Exclusive Laos Tour
|Tour Dates||Destinations||Meals Included|
|Day 1||Thailand - Houeixay - Luang Nam Tha|
|Day 2||Luang Nam Tha - Oudomxay - Nongkhiow||B|
|Day 3||Nongkhiow - Pakow Caves - Luang Prabang||B,L|
|Day 4||Luang Prabang||B|
|Day 5||Luang Prabang - Khouang Si Waterfall - Luang Prabang||B|
|Day 6||Luang Prabang - Xieng Khouang (Overland)||B|
|Day 7||Xieng Khouang - Vang Vieng||B|
|Day 8||Vang Vieng - Vientiane||B|
|Day 10||Vientiane Departure||B|
Day 1: Thailand - Houeixay - Luang Nam Tha
There are over twenty ethnic groups who are settled in Luang Nam Tha, making it one of the most ethnically diverse provinces in Laos. Along the way we make stops, to visit a village of the Akha minority village. This ethnic group was originally in China but immigrated into Laos down centuries. We arrive in Luang Nam Tha by mid or late afternoon depending on road and traffic conditions. O/N in Luang Nam Tha.
Day 2: Luang Nam Tha - Oudomxay - Nongkhiow
En route we have several stops to visit Hmong, Khmu, Black Thai and Lu ethnic minority people. They are almost settled in off road areas however it may involves a short walk to visit these villages. On arrival at Nong Khiow we spend the remainder of our day to walk around the nearby hamlets. O/N in Nongkhiow.
Day 3: Nongkhiow - Pakow Caves - Luang Prabang
This tranquil town with its gleaming temple roofs, fading colonial architecture and stunning mountain backdrop has been claimed by UNESCO to be the best preserved traditional city in South East Asia. We check in hotel and stroll around to catch our first look of town. There is little traffic on roads and monks in orange robes scurry in all directions carrying umbrellas to shade themselves from the sun. O/N in Luang Prabang.
Day 4: Luang Prabang
There are also plenty to see in this town, some of which are the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun, the Srilankalese styled temple of That Marko, the shrine of Wat Aham and the five tiered roof Wat Mai. We round off our day with a walk up to Phousi Hill for a beautiful panorama view from the town center and the mighty Mekong River. There are 329 steps leading us on zigzag way past various temples to the sacred, gilded stupa of Wat Phousi at the summit. O/N in Luang Prabang.
Day 5: Luang Prabang - Khouang Si Waterfall - Luang Prabang
These tribal groups have originally settled in mountain side therefore it may involve some short walks to visit their villages. We arrives at Khouang Si Fall and spend the time relaxing in marvellous setting of waterfall and lush forest. The waterfall tumbles over multi tiered limestone formations into the cool and clear pools ideal for anyone seeking an enjoyable escape. O/N in Luang Prabang.
Day 6: Luang Prabang - Xieng Khouang (Overland)
We leave Luang Prabang and drive along a winding way through the scenic mountain landscape to Xieng Khouang. This remote province was devastated by American bombing between 1964 and 1973. The journey is very long and difficult at times, but we can make many stops as we please, to stretch our legs or simply catch some wonderful photographs. O/N in Xieng Khouang.
Day 7: Xieng Khouang - Vang Vieng
This small and tranquil village is rapidly developed with the advent of tourists, but the beautiful scenery with a mixture of quiet water and limestone outcrops unchanged for century. We arrives in Vang Vieng by mid or late afternoon depending on roads and traffic conditions. O/N in Vang Vieng.
Day 8: Vang Vieng - Vientiane
The reminder of time is free for your own discovery of Vang Vieng. There are various options to choose from, some of which are biking, kayaking or caving. These optional activities are not included; however our guide is on hand to advise you with invaluable information. By mid afternoon we regroup at our hotel and travel by roads to Vientiane past the undulating terrains and the interesting villages. O/N in Vientiane.
Day 9: Vientiane
Heading out of town we see the giant Friendship Bridge and the impressive Buddha Park. This landmark represents a blend of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures created by mystical monk on a parkland located by the Mekong River. The perfect way to round off our day is to watch the spectacular sunset over the Mekong River from one of riverside bars. O/N in Vientiane.
Day 10: Vientiane Departure
Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.
- Accommodation : twin sharing room at mentioned hotels and guesthouses or similar one
- English or French speaking guide
- Entrance fee to indicated sights
- Meals as indicated: B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner
- Boat trip Nong Khiow - Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng
- Airport tax
- Single room supplement
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Visa, flight in / out of Laos
- Any optional additional tours or activities during free time
- Surcharge for peak season
- Local holiday days and gala dinner
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