SPLENDORS OF LAOS
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
DAY 1 Arrival – Luang Prabang
Transfer to chosen hotel. Leisurly lunch followed by a visit to Wat Xieng Thong the most famous and beautiful temple in the old town dating back to the 16th century. After visiting Wat Visoun and the Melon Stupa and Wat Aham then climb the 328 steps up to Mount Phousi for the sunset. On the way back visit the night market.
DAY 2 Luang Phrabang – Pak Ou Caves
After breakfast, embark for a slow boat trip to Pak Ou Caves 32km up river and along the way make stop to visit the whisky village and discover the process villagers use to make Lau Lao (potent rice whisky) then continue to the caves where a thousand budha figures are kept. After the visit, we will take a break for lunch at a typical local restaurant then back downstream to Luang Phrabang. Short 12km trip by private car to Ban Xangkhong (ethnic weaving village & Mulberry paper village) and back to your hotel
DAY 3 Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfalls
In the morning after breakfast start the day by driving through the Lao countryside by minivan to the Kuang Si waterfalls located some 29km away. On the way we make a stop at the Minority Hmong village and stop for pictures of the beautiful lush scenery along the way. On arrival at the falls we take a cooling swim in the fall’s turquoise waters and enjoy a picnic lunch. Back mid-afternoon to Luang Prabang.
DAY 4 Luang Prabang – Vientiane
A very early morning start (5:45 am) by car to Ban Vat Sean to observe a long line of monks collecting alms’s ceremony then back for breakfast prior to check out from the hotel. The morning continues by visiting the former Royal Palace before transfering to Luang Prabang airport for your 40 minute flight to Vientiane. On arrival transfer to hotel and free time at leisure to explore Laos small but extremely vibrant capital.
DAY 5 Vientiane City Tour – Departure
Morning after early breakfast, we visit the city’s most important temples such Vat Visaket, Vat Phrakeo, Vat Pah That Luang , Patu Xay (the national victory monument) then visit the morning market. Afternoon transfer to international airport.
• Accommodation at hotel based on twin sharing
• Air-conditioned transportation
• Sight seeing as described in the itinerary including all admission fees.
• Local English or French speaking guides
• Flight and aiport taxes
• Visa fee
• Travel insurance
• Meals other than those mentioned in the program
• Personal expenses such as tips, bar bills, laundry and telephone charges
HOTELS AROUND LAOS