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LAOS 03: Luang Prabang – Vientiane (5 days)

  • Tour Code: LAOS 03
  • Tour route: Luang Prabang Luang Prabang Vientiane Vientiane

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVAL – LUANG PRABANG

Arrive in Luang Prabang in the afternoon. Transfer to hotel. Free time and overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals included: No Meal

Day 2 LUANG PRABANG

This morning you may want to wake up early and participate in the daily early morning ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black Alms-giving bowls being given offerings from the local people, including the ubiquitous sticky rice.

Breakfast, you will visit Wat Visoun, Wat Khili and Wat Mai. Then after a short break visit National museum, we visit Phousi Market where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit the Ban Ouay, Hmong Hill tribe, Ban Ou, Lowland Lao and Ban Thapene of Khmu village. Late afternoon we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore Street Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 LUANG PRABANG – PAK OU CAVES – BAN XANG HAI

After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. We then board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the distillation of local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xienglek, well known for its hand-made of Jute Sar paper. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 LUANG PRABANG – KUANGSI WATERFALL – VIENTIANE

Morning driving to the beautiful Kuangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths, return to Luang Prabang with a stopover at Ban Phanom, a well known weaving village. Fly to Vientiane QV 102 at 13:30 – 14:15. Upon arrival, we embark on one hour drive southeast of the city to Buddha Park.  It is a fanciful sculpture garden full of Buddhist and religious images dating back over 500 years. Of particular interest is a giant concrete pumpkin, its interior consists of three levels representing hell, earth and heaven. Overnight in Vientiane.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 VIENTIANE – DEPARTURE

After a breakfast, we start visiting the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket, the temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Visit Morning Market then transfer to airport for your departure flight. End of the tour.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour Price

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Inclusion & Exclusion

RATES INCLUDE:

  • Accommodation based on twin or double rooms with daily breakfast
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary
  • Private vehicle/boat all through the trip as per program
  • Guidance of English speaking local guide through the trip as per program
  • Entrance fees during guided time
  • All excursions as mentioned in itinerary
  • Mineral water + wet wipe
  • All service charge and government taxes

RATES EXCLUDE:                           

  • International / domestic airfares and taxes
  • Visas and visa fees
  • Personal expenses such as bar, telephone and laundry bills.
  • Travel insurance against any personal injury of illness and damage of the property incurred – during the course of this trip.
  • Foods and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Entrance fees during free time

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Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Saturday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (GMT +7 – Hanoi time).

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