Testimonials

Read more...
View all Testimonials

An experience we will never forget
March 24, 2012

fiogf49gjkf0d

Laos remains an unexplored country with rich heritage and untouched nature. This six day tour allows you to discover Laos in depth from Luang Prabang’s royal temples to the amazing Plain of Jars.


Detailed program


fiogf49gjkf0d

Day 01:  Arrival – Vientiane (L)
Up on arrival Vientiane Capital, meet our guide welcome to Vientiane. Transfer to hotel for check-in. Lunch at the local restaurant after that, 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, Symbol  of Lao nation 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. Overnight in Vientiane.
 
Day 2:  Vientiane - Xiengkhouang  Plain of Jars (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel , free at leisure until your short afternoon flight to Xiengkhouang QV401  13.20-13.50 Xiengkhouang was devastated by American bombing between 1964 and 1973. Upon arrival, we transfer out to visit the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau. We also have time, this afternoon seeing the old capital of Muang Khoun Province and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hill tribe and Tai Dam people. They have an interesting local culture and a colorful history. Overnight in Xiengkhoung
 
Day 3:  Xiengkhouang  - Luangprabang by Road (B, L)
Early morning, we visit Central Market of Phonsavanh to watch different Hill Tribes to barter and exchange merchandises. Then heading out the this small town to Luang Prabang 306 Km/ 6-7 hrs drive, on the way, we drop off and see a site more than 200 years old Buddha images in Thampra and varied Hmong and varied hill tribe minority villages along the road. They are nice, friendly and welcome you to visit. After a photo stop, we continue driving up hill, enjoying mountain splendid natural scenery, forest and landscape. After a tea or coffee break at Sala Phoukhoun, where the T-junction of bordering meets Vientiane-Xiengkhouang-Luang Prabang. The journey will take us over mountainous region to Luang Prabang. 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 checking into hotel, [if time permits] we start seeing the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun, the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai. From there, we explore Street Night Bazaar, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.  Overnight in Luang Prabang
 
Day 4:  Luangprabang – Pak Ou Cave  (B, L)
We depart hotel to the boat landing, and take an excursion 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, then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. Overnight in Luang Prabang
 
Day 5: Luangprabang – Kuangsi Waterfall (B, L)
After breakfast, we depart hotel to visit the National Museum, the former Royal Palace which houses the collection of valuables including the famous Prabang Buddha statue, gifts received from foreign dignitaries…etc, before we take a drive (30 km South) to visit Khuangsi 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 Phosi, 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. Overnight in Luangprabang.
 
Day 6: Luangprabang – Departure (B)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for morning flight departure. End of services


Price and Included

Group
Price/pax

Check rate

  1.    
  2. From To   26/07/2017


Supplement
Single Supplement (138 USD)

Hotels list of this tour Stars Cities
Lao Orchid hotel VIENTIANE
Vansana Xieng Khuang hotel Xieng Khoang
Villa Chitdara hotel. LUANG PRABANG

Included

fiogf49gjkf0d
fiogf49gjkf0d
  • Accommodation in hotel as mentioned in the program (based on 2 persons/room)
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
  • Air-conditioned private vehicles for all transportations
  • English speaking local guide
  • Airfare: Vientiane - Xieng Khuang (Classic class)
  • Boat trip as mentioned in the program
  • Government taxes & service charges


Excluded

  • International Airfare
  • Visa to Laos
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Bank fees for payment
  • Tips & personal expenses as drinks, laundry, phone….

Kuang Xi & Tadsé Waterfalls

fiogf49gjkf0d

Kuang Si and Tad Se are Laos’ most popular and stunning waterfalls, both located within easy reach of the northern city of Luang Prabang...

Read more...

Wat Sisaket

fiogf49gjkf0d

Wat Si Saket is a Buddhist wat in Vientiane, Laos. It is situated on Lan Xang Road, at the corner with Setthathirat Road, to the northwest of Haw Phra Kaew...

Read more...

Mekong River boat trip

fiogf49gjkf0d

It is definitely well worth a boat trip to explore the river life on the Mekong. It is important that you do it in wet season to see its abundance and richness ...

Read more...

Pha That Luang

fiogf49gjkf0d

Pha That Luang (or That Luang Stupa or Stupa Luang) is an impressive gold-covered Buddhist stupa in the centre of Vientiane, Laos. First built in 3rd century, the stupa ...

Read more...

Patouxai

fiogf49gjkf0d

The Patouxai or Arch of Victory is popularly known as “anusawali” (Laos’s word for "monument"), It commands a premier location at the end of Lane Xang Road ...

Read more...

Haw Pha Kaew

fiogf49gjkf0d

The Haw Phra Kaew was first built between 1565 and 1556 during the reign of King Setthathirath in the old capital of Laos. This temple formerly housed the Emerald Buddha ...

Read more...

Royal Palace

fiogf49gjkf0d

The Royal Palace in Luang Prabang was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family. After the death of King Sisavang Vong ...

Read more...

Wat Mai

fiogf49gjkf0d

Wat Mai is a Buddhist temple or wat built in late 18 century in Luang Prabang. It is the largest and most richly decorated of the temples in town. Wat Mai is located near the...

Read more...

Mount Phousi

fiogf49gjkf0d

Located at the heart of Luang Prabang, Mount Phousi is an extremely sacred place for Laotian people. On its summit sits a golden That Chomsi stupa which offers ...

Read more...