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Laos Overview 6 Days 5 Nights

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Vientiane Arrival

Vientiane – Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng – Xieng Khuang

Xieng Khuang – Luang Prabang

Kuangsi Waterfall Full Day Tour

Luang Prabang Departure

ITINERARY

Day 1

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Vientiane Arrival

On arrival at Wattay Airport, 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, Soviet and American influences. Show More

 

A city tour acquaints us with the capital and after a short rest, we start visiting the major sights; 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.

 

Enroute to Lao’s national precious heritage, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you will have the opportunity to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Overnight in Vientiane. Show Less

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Day 2

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Vientiane-Vang Vieng (B)

We leave this wonderful town after breakfast for our journey northbound on route no. 13. We will see some breathtaking scenery enroute as we pass through spectacular countryside towards the mountainous region. We make a stop along the way at Vang Xang, a famous archeological site dating back Show More

to the 11th century.

 

We reach our final destination in the afternoon, the small and tranquil village of Vang Vieng, which is nestled on a bend of the Nam Song River. Its stunning scenery with a mixture of quiet water and limestone outcrops remains unspoiled, despite recent developments with the advent of tourism. On arrival at Vang Vieng, we cross the Nam Song River to Tham Jang caves and then enjoy a short trek through breathtaking mountain landscape to explore the Tam None Cave and some hill villages.

 

Today ends with a superb panorama of the sunset reflecting over the Nam Song River. Overnight in Vang Vieng. Show Less

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Day 3

Xieng Khuang

Vang Vieng-Xieng Khuang (B)

Today we will set off early driving up route 13TH north to Xiengkhouang, an area once devastated by American bombings between 1964 and 1973. These back roads are a great way to explore the real Laos. We see very few other travelers, mostly rural dwellers who are just as interested in finding out Show More

about our lives as we are of theirs. The drive is very long, but we can make many stops at our pleasure, to stretch our legs and take some wonderful photographs.

 

We arrive in the afternoon, we then visit the “Plan of Jars” is an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are scattered all over a plateau. These huge jars are supposedly over 2,000 years old, but most of archaeologists still question their purpose. We have time today to explore the site and some nearby villages, populated by the Hmong hill tribe and Tai Dam people; they are very poor but possess a vibrant local culture and an interesting history.

 

Overnight in Xiengkhuang. Show Less

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Day 4

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Xieng Khuang-Luang Prabang (B)

After breakfast at hotel, we drive to Luang Prabang, which is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The roads are well paved along the way for a smooth journey; we pass some stunning landscape scenery with a mixture of steep terraced fields and hill villages, we take a few photo Show More

stops at some small hill tribe village enroute. Each hill tribe village in Laos has a different feel, some are more prosperous than others but all have plenty of life.

 

The Muang Xieng Nguen village is our next stop and we spend a short amount of time observing the local lifestyle prior to reaching Luang Prabang. On arrival in Luang Prabang, we have enough time to explore some landmarks, including the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun, the shrine of Wat Aham, the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the Wat Mai with five tiered roofs. A visit to Luang Prabang would be incomplete with ascending 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a beautiful sunset view of the city and its glowing reflection on the Mekong River. The zigzag path crosses over various temples to the sacred, gilded stupa of Wat Phou, another World Heritage Site, recognized by UNESCO in 2002.

 

In the evening, we explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of souvenirs and handmade textile made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Show Less

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Day 5

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Kuangsi Waterfall full Day Tour (B)

Breakfast at hotel, today, we visit the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong where you can see the impressive “tree of life” mosaic pattern set in coloured glass. Its exterior architecture is remarkable with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, representing classical Laotian architecture. Show More

 

We then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, giving us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside. We take an interesting visit to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, which are 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 Xang Hai.

 

In the afternoon, you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, Hmong Hill tribe, Ban Ou, Lowland Lao and Ban Thapene of Khmu village. After we head towards the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can take a dip in the large turquoise pools or walk along the forest paths. We return to Luang Prabang by late evening for observing the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath.

 

Overnight in Luang Prabang. Show Less

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Day 6

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Luang Prabang Departure (B)

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession. Show More

This is a real highlight of the tour prior to saying goodbye to this charming city.

