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Laos Highlights Tour – 10 Days

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Route: Luang Prabang - Plain of Jars - Xiengkhouang Plateau - Vientiane - Flight to Pakse – Drive to Don Khong - Khong Island - Tadlo - Pakse
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Luang Prabang - Pakse
Tour Type: Landscape, Culture and Nature, Hill Tribe Discovery
Activity Level: Moderate, Easy walking and trekking
Group size: Private only - 1 person minimum and above
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

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To explore Laos in limited time, making good plan is really important. This tour combines most highlights of Laos in one tour. Visiting cultural and natural beauties as well as the most beautiful cities is included here such as Luang Prabang, the sights along the Mekong, the plain of jars and the sleepy capital Vientiane. It is an easy tour with a big focus on history, culture and tradition...the biggest waterfalls of South-East-Asia in the end make it a perfect stop over tour or extensions to other programs in the region.

Tour Highlights

- UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang
- French colonial heritage along the Mekong
- The magic Mekong - boat cruise
- Holy Caves - Pak Ou
- Villages and waterfalls - soft trekking
- Landscapes and sceneries
- Plain of Jars...a mystery
- Vientiane capital and Lao history...and much more

DAY 01Luang Prabang arrival (D)

Upon arrival in Luang Prabang, we will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. The UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. 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 Laos, maybe in Indochina. Later in the day you visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham. In the evening you climb up to the top of Phousi Mountain for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.
Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.

DAY 02Luang Prabang - magic Mekong and the holy Pak Ou caves (B)

After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city's oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xieng thong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple/wat. We then board a cruise 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 distillation of local rice wine. Return we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xienglek, well known for its hand made paper.
Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.

DAY 03Luang Prabang: Visit Kuang Si Waterfalls (B, L)

If you 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. After breakfast we take a stroll on the Phousi Market where you see many local products such as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. The afternoon we spend in relaxed atmosphere and continue to visit the Kuang Si waterfall. On the way we make some stops to visit local villages At the waterfalls you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths, return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon.
Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.

DAY 04Luang Prabang - Plain of Jars - Xiengkhouang Plateau (B, L, D)

We take the road overland through beautiful natural scenery to Xiengkhouang, which was devastated by American bombing between 1964-1973. On the way we have some stops at villages of hill tribe people. Upon arrival at Phonsavanh we continue to the famous Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau.
Stay overnight in Phonsavanh.

DAY 05Xieng khouang – Flight to Vientiane (B)

Breakfast, visit Central Market, and then free at leisure by own discovery for you to further explore the town before we catch a flight back to Vientiane. After checking into hotel, [if time permits] we continue our sightseeing tour of Vientiane surrounding; visit the impressive Lao - Thai Friendship Bridge and the Buddha Park, a display of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures created by mystical monk on parkland located by the Mekong River.
Stay overnight in Vientiane.

DAY 06Vientiane Explore the secrets of the capital (B)

Exploring Vientiane capital city, 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.
The afternoon we spend to continue to visit the rest of Vientiane by walking if it is not too hot. We visit Wat Ong Tue, Wat Inpeng and Wat Haisok. Then we pass by the major shopping area continuing to the Vientiane Central Market of Talad Sao and Talad Kouadin where the major goods display; including fresh food, household, textiles, gold, silver and ancient souvenir varied display and return to Mekong Riverside and late evening. In late afternoon we will observing sunset by Mekong.
Stay overnight in Vientiane.

DAY 07Vientiane – Flight to Pakse – Drive to Don Khong (B)

Breakfast, we take an early flight to Pakse. On arrival, we drive on the National Road No. 13, south to Champassak and visit the ruins of Wat Phu, which is well known as the most important Hindu sanctuary of the Khmer Empire between 9 th - 13 th centuries. Here is also a chance to visit some nearby Khmer temples and Buddhist shrines, after a shortstop visit, we continue to Don Khong Island by traditional local slow boat.
Stay overnight at Don Khong.

DAY 08Khong Island: Boat Trip to Visit Around (B)

Today, we enjoy a cruise venturing into the widest reach of the Mekong River from where thousands of islands jut out in dry season, giving this area a lovely name 'Si phan don' (four thousand islands). Along the way, we stop at the Liphi waterfalls and the fisherman village of Ban Khone. On return, we take a short drive to the Lao-Cambodia border at Weukham and the sight of Khone Phapheng, which is South East Asia's biggest waterfall.
Stay overnight at Khong Island.

DAY 09Khong Island - Tadlo - Pakse (B)

Upon leaving Khong Island, we continue our journey towards Tadlo, through Boloven plateau where famous tea and coffee plantation and other lush vegetation and red surface of basaltic soil are incredible all along the way. En route, there are some opportunities to explore a part of Boloven plateau and visit some hill villages of the Katu, Alak, and Nge ethnic minority people, return to Pakse by late evening.
Stay overnight in Pakse.

DAY 10Pakse - Departure (B)

Breakfast and we will transfer you to the airport for flight back home.
End of our service!

Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip

* The price of this trip changes a lot according your group number, travel season and tour class. Please contact one of our travel consulttants for the most detailed qoutation. We ensure the LOWEST price.

    What's Include?
    • All transfer and transportation vehicle with air-conditioning
    • Hotel accommodation base on twin sharing room
    • English speaking tour guide
    • Boat trip on  Mekong river
    • Meals as states in the itinerary
    • Entrance fees and water ( 1 bottle)
    • Government tax and services charge
    What's Exclude?
    • Visa to Laos
    • Domestic and International airfares
    • Transfer and guide on free time
    • Single room
    • Other meals and drinks
    • Personal expense
    • Travel insurance
 

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