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10 days - Impressions of Laos

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10 days - Impressions of Laos

Wander the peaceful temples of a devoutly Buddhist nation and step back in time to colonial days of palms, villas and royalty in World Heritage Listed Luang Prabang. Enjoy the landscapes on the way to Vientiane, the mountains and their minorities...

DAY 1

Luang Prabang Arrival

Upon arrival, meet and greeted at the airport and transfer to hotel. Later of the day, discover the World Heritage town with visits to some temples and historical sights including Wat Visun, Wat Aham, the beautiful Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Mai. This afternoon climb Phu Si-hill to enjoy the view overlooking the city and watch the amazing sunset. From here we can see the magic Mekong and the small Nam Khan rivers. Get down to visit Street Night Bazaar, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Welcome dinner at local restaurant. Stay overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang. Read more

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DAY 2

Mekong River cruise - Pak Ou Cave

After breakfast, get a transfer to the pier then enjoy a trip by private long boat on the Mekong river to the holy cave of Pak Ou that carved into mountain cliff by the Mekong River, housing thousands of Buddha statues and is holy destination for Laos pilgrims. Along the cruise we will have stops to visit Ban Xang Hai (Lao Lum), where the distillation of rice whisky (Lou Lao) can be seen, Ban Xang Khong and Ban Pak Ou. Back to Luang Prabang town in mid afternoon. The remainder of the day is free at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang. Read more

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DAY 3

Luang Prabang Nature Experience

Experience some of the outstanding nature around Luang Prabang with half day tour to visit Elephant Park Project visit & Elephant ride. The rest of your day is free at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.

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DAY 4

Kuang Si Waterfalls

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we visit the National Museum. Later, transfer to the beautiful Kuang Si waterfalls, on the way we stop to visit Hmong and Khmu villages to learn about local culture, way of life and the differences between tribes in Lao. Enjoy time at the waterfall for a refreshing bath. Transfer back in town. Stay overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang. Read more

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DAY 5

Luang Prabang – Vang Vieng

Leave Luang Prabang for Vang Vieng by car. Amazing mountain sceneries, beautiful landscapes and village visits along the way. Afternoon walk in the great carst mountain scenery and visit of surrounding caves. Stay overnight in Vang Vieng near the river.

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DAY 6

Vang Vieng – Vientiane

Drive to Vientiane, the capital of Laos. After checking in your hotel we'll start visiting the major sights of interest of Vientiane including Wat Sisaket, a temple of thousands of miniature Buddha statues, the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image, sacred structure of That Luang Stupa and the imposing Phatuxay Monument, which is Vientiane ’s own Arc de Triumph. Stay overnight at hotel in Vientiane. Read more

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DAY 7

Vientiane - Pakse - Tad Lo

Breakfast, we take an early flight to Pakse. Upon arrival we will drive to Bolaven Plateau where there are the coffee and tea plantations, on the way we also visit the villages of Lao Theung. Stay overnight in Tadlo.

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DAY 8

Tad Lo - Wat Phu - Don Khong

Drive back Pakse and travel on a wonderful local ferry over the Mekong River to Champassak. Here we visit the sacred Khmer temple of Wat Phu. This complex represents the most eastern border of the Khmer Empire in the 4th century. Later in the afternoon we take a scenic drive and ferry boat to Don Khong. This island is one of the larger permanently inhabited islands in the ‘si pan don’ area. Dong Khong is best explored by bicycle. A reasonable dirt road circumvents the island. Stay overnight at hotel/resort in Khong Island. Read more

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DAY 9

The 4000 Islands

By boat we’ll explore the 4000 islands area (si pan don). Here, the Mekong river is at its widest. During the rainy season it is up to 12 km across. When the waters recede, many small islands emerge. It is from this phenomenon that the region takes its name. From far distance you can hear the unmistakable roar of the Khone Phapheng and Li Phi falls, which we will visit today. Nearby the falls live some hundred Irrawaddy freshwater dolphins. Ban Hang Khon is one of the rare places on earth to spot these endangered mammals. Also see the old locomotive, railway and colonial bridge built by the French to avoid navigating on the rapids and waterfalls that abound on this section of the Mekong. Stay overnight at hotel/resort in Khong Island. Read more

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DAY 10

Don Kong - Pakse - Departure

Breakfast; transfer to Pakse Airport for departure flight.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Luang Prabang
Day 5
Location Vang Vieng
Day 6
Location www.manoromboutique.com
Day 7
Location Tadlo
Day 8
Location Don Khong

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Private Transport during the tour
  • Boat trip & ferry
  • Accommodation in double/twin share with daily breakfast
  • Local guides
  • 1 bottle water/pax/day
  • Information services
  • Entrance and admission fees
  • Government tax, service charge

Package excludes

  • Airfare both international and domestic
  • Entry visa
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • Surcharge for French speaking guide : 140 USD/group
  • Surcharge for Spanish speaking guide : 575 USD/group
  • Surcharge for Italian speaking guide : 980 USD/group
  • REMARKS:
  • All room bookings' are subject to availability at time of confirmation
  • An Extra bed is subject to availability upon confirmation with extra charge

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