The essentials of Laos
During a trip of 4 days and 3 nights, you will discover the unmissable places of Laos. Notably, Luang Prabang, former capital of Lane Xang Kingdom or the sacred caves of Pak Ou.
Luang Prabang – Pak Ou – Luang Prabang
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  • Day 1
    Luang Prabang
    On arrival, welcome by your guide and transfer to your hotel. Breakfast in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, first visit of Luang Prabang City, the ancient capital of Lan Xang Kingdom. Climb the 328 steps that lead to Mount Phousi to enjoy the panoramic view. Visit in the evening the Hmong market where you will find ethnic handicrafts. Dinner in a local restaurant. Night at the hotel.

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  • Day 2
    Luang Prabang
    Capital of the Lan Xang kingdom until the middle of the 15th century, Luang Prabang will amaze you with its many temples, its enchanting setting on the banks of the Mekong River, its rhythm of peaceful life, its colonial-style buildings, Mount Phousi ... The tour begins by the discovery of the Royal Palace, now converted into a National Museum where you will admire the Pra Bang, gold Buddha who gave his name to the city, the attributes of royal power, bronze drums, etc ... Continue with the Vat Mai, a temple famous 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 Pimai, Lao New Year celebrations. Then the Wat Sene, whose golden facade instantly catches the eye, finally we will admire the splendor of Vat Xieng Thong, richly decorated and located at the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong. Breakfast in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Vat Visoun, completely rebuilt from Delaporte's sketches following the invasion, looting and destruction of the city in 1887 by the "Black Pavilions", pirates from southern China. We also visit Vat Aham right next door, where is the altar of the two main geniuses of Luang Prabang and the Vat That where are enclosed the ashes of King Sisavang Vong, in the great central reliquary.

    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...). (The ceremony only, no traditional dance)

    Dinner in a local restaurant. Night 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 embark 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 at a local restaurant. Afternoon excursion to Kuang Si Falls. Stop in two ethnic villages on the way. Swimming on site (bring swimsuit and towel). Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight in Luang Prabang.

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  • Day 4
    Luang Prabang – Return flight
    After breakfast, visit a weavers' village as well as homemade mulberry paper workshops in Xang Khong and Wat Xieng Lek. Free lunch. Transfer to the airport for your next destination. End of the trip.

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TRAVEL PRICE (Prix par personne en EUR)
(Depending on season, types of accommodation and activities)
(price per person in USD)
These prices are valid until 09/30/2020
  • The estimated budget for this trip is from 437 $ / 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).
  • The only exact price will be the one of your personalized quote.
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Name of the city / hotels list Standard Superior Deluxe
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
  • Drinks, tips, personal expenses
  • Insurance and assistance
  • Any other service not mentioned above
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