Past & Present Laos
A 10 day adventure discovering the unparalled charm and rustic beauty of Laos. During this adventure travel through the kingdom formerly known as Lang Xang, the Land of a Million Elephants and stay in Indochina’s most elegant hotels. You will have the opportunity to experience the uniqueness of this Buddhist country as you traverse and back from Luang Prabang all the way to southern Laos and back up to Pakse.
Welcome Luang Prabang World Heritage Site
Up on arrival, our guide will greet and transfer you to the hotel located in the city center. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos, maybe in Indochina. We’ll visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham. The evening will be spent climbing up to the top of Phousi Mountain for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa, as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. Discover the Night Market, where you can find a lovely collection of locally handmade textiles and other local goods.
Accommodations: Villa Maly or Similar, Villa Santi Resort & Spa or Similar
Luang Prabang – Magic Mekong and the Holy Pak Ou Caves
Luang Prabang World Heritage Site – Kuang Si Waterfalls and half-day trekking (optional)
If you wake up early and participate in the daily early morning ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black Alms-giving bowls taking offerings from the local people. After breakfast we take a stroll on the Phousi Market where you see many local products such as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings.The afternoon is leisurely spent as we continue to the Kuang Si Waterfall. Along the way, we’ll stop at Kuang Si Waterfall near Luang Prabang to visit local villages. At the waterfalls you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths. The evening is free to enjoy as you wish. Meals: Breakfast. Optional tour: Trekking at Kuang Si Waterfall with a picnic lunch in the countryside. (3 hours)
Accommodation: Villa Maly or Similar, Villa Santi Resort & Spa or Similar
Luang Prabang – The Plain of Jars – Phonsavanh – Xieng Khouang Plateau
Xiengkhouang – Phonsavanh – Vientiane by Flight
After breakfast, visit the bustling Central Market and enjoy free time to further explore the town before our flight to Vientiane. After checking into the hotel, (if time permits) we’ll continue our sightseeing visiting the impressive Lao – Thai Friendship Bridge and the Buddha Park, a display of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures created by mystical monks on the Mekong River. Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Mercure Vientiane Hotel or Similar, Green Park Boutique hotel or Similar
Vientiane – Pakse – Don Khong, Southern Laos
Khong Island – Surrounding (Boat)
Khong Island – Tadlo – Pakse
|• 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