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If you are looking for a short getaway to immerse in the tranquil atmosphere and experience the exotic Asian culture Best of Laos in 5 Days: Private Tour is a perfect option for you. Visiting an amazing Luang Prabang City with the format Royal Palace and Wat Xiengthong. Explore the beauty of nature at Kuang Si Waterfalls. End your trip by seeing the incredible Vientiane which is rapidly developing but still packed with beautiful temples.
Your Laos adventure begins with your arrival in Luang Prabang. Your private driver will meet you at the airport, holding a signboard with your name. He will escort you to your accommodation right in the heart of the city. You can easily explore the city at your own pace or relax at the hotel after the flight.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and start your Luang Prabang exploration by visiting the most photographed temple, Vat Xiengthong, which is located in the picturesque area at the end of the peninsular where the Mekong and Khan rivers meet. Then continue to the former Royal Palace. Now it is the National Museum, where you can see the royal religious objects, weapons, paintings, and crown jewels of Laos.
In the afternoon, we will transfer you to the pier, where you board a traditional long trail boat. Enjoy a relaxing cruise upstream on the mighty Mekong River. Enjoy stunning mountain scenery and witness the simple rural lifestyle of the locals. At the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers, you will reach Pak Ou caves. In these two caves, there are over 4000 sacred centuries-old Buddha images, which are the object of pilgrimages during the Lao New Year festivities around mid-April. Then cruiseback to Luang Prabang. On the way, stop to visit Ban Xangkhong, a weaving village, where you can jump into wooden looms with a local expert for hands-on experience.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
OPTIONAL TOUR – OBSERVING THE ALMS GIVING CEREMONY
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning almsgiving ritual to saffron-clad monks. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving this procession. Next, visit fresh local markets before going back to the hotel for breakfast.
Have breakfast at the hotel we will drive along green rice paddies and farms to one of the most beautiful Kuang Si waterfalls. Enjoy a leisure walk on trails of falls to visit the bear rescued center. Enjoy spectacular views and the orchids inside the park and falls cascade over many calcified tiers and down several hundred feet into a series of cool, turquoise pools.
In the afternoon, we will transfer you to the train station to take a speed train to Vientiane (about a 2-hour trip). Upon arrival in Vientiane, you will be transferred to the hotel to rest.
Overnight in Vientiane
Have breakfast at the hotel and meet your guide in the lobby. Today you will spend exploring one of the most tranquil capitals in the world.
You will visit Wat Sisaket with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Then head to Wat Prakeo, which used to be the original home of the famous Emerald Buddha, which today is located in Bangkok. Continue to the huge golden That Luang monument, which is a sacred monument and one of Laos’ most impressive religious structures. End your morning exploration by seeing Vientiane’s own Victory Monument, which looks like the Arc de Triumph. It was built at the end of the Indochina wars with money rumored to be American and earmarked for the airport’s new runway.
In the afternoon, continue sightseeing at Buddha Park, where you will see Buddha statues in modern style shapes. One of them is the largest Reclining Buddha in Laos. The park was founded in 1958 by monk and sculpture artist, Bunleua Sulila to educate future generations about religion. Spend relaxing time in the park admiring the sculptures and taking beautiful photos before getting back to your hotel.
Overnight in Vientiane
Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip to Laos. Complete the hotel check-out formalities, after which you can visit the local markets to buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later your private driver will transfer you to the airport to take your flight back home.
Check-in room at 14:00 // Check-out room at 12:00 noon (Except Early check-in or Late check-out mentioned in the program)
– Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services by private car
– Train from Luang Prabang to Vientiane
– Private cars for the excursions
– All sightseeing tickets according to the itinerary
– Tissues and water on the coach
– Service charges and government tax
– 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
X Beverage, Personal expenses, tips, and gratuities
X Early check-in and late check-out (If not mentioned)
X Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec, 31 Dec
X Public holiday surcharge (Christmas and New Year, Pi Mai (Lao New Year) if applicable
X Surcharge for airport cabs from 12:00 am – 05:00 am
X Services not mentioned in inclusion part
The rate for children applicable for child sharing a room or cabin with two adults:
All tickets: Based on each airlines policy, the price for children will be applied at time of booking.
Deposit: In order to secure your spot for the tour, an amount 10% of land service are required to pay (the amount vary based each on tour basis). The amount should be made via bank transfer or our online payment method. After receiving the deposit of your tour, a voucher confirmation will be sent to you within 24-48 hours. Some airfares or services must be paid in full at the time of booking.
Final payment: The balance of your tour will be made one month before the travel date. Payment by bank transfer or online payment is accepted.
All prices are based on per adult, in Double/Twin sharing
Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request
Alterations to your itinerary before the booking is processed are happily processed free of charge. We want to provide the best tour possible for you.
Alterations, after you have received your booking confirmation letter, will attract a fee of $10 USD per request.
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