BEST OF LAOS - 14 Days

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This is one of the complete journeys through Laos in 14 wonderful days. Beginning in the north and travelling south, you'll take in all the definitive sites, including the mysterious Plain of Jars, splendid Luang Prabang, and naturally stunning Vang Vieng. You'll take in Vientiane, Laos' relaxed capital, ancient Phou Asa, and UNESCO-protected Champasak.

 

Include

  • Meals where mentioned (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
  • Drink water 2 bottle/ day/person & tissues
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Private transfer with A/C
  • Full day Boat Trip and Zip line in Vang Vieng Join In Group Tour
  • Half day Jeep tour join in group
  • 3 Star Accommodation, shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • Domestic Flights (Luang Prabang – Pakse)
  • Entrance fees, boat trip, performance & excursions

 

Exclude

  • Laos Visa
  • Tipping & personal expenses
  • International flights & departure taxes
  • Peak season or public holidays surcharge
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year
  • Other services not mention in the itinerary
  • Drinks, other than water on activity days
  • Travel insurance

 

Welcome to Laos’s capital. Asia Paradise Travel tour guide will pick you up and transfer to the city center. (Room available from 14.00PM)

Later today, you can easy take a short walking-tour on your own strolling around the city sights and observing the evening sunset along the Mekong Riverside.

Meals: N/A

Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane.

 

Your morning is dedicated to seeing the capital. First up is a visit to Wat Sisaket, the only temple to be left intact after the Siamese invasion in 1828.

A photo stop will be made at Wat Phra Keo, before moving on to the Patuxai monument - also called Anousavari. Next you will go to climb the Arc De Triomphe of Laos, Patuxai for fantastic panoramic views. Continue on to That Luang, the holiest place in Laos, and Wat Si Muang, the most popular and venerated temple in Vientiane. You can also visit Talat Sao, the morning market, for a bit of souvenir buying (silk and silver jewellery are good bets) and an insight into daily life for the people of Vientiane.

Complete your morning with a visit to the excellent COPE exhibition centre, highlighting the Lao people's continued day-to-day struggle with the unexploded ordnance as a result of heavy bombing campaigns during the Vietnam War era.

Afternoon transfer to Vang Vieng, check in the hotel and free on your own.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Vang Vieng

 

Breakfast at the hotel then you will start with a 15km ride north to the first cave, Tham Xang (Elephant Cave), the cave lies on the banks of the Nam Song River. Our guide will provide to you the information about history of the caved and temple, from thousands of years ago to more tales of recent decades. Experience the local life of Laos’ farm and also walking through the rice fileds. Reaching the cool spring water where you will have change to swim or go tubing up to 500 meters inside the cave.

And then walk to enjoy with our free BBQ lunch at our small private hut in the middle of green rice filed, its best position to see green scenery rice filed and the mountains surround, after lunch walk back to the truck, and drives to Ban Vieng sa mai, the kayak starting point in dry season. Where river kayaking guide trains and gives you the paddle instructions before paddling downstream Nam Song river to many small funny rapids and enjoy seeing the scenery of the incredible mountain karts along both side of the river to Zip line at Tham None to have the rest and enjoy green scenery around on the top of Phar none view point, and then a guide learns you the Zip line instructions, you’ll be so fun with flying over the forest 1292 m (6lines, 1bridge) around Phar None, After this we then continue kayaking downstream back to Vang Vieng before the sun set.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Vang Vieng

 

After breakfast, we embark on the 7 to 8 hours’ journey by car to Phonsavan.

En-route, you will have time to enjoy the beautiful scenery and spectacular view of Lao’s mountains and visit some hill-tribe villages. Here, you will have chance to learn more about the customs and traditional life style of the locals.

Afternoon today we arrive at Phonsavan, the capital of the Xieng Khoung province.

This is the gateway to the Plain of Jars, also a town that has been totally rebuilt after it was destroyed during the secret war in Laos.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Xieng Khuang

 

Following breakfast at the hotel, we transfer out to visit the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered throughout the plateau.

 

En route to the site you will visit villages of the H’mong minority people where you can learn about the communities and their way of life. You also spend time with the MAG (Mine Advisory Group) Centre in Phonsavan to learn about the valuable work.

 

Continue on to Muang Khoun, the old capital of Xieng Khoung. This area was heavily bombed during the Indochina War and the more recent Vietnam War from across the border. Take time to visit former French settlements and the temple of Wat Phia Wat.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Xieng Khuang

 

In the morning, you will depart your trip by land to Luang Prabang- the former capital of Laos. It will take you around 7 hours to reach Heritage City. En-route, you will have time to enjoy spectacular view of Lao’s mountains and visit some hill-tribe villages. Here, you will have chance to learn more about the customs and traditional life style of the locals. A short break for lunch at Sala Phoukhou, after lunch we continue driving to Luang Prabang via Road 13 whilst enjoying the beautiful landscape of Laos.

Arrival Luang Prabang in the afternoon, check in the hotel and free on your own to visit to the Night Market, where you can browse through a lovely selection of handmade textiles.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

 

You are recommended to get up early, around 5.30 to 6.30am to visit Vat Nong temple. Here, you will witness The Tak Bat ceremony ("TAK BAT" means giving alms to monks). In this ceremony, from the early morning Thai people go to the temple and bring food with them. They are filling monks’ bowl with food such as rice, soft drinks, cakes and so on… This ceremony happens in peaceful and respectful atmosphere. That’s why we recommend that you should wear decent clothing when watching the rituals or if you want to save this moment, you should take photos from a distance to show your respect.

