This below perfect itineraries are mixed between experiencing modern town of Vientiane and journey to remote spectacular landscape of Vang Vieng mountain karst and mountain range of northern Laos and the end of your trip at UNESCO ancient town of Luang Prabang where is the Laos’ popular tourist destinations that you should not miss out.
 

Code: LTA 05
Duration: 6 days
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Start/End: Vientiane/Luang Prabang
Tour type: Landscape, Culture and Nature
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival – Vientiane
Day 2: Vientiane – Vang Vieng
Day 3: Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang
Day 4: Luang Prabang – Full day city tour
Day 5: Luang Prabang – Kuang Sii Waterfall and Pak Ou Caves
Day 6: Luang Prabang – Departure

 
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Day 1: Arrival – Vientiane
Upon arrival at Wattay International Airport, you will be met by your Local Guide and transferred to your hotel.

If time permitting (depending on your arrival time) your half day city tour enables you to see the major temples of Vientiane including the oldest, Wat Sisaket, with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. We also visit the national icon of Laos, That Luang Stupa, stopping along the way to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Overnight in Vientiane.

That Luang Stupa

That Luang Stupa

Day 2: Vientiane – Vang Vieng (B)
After an early breakfast we depart the capital for our journey northbound. Our drive will take approximately 4 hours passing through spectacular countryside before climbing into the mountains. There will be photo opportunities along the way and a stop at a colourful local market where various hill tribes come to trade goods and buy provisions.

We will arrive in the midst of the stunningly beautiful scenery of Vang Vieng in time for lunch at the Organic Farm where you can eat traditional Lao food and sample some roasted goat cheese and mulberry wine.

After lunch we will visit the famous Than Jang Cave, once used by local people as a hideout from Chinese invaders. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore Vang Vieng by foot or bicycle, take a boat ride up river or just relax by the pool at your hotel. Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Than Jang Cave

Than Jang Cave

Day 3: Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang (B)
This morning we drive further into the mountains passing spectacular scenery and numerous hill tribe villages. We will lunch at an altitude of approximately 1,300 meters above sea level surrounded by the endless mountain peaks of this remote region.

Sunset over Luang Prabang

Sunset over Luang Prabang

After lunch we continue on along Route 13 stopping for photo opportunities and arriving in Luang Prabang early evening. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 4: Luang Prabang – Full day city tour (B)
Morning we will head off on bicycles to see some of the highlights of Luang Prabang including a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts from the Royal period in Luang Prabang. Cycling on, we are seeing the city’s oldest temples, the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roof sweeping low to the ground, representing classical Lao architecture, the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham.

Wat Xiengthong

Wat Xiengthong

Afternoon we will visit the Arts and Ethnology Centre to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures. You can enjoy a coffee at the center’s café if you chose before our climb to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred gilded stupa and to enjoy the panoramic view of the city and the sun setting over the Mekong River.

Descending the mountain your will be in the midst of the famous Luang Prabang Night Market, where you can find a unique selection of handmade textiles and handicrafts locally made by both ethnic Lao and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Luang Prabang Night Market

Luang Prabang Night Market

Day 5: Luang Prabang – Kuang Sii Waterfall and Pak Ou Caves (B)
This morning we drive to Kuang Sii Waterfall stopping along the way to visit the morning Phousi Market, this where all locals of Luang Prabang come to do their daily shopping. You will see a variety of local foodstuffs and products including dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, fish, vegetables and fruit, everything needed for daily life in Laos.

On arrival at the Kuang Sii Falls you will have the opportunity to cool off with a refreshing swim in the topaz pools below the falls, walk along the forest trails and visit the Bear Sanctuary. You will also enjoy a Picnic lunch below the falls.

Kuang Sii Waterfall

Kuang Sii Waterfall

Upon return to Luang Prabang we board our private boat for a pleasant and scenic cruise up on the Mekong River to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. These caves are an ancient pilgrimage site and contain thousands of gold lacquered Buddha images left there over hundreds of years.

Returning to Luang Prabang we disembark our boat and have the option of taking a short drive to Ban Phanom, a village famous for its hand weaving or returning to the hotel for free time to relax. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

The entrance to Pak Ou Caves

The entrance to Pak Ou Caves

Day 6: Luang Prabang – Departure (B)
This morning you have free time before being transferred to the airport for your departing flight. Trip ends.

Price: Please contact us for your special price.
Note:

  • Pax = People (Number of people in the group)
  • Sup. SGL = Single Room Supplement

Important:

  • All prices above is valid for Asian nationalities based on the following lists: Vietnamese, Cambodian, Thai, Burmese, Malaysian, Singaporean, Indonesian, Philippino, Bruneian, Chinese, Indian, Sri Lankan
  • All price is for private tour

What is included?

  • Accommodation on a twin shared basis (quote separately)
  • Private, Airconditioned transport
  • Boat trips as stated in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide/s (other language/s upon requested)
  • Admission fees to sites stated in the itinerary
  • Meals: All meals are at local restaurant and local food
  • Government’s taxes and service charges
  • Drinking water

What is excluded?

  • Visas and Immigration fees on arrival
  • Domestic & International air tickets to/from/in Laos (quote domestic airfare separately)
  • Travel and/or Medical Insurance
  • Single room accommodation (quoted separately)
  • Shopping, Night life
  • Peak Season or Special Events Surcharges
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses

Cancellation policy applies for this tour:

  • No Show 100 % charge
  • 1-7 days 50 % of the tour price
  • 8-14 days 30 % of the tour price
  • 15-30 days 10 % of the tour price
  • 31 days up no charge

Additional Remarks:

  • Itinerary is subject to change depending on flight availability, road and/or weather conditions and room availability.
  • Group of 10 persons and above will use separate vehicle in Luang Prabang due to UNESCO restrictions on large coaches entering downtown Luang Prabang.
  • Hotels listed above may not meet international star rating standards, especially in the remote areas where accommodation options are limited.
  • Room rates quoted above do not include compulsory fees for special events, peak season such as Christmas and New Year or Gala Dinners etc.
  • Prices are subject to change at any time as a result of VAT, Fuel Excise or other tax increases and USD currency fluctuations.

Prices are based on local standard hotels and room types as follow:

CityBudget**Standard***Superior****Deluxe*****
VientianeAvalon Hotel – StandardChanthapanya – SuperiorDonchan Palace – Regular FloorLao Plaza Hote – Deluxe
Luang PrabangVilla Banlao – StandardMoungluang – StandardThe Grand – DeluxeXiengthong Palace – Superior
Vang ViengBan Sabai – StandardElephantCrossing – StandardSilver Naga – DeluxeRiverside – Deluxe

Note:

  • Compulsory dinner at Lao Plaza hotel on 24 and 31 Dec 2014 = 86USD/Per Person
  • Compulsory dinner at Don Chan Palace on 24 and 31 Dec 2014 = 55USD/ Per Person
  • Compulsory dinner at Riverside Boutique 31 Dec 2014 = 69USD/ Per Person
  • Compulsory dinner at The Grand LPQ on 24 and 31 Dec 2014 = 35USD/ Per Person

Peak Season Surcharge:

  • The Grand Luang Prabang on 24 Dec & 31 Dec = 37USD/room/night
  • Ban Lao Hotel on 24 Dec -31 Dec 14 = 29USD/room/night
  • Xiengthong Palace on 24 Dec -01 Jan 15 = 49USD/room/night
  • Elephant Crossing on 24 Dec -01 Jan 15 = 11USD/room/night
  • Silver Naga on 24 Dec -01 Jan 15 = 11USD/room/night