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Laos A Tour of the Highlights

  • Highlights
Discover different facets of Laos, starting in the Lao capital, Vientiane, a gentle introduction to the country. Venture to the outskirts of the city before heading north to Oudomxay and Muang Lao. Enjoy a short cruise on the Mekong to reach the world famous Heritage Town of Luang Prabang. Also, explore southern Laos, and stay in the ancient town of Champassak.

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Vientiane: the Essentials of the Capital 

A city tour...
• Meet your Lao English-speaking guide and
   transfer to your hotel for check-in
• Begin your trip with a city tour of Vientiane's most popular monuments
• Dinner at Makphet Restaurant, a vocational
   restaurant that benefits disadvantaged children

Visited:
Vientiane
Accommodation
Night at Settha Palace (Vientiane)

Day 2: Learning  and Dinner Cooking Class

On towards the country...
• Tuk-Tuk to an organic rice, fish and vegetable farm on the outskirts of Vientiane  
• Learn how to plant rice and fish, then cook up a
   Lao lunch with the day's produce  
• Take a course learning how to make 6 different
   dishes - then eat them for dinner

Visited:
Vientiane
Accommodation
Night at Settha Palace (Vientiane)

Day 3: Reaching Muang La

The secret war...
• Visit the COPE centre, where you will learn about the Vietnam War 
• Transfer to the airport for your flight to
   Oudomxay
• Afternoon at leisure, enjoy the resort’s facilities 
   (hot spring bath tubs) before dinner

Visited:
Vientiane Muang La
Accommodation
Muang La Resort (Muang La)

Day 4: Ethnic Villages of Northern Laos

Enjoy the view...
• Visit an Ikhos village and a Hmong village, two of the many ethnic groups in Laos
• Your route climbs to 1,000m above sea level and
   offers some magnificent mountain views
• Dinner at the restaurant of the Lodge

Visited:
Muang La
Accommodation
Muang La Resort (Muang La)

Day 5: Cruising on the Mekong River

Lots of gold...
• Visit the Pak Ou Caves, containing thousands of
   gold lacquered Buddha statues
• Lunch at a local restaurant before a 1.5 hour
   cruise down the Mekong 
• Stop at the Hmong minority people Night Market to admire handicrafts

Visited:
Muang La Luang Prabang Province
Accommodation
Night at Belmond La Residence Phou Va (Luang Prabang Province)

Day 6: Bicycling Tour of Luang Prabang

Learn of the folklore...
• Take a sightseeing tour of Luang Prabang by
   bicycle 
• Lunch at Khaiphaen restaurant, a vocational
   training restaurant for disadvantaged street kids
• Enjoy a massage to end the afternoon at

   L’hibiscus Massage  

Visited:
Luang Prabang Province
Accommodation
Night at Belmond La Residence Phou Va (Luang Prabang Province)

Day 7: Kuang Si Waterfalls and Baci Ceremony 

Open air fresh food market...
• Visit the beautiful Vat Xieng Thong, an emblematic temple in Laos  
• Take an excursion to Kuang Si waterfalls, stopping en-route to visit ethnic minority villages
• Visit the Asian Black Bear Rescue Center, enjoying picnic lunch near a waterfall

Visited:
Luang Prabang Province
Accommodation
Night at Belmond La Residence Phou Va (Luang Prabang Province)

Day 8: The Ancient City of Vat Phou (UNESCO)

World heritage site...
• Transfer to the airport for your flight to Paksé  
• Lunch at local restaurant in Paksé town 
• Continue overland to visit Vat Phou, a UNESCO
   World Heritage site of Laos 

Visited:
Luang Prabang Province Champassak
Accommodation
River Resort (Champassak)

Day 9: Free Day in Champassak

A day of leisure...
• Breakfast at the resort and free day at leisure
• Guide and vehicle are at disposal around
   Champassak if necessary
• Head to Champasak Spa to pamper yourself and support a local cause  

Visited:
Champassak
Accommodation
River Resort (Champassak)

Day 10: Your Last Day in Our Country!

Thank you for coming...
• Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then rest until your
   transfer to the airport in Paksé
• We will assist with luggage and with formalities if necessary
• Thank you for visiting Laos, we hope to see you
   again soon

Visited:
Champassak

Vientiane Muang La Luang Prabang Province Champassak

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $3,390 / 10 days
Excluding international flights
For 2 For 4  Single Supplement                    
Price per person $3,410 $2,910 $1,500

Included in price:

  • Accommodation at selected hotels, based on twin/double occupancy with daily breakfast. Single occupants must add the supplement single
  • Ground transportation in private A/C vehicles or as stated in the program by Tuk-Tuk for instance
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Local Lao English-speaking licensed guides (one place, one guide)
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the program
  • All activities as stated in the program
  • Private boat cruise as mentioned
  • All permissions and local taxes
  • Refreshing tissues and drinking water during overland transportation

Not included in price:

  • Visas and stamps in Laos: tourist visas are available at the border for most nationalities (30 US$ to 45 US$ per person depending on nationality o be cleared on the spot in cash; + one passport sized picture + eventual overtime fees; passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond travelling dates. Subject to change without prior notice from the local authorities)
  • Domestic, regional and intercontinental flights and taxes
  • Drinks, tips and personal expenses (such as internet, laundry, minibar, massages, souvenirs, but not limited to)
  • Travel insurances of any kind
  • Luggage handling
  • Tips to drivers, guides, porters and waiters: we recommend you consider 5$/person/day, to be handed according to your satisfaction
  • Any other services and meals not mentioned in the proposal
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of the local agent
  • Banking fees

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