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Luang Prabang – Vientiane Tours
Ancient Laos
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Price: from 217 US$ per person
  • Highlights: Explore the most beautiful destination in Luang Prabang city and Vientiane city: Wat Visoun, Wat Aham, Wat Mai, Wat Xieng Thong, Pak Ou Cave, Khouangsi Waterfall, Night Market, National Museum, Wat Sisaket, Wat Prakeo, That Luang Stupa, Patuxay Monument and many ethnic minority villages.

    Serene Laos is one of Asia's most unvisited and charming countries, still retaining its colonial character from the time of Laos’s kingdom. This tour allows you to experience the gorgeous unspoiled forest that teems with fauna and flora, splendid landscape and river scenery. You will gain an insight into the lives of the local people and see how their lifestyles are slowly emerging from years of isolation from the outside world.

     

     

    ITINERARY

     
     
     

    DAY 1:  ARRIVAL - LUANG PRABANG    (B, -)
     


    On arrival at the airport, Our guide and driver will come and pick up you go to your hotel.  After a short rest, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham and Wat Mai.
     

    Then we climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by the hilltribe and local people surrounding Luang Prabang.
     

    Stay overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.

    Meals included: Breakfast at hotel.


     

    DAY 2:  LUANG PRABANG - PAK OU CAVE - KHOUANG SI   WATERFALL    (B, -)


    An optional, If you wake up in the early morning, you will have the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (often in the form of sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual. You can also visit Phousi Market in the morning where you canl see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings.


    In the morning, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We then board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a panaromic view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Cave, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we stop at the small village - Ban Xanghai village, where the local rice wine is distilled and so you can try drink it, it's so interested for you.


    After lunch we continue towards Khouangsi Waterfall, en route, we visit the local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, Ban Ou, Laoloum and Ban Thapene villages, and then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall.   Here you can take a dip in the inviting pools or walk along the forest trails surrounding the waterfall. 
     

    Then we return to Luang Prabang and continue to Ban Xangkhong village, a village well known for silk hand weaving and for traditional Saa Paper making. We return to the city  to watch the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath in the late afternoon.
     

    Stay overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.

    Meals included: Breakfast at hotel.





    DAY 3:  LUANG PRABANG - VIENTIANE (Flight)    (B, -)
     


    The National Museum (closed Tuesdays) at the former Royal Palace, displays a lovely collection of the artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign. The National Museum and the Central Market are not to be missed. We visit these sights in the morning before catching our flight back to Vientiane.


    Arrive in Vientiane, we see the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket, the temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to Lao’s national precious heritage, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa.

    We stop enroute to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. We watch the sunset by Mekong River side and spend the evening here absorbing the city’s nightlife.
     

    Stay overnight at hotel in Vientiane.

    Meals included: Breakfast at hotel.





    DAY 5:  VIENTIANE - DEPARTURE    (B, - )


    After breakfast, we visit the Morning Market (if time permits). And so you will know more about the life style of Lao people.
     

    The tour ends after your transfer to Wattay airport for departure.

    Meals included: Breakfast at hotel.


     

    TOUR PRICES:
     

    Category 2013 Price per person in US$ in party of: Surcharge
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    06-09 10-14 15-19 20 up Single
    Standard Class 726 US$ 477 US$ 437 US$ 363 US$ 344 US$ 325 US$ 217 US$ 61 US$
    First  Class 829 US$ 526 US$ 486 US$ 412 US$ 396 US$ 395 US$ 366 US$ 115 US$
    Superior Class 852 US$ 549 US$ 507 US$ 434 US$ 414US$ 395 US$ 388 US$ 115 US$
    Deluxe Class 949 US$ 588 US$ 549 US$ 474 US$ 454 US$ 436 US$ 428 US$ 173 US$

     


    INCLUDES:

    -  Transportation in private
    -   Accommodation in twin shared room
    -   Boat trip as stated in above sights
    -   English speaking guide
    -   Admission fee to indicated sights
    -   Meals: daily breakfast at hotel
    -   Gov’t tax and service charge
    -   Luggage handling and drinking water

     
     

    EXCLUDES:

    Visa stamping fee on arrival
    -  All air tickets in/to/from Laos
    -  Travel Insurance in all kinds
    -  Lunch or dinner unless where stated
    -  Single room (quoted separately)
    -  Other foreign language guide
    -  Peak tourist season or special event rates
    -  Tip, drinks and other personal expenses

     

    CHILDREN POLICY:

    - For children between 2 to 12 years old, the following price policy applies:
    + 15% discount on total package if using extra bed in room
    + 30% discount on total package wouthout using extra bed in room
    + 10% discount on total package if using private room
    - Free of charge for infant between 0-2 years old except air ticket.
     
     

    CANCELLATION POLICY:

       No Show      = 100 % charge
    -    1-7days        = 50 % of the tour price
    -    8-14days      = 30 % of the tour price
    -    15-30 days   = 10 % of the tour price
    -    31 days up   = no charge
     

     

    NOTE:

    · All tours & transfers are all based in English Speaking local guides. For other languages, please contact us for new quotations.
    · Itinerary Change to the confirmed itinerary may happen because of traffic, weather, or any other conditions not under our control such as war, strike, fire, acts of government, riot, etc. We will do our best to make sure that all the travel will be similar.
    · Transportation and Restaurants: The cars, vans or coaches for the land transportation should be in good shape with air conditioner. All restaurants should be tidy and clean.
    · Single travelers will be required to pay surcharge for single supplement;
    · Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure;
    · Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number.
    · Children whose traveling documents are attached to parent’s passport must travel with the parents.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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