Explore the greatest things in Laos in our 10-day tour, which will lead you to all famous highlights of this beautiful land. A huge number of wonders will be revealed during the trip. Visit Luang Prabang Ancient Town and its myriad attractions, then head to Xieng Khuang to explore the World Heritage - Plain of Jars before have city tour to visit many magnificent Wats in Vientiane, sightseeing tour to Don Khone Island. Even after visited many countries over the world, you will leave Laos with new & deeper perspectives of an iconic country in Asia with authentic way of living.
 

Tour code:
Duration: 10 Days/9 Nights
Date: Optional (Available all time)
Start/End: Luang Prabang/Pakse
Tour Routine: Luang Prabang – Xieng Khoang – Vientiane – Pakse
Highlights:
Tour Customize: Absolutely (Feel free to tell us your requirement in the inquiry form)
Guides: Local Guide (Available in English and also other language if requested)
Transportation: Private first-class air-conditioned motor coach
Accommodation: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges

Day 1: Arrival – Luang Prabang
Day 2: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou – Luang Prabang
Day 3: Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfall
Day 4: Luang Prabang – Xieng Khouang (Road)
Day 5: Xieng Khouang – Vientiane (Flight)
Day 6: Vientiane – City Tour
Day 7: Vientiane – Pakse – Don Khone Island (Flight)
Day 8: Don Khone Island – Surrounding (Boat)
Day 9: Don Khone Island – Tad Lo – Pakse
Day 10: Pakse – Departure

 
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Day 1: Arrival – Luang Prabang (D)
Upon arrival, we transfer to hotel. Late afternoon, we have a short visit Phousi Mount to explore the sacred gilded temple and admire the romantic scenery of the city and the sun setting over Mekong River.

Luang Prabang Ancient Town, view from the top of Mount Phousi

Luang Prabang Ancient Town, view from the top of Mount Phousi

After welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant, we enjoy our time at the famous Luang Prabang Night Market, enjoying the fresh air, friendly sellers; shopping handmade textiles and handicrafts locally made by both ethnic local Laos.
Overnight in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang Night Market

Luang Prabang Night Market

Day 2: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou – Luang Prabang (B, L)
We should never miss the chance to join the daily morning ritual of Alms Giving Ceremony in the Cultural Heritage city of Luang Prabang by getting up early and go down to the streets to experience saffron-clad monks collecting offerings or ‘Alms’ from faithful local residents, the unique tradition in Laos.

Early morning Monk in Alms Giving Ceremony, Luang Prabang

Early morning Monk in Alms Giving Ceremony, Luang Prabang

Back to the hotel for our breakfast then we are boarding along Mekong river to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. These caves are an ancient pilgrimage place comprising thousands of golden Buddha images over hundreds of years.
After having lunch at a native restaurant on the riverside, we take a boat trip back to Luang Prabang and visit the famous village Ban Phanom where local people make hand weaving. Enjoying sunset time. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

A woman waving at her family workshop, village of Ban Phanom

A woman waving at her family workshop, village of Ban Phanom

Day 3: Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfall (B)
Today, we explore Kuang Si Waterfall, a must destination to visit in Luang Prabang where we enjoy our cool time with swimming in the topaz pools (summer time) or walking along the forest trails, visiting the Bear Sanctuary.
On the way, we will stop at Phousi Market where Luang Prabang citizen does their shopping every day.
In the afternoon, we relax at the hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Kuang Si Waterfall

Scenic Kuang Si Waterfall

Day 4: Luang Prabang – Xieng Khouang (Road) (B, D)
After breakfast, we drive through spectacular scenery to Xieng Khuang, home of the Plain of Jars. We will have some stops to visit the hill tribe villages.
Arriving in Phonsavan town, we check in hotel and relax. Exploring our way the local market and MAG Centre. Overnight in Xiengkhuang.

Hill tribe villagers on the way to Xieng Khuang

Hill tribe villagers on the way to Xieng Khuang

Day 5: Xieng Khouang – Vientiane (Flight) (B, D)
Have an early breakfast and depart earlier than usual, then discover Plain of Jars. En route we stop to visit Sites 1, 2 & 3 as well as taking a short trek to a Tai Dam and Lao Leum village.
Back to Phonsavan center, we then board our short flight to Vientiane. Relax in Vientiane and enjoy welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant with traditional music. Overnight in Vientiane.

Plain of Jars

Plain of Jars

Day 6: Vientiane – City Tour (B)
Today, we visit the most famous temples in Vientiane including Wat Sisaket with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues; the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image; the national icon of Laos, That Luang Stupa. Stopping along the way to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph; COPE Center. The COPE was created in response to the need to provide UXO survivors with the care and support they required, namely by way of orthotic and prosthetic devices. This museum was set after in 1997 to help to cover the victim during Indochina war.

