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5 Days discover Laos

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Mai Huong

Inserimex Travel Co., Ltd

Inserimex Travel is a leading and professional tour operator in Vietnam and South East Asia

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5 Days discover Laos

In South East Asia, Thailand promotes itself as amazing, Vietnam can well be described as bustling, Cambodia's temples are mysterious... but the adjective that was most often applied to Laos is forgotten, this is changing fast however, with tourism being the biggest growth sector in Laos with ever rising visitor numbers under its new slogan 'Simply beautiful'. Our trip will take you to visit some famous area to discover the "Simply beautiful" of Lao

DAY 1

Vientiane - Arrival

Arrival Vientiane international airport, you will be welcomed by our guide. Pick up and transfer to check in your hotel (check in time is 14:00 PM, early check in is subject to be charged). In the afternoon, start your tour to visit Wat Sisaket, the oldest original temple in Vientiane. Built in 1818, Wat Sisaket is the sole survivor of an invasion in 1828. All other temples in the city have undergone extensive restoration. Wat Sisaket features remarkable frescoes and 6,840 Buddha images. Nearby is Ho PhraKeo, once the royal temple of Lao monarchy. Built in 1565, Ho PhraKeo has been used as a museum since 1970 and contains some of the finest Buddhist sculptures and artifacts in the country. Special displays include antique brass drums and palm leaf manuscripts. The main structure originally housed the famous Emerald Buddha that now resides in Bangkok’s WatPhraKeo. One of the most photographed images of Vientiane is Patousay, the victory gate also known as Anousavari. Constructed in 1958, its architecture is inspired by the Arc of Triumph in Paris. Another famous Vientiane landmark is the That Luang Stupa. King Setthathirath built this great sacred stupa, considered as the national symbol, in 1566. Its central structure is 45 meters tall and echoes the curving lines of an elongated lotus. The original stupa was said to contain relics of Lord. Enjoy dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Vientiane Read more

1 night at Vientiane
DAY 2

Vientiane - Vang Vieng

After having breakfast at hotel, pick-up at your hotel in Vientiane and drive to VangXang archaeological site.The name means Elephant Palace, a reference to an elephant graveyard found in the vicinity. The site, which consists of a cluster of 10-metre-high-relief Buddha sculptures on cliffs, is usually assigned to an 11th century Mon provenance. Continue by car to VangVieng (160 km - 3 hours’ drive), admire and observe the rural life along the road. Visit the re-forestry pilot project of JICA at Ban Houeimo village and a mulberry tea plantation. Lunch at local restaurant and continue your trip to Vang Vieng, upon arrival in VangVieng, check-in hotel. In the afternoon take a small boat about 30 minutes (2 persons per boat) on the Nam Song River to visit the biological gardens and the natural cave of Tham Chang cave, with an underground spring and a stunning view over the valley. During the 19th century, the cave was used as a bunker in defence against marauding Yunnanese. Return to VangVieng Township for further exploring. Dinner at local restaurant. Back to your hotel and overnight at hotel in Vang Vieng Read more

1 night at Vang Vieng
DAY 3

Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang

Pick up at the hotel and visit the local market then Visit ban Pha Tang and continue by car to Luang Prabang Province by new road about (230 km – 3,5hours’ drive). On the way, we stop to visit some minority villages. Lunch at local restaurant. Upon arrival in Luang Prabang, transfer and check-in at the hotel In the afternoon, then visit Vat Visoun, the site of an impressive stupa, That Makmo, stylistically more Srilankalese than Lao. Then walk to the nearby Vat Aham, which is one of the city’s major tutelary shrines, dedicated to DevetaLuang (spirit) PuGneuYaGneu (ancestors). Climb Vat Phousi hill for an outstanding view over the city. Continue to visit Vat Mai, built in 1796, famous for the five – tiered roof of its wooden sim built in the standard of LuangPrabang style. Dinner at local restaurant. Your evening is free to explore the Night Market and sample some local cuisine at one of the many restaurants the town has to offer. Overnight in LuangPrabang Read more

1 night at Luang Prabang
DAY 4

Luang Prabang

After breakfast, we will take you to board a traditional boat for a trip upstream the Mekong River to visit the famous caves of Pak Ou housing thousands of statues representing Lord Buddha. Return to Luang Prabang by bus on the way visit Ban Phanom, a weaving village populated by Thai Lu that originally came from Sipsongpanna in Southern China. In the afternoon drive to the Kuang Si Waterfalls. The waterfalls tumble over multi – tiered limestone formations into cool, clear pools ideal for swimming and relaxing. Stopover is at Ban Na Ouang, the Hmong minority village, walking around the village to discover the daily lifestyle of this minority. Continue to arrive to the waterfall. The waterfalls tumble over multi – tiered limestone formations into cool, clear pools ideal for swimming and relaxing. Visit the rescued bears of the “Bear Lao” project on your walk along the pools up to the waterfall. Having lunch at local restaurant. Just recently, there has been a Butterfly Park opened near the Kuang Si Waterfall with nice walkways, a restaurant and kind of open-air cage with more than 800 butterflies. The young Dutch couple who owns the park is able to provide you with interesting details about the life of butterflies and it is a nice place for enjoying a good cup of coffee. After some time relaxing and exploring walk back to the car. Continue by car to Ban Xangkhong, the Sa paper and weaving village. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Luang Prabang Read more

1 night at Luang Prabang
DAY 5

Luang Prabang - Departure

This morning you have the option and opportunity to rise early and participate in the daily morning ritual of Alms Giving, you will experience saffron-clad monks collecting offerings or ‘Alms’ from faithful local residents. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the daily procession. Returning to the hotel for breakfast, then visit Wat Xieng Thong, considered as the most beautiful temple. The sim of the Wat represents the classic Luang Prabang temple architecture with roofs that sweep low to the ground. In the compound stand several small chapels housing bronze Buddha images, which were displayed in Paris in 1911. Near the East gate stands the Royal Funeral Chapel. Inside are an impressive 12-meter high funeral chariot and various funeral urns of each Royal Family’s member. The gilt panel on the exterior of the chapel depicts a semi-erotic episode from Ramayana visit the National Museum (former King’s Palace) displaying a collection of personal artifacts of the Royal Family. Then time is free until you are transferred to the airport for your departing. Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Vientiane
Day 2
Location Vang Vieng
Day 3
Location Luang Prabang
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Vientiane
Day 2
Location Vang Vieng
Day 3
Location Luang Prabang
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Vientiane
Day 2
Location Vang Vieng
Day 3
Location Luang Prabang

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation at twin/double sharing room (2 persons per room)
  • Local guides: English speaking
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee for sightseeing places
  • Meals mentioned in itinerary

Package excludes

  • Other domestic and international airfare
  • Single supplement at hotels
  • Other foreign language guide.
  • Surcharge for compulsory dinner at hotel for Christmas Eve, New Year Eve....
  • Surcharge for National Holidays.
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages

More information

  • The price is quoted per person nett based on twin/double sharing room at each hotel. A single supplement will give as requirement.

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We enjoyed our trip to Vietnam very much. The driver was excellent and had a very good attitude. Our tour guide, Thai, was good and very dependable. He has a good knowledge about history, cultural… and give to us much information about your beautiful country. In addition, I really appreciate a lovely phone call from you and it was very nice to meet you at the restaurant on last day evening. Finally, our great thanks for your thoughtful gifts and good services. Read more

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Everything went very smoothly and it was a fantastic holiday even I traveled alone. Hoang, I will talk about you and your company to my friends. Thanks again for all your help and hard work. Look forward to using your services again in the near future.

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