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Overview

  • Day 1: Vientiane – Arrival
  • Day 2: Vientiane – Buddha Park
  • Day 3: Vientiane – Drive to Vang Vieng
  • Day 4: Vang Vieng – Trekking
  • Day 5: Vang Vieng – Drive to Luang Prabang
  • Day 6: Luang Prabang – Elephant Ride – Kuang Si Waterfall
  • Day 7: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves
  • Day 8: Luang Prabang – Departure

Full Itinerary

[*Notes]

- This itinerary is a privately guided tour, designed just to show you what is possible.
- We can tailor this trip, it's inclusions and the accommodations, to meet your requirements, budget, and interests.

Vientiane – Arrival

Upon arrival at Wattay Airport, you will be met by your private guide and private van then be transferred to your hotel .

If time permits you can 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, you stop to take some memorable pictures of the imposing Patuxai which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triomphe.

Overnight in Vientiane



Vientiane – Buddha Park

After breakfast, you will 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 you will 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. You will drive through the local villages on the bank of the Mekong River, enjoying beautiful views of vegetable garden, tobacco plantation … etc. You have many opportunity to take a lot of photo, meeting the locals and see their rural daily life. You 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.

Overnight in Vientiane
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/_)



Vientiane – Drive to Vang Vieng

Heading out of town, you will 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, you will 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
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/_)


Vang Vieng – Trekking

After breakfast, you start your 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, you will 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 your 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
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/_)



Vang Vieng – Drive to Luang Prabang

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 your hotel, you will visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Mai. You 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.

Overnight in Luang Prabang
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/_)



Luang Prabang – Elephant Ride – Kuang Si Waterfall

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, you will drive back to town and continue to the beautiful Kuangsi Fall, where you can swim, relax, soft trek to the top of the fall. On return you will make a short stop at Black Hmong Village, where hill tribe handmade handicraft as souvenirs for visitors pass by. Arrive in the town, transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Luang Prabang
Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)



Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves

After breakfast, you will enjoy a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives you 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, you will stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the distillation of local rice wine. On return, you will take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong, well known for its hand weaving.

Overnight in Luang Prabang
Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)



Luang Prabang – Departure

After breakfast, you are free for last minute shopping until private driver and car bring you to the Wattay airport for your onward flight.

Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)

Useful Information

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Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suite your requirements.

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Private Vehicles 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 to and from Laos
  • Laos 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