6Days 5Nights Luang Prabang Xiengkhuang Vientiane

Day 01: Arrive Luang Prabang

Welcome at the airport, meet the guide and transfer to the hotel, then start the city tour with a visit to Wat Visoun, the shrine of Wat Aham and Wat Xienthong, Wat Mai, National Museum The (Royal Former King's Palace) then climb up to the top of Phousi Hill to explore the sacred, gilded stupa, where our strenuous climb will be rewarded with a beautiful sunset view over the city and the Mekong River. Then transfer to hotel. Night at your hotel.

Day 02 : Luang Prabang Pak Ou Caves

After breakfast, visit the National Museum [Royal Palace], spend a day cruising the mighty Mekong River with a stop to visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. After the caves visit a riverside village where rice wine is produced and Ban Sang Khong village where traditional textiles and Sa paper are produced. Return to city where you are at leisure.

Day 03 : Kuangsi Waterfall

After breakfast drive 37 km to visit these lovely falls which fall and cascade over limestone cliffs and rocks to form turquoise pools. An ideal place to enjoy a swim or leisurely walk.Return to the city where you are at leisure

Day 04 : Luang Prabang Xiengkhuang

After breakfast drive the 270 kms to Xieng Khoung which takes about 7 hours. Stopping en route to visit a K'mu Village [Ban Phou Vieng] and a H'mong Village [Ban Phousung] continuing the drive until your arrival at your hotel.

Day 05 : Xiengkhuang Vientiane

After breakfast visit the local market and Plain of Jars sites 1 & 2. You will wonder at the more than 2000 stone jars dating back nearly 2000 years and their origins remain a mystery.You will also visit Muong Khoune the former capital of Xieng Khoung province. You will have some time at leisure until your transfer to your flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival, enjoy a city tourvisit the oldest temple Wat Sisaket which houses approx. 6840 statues of Buddha. On the left there is a Burmese style temple and an ancient library which once concealed sacred documents. Hor Prakeo, the original home of the Emerald Buddha, now offers a collection of consecrated art objects including 18th century bronze statues of the Buddha in various positions of meditation. Visit the unforgettable That Luang Stupa, the national symbol of Laos, this large holy stupa is said to contain a hair from the Buddha. Continuing your tour you now visit Patuxay [the Victory Gate], this is the Arc de Triumph of Vientiane. This monument, closely resembles its parisian cousin and is ornamented in Lao style. From the top of Patuxay you have a unique view of the Vientiane panorama including Patuxay Park. Return to your hotel.

Day 06 : Vientiane Departure

Breakfast at your hotel, then you are at leisure until your departure transfer to the airport.
Services included:
- National fund & gov.t tax
- English Speaking Guide
- Entrance fee
- Boat trip to Pak Ou Caves
- 05 nights accommodation +ABF
- Domestic air ticket VTE-LPQ + tax

Destination

Laos Overview

Officially known as the Lao PDR (People's Democratic Republic), Laos is in Indochina, comfortably nestled between China to the north, Myanmar to the north-west, Thailand to the west, Cambodia to the south and Vietnam to the east. The mighty Mekong River enters Laos from China, meandering nearly 5,000kms through six countries (including 1,865kms through Laos),

All Destinations in Laos

NORTH:
Luangprabang Formerly the capital of Lane Xang (land of a million elephants); the entire town was denoted as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1995. Situated on the confluence of two rivers (Nam Khan and the mighty Mekong), this evocative town reflects a magnificent mixture of colonial French and traditional Lao architecture. The wonderful wats evoke a feeling of peace and tranquility. Sights include: the National Museum (former Royal Palace), Vat Xieng Thong, Phusi Hill overlooking the Mekong and town, Khouang Si waterfalls, Hmong traditional villages and the mystical Pak Ou caves you can visit by boat up the Mekong River calling in on interesting weaving and whisky-maker villages.
Houeisay Located in the remote north-west near the infamous 'Golden Triangle' with an entry check-point from Thailand and a border with Myanmar. The area is renowned for its gem stones, including sapphires and rubies.
Pakbeng A small village located above the Mekong River, an interesting stop-over for river cruises between Luangprabang and Houeisay.
Luangnamtha Home of several distinctive local tribes living in pristine forests with indigenous wildlife and a large native bird population, offering a memorable glimpse at an enduring way of life. Winner of an international gold award for eco-tourism.
Xieng Khouang A mountainous area with some caves and waterfalls, but most famous for the Plain of Jars. Huge jars carved from stone and weighing up to 6 tonne each litter the plains; the origins and original use of these stone-age artifacts is still unknown.
Vang Vieng Just 150km north of Vientiane on the Nam Xong River, this quiet, scenic area abounds in caves lurking in the distinctive beauty of the mountain ranges.

NORTH:
Vientiane The capital of Laos is on the Mekong River; this cosmopolitan city is the seat of government and the cultural and commercial centre. There are many, not to be missed, beautiful Buddhist wats and memorable monuments; plus a smorgasbord of memorable restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisines.
Savannakhet An area renowned as retaining their traditional Lao heritage; also an important trading junction with both Thailand and Vietnam.

SOUTH:
Paskse / Champassak PakseT is the ideal place for short trips to the former capital of Champassak and the memorable World Heritage pre-Angkor ruins of Vat Phou.
Khong Island Near Cambodia with the huge Khonephapheng waterfalls; between November and May the rare white Mekong River dolphins may be seen.
Boloven Plateau This area is home to several waterfalls and local, minority villages that can be visited by riding on elephants. Also tea, coffee and fruit plantations proliferate among glorious scenery and rare flora and fauna.