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13 days in Laos

13 days in Laos
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Destination: Luang Prabang
Duration: 12 days – 11 nights
Departure: Contact
Departure date: Contact
Vehicles: Bus - Boat
Price: 921 USD


13 days in Laos

Category: Laos Tours

Duration: 13 days - 12 nights

Route: Luangprabang – Xienkhouang - Vang Vieng – Vientiane – Thakek - Savannakhet – Pakse

Day 01: Arrival Luang Prabang (-/L/-)
On arrival at the airport, you are met and transferred to hotel. The royal capital of the former Lane Xang Kingdom, Luang Prabang with its gleaming temple roofs, colonial architecture and stunning mountain backdrop retains a unique charm rarely found in all Asia . Here is plenty to see, some of which are the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun, the shrine of Wat Aham andWat Mai with five tiered roofs. We include these sights in a half day guided tour which ends with a climb to Phousi Hill for a beautiful sunset view of the town and the Mekong River . There are 329 steps leading us on zigzag way past various temples to the sacred, gilded stupa of Wat Phousi at the summit. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 02: Luang Prabang - City tours (B/L/-)
Today we continue seeing Luang Prabang with the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong, which nestles at the meeting of the Mekong and the Nam Khan River . The temple structures are decorated in various ways with gilded stuccoes as well as doorways and the main sim has a marvelous 'tree life' mosaic pattern on an outer wall. We embark on a boat for a leisurely trip on the Mekong River , stopping en route at Ban Xang Hai to visit the distillation of local rice wine. Upon leaving this village we wave our wave through the stunning mountain landscape to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. They are crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes, all brought there by devout villagers. After the river trip we drive towards Ban Phanom and visit the hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 03: Luang Prabang – Xieng Khouang (Road) (B/L/-)
Upon leaving the town we drive out to Xieng Khouang, which was devastated by American bombing between 1964 and 1973 . These back roads are a great way to explore the real Laos . We see very few other travellers, mostly rural dwellers who are just as interested in finding out about our lives as we are of theirs. The drive is very long, but we can make many stops at our pleasure, to stretch our legs and take some wonderful photographs. On arrival we explore the province's old capital of Muang Khun and the nearby villages. Overnight in Phonsavanh . 
Day 04: Xieng Khouang – Vang Vieng (Road) (B/L/-)
The “Plan of Jars” is an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau. These huge jars are supposedly over 2,000 years old, but most of archaeologists are still mystified about their purpose. We have time today exploring the site and some nearby villages. They are populated by the Hmong hill tribe people who are very poor but have an interesting local culture and a colorful history. we set off on our journey to Vang Vieng. This small and tranquil village is rapidly developed with the advent of tourist, but the beautiful scenery with a mixture of quiet water and limestone outcrops unchanged for century. Depending on roads and traffic conditions our drive will deliver us to Vang Vieng by mid or late afternoon. Overnight in Vang Vieng. 
Day 05: Vang Vieng – Vientiane (Road) (B/L/-)
An impressive way to start our day is a walk around the bustling central market. Heading out of town we enjoy a short bamboo boat along the Namsong River , which also gives us a taste of adventure as well as an enjoyable exploration of the famous cave of Tham Jang . This was once used by local people as a hideout from Chinese invaders. We also cross the river to Ban Huai Ngai, a very pleasant village where we can explore the different local lifestyle. We then continue traveling by roads to Vientiane . T he capital city of Laos is located on the banks of the Mekong River . This small town conjures up exotic images, with the curious mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French influences. Overnight in Vientiane . 
Day 06: Vientiane - City Tours (B/L/-)
The full day tour of Vientiane begins with a visit to Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple still standing in Vientiane . This amazing structure features remarkable frescoes and Buddha statues. The following sight is the former royal temple of Haw Pha Kaew , which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. We also visit the imposing Patouxai Monument well known as Vientiane ’s own Arc de Triomphe before continuing to the great sacred structure and symbol of Laos , That Luang Stupa. Heading out of town we see the Buddha Park , a blend of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures created by mystical monk on parkland located by the Mekong River and the impressive Friendship Bridge which links Laos and Thailand . A perfect way to round off the day is to watch the Atacular sunset over the Mekong River from one of riverside bars. Overnight in Vientiane . 
Day 07: Vientiane – Thakhek – Ban Na Hin (B/L/-)
An early morning start to drive towards Khammouane province. Along the way we can make several stops to stretch your legs and take some wonderful pictures. Depending on the road ans traffic conditions, the drive will deliver us at Ban Na Hin, the gateway to Khong Lor Cave , by mid or late afternoon. On arrival wee enjoy a short walk around this charming village, enabling us to understand a little more about their culture and lifestyle. Overnight in Ban Na Hin. 
Day 08: Ban Na Hin - Khong Lor – Ban Na Hin (B/L/-)
The amazing cave of Khong Lor has a length of 7.5km and was formed by the Hinboun River , which flows though the cave year round. Today we take a short drive to Khong Lor Cave , stopping en route for a short walk to Ban Na Hin for a walk to That Mouang and That Nams ana m Waterfalls. We then embark on a small boat for an impressive excursion through the main cave to the valley beyond, stopping to observe the stalactite formations. The cave is till used by local villages as an route access. Overnight in Ban Na Hin. 
Day 09: Ban Na Hin - Savana khet – Pakse (B/L/-)
Upon leaving Ban Na Hin we continue venturing in southern Laos with the next stop being Pakse, the capital city of the south. Along the way we make stop at Sananakhet. This fast growwing town becomes an important trade center between Vietnam and Laos . There is not much to see in this town but it is still a necessary stop for lunch. We arrive in Pakse Town by mid afternoon and have time to stroll around to catch our first glimpse of the town. Overnight in Pakse.

