Mystery of Laos

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All taxes included

CITIES: Vientiane | Luang Prabang
  • Product Category Land Package
  • Destinations Vientiane, Luang Prabang

CITIES: Vientiane | Luang Prabang

What is included in this tourItems that are included in the cost of tour price

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

What is not included in this tourItems that are not included in the cost of tour price

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

  1. Day 1 Vientiane

    Pick up from the hotel and begain 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.

  2. Day 2 Vientiane

    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.

    Breakfast

  3. Day 3 Vientiane - Luang Prabang

    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.

    Breakfast

  4. Day 4 Luang Prabang

    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.

    Breakfast

  5. Day 5 Luang Prabang

    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. End of the Tour. (accommodation on Day 5 and transfer service to airport is not included)

    Breakfast

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