Laos Essential

8 Days/7 Nights from $1490

p.p. twin share
including taxes
Luang Prabang - Vientiane - Vang Vieng

Day 1: Luang Prabang
We’ll pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel. You’re free to explore before we head for a local restaurant to admire Laos cultural show. (D)

Day 2: Luang Prabang
Start your tour at the former Royal Palace, now the National Museum. Continue on foot to Wat Mai temple, a temple renowned for its golden bas-relief, and Wat Sensoukarahm temple, which features a beautiful dazzling golden façade. Finish the tour at Wat Xieng Thong temple, the most revered temple in Luang Prabang. From there, we explore the night market, before heading for dinner. (B / L / D)

Day 3: Luang Prabang
We rise early to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings from the devotees. From there, we visit the morning market where you will find diverse offerings such as dried buffalo skin, local tea, hill-tribe weavings and other local produce. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will have the opportunity to visit the local villages of the Laos ethnic minority groups. We carry onto the spectacular Kuangsi waterfalls where you can splash around in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest paths. (B / L / D)

Day 4: Luang Prabang
After breakfast, we take a boat upstream on the Mekong River to Pak Ou Caves, fi lled with beautiful views of the tranquil countryside. We’ll visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, packed with thousands of gilded Buddha statues of various sizes. After lunch, return to pier and along the way, stop at a local village to see how local rice wine and whiskey is made. En-route, we take a short drive to a local silk and cotton hand-weaving local village. (B / L / D)

Day 5: Luang Prabang - Vientiane
We’ll pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel. Our city tour include visits to Wat Sisaket with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues; Wat Prakeo, the former royal temple that now serves as a national museum of religious objects; Wat Simuang, the site of the city pillar and home of the guardian spirit of Vientiane; the famous Pha That Luang, the most important national monument in Laos, a large monument reminiscent of the Arc de Triumphe in Paris. You’re free to explore before we head for a local restaurant.
(B / L / D)

Day 6: Vientiane - Vang Vieng
After breakfast, enjoy a 3 hour drive heading north through beautiful landscapes and mountain ranges. On the way, visit the fi shing villages of Ban Mo, Hine Heub and other ethnic minority villages of the Lao Lum. Upon arriving in Vang Vieng, we’ll continue to explore nearby Tham Xang (Elephant Cave), Tham Hoi (Snail Cave), and Tham Loup (Deep Cave), known for its many stalagmites and stalactites and crystal clear springs. (B / L / D)

Day 7: Vang Vieng - Vientiane
This morning, we’ll drive to an organic farm, famous of its silk farming, as well as its mulberry tea and wine. En-route to Pha Tang village, you’ll enjoy the beautiful karstic landscape around the small town. We’ll then board a long tail boat and explore Tham Chang (Cave Chang) one of the biggest and most beautiful caves in Vang Vieng. After lunch, we’ll drive back to Vientiane and your day is free to explore before we head for dinner at a local restaurant. (B / L / D)

Day 8: Vientiane
Make the most of your day in Vientiane before we take you to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Price includes:
  • Domestic connections
  • Accommodation in 4 star hotels
  • English speaking tour guides
  • Air-conditioned vehicles
  • All admission costs to itinerary at tractions
  • Meals as per the itinerary
    (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Price excludes:
  • Laos visa
  • Tipping & gratuities Recommend A$5/day/person
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
Tour hotels (or similar):
  • Luang Prabang: Villa Maydou Hotel
  • Vientiane: Mercure Hotel
  • Vang Vieng: Silver Naga Hotel
Single supplement from: $480p.p.

* Price is based on minimum of two persons travelling together, twin share or double bedded room. Itinerary may change, depending on flight schedule, road and weather conditions.

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