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Vientiane - Luang Prabang - 5 Days

Duration: 5 days 4 nights

Destination: Vientiane - Luang Prabang

Laos Classic Tours has hit the major sites in Vientiane and Luang Prabang without wasting time. But that’s not to say they were rushed. With a knowledgeable guide as navigator and air travel between the two cities,  five days is the perfect time frame to see the many temples, monuments, and curiosities.

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 Package  1 pax  2 pax  3-6 pax  7-11 pax SGL S/C
Var A $905 $545 $485 $495 $115
Var B $1005 $615 $555 $565 $155
Var C $1205 $715 $645 $655 $245

- Day 1 - Vientiane
Arrival in Vientiane
Transfer
Sightseeing in Vientiane
The capital city of Laos, Vientiane still feels like a sleepy city with relaxed charm, tree-lined boulevards, interesting wats and colorful markets. Tour the different highlights of the city, including Pha That Luang, a gleaming golden stupa which is perhaps most important national monument in Laos; Ho Pha Keo, the formal royal temple, now a museum with beautiful examples of Buddhist sculpture; Wat Si Saket; and Patuxai, a monumental arch inspired by the Arc de Triomphe, but executed with Lao motifs.
Overnight in Vientiane

- Day 2 - Luang Prabang
Transfer Flight from Vientiane to Luang Prabang
Sightseeing in Luang Prabang
Set between the Nam Khan and Nam Ou rivers, Luang Prabang is an enchanting town filled with historic temples and colonial style buildings. The entire town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. Begin your tour with Wat Visoun (Wat Wisunalat). The oldest living temple in Luang Prabang, Wat Visoun dates back to 1513 and contains a collection of antique wooden Buddhas.
Visit the nearby Wat Aham before continuing to Wat Xieng Thong, the crowning jewel of all the monasteries and temples in the city. Its many ornate buildings feature exquisite mosaic and gold-stenciled murals.
From there, stroll down the main street (Wat Street) of Luang Prabang.
Time permitting, stop at some of the many temples that line its sides, including Wat Sibounheuang, Wat Si Moungkhoun, Wat Sop and Wat Sene.
Visit Mount Phousi for sunset Climb the hillside stairs to the small temples atop Phou Si, the 100m high hill which sits in the middle of the town, offering beautiful views over the temples and river.
Overnight in Luang Prabang

- Day 3 - Luang Prabang
Visit local market
Visit the National Museum (former Royal Palace, closed on Tuesdays), a modest but graceful building which combines traditional Lao and French beaux-arts motifs. This turn-of-the century royal residence has been preserved as it was when the royal family last lived here and provides unique insights into the history of Laos.
Excursion by boat to Pak Ou Caves
Travel down the Mekong River to the steep limestone cliffs overlooking the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers, home to the Pak Ou Caves. These extraordinary caves are filled with Buddha images, of every style and material imaginable.
On the return journey, stop at Ban Xang Hai, a local village famous for the production of lao lao, the local rice wine whisky.
Visit the weaving village of Ban Xang Khong, a village near Luang Prabang well known for its traditional handwoven cotton and silk, as well as production of the local sa (mulberry) paper.
Overnight in Luang Prabang

- Day 4 - Luang Prabang
Excursion to Kuang Si Waterfalls
From Luang Prabang to Kuang Si Waterfalls, travel by vehicle to visit minorities village of Ban Muang Khai
Continue by car to Kuang Si Waterfall, located in a perfect natural setting near Luang Prabang, this multi-tiered waterfall tumbles over limestone formations into a series of turquoise pools. Enjoy swimming in the clear water or just relaxing in the natural environment.
Continue to Ban Tha Pene, a nearby Khmu village, before returning to Luang Prabang by vehicle.
Overnight in Luang Prabang

- Day 5 - Luang Prabang
Transfer to the airport for departure flight to onward destination

Included in the price:
  • Accommodation and meals as described (please note that some hotels provide only CBF).
  • All transfers within the journey, including pick-up at airport.
  • Domestic airfares as states in the itinerary in economy class.
  • All entrance fees.
  • English, French or German speaking guides (other languages available upon request).
Not included in the price:
  • Visa fees.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, souvenirs.

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