Highlights of Laos

  • Destination: Laos
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Price: $640

Discover two of Laos’ cities, one being the cultural capital and the other as an administrative capital in our Highlights of Laos tour. Here you will discover Vientiane, filled with atmospheric temples and riverside eateries while beautiful Luang Prabang reveals elaborate monasteries, colorful markets, and a delightful blend of architecture.
However, there is more to the magic of Laos, its true beauty lies in the amiable people. Mingle with the locals on a visit to a family home, play a round of petanque, or befriend a monk for a journey into the true heart of Laos.
This is a private tour and it can start in Vientiane and end in Luang Prabang or vice versa depending on your preference.

Day 1

Vientiane Arrival

On arrival in Vientiane, you will be welcomed by local tour and get transferred to hotel in Vientiane – the country’s charming capital, with its laidback riverside ambience, and alluring monuments. In the afternoon, enjoy an orientation walk around the hotel area or the guide will show you the river bank area where you could view the sun sink over the Mekong.

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

Day 2

Vientiane City Tour

Today we have a full day to explore Vientiane- the charming and fascinating capital of Laos , one of the classic Indo Chinese cities. Our visit will take you to the key sites: National Museum, 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 interiorl and exterior, it was built to house the famed Emerald Buddha in courtyards filled with frangipani trees.
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. Meals: Breakfast.

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

Day 3

Vientiane – Fly to Luang Prabang

Have breakfast in the hotel and transfer to the airport for the flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival at the airport, you are welcomed and transfered to hotel in town for check in. The rest of the day we will visit The Royal Palace (official name “Haw Kham”) which was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family
Before sunset, ascend the 328 steps to the top of Phou Si Mountain that offers a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding rivers and cityscape before wandering through the bustling Hilltribe Market for traditional textiles and handicrafts made by the hill tribes.  Meals: Breakfast

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

Day 4

Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves

After breakfast, you will take the cruise along a Mekong River to Pak Ou Caves, where you will discover gold-lacquered Buddha statues of all shapes and sizes nestled deep in the limestone caverns. Embark on a cultural tour of Luang Prabang in the afternoon, you will explore the gilded temples such as Wat Mai, Wat Sensoukarahm and Wat Xieng Thong dotted across the city.  Meals: Breakfast.

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

Day 5

Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfalls

For early risers, you have the chance to observe long rows of monks in saffron robes collecting alms from the locals at dawn. Following breakfast, gain a deeper understanding of Lao culture at Wat Visoun with its iconic Watermelon Stupa and Wat Aham with the altar of Luang Prabang’s two respected geniuses. At Kuang Si Waterfalls, you enjoy a spectacular view of water cascading into the clear turquoise pools at its foot. Meals: Breakfast.

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

Day 6

Luang Prabang – Departure

Have breakfast in the hotel and enjoy your free time then transfer to Luang Prabang airport for your onward flight. Safe journey home.

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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