Day 10: Pakse – Tadlo (B/L/-)
The next destination of our trip will be Tatlo. We drive past many lush plantations, hills, forests and villages. The deep contrast of lush vegetation and red surface of basaltic soil is incredible all along the way. Along the way we visit the Atacular waterfall of Tad Fan and the nearby villages, home of the Kato hilltribe group. These ethnic minorities still retain their age old cultural traditions and are recognisably distinct from each other by their dress. We continue our journey through Paksong and Boloven Plateau. A part of our pleasure of travelling in this region is to observe the beautiful countryside and meet local people. Overnight in Tadlo.
Day 11: Tadlo - Wat Phou – Donkhone (B/L/-)
The views of stumbling water and lush vegetation around the waterfalls is nothing short of Atacular. Upon leaving this landmark we drive back to Pakse and enjoy a leisurely trip to the former royal capital of Champasak, our base for exploring the ruin of Wat Phu. This impressive site is well known as the most important Hindu sanctuary of the Khmer Empire between 9 th and 13 th century. The festival of this site is yearly held during the full moon in February and attracts numerous pilgrims from all over southern Laos . After an enjoyable visit to the ruin of Wat Phu, we make set off journey down to 4000 island, our final destination. Overnight in Don Khone Island .
Day 12: Donkhone – Khong Island (B/L/-)
Heading out of town we embark on a long tail boat for venturing into the widest reach of the Mekong River from where thousands of islets jut out in dry season, giving this area a lovely name” Si Phan Done”. Along the way we will anchor at the peaceful island of Ban Khone for a visit to the many relics of French colonial era and the marvelous rushing Liphi waterfall also called the "Corridor of the Devil" and explore the local villages of Ban Khone, where the era of French colonial houses and bridge and its retrace the old colonial past with seeing the first Lao railway with its locomotive. We board a small long tail motor boat leisurely fishery villages and if we have luck, we may be seen the rare freshwater Irrawaddy Mekong dolphin at Ban Hang Khone. Overnight in Done Khone Island.
Day 13: Donekhone - Departure (B/-/-)
Breakfast, we board a boat to Ban Nakasung and take a short drive to the Lao – Cambodia border, en route visiting the Khone Phapheng waterfall, the South East Asia’s biggest waterfall, known as the Niagara of the East. The trip ends after transfer to the Lao-Cambodia border at Veukham or Dong Kalor border gate. (or transfer to Chong Mek, Thailand border)

TOUR PRICE PACKGE (USD/Pax)

Category

2pax

3pax

4-6pax

7-9pax

10-14pax

15+01FOC

Single Sup

 

Hotel 3*

1876

1483

1226

1095

982

921

236

 

Hotel 4*

1950

1557

1300

1169

1056

1000

295

 

Hotel 5*

2159

1766

1509

1378

1275

1223

482

 

Tour prices include

Tour prices exclude

 

- Accommodation with daily breakfast at hotels mentioned
- Meals : as mention in program  B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner base on local restaurant
- Local  English / French speaking guide
- Transfer services in a private air-conditioned Van , Bus
- Entrance fees as itinerary
- Boat trip as mention in program
- Village entrance fee
- Local Village guide to follow
- Village fun
- Handicraft from village
- Trekking permit
- Fresh water and wet wipe during day tour
- Service charge and government tax

- Soft and alcohol Drinks during the trip
- Meal not mention in inclusive
- Domestic  and International Air ticket
- Visa approval and fees for Laos with cost 30-45 $/pax Depend on Nationality
- Personal insurance  & Tips

 Notes

 

- Christmas and New Years dinner supplement (will be advised on time of booking)
- FOC in half twin sharing room and the air ticket is not include in tour fare
- Child under 5 years is free of charge
- Child over 5 years , stay with parents with extra bed is 70 % of adult fare
- Child over 12 years is adult fare

For more information on this tour, please contact us at:
 - Head Office: Suite 706, No.142 Le Duan Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi, Vietnam
 - Email: contact@welcomevietnamtours.com
 - Cell phone: (+84).98.62.62.566
 - Phone: (+84) .4. 22 42 13 52 - (+84) 4.62 53 60 22
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