 

Following breakfast, we visit The National Museum (close Tuesday) at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through to the last sovereign. After we visit the silver smith’s and Fine Arts School and the Central Market, which is not to be missed. We then say farewell and depart this ancient city. Show Less

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ACCOMODATIONS

ECONOMY PACKAGE

The Lao Orchid - 1 night

The Lao Orchid Hotel is one of the most famous hotel in Vientiane with a perfect location. Next to the Mekong river , in front of Vat Chanh. We provide perfect accommodation for business man and travelers. We have deluxe room  and deluxe suite with balconies  and 2 apartments with a very large terrace. Free wifi internet all over the hotel. 24 hours security service. Avoid smoking in the room , you will find ashtray on the balcony

The Elephant Crossing - 1 night

The Elephant Crossing Hotel is your charming boutique hotel in Vang Vieng. Situated on the banks of the Nam Song River, The Elephant Crossing Hotel boasts breathtaking views of majestic limestone mountains, excellent service, free Wi-Fi internet access, and a range of rooms to suit singles, couples, families or groups. Our boutique hotel welcomes you with the special ambience of Laos: the traditional Lao open-air Sala for relaxing, lounging and dining; and a riverside restaurant and bar that encompass the magnificent views of our unspoilt landscape. This is a truly unique and highly pleasurable encounter with the scenery and customs of “The Land of a Million Elephants”

Phou Phadeng Auberge - 1 night

The Hotel is located away from downtown area in a quiet location but convenient to all facilities. Phou Phadeng Auberge is located in a tranquil rural area. The hotel is a bunglaow resort type facility. The hotel is of local design and construction The hotel has 1 floors. The Auberge Plaine des Jarres, also know as the Phouphadeng Hotel, is located in the scenic Xieng Khouang countryside away from the main town of Phonesavan. The Auberge Plaine des Jarres is hotel with bungalows built in a local style. From the Phouphandeng Hotel explore Laos mysterious Plain of Jars In Xieng Khouang

Manoluck Hotel - 2 nights

Manoluck Hotel is a business – class hotel with all amenities. We combine modern international luxury with traditional Lao styles to atmosphere for all of Manoluck guests. Enjoy yourself in our very private domain, featuring the most alternative and gentle Northern Lao hospitality with all our 45 deluxe and standard rooms, and 2 fabulous VIP rooms as well. Manoluck Hotel, on a wide avenue slightly out of the town centre, has a fine open view to the surrounding hills. A large atrium courtyard provides a light yet shaded seating spot, and Baci ceremonies can be staged on the extensive covered first floor verandah. The building is finished in wood throughout, with Lao artwork and weaving on display. The carved wooden furniture from Sayabouri province continues the Lao theme

COMFORT PACKAGE

Vientiane Plaza - 1 night

Vientiane Plaza Hotel is strategically located only 1 km from the city centre, within easy reach of many business and famous sightseeing destinations. It features a 24-hour front desk, free WiFi in all areas, facilities for disabled guests and valet parking. Simply furnished, the well-appointed rooms come with air conditioning, a smart TV with cable channels and a minibar. Additional amenities in the bright and airy units include a work desk area, coffee and tea making facilities as well as complimentary bottled mineral water. The en suite bathroom is fitted with bathrobes, free toiletries and a bath or shower

Silver Naga Hotel - 1 night

Ideally situated on the river bank in the heart of town, the Silver Naga hotel welcomes guests to experience magnificent mountain views and warm hospitality. With a focus on ethical tourism, the environment and excellent service, we aim to make your stay relaxed and comfortable

Phou Phadeng Auberge - 1 night

The Hotel is located away from downtown area in a quiet location but convenient to all facilities. Phou Phadeng Auberge is located in a tranquil rural area. The hotel is a bunglaow resort type facility. The hotel is of local design and construction The hotel has 1 floors. The Auberge Plaine des Jarres, also know as the Phouphadeng Hotel, is located in the scenic Xieng Khouang countryside away from the main town of Phonesavan. The Auberge Plaine des Jarres is hotel with bungalows built in a local style. From the Phouphandeng Hotel explore Laos mysterious Plain of Jars In Xieng Khouang

Villa Santi Hotel - 2 nights

Villa Santi Hotel, a leading 4 star boutique hotel in Laos, offers a charming original 19th century French Colonial Villa. Situated in the heart of Luang Prabang, it was once a former residence for King Sisavangvong’s wife. The property was transformed into a beautiful boutique hotel featuring 6 royal Suites, 2 Junior Suites and 12 Deluxe Rooms, elegantly decorated in a blend of both French Colonial Style and a Charming Royal Lao theme

