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Laos Treasure

Duration: 5 days

This tour takes you to Xieng Khouang, an area situated in the north of Laos famous for the mysterious Plain of Jars, where stone jars of different sizes carved out of solid rock are scattered across the plateau. The history of these jars dates back to between 2500 – 5000 years, and their purpose is still unknown. 

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Price from: 326 USD
1 Vientiane Arrival 
 
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. 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.
Heading for the waterfront your evening is free to enjoy a few drinks watching the sunset over the Mekong River, explore the Night Market and take in some of the city’s nightlife.Overnight in Vientiane.

Meals: no

2 Vientiane - Xieng Khouang (by flight) 
 
This morning we transfer to the airport to board our short flight to Xieng Khouang. Upon arrival we will check in to our hotel and then begin our tour of the Plain of Jars.
We will be visiting Sites 1, 2 & 3 as well as taking a short trek to a Tai Dam and Lao Leum village along the way.
Following lunch we drive on to explore the old capital of Muang Khoun and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hilltribe and Tai Dam people. Overnight in Xiengkhuang 

Meals: Breakfast

3 Xieng Khouang - Luang Prabang (by road) 
 
Today we will pay an early morning visit to the Phonsavan Central Market, an interesting market where different hilltribe people come to barter and exchange merchandise.
Leaving Phonsavan we head towards Luang Prabang, stopping along the way to see the 200 year old Buddha images at Thampra.  We drive on through the spectacular scenery of the Xieng Khouang Province with it’s many stunning photo opportunities and stopping a couple of times to explore hill tribe villages.
The journey will take us through the mountainous northern regions of Laos until we reach the World Heritage town of Luang Prabang in the early evening. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Meals: Breakfast

4 Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave
 
After breakfast we will head out to see the city’s oldest temples, the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roof sweeping low to the ground representing classical Lao architecture, the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham
Upon return to Luang Prabang we board our private boat for a pleasant and scenic cruise up on the Mekong River to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. These caves are an ancient pilgrimage site and contain thousands of gold lacquered Buddha images left there over hundreds of years. 
Returning to Luang Prabang we disembark our boat and have the option of taking a short drive to Ban Phanom, a village famous for its hand weaving or returning to the hotel for free time to relax.
Your evening is free to treat yourself a spa treatment or massage, do some shopping or relax at your hotel.Overnight in Luang Prabang 

Meals: Breakfast

5 Luang Prabang - Departure
 
After breakfast we take a stroll through the Dalat Sao or morning market full of local foodstuffs from the farms and jungles surrounding Luang Prabang.  From here it is a short walk to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts from the Royal period in Luang Prabang.
Returning to the hotel your time is free until you are transferred to the airport for your departing flight. 

Meals: Breakfast

 


TOUR  COST PER PAX IN USD (Valid from 1 Sep to 31 Mar 2018, except peak season, holiday)

Hotel class

2 pax

3-4 pax

5-7 pax

8-10 pax

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

3*

668

499

416

326

163

4*

790

621

538

448

285

5*

866

697

614

524

361

 

SUGGESTED HOTEL OR SIMILAR

Hotel class

3*

4*

5*

Luang Prabang

 Sada hotel

Villa Santi hotel

Luang Prabang View hotel 

Vientiane

Season Riverside Lao Plaza Settha Palace

Xiengkhouang

Vansana

Anoulack Khen Lao

(Big Standard)

Anoulack Khen Lao

(Suite)

 

INCLUSION

 

EXCLUSION

  • Accommodation in twin shared basis 
  • Private, Airconditioned Transport
  • Boat trips as stated in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fees to sites stated in the itinerary
  • Meals: daily breakfast at hotel
  • Gov’t taxs and service charges
  • Luggage handling 
  • Drinking water
 
 
 
 
  • Visas and Immigration fees on arrival
  • Domestic airticket 
  • Int’l air tickets to/from Laos
  • Travel and/or Medical Insurance 
  • Lunch or dinner unless stated in the itinerary
  • Single room accommodation (quoted separately)
  • Child or adult in triple share accommodation
  • Foreign language guides other than English
  • Peak Season or Special Events Surcharges
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
 
 

Child Policy:
  • Child under 12 years old sharing with 01 adult: 90% of adult fare
  • Child under 12 years old sharing with 02 adults with extra bed: 75% of adult fare
  • Child under 12 years old sharing with 02 adults without extra bed: 50% of adult fare
  • Child under 02 years old sharing with 02 adults without bed: FOC

Remark:

  • Prices quoted in USD and subject to change without prior notice.
  • Please be informed that the quotation does not imply or constitute availability.
  • In case if the hotel listed is unavailable, other similar class hotel shall be provided.
  • Compulsory Gala Dinner will be applied during Christmas Eve and New Year Eve.

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