Laos in Southeast Asia is one of the most untouched countries, still preserving its colonial character from Lao’s kingdom period. This tour allows you to experience the gorgeous unspoiled forests with diversity of fauna and flora, splendid landscape and river scenery. With 4 days 3 nights discovering two most famous city of Laos, Luang Prabang and Vientiane, you will gain an insight into local lifestyle and breathtaking landscapes and deeply culture.
Day 1: Arrival – Luang Prabang City Tour
Day 2: Luang Prabang to Pak Ou Cave and Khouang Si Waterfall (B)
Day 3: Luang Prabang to Vientiane by Flight (B)
Day 4: Vientiane – Departure (B)
On arrival at the airport, you will be met & transferred to your hotel. After a short rest, we’ll take a Luangprabang sightseeing tour to visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. We then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by the hilltribe and local people surrounding Luang Prabang.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We then board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a panaromic view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims.
Along the way, we stop at the small village of Ban Xanghai, where the local rice wine is distilled. We return to Luang Prabang in the afternoon, on the way we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, a small village well known for its hand weaving.
After lunch we continue towards Khouangsi Waterfall, en route, we visit the local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, Ban Ou, Laoloum and Ban Thapene, and then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall. Here you can take a dip in the inviting pools or walk along the forest trails surrounding the waterfall.
We return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon and continue to Ban Xangkhong, a village well known for silk handweaving and for traditional Saa Paper making. We return to the city by late evening to watch the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
The National Museum (Open Every day) at the former Royal Palace, displays a lovely collection of the artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign. The National Museum and the Central Market are not to be missed. We visit these sites in the morning before catching our flight back to Vientiane.
Upon arrival in Vientiane, we see the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket, the temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image.
On the way to Lao’s national precious heritage, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop reroute to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. We watch the sunset by Mekong Riverside and spend the evening here absorbing the city’s nightlife.
Overnight in Vientiane.
After breakfast, we visit the Morning Market (if time permits). The tour ends after your transfer to Wattay airport for departure.
|Lao Orchid hotel (Deluxe room)
|Manoluck hotel (Standard room)
|Salana Boutique Hotel (Superior room)
|Villa Maydou Hotel (Deluxe Garden room)
|Settha Palace Hotel (Deluxe room)
|Satri House Boutiques Hotel (Deluxe room)
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