HIGHLIGHTS OF LAOS

Trip Facts

Destination : Laos
Trip Grade : Easy
Max. Elevation :
Trip Duration : 6 Days 5 nights
Best Time : Oct to April
Group Size : From 1 pax

6 Days/5 Nights
Advance 15000 NPR

GROUP 1 PAX per pax 128 000 NPR
GROUP 2 PAX per pax 93 000 NPR
GROUP 3 PAX per pax 81 000 NPR
GROUP 4 PAX per pax 75 000 NPR
GROUP 5 PAX per pax 77 000 NPR
GROUP 6 PAX per pax 70 500 NPR
GROUP 7 PAX per pax 75 000 NPR
GROUP 10 PAX per pax73 000 NPR

Discover two of Laos’ cities, one being the cultural capital and the other as an administrative capital in our Highlights of Laos tour. Here you will discover Vientiane, filled with atmospheric temples and riverside eateries while beautiful Luang Prabang reveals elaborate monasteries, colorful markets, and a delightful blend of architecture.
However, there is more to the magic of Laos, its true beauty lies in the amiable people. Mingle with the locals on a visit to a family home, play a round of petanque, or befriend a monk for a journey into the true heart of Laos.
This is a private tour and it can start in Vientiane and end in Luang Prabang or vice versa depending on your preference..

Day 1 – Vientiane Arrival
Day 2 – Vientiane City Tour
Day 3 - Vientiane - Fly to Luang Prabang
Day 4 - Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves
Day 5 - Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfall
Day 6 - Luang Prabang – Departure

Day 1 – Vientiane Arrival
On arrival in Vientiane, you will be welcomed by local tour guide and get transfered to hotel in Vientiane – the country’s charming capital, with its laidback riverside ambience, and alluring monuments. In the afternoon, enjoy an orientation walk around the hotel area or the guide will show you the river bank area where you could view the sun sink over the Mekong.
Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane

Day 2 – Vientiane City Tour
Today we have a full day to explore Vientiane- the charming and fascinating capital of Laos, one of the classic Indo Chinese cities which conjure up exotic images, with its intriguing mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, American and Soviet influences. Our visit will take you to the key sites: National Museum, Wat Sisaket the city ‘s oldest surviving temple with thousands of silver and porcelain images in the gloriously authentic temple compound that offers you a glimpse into the Vientiane of the past, the next stop is Haw Phra Kaeo. This large temple is beautiful both interior and exterior, it was built to house the famed Emerald Buddha in courtyards filled with frangipani trees. Next is the visit Pha That Luang, the giant golden stupa is a sight to see as the bright gold holds a sharp contrast to the pure blue sky. Then you will go to climb the Arc De Triomphe of Laos, Patuxai. The massive arch has a beautiful mosaic tiled ceiling and once at the top you can see for miles around Vientiane. In the afternoon we take a half day tour to Buddha Park, also known as Xieng Khuan (as well as other variations of the spelling), is a sculpture park located 25 km southeast from Vientiane.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane

Day 3 - Vientiane - Fly to Luang Prabang
Have breakfast in the hotel and the staff of Laos Travel will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival at the airport, you are welcomed and transferred to hotel in town for check in. The rest of the day we will visit The Royal Palace (official name "Haw Kham") which was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family. Continue our trip to Wat Mai, the largest and most richly decorated of the temples in Luang Prabang.
Before sunset, ascend the 328 steps to the top of Phou Si Mountain that offers a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding rivers and cityscape before wandering through the bustling Hilltribe Market for traditional textiles and handicrafts made by the hill tribes.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 4 - Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves
Take a morning cruise along the Mekong River, about two hours upstream from the centre of Luang Prabang, and discover the numerous Buddha images at Pak Ou Caves. Pak Ou (mouth of the Ou river) includes the Tham Ting (lower cave) and the Tham Theung (upper cave) are caves overlooking the founder name Mekong River. They are a group of caves on the right side of the Mekong River. It is then only a short distance from the caves to the village of Ban Xang Hai. We’ll stop here to learn about LauLao (Lao whisky) and LauHai (Lao wine). Before returning the old town we stop to visit Ban Xangkhong where the Lue peoples of this village are noted in particular for their arts and crafts. Back to centre, we visit the magnificent Wat Xiengthong - representative of classic Laotian architecture.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 5 - Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfall
This morning you will wake up early (05:30 AM) and take participate in the daily early morning ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black Alms-giving bowls being given offerings from the local people, including the ubiquitous sticky rice. Back to hotel for breakfast.
Today we explore Ock Pop Tok craft living center overlooking the Mekong, set in a tropical Mekong garden. Meaning “east meets west”, Ock Pop Tok brings the fascinating world of traditional Lao handicrafts alive for visitors. Continue our trip to the morning Phosi Market where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings.
Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will take soft trek to visit the Ban Ouay, Hmong Hill tribe and Ban Ou, Lowland Lao. Continue driving to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths. You are free to visit the Bear Rescue Centre which relies solely on partners, corporate sponsors and donations from the public. Back to the old town and relax.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 6 - Luang Prabang – Departure
Have breakfast in the hotel and enjoy your free time then transfer to Luang Prabang airport for your onward flight.
Meals: Breakfast

Includes:
• Domestic flight as mentioned above
• Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels (it the hotels be fully booked, the alternative option with the same standard will be used.)
• Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
• Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
• Service of English speaking guides in every location
• Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
• Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
• Travel insurance



Excludes:
• International flights
• Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
• Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
• Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
• Tips for guides and drivers
• Personal travel insurance
• Laos Visa