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Laos Essential

8/Days  Flexible & Private Tour
 Luang PrabangXieng KhouangVientiane
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Laos is at its days of showing its best out to the world. Let take an on-time opportunity to experience Laos with a very fine itinerary travelling through Luang Prabang, Xieng Khuang and Vientiane, dropping by so many attractions of those cities along the way. Golden temples and dazzling pagodas, fresh natural sights and the rural lifestyle from the locals will absolutly blow you away during this fabulous trip.

Highlights

  Explore the most important cities of Laos including Luang Prabang, Xieng Khuang and Vientiane

  Step in the most holy lands of the country and understand about its cultural value

  Fall in love with the breathtaking beauty of Kuang Si Waterfall waterfalls with cool turquoise water for swimming and a natural foot spa by the small fish

  Visit the trip to Plain of Jars - witness the reminder of harrowing war

  Relax in the stunning Kuang Si waterfall when sưimming in the fantastic green water

  Wander along Luang Prabang streets and explore the colorful temples, colonical buildings and beautiful lanes

Tour Summary

By Day Transfer Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Luang Prabang Welcome to Luang Prabang, transfer to hotel to check in, enjoy a... D
Day 2 Luang Prabang Join the Luang prabang city tour, visit Kuangsi Waterfall & Phousi... B, L
Day 3 Luang Prabang Visit Pak Ou caves by boat B, L
Day 4 Luang Prabang Join the cooking class and learn how to make some Laos dishes B, L
Day 5 Luang Prabang, Xieng Khouang Drive from Luang Prabang to Xieng Khuang B
Day 6 Xieng Khouang, Vientiane Visit Plain of Jars, Fly to Vientiane B
Day 7 Vientiane Take a city tour in Vientiane B, L
Day 8 Vientiane Transfer to the airport for your flight back home B
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  • Activities:

    Welcome to Luang Prabang, transfer to hotel to check in, enjoy a welcome dinner

Welcome to Luang Prabang - one of the most pleasant cities in South East Asia - a UNESCO World Heritage site. Located in northern Laos, at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, this sacred city boasts golden-roofed wats, saffron robed monks and remnants of French colonial architecture. 

When arriving at Luang Prabang airport , you will be welcomed by our tour guide and driver. After transfering to the hotel, doing check-in and relaxing, you will be taken to a local restaurant for a tasty dinner. You can spend your free evening on joining the lively Night Market or relax at the hotel

  • Meals:

    Dinner

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  • Activities:

    Join the Luang prabang city tour, visit Kuangsi Waterfall & Phousi Mount

Start your city tour at the former Royal Palace, now the National Museum, where you will explore the history of Laos. Continue on foot to Wat Mai temple, a temple renowned for its golden bas-relief, and WatSensoukarahm temple, which features a beautiful dazzling golden façade. Next we visitWatVisoun, the shrine of WatAham, next we visit WatXieng Thong temple, the most revered temple in Luang  Prabang.  Located at the end of the peninsula, close to the Mekong, this temple was built in 1560 by King Setthathirat and is decorated with ornate carvings and mosaics.

 PM: We continue our excursion towards Khouangsi Waterfall, stopping to visit some ethnic minority villages and see how these colorful people live. Once at the falls you can swim in the turquoise pools or walk along forest paths. We return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon and continue to climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River.From there, we explore the night market, where you can find a wide collection of handmade textile by local and hill tribe people in the surrounding towns before transfer to the hotel for relaxing. 

Spectacular and stunning Kuang Si WaterFalls

No words can describe the stunning of Kuang Si Waterfalls and the emerald water: you must witness in person, the experience will surely exceeds your expectations!Located outside the city of Luang Prabang, Kuang Si Waterfalls are absolutely breathtaking and definitely worth the visit.  You can climb up to the falls and take a dip, or walk through the beautiful area and got in the water a bit more downstream, swim or simply put my feet in for a relaxation.Truly, a joyous feast for eyes and ears, for mind and soul !

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Impressive city tour around Luang Prabang - the blend of cultural diversity

Luang Prabang – located in the north of Laos is considered as the heart of Laos culture. The city will amaze you, definitely, by “the successful fusion of the traditional architectural and urban structures and those of the European colonial rulers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Its unique townscape is remarkably well preserved, illustrating a key stage in the blending of two distinct cultural traditions” said the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).Don’t miss a tour around the city to immerse in the blending cultural values of tradition and colony in Luang Prabang !

