Wat Sene- LuangPrabang
 
National Museum
 
The great Stupa ThatLuang
Victory gate - Arc de Triomphe de Vientiane
 

ST OL 04 : LAOS OVERVIEW
( 5 days/ 4nights ) starting from

VIENTIANE - VANG VIENG - XIENG KHUANG - LUANG PRABANG

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 mountais. Enjoy nightlife in town. Overnight in Vang Vieng.

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

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 departure flight.


our Class

All prices are valid from 1st May to 30 September 2013
Tour price in USD net per person in group of

Surcharge
If require

Hotel Categories

1

2

3-4

5-7

8-11

12-15

16-19

20 up

Single

Standard=3*

1,225

647

581

424

369

310

309

299

125

First Class=4*

1,385

722

656

502

445

387

386

375

210

Deluxe=5*

1,618

858

792

636

581

521

520

510

315


Surcharge If require

MEAL

Half-board

Full-board

Standard (based on local restaurant)

55

120

Supplement flight Xiengkhouang – Vientiane = 98USD/pax, included airport tax
The airfare is subject to change without prior notice from the airlines

ACCOMMODATION

Places

STANDARD (3*)

SUPERIOR (4*)

DELUXE (5*)

Luang Prabang

Manoluck (standard)
www.manoluckhotel.com  

Villa Santi Hotel (Deluxe)
www.villasantihotel.com

Villa Maly Hotel (Superior)
 www.villa-maly.com 

Xiengkhouang

Auberge Phouphadeng (Deluxe)
Web: N/A

Auberge Phouphadeng (Deluxe)
Web: N/A

Auberge Phouphadeng (Deluxe)
Web: N/A

Vientiane

Sengtawan Riverside Hotel (Standard)
www.sengtawan.com

Mercure (Standard)

Lao Plaza Hotel (Plaza Floor)
www.laoplazahotel.com

Inclusive of above prices:

  • Private transportation in private air-conditioned
  • Accommodation in twin shared
  • Private boat trip as stated in above sights
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • Meals: daily breakfast at hotel
  • Gov’t tax and service charge
  • Luggage handling
  • 2 bottles of drinking water per day during the tour
  • 2 cold tower per day during the tour

Exclusive of above prices:

  • Visa stamping fee
  • Domestic air ticket with airport tax
  • Int’l air tickets to / from Laos
  • Travel Insurance in all kinds
  • Meals: lunch or dinner where not stated
  • Single room (quoted separately)
  • Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others

Trip Summary :

Where:

Trip starts in Vientiane and ends in Vientiane -Laos

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)

Updated 04 October 2013

 

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