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Spirit of Laos
(Trip of 8 Days & 7 Night)

 

Brief itinerary :

Day 1 : Arrival in Luang Prabang. City tour
Day 2 : Luang Prabang – Pak Ou
Day 3 : Luang Prabang – Kuang Si waterfall
Day 4 : Luang Prabang – Flight to Vientiane. City tour
Day 5 : Vientiane – Pakse – Tadlo
Day 6 : Tadlo – Wat Phou – 4000 islands
Day 7 : Ban Khone – Khone Phapheng
Day 8 : 4000 islands – Pakse – Departure. End of voyage.

Detailled  itinerary :

Day 1. ARRIVAL– LUANG PRA BANG– HALF DAY CITY TOUR ( L, D)
On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Time permitting; your half day city tour begins with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. We then head to the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We also have time to visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 2. LUANG PRABANG– BIG BRATHER MOUSE– BAN KHIA LUANG– PAK OU CAVES (B, L, D)
The day starts with a visit to the Big Brother Mouse shop to select some books for the village visit.  We then head north by car along route 13, before taking a unpaved road to Ban Khia Luang village. We then have ample time to visit the school, play with the kids and watch them enjoy their new books. We also take some time to explore the rest of the village,where you can see weaving and visit the local temple.  We stop for lunch at the village, which can either be a western picnic lunch, or traditional Lao food such as sticky rice, laap and fresh vegetables cooked by the villagers.
After lunch we say goodbye to the village and drive to Ban Khoklin, which takes us through some beautiful scenery of mountains and paddy fields. At Ban Khoklin we then board on a private boat down the Nam Ou river for 30 minutes to Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. And continue down the Mekong River back to Luang Prabang, arriving back there by late afternoon. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 3. LUANG PRABANG– KHUANG SI WATERFALL AND BAN CHAN (B, L, D)
Today we cross the Mekong River by boat, to the picturesque village of Ban Chan, a pottery village.  We then visit the morning Phousi 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 villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, a Hmong village, Ban Ou a Laoloum village and Ban Thapene, a Khmu villages. This then takes us to the beautiful Khuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. We then return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 4. LUANG PRABANG– VIENTIANE– HALF DAY CITY TOUR (B, L, D) (Flight)
You will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Vientiane, upon arrival in the capital you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Your half day city tour enables us to see the major temples of Vientiane including the oldest, Wat Sisaket, a temple of thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. We also visit Lao national icon, That Luang Stupa, and we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 5. VIENTIANE– PAKSE– TAD LO (B, L, D)
You will be transferred to the airport early this morning for your flight to Pakse. On arrival at Pakse, you will be met and taken by road west into the Bolevean Plateau.  The Bolevean Plateau is known for its cooler temperature being located high above the Mekong Valley. The area is famous for its many waterfalls, and the most beautiful of these falls, Tad Fan. We visit Tad Fan waterfall, spectacular with twin waterfalls plummeting into a deep gorge surrounded by flourishingvegetation. 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. In the afternoon we arrive in Tad Lo, home to another scenic waterfall and numerous ethnic minority groups. We visit the villages of Alak, Nge, and Katu before overnighting in Tad Lo. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Tad Lo.

Day 6. TAD LO – WAT PHOU – 4000 ISLANDS (B, L, D)
After an early breakfast, we leave Tad Lo. On the way we make a short detour to visit Pha Suam waterfall and to explore the ethnic minority villages of Lao Teung. We continue to travel by road via Pakse town crossing the Mekong by ferry to visit the fascinating pre-Angkorian ruins of Wat Phu, one of Southeast Asia's most dramatically situated temples. Following lunch we continue our journey by long tail boat to the 4000 Islands, where you have the rest of the day to relax. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in 4000 Islands area.

Day 7. 4000 ISLANDS AND SURROUNDING (B, L, D)
After an early morning breakfast, we head south by road and boat to Done Khone.  Here 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 by boat and visit the beautiful Liphi waterfall, also known as the Samphamith, which forms a natural border between Lao and Cambodia. 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 in 4000 Islands area.

Day 8. 4000 ISLANDS - PAKSE - DEPARTURE (B)

After breakfast; you will be transferred back to Pakse for catching a flight to Siem Reap-Cambodia or exiting Laos overland from the Chongmek International checkpoint to Ubon Ratchathani Thailand. ( the option transfer to Ubon Airport is surcharge, please contact again for more detail)


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

  1,304

     1,129

     902

     802

     766

     730

233

Superior

  1,374

  1,205

     989

     892

     856

     824

       328

First Class

  1,492

  1,323

     1,106

     1,010

     975

     940

      426

Deluxe

  1,593

  1,425

  1,209

     1,112

     1077

     1043

       538

Note :

  • Surcharge for gala diner at  Villa Santi resort: from 24th Dec & 31st Dec: 65USD/pax
  • Surcharge will be added on at Villa Maly for 24 and 31 Dec : please contact again ( must recheck with hotel)
  •       -        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:

LUANG PRABANG- VIENTIANE: 105$ /pax included airport tax

VIENTIANE - PAKSE : 129 $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 hotel
( Standard)

Villa Santi Resort
( Deluxe)

Luang Prabang View Hotel
( Superior)

Villa Maly
( Superior)

Vientiane

Sengtawan
( Superior)

Vientiane Plaza
( Superior)

Lao Plaza Hotel
( Regaular floor)

Green Park
( Deluxe)

Tad Lo

Tadlo Lodge
( Standard)

Tadlo Lodge
( Standard)

Tadlo Lodge
( Standard)

Tadlo Lodge
( Standard)

4000 Islands

Pon Arena HOtel
( Standard)

Senesothexuene
( Standard)

Senesothexuene
( Standard)

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