Duration: 9 days 8 nights
Location: Luang Prabang, Phonsavan, Vang Vieng, Vientiane with its famous sights
Price: from $752
Trip code: 1905 Book now

General

 

Laos Tour Classic 9 Days (#1905)

 

 

“Sabaideeeee” – your guide will greet you upon arrival in Luang Prabang. Nestled on the banks of the Mekong River and surrounded by montains, Luang Prabang is one of Asia’s most beautiful and enchanting cities. Take in the special feel of this unique town, by wandering around the decaying temples and French colonial villas and get a deep sense of the country’s proud history. You won’t regret your stay and the several excursions awaiting you!

 

Day 1: Luang Prabang – arrival (no meals)

Meet upon arrival, you are welcome to Luang Prabang, the ancient first capital of Lane Xang kingdom, the center of religious life in Laos and today the World Heritage City.
Transfer to our hotel for check-in.
In the afternoon, we take a sightseeing tour of the sacred city of temples, of which nearly fifty temples still remain in the town and surrounding areas. Visit Wat Visoun, the 16th century temple served as a small museum for religious artifacts; Wat Aham, the early 19th century temple, whose two guardian figures at the foot of the steps which represent two characters from the Ramayana – Hanuman, the Monkey God and a fierce Yaksa; Wat Xiengthong, the 16th century temple which, more than any temples in Luang Prabang, epitomizes all the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang architecture; Phousi Hill, the 328 steps leads to the summit of Phousi hill that dominates the sky-line of Luang Prabang overlooking the finest panoramic view in the whole Luang Prabang.

 

Day 2: Luang Prabang – Alms Giving – Pak Ou Cave (B, L)

If one rises early there is a good opportunity to see a daily Lao morning ritual. Monks carrying their bowls, wander trough town blessing local people who give them offers (mostly sticky rice).
After breakfast, we depart hotel to the boat landing, and take an excursion (a few hours) by boat, upstream on the Mekong to visit Pak Ou cave in the side of a lime stone cliff and opposite of the mouth of the Mekong and Ou rivers. The sanctuaries at Pak Ou consist of two large caves, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images, which range from mere centimeter to two meters in height. En route, Lao typical villages are barely visible behind a screen of foliage. Slender canoes bobbing by the shore, bamboo poles and floats mark the location of nets and fish traps. Our first stop will be at Ban Muangkeo, a well-known village for Lao traditional rice whisky, namely Laoh-Khao to be distilled. We are welcome to taste it and also take away. Lunch is at a riverside restaurant.
We arrive back at Luang Prabang in late afternoon, and continue by car to outskirt of town to visit Ban Xangkhong, a well-known village for its wood paper making and also Lao silk weavings with natural dyes.

 

Day 3: Luang Prabang – Kuangsi Waterfall (B, L)

An morning breakfast, before we take a drive (30 km South) to visit Kuangsi Waterfall, which, though not very high, is spectacular and really beautiful with its green surroundings as the preserved National park. We stop en-route, stop to visit a fresh produced market namely Talad Phosy, and also visit Ban Na Oune, a small village of a hill-tribe group “Hmong”, probably the best-known minority group in Laos. Just before arriving at Kuangsi waterfall, there is another village of Khmu minority group, namely Ban Tha Pane that we will visit. Our picnic lunch is served at the shady park nearby Kuangsi waterfall. There is plenty of time for relaxing and a swim in cool water, before we head back to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon. The rest of the day is spent by visiting various craft-shops, including silver smiths’ and also Hmong market in town, where some skilled embroidery-works of Hmong ladies can be seen.

 

Day 4: Luang Prabang – Phonsavan/ Plain of Jars (B, L)

After breakfast we have a scenic drive to Xieng Khouang, the home amazing Plain of Jars.
On the way through high mountains and karsts formations, we have time to stop and have a short visit at the remote dwellings of ethnic minority villages. Probably you will notice that many houses have looms underneath with which the family’s clothes, bags and accessories are manufactured. Late afternoon we’ll arrive at Phonsavan, the capital of the Xieng Khouang province.

 

Day 5: Phonsavan (B, L)

Today we’ll spend the day exploring the Plain of Jars ( number 2 and 3 ) and the surrounding area. The jars are thought to be 2000 years old, although there is little proof to date them very accurately. Archaeologist still struggle to find out the specific purpose of the jars, were they used for funerary urns or to store rice wine. We‘ll see the sunset at the site number 1 before return to the town.

 

Day 6: Phonsavan – Vang Vieng (B, L)

After breakfast, enjoy travelling to Vang Vieng. On the way we’ll have time to stop to take in the scenery from the viewpoints. Vang Vieng is a small village settled between a spectacular spread of limestone karsts and is surrounded by lush green paddy fields and dwellings of ethnic minorities. We’ll arrive the town before sunset and check in your hotel which offers splendid sunsets amidst these magnificent natural settings

 

Day 7: Vang Vieng (B)

Today we will visit the caves ‘ Tham Chang “ in the morning and it’s free in the afternoon or you can do the bicycle trip around and in the nearby countryside. Other alternatives include ‘tubing’ down the Nam Song River. Vang Vieng is also the perfect place to unwind.

