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 ARRIVAL
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... Sunset on the Mekong river bank. Overnight
DAY 2. VIENTIANE - LUANG PRABANG
Breakfast at hotel. Shop at Talad Xao (morning market). Transfer to
airport for flight to LPB. Transfer to hotel for check in. In the
afternoon, Luang Prabang city tour including: Wat Visoun, Thaat Makmo,
Wat Sene. Climb up Phousi hill to see sunset on Mekong river. Overnight
in Luang Prabang.
DAY 3. 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 4. LUANG PRABANG - LUANG NAMTHA
Breakfast at hotel. Visit local market, Wat Xieng Thong - the most
impressive temple in LPB and the national museum of LPB (former Royal
Palace). Travel by car to Luang Namtha (7hrs drive). Visit, en route,
tribal villages such as H'mong, Yao, Akha, Lanten, Tai Lu, Tai Dam...
Overnight in Luang Namtha.
DAY 5. LUANG NAMTHA - MUONG SING
Breakfast at hotel. Travel by car to Muong Sing (80km - 2 hrs). Stop-over
to visit tribal villages such as: Akha, Lanten, Tai Lu, Tai Dam...
Overnight in Muong Sing.
DAY 6. MUONG SING - OUDOMXAY
Breakfast at hotel. Visit local market where many Minorities people
come to sell and buy goods with their traditional dress. Visit some
tribal villages such as: Yao, Tai Lu, Tai Dam... Back to Oudomxay
(4 hrs drive). O/N in Oudomxay.
DAY 7. OUDOMXAY - LUANG PRABANG DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel. Early travel by car to LPB (3 hrs). Transfer to
airport for departure flight.
All prices are valid through 31 October 2013
Tour price in USD net per person in group of
Hotels quoted in above package based on ROH and similar category