Mystery of Laos

Departure every Monday. Minimum 2 travellers.
Validity: Until October 2018
Cities:
Duration: 5 day / 4 nights

899
Land Only

Day 1: Vientiane
Excursion to Buddha Park (Wat Xieng Khuan)
This day excursion is to visit an open-air museums, Wat Xieng Khuan (Buddha Park). This is a collection of whimsical but compelling statues of
Buddhist and Hindu gods.
Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 2: Vientiane (Breakfast: Hotel )
Sightseeing in Vientiane
The capital city of Laos, Vientiane still feels like a sleepy city with relaxed charm, tree-lined boulevards, interesting wats and colorful markets. Tour the different highlights of the city, including Pha That Luang, a gleaming golden stupa which is perhaps most important national monument in Laos; Ho Pha Keo, the formal royal temple, now a museum with beautiful examples of Buddhist sculpture; Wat Si Saket; and Patuxai, a monumental arch inspired by the Arc de Triomphe, but executed with Lao motifs.
Visit Talat morning market (Talaat Sao)
Talat Sao: the Morning Market - actually open all day selling a wide range of fabrics, jewellery and electronic goods.
Afternoon at leisure
Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 3: Vientiane - Luang Prabang (Breakfast: Hotel )
Transfer to airport, then take the flight from Vientiane to Luang Prabang.
Sightseeing in Luang Prabang
Set between the Nam Khan and Mekong rivers, Luang Prabang is an enchanting town filled with historic temples and colonial style buildings.
The entire town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. Begin your tour with Wat Visoun (Wat Wisunalat). The oldest living temple in Luang Prabang, Wat Visoun dates back to 1513 and contains a collection of antique wooden Buddhas. Visit the nearby Wat Aham before continuing to Wat Xieng Thong, the crowning jewel of all the monasteries and temples in the city. Its many ornate buildings feature exquisite mosaic and gold-stenciled murals. From there, stroll down the main street (Wat Street) of Luang Prabang. Time permitting, stop at some of the many temples that line its sides, including Wat Sibounheuang, Wat Si Moungkhoun, Wat Sop and Wat Sene.
Visit Mount Phousi for sunset
Climb 328 steps starting from entrance on the opposite side of National Museum or 410 steps on the other side of Khan River to the small temples atop Phou Si, the 150m high hill which sits in the middle of the town, offering beautiful views over the temples and river.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 4: Luang Prabang (Breakfast: Hotel )
Visit Talat local market
Visit the National Museum (former Royal Palace) and Wat Mai
Visit the National Museum (Royal Palace), a modest but graceful building which combines traditional Lao and French beaux-arts motifs. This turn-of-the century royal residence has been preserved as it was when the royal family last lived here and provides unique insights into the history of Laos.
Then, visit Hor Phrabang. In the right front corner room of the Palace which opens to the outside, is a collection of the palace’s most prized art, including the Phrabang, cast of a gold, silver and bronze alloy. This Buddha stands at 83 cm tall and weighs around 50 kg. Continue to Wat Mai, constructed in 1821 during the reign of King Manthatourath, it was once the residence of Phra Sangkharaj (the Patriarch of the Buddhist clergy).
Excursion by boat to Tham Pak Ou Caves
Travel up the Mekong River to the steep limestone cliffs overlooking the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers, home to the Tham Pak Ou Caves. These extraordinary caves are filled with Buddha images, of every style and material imaginable. On the way to Pak Ou Cave, stop at Ban Xang Hai Village (If time permitted, open 6.00 am 15.00 pm and closed on every Buddha day), a local village famous for the production of lao lao, the local rice wine whisky.
Visit the weaving village of Ban Xang Khong
Visit Ban Xang Khong, a village near Luang Prabang well known for its traditional handwoven cotton and silk, as well as production of the local sa (mulberry) paper.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 5: Luang Prabang (Breakfast: Hotel )
Excursion to Kuang Si Waterfalls
From Luang Prabang to Kuang Si Waterfall, travel by vehicle to Kuang Si Waterfall. This waterfall is located in a perfect natural setting near Luang Prabang, this multi-tiered waterfall tumbles over limestone formations into a series of turquoise pools. Enjoy swimming in the clear water or just relaxing in the natural environment. Visit local village on the way, before returning to Luang Prabang by vehicle.
Afternoon at leisure

DateTwin Share*Single Supplement
02Jan - 30Oct17$899$259
06Nov17 - 29Oct18$1049$299

Price includes:

•  Domestic air ticket (from Vietiane to Luang Prabang)
•  Accommodation with twin share at local 4* hotels:
    Vientiane – Vansana Riverside Hotel or Similar
    Luang Prabang – My Dream Boutique or similar
•  Daily breakfast at hotel
•  Sightseeing tour with English speaking guide

Price excludes: 

•  International air tickets
•  Insurance and all other personal expenses
•  Gratuities for local guides, drivers, and porters. Suggested at USD10 per passenger per day (pay locally)
•  Laos Visa fee on arrival 

Price is based on per person twin share. Package prices are based on minimum TWO people traveling.  Prices and schedules are subject to change without prior notice.  Deviation/amendment Fee and restrictions will be applied.  Please contact Silk Holidays for details.

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*Prices are in CAD and based on minimum of 2 passengers travelling.

For bookings of roundtrip or module packages, we will confirm one of the hotels mentioned above according to the selected category. Please note that compulsory gala dinners and peak season surcharges may apply during peak periods surrounding the public holidays of Christmas and New Year and Lunar New Year (TET Festival) - these surcharges will be confirmed at the time of booking.

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