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CL03

Essentials of Laos

Duration: 06 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 6-day trip covers the two most popular and must-see destinations of Laos. Vientiane, the capital of Laos but still a small city. Vientiane remains a charming destination with its fantastic temples and stupa like Pha That Luang, Wat Si Saket... Luang Prabang, the ancient royal capital and seat of the kingdom of Laos. Its old town is well-known as a World Heritage Sites with numerous Buddhist temples and monasteries

Travel Route:
 

 

Arrival in Vientiane - Departure from Luang Prabang.

 

Brief Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrival in Vientiane
Day 02: Vientiane Sightseeing
Day 03: Vientiane - Luang Prabang
Day 04: City Tour & Pak Ou Caves
Day 05: Rural Experience & Kuang Si Waterfall
Day 06: Departure from Luang Prabang

Detailed Itinerary

Princing information

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DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN VIENTIANE

Meals: Not available

Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane

 

Welcome to Vientiane, Laos!
Upon arrival at Wattay International Airport, you will be welcomed and greeted by your private tour guide and driver who escort you to the hotel. After checking in, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

DAY 2: VIENTIANE SIGHTSEEING

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane

 

After breakfast, meet your tour guide and driver again and set out for the whole day exploring the capital city. The first place is the oldest Buddha Park, then to Wat Sisaket, an old temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple Wat Prakeo built to house the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you will stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, Vientiane's own Arc de Triumph. Drive back to the hotel. Evening is yours.

DAY 3: VIENTIANE - LUANG PRABANG

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

This morning, after your breakfast, transferred to the airport for a short flight to Luang Prabang. On arrival, get picked up and transferred downtown for hotel check-in. After refreshing, start the city tour of Luang Prabang. The visit today includes featured sites of the city such as the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts; the magnificent Wat Xiengthong which represents classical Laotian architecture;  the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai.
Before sunset, climb up to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred, gilded stupa and enjoy a stunning sunset view. If you want, you can also visit the night market and explore the authentic local life.

DAY 4: MEKONG RIVER BOAT TRIP & PAK OU CAVES

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Get up early to witness the morning alms giving ritual if you like. After that, get back to the hotel for breakfast. Start your day with a visit to the Phousi Morning Market. The walk around offers you a good close-up of the daily life of the locals. Followed by a cruise upstream on the Mekong River with an exploration of the mysterious Pak Ou Cave. Along the way, make a stop at Ban Xanghai Village, here, your guide will explain the distillation process of this local wine. On the way back, take a short drive to visit Ban Xangkhong Village. In the village, you will have a chance to learn how the locals are making traditional Saa paper, which is made from mulberry trees.

DAY 5: 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 6: DEPARTURE FROM LUANG PRABANG

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Not available

It depends on your flight time, you may have the whole morning to do your own things in Luang Prabang 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 a/c transportation & drivers

  • Private English speaking guides

  • Private boat ride on Mekong River to Pak Ou Caves

  • On-tour flight (Vientiane - Luang Prabang)

  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

  • 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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