Wat Sene- LuangPrabang
 
National Museum
 
The great Stupa ThatLuang
 
 
WatPhamaHatThat LuangPrabang
 
 
 
 

ST OL 11 : EXPLORER LAOS
( 8 days/ 7nights ) Vientiane - Vang Vieng - Xieng Khuang - Luang Prabang - Pakse

Laos in brief the people's democratic Republic of Lao is located in the center of in the center of Indochina, sharing borders with China to north west, Thailand to west, Cambodia to the south, and Vietnam to the east.
Laos has a population of a bout 5,5 millions inhabitants and make up of 48 different ethnic groups with an are of 236,800 square kilometres. Around 70 % of its terrain is mountainous reaching a maximum elevation of 2,820 m in Xieng Khouang province. The landscapes of northern Laos and regions adjacent to Vietnam in particular are dominated by hills. The Mekong river is the main geographical feature in the west and in fact, from a natural border with Thailand and some areas. The Mekong flows through nearly 1,900 km of Laos. In the south the Mekong reaches a breadth of 14 km, creating an area with thousands of land. The capital Vientiane and all other major cities and towns are located of the bank of the Mekong river, while virtually every village depends on the vital bon between the land and water. The first kingdom of laos is Lane Xang kingdom (the Land of Million Elephants.)

 

DAY 1. VIENTIANE - VANG VIENG
Up on arrival at Wattaya international airport, meet your guide and transfer to hotel for checking in. In the afternoon, Vientiane city tour. Visit that Luang (The great stupa), Patuxai (Victory gate - Arc de Triomphe de Vientiane), Wat Sisaket, Ho Pharkeo (National Museum), Wat Simuong, Wat Ongteu... Shop at Talad Xao (morning market). Then travel by car to Vang Vieng (150km - 2 hrs). Visit Tham Jang caves, walk along Nam Xong river bank, sunset beyond mountains. Enjoy nightlife in town. Overnight in Vang Vieng.

DAY 2. VANG VIENG - XIENGKHUANG
Breakfasr at hotel. Visit local market. Travel by car to Xieng Khuang (240km - 6 hrs). Many stop-overs to visit, en route, tribal villages. Arrive in Xieng Khuang in the afternoon. Visit site 1&2 of the plain of the jars. Overnight in Xieng Khuang.

DAY 3. XIENGKHUANG - LUANG PRABANG
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit local market and special wood carving shop. Travel by car to Luang Prabang (240km - 6hrs). Many stop-overs to visit, en route, tribal villages. Arrive in Luang Prabang in the afternoon. Luang Prabang city tour including: Wat Visoun, That Makmo, Wat Sene. Climb up Phousi hill to see sunset on Mekong river. O/N in Luang Prabang.

DAY 4. LUANG PRABANG
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to local boat Pier for boat cruise along the Mekong river to visit Pak Ou caves. Along the way, visit Ban Sang Hai where they make traditional sticky rice liquor. Back to LBP at noon. In the afternoon, excursion by car to Kuang Sy falls, visit villages en route. Return to town, visit Ban Phanom village, hill tribe H'mong village on the way back town. Sunset at Wat Siphaphoutthabat. O/N in LBP.

DAY 5. LUANG PRABANG - VIENTIANE ( flight )
Breakfast at hotel. Visit local market, Wat Xieng Thong - the most impressive temple in LPB and the National museum of LPB (former Royal Palace). Free at leisure until transfer to airport for flight to Vientiane. Meet your guide and transfer to hotel. O/N in Vientiane.

DAY 6. VIENTIANE - PAKSE ( flight )
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for early flight to Paske. Meet your guide at Paske airport. Transfer to hotel for check in. Travel by car to visit Wat Phou Champasack - pre Angkorian temple ruins. Then continue the road to Bolaven Highland to visit coffee, cardamom, tea, fruits and vegetables plantation, visit Tad Fane falls... Bacjk to Paske for overnight.

DAY 7. PAKSE  ( Elephant riding )
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion by car to Khone Phapheng waterfalls - the biggest in its kind in SE Asia. Elephant riding at Ban Asa village. Back to Paske in late evening. Overnight in Paske.

DAY 8. PAKSE DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure until transfet to airport for departure flight.

Rate in USD per person Please Contact us

 

Hotel

1 pax

02 pax

3-6 pax

7-10 pax

11-14 pax

15+1 FOC

Singl. Suppl.

Deluxe

             

First Class

             

Superior

             

Standard

             

 

Hotel Categories

HOTEL VIENTIANE VANGVIENG XIENGKHUANG LPQ PAKSE
Deluxe Lao Plaza Thavonsouk Maly The Grand Pakse Hotel
First class Novotel Thavonsouk Maly Villa Santi Resort Pakse Hotel
Superior Royal DMD Thavonsouk Maly Phousi Pakse Hotel
Standard B&P / Day Inn Thavonsouk Maly Sanakeo Pakse Hotel

Services Included:
- All Transfers by private car or bus as mentioned in tour program.

- English/French speaking local guide.
- All entrance fees for sightseeing and visit for whole trip.
- Accommodation at hotels specified with full board.
- Elephant Riding

- AirTicket + Airport tax : LuangPrabang - Vientiane, Vientiane - Pakse
- Guide's fee and expenses for whole trip.

Not included:
- International air tickets to Vientiane
- Laotian visa fee of USD 20.00 net per person ( stamped in Bangkok)
- Laotiane visa upon arrival at USD 30- net per person
- Expenditure of a personal nature, such as ; personal insurance, drinks, souvenirs and laundry, etc
- Departure airport tax in Vientiane = USD10.00 net per person

Trip Summary :

Where:

Trip starts in Savannakhet and ends Savannakhet

When:

All year round;

Grade:

Moderate to Strenous;

Accommodation:

Tourist-class hotels (Standard and clean hotel),

Transport:

Private car or bus, boat, public ferry,

Meals:

As indicated;
(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)


 

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