Tours
Classic Overland Laos

Trip name: Classic Overland Laos
Trip code: VLL-09
Trip duration: 12Days / 11 Nights
Trip Operates: Year Round / On Demand
Trip price: Available upon Request
Trip route: Luang Prabang-Xieng Khuang-Vang Veng-Vientien-Pakse
Starts/Ends trip:Luang Prabang/ Pakse
Trip type’: Natural, landscape, historical & cultural.


Brief Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival- Luang Prabang & half-day city tour
Day 2: Luang Prabang– Big Brother Mouse– Ban Khia Luang– Pak Ou Caves 
Day 3: Luang Prabang– Khuang Si Waterfall And Ban Chan 
Day 4:Luang Prabang– Xieng Khuang 
Day 5: Xieng Khuang– Plain Of Jars And Muangkhoun 
Day 6: Xieng Khuang– Muang Khoun– Vang Vieng 
Day 7:Vang Vieng– Half Day City Tour- Vientiane 
Day 8:Vientiane– Half Day City Tour 
Day 9: Vientiane– Pakse– 4000 Islands 
Day 10: 4000 Islands & Surrounding 
Day 11: Islands– Tad Lo- Pakse 
Day 12: Pakse- Departure

Day 1ARRIVAL– LUANG PRABANG– HALF DAY CITY TOUR (L, D)
On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Time permitting; 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 Xiengthong 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.
Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 2 LUANG PRABANG–BIG BROTHER MOUSE–BAN KHIA LUANG–PAK OU CAVES (B, L, D)

The day starts with a visit to the Big Brother Mouse shop to select some books for the village visit. We then head north by car along route 13, before taking a unpaved road to Ban Khia Luang village. We then have ample time to visit the school, play with the kids and watch them enjoy their new books. We also take some time to explore the rest of the village, where you can see weaving and visit the local temple. We stop for lunch at the village, which can be either a western picnic lunch, or traditional Lao food such as sticky rice, laap and fresh vegetables cooked by the villagers.
After lunch, we say good-bye to the village and drive to Ban Khoklin, which takes us through some beautiful scenery of mountains and paddy fields. At Ban Khoklin we then board on a private boat down the Nam Ou River for 30 minutes to Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims and continue down the Mekong River back to Luang Prabang, arrive back there by late afternoon.
Dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 3 LUANG PRABANG– KHUANG SI WATERFALL AND BAN CHAN (B, L, D)
Today we cross the Mekong River by boat, to the picturesque village of Ban Chan, a pottery village. We then visit the morning Phousi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, a Hmong village, Ban Ou a Laoloum village and Ban Thapene, a Khmu village. This then takes us to the beautiful Khuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. We then return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon.
Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Luang Prabang


Day 4 LUANG PRABANG– XIENG KHUANG (B, L, D)

Today, we make the days drive through wonderful natural scenery to Xiengkhuang. The journey will give you plenty of opportunities for photos and visiting hill tribe villages. 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 scattered all over the plateau.
Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Xiengkhuang.

Day 5 XIENG KHUANG– PLAIN OF JARS AND MUANGKHOUN (B, L, D)

This morning we have time to visit the interesting Central Market in Phonsavan, visit the MAG exhibition and Site 2 of the Plain of Jars before taking a short scenic trek to Site 3 via a Tai Dam and Lao Leum village. Following lunch we have a half day morning tour seeing the old capital of Muang Khoun and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hilltribe and Tai Dam people. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Xiengkhuang.