 

Day 8: Vang Vieng – Vientiane (B)

After breakfast we have a scenic drive to the capital of Laos. Vientiane is a friendly sleepy town resting on the shores of the mighty Mekong river. In the afternoon, we take a sightseeing tour of Vientiane, to visit religious museums of Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple to have been survived from the Siamese war of 1828 and its cloister contains more than 8000 Buddha statues; Wat Ho Prakeo, the former home-temple of the Emerald Buddha statue or Pra Keo, but today it contains a collection of Buddha statues, antiques and all artifacts found in around Vientiane; That Luang Stupa, the single most important monument in Laos, which was built to cover the original small stupa containing a piece of the chest bone of Buddha; Patouxay (Arch de Triumph), built quite recently in commemoration of those who died during the wars in the past and it is today as the land-mark of Vientiane.

 

Day 9: Vientiane – Departure (B)

Breafast at hotel, the rest of time is free for own experience in this charming town, till transfer to the airport for departure flight. Ends of trip

 

Prices from 01.10.16 to 30.04.17.

Price is nett per person in US$, twin shared basis, tax, service charge included in the party of

2 pax 3-5 pax 6-9 pax Sgl.
supplement
Budget (2 star) 1259 976 752 262
Standard Class (3 star) 1363 1080 855 367
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Prices from 01.5.17 to 30.09.17.

Price is nett per person in US$, twin shared basis, tax, service charge included in the party of

2 pax 3-5 pax 6-9 pax Sgl.
supplement
Budget (2 star) 1270 981 742 245
Standard Class (3 star) 1369 1080 841 344
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Interested in other class of hotels or customizing this tour as per your wish? Please email us for details
After visiting this area, you might consider to continue trip to Siem Reap or Luang Prabang.

 

Price inclusive

  • Accommodation based on twin or double rooms with daily breakfast
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch)
  • 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

 

Price exclusive

  • Peak season surcharge: public holidays and Christmas Eve (24/12) and New Year Eve
  • 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
  • Bank charge
  • Bank transfer

 

Hotels used for Standard class

City/town Hotel & room type Website
Luang Prabang Villa Chitdara, Standard www.ancientluangprabang-inn.com
Phonsavan Anoulackkhenlao, (standard) www.anoulackkhenlaohotel.com
Vang Vieng Thavonsouk resort, STD www.thavonsouk.com
Vientiane Lao Orchid, (Superior) www.lao-orchid.com

 

Hotels used for Superior class

City/town Hotel & room type Website
Luang Prabang Lotus Villa Laos (Frangipani) http://www.lotusvillalaos.com/
Phonsavan Vansana plain of jars, STD www.vansanahotel-group.com
Vang Vieng Vansana Vang Vieng, STD www.vansanahotel-group.com
Vientiane Vansana Riverside, Standard www.vansanahotel-group.com

 

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Inclusions

Price inclusive
  • Accommodation based on twin or double rooms with daily breakfast
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch)
  • 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
Price exclusive
  • Peak season surcharge: public holidays and Christmas Eve (24/12) and New Year Eve
  • 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
  • Bank charge
  • Bank transfer

Hotel used for packages

Hotels used for Standard class
City/town Hotel & room type Website
Luang Prabang Villa Chitdara, Standard www.ancientluangprabang-inn.com
Phonsavan Anoulackkhenlao, (standard) www.anoulackkhenlaohotel.com
Vang Vieng Thavonsouk resort, STD www.thavonsouk.com
Vientiane Lao Orchid, (Superior) www.lao-orchid.com
Hotels used for Superior class
City/town Hotel & room type Website
Luang Prabang Lotus Villa Laos (Frangipani) http://www.lotusvillalaos.com/
Phonsavan Vansana plain of jars, STD www.vansanahotel-group.com
Vang Vieng Vansana Vang Vieng, STD www.vansanahotel-group.com
Vientiane Vansana Riverside, Standard www.vansanahotel-group.com

Price

Prices from 01.10.16 to 30.04.17. Price is nett per person in US$, twin shared basis, tax, service charge included in the party of
2 pax 3-5 pax 6-9 pax Sgl. supplement
Budget (2 star) 1259 976 752 262
Standard Class (3 star) 1363 1080 855 367
Book this
Prices from 01.5.17 to 30.09.17. Price is nett per person in US$, twin shared basis, tax, service charge included in the party of
2 pax 3-5 pax 6-9 pax Sgl. supplement
Budget (2 star) 1270 981 742 245
Standard Class (3 star) 1369 1080 841 344
Book this
Interested in other class of hotels or customizing this tour as per your wish? Please email us for details After visiting this area, you might consider to continue trip to Siem Reap or Luang Prabang.