Classic Laos

Classic Laos

From $370USD
Country:Laos
Tour Type:Private Tour
Start:Vientiane, Laos
Finish:Luang Prabang, Laos
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  • Country: Laos
  • Your Guide: English Speaking
  • Travel Style: Cultural & Classic
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Start: Vientiane, Laos
  • Finish: Luang Prabang, Laos

You will visit

Vientiane / Kuang Sy waterfall / Pak Ou cave / Luang Prabang

Full Itinerary

* B (Breakfast), L (Lunch), D (Dinner) Collapse All

On arrival in Vientiane, you will be welcomed by local tour guide and get transferred to hotel in Vientiane - the country’s charming capital, with its laidback riverside ambience, and alluring monuments.
Meals on your own. Overnight in Vientiane.

Factsheet for this day
Route: by private car
Vientiane Airport - hotel: 7 km - 10-15 minute drive
Meals: N/A
Local Guide: Private local English Speaking Guide

Today we will explore Vientiane- the charming and fascinating capital of Laos, one of the classic Indo Chinese cities which conjure up exotic images, with its intriguing mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, American and Soviet influences. Our visit will take you to the key sites: Wat Sisaket the city ‘s oldest surviving temple with thousands of silver and porcelain images in the gloriously authentic temple compound that offers you a glimpse into the Vientiane of the past, the next stop is Haw Phra Kaeo. This large temple is beautiful both interior and exterior, it was built to house the famed Emerald Buddha in courtyards filled with frangipani trees. Lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon a stop at the older part of Morning market is recommended before the visit Pha That Luang. The giant golden stupa is a sight to see as the bright gold holds a sharp contrast to the pure blue sky. Next you will go to climb the Arc De Triomphe of Laos, Patuxai. The massive arch has a beautiful mosaic tiled ceiling and once at the top you can see for miles around Vientiane.
In the late afternoon, transfer to the airport for flight to Luang Prabang. Welcome on arrival and transfer to hotel for check in. Meals on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Factsheet for this day
Route: by private car and plane
Vientiane City tour: around the city with short distance
Vientiane - Luang Prabang: 50 minute flying
Luang Prabang Airport - Hotel: 8 km - 20 minute drive
Meals: Breakfast at hotel
Local Guide: Private local English Speaking Guide

We visit the vegetable market and the former King's Palace in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang learning about today's life and history.
Enjoy a short drive to visit Vat Xieng Thong or Temple of the Royal City- one of the most important of Lao monasteries and remains a significant monument to the spirit of religion, royalty and traditional art. Then continue to Wat Visoun - an unusual structure which represents the earliest Lao style. Afterwards, pay a visit to Wat Mai, a beautiful temple located nearby Royal Palace and built in the 18th century. It is the largest and most richly decorated of the temples in Luang Prabang.

Take a cruise along the Mekong about two hours upstream from the centre of Luang Prabang, and discover the numerous Buddha images at Pak Ou Caves. Pak Ou (mouth of the Ou river) the Tham Ting (lower cave) and the Tham Theung (upper cave) are caves overlooking the founder name Mekong River. They are a group of caves on the right side of the Mekong river, It is then only a short distance from the caves to the village of Ban Xang Hai. Stop here to learn about LauLao (Lao whisky) and LauHai (Lao wine), before continuing down the Mekong to Luang Prabang. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xienglek, well known for its hand- made of Jute Sar paper.

In the evening go to Phousi Mount where you also can have a nice panorama of the city.
The balance of day is free at leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Factsheet for this day
Route: transfer by private car
Luang Prabang City tour: around the city with short distance
Luang Prabang hotel - pier: 3 mins
Pier - Pak Ou cave: 1.5 hour/way
Meals: Breakfast at hotel

For early risers, alms giving ceremony is good chance to learn about local culture. We suggest you enjoy the sunrise at the crossroads in town around 05.00 when you will also see monks in saffron robes from Luang Prabang’s many temples walking in long silent processions searching for offerings left to them by the faithful.

After breakfast, our tour guide and driver will come to your hotel, you will visit the morning Phosi Market where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit the Ban Ouay, Hmong Hill tribe, Ban Ou, Lowland Lao and Ban Thapene of Khmu village. Continue driving to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths, return to Luang Prabang and we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xienglek, well known for its hand- made of Jute Sar paper. Rest of the time at leisure.

Factsheet for this day
Route: by private boat
Luang Prabang - Kuang Sy waterfall: 45 mins/way
Meals: Breakfast at hotel
Local Guide: English Speaking Guide

Free until transfer to the airport without guide for your departure flight. Room is at your disposal until noon only. Meals on your own. End of service.

Factsheet for this day
Route: by private car
Hotel - Luang Prabang Airport: 8 km - 20 minute drive
Meals: Breakfast at hotel
Local Guide: No guide, only driver

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or double room with daily breakfast.
  • Internal flight in economy class (Vientiane - Luang Prabang).
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle.
  • Local English speaking guide.
  • Meals where mentioned.
  • Entrance fees.

Exclusions

  • International flight tickets.
  • Laos visa.
  • Single supplement surcharge.
  • Other meals than mentioned.
  • Other services than mentioned.
  • Drinks, other than water on activity days.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...).
  • Travel insurance.

Notes

  • The tour rate is based on twin/double sharing rooms at 3* hotel category.
  • We can customize this tour according to your request. Our travel consultant will contact you within 12 hours with a tailor-made itinerary and price.

Deposit

A minimum deposit of 30% of the full amount is required to confirm your booking. The balance will be settled before or upon arrival.

Cancellation

We apply non refundable deposit of 10 USD for hotel, air ticket booking, 100 USD/per person for tour package upon service confirmation. Cancellations will be charged as following:

  • 30 days before arrival: No cancellation charge.
  • 29 - 14 days before arrival: 10% of the tour cost is forfeited.
  • 13 - 7 days before arrival: 40% of the tour cost is forfeited.
  • 6 days before arrival: 100 % of the tour cost is forfeited.
  • No show: 100% of the tour cost is forfeited.

Food requirement

If you have any specific food requirement (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies, etc.) please inform us in advance, we will provide notices to our restaurants, tour guides and partners so they would be able to serve you the best.

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