Highlights of Laos

 Highlights of Laos

 

Vientiane – Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang

 

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Tour Type: Join in tour
Tour Start: every 1st and 3rd Sunday each month

 

Highlights

• Seeing the sights of the charming capital
• Visiting the splendid temples of the old royal capital
• Witnessing rural life in the countryside

 

Laos

If you’re looking for an authentic destination to visit then experience Laos in all its majestic beauty. Natural in almost every aspect, Laos is one of Southeast Asia’s least developed nations offering the adventurous tourist a land of many surprises. It is still a relatively undiscovered country that has escaped the dramatic industrial development of its neighboring countries.

Laos, also known as the Land of a Million Elephants, is a culturally rich, land-locked country with a population of just over 6 million. The Laotians are predominantly Buddhist and are very friendly and hospitable people. The official language is Lao, but English is widely spoken. The capital city, Vientiane, skirts the Mekong River, which forms the border between Laos and Thailand.

In Vientiane, you should pay a visit to the temples of Wat Phra Keo, Wat Si Saket and the splendid sight on top of the ‘Arc de Triomphe’ offering a superb view on of the surrounding natural area of Vientiane. One of nation’s most important temples is the That Luang Stupa, which should not be missed. During the afternoon, if you have time, stop by the National Cultural Ethnic Park, the Friendship Bridge or the bizarre Buddha Park. In the morning, don’t miss the market where you can buy anything from local handicrafts to MP3 players and traditional medicine.

The second destination of Laos is Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that deserves to be seen. There, among other things, you can enjoy a walk to the top of the Wat Phousy overlooking the Mekong River, for splendid views of adjacent land. Later, you can discover the stunning and beautiful Wat Xieng Thong Temple. In former times the oldest temple of Luang Prabang played a major role during cremation ceremonies for the Laotian kings.

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Day 1: → Vientiane City Tour

 

• Upon arrival in Vientiane, airport transfer

Exploring the capital city of Vientiane, we visit the major sights of the capital including the oldest; Wat Sisaket, with thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Then we’ll explore the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo which once housed the famous Emerald Buddha.

• 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.

• Overnight in Vientiane

Day 2: → Vientiane – Vang Vieng

 

• Breakfast at hotel

• After breakfast we drive north from the capital city to the small city of Vang Vieng (approx. 160 km), which is tucked in amongst giant lime cliffs and sits along the Nan Song river.

This is an area of immense natural beauty with the Nan Song river passing through the shadows of the dramatic mountains.

You will depart from your hotel, then after crossing the Nam Song river, you will start discover the natural surroundings of Vang Vieng. This trip will bring you near Nathong village to the Blue Lagoon where a swing is recommended. After a short walk you will reach the Tham Poukham cave who hosts a Sleeping Golden Buddha.

On the way you’ll stop at local villages where our guide will explain to you about culture and local tradition.
Back to Vang Vieng free leisure or Optional boat trip along the Nam Song River.

• Overnight in Vang Vieng

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3: → Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang

 

• Breakfast at hotel

• Leaving Vang Vieng, we'll drive up into the amazing mountains of northern central Laos, where we will visit one of many Hmong villages. The Hmong are an Asian ethnic group from the mountainous regions of Laos, they are also one of the sub-groups of the Miao ethnicity in southern China. Hmong people began a gradual southward migration in the 18th century due to political unrest and to find more arable land.

• We'll end our journey in Luang Prabang a UNESCO World Heritage site. This beautiful city was the royal capital and seat of government for the Kingdom of Laos, until the communist takeover in 1975. The main part of the city consists of four main roads located on a peninsula between the Nam Khan and Mekong rivers. The city is well known for its numerous Buddhist temples and monasteries. Every morning, hundreds of monks from the various monasteries walk through the streets collecting alms. One of the major landmarks in the city is Wat Phou Si, which sit on the large steep hill near the peninsula.

