Come touch the essence of the country
Crossing of the Mekong by motorized boat. Visit of the Souvanakhounkham site. Excursion to Kuang Si Falls. Canoe ride through the labyrinth of waterways. Walk on the island of Khone. Visit of ethnic minority villages.
Houay Xay – Pakbeng – Khamu Lodge – Pak Ou – Luang Prabang – Kuangsi – Vientiane – Pakse – Wat Phou – Ile de Khong – Khong Papheng – Pakse – Tadlo – Tad Yang – Pakse – Luang Prabang
Next program
  • Day 1
    Houay Xay
    Arrival on the other side of the boundary, passage to Laotian customs.

    Welcomed by our english Laotian guide, you will be transferred to the hotel. Free time for your installation. Lunch served at a local restaurant.

    Visit a remote village in northwestern Laos and Wat Chom Khao Manilat: This prosperous monastery overlooks the city and the river. Built in 1880, the Shan style teak temple houses a 1485 stele donated by a former prince of Chiang Khong. Villages of the Lanetene ethnic groups in the surrounding villages.

    Dinner and night at the hotel.

    Included meals : lunch, dinner.
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  • Day 2
    Visit Houei Xay
    You will go west to the site of Souvanakhounkham, on the border of Thailand and Burma. Recently accessible to visitors, at the entrance of the famous Golden Triangle, Souvanakhounkham can only be reached after a short walk through the rice fields, in a green and unspoilt area. On the site, you will visit the old Wat and its big statue of Buddha, and you will admire interesting reliefs going back, essentially, to the time of King Setthathirath (sixteenth century). Lunch.

    Return to Ban Hui Xay in the afternoon. Night at Houei Xay.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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  • Day 3
    Houei Xay – Pakbeng
    After breakfast, board a private local boat with a roof. The descent of the Mekong at a slow and relaxing pace will allow you to take some pictures and admire the landscape where many remote villages of the world seem to live peacefully along the river nourished.

    Picnic lunch en route. In the late afternoon, arrival and installation at Pakbeng Lodge.

    Dinner and night at Pakbeng Lodge.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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  • Day 4
    Pakbeng – Elephant ride
    After breakfast, you will go to elephant camp for an elephant ride:
    • You will observe the elephant bath from one of the two footbridges
    • After swimming, you will ride on the elephants, start of the ride. The walk begins with the river surrounded by a bamboo plantation. The path then goes into the forest. Then, the horizon emerges, offering an exceptional point of view on the parades. At the bend of the road, we can see the Mekong below. Then, the elephants cross a H'Mong village. Then , return to camp

    Lunch at the Lodge. Then, free time. Dinner and night at Pakbeng Lodge.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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  • Day 5
    Pakbeng – Kamu Lodge
    After breakfast, board a boat to Kamu Lodge. The Kamu Lodge is made up of 20 tents, each covered with a thatched roof, to blend in with the natural environment and protect them from the elements, while being harmoniously decorated in the local style. Each tent is equipped with bamboo and wooden furniture. Each bathroom has hot water thanks to a solar shower system. Meals on board the boat

    Arrival at Kamu Lodge, welcome drink. Dinner and night at Kamu Lodge

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.
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  • Day 6
    Kamu Lodge – Pak Ou – Luang Prabang
    After breakfast, you can participate in optional activities:
    • Demonstration (with possible participation) of rice cultivation and transplanting in the rice fields bordering the Lodge.
    • Gold panning in the Mekong (January to June). Everything you find will be yours!
    • Walk in the forest with information on traditional medicinal plants.
    • Trekking to a magnificent waterfall 15 m high (2 hours of walking and boating).
    • Net fishing in the Mekong with tasting of catch!
    • Discovery of a minority village and meeting with its inhabitants.
    • Crossbow shooting.
    Lunch at the Lodge Lounge.

    After you are rested, departure by boat for Luang Prabang in the afternoon. Stop en route to the Pak Ou caves. Located 2 hours upstream from Luang Prabang, the Pak Ou Caves are home to several hundred lacquered gold Buddha statues crammed into two impressive cliff sites. Their size varies from a few centimeters to the size of a human being. The caves are also an important destination for pilgrimages.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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  • Day 7
    Luang Prabang
    Optional: very early in the morning, around dawn, you can see the long lines of Bonzes coming out of their pagoda and walk the streets to receive food offerings from the faithful. A unique show that takes place every day of the year ...

    After breakfast, discover the former Royal Palace, today converted into a National Museum where you will admire the Pra Bang, the attributes of royal power, bronze drums, etc ... You will continue with the Wat Mai temple known for its gilded bas-reliefs counting the life of one of the reincarnations of the Buddha and you will admire the splendor of Vat Xieng Thong, richly decorated and located at the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong. Lunch at the local restaurant. Visit Wat Than Luang, then Vat Visoun, entirely rebuilt from Delaporte's sketches following the invasion, looting and destruction of the city in 1887 by the "Black Pavilions", pirates from southern China. You will also visit Vat Aham right next door, where is the altar of the two main geniuses of Luang Prabang. Visit the evening Hmong market where you will find ethnic handcrafts.

    SPÉCIAL: At the end of the day, you will participate in a "Baci". Mixture of animism and Buddhism, this ceremony is specific to Laos: it aims to "call minds" to the one who invokes them before performing an important task or to live a major event (birth, marriage, journey, etc.) (The Baci ceremony only, no traditional dance).

    Dinner in a local restaurant. Night at the hotel.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.
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  • Day 8
    Luang Prabang – Kuang Si – Flight for Vientiane
    After breakfast, excursion to the falls of Kouang Si. Possibility of bathing on the spot. A perfect place for calm and relaxation. Lunch in the form of a picnic. Return to Luang Prabang in the afternoon to take the flight to Vientiane (QV104 1750-1830). On arrival in Vientiane, welcome by your local guide and transfer to your hotel.