The iconic That Luang Stupa of Laos

The iconic That Luang Stupa of Laos

In the afternoon, we visit the capital taking in sites such Wat Ong Tue, Wat Inpeng and Wat Haisok, the main shopping area and Vientiane’s Central Market, Talad Sao by bikes or van. Overnight in Vientiane.

Buddha images under the tree shade at Wat Haisok

Buddha images under the tree shade at Wat Haisok

Day 7: Vientiane – Pakse – Don Khone Island (Flight) (B)
Today, we take an early flight to Pakse where we are welcome upon arrival then head south towards Champasak and the 4000 islands area. We go along Mekong River by ferry to admire the amazing pre-Angkorian ruins Wat Phu, one of Southeast Asia’s most dramatically situated mountaintop temples.
Continue the trip on road and boat to Don Khone in the south of Mekong Region, featured with over 4000 islands, one of the most scenic areas in Laos. Overnight in Don Khone.

The ruins of pre-Angkorian Wat Phu

The ruins of pre-Angkorian Wat Phu

Day 8: Don Khone Island – Surrounding (Boat) (B)
Today, we discover Don Khone Island on the boat. Not only a beautiful site, it is also a historical witness in Indochina War. After that, take a glance on the first Lao railway with its own locomotive. Next, we boat to the wonderful Liphi waterfall, or Samphamith, which created a natural border between Lao and Cambodia.
In the afternoon, back to Ban Nakasang and go to the stunning waterfall of Khone Phapeng, the largest waterfall in South East Asia, also considered as ‘Niagara of the east’.
Overnight in Don Khone.

waterfall of Khone Phapeng

waterfall of Khone Phapeng

Day 9: Don Khone Island – Tad Lo – Pakse (B)
This morning, we leave Done Khone, head to the Bolevan Plateau.  The area is famous for its many waterfalls. We will explore the two best including Tad Fan, with its spectacular twin falls cascading over 100 meters to the valley below and Tad Ngeuan, with its fresh pools for taking a café and plantation where we can see some real Laos coffee.
In the afternoon, we transfer to Tadlo, on the way, we will see the famous area where people plant a lot of coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, and other tropical crops. Besides, Tad Lo is home to another gorgeous waterfall and various ethnic groups. We also visit the villages of Alak, Nge, and Katu before checking in the hotel. Overnight Tad Lo.

Katu woman smoking pipe

Katu woman smoking pipe

Day 10: Pakse – Vientiane  or Siem Reap (Cambodia) – Departure (B)
Farewell beautiful Laos, we take a flight back to Vientiane or Siem Reap (Cambodia). Trip ends.

Patuxay Monument - Vientiane Arc de Triumph

Patuxay Monument – Vientiane Arc de Triumph

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation in twin shared basis
  • Private, Air conditioned Transportation and ground services
  • Boat trips as stated in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide (other languages up on request)
  • Admission fees to sites stated in the itinerary
  • Meals: B- Breakfast; L- Lunch; D-Dinner
  • Gov’t taxs and service charges
  • Luggage handling
  • Drinking water

What’s Excluded?

  • Visas and Immigration fees on arrival
  • Domestic air ticket
  • International air tickets to/from Laos
  • Travel and/or Medical Insurance
  • Lunch or dinner unless stated in the itinerary
  • Single room accommodation (quoted separately)
  • Child or adult in triple share accommodation
  • Foreign language guides other than English
  • Peak Season or Special Events Surcharges
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses

Recommended Accommodation List (Standard)

Location Hotel Category Hotel name Room Category
Vientiane 3* Standard Lao Orchid Hotel Deluxe
Luang Prabang 3* Standard Chitchareune Mouangluang Hotel Standard
Xieng Khouang 3* Standard Vansana Plain of jars Standard
Pakse 3* Standard Pakse Hotel Deluxe

Recommended Accommodation List (Superior)

Location Hotel Category Hotel name Room Category
Vientiane 4* Standard Ansara Hotel Savy
Luang Prabang 4* Standard Santi Resort & Spa Deluxe
Xieng Khouang 3* Standard Vansana Plain of jars Standard
Pakse 4* Standard Champasak Grand Hotel Deluxe

Recommended Accommodation List (Deluxe/the best available in the cities)

Location Hotel Category Hotel name Room Category
Vientiane 5* Standard Green Park Boutique Hotel Deluxe
Luang Prabang 5* Standard Luangsay Residence Pioneer Suite
Xieng Khouang 3* Standard Vansana Plain of jars Standard
Pakse 4* Standard Champasak Grand Hotel Premier