Tour Code: ITT.LAOS03
Duration: 13 days 12 nights
Route: Vientian -> Nam Ngum -> Vang Vieng -> Xieng Khouang -> Xam Neua -> Vieng Xay -> Vientian
This trip, which takes you through the mountainous regions of northern Laos for a truly unique experience to come face to face with ethnic minority hill tribes. We will take you to distant hill tribe’s villages and see cottage industries and bartering in local markets. Primal rainforests, waterfalls, unusual rock formations and worshiping stones are just some of the scenic wonders waiting to be discovered. Included with your package is five days in Luang Prabang – enough time to appreciate the charm and tranquility of this hillside setting.
ITINERARY IN DETAIL
Day 01: Arrival Vientiane (L, D)
Arrival Vientiane, welcome and transfer to downtown for hotel check-in. Afternoon sightseeing Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Visit Ho Pra Keo, the Former Royal temple, transformedto the Museum. Visit Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple in Vientiane. Visit That Luang stupa the national monument and very important, symbolize both the Buddhist and the sovereignty of Lao Kingdom. Visit the Patuxay, Arc De Triomphe. Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 02: Vientiane – Nam Ngum (B, L, D)
Tours to Nam Ngum Lake (~ 80 km). On the way visit the salt distillation by traditional method at Ban Keun. Arrival Nam Ngum Lake, boat trip for one hour, exploring the beautiful Islands. Return to Vientiane on the way visit the archeological site of Vangxang and the Hmong market at km 52. Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 03: Vientiane – Vang Vieng (B, L, D)
Travels to Vang Vieng (~150 km) on the national road No. 13, visit to the caves Tam Chang and the villages in the other side of the Nam Song River. Visit the temples, overnight in the best available Nam Song hotel or similar in Vang Vieng.
Day 04: Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang (B, L, D)
Trips to Luang Prabang (~250 km), the world heritage city. Along the road visit the minority villages of Hmong, Kmu at Sala PhouKhoune, Kiew Kajamb. Arrival Luang Prabang, visit wat Mai and the Mont Phousi located in the center of the city, the sunset and the beautiful view of the city. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 05: Luang Prabang (B, L, D)
Sightseeing Luang Prabang, visit the Museum housed in the Former Royal Palace, visit wat Xieng Thong, the Royal temple the most beautiful in Luang Prabang. Visit wat Sene, wat Visounnalat, wat Ho Xieng, wat Phoutthabath Tai. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 06: Luang Prabang (B, L, D)
Cruise on the Mekong River to Pak Ou, the influence between the Mekong and the Nam Ou River. Visit the caves and the rice wine fermented village at Ban Sang Hai. Return to Luang Prabang visit the weaving village at Ban Phanom, the handicraft of Posa paper at Ban Sang Khong. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 07: Luang Prabang (B, L, D)
Transfer to Ban Long Lao, the Hmong village. Full day trek through the rice field, the forest, visit the Kuangsi waterfall and the village surrounding. After visit, transfer back to hotel.
Day 08: Luang Prabang (B, L, D)
Trekking on the other side of the Mekong at Ban Chiang Men, visit wat Long Khoune, trek to Ban Chane, the pottery village, and visit the caves. Return to hotel for the night.
Day 09: Luang Prabang – Xieng Khouang (B, L, D)
Transfer to airport for flight to Xieng Thong, upon arrival, visits the Plain of Jars No. 1 in Phonsavanh. Overnight Phonsavanh at Phou Pa Deng hotel or similar.
Day 10: Xieng Khoang (B, L, D)
Visit the Plain of Jars No.2 at Salato and No.3 at Lat Kai and visit Muang Khoune, the former capital of Xieng Khouang province, Wat Phiawat and That Foun stupa. Overnight Phou Pa Deng hotel or similar.
Day 11: Xieng Khouang – Sam Neua (B, L, D)
Drive Sam Neua (~250 km). On the way visit the cave Tam Piou, the Hmong villages along the road. Overnight in the best available guesthouse.
Day 12: Sam Neua – Vieng Xay (B, L, D)
Drive to Vieng Xay (~60 km), the former head quarter of Lao Revolutionary. Visit the caves of Lao leaders during American war. Return to SamNeua, overnight in the best available guesthouse.
Day 13: Sam Neua – Vientiane (B)
Return back to Vientiane for your departure flight. End of services.
TOUR PRICE IN DETAIL
|Private tour for (PAX)||3 star (USD/PAX)||4 star (USD/PAX)|
– A/C vehicle transfer with driver.
– Hotel accommodation in twin sharing room with daily breakfast.
– Sightseeing and entrance fee at all mentioned sites.
– Boat trip on Mekong Delta as program.
– English speaking local guide.
– Meal as stated in itinerary.
– Mineral water and wet tissue on the car (one/day/person)
– Travel insurance.
– An entry visa (if require).
– International & Domestic airfare & airport taxes
– Drinks in meals and mini bar as well.
– Personal expenses such as laundry, photos, and tel / fax fees
– Others not mentioned in the price above.
– Tips & gratitude for guide, porters & drivers.
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