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Highlights of Laos( 5 days start in Luang Prabang) 
Tour code:  TA33
Duration:  5 days

   

  

Overview

After years of war, peace and tranquility have come to Laos and this small landlocked nation is slowly opening its doors and offering the intrepid traveller a warm welcome. This classic tour is ideal for a overview of Laos, taking in a brief tour of the capital, followed by an extended stay in the charming city of Luang Prabang and visits to minority villages.

Route: Vientiane – Luang Prabang

Hotels to be used:

Option 1: Authentic Boutique Hotel( 3 stars and 3 stars plus)

Ramayana Hotel( Luang Prabang), Laos Orchid( Vientiane) or similar

 

Option 2: Deluxe Boutique Hotels( 4 stars and 4 stars plus)

Villa Santi Hotel( Luang Prabang), Salana Hotel( Vientiane) or similar

Tour features and highlights:

  • Enjoy the comforts and flexibilities of a private tour with your own guide and vehicle.
  • Numerous opportunities to immerse in the local daily life and interact with hospitable locals
  • Accomadation at boutiqued and stylish hotel with lots of characteristics in the heart of the city
  • Be inspired with the local knowledge provided by your local guide
  • Explore the charm, peace and hidden beauty of historial Luang Prabang – an Unesco-listed World Heritage City
  • Scenic cruise upstream the Mekong to Pak Ou cave on traditional boat
  • Discover Vientiane capital – a developing city of great contrasts.
 

Unique experiences:

  • Enjoy panoramic view of Luang Prabang and sunset on Mekong from Phousi Mount
  • Join in Alms Giving Ceremony with locals in early morning and visit local organic morning market
  • Visit to Buddha Park with the giant Buddha image of 45m long in Vientiane.
  • Have dinner with Laos traditional dancing performance.


Itinerary

Highlights of Laos

Itinerary in brief:

Day 1. Luang Prabang Arrival – Luang Prabang City Tour

Day 2. Luang Prabang Good Morning with Monks - Pak Ou cave - Khouangsi Waterfall

Day 3. Luang Prabang flight to VientianeVientiane highlights tour

Day 4: Vientiane Halfday Buddha Park

Day 5. Vientiane departures:

Itinerary in details:

Day1. Luang Prabang Arrival – Luang Prabang City Tour

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.

• Guided tour to visit Wat Visoun, the Shrine of Wat Aham and Wat Mai

• Walk up to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred, gilded stupa as well as capture a beautiful view of the city and the Mekong River at sunset

• Overnight at your hotel in Luang Prabang.

 

Day2. Luang Prabang Good Morning with Monks - Pak Ou cave - Khouangsi Waterfall

• Optional join in Alms Giving Ceremony in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents and visit Morning Market to watch locals with their exotics trades for sales in this early morning.

• After breakfast, enjoy a short guided tour to see the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground symbolize the classical Laotian architecture

• Cruise upstream on the Mekong River with great view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims.

• Afternoon drive to Khouangsi Waterfall with visit to local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, Hmong Village, Ban Ou, Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene, Khmu Village en route and enjoy beautiful tall Waterfall where you can have an opportunity for a swim in the turquoise pools and visit Black Bear rescued center nearby.

• Keep drive to Ban Xangkhong - a village well known for silk handweaving and for making traditional Saa Paper

• Overnight at the hotel in Luang Prabang.

 

Day3. Luang Prabang flight to VientianeVientiane highlights tour

• Guided tour to visit National Museum at the Former Royal Palace which displays a lovely collection of the artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign.

• Transfer to the airport for a flight to Vientiane.

• Before arrival at the hotel, enjoy a guided tour to the oldest Wat Sisaket and the temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues, the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa and imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph

• Overnight at your hotel in Vientiane

 

Day 4: Vientiane Halfday Buddha Park

• Visit Buddha Park - scattered enchanting collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures on the Mekong Riverside meadow with approximately 200 religious images dating back over 500 years, which were created by a mysterious monk spreading his philosophy on life and revealing his ideas about the universe.

• Free at leisure and get ready for tomorrow flight out.

 

Day 5. Vientiane departures:

• Free on your own until transfer to Wattay airport for your outgoing flight.


Rates

As a ground tour operator in Indochina, Travel Authentic is very pround to ensure that our price is unbeatable for the quality of the tour. Please contact us for the most updated quote of the tours. All prices are based on double or twin sharings and all tour is private for each group of travelers.

Price includes:

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Price excludes: International flights, travel insurances, other meals and tips



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The above itineraries are our suggestions only. All tours can still be custom-made to your personal need and budget !

Our differences

  •  We’re fully-licenced ground Tour Operator:

Travel Authentic is a fullly licensed tour operator by Vietnam Administration of Tourism. When you book with us, your money will be safe and you are dealing directly with the person on ground. That is why we can give you support on spot and our prices will be unbeatable for the quality.

  •  All of our holidays are Private:

You can pick your date of departure, choose what hotel you want to stay, decide what touring you want to do and how much free time you want to have. For all road journeys you will have your own car and driver, offering you the flexibility to stop off along the way if you see something of interest or wish to take a photograph. All sightseeing excursions are accompanied by your own private English-speaking guide. This means that you can ask as many or as few questions as you like and take sightseeing trips at your own pace focusing on your own personal interests.

  •  Our unique authentic experiences:

Our guide and driver will be flexible to give you chance to meet up with friendly locals and do authentic local things to explore the insights of their life and a sense of their cultures. Inspite of not being stated or costed in the itinerary, it is a part of our tour operation and will surely give you many nice surpises and contribute to your memorable holiday.


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