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Laos At Glance

Tour code: 20180814-170

Start: 15-08-2018

Location starting: Laos

Time: 5 days

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5 days

Day 1: Arrival – Luang Prabang (N/A)

On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening is free for you to explore and get to know Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang                                                                                                       
Day 2: Luang Prabang – Living Land Farm – Half Day City Tour (B)

This morning we head out to Living Land Farm, a working community farm aprroximately 5kms outside the town. There you will learn all about the rice growing process and have an opportunity to participate in seasonal farm activities such as identifying viable rice seeds, ploughing with a buffalo, hand planting, weeding and harvesting rice and threshing rice seed.

This afternoon we head off on bicycles to see some of the highlights of Luang Prabang including a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts from the Royal period in Luang Prabang. Cycling on, we are seeing the city’s oldest temples, the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roof sweeping low to the ground, representing classical Lao architecture, the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham. 

We end the day by climbing up Mount Phousi to explore the sacred gilded stupa and to enjoy the panoramic view of the city and the sun setting over the Mekong River.  Descanting the mountain your will find yourself in the midst of the famous Luang Prabang Night Market, where you can find a unique selection of handmade textiles and handicrafts locally made by both ethnic Lao and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 3: Luang Prabang – Vientiane (B)

Free until transfer to airport for Vientiane. Arriving in Vientiane you will be transferred to your hotel for check in. Time permitting (depending on your arrival time). 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.

We will end up on the waterfront with it’s many restaurants, bars and Night Market for you to explore. Overnight in Vientiane

Day 4: Vientiane – Half Day City Tour (B)

This morning you have the option to continue our tour of Vientiane by bicycle, we will ride the capital taking in sites such Wat Ong Tue, Wat Inpeng and Wat Haisok, the main shopping district and Vientiane’s Central Market, Talad Sao.

Returning to the hotel your afternoon 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 Vientiane.

Day 5: Vientiane - 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.

Trip Inclusion

  • 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: As indicated in above itinerary = B, L, D

  • Gov’t taxs and service charges

  • Luggage handling

  • Drinking water

Trip Exclusions

  • Visas and Immigration fees on arrival

  • Domestic airticket

  • Int’l air tickets to/from Laos

  • Travel and/or Medical Insurance

  • Bicycle and local Tuk Tuk

  • Lunch or dinner unless stated in the itinerary

  • Single suppl. 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

Cancellation Policy

  • 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

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