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14 DAYS/13NIGHTS LUANG PRABANG TO 4000 ISLANDS LAOS

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14 DAYS/13NIGHTS LUANG PRABANG TO 4000 ISLANDS LAOS

Visit two neighboring countries: Laos and Cambodia with their most interesting famous places. Crossing Laos to Cambodia give you the experience about the rhythm of rural life and timeless landscapes of dazzling rice paddies and swaying sugar palms. Spend some time in the srok (provinces), as Cambodians call them, enjoying a dar leng (walkabout) to discover the true flavor of the countries. Mekong river, Luang Prabang, 4000 Islands and more!

DAY 1

LUANG PRAGBANG ARRIVAL

On arrival at the Luang Prabang airport, you will be met and transferred to check in the hotel. Situated in the centre of northern Laos, Luang Prabang is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its outstanding cultural, historic and architectural values and its harmonious relationship between the natural and built environment. You are free to stroll around the city for your own first impression of this ancient city. Overnight in Luang Prabang Read more

Luang prabang
DAY 2

LUANG PRABANG – PAK OU CAVES

After breakfast, you will first visit Royal Palace Museum, which was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family. We then embark on a leisure cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside in Mekong river, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. On arrival back in the city after Mekong river, we will visit magnificent Wat Xiengthong a superb piece of Lao temple architecture, which presents a sweeping two-tiered roof and ornate mosaics including a beautiful ‘tree of life ‘glass montage on the rear temple wall. Afterwards, we will visit the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center (closed on Monday) to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures. From there, we will transfer to visit Wat Prabath to admire the sunset; this is the really peaceful place to catch the last beauty of the day. The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely collection of handmade textiles made by local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang Read more

Luang prabang
DAY 3

LUANG PRABANG – CHUTES DE KUANG

Wake up as the sun rises, we will prepare to join the most sacred tradition of Laos, the daily morning alms giving, which dates to the 14th century. More than 200 Buddhist monks depart from various temple to gather their daily meal from the faithful residents sitting quietly on the streets. From there, we will visit the temporary morning market near the former Royal Palace. Just set on the ground, the local people come here to barter their day’s catch from rice, to vegetable, to fish, or chicken. This is the best chance to experience the flavor of local life After breakfast at the hotel, we ascend the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a panoramic view of the city and the Mekong River. We then visit Wat Visoun, after Mekong river, dating back to 1513 during the reign of King Wisunarat (Visoun), this is Luang Prabang’s oldest temple and was once home to the Prabang Buddhas. We then transfer directly to the beautiful Kuang Si waterfalls which is the biggest in the Luang Prabang area with three tiers leading to a 50-metre drop into spectacular azure pools before flowing downstream. The pools also make great swimming holes and are very popular with both tourists and locals We will also take a short visit to the Bear Rescue Center, which houses a couple of dozen animals rescued from the hands of poachers and traffickers. Before returning to Luang Prabang, we stop to visit the Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park (closed from 15 APR – 30 JUN; 01-14 SEP, & 01 JAN every year), whose mission is to create a research centre studying and publishing about Laos butterflies, host plants and preservation. We then visit the Ban Ou village - a Lao village and Ban Na Ouane - a Hmong village. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, we will take a short visit to the Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center, set serenely close to the Mekong, this beautiful, traditionally styled workshop, where weavers, spinners and batik makers produce top-quality fabrics, offers free tours every half-hour. Overnight in Luang Prabang. Read more

Luang prabang
DAY 4

LUANG PRABANG – VANG VIENG

In the morning, we travel by road south to Vang Vieng. Our intrepid journey will be strenuous as we drive along one of the most scenic region of Laos. The road is now good enough for our drive. Along the way, we will make some stop to visit a local school at Ban Nasala, and local villages of H’Mong ethnic groups. After about one hour drive, we will have chance to enjoy the panoramic view at the highest peak of the area, which is more than 2000 meter high. We will have lunch in Kasi (your own account) before continuing to Vang Vieng. After lunch, we will drive to visit Pha Hom market, where we can find various offer of wild animals. We will also stop at Ban Phouhin Lekphay to see the life of Khmu hill-tribe. We will make the last photo stop at Phatang Mountain view point to admire the beautiful scenery before reaching Vang Vieng. Upon arrival, we transfer to visit the cave of Tham Jang, which was used in the early 19th century in defense against the Chinese invaders. Late afternoon, we will embark on a boat for a well-paced trip along the Nam Song River, while admiring the sun setting behind the mountains. Overnight in Vang Vieng Read more

