Known as a laid-back destination even among its Southeast Asian neighbours, Laos is a delightful place to unwind. In the capital Vientiane, you will visit remarkable temples as well as the famed That Luang Stupa, a gold spire which stands as a symbol of Laos, and relax on the banks of the Mekong River. Further north in the former royal capital of Luang Prabang, a wealth of historical and cultural treasures awaits you, and the town is surrounded by waterfalls and rural villages.

Day1: Vientiane Arrival (GP)
Upon arriving Vientiane, your guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel for check in. The remainder of the day you will be free, and you’ll spend the night in Vientiane.

Day 2: Vientiane Orientation/Buddha Park/Luang Prabang (B, G)
After breakfast, visit Wat Sisaket, the city's oldest temple. Dating back to 1818, Wat Sisaket is the most important heritage temple now standing in Laos. It houses thousands of Buddha images from many countries, long lost architectural styles, sculptures and paintings. Then visit Wat Prakeo, the former royal temple of the Lao monarchy and originally built in 1565, it is home to the Emerald Buddha image and many other Buddhist sculptures. Later, on the way to the famous and sacred That Luang Stupa, stop to view the imposing Patuxay Monument, Vientiane's own Arc de Triomphe.
In the afternoon, you will take a short drive out of the city to visit Buddha Park, a riverside park which is home to many Buddhist and Hindu sculptures. Return to the Mekong Riverside in Vientiane by late afternoon to enjoy the sunset, before transferring back to the airport for your short flight to Luang Prabang.
On arrival in Luang Prabang, your guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel for check-in. You’ll spend the night in Luang Prabang.

Day 3: Luang Prabang City Tour/Khuang Si Waterfalls (B, L, G)
After breakfast, visit the Royal Palace Museum which hosts a range of interesting artefacts and a guided audio tour. Then begin your temple tour, taking in some the city’s most beautiful, including the magnificent Wat Xiengthong, with its roofs sweeping low to the ground in the classical Luang Prabang style, and Wat Visoun, known as ‘The Water Melon Stupa’ due to its shape. Before lunch, you will have the chance to visit a silversmith workshop.
In the afternoon, drive out of the town, where you may make an optional visit to Khmu, Hmong and Lao Loum villages, representing the main ethnic groups of Laos. Then continue to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. Return to Luang Prabang by early evening to enjoy a sunset view over the Mekong. You’ll spend the night in Luang Prabang.

Day 4: Luang Prabang Pak Ou Caves/Xiengmene (B, L, G)
Today, embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, first stopping at Xiengmene to visit Wat Long Khun and the limestone cave Tham Sakkarin, and tour the village. After a picnic lunch, continue by boat up the Mekong amidst tranquil countryside, then take some time to explore the Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. You’ll also stop by Ban Xanghai Village, known locally for making rice wine. On your return, drive to visit Ban Phanom, a small village known for its hand weaving products, and spend the night in Luang Prabang.

Day 5: Luang Prabang Departure (B, DP)
Today you will have free time until your driver arrives to transfer you to the airport for your departing flight.
Note: Check in 14.00/Check out 12.00

The prices for this private tour are per person in US dollars

Number in group

2 persons

*Supplement for single occupancy

Mid-range Category

US$ 490 per person

US$ 145

Superior Category

US$ 600 per person

US$ 242

Supplement for flight ticket from Vientiane – Luang Prabang

US$ 97/person

 


* ‘Single room occupancy’ refers to the accommodation element of the programme only, and applies to someone who is travelling with others but requires an additional room for him or herself. Tour price for a single traveller is available on request.
These prices are valid from May 01 until Sept 30, 2017. Please note that bank transfer fees are not included.

Our prices include:
Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room.
Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above. (Please note: pick-ups will be by a guide and driver or, where a guide is not necessary, a driver only. All unaccompanied drivers will be briefed in advance, and will carry a mobile phone to ensure smooth transfer arrangements.)
Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver.
The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary (please note: guides will be on hand from pick-up until guests’ return to their hotel or reaching their destination). Free days or part days will not include the services of a guide unless requested and included in the final itinerary.
Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the programme.
Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary) in the best local restaurants, or picnics where no suitable restaurant is available.
VAT and other taxes

Our prices do not include:
International flight tickets and airport tax.
Domestic flight ticket: Vientiane – Luang Prabang, including domestic airport taxes.
Visa stamping fees.
Dinners, except as specified above.
Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
Insurance.
Surcharges for peak season (if any)

Hotel list for Mid-range standard:
Vientiane: Chanthapanya Hotel *** Superior room
Luang Prabang: Villa Chitdara ***Superior room
Hotel list for Superior standard:
Vientiane: Green Park Boutique Hotel **** Deluxe room
Luang Prabang: Villa Maly**** Superior room

Key
B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
G = Guide
GP = Guide pick-up
DP = Driver pick-up

 

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