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Incredible Laos
(Trip of 10 Days & 9 Night)

 

 

Brief itinerary :

Jour 1 : Arrival at Luang Prabang. City tour
Jour 2 : Luang Prabang – Pak Ou
Jour 3 : Luang Prabang – Kuang Si
Jour 4 : Luang Prabang – Xieng Khuang
Jour 5 : Xieng Khuang – Vientiane
Jour 6 : Vientiane. City tour
Jour 7 : Vientiane – Flight to Pakse – Don Khone island
Jour 8 : Don Khone island and surrounding
Jour 9 : Done Khone island – Tadlo – Flight to Pakse
Jour 10 : Pakse – Departure.

Detailled itinerary :

UNESCO has recognized and preserved a former capital of the realm Luang Prabang, also known as the “Kingdom of Millions of Elephants” in the 13th century. This tour takes you to visit historical relics including a trip to the ruins of the Khmer temple Wat Phou near Pakse, the mysterious plain of jars in Xiengkhouang and the Manoluck LPQ remnants at Don Khone Island. You will also absorb the hidden sleeping beauty within the 4000-island region, and be captivated at the sight of Southeast Asia’s largest waterfall, Khone Phapeng.

Day 1. ARRIVAL – LUANG PRABANG (L, D)
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. 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. After a short rest, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. We then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by the local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 2. LUANG PRABANG– PAK OU- LUANG PRABANG (B, L, D) (30km/ 1.5h by boat)
After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, representing classical Laotian architecture. We then board a cruiseupstream on the Mekong River, which gives us a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysteriousPak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. En route, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where the local speciality of rice wine is produced. Once back in Luang Prabang city we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, a village well known for its hand weaving. We also have time to visit Ban Xangkhong and Ban Xienglek, small villages well known for silk weavings and for Saa (jute) Papermaking. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 3. LUANG PRABANG– KHOUANGSI WATERFALLS (B, L, D) (35km/ 45 minutes by road)
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (often in the form of sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual. You can also visit the morning Phosi Market where you can 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 handicrafts, and today you will visit local village of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay and Ban Thapene.
Time permitting you may drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can take a dip in the inviting pools or walk along the forest paths. 
We return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon and continue to Ban Phanom, a well-known weaving village, and then return to the city by late evening to admire the sunset at Wat Phabath. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 4. LUANG PRABANG– XIENG KHOUANG (B, L, D) (265km/ 6.5h by road)
After breakfast, we visit the National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign. Today, we drive 306km uphill a mountain surrounded by wonderful natural scenery to Xiengkhouang. Upon arrival, we transfer out to visit the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are scattered all over the plateau. If time permits, we see the old capital of Muang Khoun and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hill tribe people. They have an interesting local culture and a colorful history. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.Overnight in Phonsavanh.

Day 5. XIENG KHOUANG– VIENTIANE (B, L, D) (Flight) (430km/ 30minutes by flight)
Following breakfast, we visit the Central Market. After you will have free time to explore the town further before catching our flight back to Vientiane. After checking into the hotel, time permiting we continue our sightseeing tour of the surrounding areas of Vientiane; we visit the impressive Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge and Buddha Park, an enchanting collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures on the Mekong Riverside meadow, close to the Friendship Bridge. There are 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. A spectacular view of the Mekong River at sunset is a perfect way to finish the day. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 6. VIENTIANE– CITY TOUR (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we continue to explore Vientiane capital by visiting 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, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. En route to Lao’s national precious heritage, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you will have the opportunity to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. In the afternoon, we continue visiting the rest of Vientiane by foot, including Wat Ong Tue, Wat Inpeng and Wat Haisok. We pass by the major shopping area continuing to the Vientiane Central Market of Talad Sao and Talad Kouadin where various goods are displayed for sale; including fresh food, household goods, souvenirs, textiles, gold, silver and antiques. We return to the Mekong Riverside in the late afternoon for observing the sunset. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 7.VIENTIANE–PAKSE–DONKHONGISLAND(B, L, D)
(685km/ 1h15 by flight)
After breakfast, we catch an early flight to Pakse. On arrival, we drive south to Champassak and visit the fascinating pre-angkorian ruins of Wat Phu, one of Southeast Asia's most dramatically situated temples. We have time to explore these intriguing Khmer ruins, which are perched at the base of Mount Phu Kao. We continue our journey by long tail boat to Don Khone, the largest island in the South Mekong river region known as the 4000 islands, one of the most scenic areas in Laos. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant. Overnight on Don khong Island .


