BEST OF LAOS

PAK OU CAVES

Visit to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves

LUANG PRABANG

Former Royal Palace,

DESTINATION

Vientiane

Laos Tours

 

Once the land of savage wars and hardship, a destination with vast history and diversified culture, long coastlines, mountainous region, and lush forests is now a traveler’s first choice. Vietnam is situated in Southeast Asia is known as heaven on earth.

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DAY 1: LUANG PRABANG – ARRIVAL (-/-/D)

 

Upon arrival in Luang Prabang, you will be met by local guide transferred to your hotel. Late afternoon, we can go for a stroll around this quaint town and have time to explore the Luang Prabang Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by local villagers and the hill tribes surrounding Luang Prabang. Dinner is at a local house and is accompanied by a traditional Baci ceremony.

 

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

 

 

DAY 2: LUANG PRABANG – PAK OU CAVES (B/L/-)

 

After breakfast we embark on a boat journey upstream along the Mekong River, which gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. En route, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, a popular stop-over producing some special varieties of Laolao, the local rice wine. After we visit the caves we make another short stop at a smaller village named Ban Muangkeo. Here we have a stroll through town and get a glimpse of local village life along the Mekong River.

 

We have lunch at a local riverside restaurant with a stunning view of the Pak Ou Caves. On our return, we stop at the local villages of Ban Xiengmene and Ban Chan then continue to see the royal temple at Wat Longkhoun.

 

The rest of the day is free to spend at leisure in Luang Prabang.

 

Overnight at Luang Prabang hotel.

 

 

DAY 3: LUANG PRABANG (B/L/-)

 

Optional early wake-up call possible to join the locals giving food to hundreds of Buddhist monks returning from morning prayers. Take a stroll through Ban Pakham morning market and take part in this everyday ritual.

 

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, enjoy a tour of the city. Your circuit begins at the former Royal Palace, now the National Museum, continuing on to Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-reliefs. During Pimai (the Lao New Year celebrations in April), the Kingdoms Palladium – known as Prabang and normally housed in the Royal Palace Museum – is put on public display in this temple. Continue on to Wat Xieng Thong, perhaps the most photographed temple in Luang Prabang.

In the late morning visit the unique Wat Visoun, entirely rebuilt after its destruction in 1887 by the invading Black Flags from southern China. In the courtyard of Wat Visoun stands the Watermelon Stupa, which is shaped like the fruit it takes its name from.

In the afternoon start with the excellent Arts and Ethnology Centre which will give you further insight into the ethnic mix and culture of Laos. There is also time to visit the weaving and textile villages of Ban Xangkhong and Ban Xienglek before returning to the Old Town to climb Mount Phousi and enjoy the fantastic sunset view of Luang Prabang, and the Nam Kan River joining the Mekong

Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.

 

 

DAY 4: LUANG PRABANG – KUANG SI WATERFALL – VIENTIANE (B/L/-)

 

Breakfast at hotel. This morning we make our way to the famous Kuang Si Waterfalls. Along the way, you will drive through beautiful landscapes of rice fields, hills, and small villages. Stop en-route to visit a small village which is home to one of the area’s many ethnic minorities. You will have an opportunity to learn about their traditions and culture, much of which has remained unchanged for centuries

 

Upon reaching Kuang Si Waterfall, relax and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. The water tumbles down a large drop and cascades gently in to several cool, clear pools where you can enjoy a refreshing swim (please dress modestly). Return to Luang Prabang, stop to visit the nearby Bear Rescue Centre that does a great job in protecting and rehabilitating the rare Asiatic Black Bear

Transfer to airport for your short flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival Vientiane, transfer to hotel, check in.

-Overnight in Vientiane.

 

 

DAY 5: VIENTIANE – BUDDHA PARK (B/L/-)

 

In the morning, we start our Vientiane tuk-tuk tour at Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. En route to Lao’s national icon, That Luang Stupa, we will stop at the Patuxay Monument, known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph

 

In the afternoon visit the quirky Buddha Park, an enchanting collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures situated on a Mekong Riverside meadow outside of the city centre. The statues were created by a mysterious monk by way of spreading his philosophy on life and revealing his ideas about the universe.

 

Overnight in Vientiane.

 

 

DAY 6: VIENTIANE – DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

 

Have breakfast at hotel, free at leisure at hotel until transfer to airport for departure flight back home with pleasant memories of Laos Tours.

 

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MORE DETAILS

  • Shared accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast
  • Tours as per itinerary with local English speaking guide
  • All transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles
  • All entrance fees as program
  • Meals (B/L/D) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) as indicated in the program
  • A bottle of mineral water per day tour
  • GST EXTRA 5.0%.
  • Any additional meal / snacks.
  • Lunch during tours
  • All tipping for guide, drivers, representatives, restaurants, cruise …etc.
  • Any personal items like laundry, phone calls, drinks like water, juice, soft, hard drinks,………….etc.
  • Any other item not mentioned above
  • Bank transmitting fees
  • The package cannot be combined with any other offer.
  • Any tipping for guide / driver.
  • Camera fee (still / video).
  • Whatever not mentioned in inclusions.
  • Cancellation stage: 21 days or more before departure.
  • 25% of the package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation 21 days before departure
  • Cancellation stage: 15 to 20 days before departure.
  • 50% of the package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation between 11 to 20 days before departure
  • Cancellation stage: 07 to 15 days or less before departure.
  • 75% of the package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation 07 to 14 days before departure
  • Cancellation stage: 7 days or less 24 Hrs before departure.
  • 100% of the package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation 10 days before departure
  • Flights Cancellation.
  • For all Domestic / International Flights we will comply with airline cancellation policy.

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