• Overnight in Luang Prabang

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4: → Luang Prabang City Tour + Mekong Cruise

 

• Breakfast at hotel

• After breakfast, we enjoy a short guided tour of the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classic architecture of Luang Prabang temple.

• We then board a cruise up the Mekong River, which gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as a fascinating visit deep within the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues.

• Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai , where they distill local rice wine.

• Then we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xienglek, well known for its handmade paper.

• Back in Luang Prabang you will climb up to the top of Phu Si Mountain for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa. From this awe-inspiring vista, take in the beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River.

• Overnight in Luang Prabang 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5: → Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Waterfall

 

• Breakfast at hotel

• Visit the Kuang Si waterfall, one of the most famous and beautiful waterfalls in Laos. On the way we’ll make some stops to visit local villages. At the waterfalls you can splash around in the pools or walk along forest paths, before returning to Luang Prabang by late afternoon.

• On the way stop and visit Ock Pop Tok, set in a tropical Mekong garden it opens doors to learning about Lao textiles and crafts. Bringing alive our concept of east meets west, the LCC is a place where you can meet silk weavers, craft artisans and silkworms and learn about textiles.

• Overnight in Luang Prabang 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6: → Luang Prabang by walk - Departure

 

• Breakfast at hotel

• Starting from your hotel with a short walk to the Morning Market. Unlike the large grocery stores you might be familiar with back home; the food here is still produced by small farming families and villages and brought to Luang Prabang from the surrounding Northern provinces.

• After you will arrive at Wat Mai (“New Monastery” built in 1796). It was given its present name following the restoration undertaken in 1821 by King Manthathourat.

• Next to Wat Mai temple is the National Museum which used to be the Royal Palace (Haw Kham). Your guide will help explain some information as you tour the museum. It houses the Royal throne of the Lane Xang kingdom in its original splendor, and many other religious treasures.

• Transfer from hotel to airport

Meals : Breakfast
Hotel List:
Deluxe Class

Hotel: Manorom Boutique Hotel

Room Type: Deluxe

1 Deluxe Vientiane Manorom

Premium Class

Hotel: Ansara Hotel

Room Type: Premium

1 Premium Vientiane Ansara

Deluxe Class

Hotel: The Elephant Crossing Hotel

Room Type: Deluxe

2 Deluxe Vang Vieng Elephant Crossing

Premium Class

Hotel: Silver Naga Hotel

Room Type: Premium

2 Premium Vang Vieng Silver Naga

Deluxe Class

Hotel: Villa Saykham

Room Type: Deluxe

3 Deluxe Luang Prabang Villa Saykham

Premium Class

Hotel: Maison Dalabua Luangprabang Hotel

Room Type: Premium

3 Premium Luang Prabang Maison Dalabua

Remark:

• All rates are per person
• Accommodation in hotels is subject to availability. If the listed hotel is fully booked, alternate accommodation will be booked within the same hotel category without surcharge/reduction.
• If no hotel in same category available, we preserve the right to apply a surcharge for any higher category or a reduction for any lower category.
• Compulsory surcharges and meal options apply during peak holiday period such as Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and Chinese New Year. These will be advised at the time of booking or at any time should the hotel apply on a hotel basis.
• All hotel ratings are according to the local accreditation authority

Service included:

• 5 night accommodation which base on twin sharing with daily breakfast
• Admission fee to all places indicated in the program
• English-speaking guide
• Joined transportation as mention in the program
• Meals as mention in the program

Service Does Not include:

• Visa fee
• Travel Insurance in all kinds
• Early Check In and Late Check Out
• Optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the program
• Other meals not mentioned in the program
• Personal expenses such as drinks, snacks and tips
• Hotel's early check-in and late check-out charge
• Personal expenses such as drinks, snacks and tips

Note:

• Small deviations of the tours program or time given in the program may sometimes necessary, depending on any uncontrollable circumstances.
• Any rejection of meals or tour program is non-refundable

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