Tour code: 20180810-132
Location starting: Laos
Time: 5 days - 4 nights
Visiting speepy Laos capital city where many ancient momuments and stupas Up there in Luang Prabang, you experience the ancient kingdom of Laos where traditionally remain uncharged in century. Perhaps drop a text book to local kid and support local community at some remote poverty villages to help kids and local villagers. Take a boat trip along the Mekong River. Sunset experience on top of mount Phousi and all you desire.
Day 1: Arrival – Vientiane (N/A)
On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is your relaxation or exploration around the town. Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 2: Vientiane – Full Day City Tour – Luang Prabang (B)
This morning’s city tour. You are seeing the major temples of Vientiane including the oldest, Wat Sisaket, with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. We also visit the national icon of Laos, That Luang Stupa, stopping along the way to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph, from there you visit COPE Center. The COPE was created in response to the need to provide UXO survivors with the care and support they required, namely by way of orthotic and prosthetic devices. This museum was set after in 1997 to help covering the victim during Indochina war. Returning to the hotel your evening is free to relax or take in some more sights of Vientiane and enjoy the sunset over a few drinks on the riverfront. Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 3: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves - Xiengmene (B)
Today we embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, stopping at Ban Xiengmene, Wat Long Khun and the limestone cave of Tham Sakkarin.
Following a picnic lunch we continue our boat journey the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. These caves are an ancient pilgrimage site and contain thousands of gold lacquered Buddha images left there over hundreds of years.
Returning to Luang Prabang you have the option of visiting Ban Xiengkek and Ban Xangkhong where villagers making jute paper and continue to visit the textile village of Phanom, a small village known for its hand weaving or returning to your hotel to relax. Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 4: Luang Prabang – Khouangsi Waterfall (B)
After breakfast we begin our journey to Khouangsi Waterfall stopping along the way to visit the morning Phousi Market, this where all the locals of Luang Prabang come to do their daily shopping. You will see a variety of local foodstuffs and products including dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, fish, vegetables and fruit, everything needed for daily life in Laos.
On arrival at the Khouangsi Waterfall you will have the opportunity to cool off with a refreshing swim in the topaz pools below the falls, walk along the forest trails and visit the Bear Sanctuary.
Returning to Luang Prabang your afternoon is free to explore or relax at the hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 5: Luang Prabang – Departure (B)
Depending on your flight, you may have time at leisure before you will be transferred to the airport in time for your departing flight.
Accommodation in twin shared basis
Private, Airconditioned Transport
Boat trips as stated in the itinerary
English speaking guide
Admission fees to sites stated in the itinerary
Meals: daily breakfast at hotel
Gov’t taxs and service charges
Visas and Immigration fees on arrival
Int’l air tickets to/from Laos
Travel and/or Medical Insurance
Lunch or dinner unless stated in the itinerary
Single room accommodation (quoted separately)
Child or adult in triple share accommodation
Foreign language guides other than English
Peak Season or Special Events Surcharges
Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
No Show = 100 % charge
1-7days = 50 % of the tour price
8-14days = 30 % of the tour price
15-30 days = 10 % of the tour price
31 days up = no charge