Laos Delight

  • Destination: Laos
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Price: $1385

This is a region packed to the brim with rich culture, fiery cuisines, unique customs and breathtaking countryside – and on this adventure you will be sampling all of them. Whether you’re slurping up a steaming bowl of pho at a street stall in Vinh, shopping for handicrafts in Vientiane, ambling through caves in Luang Prabang or gliding down the Mekong in a riverboat, you’ll get a wonderful insight into Laos during this incredible adventure.

Day 1

Arrive Luang Prabang

Upon arrival at the airport, our staff will welcome you and transfer you to hotel in town for check in. The rest of the day we will visit Phusi Mountains with ascending the 328 steps to the top that offers a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding rivers and cityscape before wandering through the bustling Hill tribe Market for traditional textiles and handicrafts made by the hill tribes.

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

Day 2

Luang Prabang – City Tour & 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 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. If time is permitted we will explore the gilded temples Wat Mai and Wat Xieng Thong. Meals: Breakfast.

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

Day 3

Luang Prabang – Trekking & Home Stay

If you interested at the Monks’ alms procession, please be ready at 5.30. – Daily dawn, saffron clad monks pad barefoot through the streets while pious townsfolk place tiny ball of sticky rice in there begging bowls. It’s quiet, meditative ceremony through which monks demonstrate their vows of poverty and humility while lay Buddhists gain spiritual merit by the act of respectful giving.
Get back to hotel for breakfast then we drive southward to Ban Suan Luang where the boat await for us and take us across the NamKhan River, and then walk up to the Khamu village of Ban Huay Aen. Be acquaint with friendly local people in the village and be ready for the hiking up the mountain, passing rice fields and strikingly beautiful natural scenery along the way to the Hmong mountain village of Ban Pha Leam. Have picnic lunch on your own in route and in the afternoon will trek downhill to Ban Tin Pha village for overnight stay. Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Home stay

Day 4

Ban Tin Pha – Tad Sae Waterfall – Luang Prabang

Start a day the local way, many travelers talking about the real life in Laos but just few of them have opportunity to enjoy this moment and see how the Laotian start their day.
After simple breakfast, we set off soft trek along rice fields and through forests down to Ban Huay Fai, a Khamu village and see how people making handicrafts, including various types baskets made from rattan. We then continue on to Tad Sae Waterfall, for lunch on your own and refreshment, please remember to bring swimsuit if you want to deep in the fresh and cool water from the resource. We drive back to city later in the afternoon. Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Home Stay

Day 5

Luang Prabang – Drive to Phonsavan

Today we drive from Luang Prabang to Xieng Khuang, passing through Laos’ pristine countryside. This is long drive with spectacular view of Laos rain forest and the mountain ranges. Along the way we will stop for photo opportunities and visit various hill tribe villages. On arival ,check-in at your hotel and relax. Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Vansana Plain of Jars Hotel or Similar

Day 6

Phonsavan, visit Plain of Jars

Spend the morning exploring the mysterious archeological wonderland: the Plain of Jars. Start the day with a trip to Phonsavan’s bustling central market. Visit the MAG exhibition then head out to the Plain of Jars. Explore Site 1 of the ancient and mysterious Plain of Jars: an enchanting archeological site, where hundreds of large stone jars lie scattered about the plateau. In the afternoon, we discover site 2 and site 3 in the different location and the journey to reach them offers glimpse of some typical local villages. We get back to hotel later in the afternoon and have couple hours to enjoy the hotel facility and the tranquility of this small town. Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Vansana Plain of Jars Hotel or Similar

Day 7

Phonsavan – Fly to Vientiane

Today we take a short in-country flight from Phonsavan to Vientiane. Our driver and guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. After a short rest, set out on a sightseeing tour of Laos’ eccentric capital, visiting all the city’s key attractions. Start the tour with a stop at Vientiane’s oldest temple, Wat Si Saket, filled with over 2000 Buddha images. Next we visit Haw Pha Kaew—the royal temple that once housed the famous Emerald Buddha—, before continuing on to Lao’s most significant national monument: Pha That Luang. We conclude our tour at Patuxai, known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Meals: Breakfast

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

Day 8

Visit Vientiane

We take a half day tour to Buddha Park, also known as Xieng Khuan (as well as other variations of the spelling), is a sculpture park located 25 km southeast from Vientiane. The afternoon is free in your own.  Meals: Breakfast.

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

Day 9

Vientiane departure

Have breakfast at the hotel then enjoy a free morning at your leisure before driving to the airport to catch your departure flight 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