A colorful glimpse of Laos Excursion is great trip that you should not miss. Luang Prabang brings to you tranquil feeling in strange. You will be impressed by the Buddhist Alms Giving Ceremony which often takes place at the sunrise time. You will see the ritual and have a chance to join in by kneeling down to offer your gift to the monks with rice, fresh fruit and traditional sweet snacks. Many ancient temples is at first glimpse with unique architecture that attract you to explore and walking around Luang Prabang is also good way to observe the daily activities of local people in here and the monk community. Khouangsi waterfall is also place you should visit to integrate yourself in fresh water with hearing the beautiful sound of bird or you can relax in the shade of tree to see other people jumping in and out of water. Taking the boat to visit Pak Ou Caves is great experience you should try to see the Buddha Statues combining stop at Bang Xang Hai Village nearby the caves to see the local wine production and try it. Travelling in Vientiane leads you to see many ancient pagodas and temples including Prakeo, Wat Sisaket, That Luang…Especially, Nam Ngum Lake is exciting place to see the beautiful scenery over the Num Ngun River and the green valley and spectacular lake. Let take it to touch to magic moments!
Day 1: Vientiane – Arrival
Day 2: Vientiane – Luang Prabang
Day 3: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave
Day 4: Luang Prabang – Kuangsi Waterfall
Day 5: Luang Prabang – Departure
Day 1: Vientiane – Arrival (D)
Upon arrival at Wattay Airport , you are met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. After a short rest, we set our orientation short Walking Tour to Lao Capital, strolling around the city distance, and observing the sunset by the Mekong Riverside and late evening. Seeing the city lifestyle of local Lao people. Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 2: Vientiane – Luang Prabang (B/L)
After breakfast, we start to visit the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane ‘s own Arc de Triumph. From there, we visit the Central Market call ‘Morning Market’ where you can find the antique items for collection, well handmade textile and gift away items.
We spend the rest of this day touring Lao capital, visiting the National Museum (Revolutionary Museum) where varied antique items and legend of Laos ‘s history fighters and leaders displace from the ancient times to new revolution period.
We then board a short flight to Luang Prabang, which is perhaps the best – preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. UNESCO registered 1995 as World Cultural Heritage City. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Asia. On arrival, we transfer you to hotel. After a short rest, we are strolling around to see the Street Night Bazaar , where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang, we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as viewing a beautiful panorama sunset over this once royal ancient city and the Mekong River. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 3: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave (B/L)
Breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of impressive Stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai, Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. We then board a boat embarking upstream on the Mekong River , which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. On return, we overland local villages at Ban Xiengmene and Ban Chan continue seeing the royal temple at Wat Longkhoun, which once belongs to royal family patronage and near by Sackarine Caves. We cross to city and take a short drive to Ban Phanom, well known for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 4: Luang Prabang – Kuangsi Waterfall (B/L)
This morning you may want to wake up early and 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. From there you will visit 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 visit local village of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Quay, Hmong Village, Ban Ou, Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene, Khmu Village, then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths, return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon and continue to Ban Phanom, a well known weaving village, return to the city by late evening for observing the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 5: Luang Prabang – Departure (B)
Breakfast, we then visit the National Museum 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 the last sovereign, silver smith’s and Fine Arts School and the Central Market are not to be missed. We visit these sights before we catch a flight goodbye to this ancient city.
Price in USD per person, valid until 31 December 2016
|Tour package||Standard (3*)||First Class (4*)||Superior (4*+)||Deluxe (5*)|
|1 pax||$ 919||$ 1,071||$ 1,143||$ 1,538|
|2-3 paxs||$ 588||$ 652||$ 708||$ 896|
|4-6 paxs||$ 530||$ 592||$ 648||$ 835|
|Over 7 paxs||$ 481||$ 544||$ 601||$ 785|
Hotel accommodation as specific or similar
Domestic airport tax & air ticket Vientiane – Luang Prabang
Private car/mini van
Boat trip on Mekong River
All entrance fees
English speaking guide
All meals as per program
Drinks, except otherwise mentioned
International flight and international airport tax on departure
Insurance, Personal expenses & Tips
Lao Visa – apply and issue at airport with cost 30$/pax