DAY 1. LUANG PRABANG ARRIVAL (-/-/-)
On arrival at the Luang Prabang airport, welcomed and transferred to hotel for checking in. Free to stroll around the city for your own first impression of this ancient city.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
DAY 2. LUANG PRABANG – PAK OU CAVES – CITY TOUR (B/-/-)
After breakfast, you will first visit Royal Palace Museum, which was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family. We then embark on a boat for a leisure cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine.
On arrival back in the city, we will visit the magnificent Wat Xiengthong, a superb piece of Lao temple architecture, which presents a sweeping two-tiered roof and ornate mosaics including a beautiful ‘tree of life ‘glass montage on the rear temple wall. Afterwards, we will visit the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center (closed on Monday) to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures. Late afternoon, we climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic sunset view of the city and the Mekong River.
You should not miss a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
DAY 3. LUANG PRABANG – ELEPHANT VILLAGE – KUANG SI WATERFALLS (B/L/-)
Wake up as the sun rises, we will prepare to join the most sacred tradition of Laos, the daily morning alms giving, which dates to the 14th century. More than 200 Buddhist monks depart from various temple to gather their daily meal from the faithful residents sitting quietly on the streets.
From there, we will visit the temporary morning market near the former Royal Palace. Just set on the ground, the local people come here to barter their day’s catch from rice, to vegetable, to fish, or chicken. This is the best chance to experience the flavor of local life
Continue on to the Elephant Village, Enjoy an impressive experience of approx. 1.5 hours elephant ride on the Howdah (Elephant seat) to the Elephant Jungle Camp. Followed by approx. 1.5 hours walk through a unique natural jungle valley with limestone cascades. Lunch will be provided at the Elephant Jungle Camp. Visit Tad Sae Waterfall, then take a short boat trip from the Tad Sae Waterfall to the Elephant Village and depart for the beautiful Kuang Si waterfalls which is the biggest in the Luang Prabang area with three tiers leading to a 50-metre drop into spectacular azure pools before flowing downstream. The pools also make great swimming holes and are very popular with both tourists and locals.
There is also a chance to walk to the nearby village of Ban Thapene, and explore the hidden waterfalls, which is rarely visited by other tourists. If you wish, we will also take a short visit to the Bear Rescue Center, which houses a couple of dozen animals rescued from the hands of poachers and traffickers.
Transfer back to your hotel late afternoon. Overnight in Luang Prabang
DAY 4. LUANG PRABANG – VANG VIENG (B/-/-)
In the morning, we travel by road south to Vang Vieng. Our intrepid journey will be strenuous as we drive along one of the most scenic region of Laos. The road is now good enough for our drive. Along the way, we will make a stop to visit a local school if it is the weekdays (if not, there are still plenty of chance to watch them playing on the ground).
After about one-hour drive, we will have chance to enjoy the panoramic view at the highest peak of the area, which is more than 2000 meter high. From there, we will drive to visit Pha Hom market, where we can find various offer of wild animals. We will also stop at Ban Phouhin Lekphay to see the life of Khmu hill-tribe. We will make another photo stop at Phatang Mountain view point to admire the beautiful scenery before reaching the town of Vang Vieng.
In Vang Vieng, we still have time to visit the cave of Tham Jang, which was used in the early 19th century in defense against the Chinese invaders. From the cave, we can admire the panoramic view over the town of Vang Vieng and the nearby area whilst the sun is setting.
Overnight in Vang Vieng
Distance: 186KM | 4-5 hour transfer
DAY 5. VANG VIENG – VIENTIANE – CITY TOUR (B/-/-)
Early morning, we drive out of town to the capital Vientiane. Vientiane is the charming and fascinating capital of Laos. This city conjures up exotic images, with the curious mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French influences. En route, we will make a short stop at the H’Mong market at Km52.
This afternoon we explore the town; with Wat Sisaket which is the oldest temple still standing in Vientiane. This amazing structure features remarkable frescoes and Buddha images. We continue sightseeing by visiting Haw Prakeo, the former royal temple of Laos monarchy, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Statue. We then visit the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph before continuing to the famous That Luang Stupa. Overnight in Vientiane
Distance: 160KM | 4 hour transfer
DAY 6 VIENTIANE – DEPARTURE (NO GUIDE) (B/-/-)
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Tour ends.
Private 6-day tour Luang Prabang – Vang Vieng – Vientiane.
Price quoted in USD per person.
|Tour class||2 pax||3-5 pax||6-8 pax||9 pax up|
|Superior (3 star hotel)||$||$||$||$|
|Deluxe (4 star hotel)||$||$||$||$|
|Destination||3 star hotel
||4 star hotel|
|Vientiane||S-Park Design||Salana Boutique|
|Vang Vieng||Thavonsouk Resort||Villa Namsong|
|Luang Prabang||Villa Chitdara||Burasari Heritage|
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- Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast,
- Transportation by private a/c vehicle,
- English speaking tour guide,
- Sightseeing fees, boat trip as mentioned,
- Meals as indicated in itinerary,
- Complementary mineral water
- International and domestic flights,
- Beverages & other meals not mentioned in itinerary,
- Visa fee
- Personal expenses, tips
- Travel insurance.