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Indochina Pioneer Private Day Tours

Laos Northern Highlights

7 days - From USD$ 650

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

(N.B): Please note that all of our trips are privately designed. So the price includes the following hotels, activities, transport and visits to attractions  by private car and guide unless otherwise stated. Your guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel in the morning and also confirm the pick-up time for the next day. If you prefer to start next the day's trip earlier or a little later, please feel free to tell your guide.

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.



                                      Wishing you an Unforgetable Holidays with Indochina Pioneer!

This is a PRIVATE TOUR and can be tailor-made to suit your requirements. The prices quoted are in US dollars and are charged on a per person basis. The final price quoted will be based upon the total number of travelers in your private group, the dates chosen, the total days of  travel and the grade of hotel rooms chosen, together with any other detailed services.

Please click on the “Request” button and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will  customize the best value vacation for your consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also!

Thank you!
 

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♦ REMARKS
1. 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


2. Sgl Sup = Single Supplement or Single room surcharge.
3. Tour price based in twin/full/queen shared basis.
4. Tour price shown is base price, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
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 airline charges, from 2 to 5 years old 50% charge for tour & 75% of airline charges, from 5 to 12 years old 75%  for tour & airline full charges. 12 years old & up = 100% (charged as an adult).

 

 TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Centrally Located Hotels
        Check-in time at all hotels is 2.00PM and check-out time at all hotels is 12.00PM.        
       Early  check-in and late check-out is subject to availability with surcharge.    
  • Private vihicles and Drivers
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Private Guides English or Other languages, if available, upon request.
  • Flights & Transfers in Laos
  • Fuel charges if any
  • Entrance fees
  • Water and cold towels provided during tours.
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Luggage Transfers.


♦ TOUR EXCLUDES:

  • International Airfares
  • Laos Entry Visa Fees
  • Excess Baggage Charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Any bank fees or charges at your end
  • Single Room Supplement
  • Tips and gratuities.

Contact Person: Mr. Quyen
E-Mail:
sales@indochinapioneer.com
Call Us: +84 43715 3627 | Fax: +84 43715 3626
Contact us | Hotline: +84 983 145 799
The hotels listed below are our suggestions for the best value on this Laos Holiday Package 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.

Name of Hotel Location Star Rating Room Type
Boutique & Characters (Highly Recommended)
Salana Boutique Hotel Vientiane Boutique Deluxe
Riverside Boutique Resort Vang Vieng 4 Star Deluxe
La Sen Boutique Hotel Luang Prabang Boutique Deluxe
First Class (3 Star)
Sengtawan Hotel Riverside Vientiane 3 Star Superior
Vansana Hotel Vang Vieng Vang Vieng 3 Star Standard
Indigo House Hotel Luang Prabang 3 Star Superior
Superior (4 Star)
Lao Plaza Hotel Vientiane 4 Star Superior
Riverside Boutique Resort Vang Vieng 4 Star Deluxe
Villa Santi Hotel Luang Prabang 4 Star Deluxe
Deluxe (5 Star)
Green Park Hotel Vientiane 5 Star Deluxe
Riverside Boutique Resort Vang Vieng 4 Star Deluxe
Xieng Thong Palace Luang Prabang 5 Star Palace Room


ABOUT HOTELS:
 

We, at Indochina Pioneer, are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. As the hotel cost will be the major expense of your vacation in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, it is essential that all of the hotels chosen by us are the highest quality for the price paid. All of our prices are based on twin, double or queen shared rooms.
 
Below is an explanation of the Hotel "star" ratings:
 
Boutique & Character hotels ~ Highly recommended (from $50-$80 USD  per room/ per night).
Boutique hotels are not chain-affiliated and feature outstanding design with a  stylish appearance. They usually contain impeccable amenities in a unique setting. This type of hotel usually provides full service accommodation with personal attention. The atmosphere is unique. The term "atmosphere" comprises of decor, ambience, personalized service, mind-set of hotel staff, and most importantly a know-how of how all of these things come together to create a perfect stay.   
Boutique & character hotels are good for business, honeymoon, or vacation.

 
First Class/ 3 Star
(from US$ 40 - US$ 60 per room/night )
 
The First Class/ 3 Star Hotels are good value and normally centrally located. They all have comfortable en-suite rooms, good amenities and public areas to relax in. They are usually family run hotels, so offer great personalized service for your enjoyment and comfort. Most first class properties offer an in-house restaurant, and some may even have a swimming pool!

 
Superior/ 4 star
(from US$ 80 - US$ 110/ per room/night)
 
The 4* superior Hotels offer a wide range of services. Many superior hotels feature a choice of several in-house restaurants. In addition virtually all of them have a swimming pool. Some may even feature a spa or health club. This grade of hotel offers more for your enjoyment and comfort, while still remaining affordable.

 
Deluxe/ 5 Star
(from US$120 - US$ 180++/ per room/night)
 
These 5* Deluxe hotels are usually owned by Worldwide, well known Hotel chains. The deluxe hotels feature excellent locations, offer the highest standards of service and facilities, and are known as the best hotels in each region. Facilities such as swimming pools and spas are the norm, and guest rooms are luxurious. These hotels offer first class service and amenities throughout.

 

Contact Person: Mr. Quyen
E-Mail:
sales@indochinapioneer.com
Call Us: +84 43715 3627 | Fax: +84 43715 3626

Contact us | Hotline: +84 983 145 799

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