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Laos Three Ancient Kingdoms of Lane Xang

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Visit the former kingdoms of Luang Prabang, Vientiane and Champassak, which used to make up the Lane Xang Kingdom before the French colonial times. Embrace this unique opportunity to experience Lao culture and traditions with very hands-on experiences and activities, hosted by local, passionate people. What's not to enjoy? Your fun-filled and exciting trip to Laos starts right here! ...

Visit the former kingdoms of Luang Prabang, Vientiane and Champassak, which used to make up the Lane Xang Kingdom before the French colonial times. Embrace this unique opportunity to experience Lao culture and traditions with very hands-on experiences and activities, hosted by local, passionate people. What's not to enjoy? Your fun-filled and exciting trip to Laos starts right here! 

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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: First Impressions of Luang Prabang

Off and running...
• Meet your Lao English-speaking guide and
   transfer to your hotel for check-in
• Ascend Phou Si Hill, offering stunning views over
   the Mekong, rivers, and mountain ranges  
• Once back at ground level, stop at the awakening Hmong Night Market

Visited:
Luang Prabang Province
Accommodation
night in Maison Dalabua (Luang Prabang Province)

Day 2: Luang Prabang and Pak Ou Caves

A busy day ahead...
• Explore Luang Prabang, visiting The National
   Museum, formerly the Royal Palace 
• Visit Vat Mai's Traditional Arts and Ethnology
   Centre depicting Laos‘ rich ethnic diversity
• Embark on a private slow boat cruise on the
   Mekong, towards the Pak Ou Caves

Visited:
Luang Prabang Province Pak Ou
Accommodation
night in Maison Dalabua (Luang Prabang Province)

Day 3: Lao Creative and Manual Day

Hands-on experience...
• Ms Chailee, a skilled seamstress, teaches others
   about the importance of recycling
• Join a Natural Dyes Class in an introduction to
   silkworms and silk types
• Enjoy sunset views from the backyard of Vat Pra
   Bat Thai, almost at level with the Mekong River

Visited:
Luang Prabang Province
Accommodation
night in Maison Dalabua (Luang Prabang Province)

Day 4: Lao Countryside

Local cultural heritage...
• Spend a morning on a community-based living
   rice farm in the idyllic countryside
• Visit local handicraft stalls and workshops for
   bamboo, blacksmith and sugarcane techniques
• Kuang Si is a good place to get more familiar with national flower species

Visited:
Luang Prabang Province Kouangxi Water Fall
Accommodation
night in Maison Dalabua (Luang Prabang Province)

Day 5: Lao Arts and Crafts Day

More hands-on experiences...
• Chat with monks and witness a light initiation to
   Vipassana Meditation
• Finish off the morning with a traditional Lao
   stencil workshop with Anousith
• Meet Mr Khampuiy, a traditional sticky rice farmer and a blacksmith 

Visited:
Luang Prabang Province
Accommodation
night in Maison Dalabua (Luang Prabang Province)

Day 6: Lao Activity Day 

The elephant in the room...
• Visit the Elephant Village Camp 
• Lunch at Elephant Camp restaurant, then bathe
   an elephant down at the Nam Khan River 
• Boat trip to Tad Sae Waterfall to relax, dip your
  feet in or swim in the clear water

Visited:
Luang Prabang Province
Accommodation
night in Maison Dalabua (Luang Prabang Province)

Day 7: Luang Prabang on Two Wheels

A day of cycling...
• Cycle downhill to the boat docking station,
   crossing the Mekong River to Ban Xieng Man 
• Cycle to Ban Na Kham, known for growing sugar
   cane and cooking sticky rice in bamboo
• Journey across Mekong River on a fishing boat, 
   docking in downtown Luang Prabang 

Visited:
Luang Prabang Province
Accommodation
night in Maison Dalabua (Luang Prabang Province)

Day 8: Tak Bat and Cooking Class

Local traditional rites...
• Take a Tuk-Tuk to the peninsula, to an alms giving ceremony of the monks
• This ancient ritual of collecting food from
   worshippers is locally known as “Tak Bat  
• Learn the secrets of Lao cuisine with a cooking
   class by Burasari

Visited:
Luang Prabang Province Vientiane
Accommodation
Ansara Boutique Hotel (Vientiane)

Day 9: Vientiane City Tour

 A full day of sight-seeing...
• Begin the morning viewing Vat Sisaket, which
   shelters hundreds of Buddha statues in its walls
• Continue to Ho Phra Keo, now used as a religious museum
• View the Patuxai Monument and enjoy a
   panoramic view over the city from the rooftop  

Visited:
Vientiane
Accommodation
Ansara Boutique Hotel (Vientiane)

Day 10: Discover the Buddha Park

So much to see...
• Head for the Buddha Park, known as the Vat Xieng Khuan to the locals 
• Stop en route at the Lao Disabled Women's
   Development Centre
• Drive to Tha Ngon where you'll enjoy lunch on a
   bamboo cruise boat along the Nam Ngum River

Visited:
Vientiane Ban Thangon
Accommodation
Ansara Boutique Hotel (Vientiane)

Day 11: Waterfalls and Ethnic Villages

Natural beauty...
• Take a provided packed breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight to Paksé
• Your guide will show you the Bolaven Plateau  
   waterfalls and ethnic villages along the way  
• Continue towards Paksong and visit ethnic villages and a Mulberry farm

Accommodation
River Resort (Champassak)

Day 12: Visit a Preserved Khmer Monument

Historical influence...
• Visit Vat Phou, the second UNESCO World Heritage site in the Lao PDR
• Best-preserved examples of Khmer architecture,
   some 200 years older than Angkor Wat 
• Lunch at Inthira’s restaurant in Champassak
   before heading back to your hotel

Visited:
Champassak Vat Phou
Accommodation
River Resort (Champassak)

Day 13: 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
   support a local cause

Visited:
Champassak
Accommodation
River Resort (Champassak)

Day 14: Time to Leave Laos 

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 Pakxe

Luang Prabang Province Pak Ou Kouangxi Water Fall Vientiane Ban Thangon Pakxe Champassak Vat Phou

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. $2,420 / 14 days
Excluding international flights
For 2 For 4 Single Supplement
Price per person $2,430 $2,060 $720

Included in price:

  • Accommodation at selected hotels when available, based on twin/double occupancy with daily breakfast (Single occupants must add the single supplement)
  • Ground transportation in private A/C vehicles or as stated in the program, by Tuk-Tuk for instance
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Local Lao English-speaking licensed guides
  • 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
  • Domestic flight (LPQ – VTE, VTE – PKZ). Airfare and timing subject to change without prior notice from the airlines and authorities. 20 Kg luggage allowance, Economy class

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 to 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)
  • Intercontinental flights and taxes
  • Drinks, tips and personal expenses
  • 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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