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    Breakfast, Lunch

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    Visit Pak Ou caves by boat

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning alms giving ritual to saffron-clad monks. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving this procession.

We then board an upstream cruise on the Mekong River, which gives us a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside. We’ll make sure to stop at the Pak Ou Caves, sanctuaries consisting of two large caverns, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images. We will also stop at a few villages during the day, including Ban Xanghai where the local rice wine is produced.  We return to Luang Prabang and continue to Ban Xangkong, a village well known for silk hand weaving and making traditional Saa Paper. Transfer back to hotel 

Enjoyable Mekong River boat excursion to Pak Ou Cave

When in Luang Prabang, it is recommended to take a boat tour through Mekong river and visit Pak Ou caves. The excursion will bring you pleasant time to see the local life along the way where the mountain, blue sky and spectacular scenery are in harmony to take the picture. The climb to the caves will guide you to superb exploration to see hundreds of Buddha sculptures in a dark cave, which is not only an insight into top attraction in Luang Prabang, but the historical stories of the sacred relics protection from bombings during the Secret War as well.

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    Breakfast, Lunch

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    Join the cooking class and learn how to make some Laos dishes

In the morning, we take an exciting visit to the local market, walk around and learn more about the local produce and ingredients used for cooking class before returning to the kitchen. You will be guided to cook a few traditional dishes by our enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructors then popped back to your benches to do it yourselves.  Lunch start when all your dishes are done and  you’ll learn more on Laos culinary tradition and eating habits with recipe book given at the end of the class. You will love every minute of the cooking class.

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    Breakfast, Lunch

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    Drive from Luang Prabang to Xieng Khuang

Today we depart early for a drive through spectacular scenery to Xiengkhouang Province, the home of the Plain of Jars - a fascinating place which has been cleared of ordinance and contains hundreds of jars. The jars have been dated from around the 5th or 6th century which are believed to be funeral jars and most are large enough to hold an adult corpse. There are many stunning photo opportunities along the way and a couple of stops to explore hill tribe villages. After check in at your hotel in Phonsavan there will be time to go for a wonder through town, visit the MAG Centre or chill out over a drink at the hotel. Overnight in Xiengkhouang
 

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    Breakfast

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    Visit Plain of Jars, Fly to Vientiane

This morning we head out to explore the Plain of Jars. We will be visiting Sites 1, 2 & 3 - an impressive archaeological siteincluding hundreds of large stone jars.
Spent time walking around on the marked paths which is truly a peaceful area on a hillside and getting impressed by the bulk of the jars scattered in groups around the hillside. The hill is littered with bomb craters from the Vietnam - American War. If you make it to this part of the world, the excursion is worth your effort and visit. 

After the tour, you will be transfered to the airport for your flight to Vientiane

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    Breakfast

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    Take a city tour in Vientiane

This morning’s city tour. You are seeing the major temples of Vientiane including the oldest, Wat Sisaket, with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. We also visit the national icon of Laos, That Luang Stupa, stopping along the way to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph, from there you visit COPE Center. The COPE was created in response to the need to provide UXO survivors with the care and support they required, namely by way of orthotic and prosthetic devices. This museum was set after in 1997 to help covering the victim during Indochina war. Returning to the hotel your evening is free to relax or take in some more sights of Vientiane and enjoy the sunset over a few drinks on the riverfront.  

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    Breakfast, Lunch

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    Transfer to the airport for your flight back home

it is your time to enjoy your last wonderful moments in Vientiane.

03 hours prior to your flight time, our driver will come and pick you up for airport transfer for your flight back home. Thank you so much for travelling with us !

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    Breakfast

Inclusions

Meals
7 Breakfasts 4 Lunches 1 Dinner
Accommodation
Hotel (7 nights),
Transport
Car
Flights
1. Fly from Xieng Khouang to Luang Prabang (30 minutes)
Included Services
  •   Daily western-style breakfast
  •   Private transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  •   Domestic airport & government taxes
  •   Local English-speaking guides
  •   Water on coach
  •   Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions

Exclusions

  •   International flights to/from Laos
  •   Travel insurance
  •   Visa stamp fees
  •   Early check-in & late check-out surcharge
  •   Personal expenses
  •   Meals not mentioned
  •   Drinks not mentioned
  •   Tips & gratuities for guides and drivers