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Indochina Pioneer - Day Tours

Laos Northern Highlights

7 days - From USD $1159

  • Tour Code : LV01
  • Tour style : private tour Private Tour
  • Duration : 7 days / 6 nites.

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DETAILED ITINERARY
(Please note: This is a sample itinerary and can be amended to suit your exact requirements).


Day 1: Vientiane - Arrival                                                                                
Upon arrival at Wattay Airpot, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

If time permits we take a soft tour of major sights of the capital, including the oldest, Wat Sisaket 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 the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some memorable pictures of the imposing Patuxai which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triomple.
Overnight in Vientiane

Day 2: Vientiane - Buddha Park (B, L)
After breakfast, we start visiting 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 Hor Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image.

Take an excursion to the outskirts of Vientiane. Following the road along the bank of Mekong river we arrive at the Buddha park of Xieng Khuan. The park (28km East of Vientiane), contains a combination of hundred status of Hindu divinities and Buddha. We drive through the local villages on the bank of the Mekong River, enjoying beautiful views of vegetable garden, tobacco plantation ... etc. We have many opportunity to take a lot of photo, meeting the locals and see their rural daily life. We also have a nice view of the Mekong Friendship Bridge as the border between Laos and Thailand . Return to Vientiane town and continue to visit Ban Nongbuathong, the hand weaving Village. Take a walk on Mekong Riverside before transfer back to Hotel.

Day 3: Vientiane – Drive to Vang Vieng (B, L)
Heading out of town, we travel by roads to Vang Vieng with a stopover at the archeological sight of Vang Xang dating back from the 11th century. On arrival at Vang Vieng, we cross the Nam Song River, and then enjoy a short trek through the breathtaking mountain landscape to Tam None cave and some hill villages. Today ends with a spectacular view of the sunset over the Nam Song River.
Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Day 4: Vang Vieng – Trekking (B, L)
After breakfast, we start our trek exploring the surrounding area of Vang Vieng, which is famous for the beautiful, breathtaking, limestone formations as well as the mystical caves. Along the way, we visit the legendary cave of Tham Chang, the Ban Namka village, the Tai Deang and the Souay hill tribe people. They are all friendly and welcoming and will enjoy our visit. The remainder of the day is free for your own exploration of the town and a relaxed stroll around the shopping area. Overnight in Vang Vieng

Day 5: Vang Vieng – Drive to Luang Prabang (B, L)    
An early morning start to drive to Luang Prabang, which is perhaps the best preserved, traditional city in Southeast Asia. The road conditions are very poor, however the unequalled scenery with a mixture of steep terraced fields and hill tribe villages make for an interesting and unforgettable journey. After check-in to you hotel, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Mai. We then climb to the top of Phousi Hill for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the mighty Mekong River. Overight at Luang Prabang.


Day 6: Luang Prabang – Elephant Ride – Kuang Si Waterfall (B)
After breakfast drive out of town 20km to Ban Ann Elephant camp, where you can enjoy elephant trek about one hour. Upon arrival, Your guide brief about those elephant where they come from and their daily living condition. Afternoon, Drive back to town and continue to the beautiful Kuang Sii Fall, where you can swim, relax, soft trek to the top of the fall. On return we make a short stop at Black Hmong Village, where hill tribe hand-make handicraft as souvenirs for visitors pass by. Arrive in the town, transfer to your hotel. Stay overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 7: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves (B)
After breakfast, we enjoy a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the distillation of local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong, well known for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 8: Luang Prabang – Departure (B)
After breakfast, free for last minute shopping until time transfer to Wattay Airport for departure.



                                    

The hotels listed below are our suggestions for the best value on this Laos Northern Highlights 7 days. However, Indochina Pioneer offers many more options of hand-picked hotels, with different "star ratings", allowing you to customize the vacation to meet your taste and budget. Please contact us for with your questions and requests.
 

Location Boutique Option 3 Star Option 4 Star Option 5 Star Option
Vientiane Salana Boutique Hotel Sengtawan Hotel Riverside Lao Plaza Hotel Green Park Hotel
Vang Vieng Riverside Boutique Resort Vansana Hotel Vang Vieng Riverside Boutique Resort Riverside Boutique Resort
Luang Prabang La Sen Boutique Hotel Indigo House Hotel Villa Santi Hotel Xieng Thong Palace

 

Price per person in USD varies acordding to number of people in your party
 From May-01st - Sep-30th, 2015 (summer promotion)
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Price per person in USD varies acordding to number of people in your party
Price is valid from Oct-01st to  April -30st, 2015 except 22 Dec-05 Jan (high season)
Category  Boutique & Characters First Class (3 Star) Superior (4 Star) Deluxe (5 Star)
1 person USD 2,526 USD 2,124 USD 2,575 USD 3,106
2 persons USD 1,355 USD 1,159 USD 1,402 USD 1,647
3 persons USD 1,205 USD 1,009 USD 1,252 USD 1,496
4 persons USD 1,184 USD 988 USD 1,231 USD 1,475
5 persons USD 1,093 USD 896 USD 1,139 USD 1,384
6 persons USD 1,080 USD 884 USD 1,126 USD 1,371
7 persons USD 1,069 USD 873 USD 1,115 USD 1,360
8 persons USD 1,054 USD 858 USD 1,100 USD 1,345
9 persons USD 975 USD 779 USD 1,021 USD 1,266
10 persons++ USD 960 USD 764 USD 1,006 USD 1,251
Sgl Sup USD 434 USD 227 USD 436 USD 722


What's Included?

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels 
  • Private Vihicles and Drivers
  • Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes


What's Not Included?

  • Your International Flights
  • Entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)
  • Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Any bank fees or charges at your end
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Tips for guides and drivers


Remarks
1. All of our itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Please click on the “Request” Tap and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will  customize the best value vacation for your kind consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also!

2. We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina in particular (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos) hotel prices make up the major expense of your holiday. Therefore, we would like to clarify how we define these charges:
 
» Boutique & character hotels (highly recommended): from $50-$80 USD  per room/ per night

» First Class = 3 star hotels from US$ 40 - US$ 60 per room/night                    
» Superior = 4 star hotels from US$ 80 - US$ 110 per room/night
» Deluxe = 5 star hotels from US$120 - US$ 180++ per room/night


3. Sgl Sup = Single Supplement or Single room surcharge.
4. Tour prices are based on sharing a half twin roon at selected hotels. Tour prices are a guideline only. Please contact us for a detailed quotation. We will get back to you shortly.
5. More people = lower prices. Please ask for a quote based on your group size.
6. The above rates do NOT include "peak season" hotel surcharges, nor the charge for any compulsory festive gala dinners. Please email us to check  availability, together with the cost of any "peak season" surcharges if applicable.
7. Child policy: Under 2 years old are free of charge for tour & pay 50% of internal airline charges, from 2 to 5 years old 50% charge for tour & 75% of internal airline charges, from 5 to 12 years old 75%  for tour & full internal airline charges. 12 years and older = 100% (charged as an adult).


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From: New York, USA

Tour Date: Nov 17, 2014

Review Date: November 24, 2014

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Tour Date: Oct 31, 2014

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Tour Date: Oct 26, 2014

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Tour Date: Oct 09, 2014

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Mobile: +84 982 116 630 (Mr. Lam)
E-mail: sales@indochinapioneer.com


If you have not received a reply within 1 working day, please email our Customer Service Manager, Mr Quyen at quyen@indochinapioneer.com who will investigate the case. If this is your first trip to Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos or you would like more information about travel in the region, there is lots of great information in our website. Click to read Our Travel Destination, or Travel Guide.


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