Tours
Incredible Laos

Trip name: Incredible Laos
Trip code: VLL-08
Trip duration: 10Days / 9Nights
Trip Operates: Year Round / On Demand
Trip price: Available upon Request
Trip route: Luang Prabang-XiengKhoang-Vientiane-Don Khone Island-Pakse
Starts/Ends trip:Luang Prabang/Pakse
Trip type’: Natural, landscape, historical & cultural.


Brief Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival- Luang Prabang 
Day 2: Luang Prabang– Pak Ou Caves -Luang Prabang
Day 3: Luang Prabang– Khouangsi Waterfalls 
Day 4: Luang Prabang– Xieng Khouang 
Day 5: Xieng Khouang – Vientiane
Day 6: Vientiane city tour
Day 7: Vientiane– Pakse– Don Khone Island 
Day 8: Don Khone Island– Surrounding 
Day 9: Don Khone Island– Tadlo- Pakse 
Day 10: Pakse– Departure


UNESCO has recognized and preserved a former capital of the realm Luang Prabang, also known as the “Kingdom of Millions of Elephants” in the 13th century. This tour takes you to visit historical relics including a trip to the ruins of the Khmer temple Wat Phou near Pakse, the mysterious plain of jars in Xiengkhouang and the Manoluck LPQ remnants at Don Khone Island. You will also absorb the hidden sleeping beauty within the 4000-island region, and be captivated at the sight of Southeast Asia’s largest waterfall, Khone Phapeng.

Day 1:ARRIVAL – LUANG PRABANG (L, D)
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. After a short rest, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and 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 beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by the local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.
Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 2: LUANG PRABANG– PAK OU- LUANG PRABANG (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, representing classical Laotian architecture. We then board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which gives us a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. En route, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where the local specialty of rice wine is produced. Once back in Luang Prabang city we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, a village well known for its hand weaving. We also have time to visit Ban Xangkhong and Ban Xienglek, small villages well known for silk weavings and for Saa (jute) Papermaking.
Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.


Day 3: LUANG PRABANG– KHOUANGSI WATERFALLS (B, L, D)

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (often in the form of sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual. You can also visit the morning Phosi Market where you can 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 handicrafts, and today you will visit local village of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay and Ban Thapene.
Time permitting you may drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can take a dip in the inviting pools or walk along the forest paths.
We return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon and continue to Ban Phanom, a well-known weaving village, and then return to the city by late evening to admire the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath.
Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

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

After breakfast, we visit the National Museum (close Tuesday) at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign.
Today, we drive 306km uphill a mountain surrounded by wonderful natural scenery to Xiengkhouang. Upon arrival, we transfer out to visit the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are scattered all over the plateau. If time permits, we see the old capital of Muang Khoun and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hill tribe people. They have an interesting local culture and a colorful history.
Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Phonsavanh.

Day 5.XIENG KHOUANG– VIENTIANE (B, L, D) (Flight)

Following breakfast, we visit the Central Market. After you will have free time to explore the town further before catching our flight back to Vientiane. After checking into the hotel, time permitting we continue our sightseeing tour of the surrounding areas of Vientiane; we visit the impressive Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge and Buddha Park, an enchanting collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures on the Mekong Riverside meadow, close to the Friendship Bridge. There are approximately 200 religious images dating back over 500 years, which were created by a mysterious monk spreading his philosophy on life and revealing his ideas about the universe. A spectacular view of the Mekong River at sunset is a perfect way to finish the day.
Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 6: VIENTIANE– CITY TOUR (B, L, D)

After breakfast, we continue to explore Vientiane capital by visiting the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. En route to Lao’s national precious heritage, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you will have the opportunity to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. In the afternoon, we continue visiting the rest of Vientiane by foot, including Wat Ong Tue, Wat Inpeng and Wat Haisok. We pass by the major shopping area continuing to the Vientiane Central Market of Talad Sao and Talad Kouadin where various goods are displayed for sale; including fresh food, household goods, souvenirs, textiles, gold, silver and antiques. We return to the Mekong Riverside in the late afternoon for observing the sunset.
Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 7: VIENTIANE– PAKSE– DON KHONE ISLAND (B, L, D) (Flight)

After breakfast, we catch an early flight to Pakse. On arrival, we drive south 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. We continue our journey by long tail boat to Don Khone, the largest island in the South Mekong river region known as the 4000 islands, one of the most scenic areas in Laos.
Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight on Don Khone Island.

Day 8:DON KHONE ISLAND– SURROUNDING (B, L, D) (Boat)
After an early morning breakfast, 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 leisurely by boat and visit the most beautiful Liphi waterfall, also known as the Samphamith, which forms a natural border between Lao and Cambodia. If we have luck, we may catch a glimpse of the rare freshwater Irrawaddy Mekong dolphin at Ban Hang Khone. 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 on Don Khone Island.

Day 9.DON KHONE ISLAND– TADLO- PAKSE (B, L, D)

Upon leaving Done Khone Island, we journey towards Tadlo, through the Boloven plateau. The Boloven Plateau is known for its cooler temperature being located high above the Mekong Valley. Rivers run off this high plateau in all directions and then plunge out to lush forests along in a series of spectacular surging waterfalls. 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. This trip gives visitors the chance to venture off the beaten track and to discover some of the lesser-known areas of Laos, exploring the wild beauty of this southern region. Upon arrival at Tad Lo waterfall, we visit the villages of Alak, Nge, and Katu, populated by ethnic minority groups. We return to Pakse by late evening.
Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Pakse.

Day 10.PAKSE- DEPARTURE (B)

After breakfast; there will be free time for your own exploration of Pakse Town before catching a flight to Siem Reap-Cambodia or exiting Laos overland from the Chongmek International checkpoint to Ubon Ratchathani Thailand.

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 Vietnamese 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

 

Bonus:

 Drink during the visit : 01 bottle 500mml/pax/day

 Farwell present

 Service 24/24 –English speaking of our consultant/tour operator

 

Price Excludes:

 All airfares and airport taxes to & from Laos

 Domestic flights in Laos

 Visa on arrival stamping fee for Vietnam (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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