5 days / 4 nights
Discover the secrets of Laos with this journey to some of the most interesting places in Laos. Rich history and culture, World Heritage sites as well as the magic Mekong and the beautiful and scenic Luang Prabang make this tour a wonderful opportunity to explore the beauties of this country in the warm heart of South-East-Asia
On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transfered to your hotel. Time permitting; Your half day city tour enables us to see the major temples of Vientiane including the oldest, Wat Sisaket, a temple of thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo. We also visit Lao national icon, That Luang Stupa, and take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Overnight in Vientiane.
Vientiane – Xieng khuang – Plain of Jars
You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Xieng khuang. Upon arrival, we transfer out to visit Site 1 of the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau. You will then be transferred to your hotel for the night. Overnight in Xieng kuang.
Xieng khuang – Luang Prabang
Early morning, we visit the Central Market of Phonsavanh to watch the different hill tribe people barter and exchange merchandises. We then head out towards Luang Prabang. Enroute we stop off to see the Buddha images at Thampra, a site more than 200 years old, and various Hmong and hilltribe minority villages along the way. Return to Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves – Half day city tour
Today, we embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. On return, we disembark the boat to visit traditional villages, and continue taking a short drive to Ban Phanom, a village famous for its hand weaving. In the afternoon your half day city tour begins with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. We then head to the magnificent Wat Xieng thong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We also have time to visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai.
Price & Bookings
Tour price included:
- Transportation in private
- Accommodation in twin shared room
- Boat trip as stated in above sights
- English speaking guide
- Admission fee to indicated sights
- Meals: daily breakfast at hotel
Tour price excluded:
- Visa stamping fee on arrival
- Int’l air tickets to/from Laos
- Domestic flight and airport tax
- Travel Insurance in all kinds
- Lunch or dinner unless where stated
- Single room (quoted separately)
- Other foreign language guide
- Peak tourist season or special event rates
- Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
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