Another choice that you could make is visiting a monk school in the city. This will be a great chance for those who are interested in monastery because you will have time to talk with young monks, learn about their daily life.

After your breakfast at the National Museum - where remains a collection of personal artifacts of the royal family, including photos, musical instruments…, you will start your city tour. In this tour, you will visit some most famous temples of the city. Highlights include:

One of the largest and most richly decorated of the temples in Luang Prabang is Wat Mai and Wat Visoun. The next is Wat Xieng Thong or Temple of the Royal City- one of the most important of Lao monasteries and remains a significant monument to the spirit of religion, royalty and traditional art.

The last one you will visit in this morning is Arts and Ethnology Centre.

In the afternoon, you will Ban Xangkhong and Ban Xienglek- the weaving and textile villages. Here, you will have time to explore traditional handicrafts, admire diverse and unique products made by skillful hands of artisan. After that, you will return to town to visit a monk school. To finish a long day, you will climb Mount Phousi to enjoy spectacular panoramic view of the city at sunset.

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.

 

After breakfast, you will be transfer to the Pier then board on a traditional Long Tail boat and take a leisurely cruise upstream and enjoying the refreshments served on Cruise.

After two hours upstream from the centre of Luang Prabang, you will discover the numerous Buddha images at Pak Ou Caves.

Then continue upriver and you will reach Kamu Lodge around noon. After a refreshing welcome drink you can check into your tents with attached modern bathroom amenities and facilities. Your lunch will be served in an airy Sala, it settled in the middle of rice paddy fields.

Enjoy your Lunch then you will have options to relax or take part in the rice planting and harvesting in surrounding rice fields, or gold panning in the Mekong (anything you find is Yours!), traditional fishing techniques, another option will be visited the Kamu village, archery contest.

Dinner also included with style of Kamu trible standard.

After dinner, retire to your tent.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: in the Tent

 

After breakfast, you will enjoy the lodge and local life.

Enjoy lunch and then you will be transfer by Boat back to Luang Prabang.

Later today, you will be on your own.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

 

Breakfast at the hotel and relax, later today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Pakse.

13h.00pm: Arrival at B. Beng stop for Car changing from Minivan to the Jeep then take the road 30 minutes to Tad Moun water fall.

13h.30pm: Visit Tad Moun waterfall and picnic lunch + relaxing or swimming time 1hrs.

14h.30pm: Continue driving to MMC coffee farm 1 hrs. on the vegetable field & bumpy + muddy road in raining season but you will enjoy with the adventure Jeep tour!

15h.30pm: Arrival at MMC Coffee farm.  

Mr. khamsone will take 1hrs to demonstration about coffee Roasting steps and finishing by a coffee cupping to Savor the different kind of coffee (Robusta, Arabica and the Typical).

16h.30pm: Transfer to Paksong 13km/30 minutes.

17h.00pm: Arrival at Paksong then stop for car changing from Jeep to the Minivan and End off service.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Pakse

 

After breakfast, transfer by road to UNESCO world Heritage Site, Wat Phou a spectacular pre-Angkorian temple.  Return to Champassak, driving through streets lined with French colonial buildings.

After lunch, a short stop at Ban Nong Bune will give you the opportunity to observe wood carvers at work before continuing to Ban Kiet Ngong a small Lao village where you will visit the Elephant Center.

This tour program was developed to provide the local villagers with a sustainable tourism project from which they can profit. Continue on to Khong Island, the biggest island in south Laos and then start of the 4000 Islands Region.

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodations: Hotel in Khong Island.

 

After breakfast village local guide and boatman will meet 9:00AM and pick up at hotel reception before start explore Siphandon by boat to visit lowland Lao villager and the local family are traditional homemade Rice paper and Rice noodles. Then visit Ban Thapho are farmer and fisherman village to see local people are making Farmer hats with Palm leaves and here where you see Lao men do cock fighting games after that continue by boat and short walk cross Don Loppadee and Don Thorlathee islands to visit local villager who are weaving Bamboo baskets and Enjoy Lunch at local family house. Afternoon continue Don Xang and Don Tan islands to visit beautiful village temples and learn about Theravada Buddhism mixed Hindu in the Khmer region before return by Sunset cruise back to Don Khong the biggest island in 4000 Islands Southern Laos.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Khong Island

 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before cruising by boat and driving to Khone Phapeng waterfall, which spans 14km across the width of the mighty Mekong River, is listed as the world's widest waterfall, it’s still quite impressive, especially during the rainy season when the water is running fast and furious.

Transfer to Pakse and check in the hotel. Free at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Pakse

 

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: N/A

 

PRIVATE TOUR COST: Prices in US dollars per person in double sharing room

From 05 Jan to 30 Apr 2019 & 01 Oct 2019 to 30 Apr 2020 (except 12-16 Apr 2019 & 2020)

Group size

2 Persons

4 Persons

6 Persons

Single Supple

Land Tour/pp

1,708

1,224

1,022

Contact Us

 1 Flight/pp

180

180

180

 

Total/pp

1,888

1,404

1,202

 

 

 

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