Day 6 XIENG KHUANG– MUANG KHOUN– VANG VIENG (B, L, D)
This morning we have time to visit the interesting Central Market in Phonsavan, and then we transfer to Vang Vieng by road, arrive there in the mid afternoon.
Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Day 7 VANG VIENG– HALF DAY CITY TOUR- VIENTIANE (B, L, D)
As part of our half day tour of Vang Vieng, we explore the famous caves of Tham Jang, which was once used by the local people as a hideout from Chinese invaders. We also cross the river to Ban Huai Ngai, a very pleasant village where we can explore the different lifestyles of the Locals. Following lunch we head south to Vientiane, where we arrive before sunset.
Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 8 VIENTIANE– HALF DAY CITY TOUR (B, L, D)

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, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. We also visit Lao national icon, That Luang Stupa, and we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. The afternoon is at leisure.
Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 9 VIENTIANE– PAKSE– 4000 ISLANDS (B, L, D)

You will be transferred to the airport early this morning for your flight to Pakse. On arrival in Pakse, we drive to Champassak and visit the fascinating pre-Angkorian ruins of Wat Phu, one of Southeast Asia's most dramatically situated temples. We have time to explore these intriguing Khmer ruins, which are perched at the base of Mount Phu Kao. Following lunch, we continue our journey by road and long tail boat to the 4000 Islands area, where you have the rest of the day to relax.
Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in 4000 Islands.

Day 10: 4000 ISLANDS AND SURROUNDING (B, L, D)
After an early morning breakfast, we explore Khone Island. Here we begin by re-tracing the French colonial-past at Ban Khone, where some old colonial houses still stand and glimpse the first Lao railway with its own locomotive. We continue our exploration of the area of the 4000 islands by boat and visit the beautiful Liphi waterfall, also known as the Samphamith, which forms a natural border between Lao and Cambodia. We return to Ban Nakasang and drive to the famous waterfall of Khone Phapeng- the largest waterfall in South East Asia, also known as the 'Niagara of the east'.
Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in 4000 Islands.

Day 11ISLANDS– TAD LO- PAKSE (B, L, D)

This morning we leave Khone Island and you will be met and taken by road west into the Bolevean Plateau. The Bolevean Plateau is known for its cooler temperature being located high above the Mekong Valley. The area is famous for its many waterfalls, and the most beautiful of these falls, Tad Fan, we visit. Tad Fan waterfall is spectacular with twin waterfalls plummeting into a deep gorge surrounded by flourishing vegetation. A trip to the plateau provides a refreshing break from the heat and allows you to observe the cultivation of rich coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, and other crops that can be seen en route. In the afternoon, we arrive at Tad Lo, home to another scenic waterfall and numerous ethnic minority groups. We visit the villages of Alak, Nge, and Katu before returning to Pakse.
Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Pakse.

Day 12 PAKSE- DEPARTURE (B)

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Pakse Airport for your departure flight.

Price Include:

  • Services of local drivers and private air-conditioned vehicles during all tours and transfers
  • Services of local English speaking guides during all tours and transfers (other language guides available on request with additional fee)
  • Hotel accommodation just for twin share with daily breakfast, for single traveler must add the single supplement price.
  • Admission fees for all sights visited
  • Boat trip on stated in each program
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary with B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner (all meal are set menu with Laos food & service at local restaurants) If you have any specific food requirements: vegetarian, vegan, food allergies…please inform us in advance so that we can provide & notice to our restaurant.
  • Services charge & government taxes

Price Excludes:

  • All airfares and airport taxes to & from Laos
  • Visa on arrival stamping fee for Laos (35USD/PP & 2 recently pictures /pay directly at Visa Department upon arrival )
  • Optional visits to sights not mentioned in the program
  • Early check in ( before 2PM) & late check out ( after 12:00)
  • Surcharge fees in peak season ,national holidays & weekend
  • Compulsory meal at hotels
  • Admission fees during free time
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, etc
  • All alcoholic and drinks at mealtimes
  • Camera and video cameras fees if applicable
  • Compulsory Personal Travel Insurance (It should cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident of illness, client must buy before departure day)
  • Tips for guide, driver, boat crew & hotels' porters
  • Meals other than those mentioned above
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the Inclusion Package above
  • Our Classic Overland Laos Tour Bonus:
  • Drink during the visit : 01 bottle 500mml/pax/day
  • Farwell present
  • Service 24/24 –English speaking of our consultant/tour operator
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