Trip name: Wonder of Laos
Trip code: VLL-03
Trip duration: 4Days / 3Nights
Trip Operates: Year Round / On Demand
Trip price: Available upon Request
Trip route: Luang Prabang –Pak Ou cave- Vientiane
Starts/Ends trip: Luang Prabang /Vientiane
Trip type’: Natural, landscape, historical & cultural.
Day 1: Arrival –Luang Prabang
Day 2: Luang Prabang – Pax Ou Cave
Day 3: Luang Prabang -Vientiane
Day 4: Vientiane – Departure
Day 1:ARRIVAL - LUANG PRABANG (L/D)
Arrive in Luang Prabang, the ancient first capital of Lane Xang kingdom, the center of religious life in Laos and today the World Heritage City. Arrive in Luang Prabang and 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 - PAK OU CAVE (B/L/D)
Following 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 served at a riverside restaurant. We arrive back at Luang Prabang in late afternoon, and continue to drive 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 – VIENTIANE (B/L/D)flight
After breakfast , we visit The National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign, and the Central Market are not to be missed. we visit these sights , this morning before we catch a flight back to Vientiane . Upon arrival , we see the major temples including the oldest Wat Sisaket , a temple of thusands of miniature Budha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image . On the way to the famous , sacred structure of That Luang Stupa , we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument , which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph, sunset by Mekong riverside and late evening , overnight in Vientiane .
Day 4 VIENTIANE – DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast , we visit the Morning Market and the weaving village of Ban Nong Bouathong ( if time permits) The tour ends after your transfer to Wattay airport or Friendship Bridge for departure.
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 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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