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CL01

Amazing Laos

Duration: 07 Days

From: US$ pp

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Brief Description

The below itinerary is just our suggested travel idea for you to consider while planning your Vietnam trip. If you wish to make any adjustments, or changes to it, please do not hesitate to contact us and have it tailor made to suit your expectation.

This 7-day trip is a perfect duration for you to get a good overview of religious Laos. Starting the trip at the capital of Northern Laos gives you a great first impression as this ancient town has been recognized as a World Heritage by UNESCO...

Travel Route:
 

 

Arrival in Luang Prabang (Phousi Mountains, Royal Palace, Wat Xieng Thong, Pak Ou Caves, Kuang Si Waterfalls) → Vang Vieng (Tubing, Kayaking, Caving) → Vientiane → Departure.

 

Brief Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrival in Luang Prabang
Day 2: City Tour & Pak Ou Cave
Day 3: Rural Experience & Kuang Si Waterfalls
Day 4: Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng
Day 5: Vang Vieng (Kayaking and Caving)
Day 6: Vang Vieng - Vientiane
Day 7:  Departure from Vientiane

Detailed Itinerary

Princing information

- This sample itinerary is designed for private arrangement. In order to get the most updated pricing information, please send us an INQUIRY and let us know some information about your travel plan such as travel date, number of people traveling together, accommodation standard and so on. There are a number of factors which will influence the prices; these include the standard of accommodations, the season...

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DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN LUANG PRABANG

Meals: Not available

Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

 

Upon arrival in Luang Prabang Airport, get picked up and transferred to your hotel downtown for check-in. The remainder of the day is yours relax or stroll around to make the acquaintance with the city.


**Important note: Check-in time: 02:00 p.m. (For early check-in, please mention this to your contact agent in your request)

DAY 2: CITY TOUR & PAK OU CAVES

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

 

Breakfast at the hotel, meet your tour guide and driver again and set out for the whole day to explore Luang Prabang and its surroundings.
This morning, you will tour the ancient town of Luang Prabang. The first place is Phousi Hill where you will take a hike up to its summit for admiring the panoramic view over the city. Followed by Wat Mai, a beautiful Buddhist temple and might be the most richly decorated of the temples in Luang Prabang. After that, you will move on to the Royal Palace Museum. The next stop is the magnificent temple of Wat Xiengthong. With its classical Laotian style, it is the oldest one in the city.
Lunch is served at a restaurant.
In the afternoon, take a long-tailed boat for a 2-hour upstream ride on Mekong River to visit Pak Ou Caves. The caves are located in sheer limestone cliffs, these include two large caves and both of them repositories for thousands of Buddha images. Along the boat ride, you will enjoy peaceful countryside scenery with villages and gardens on the banks. Before ending the day, make a stop at Ban Xanghai village to witness how Lao’s traditional rice wine distilled. You may want to try a sip and feel.
The evening is on your own discovery.

DAY 3: RURAL EXPERIENCE & KUANG SI WATERFALLS

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Having breakfast at your hotel and get ready for another day out.
Get picked up and drive to the Living Land Farm. This is a working community farm. Here, you are able to experience real farming life like a farmer, from selecting seeds to sowing, plowing, transplanting, harvesting, threshing, and cooking. Have a hearty local meal with organic ingredients on the farm.
The afternoon, transfer to the Kuang Si Waterfall. The waterfall has 3 tiers leading to a 50-meter drop into shallow pools, before flowing downstream. You can swim in the topaz pool of the waterfall, (please remember to bring your swim gear with you for this activity). From here, you also can walk along the forest trails and visit the Bear Sanctuary. On the way back to Luang Prabang, take a short visit to the Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center, set serenely close to the Mekong, this beautiful, traditionally styled workshop, where weavers, spinners and batik makers produce top-quality fabrics, offers free tours every half-hour. This is also one of the best spots to admire the sunset in Luang Prabang.

DAY 4: LUANG PRABANG – VANG VIENG

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Vang Vieng

After breakfast, check-out and depart from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng. This morning drive is pretty scenic. On the way, there will be some stops for photographs opportunities when you wish. Some typical ones include local school at Ban Huay Sala, a hill tribe village of H’mong ethnic groups; Pha Hom market; Khmu hill tribe at Ban Phouhin Lekphay. The last stop at Phatang Mountain viewpoint is also impressive with beautiful scenery.
Arrive in Vang Vieng, check-in your hotel and refreshment.
In the afternoon, take your time to enjoy the tubing along Nam Song River. This activity is very popular amongst the backpackers. It’s really fun on nice exciting days.

DAY 5: VANG VIENG (KAYAKING & CAVING)

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Vang Vieng

Approximately: 15-minute transfer, 4.5 hours (wet season) 3.5 hours (dry season) kayaking, 1.5-hour caving/walking.

This morning, take an 18-km drive north of Vang Vieng to Phatang Resort. After an introduction to the basics of kayaking, you will set off down the beautiful Nam Song River which offers various small but fun rapids along the way to our first stop at Tham Xang Cave, spend time to discover this amazing hollow mountain. After emerging from the cave, short kayaking leads you to a picnic spot on the riverside where the lunch will be prepared and served.
In the afternoon, continue down the river until the next stop at the Organic Farm where mulberry tea and a variety of different fruit wines are produced. Keep moving downstream until you reach Tham Nam Cave. This is one of the largest caves in Vang Vieng! It served as a bomb shelter for local villagers during the Second Indochina War. The final leg of the adventure is a gentle paddle downstream to Vang Vieng where we will arrive just in time to catch the sunset.

DAY 6: VANG VIENG – VIENTIANE

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane

The morning drive today takes you to the capital city of Laos, Vientiane. This city is the charming and fascinating capital of Laos. This city conjures up exotic images, with the curious mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French influences. En route, we will make a short stop at the H’Mong market at Km52. Check-in your hotel on arrival and spend the afternoon exploring the city with some featured sites such as Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple; Haw Prakeo, the former royal temple of Laos monarchy; the imposing Patuxay Monument, well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. The last one if the famous That Luang Stupa. The evening is yours.

DAY 7: DEPARTURE FROM VIENTIANE

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Not available

It depends on your flight time, you may have the whole morning to do your own things in Vientiane or just take it easy at the hotel. Get picked up by your private driver and head to the airport for the departure flight. End of service.

Important Note: Check-out time: Before 12:00 p.m. (For late check-out, mention this to your private travel specialist on your request)

 

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INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation with daily breakfasts

  • Private Vehicles and Drivers

  • Private English Speaking Guides

  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

  • Boar ride in Mekong River to Pak Ou Caves

  • Kayaks in Vang Vieng

  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited

  • Bottled water in the car

EXCLUSIONS

  • International Flights to and from Laos

  • Laos entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)

  • Any banking fees

  • Drinks and other meals

  • Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly in the Inclusions

  • Travel Insurance

  • Tips for guides and drivers

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