This quick four day tour will allow you to experience stunning natural wonders, rich heritage and friendly people. You will be able to learn about places like Vientiane, with its French colonial buildings, ancient temples and colorful markets. Also, there is Luang Prabang, a former royal capital, and now a World Heritage Site listed by the UNESCO. And of course there are the Pak Ou caves. There is also so much more and you will be thrilled that you came to share the delights of the Laos.
Day 1: Arrival into Vientiane
On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Vientiane
Day 2: Vientiane – Wat Prakeo – That Luang Stupa – Luang Prabang (Flight) (B)
After breakfast, we explore Vientiane capital by visiting the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. . En route to Lao’s national precious heritage, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you will have the opportunity to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. In the afternoon, we catch our short flight to Luang Prabang.
Your expert guide will meet you at Luang Prabang International Airport while your private transportation brings you directly to your chosen hotel. After checking into your hotel, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai, we then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred, gilded stupa as well as have a beautiful view of the city and the Mekong River at sunset. From there, we explore the Night Market, where you can browse a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by the local people and hill tribes surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang
|Vientiane - Wat Prakeo - That Luang Stupa - Luang Prabang|
Day 3: Luang Prabang – City tour and Pak Ou Caves (B)
Today, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temples of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside as well as exploring the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by devoted pilgrims. Along the way, we will stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where the local rice wine is produced. On return, we take a short drive to another small village Ban Phanom, which is famous for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang
|Luang Prabang - City tour and Pak Ou Caves|
Day 4: Luang Prabang – Departure
After breakfast, free and easy at own leisure until time to transfer to the airport for your outbound flight to the next destination. End tour in Laos!
HOTEL LIST STANDARD OR SIMILAR
|Vientiane||Lao Orchid hotel||Mercure Hotel||Settha Palace Hotel|
|Luang Prabang||Chitcharleurn hotel||Villa Santi Hotel & Resort||Satri House Boutique Hotel|
PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON (USD)
|Package price||2 pax||3 – 5 pax||6 – 9 pax|
|Rate on high season (01 Nov 2017 – 30 Apr 2018 & 01 Oct – 31 Dec 2018)|
|Rate on PROMOTION PERIOD (01 May- 30 Sept 2018)|
- Hotel accommodation by twin share basis with daily breakfast
- Ground transportation by private, air-cond vehicle
- Regional ENGLISH speaking guide
- Sightseeing with admission fees
- Private boat trips as programmed
- Mineral water and cold tissues on tours
- International air tickets arrival to and departure from Laos
- Visa stamping on arrival to Laos (US$ 30 per person)
- All other meals & beverages are NOT mentioned in the program
- Personal expenses and Tips
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