Itinerary: Chiang Rai - Pakbeng - Pak Ou Caves - Luang Prabang - Vientiane
Experience the picturesque countryside in laidback Laos, where peaceful temples, lush mountain scenery and vibrant markets await. From the Golden Triangle area in Northern Thailand glide down the Mekong to the beguiling World Heritage town of Luang Prabang, site of ancient Buddhist monasteries, faded colonial architecture and delightful boutiques. In 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.
- Exploring Luang Prabang, a treasure-chest of architecture and culture
- Sightseeing picturesque countryside, peaceful temples and lush mountain scenery
- Visiting Vientiane with beautiful temples and learn about the secrets of famous Lao coffee
- Cruise trip
- Entrance fees
- Return transfers
- Small group tourin
- 1 internal flight within Asia
- Local English-speaking guides
- 7 nights hotel accommodation
- Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
- Breakfast daily,3 lunches and 3 dinners
- Western tour leader based on a minimum of 7 travelers
What's Not Included
- VAT, Tips, and personal expenses
- Others not mentioned in inclusion
- Walking touring and electric trolleys in Luang Prabang
Price for Group Tour
On arrival in Chiang Rai in the Golden Triangle, transfer to your hotel. Meet your group of like-minded travelers and tour leader for welcome drinks and a briefing. Explore the Golden Triangle region on the way to an award-winning hilltop lodge which overlooks Laos and the mighty Mekong. Take part in a Hmong Batik class, run by your Hmong hosts. Journey to the border the next morning and take a slow boat down the tranquil Mekong.
Travel to the border the next morning and take a slow boat down the tranquil Mekong. Float past traditional villages and rural scenery. Stay the night in the former trading post of Pakbeng, on the edge of the rugged Mekong.
Accommodation: Laluna Hotel & Resort, Lanjia Lodge, Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge
Trek on the back of an elephant in a jungle setting, then cruise onwards to the Pak Ou Caves and its hundreds of Buddha statues.
Glide in to beautiful Luang Prabang, a treasure-chest of architecture and culture, and your base for three nights. Explore highlight sites on foot, including the exquisite Royal Palace and the graceful Wat Mai and Xieng Thong temples. Take part in a leisurely game of petanque, and indulge in sunset mocktails in riverside temple grounds.
Savor a delicious local noodle breakfast with a brew of French coffee, be calmed by the serene sight of monks collecting alms at dawn, and spend an evening at a fun cooking class in a beautiful rural setting. Prepare your own traditional food for a picnic at the scenic Kuang Si Falls, and have ample free time to explore Luang Prabang's alleyways, alluring architecture, boutiques and cafes.
Accommodation: Sala Prabang Hotel
Fly to Vientiane, the rapidly developing capital.
Visit the grand Patuxai monument for panoramic city views, and the COPE Center - to learn about the tragic after-effects of Indochina's 'Secret War'. Sample a famous Lao coffee in a local cafe, explore gilded That Luang and antique Wat Sisaket temples, and have free time for personal discoveries.
In the evening, be blessed at a Baci ceremony and be treated to a traditional music performance over a delicious 'jaew' dinner in a local house. On your last morning, enjoy free time before your departure transfer.
Accommodation: Mercure Vientiane Hotel