Day 8. DON KHONGISLAND– SURROUNDING (B, L, D)(Boat)
After an early morning breakfast, we begin by re-tracing the French colonial-past at Ban Khone, where some old colonial houses still stand and glimpse the first Lao railway with its own locomotive. We continue our exploration of the area of the 4000 islands leisurely by boat and visit the most beautiful Liphi waterfall, also known as the Samphamith, which forms a natural border between Lao and Cambodia. If we have luck, we may catch a glimpse of the rare freshwater Irrawaddy Mekong dolphin at Ban Hang Khone. We return to Ban Nakasang and drive to the famous waterfall of Khone Phapeng- the largest waterfall in South East Asia, also known as the 'Niagara of the east'.  Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.Overnight on Don Khong Island.

Day 9. DON KHONE ISLAND– TADLO- PAKSE (B, L, D) (250km/ 4h by road)
Upon leaving Done Khone Island, we journey towards Tadlo, through the Boloven plateau. The Boloven Plateau is known for its cooler temperature being located high above the Mekong Valley. Rivers run off this high plateau in all directions and then plunge out to lush forests along in a series of spectacular surging waterfalls. A trip to the plateau provides a refreshing break from the heat and allows you to observe the cultivation of rich coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, and other crops that can be seen en route.  This trip gives visitors the chance to venture off the beaten track and to discover some of the lesser-known areas of Laos, exploring the wild beauty of this southern region. Upon arrival at Tad Lo waterfall, we visit the villages of Alak, Nge, and Katu, populated by ethnic minority groups. We return to Pakse by late evening. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Pakse.

Day 10. PAKSE- DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast; there will be free time for your own exploration of PakseTown before catching a flight to Siem Reap-Cambodia or exiting Laos overland from the Chongmek International checkpoint to Ubon Ratchathani Thailand. ( the surcharge for option transfer to Ubon aiport, please contact again)


Price
Price net per person in US$
All prices are valid to 30th September 2017
( except 24 and 31 Dec)


Tour price in USD net per person in group of

Surcharge

Categories

2

3- 4

5- 9

10- 14

15- 18

19 up

Single

Standard

  1,610

  1,465

     1,159

     1,020

     973

     928

     298

First Class

  1,892

  1,614

  1,309

     1,170

     1,122

     1,077

     433

Superior

  1,945

  1,702

  1,408

  1,275

  1,230

  1,184

     532

Deluxe

  1,987

  1,754

  1,475

  1,381

  1,303

  1,261

     680

Note : Supplement Complusulry Dinner on 24th Dec & 31st Dec 2016 at Villa Santi Resort = 65$/pax
      -        Supplement compulsory Gala dinner on 24 and 31 Dec 2016  at Luang Prabang View Hotel = 65 USD pax

  • Surcharge period : 1-5 Jan and 24-31 Dec  at Chitchareun Muang Luang Hotel  = 16 USD/room/night 

Supplements flight:
XiengKhuang - Vientiane : 96 US&/pax included airport tax
Vientiane - Pakse: 129 US$/pax included airport tax
The above tariffs are subject to be changed accordingly to the increasing of gasoline cost till 30th day prior to the date of departure.

 

Hotels quoted in above package based on ROH and similar category

Hotel location

Standard

First Class

Superior

Deluxe

Luang Prabang

Chitchareun Muang Luang
(Standard)

Villa Santi Resort
( Deluxe)

Luang Prabnag View
( Superior) 

VillaMaly
( Superior)

Vientiane

Sengtawan
( Superior)

Vientiane Plaza
( Superior)

Lao Plaza Hotel
( Regular floor)

Green Park
( Deluxe)

Xieng Khuang

Vansana
( Standard)

Auburge
( Standard)

Auburge
( Standard)

Vansana Xieng Khuang
( Deluxe)

Pakse

Pakse Hotel
( Deluxe)

Champsak Grand
( Deluxe)

Champsak Grand
( Deluxe)

Champsak Grand
( Premier)

4000 Islands

Pon Arena
( Standard)

Senesothexuene
( Standard)

Senesothexuene
( Deluxe)

Senesothexuene
(Superior)


Inclusive of above prices

Exclusive of above prices

- Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
- English speaking guide
- Accommodation based on twin sharing room including breakfast.
- Lunch and dinners in the local restaurants as per program
- Entrance fees and excursions according to program

- Visa stamping fee on arrival
- Int’l air tickets to/from Laos
- Domestic airticket
- Travel Insurance in all kinds
- Other foreign language guide
- Peak tourist season or special event rates
- Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
- Other services not mentioned in the program.

 

Additional Remarks:

  • Itinerary is subject to change depending on the confirmed flights, road conditions, and room availability.
  • Hotels listed in above might not be upto standard of your expectation, especially in the remote area where limitation of accommodation.
  • Prices are subject to change in case of VAT or other tax increases and USD currency fluctuations