a local house to a traditional musical performance, explore sacred temples and learn about the secrets of famous Lao coffee. It is expected to give you a memorable holiday.
- Enjoying the trekking and walking to relax and excercise in lush moutainous scenery
- Discovering Luang Prabang - World Heritage Town with the mysterious Pak Ou Caves discovery, Khmu village and the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall
- Seeing the most important Hindu sanctuary of the Khmer Empire between 9th –13th centuries and experiencing the religious atmosphere of the Million Elephant Land Country
- Government tax and service charge
- Private transport by van/bus, all transfer in/out, slow boat trip and ferry boat
- Admission fees to tour sites, local English speaking guide and 1 bottle water/pax/day
- Accommodation in sharing twin room with meals as mentioned in the tour programme
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
- Drinks during meal
- Travel insurancea and entry visa fee
- Banking transfer fee or Bank commission charge
- All airfares both domestic, international flight and other not mention up above are in the charge of clients.
Price for Group Tour
Upon arrival at the airport, you are greeted by our tour guide and driver who will transfer you to your hotel for check-in. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. Luang Prabang is rich in cultural heritage, and is known as the seat of Lao culture, with monasteries, monuments traditional costumes and surrounded by many types of nature's beauty. In 1995 UNESCO declared Luang Prabang a World Heritage Site. This distinction confirms, through the concerted action of local, national and international authorities, a real motivation to preserve this wonderfully serene city. The title is justified not only by the many beautiful temples in Luang Prabang, but also by its traditional wooden dwelling, the old colonial style houses and the natural environment that encases it in a perfect harmony of plant and stone.
After a short rest, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai; we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore Street Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.
After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. We then board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes.
Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the distillation of local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xienglek, well known for its hand made of Jute Sar paper.
Stay overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.
Breakfast, you will visit the morning Phosi Market where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit the Ban Ouay - Hmong Hill tribe, Ban Ou - Lowland Lao and Ban Thapene of Khmu village.
Continue driving to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths.
Return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon and continue to Ban Phanom, a well-known weaving village, return to the city by late evening for observing the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath.
Stay overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang
Breakfast, we visit the National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign, and the Central Market are not to be missed.
Then we are driving 306km overland on up Hill Mountain with splendid natural scenery to Xiengkhouang, where was devastated by American bombing between 1964 and 1973. Upon arrival, we transfer out to visit the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau.
If time permits, we are seeing the old capital of Muang Khoun and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hill tribe people. They have an interesting local culture and a colorful history.
Stay overnight at hotel in Phonsavanh.
Breakfast, visit Central Market, and then free at leisure by own discovery for you to further explore the town before we catch a flight back to Vientiane.
After checking into hotel, we continue our sightseeing tour of Vientiane surrounding; visit the impressive Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge and the Buddha Park, a display of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures created by mystical monk on parkland located by the Mekong River. A view of the Atacular sunset over the Mekong River is perfect way to finish the day.
Stay overnight at hotel in Vientiane.
AM: You are met to continue exploring Vientiane capital city, we start to visit the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.
PM: continue to visit the rest of Vientiane by walk, visit Wat Ong Tue, Wat Inpeng and Wat Haisok. Then we pass by the major shopping area continuing to the Vientiane Central Market of Talad Sao and Talad Kouadin where the major goods display; including fresh food, household, textiles, gold, silver and ancient souvenir varied display and return to Mekong Riverside and late evening. Late afternoon we will observe sunset on Mekong.
Stay overnight at hotel in Vientiane.
Breakfast, we take an early flight to Pakse
On arrival, we drive on the National Road No. 13th south to Champassak and visit the ruins of Wat Phu, which is well known as the most important Hindu sanctuary of the Khmer Empire between 9th –13th centuries. Here is also a chance to visit some nearby Khmer temples and Buddhist shrines.
After a shortstop visit, we continue to Done Khone Island by long tail local boat.
Stay overnight at hotel/resort in Don Khone Island.
Early morning breakfast, we explore the local villages of Ban Khone, where the old French colonial buildings and its retrace the old colonial past with seeing the first Lao railway with its locomotive. We continue discover the area of 4000 islands by our leisurely boat to visit one of the most beautiful waterfalls of marking the end of Lao boundary to Cambodia call Liphi waterfall, known as the Samphamith. If we have luck, we may be seen the rare freshwater Irrawaddy Mekong dolphin at Ban Hang Khone.
Return to Ban Nakasang and drive to famous waterfalls of Khone Phapeng, the largest waterfall in South East Asia, known as Niagara of the east.
Stay overnight at hotel/resort in Don Khone Island.
Upon leaving Done Khone Island, we continue our journey towards Tadlo, through Boloven plateau where famous tea and coffee plantation and other lush vegetation and red surface of basaltic soil are incredible all along the way.
En route, there are some opportunities to explore a part of Boloven plateau and visit some hill villages of the Katu, Alak and Nge ethnic minority people, return to Pakse by late evening.
Stay overnight at hotel/resort in Pakse.
Breakfast then you will be at free time for your own exploration of Pakse Town before catching the flight back your home or to another destination. End of the tour!
- Children less than 12 yrs old with out bed at 60% of adult fare.
- Children less than 12 yrs old with extra bed & sharing room with 2 adults in a room at 80% of adult fare.
- Children less than 12 yrs old with bed & sharing room with 1 adult in a room at 100% of adult fare.