Highlights of Laos 5 Days
$1229 $1045 per person
- Visit charming and fascinating capital – Vientiane
- Go around colourful local market where various hill tribes come to trade goods and buy provisions.
- Climb to the top of Mount Phousi to enjoy the panoramic view of the city
IncludedAccommodation in twin shared basisBasic bike cyclePrivate, Airconditioner TransportEnglish speaking guideBoat trip in Nam Song RiverElephant RidingAdmission 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 – Vang Vieng (B/L/D)
After an early breakfast we depart the capital for our journey northbound. Our drive will take approximately 4 hours passing through spectacular countryside before climbing into the mountains. There will be photo opportunities along the way and a stop at a colourful local market where various hill tribes come to trade goods and buy provisions.
After lunch we will visit the famous Than Jang Cave, once used by local people as a hideout from Chinese invaders. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore Vang Vieng take a boat ride down river or just relax by the pool at your hotel. Overnight in Vang
Day 3: Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang (B/L/D)
This morning we drive further into the mountains passing spectacular scenery and numerous hill tribe villages. We will lunch at an altitude of approximately 1,300 meters
above sea level surrounded by the endless mountain peaks of this remote region.
After lunch we continue on along Route 13 stopping for photo opportunities and arriving in
Luang Prabang afternoon.
After check in at our hotel 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.
Descending 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 hill tribe 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 4: Luang Prabang – Full day tours (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.
This morning we head to Elephant Village approximately 45 minutes’ drive out of Luang
Prabang, to experience elephant riding through the teak forests and along the riverside.
These elephants were once employed in the logging industry but now enjoy a much easier
life in the village.
From the Elephant Village we drive on to the stunning Khouangsi Waterfall where 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, home to Asiatic Bears rescued from poachers in the forests of northern Laos.
Returning to Luang Prabang, this afternoon we head to see some of the highlights of Luang Prabang including a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting
artifacts from the Royal period in Luang Prabang. we are seeing 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.
Returning to the hotel the rest of your evening is free to relax or explore. Overnight Luang Prabang.
Day 5: Luang Prabang – Departure (B)
Depending on your flight time this morning we will visit to the Arts & Ethnology Centre and take a stroll through the Morning Market before transfer to the airport for departure.