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LAOS 08: Vientiane – Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang – Muang Khua – Nong Khiaw (17 days)

  • Tour Code: LAOS 08
  • Tour route: Vientiane Vientiane – Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang – Muang Khua – Nong Khiaw Luang Prabang

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVAL - VIENTIANE

On arrival at the airport you are transferred to your centrally located hotel. Vientiane is a friendly sleepy town resting on the shores of the mighty Mekong River. Overnight in Vientiane.

Meals included: No Meal

Day 2 VIENTIANE

After breakfast, we start visiting the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket 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 Patuxai which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triomphe. In the evening you can enjoy strolling along the bank of Mekong river and free at the night market. Overnight in Vientiane.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 VIENTIANE – VANG VIENG

Heading out of the town, we travel by roads to Vang Vieng with stop over at the archeological sight of Vang Xang dating back from the 11th century. On arrival at Vang Vieng, we cross the Nam Song River, and then enjoy a short trek through the breathtaking mountain landscape to Tam None cave and some hill villages. Today ends with a spectacular view of the sunset over the Nam Song River. Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 VANG VIENG

After breakfast, we start our bicycle trip around the town, we visit the legendary cave of Tham Chang, the Ban NamKa village, the Tai Deang and the Souay hill tribe people. They are all friendly and welcoming. The remainder of the day is free for your own exploration of the town and strolling around the shopping area. Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 VANG VIENG

Free day to explore the town by yourselves. Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 VANG VIENG – LUANG PRABANG

An early morning start to drive to Luang Prabang, which is perhaps the best preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The road conditions are very pool; how ever the unequalled scenery with a mixture of steep terraced fields and hill tribe villages make for an interesting journey. On arrival in Luang Prabang, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun, the shrine of Wat Aham. We then climb up to the top of Phousi Hill for an enjoyable exploration of sacred, gilded stupa and a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 LUANG PRABANG – MUANG KHUA

In the morning you will start an approximately 7-hour drive to Muang Khua by an impressive mountain landscape. A stop on the way in Udomxai, the “China town”, where many merchants hawking products from all Asian countries. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight in Muang Khua.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 MUANG KHUA

After breakfast we’ll visit local market and walk on the suspension bridge to the other side of village. Free at leisure. Overnight in Muang Khua.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 MUANG KHUA – NONG KHIAW

Today we’ll take the slow boat on the Ou River to Nong Khiaw. Afternoon we’ll be arriving and check in hotel. Overnight in Nong Khiaw. 

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 NONG KHIAW 100 WATERFALLS

Starting the day with a peaceful boat ride on the Nam Ou you will be able to explore a small Lao village along the river side before heading into the waterfalls. Learn about their way of life along this river!

Walking through small streams and rice paddies you arrive at the base of the 100 waterfalls. The next few hours you will see only water and jungle and hear the sound of clear waterfall cascades. The pools around you are very inviting for a refreshing splash.

Your guide will lead you through the cascades and prepare a local style lunch on the falls in the middle of amazingly green nature…

A small villagers’ trail on the top of the 100 waterfalls will lead us back down into the valley offering wide views over the landscapes of the Nam Ou valley…

Hiking back to the village we will have more time to see the daily life here on the Nam Ou riverside village and then head back with a small boat which will bring us back to Nong Khiaw.

Bring trekking sandals which can get wet and a jacket for the return is recommended as it can get very chilly in the evening. Overnight in Nong Khiaw. 

This tour is technical as you must walk along streambeds and over rocks. You should have good fitness and confidence on uneven terrain for this beautiful tour.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 NONG KHIAW – LUANG PRABANG

After breakfast, we have a scenic drive from Nongkhiaw to Ban Pac Ou and then by slow boat to visit Pac Ou caves, continue by slow boat on the Mekong river to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 LUANG PRABANG SIGHTSEEING / BICYCLE TOUR

Today, we enjoy a cycling tour seeing the city’s oldest temple and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong with its roof sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. We then visit Wat Visoun, and other temples, afterward we take a short biking to Ban Phanom, well known for its hand weaving, on the way back we will spend the time at Wat Paphon Phao ( Golden Stupa on the hill ) it’s the place for meditation and relax before return to the town. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13 LUANG PRABANG SIGHTSEEING AND COOKING CLASS AT TAMAK LAO

After breakfast we’ll visit National Museum (formerly known as the Royal Palace), and then to cooking class at Tamnak Lao restaurant from 10:00am to 5pm. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14 LUANG PRABANG

Free day to explore the town by yourselves. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15 LUANG PRABANG

Free day to explore the town by yourselves. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 16 LUANG PRABANG

Free day to explore the town by yourselves. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 17 LUANG PRABANG – DEPARTURE

Free until transfer to the airport for the flight out of Laos. End of the tour.

Meals included: Breakfast

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 / German speaking 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.
  • Foods and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Entrance fees during free time
  • Bank charge
  • Bank transfer

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