LUXURY PACKAGE

Lao Plaza Hotel - 1 night

Located in the heart of the Vientiane a city famous for  temples and monuments, the Lao Plaza Hotel has dominated the growing skyline since its opening in September 1997. As the country’s first official 5 star hotel the Lao Plaza Hotel is the center of the emerging capital’s business and entertainment world. Our state-of-the art meeting rooms cater for all occasions.  We pride ourselves in pampering our guests and exceed their expectations. Multinational businessmen and tourists from afar are quickly coming to discover the potential of Vientiane and what Laos and its people have to offer

Riverside Boutique - 1 night

Ideally located on the bank of the Nam Song River, multi-award winning Riverside Boutique Resort is a luxury hotel with charm and character. It is laid out around one of the most inviting swimming pools to be found in Laos, and offers stunning views of the surrounding lush landscapes and forest-clad limestone mountains. Thirty-four rooms with large balconies are located within the tranquil gardens. Each has a stylish and subtly different design that combines exotic wood and rattan furniture, soft furnishings reflecting the traditions of eight Lao ethnic groups, and authentic art and craftwork by local artists and artisans. An herbal spa is also part of the hotel, comprising three traditional pavilions looking over the river

Phou Phadeng Auberge - 1 night

The Hotel is located away from downtown area in a quiet location but convenient to all facilities. Phou Phadeng Auberge is located in a tranquil rural area. The hotel is a bunglaow resort type facility. The hotel is of local design and construction The hotel has 1 floors. The Auberge Plaine des Jarres, also know as the Phouphadeng Hotel, is located in the scenic Xieng Khouang countryside away from the main town of Phonesavan. The Auberge Plaine des Jarres is hotel with bungalows built in a local style. From the Phouphandeng Hotel explore Laos mysterious Plain of Jars In Xieng Khouang

Luang Prabang View - 2 nights

The Heritage City in Northern of Laos. It boasts breathtaking with panoramic views of the countryside valley. The hotel’s construction began in 2007. It was a multimillion dollars project which took three years to complete. This truly magnificent hotel was restored to its original splendor and is easily among the best one can expect in this world Heritage City. Restoration work was guided by the renowned local exterior designer Mr. Boun Kham and the interior was designed by Mr. Ewan. Innovative and traditional colorful designs were used to restore entire rooms, right down to the finer detailing in draperies, ceilings, teak wood floors and murals

TRIP DETAILS

PACKAGE INCLUDES

– Private transportation in private air-conditioned

– Accommodation in twin shared

– Private boat trip as stated in above sights

– English speaking guide

– Admission fee to indicated sights

– Meals: daily breakfast at hotel

– Gov’t tax and service charge

– Luggage handling

– 2 bottles of drinking water per day during the tour

– 2 cold tower per day during the tour

PACKAGE EXCLUDES

– Visa stamping fee

– Int’l air tickets to / from Laos

– Travel Insurance in all kinds

– Meals: lunch or dinner where not stated

– Single room (quoted separately)

– Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others

– Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.

IMPORTANT INFO

Tour type: Private Tour

 

Payment Terms:

10% deposit upon booking

40% Payment due 30 days before departure date

50% collected upon arrival (on location)

 

Cancellation Policy:

10% of initial deposit is non refundable if cancelled less than 60 days before departure date

30% of total cost non-refundable if cancelled less than 15 days before departure date.

50% of total cost non-refundable if cancelled less than 7 days before departure date.

PACKAGE INCLUDES

– Private transportation in private air-conditioned

– Accommodation in twin shared

– Private boat trip as stated in above sights

– English speaking guide

– Admission fee to indicated sights

– Meals: daily breakfast at hotel

– Gov’t tax and service charge

– Luggage handling

– 2 bottles of drinking water per day during the tour

– 2 cold tower per day during the tour

PACKAGE EXCLUDES

– Visa stamping fee

– Int’l air tickets to / from Laos

– Travel Insurance in all kinds

– Meals: lunch or dinner where not stated

– Single room (quoted separately)

– Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others

– Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.

IMPORTANT INFO

Tour type: Private Tour

 

Payment Terms:

10% deposit upon booking

40% Payment due 30 days before departure date

50% collected upon arrival (on location)

 

Cancellation Policy:

10% of initial deposit is non refundable if cancelled less than 60 days before departure date

30% of total cost non-refundable if cancelled less than 15 days before departure date.

50% of total cost non-refundable if cancelled less than 7 days before departure date.

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