Essentials of Laos 4 Days
$710 $604 per person
- Visit the most famous and the most beautiful temples in Vientiane
- Go shopping at night market where you can find a unique handmade textiles and handicrafts
- Participate in daily morning ritual of local people
IncludedAccommodation in twin shared basisBasic bike cyclePrivate, Airconditioner TransportEnglish speaking guideBoat tripAdmission fees to sites stated in the itineraryMeals: daily breakfast at hotel, lunch and dinner at local restaurant with local foodGov’t taxes and service chargesLuggage handlingDrinking water 2 bottle per day during the excursion
Not IncludedVisas and Immigration fees on arrivalDomestic airticketInt’l air tickets to/from LaosTravel and/or Medical InsuranceLunch or dinner unless stated in the itinerarySingle room accommodation (quoted separately)Child or adult in triple share accommodationForeign language guides other than EnglishPeak Season or Special Events SurchargesTip, drinks and other personal expenses
Terms of tourOffers:
- Free 1 bottle of water of 500 ml / person / day during road transfers.
- Support 24/24 during the trip, from the office in Hanoi, by a dedicated customer agent.
- A deposit of 40% of the total price is required before we process your booking .
- An Additional deposit of 40% of the total amount is required 14 days before your arrival date.
- The balance of 20% will be fully paid upon the customer’s arrival in cash or by credit card.
- Bank charges related to the payment are borne by the customer.
- In more than 30 days prior to the trip departure: No charge
- In 15-30 days prior to customer’s arrival: 10% charge
- In 06-15 days prior to customer’s arrival: 30% charge
- In 02-06 days prior to customer’s arrival: 60% charge
- Within 02 days prior to customer’s arrival: 100% charge.
Day 1: Arrival – Vientiane (L/D)
On arrival at Wattay Internationals Airport you will be met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. Vientiane is a charming and fascinating capital, with an interesting mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and American influences.
After check in and time to freshen up we head out on our afternoon city tour. You are seeing the major temples of Vientiane including the oldest,Wat Sisaket, with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. We also visit the national icon of Laos,That Luang Stupa, stopping along the way to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.
Heading for the waterfront your evening is free to enjoy a few drinks watching the sunset
over the Mekong River, explore the Night Market and take in some of the city’s nightlife.
Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 2: Vientiane – Luang Prabang (B/L/D) (morning flight)
This morning you will be transferred to Wattay Airport for your flight to Luang Prabang. On
arrival at Luang Prabang International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
After check in and time to freshen up we will head out to see the city’s oldest temples, the
magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roof sweeping low to the ground representing classical Lao architecture, the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham.
You have free afternoon to treat yourself to a spa treatment or massage, go shopping or relax at the hotel.
Late afternoon we climb to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred gilded stupa and
to enjoy the panoramic view of the city and the sun setting over the Mekong River.
Decending the mountain your will find yourself in the midst of the famous Luang Prabang Night Market,where you can find a unique selection of handmade textiles and handicrafts locally made by both ethnic Lao and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.
Your evening is free to explore the market and sample some traditional Lao cuisine at one
of the many restaurants the town has to offer. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 3: Luang Prabang – Khouangsi waterfall + Pak Ou caves (B/L/D)
This morning you have the option and opportunity to rise early and participate in the daily
morning ritual of Alms Giving, you will experience saffron-clad monks collecting offerings
or ‘Alms’ from faithful local residents. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the daily procession.
After breakfast back at the hotel we begin our journey to Khouangsi Waterfall stopping
along the way to visit the morning Phousi Market, this where all locals of Luang Prabang come to do their daily shopping. You will see a variety of local foodstuffs and products including dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, fish, vegetables and fruit, everything needed for daily life in Laos.
On arrival at the Khouangsi Waterfall you will have the opportunity to cool off with a
refreshing swim in the topaz pools below the falls, walk along the forest trails and visit the Bear Sanctuary. You will also enjoy a picnic lunch below the falls.
Upon return to Luang Prabang we board our private boat for a pleasant and scenic cruise up
on the Mekong River to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. These caves are an ancient pilgrimage site and contain thousands of gold lacquered Buddha images left there over hundreds of years.
Returning to Luang Prabang we disembark our boat and have the option of taking a short drive to Ban Phanom, a village famous for its hand weaving or returning to the hotel for free time to relax. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 4: Luang Prabang – departure (B)
After breakfast we take a stroll through the Dalat Sao or morning market, full of local foodstuffs from the farms and jungles surrounding Luang Prabang. From here it is a short walk to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts from the Royal period in Luang Prabang.
We then transfer to the airport for your departure flight.