Laos Journey

  • Destination: Laos
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Price: $2730

One of Asia’s most beautiful secrets is the gentle and enigmatic Laos; a land of wats (temples) and orange robed monks. Laos is tranquil and unhurried and nowhere more so than the ancient capital Luang Prabang. This city is the perfect base from which to experience luxury holidays…

Day 1

Vientiane Arrival

On arrival in Vientiane, you will be welcomed by our local representative and then transferred to your hotel in the country’s charming capital, with its laidback riverside ambience, and alluring monuments. In the afternoon, enjoy a walk around the hotel area or walk along the riverbank area where you could view the sinking sun over the Mekong.

Accommodations: Mercure Vientiane Hotel or Similar, Green Park Boutique hotel or Similar

Day 2

Vientiane

Today you will travel to picturesque Nam Ngum Reservoir and the archaeological site of Vang Xang. Take a panoramic two-hour boat trip on the lake past secluded beaches and idyllic swimming spots, lunch included.

Accommodation: Mercure Vientiane Hotel or Similar, Green Park Boutique hotel or Similar

Day 3

Vientiane-Luang Prabang

This morning take a short flight from Vientiane to Luang Prabang. This former royal capital, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to colonial era buildings, tranquil tree-lined avenues and genteel people. This afternoon is at leisure to explore this striking city situated on a peninsula formed by the confluence of two rivers.

Accommodation: Villa Maly or Similar, Villa Santi Resort & Spa or Similar

Day 4

Luang Prabang

Today explore the rich culture and history of the former Lao capital as you visit temples, museums, art centers and hidden laneways. Visit the gilded halls of temples such as Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Visoun and walk through the historic former Royal Palace and explore the diverse cultures and traditions of Laos’ hill tribes at the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre.

Accommodation: Villa Maly or Similar, Villa Santi Resort & Spa or Similar

Day 5

Luang Prabang

Rise early to join the local people in the calm pre-dawn as they gain merit by making food offerings to the local monks on their daily alms rounds. As the procession of saffron robed monks passes by, people place a small serving of fresh sticky rice into their bowls. After breakfast at your hotel, embark on a two-hour boat trip up the Mekong River, passing many small villages with women panning for gold and children playing on the banks, to the limestone caves at Pak Ou. On the return journey, stop for a short while in one of the whiskey and weaving villages. For centuries these villagers along the river’s banks have made a living by trading hand-woven cloth and stoneware jars, and more recently for brewing a particularly strong rice whisky called “lao-lao”.

Accommodation: Villa Maly or Similar, Villa Santi Resort & Spa or Similar

Day 6

Luang Prabang

Today explore the Luang Prabang countryside with visits to beautiful waterfalls and ethnic minority villages. Gain valuable insight in to the unique cultures and traditions of Laos’ hill tribe people, swim in the turquoise waters of Kuang Si Waterfalls and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch in the tranquil surroundings, the perfect way to experience rural Laos.

Accommodation: Villa Maly or Similar, Villa Santi Resort & Spa or Similar

Day 7

Luang Prabang Departure

After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight home, Carry home your stunning memories.

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Inclusions
• Accommodation with daily breakfast
• Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
• Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
• Service of English speaking guides in every location
• Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited