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Taste of Laos
(Trip of 11 Days & 10 Night)

 

Brief itinerary :

Day 1 : Arrival in Vientiane. City tour
Day 2 : Vientiane – Luang Nam Tha – Muang Sing
Day 3 : Muang Sing - Trekking
Day 4 : Muang Sinh – Luang Nam Tha – Oudomxay
Day 5 : Oudomxay – Muang La – Muang Khoua
Day 6 : Muang Khoua – Nong Khiow- Luang Prabang
Day 7 : Luang Prabang. City tour
Day 8 : Luang Prabang – Vang Vieng
Day 9 : Vang Vieng – Trekking
Day 10 : Vang Vieng – Vientiane
Day 11 : Vientiane – Departure. End of voyage.

Detailled  itinerary :

Laos is a perfect trekking destination as it boasts many beautiful areas for exploration.The Taste of Laos tour takes you on an adventurous trekking expedition of the mountainous region of Luang Namtha, which is bordered with China and Myanmar and populated by over twenty ethnic minority groups.Stroll around the small town of Moung Sing, passing through hill tribe villages rarely visited by other tourists. Enjoy a boat trip downstream the Nam Ou River to Luang Prabang enjoying the forest landscape. The fascinating Buddha Park is also an impressive highlight of the tour.

Day 1. ARRIVAL- VIENTIANE ( L, D)
On arrival in Vientiane Capital, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Located on the banks of the Mekong River, Vientiane is a charming and fascinating capital, with an interesting mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, Soviet and American influences. A city tour acquaints us with the capital and after freshening up, we start visiting some the major sights; including the oldest temple Wat Sisaket, an amazing structure featuring remarkable frescoes and Buddha images. We also visit 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. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 2. VIENTIANE – LUANG NAMTHA – MOUNG SING (B, L, D)  (Flight)
The journey northwards begins as we board our flight to Luang Namtha, a province sharing its border with China and Myanmar. Luang Namtha is located on the banks of the Namtha River is a land of rugged mountains and beautiful tropical forests. Today Luang Namtha is populated with over twenty ethnic groups, making this region one of the most ethnically diverse provinces in Laos. On arrival, we travel by road to Moung Sing, stopping along the way at the Akha hill tribe village. This ethnic group originally lived in China but immigrated into Laos over a century ago. They are very poor, but have a vibrant culture and an interesting history. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Moung Sing.

Day 3. MOUNG SING- TREKKING (B, L, D)
The remote and extremely beautiful mountainious region of Muong Sing is ideal for an adventurous trekking expedition. After breakfast we stroll round this small town observing the daily activities of the ethnic minorities in the village and see the small vendors sell local textiles and handicrafts on the streets. We leave the village and take a short drive north before we setting off on a half-day trek, using the local tracks. We pass through some breathtaking mountain landscape to the Yao, Akha and Lanten hill tribe villages, where we are sure to attract attention from many ethnic minorities, as visitors do not frequently encounter this remote part of the country. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at Moung Sing.

Day 4. MOUNG SING - LUANG NAMTHA - OUDOMXAY  (B, L, D)
We depart early this morning for our journey to Oudomxay. These back roads are aperfect way to venture off the beaten track and explore the real Laos. We see very few other travelers, mostly rural dwellers who are just as interested in finding out about our lives as we are of theirs. The drive can be challenging on some parts of our journey due to poor road conditions; however the verdant and rugged mountain scenery combined with the colorful local population makes for a memorable experience. On arrival we check in at a very simple hotel and take a walk to explore this picturesque hill town.Lunch & dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at Oudomxay.

Day 5. OUDOMXAY– MUONG LA– MUONG KHOUA(B, L,D)
The local market also attracts numerous ethnic minorities who converge from the surrounding mountainsides or valley to barter and trade their goods. We visit this congregation before setting off on our journey along the Nambak River to Muong La. Here we have the chance to visit the intriguing Pra Xack Kham Temple with its sacred Buddha image. The 400 years old legendary statue is said to have many supernatural powers, and is widely worshipped among the faithful local Buddhists. As we continue from Muong La towards Muong Khoua, the roads begin to deteriorate but the drive is very interesting as we pass through some stunning landscape. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Muong Khoua.

