IN THE HEART OF LAOS
IN THE HEART OF LAOS
From Vientiane to Luang Prabang, passing by the country's most famous sites
IN THE HEART OF LAOS
Visit Wat Sisaket temple. Typical country meal. Discovery of the former Royal Palace. You can enjoy the panoramic view at the top of Mount Phousi. Mekong ride on a local boat to the sacred Pak Ou Caves. Excursion to Kuang Si Falls where you can swim.Visit of homemade mulberry paper mills in Xang Khong
STEPS IN YOUR JOURNEY
Vientiane – Luang Prabang – Pak Ou – Luang Prabang – Kuang Si – Luang Prabang
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DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM
DEVELOP EVERY DAYS
  • Day 1
    Arrival at Vientiane
    On arrival, welcome by your guide and transfer to your hotel. The current capital of Laos, unlike its neighbors Bangkok and Hanoi has retained its quiet appearance and a human size.

    The Wat Sisaket temple, dating from 1818, is 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. 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. Finally, Wat Simuang, considered as the lucky temple of the city. Lunch and dinner at a local restaurant. Night at the hotel.

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  • Day 2
    Vientiane – Luang Prabang
    After breakfast, free time before transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Luang Prabang. Transfer to your hotel upon arrival.

    In the afternoon, discover the former Royal Palace (closed on Tuesday) now converted into a National Museum where you will admire the Pra Bang, golden Buddha who gave his name to the city, the attributes of power royal, bronze drums, etc ... You will continue with the Vat Mai, a temple renowned for its gilded bas-reliefs counting the life of one of the reincarnations of the Buddha. It is in this monastery that the image of Prabang is displayed on the occasion of the festivals of Pimai, Lao New Year. Then Wat Sene, whose golden facade instantly catches the eye. You will also climb the 328 steps up to Mount Phousi to enjoy the panoramic view of the city at sunset. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.

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  • Day 3
    Luang Prabang- Pak Ou – 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, you will admire the splendor of Vat Xieng Thong, richly decorated and located at the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong before embarking on a local boat for a trip up the Mekong to the sacred caves of Pak Ou. The two caves, also called Tham Ting by locals, are home to thousands of Buddha statues of various sizes. The caves are the subject of processions and pilgrimages during great festivities. Return to Luang Prabang and have lunch.

    In the afternoon, visit Vat Visoun, completely rebuilt according to the sketches of Delaporte following the invasion, the looting and the destruction of the city in 1887 by the "Black Pavilions", pirates coming from the South of France. China. You will also visit Vat Aham right next door, where you will find the altar of the two main geniuses of Luang Prabang and the Vat That where the ashes of King Sisavang Vong are enclosed, in the great central reliquary. In the late afternoon, crossing the Mekong to climb to Wat Chompet and enjoy the view at sunset.

    SPECIAL: 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.) Dinner at a local restaurant. Night at the hotel.
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  • Day 4
    Luang Prabang – Kuang Si – Luang Prabang
    After breakfast, excursion to Kuang Si Falls. Stop in two ethnic villages along the way. Possibility to swim on site (bring swimsuit and towel). Picnic at the falls or return to Luang Prabang for lunch (optional). In the afternoon, visit a weavers' village as well as homemade mulberry paper workshops in Xang Khong and Wat Xieng Lek. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.

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  • Day 5
    Luang Prabang – Return flight
    After breakfast, free time before transfer to the airport for the flight to your next destination. End of the trip.

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TRAVEL PRICE (Prix par personne en EUR)

ESTIMATED PRICE
(Depending on season, types of accommodation and activities)

  • The estimated budget for this trip is from 482 € / person.
  • Talking about fixed prices when discussing about a tailored trip makes little sense. Indeed, it varies depending on many factors (quality of services, period, turnaround time and many more).
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PRICE OF THE TRIP
(price per person in EUR)
These prices are valid until 09/30/2019 

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NOTES
Name of the city / hotels list Standard Supérieur Deluxe
Vientiane Xaysomboun Boutique Hotel ***
(Superior room)
Ansara Hotel ****
(Superior room)
Settha Palace *****
(Deluxe room)
Luang Prabang My Dream Resort ***
(Classic room)
Maison Dalabua ****
(Grand deluxe room)
Satri House *****
(Deluxe room)

These prices include
  • Land transport by private vehicle, air-conditioned
  • Accommodation in a hotel mentioned in the program or similar, breakfast included
  • Lunch and dinner (at local restaurants and / or at the hotel)
  • The Baci ceremony
  • The assistance of a French speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets for the visits mentioned in the program
  • Boat tours on the Mekong

These prices do not include
  • Visa fee on arrival: 31 USD + 1 ID photo
  • International flights
  • International airport tax
  • The Gala Dinners of 24 and 31 December 2018
  • Drinks, tips, personal expenses
  • Insurance and assistance
  • Any other service not mentioned above
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