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Overview

  • Day 1: Luang Prabang – Arrival
  • Day 2: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave – Luang Prabang
  • Day 3: Luang Prabang – Khouangsi Waterfalls – Hill Tribe Tour
  • Day 4: Luang Prabang – Flight to Vientiane
  • Day 5: Vientiane – Pakse – Champassak – Wat Phou (Wat Phou Cruise)
  • Day 6: Huei Thamo - Oum Moung Temple - Khong Island (Wat Phou Cruise)
  • Day 7: Ban Veuthong – the “Niagara of the East – Xieng Di – Pakse (Wat Phou Cruise)
  • Day 8: Pakse – 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.

Luang Prabang – Arrival

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by your private guide and then be driven to your hotel of choice. Luang Prabang is considered the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of Luang Prabang of green natural scenery and rich cultural heritage make it one of the most attractive travel destinations in Laos.

After refreshment, you’ll head out for a walking tour of Luang Prabang taking in the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai. In the end, you’ll climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa and the stunning sunset over this lush countryside city and the Mekong River.  Enjoy leisure time for the remainder of the day.

Overnight in Luang Prabang



Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave – Luang Prabang

After breakfast, you enjoy a visit to the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong which is typical of the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temples. Then you will board a little motorboat for a cruise upstream of the Mekong River which offers a fresh view of the tranquil countryside. Along the cruise, you’ll stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, which is well known for the strong local rice wine. Your cruise brings you to Pak Ou Cave, a pilgrimage place for Laos Buddhists. The cave is home to thousands of lacquered Buddha statues of various sizes.

On the back, you’ll have a visit to Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xienglek, well known for its hand made of Jute Sar paper.

Overnight in Luang Prabang
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Luang Prabang – Khouangsi Waterfalls – Hill Tribe Tour

If you could wake up early in the morning, you could witness the daily early morning ritual with saffron-clad monks walking in line with bowl collecting Alms from the local people.

Later in the morning, you’ll visit the morning Phosi Market where a wide range of exotic goods are for sales including dried buffalo skin, local tea, salt, chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings… Later in the morning, you’ll visit Ban Ouay, Hmong Hilltribe, Ban Ou, Lowland Lao and Ban Thapene of the Khmu People. Then we’ll continue onto to the beautiful Khuangsi Waterfall where you can get splashed in the cool water or enjoy walk along the forest paths and a tour to Ban Phanom, a well known weaving village. Travel back to Luang Prabang and enjoy the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath.

Overnight in Luang Prabang
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Luang Prabang – Flight to Vientiane

In the morning, you check out of the hotel and enjoy a visit to the National Museum which was the  Royal Palace earlier which displays the full collection of artifacts showing the richness of Lao culture from the early days to the last royal families. Then we’ll move onto the Central Market before transferred to the airport for the flight to Vientiane.

Arriving at Vientiane Airport, you’ll be welcomed by our local team and transferred to the city. Enjoy a tour of Vientiane taking in the major sights of the capital city: the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Statue, the sacred structure of That Luang, and the Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s version l’Arc de Triumph.

Overnight in Vientiane
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Vientiane – Pakse – Champassak – Wat Phou (Wat Phou Cruise)

Early morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Pakse. Upon arrival, you are welcomed and transferred to Vat Phou Cruise departure pier at 10:00am. You’ll arrive at Champassak in time for a riverside lunch, followed by a guided tour of the mysterious pre-Angkorian 10th century temple of Vat Phou.

In late afternoon, you will board the Vat Phou Cruise for a relaxing cruise down the river, adoring the tropical sunset on the deck. Dinner is served on board while the boat docks for the night alongside a remote Laotian village.

Overnight on board
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)



Huei Thamo - Oum Moung Temple - Khong Island (Wat Phou Cruise)

Breakfast on board as we set sail for the village of Huei Thamo, minutes walk away from the hidden forest temple of Oum Moung.  After the visit, our boat sets out for a cruise southwards while lunch is served on board.

In late afternoon, our cruise continues into the wild paradise of the “4,000 islands” and arrive at Khong Island. Then we’ll visit a traditional Laotian Village where the way of life has not changed in centuries. Dinner is served on board.

Overnight on board
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

 



Ban Veuthong – the “Niagara of the East – Xieng Di – Pakse (Wat Phou Cruise)

Breakfast on the deck, while cruising to the small village of Ban Veuthong where you will board a small long-tail boat to Khone Island. After the visit, you will take a long tail boat back to the mainland for lunch.

After lunch, take a minivan to the splendor of the Khong Pha Peng waterfall, “the Niagara of the East“, close to the Cambodian border. Then you’ll drive for two hours to Pakse. You’ll arrive in the afternoon and enjoy free time for the remainder of the day.

Overnight in Pakse
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Pakse – Departure

After breakfast, you are transferred to airport or border for your departure by your private van. We trust you had a wonderful adventure with us in Laos

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Useful Information

This tour is built upon our firsthand knowledge & experience, offering you the best choices available. The price of this trip varies depending on the number of people in your party, dates of departure, and availability of ground services. Please click on REQUEST A FREE QUOTE (above) and supply the required information, enabling us to send you your personalized quote within 24 hours!

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