Vangvieng
DAY 5

VANG VIENG – VIENTIANE

In the morning, we will first stroll around the town to visit the local market to catch a glimpse of everyday life in a typical Lao rural area. After breakfast, we start our board through paddy field areas heading to Tham Phoukham caves, where your breath will be taken away seeing the most beautiful and famous limestone cavern, surrounded by natural forests. Along the way, you have chance to explore the local cultures by greeting the local villagers and learning about their daily lifestyle. There is a small natural pool in front of the caves where you can take a swim to refresh yourself from the hot climate or you could explore the nearby area. We bid farewell to Vang Vieng and drive to Vientiane. Located on the banks of the Mekong River, this capital conjures up exotic images, with a curious mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French influences. Overnight in Vientiane Read more

Vientiane
DAY 6

VIENTIANE – BUDDHA PARK

In the morning, we will first visit Wat Si Muang, which is very famous for its supernatural power. After that drive to Buddha Park which takes around 45 minutes away. On the way, stop and take photos of the Friendship Bridge which was built by the Australian government in 1994 and links Laos and Thailand. In the afternoon, we see the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket, the temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to Lao’s national icon, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop enroute to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. A spectacular view over the Mekong River at sunset is a perfect way to finish the day. Overnight in Vientiane Read more

Vientiane
DAY 7

VIENTIANE – PAKSE – BOLAVEN PLATEAU

After breakfast, transfer to airport to take the flight to Pakse (NO GUIDE IN VIENTIANE) QV305 VTE PKZ 10:10 11:25. Arrival in Pakse, you will be greeted by your guide and driver and we will head east to Pakse and the Bolaven Plateau. The Boloven Plateau is known for its cooler temperature being located above the Mekong Valley. We will visit the beautiful waterfall Tad Phaxuam, we discover to the neighboring villages of ethnic villages like Laven, Alak, Ta Ouy Katou, and the others, we will continue the road and visit the village of Ban Huay Houn - a village Alak, visit the beautiful waterfall Tad Lo, you discover some fascinating minority villages, Ban Pong Neua, an Alak village enjoying an altar sacrifice, and Ban Kokphung, a village of Katu where they keep their coffins under their houses and continues until Sinouk Coffee Resort where you spend the night. Overnight at Sinouk Coffee Resort. Read more

Pakse
DAY 8

BOLAVEN PLATEAU – WAT PHOU – DONE DAENG

After breakfast, transfer by road to Wat Phu. Visit en route to the coffee and tea plantation, followed by Tad Fan, a picturesque double chute waterfall, visit the tea plantation. Arrive in Champasak and visit Wat Phu. Wat Phu is one of the Lao World Heritage sites recognized by UNESCO in 2001, this wonderful archeological site of Khmer civilization dates back to the 9th century, predating the famous Angkor Wat in Cambodia. A festival of this site is held yearly during the full moon in February and attracts numerous pilgrims from all over southern Laos. We continue our journey by car to Done Daeng and overnight at homestay. Enjoy the local meal of the South, the evening discusses with the inhabitants, profit the local atmosphere. Read more

Done Daeng
DAY 9

DONE DAENG – 4000 ISLANDS – DONE KHONE

Heading out of town we embark on a long tail boat for venturing into the widest reach of the Mekong River, where during the dry season the waters recede and leave behind thousands of islets, giving this area a lovely name” Si Phan Done”. Upon arrival, explore the local peaceful villages of Ban Khone, where you will see an array of relics from the French colonial era and retrace the old colonial past, including old French colonial buildings and the remnants of the first Lao railway with its locomotive. We continue to discover the 4000 islands area by tuktuk and visit the marvelous Liphi waterfall, also called the "Corridor of the Devil" one of the most beautiful waterfalls marking Lao border with Cambodia. If we are lucky, we may even see the rare freshwater Irrawaddy Mekong dolphin at Ban Hang Khone. Overnight at Khone Island. Read more

Done Khone
DAY 10

DEPARTURE TO STUNG TRENG CAMBODIA

Upon arrival at Veun Kham/Dom Korlor border, welcome by tour guide and depart directly to Stung Treng province. Check-in and short relax at hotel. Afternoon, drive to Preah Romkel, a small village alongside the Mekong River, has quiet, beautiful places for watching Irrawaddy dolphins. Preah Rumkel is located in a wetland area and has a lot to offer in terms of wildlife and bird watching. In addition to that, visitors can try the famous sticky rice wine which is only available at Preah Rumkel community. Continue to incredible Sopheakmith Waterfall never ceases to mesmerize visitors, and neither does the stretch of the mighty Mekong, which is home to the incredibly rare Irrawaddy dolphins. Return back to hotel and overnight. Read more

