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7-Day Lao Highlights and Legends

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7-Day Lao Highlights and Legends

Explore some best highlights of Laos including the capital city Vientiane, Xiang Khoang with Plain of Jars, the Gem of Laos and World Heritage city Luang Prabang. This tour combines the comfort travel style and authentic local culture discovery allowing you to get the deep insight into the country, its land and people.

DAY 1

Day 1: Vientiane Arrival

On arrival in the Laos capital of Vientiane, you will be met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. Vientiane is a charming and fascinating capital, with an interesting mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and American influences. After a short rest, we start visiting the major sights of the capital; including the Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. Enroute to Lao’s national icon, That Luang Stupa, you will have the opportunity to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. The Mekong river side is the perfect place to end the day and admire the sunset. Overnight in Vientiane Read more

Vientiane - 1 night
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DAY 2

Day 2: Vientiane - Xiengkhuang

Get transfer to the ariport for a short flight to Xiang Khouang. Upon arrival, we transfer out to visit the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site encompassing hundreds of large stone jars scattered throughout the plateau. In the afternoon there will be time to see the old capital of Muang Khoun Province and its' nearby villages which are home to the Hmong hill tribe and Tai Dam people who possess an interesting local culture and a vibrant history. Overnight in Phonsavanh . Read more

Phonsavanh - 1 night
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DAY 3

Day 3: Xiengkhuang - Luang Prabang

Today, visit plain of jar site 1 of the Plain of Jars, located 10 km from Phonesavanh with over 300 jars before we drive to the picturesque and charming town of Luang Prabang. The drive takes along mountainous winding roads with opportunities to stop for photos and explore the numerous local hill tribe villages. Upon arrival in Luang Prabang you will be taken to your hotel. In the evening we explore the street night market where you will find a lovely collection of local handmade textiles from the hill tribes surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight at Luang Prabang. Read more

Luang Prabang
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DAY 4

Day 4: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave

Today, we enjoy a short-guided tour of the city’s oldest temple Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its sweeping low roofs, which represents the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. We then embark on a boat journey upstream along the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful 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 speciality of rice wine is produced. Once back in Luang Prabang city we take a short drive to Xangkhong, well known for its hand weaving & local paper making from Sa Tree. Overnight in Luang Prabang. Read more

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DAY 5

Day 5: Luang Prabang - Kuangsi Falls

After breakfast there is an excursion by road to the picturesque Khouang Sy Waterfalls nestled in lush tropical forest. Return to Luang Prabang visit Vat Mai Temple, which was the residence of a Buddhist patriarch until 1975, before climbing Phousi Hill for an outstanding view over the former Royal capital and the Mekong River. Then, enjoy the sunset along the Mekong River at Vat Phabath Tai and spend some time strolling through the H’Mong market. Overnight in Luang Prabang. Read more

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DAY 6

Day 6: Luang Prabang - Vientiane

After breakfast we visit The National Museum (closed Tuesdays) at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating back from the days of the early kings right through to the last sovereign. We can also visit a prominent Luang Prabang silver smith’s, the Fine Arts School and the Central Market taking a flight to Vientiane. After checking into your hotel, we transfer out to see the Buddha Park, an enchanting collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures on the Mekong Riverside meadow and 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 to reveal his ideas about the universe. A spectacular view of over the Mekong River at sunset is a delightful way to end the day. Overnight in Vientiane . Read more

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DAY 7

Day 7: Vientiane Departure

After breakfast, we visit the Morning Market (if time permits). The tour ends after your transfer to airport for departure.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Vientiane
Day 2
Location Phonsavan
Day 3
Location Luang Prabang
Day 6
Location Vientiane
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Vientiane
Day 2
Location Phonsavan
Day 3
Location Luang Prabang
Day 6
Location Vientiane
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Vientiane
Day 2
Location Phonsavan
Day 3
Location Luang Prabang
Day 6
Location Vientiane

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle as per program
  • Accommodation
  • English speaking guide except during time at leisure
  • Information services
  • Entrance fees
  • Private boat for cruises mentioned.
  • Meals as mentioned on the program: (B) for breakfast.
  • Water and cold tissues in car
  • Government tax tour.

Package excludes

  • Air tickets both domestic and international
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Other than mentioned including in the program

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