Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Start/ End: Vientiane / Luang Prabang
Tour Type: Explore, experience, landscape, history
Tour Customizable: Definitely!
Guide: Local Engish Speaking Guide (other languages upon request)
Transportation: Private air-conditional transport
Day 1: Vientiane Arrival
Day 2: Vientiane City Tour – Cooking Class
Day 3: Vientiane – Fly to Luang Prabang – Luang Prabang City Tour
Day 4: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves – Craft Villages
Day 5: Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfall
Day 6: Luang Prabang – Cooking Class
Day 7: Luang Prabang Departure
Day 1: Vientiane Arrival (L/D)
Welcome to beautiful Laos! As soon as you set your foot on this land, our tour guide and driver are waiting for you. Then, you will be moved to your hotel in Vientiane, the charming capital with its laidback riverside ambiance, and alluring monuments. Take a rest before we explore this city. In the afternoon, enjoy an orientation walk around the hotel area and go to the river bank where you could see a romantic scenery, the sun sink over the Mekong.
Overnight in Vientiane.
Note: Meal upon your arrival, Lunch or Dinner
Day 2: Vientiane City Tour – Cooking Class (B, D)
Today we continue to explore the hidden beauty of Vientiane which mixed of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, American and Soviet influences. National Museum will be the first stop, where you can see the thought out of Laos history. Then, a trip goes to Wat Si Saket, 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. Visiting Vientiane, you can’t miss Haw Phra Kaeo, the temple is beautiful both interior and exterior. Hwa Phra Kaeo is built to house the famed Emerald Buddha in courtyards filed with frangipani tree.
It’s known as the land of Wat, here is the symbol of Laos, the proud of the country with a million elephants, Pha That Luang. Located in the center of the city, That Luang outstanding with the twinkle color contrast to the pure blue sky. Next, to Pha That Luang, we move to the Ac De Triomphe of Laos, Patuxai, which bring the France architecture in Laos.
If you have enjoyed Laos cuisine, a cooking class is for you. Let’s go to the cooking class and become a real Laotian. The master chef will lead you to go to the market to prepare the ingredient and then, you will be learned how to cook the traditional dishes. Cook with fun, around 19:00, it’s time for your feast, which you can enjoy the products you made.
Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 3: Vientiane – Fly to Luang Prabang – Luang Prabang City Tour(B)
Wake up early, enjoy the breakfast in the hotel and then, you will be transferred to the airport for the light to Luang Prabang, the ancient town with many heritage sites in Laos. Upon arrival at the airport, and you will be transferred to the hotel in Luang Prabang to check in. after that start today we visit the Royal Palace which was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong. Then, we will visit Wat Mai, the largest and most richly decorated of the temples in Luang Prabang.
Finish the visit at Wat Mai, you will be seen a stunning panoramic view after climbing 328 steps to the top of Phou Si Mountain. In the top, enjoy the sunset is keeping under the Mekong River, a Peaceful Luang Prabang in front of you. Before back to your hotel, drop in the bustling Hilltribe Market for traditional textiles and handicrafts made by the hill tribes.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 4: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves – Craft Villages (B)
Good morning Luang Prabang, after breakfast, take a morning cruise along the Mekong River. From the center of Luang Prabang, on the boat mix yourself to the atmosphere, immerse to the light wind and see the wonderful views on the both of banks on the way to Pak Ou Caves. In front of you, the mouth of the Ou River is waiting for you to explore. the caves with many Buddhist statues displayed with a variety of size, which is brought by the prelims. Not only impressed by the statues, but Pak Ou Cave also outstood by two main caves, Tham Ting (lower cave) and Tham Theung (upper cave) which are made the Mekong River is more attractive than ever.
In fact, the distance from Pak Ou to Ban Xang Hai is not so far, after visiting Pak Ou, stop to visit Ban Xang Hai to explore the process make the special Laulao (Lao whiskey). If you love Lao craft, let’s visit Ban Xang Khong where you can see directly the craft products made by the Lue peoples.
Back to the town and we visit the magnificent Wat Xiengthong – a representative of classical Laotian architecture.
Have a beautiful night at the hotel in Luang Prabang.
Day 5: Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfall (B)
Luang Prabang wakes you up by the clear shine, dress up suitable clothes and go out downtown to take part in the daily early morning ritual of saffron-clad monks. Tell your guide and they will prepare food for you. Finish the ritual, and back to the hotel for breakfast or you can go to the Laos restaurant to enjoy Lao breakfast.
If you love Lao Craft, this tour suit you. Come to the Ock Pop Tok craft living center overlooking the Mekong. Ock Pop Tok brings the fantastic world of traditional Laos handicrafts alive for visitors, a lot of products with the variety of colors will make you’re dazzled. Strolling to the morning Phousi Market where you can see a lot of local products such as tea, saltpeter, or dried buffalo skin which you can buy it as the gift.
A trip to visit the Laos villages is one of the highlights of day tours. Take a short trek to visit the Ban Ouay, Hmong Hill tribe, and Ban Ou, Lowland Lao to understand more about the local life. Listen to the stories from the locals, and play the traditional games with kids.
Say goodbye to the local people and drive to the beautiful waterfall, Khuang Si Waterfall which is regarded as the paradise on the ground with its natural beauty. Splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths to enjoy the best views in Khuang Si. If your tour has kids, lead them to the Bear Rescue Centre which relies solely on partners, corporate sponsors, and donations from the public.
End of today and back to the old town.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 6: Luang Prabang – Full day Trekking to the Heart of Elephant Village (B, L)
Add full of energy for today to ensure you have an interesting trip to visit the Elephant Village. You will be introduced by the camp manager about the short brief before joining the activities with your new friend. Let’s enjoy one and a half-hour walk through a unique natural jungle valley and limestone cascades to the Elephant Jungle where a boxed lunch will be served. Passing the traditional villages, you will see many Children welcome you by a shiny smile. Then, go to visit Tad Sae Waterfall and relax on a boat trip on the Khan River back to the Elephant Village.
The time for back in Luang Prabang around 4 pm.
Day 7: Luang Prabang Departure (B)
Have breakfast on the last day in Laos. in spite of having a little bit of regret, but you have to say goodbye to Laos. Enjoy the free time before our driver transfers you to Luang Prabang Airport. Let’s share with us about your story in Laos!
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