Stung Treng
DAY 11

STUNG TRENG - PREAH VIHEAR

Upon arrival at Veun Kham/Dom Korlor border, welcome by tour guide and depart directly to Stung Treng province. Check-in and short relax at hotel. Afternoon, drive to Preah Romkel, a small village alongside the Mekong River, has quiet, beautiful places for watching Irrawaddy dolphins. Preah Rumkel is located in a wetland area and has a lot to offer in terms of wildlife and bird watching. In addition to that, visitors can try the famous sticky rice wine which is only available at Preah Rumkel community. Continue to incredible Sopheakmith Waterfall never ceases to mesmerize visitors, and neither does the stretch of the mighty Mekong, which is home to the incredibly rare Irrawaddy dolphins. Return back to hotel and overnight. Read more

Preah Vihear
DAY 12

PREAH VIHEAR- SIEM REAP

After breakfast, we continue to Siem Reap. En route, visit Koh Ker, situated in the northeast of Siem Reap. Discover the long abandoned temples in the forests of northern Cambodia. There are a remarkable number of religious buildings in the Koh Ker region, considering the short space of time that it was the capital of the empire. There are more than 30 major structures and experts believe there may have been as many as 100 minor sacred buildings in the region. We drive off further 2 hours drive brings you the remote Beng Mealea temple through the typical Khmer countryside. There is a lot to see in on the way as it takes you through many lively villages and along kilometers of rice paddies. Explore the long abandoned temple (11th century), strangled by the jungle. Late afternoon, continue to Siem Reap for overnight. Read more

Siem reap
DAY 13

ANGKOR WAT - ANGKOR THOM

Morning, visit to Angkor Wat, the most balanced, the most harmonious, and the most perfect Khmer temple. It shows Khmer art, which reached the height of it glory in the 12th century. The temple was built by king Suryavrman II and dedicated to god Vishnu. Afternoon, visit south gate of Angkor Thom with two rows of its huge statues of demons and gods depicting the churning of the ocean of milk arranged on both sides of stone bridge and Bayon temple, a forest of heads. Then, visit terrace of elephant, which used to be a base for the king’s grand audience hall; Terrace of Leper king supposed that it was a terrace housed the royal crematory. Overnight in Siem Reap. Read more

Siem reap
DAY 14

DEPARTURE

Breakafast at hotel. City tours of Siem Reap town and take boat trip on Tonle Sap River to visit floating village.

Siem reap departure

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location LUANG PRAGBANG
Day 4
Location VANG VIENG
Day 5
Location VIENTIANE
Day 7
Location BOLAVEN PLATEAU
Day 8
Location DONE DAENG
Hotel Homestay**
Day 9
Location DONE KHONE
Day 10
Location STUNG TRENG
Hotel TONLE MEAS HOTEL**
Day 11
Location PREAH VIHEAR
Day 12
Location SIEM REAP

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodation with breakfast.
  • Private transportation with A/C for whole program.
  • All admission fees as indicated.
  • Drinking water during tours.
  • English speaking guides.
  • Information services.
  • Entrance fee.

Package excludes

  • Personal expenses such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, mini-bar in hotel, etc.
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotel.
  • Other tours & meals not mentioned.
  • All air-tickets at all routes and airport taxes
  • Visas fee
  • Insurances

REVIEWS

15 Reviews

Mr.Silvano Barato , Italy

Ciao Nga,trovo adesso un attimo di tempo per ringraziarti di come hai organizzato il nostro viaggio in Vietnam e Cambogia.Siamo soddisfatti per come si è svolto, per i luoghi che abbiamo visitato. Possiamo sicuramente consigliarlo a chi vuole venire in Vietnam.

Mrs.Piccolo Albertina , Italy

Colgo l'occasione a nome mio e della mia amica per ringraziarvi della vostra disponibilità e professionalità, in particolare ho trovato molto utile il telefono con scheda vietnamita che mi avete dato ad Hanoi. complimenti per gli autisti molto bravi e disponibili e un grazie anche alle guide.

Mr.Brignani Giorgio , Italy

il viaggio mi ha permesso di vedere al meglio le bellezze e la popolazione vietnamita. Di poter capire gli usi e costumi delle popolazioni del nord e del sud. ottima esperienza da provare e vivamente consigliata. L'agenzia locale è un'ottimo tour operator ed ha organizzato perfettamente tutto...

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