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ENIGMATIC LAOSS ODYSSEY

ENIGMATIC LAOSS ODYSSEY

Code:

CL05

|  Private Tour  | Duration: 14 Days

|  Pricing idea: $1,740 USD per person (based on 2 persons and 4-star hotels)  |

Our thoughtfully curated 10-day Enigmatic Laos Odyssey is an ideal choice for your adventure in Laos. Meticulously designed by our experienced travel experts, this interesting itinerary promises a truly remarkable journey. However, we understand that everyone has unique preferences, so we offer the option to customize the program to meet your specific requirements. Our dedicated team of experts will collaborate with you personally, ensuring a tailor-made solution that exceeds your expectations. If this tour captures your interest, please don't hesitate to send us a request. We also invite you to share any additional details or specific needs you may have, so we can further refine the program to create the perfect experience for you.

Overview

Day 1: Welcome to Laos - Luang Prabang Arrival - Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 2: Luang Prabang Sightseeing - Pak Ou Caves - O/n in Luang Prabang

Day 3: Countryside Tour & Khouang Si Waterfall - O/n in Luang Prabang

Day 4: Luang Prabang - Xieng Khoang - Plain of Jars - O/n in Xieng Khoang

Day 5: Xieng Khoang - Vientiane - O/n in Vientiane

Day 6: Highlights of Vientiane City - O/n in Vientiane

Day 7: Vientiane - Fly to Pakse - Don Khong Island - O/n in Don Khong Island

Day 8: Don Khong Island - Four Thousand Islands - O/n Don Khong Island

Day 9: Don Khong Island - Tadlo - Pakse - O/n in Pakse

Day 10: Pakse Departure - Goodbye

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Mu Cang Chai and Halong Bay

DAY 1: WELCOME TO LAOS - LUANG PRABANG ARRIVAL

City of Saigon
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Upon your arrival at the airport, our driver will warmly welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. Luang Prabang, a city known for its well-preserved traditions, awaits with its serene beauty, cultural riches, and captivating natural landscapes, making it a truly enchanting destination in Laos.

After a brief rest at the hotel, we'll embark on a journey to explore some of the city's impressive landmarks. We'll begin with a visit to the magnificent stupa of Wat Visoun, followed by the revered shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai.

Next, we'll ascend Mount Phousi, a sacred site, for an enjoyable exploration of its gilded stupa. Here, you'll be treated to a breathtaking sunset view overlooking the city and the flowing Mekong River.

As evening falls, we'll head to the vibrant night market, where local hill-tribe artisans display their beautifully handcrafted textiles and other unique creations.

Rest and rejuvenate at your hotel for a pleasant overnight stay in the magical city of Luang Prabang. Get ready for more delightful experiences in the days to come.

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DAY 2: LUANG PRABANG SIGHTSEEING - VISITING PAK OU CAVES

City of Saigon
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After a delightful breakfast, we begin our exploration by visiting two of the city's oldest and most magnificent temples, Wat Sene and Wat Xiengthong, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Luang Prabang.

Next, we set sail on a relaxing cruise upstream along the serene Mekong River, surrounded by picturesque countryside views. Our destination is the mystical Pak Ou Caves, a fascinating site filled with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues in various shapes and sizes, left as offerings by devout pilgrims. En route, we make a stop at Ban Xanghai village, renowned for producing local specialty rice wine.

After our captivating visit to Pak Ou Caves, we cruise back to Luang Prabang, where we take a short drive to Ban Phanom village. This village is renowned for its traditional hand weaving, where you can witness skilled artisans creating intricate textiles.

As the day draws to a close, return to Luang Prabang for a restful overnight stay.

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DAY 3: LUANG PRABANG'S COUNTRYSIDE AND KHOUANG SI WATERFALL

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Rise early to witness a unique and spiritual experience—the daily morning alms-giving ritual of saffron-clad monks. As they collect sticky rice from devout locals, you can participate in this cherished tradition, a rare and authentic sight preserved in Laos.

Following this, we'll visit the vibrant Phosi Market, brimming with a diverse array of local treasures, from dried buffalo skin to aromatic tea, fresh vegetables, and intricately woven products crafted by hill-tribe artisans. Laos's rich tradition of handicrafts is on full display here.

Embarking on a journey to discover the local way of life, we'll explore the villages of Ban Ouay and Ban Thapene, interacting with Laos' ethnic minority groups and immersing ourselves in their fascinating cultures.

The next destination is the captivating Khouangsi Waterfall, renowned for its breathtaking beauty. Its turquoise pools invite you for a refreshing swim, and serene forest paths beckon you for a leisurely stroll.

After a fulfilling day of exploration, return to Luang Prabang for a peaceful overnight stay.