Day 6.MUONG KHOUA – OUDOMXAY - NONG KHIOW (B, L, D)- over land

After breakfast, today,visit the local market then leave Muang Khuang overland to Nong Khiaw via Oudomxay.
Overnight in Nong Khiaw.

Day 7.NONG KHIAW – PAK OU - LUANG PRABANG (B, L, D) by car
We take the road to Luang Prabang. En route we visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves where thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues are crammed into the two caves carved out of a towering limestone cliff. Arrive in Luang Prabang and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 8. LUANG PRABANG – VANG VIENG (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we leave this charming city in the early morning for our journey to Vang Vieng. Our journey will be strenuous as we drive along one of the most scenic but also one of the roughest routes in Asia. In the afternoon we arrive in Vang Vieng, a small and tranquil town, which is nestled on a bend of the Nam Song River. Its stunning scenery with a mixture of quiet water and limestone outcrops remains unspoiled, despite recent developments with the advent of tourism. On arrival we check into your hotel and then embark on our boat for a relaxing trip on the Nam Song River, exploring the breathtaking mountain landscape. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Day 9. VANG VIENG– DAY TREKKING (B, L, D)
The limestone cliffs and valleys surrounding Vang Vieng are home to numerous caves and caverns. The most famous in Vang Vieng is the cave of Tham Jang, which was used in the early 19th century in defense against the Chinese invaders. We visit this beautiful cave this morning before we take a walk to the Tai Deang and the Souay hill tribe villages. The hill tribe people are unfailingly friendly; welcoming you with waving hands and smilling faces. The rest of the day is free for your leisure for further exploration or for relaxing in this peaceful town. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Day 10. VANG VIENG– VIENTIANE (B, L, D)
Heading out of town we drive back to Vientiane. Along the way we make a stop to visit the archaeological sight of Vang Xang dating back to the 11th century. After checking into your hotel we transfer out to see the Buddha Park, an enchanting collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures on the Mekong Riverside meadow, near 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. Observing the spectacular view of over the Mekong River at sunset from one of the riverside bars is a perfect way to finish the day. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 11. VIENTIANE – DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast, we visit the Morning Market if time
permits. The tour ends after your transfer to Wattay airport for departure


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

  1,999

  1,724

  1,339

  1,170

     1,105

     1,041

     285

Superior

  2,109

  1,834

  1,149

  1,114

  1,281

  1,153

     370

First Class

  2,132

  1,868

  1,500

  1,339

  1,277

  1,216

     296

Deluxe

  2,241

  1,979

  1,610

  1,449

  1,387

  1,327

570

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

Supplement flight:

Vientiane – Luang Namtha : 120 US$/pax included airport tax ( opere Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

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

Vientiane

Sengtawan
(Superior)

VientianePlaza
( Superior)

Lao Plaza Hotel
( Regular floor)

Green Park
( Deluxe)

Moung Sing

Phou Iu guesthouse
( Standard)

Phou Iu guesthouse
( Standard)

Phou Iu guesthouse
( Standard)

Phou Iu guesthouse
( Standard)

Oudomxay

Xaysana Hotel
( Standard)

Charming Lao Hotel
( Deluxe)

Charming Lao Hotel
( Deluxe)

Charming Lao Hotel
( Deluxe)

Muong Khoua

Sernnaly
( Standard)

Sernnaly
( Standard)

Sernnaly
( Standard)

Sernnaly
( Standard)

Nong Khiow

Nong Khiaw Riverside
(Standard)

Nong Khiaw Riverside
(Standard)

Nong Khiaw Riverside
(Standard)

Nong Khiaw Riverside
(Standard)

Luang Prabang

Chitchareun Muang Luang Hotel
( Standard)

Villa Santi Resort
( Deluxe)

Luang Prabang View Hotel
( Superior)

Villa Maly
( Superior)

Vang Vieng

The Elephant Crossing
( Deluxe)

Thavonsouk
( River Front)

Thavonsouk
( River Front)

 

Riverside boutique
( Deluxe)


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