Trip name: Images of Laos
Trip code: VLL-06
Trip duration: 6Days / 5 Nights
Trip Operates: Year Round / On Demand
Trip price: Available upon Request
Trip route: Vientiane-Vang Vieng-Luang Prabang
Starts/Ends trip: Vientiane/ Luang Prabang
Trip type’: Natural, landscape, historical & cultural.
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 Si Waterfall And Pak Ou Caves
Day 6: Luang Prabang – Departure.
Day 1 ARRIVAL- VIENTIANE (L, D)
On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred 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, 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. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 2 VIENTIANE– VANG VIENG (B, L, D)
We leave the capital early for our journey northbound; we will see some breathtaking scenery en route as we pass through spectacular countryside towards the mountainous region. Along the way we visit the busy and colourful market of Thalat where various hill tribes come to trade goods and buy provisions. A next stop of our trip is Vang Xang, famous for its archeological site dating back to the 11th century. We reach our final destination Vang Vieng, which is nestled on a bend of the Nam Song River. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Vang Vieng.
Day 3 VANG VIENG– LUANG PRABANG (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 north up route 13 to Luang Prabang. The stunning mountain scenery makes for an interesting journey. After a couple of photo stops, we arrive in Luang Prabang early evening. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 4 LUANG PRABANG– FULL DAY CITY TOUR (B, L, D)
Your full day city tour begins after breakfast, with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. We then enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. Today, we also visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham.
Following lunch, we visit the Arts and Ethnology Centre to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures before we head out of town to see the weaving villages of Ban Xaengkhong and Ban Xienglek. We then return to the city for a visit to Wat Mai. We then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic view of the city at sunset and the Mekong River. The tour ends after visiting the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Note: the Royal Palace Museum is closed on Tuesdays. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 5 LUANG PRABANG– KUANG SI WATERFALL AND PAK OU CAVES (B, L, D)
First we 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 villages. 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.
This afternoon, 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. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. 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.
Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 6. LUANG PRABANG- DEPARTURE (B)
Depending on your flight, you may have time at leisure before transferring to the airport in time for your departing flight.
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
Drink during the visit : 01 bottle 500mml/pax/day
Service 24/24 –English speaking of our consultant/tour operator
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
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