    Dinner at the local restaurant. Night at the hotel.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.
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  • Day 9
    After your breakfast, your day will be spent visiting the main monuments: The Wat Sisaket temples, dating from 1818, one of the most beautiful and important of the capital. It is the only one not to have been destroyed during the Siamese invasion and it includes traditional parts of the Laotian monastery. Wat Ho Phra Keo, where you can admire beautiful pieces that are one of the main riches of Laotian art, Wat Simuang, considered the lucky temple of the city. The Patuxai, a small triumphal arch that sits at the northern end of Lane Sang Street and visit That Luang, the country's most popular monument, is both a religious symbol and a symbol of the unity of the country.

    In the afternoon, visit the Buddha Park where you can walk, see the Hindu and Buddhist representations of BUDDHA. Then visit the ethnic park.

    Lunch and dinner at the local restaurant. Night at the hotel.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.
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  • Day 10
    Vientiane – Flight for Pakse – Wat Phou – Khong Island
    Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight to Pakse (QV512 0630- 0745 / possible flight on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday).

    Arrival in Pakse, embarkation in a local boat for a quiet descent of 1h30 min to the old capital of the South, Champassak. Transfer by road to the fabulous site of Wat Phou, classified since March 2002 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This temple dates from the pre-Angkorian period. Lunch at a local restaurant in Champassak.

    After lunch departure by road to the largest of the islands in the southern Mekong, Khong, where you will spend the night.

    Dinner in a local restaurant. Night at the hotel.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.
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  • Day 11
    Khong Island – Area of 4000 islands
    After breakfast, departure by motor canoe for a cruise through the labyrinth of waterways formed by the tropical paradise of Siphandone, "4000 Islands". During the rainy season, the Mekong reaches a width of 14 km; when the waters recede, they leave behind a myriad of islands and islets. Visit the islands of Deth and Som to discover the way of life of local fishermen.

    Arrival on the island of Khone.

    Discovery of the colonial remains of the island of Khone and continuation to the falls of Liphi, where lives a colony of river dolphins.

    Night at Khong Island.

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.
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  • Day 12
    Khong Island – Tadlo
    Breakfast at the hotel. Road back to Tadlo. Located in the extreme north-east of the Bolovens plateau, abundant with trees, industry like tea, coffee, cardamom, vegetables and fruits. On the plateau, you can also visit the villages of ethnic minorities: Alak, Lawe, Katu, Ya Heune ... .and a beautiful eco-tourism site at Pha Xuam.

    Arrival at Tad Lo, installation in a bungalow, located at the edge of the Sexet river in the forest. Night at Tad Lo Lodge

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner.
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  • Day 13
    Tad Lo – Tad Yuang – Pakse – Flight for Luang Prabang
    Breakfast at the hotel, departure to Tad Yuang Falls. You will continue to Pakse for the flight to Luang Prabang. Meet at Luang Prabang Airport and transfer to the hotel for installation. Dinner free. Night at the hotel.

    Note: Flight Pakse-Luang Prabang, Monday, Wednesday and Friday (16:30: 18:10)

    Included meals : breakfast, lunch
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  • Day 14
    Luang Prabang - Flight return
    Free time until the time of transfer to the airport for the return flight.

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TRAVEL PRICE (Prix par personne en EUR)
(Depending on season, types of accommodation and activities)
(price per person in EURO)
These prices are valid until 09/30/2020
  • The estimated budget for this trip is from 1 806 € / person.
  • Talking about fixed prices when discussing about a personalized trip makes little sense. Indeed, it varies depending on many factors (quality of services, period, turnaround time and many more).
  • The only exact price will be the one of your personalized quote.
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Name of the city/ hotel list Standard Superior Deluxe
Houei Xay Wang View Hotel
(Standard Room)
Wang View Hotel
(Standard Room)
Wang View Hotel
(Standard Room)
Pakbeng Pakbeng Lodge
(Superior Room)
Le Grand Pakbeng
(Mekong Villa)
Le Grand Pakbeng
(Mekong Villa)
Kamu Lodge Kamu Lodge
(Standard Tent)
Kamu Lodge
(Standard Tent)
Kamu Lodge
(Standard Tent)
Luang Prabang My Dream Resort
(Classic room)
Maison dalabua
(Grand Deluxe room) 
Satri House
(Deluxe room)
Vientiane Xaysomboun Boutique Hotel
( Superior Room)
Ansara Hotel
(Savvy Room)
Settha Palace
(Deluxe Room)
Khong iSLAND Pon Arena Hotel
Pon Arena Hotel
Pon Arena Hotel
Pakse Pakse Hotel
(Deluxe Room)
Athena Hotel
(Deluxe Room)
Athena Hotel
(Deluxe Room)
Bolaven hIGHLANDS Sinouk Coffee Resort
Sinouk Coffee Resort
Sinouk Coffee Resort

These prices include
  • Land transport by private vehicle, air-conditioned
  • Hotel accommodation mentioned in the program or similar, breakfast included
  • Lunch and dinner (at local restaurants and / or at the hotel and on board the boats (or mentioned)
  • The baci ceremony
  • The assistance of a French speaking guide-speaker (1 guide to Luang Prabang, 1 guide to Vientiane and 1 guide to Pakse)
  • Entrance tickets for the visits mentioned in the program
  • Boat tours on the Mekong
These prices do not include
  • Visa fee on arrival: 30 USD + 1 photo.
  • International and domestic flights and airport taxes
  • Drinks, tips, personal expenses
  • Insurance and assistance
  • Any other service not mentioned above
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