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Mysteries of Laos

Duration: 5 days 4 nights

Destination: Vientiane - Luang Prabang

From US $89.00 Tour Enquiry
Vang Vieng is a stunning small riverside town and a traveller's paradise, you will take in some of the most spectacular scenery you're ever going to encounter, as this town is located at the foot of the breathtaking mountains and nestled on the banks of the gorgeous Nam Song River. The tour explores Southeast Asia's most laid back capital, Vientiane and the fairy-tale kingdom of Luang Prabang, visiting magnificent temple structures and monuments of national and historical importance.
 

Iteniraries

- Price:

 

 Package  1 pax  2 pax  3-5 pax 6-9 pax 10-14 pax 15-19 pax 20 up Single
Standard $1152 $686 $618 $457 $429 $383 $366 $89
First Clas $1263 $732 $664 $503 $475 $429 $412 $155
Superior $1290 $757 $690 $528 $501 $456 $439 $155
Deluxe $1515 $861 $794 $632 $604 $559 $542 $278

- Day 1. Arrival - Vientiane
Laos excursionsOn arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Time permitting; Your half day city tour enables us to see the major temples of Vientiane including the oldest, Wat Sisaket, a temple of thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. We also visit Lao national icon, That Luang Stupa, and we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Overnight in Vientiane

- Day 2. Vientiane – Xiengkuang – Plain of Jars
You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Xiengkhuang. Upon arrival, we transfer out to visit Site 1 of the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau. You will then be transferred to your hotel for the night. Overnight in Xiengkuang (B)

- Day 3. Xiengkhuang – Luang Prabang
Early morning, we visit the Central Market of Phonsavanh to watch the different hilltribe people barter and exchange merchandises. We then head out towards Luang Prabang. Enroute we stop off to see the Buddha images at Thampra, a site more than 200 years old, and various Hmong and hilltribe minority villages along the way. After numerous photo stops, we continue driving, enjoying the splendid natural scenery of the mountains, the forest and landscape. The journey will take us over mountainous regions until we approach Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang (B)

- Day 4. Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves – half day city tour
laos tourToday, we embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious 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 village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. On return, we disembark the boat to visit traditional villages, and continue taking a short drive to Ban Phanom, a village famous for its hand weaving. In the afternoon your half day city tour begins with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. We then head to the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We also have time to visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai.

- Day 5. Luang Prabang – Departure
Depending on your flight, you may have time at leisure before you will be transferred to the airport in time for your departing flight.

Included in the price:
Transportation in private
  • Accommodation in twin shared room
  • Domestic flight with airport tax as stated only
  • Boat trip as stated in above sights
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • Meals: B=breakfast;L=lunch;D=dinner.
  • Gov’t tax and service charge
  • Luggage handling and drinking water
Not Included in the price:
  • Visa stamping fee on arrival
  • All air tickets in/to/from Laos
  • Travel Insurance in all kinds
  • Lunch or dinner unless where stated
  • Single room (quoted separately)
  • Other foreign language guide
  • Peak tourist season or special event rates
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses 

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