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DAY 4: LUANG PRABANG - XIENG KHOANG - PLAIN OF JARS

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After breakfast, we check out from the hotel and begin our journey to Xiengkhouang. Along the way, we visit the National Museum at the former Royal Palace, housing a fascinating collection of artifacts that showcase the cultural richness of Laos, spanning from the early kings to the last sovereign. The journey continues with a visit to the Central Market.

As we ascend the mountain, surrounded by breathtaking natural scenery, we cover a distance of 306km to reach Xiengkhouang. This region endured significant devastation during the American bombing from 1964 to 1973.

Upon arrival, we explore the remarkable Plain of Jars, an archaeological marvel adorned with numerous large stone jars scattered across the plateau. If time allows, we also visit the old capital of Muang Khoun and nearby villages, which are home to the Hmong hill tribe people.

Overnight in Xiengkhouang.

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DAY 5: XIENG KHOANG - FLY TO VIENTIANE

City of Saigon
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Take in the final moments in Xieng Khouang before your private driver accompanies you to the airport for your flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival at Vientiane airport, your driver and guide will be there to greet you and transfer you to your designated accommodation. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure.

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DAY 6: HIGHLIGHTS OF VIENTIANE CITY

City of Saigon
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Today's exploration of the capital city begins with a visit to the ancient Wat Sisaket, adorned with countless miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo. Witness the grandeur of Laos' national treasure, the revered That Luang Stupa. Along the way, pause to capture the impressive Patuxai war monument, often called Vientiane's Arc de Triomphe, in photographs.

In the afternoon, continue the sightseeing adventure to Buddha Park, a captivating collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures on the Mekong riverside meadow near the Friendship Bridge. Dating back over 500 years, the park houses around 200 religious images, creating an enchanting ambiance. Conclude the day with a breathtaking view of the Mekong River.

Overnight in Vientiane.

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DAY 7: VIENTIANE - FLY TO PAKSE - DON KHONG ISLAND

City of Saigon
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After a delicious breakfast, we embark on an early flight to Pakse. Upon arrival, our driver and guide will warmly welcome you and lead you on a scenic drive along National Road No. 13th, heading south to Champassak. Here, we explore the captivating pre-Angkorian ruins of Vat Phou, an ancient Khmer archaeological site dating back to the 10th century. These fascinating ruins predate Cambodia's renowned Angkor Wat, adding to their historical significance.

Continuing our journey, we head to Don Khong Island, the largest and most picturesque island in the Four Thousand Islands region of the South Mekong River. This area boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery in Laos.

Overnight on Don Khong Island.

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DAY 8: DON KHONG ISLAND - FOUR THOUSAND ISLANDS

City of Saigon
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After enjoying an early breakfast, we embark on a scenic drive to Ban Nakasang village, where we begin our captivating cruise to Ban Khone village. Delve into the local life of Ban Khone and immerse yourself in the relics of the French colonial era, with a glimpse of old colonial buildings and the remnants of the first Lao railway, complete with its historic locomotive.

Continuing our exploration of the Four Thousand Islands, we hop aboard local tuk-tuks to visit the mesmerizing Liphi Waterfall, a stunning natural wonder that marks the border between Laos and Cambodia. The beauty of this waterfall is truly captivating.

Later, we return to Ban Nakasang and set off to witness the grandeur of the renowned Khone Phapheng Falls, the largest waterfall in all of Southeast Asia. Its sheer size and power are awe-inspiring, leaving an indelible impression.

Overnight on Don Khong Island.

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DAY 9: DON KHONG ISLAND — TADLO — PAKSE

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Today, we bid farewell to the enchanting Don Khong Island and continue our journey towards Tad Lo, traversing the captivating Bolaven Plateau. The plateau's elevated location offers cooler temperatures and mesmerizing views above the Mekong Valley. As we venture through this region, you'll witness rivers cascading into lush forests, forming a series of spectacular waterfalls that exude natural beauty.

The Bolaven Plateau treats us to a refreshing break from the heat, and we'll have the opportunity to observe the cultivation of various agricultural products, such as rich coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, and more. Our trip off the beaten track unveils the lesser-known areas of Laos, allowing us to immerse ourselves in the wild splendor of this southern region.

We'll visit the charming Tad Lo waterfalls and explore the surrounding villages of Alak, Nge, and Katu, where you can experience the local culture and way of life. By late evening, we return to Pakse, where you can unwind and reflect on the day's adventures.

Overnight in Pakse.

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DAY 10:PAKSE DEPARTURE - GOODBYE

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Savor a delightful breakfast on the last day of your Laos journey. As you complete the hotel check-out process, take the opportunity to explore local markets and find some souvenirs for your loved ones. Later, your private driver and guide will accompany you to the airport for your flight back home.

Safe travels, and we hope you carry with you cherished memories of your enchanting adventure in Laos.

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