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This Laos Kaleidoscope: 10 Days tour is a great opportunity to escape from the busy lifestyle of the developed world. Find your inner peace and joy as you explore the serene and picturesque landscapes of Laos. Luang Prabang is a must-visit place. It is a Unesco World Heritage Site and Laos’ ancient capital. Explore its old-world charm and Buddhist temples.
Hike to the magnificent Kuang Si Falls, the largest waterfall in Luang Prabang. En route to Xiengkhouang, enjoy some of the most impressive scenery in Southeast Asia. This tour will also take you to the three sites of the strange giant stone jars (Plain of Jars) whose use and significance are a mystery to this day. Travel to the sleepy capital Vientiane and spend time wandering past French colonial mansions and watch a fiery sunset over the Mekong.
This Laos tour also takes you to the off-beat destination of Laos. In Southern Laos, you will see the fertile Bolaven Plateau, known for its cool mountain climate, numerous dramatic waterfalls and plantations that produce some of the world’s finest coffee. You will also be exploring the incredible Vat Phou temple complex, which pre-dates Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, in Champasak province. And at Si Phan Don (Four Thousand Islands), enjoy a boat tour around the islands in the Lower Mekong River.
Upon arrival at the airport, our driver will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. Its tranquility and charm with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos.
After a short rest, we will visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. We then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa, and watch a beautiful sunset above the city and the Mekong River.
From there, we go to explore the night market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by the local hill-tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
After breakfast, enjoy a short tour to the city’s oldest temple Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong.
We then board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River. Enjoy a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside along the way to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. These two caves are linked and crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. En route, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where the local specialty — rice wine — is produced. End of your visit of Pak Ou, cruise back to town. Once back to Luang Prabang, we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, a village well known for its traditional hand weaving.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Get up early to get the opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the tradition. From there, we will visit the morning Phosi Market where you can see a big diversity of local products, such as dried buffalo skin, local tea, vegetables, and woven products made by hill-tribe people. Laos is also known for its traditional handicrafts, and today you will travel and visit local villages of Laos ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay and Ban Thapene. Then we will drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall, where you can swim in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest paths.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
After breakfast, we check out from the hotel and start our trip to Xiengkhouang. On the way, we will visit the National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of artifacts reflecting the richness of Laos culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign. You will also visit the Central Market. Then we will drive 306km uphill the mountain surrounded by wonderful natural sceneries to Xiengkhouang, which was devastated by the American bombing between 1964 and 1973. Upon arrival, we will visit the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are scattered all over the plateau. If time permits, we see the old capital of Muang Khoun and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hill tribe people.
Overnight in Xiengkhouang.
Relish the remaining moment in Xieng Khouang before your private driver escorts you to the airport from where you will be flying to Vientiane.
At Vientiane airport, your driver and guide will pick you up and transfer you to your respective accommodation. You will have the rest of the day to yourself.
Today you will 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. Then continue to Laos’ national precious heritage, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa. On the way, have a stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxai war monument, which is well-known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.
In the afternoon, continue the sightseeing tour to Buddha Park, where you will see a scattered enchanting collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures on the Mekong riverside meadow, close to the Friendship Bridge. It has approximately 200 religious images dating back over 500 years. Finish your day with a spectacular view over the Mekong River.
Overnight in Vientiane.
After breakfast, we catch an early flight to Pakse. On arrival, our driver and guide will meet you and take you for a drive on the National Road No 13th south to Champassak to visit the fascinating pre-Angkorian ruins of Vat Phou. Take your time to explore these intriguing Khmer ruins. This wonderful archeological site of Khmer civilization dates back to the 10th century, predating the famous Angkor Wat in Cambodia. We then continue our journey to Don Khong, the largest island in the South Mekong River region, also known as the Four Thousand Islands. It is one of the most scenic areas in Laos.
Overnight on Don Khong Island.
After an early breakfast, we drive to Ban Nakasang village and cruise to Ban Khone village. Explore the local villages of Ban Khone, where you will see an array of relics from the French colonial era and retrace the old colonial past, including old French colonial buildings and the remnants of the first Lao railway with its locomotive. We then continue exploring the Four Thousand Islands by local tuktuk. Visit the Liphi Waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls that marks the border between Laos and Cambodia. After, return to Ban Nakasang and drive to the famous Khone Phapheng Falls, the largest waterfall in South East Asia.
Overnight on Don Khong Island.
Today, we leave Don Khong Island and continue our journey towards Tad Lo, through the Bolaven Plateau. The Bolaven Plateau is known for its cooler temperature and being high above the Mekong Valley. Rivers run off this high plateau in all directions before plunging into lush forests along and series of spectacular surging waterfalls. A trip to the plateau provides a refreshing break from the heat and allows you to observe the cultivation of rich coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, and other agricultural products. During this trip, you will have a chance to venture off the beaten track and discover some of the lesser-known areas of Laos, and explore the wild beauty of this southern region. We also also visit Tad Lo waterfalls and the surrounding villages of Alak, Nge, and Katu. We return to Pakse by late evening.
Overnight in Pakse.
Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip to Laos. After completing the hotel check-out formalities, you can visit the local markets to buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later your private driver and guide will transfer you to the airport to catch your flight back home.
3 STARS HOTELS
4 STARS HOTELS
5 STARS HOTELS
NOTE: 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)
Domestic flight from Xieng Khoang to Vientiane (economy)
Domestic flight from Vientiane to Pakse (economy)
– Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services by private car
– Private transfer from Luang Prabang to Xieng Khoang
– Private round-trip transfer from Pakse to Don Khon
– Air-conditioned bus or 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, Laos New Year) if applicable
X Surcharge for airport cabs from 12:00 am – 05:00 am
X Services not mentioned above
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.
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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
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