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A Colorful Glimpse Of Laos Excursion Tour / 5 days

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A Colorful Glimpse Of Laos Excursion Tour / 5 days

A colorful glimpse of Laos Excursion is great trip that you should not miss. Luang Prabang brings to you tranquil feeling in strange. You will be impressed by the Buddhist Alms Giving Ceremony which often takes place at the sunrise time. You will see the ritual and have a chance to join in by kneeling down to offer your gift to the monks with rice, fresh fruit and traditional sweet snacks. Many ancient temples is at first glimpse with unique architecture that attract you to explore and walking around Luang Prabang is also good way to observe the daily activities of local people in here  and the monk community. Khouangsi waterfall is also place you should visit to integrate yourself in fresh water with hearing the beautiful sound of bird or you can relax in the shade of tree to see other people jumping in and out of water. Taking the boat to visit Pak Ou Caves is great experience you should try to see the Buddha Statues combining stop at Bang Xang Hai Village nearby the caves to see the local wine production and try it. Travelling in Vientiane leads you to see many ancient pagodas and temples including Prakeo, Wat Sisaket, That Luang…Especially, Nam Ngum Lake is exciting place to see the beautiful scenery over the Num Ngun River and the green valley and spectacular lake. Let take it to touch to magic moments!

Duration:  5 days / 4 nights

Itinerary in brief:

Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival & City Tour

Day 2: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave - Khouangsi Waterfall (B L)

Day 3: Luang Prabang – take flight to Vientiane & City Tour ( B L)

Day 4: Vientiane – Nam Ngum Lake - Vientiane (B L)

Day 5: Vientiane  Departure (B)

Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival & City Tour

Depending on your arrival flight time, our guide and driver pick you up at the airport and transfer you to centrally located hotel. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. After a short rest, you visit The National Museum (close Tuesday) at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign and the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai. You then ascent up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, you explore the night market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by the local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Inclusion: Transport, E.S guide, Entrance fee, Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 2: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou – Khouangsi Waterfall(B L)

AM: This morning you may want to wake up early and participate in the daily early morning ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black Alms-giving bowls being given offerings from the local people, including the ubiquitous sticky rice. Have breakfast at hotel. Then our guide picks up you at hotel to enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. Then you board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims.  Along the way, you stop at the small village of Ban Xanghai, where the local rice wine is distilled. Have lunch at restaurant.

PM:  This afternoon, you  continue your excursion toward Khouangsi Waterfall, en route, you visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, Hmong Village, Ban Ou, Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene, Khmu Village, then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest trails. The Khouangsi Waterfall setting really illustrates paradise. You return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon and continue to Ban Xangkhong, a village well known for silk hand weaving and for traditional Saa Paper making. You return to the city by late evening to observe the sunset at Wat Phabath. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Inclusion: Transport, E.S guide, Local Boat, Entrance fee, Breakfast, Lunch, Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 3: Luang Prabang – Take flight to Vientiane & City Tour (B L)

AM: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning, you have free and leisure time to relax at hotel or explore Luang Prabang by your own way. Then our driver picks up you at hotel and drop you off airport  for flight to Vientiane. Vientiane is a charming and fascinating capital, with an interesting mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and American influences. On arrival at the Vientiane Capital, you will be met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. Have lunch at restaurant.

PM: After your own lunch, you start visiting the major sights of the capital; including the Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. En route to Lao’s national precious heritage, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you will have the opportunity to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Overnight in Vientiane.

Inclusion: Transport, E.S guide, Entrance fee, Breakfast,  Lunch, Domestic Flight Ticket, Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 4: Vientiane – Nam Ngum Lake – Vientiane (B L)

AM: Have breakfast at hotel. Then you head out of the city and take the way to Nam Ngum lake, a huge reservoir created by damming the Nam Ngum River and stop along the way at Hmong market and then visit Vang Xang before arrival at the lake, you embark on a long tail boat visiting fisherman villages in varied islets. Then you visit some beautiful islets and take a short walk to explore the lifestyle of the local fishermen. Have lunch on the way.

PM: On return, perhaps you might experience gambling at legal Lao casino located in the valley where you can enjoy an ideal landscape for anyone seeking for an overview of lake when the heat becomes unbearable in city. You return to Vientiane and stopping over at Ban Keun, which is famous for its salt extraction plant and arrived Vientiane by late evening. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight in Vientiane

Inclusion: Transport, English guide, Entrance fee, Breakfast, Lunch, Local Boat, Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 5: Vientiane Departure (B)

Have breakfast at hotel. This morning, you have free time to relax and more walking around streets for more exploration. Depend on your flight time; the driver drops you off the airport for taking flight departure. End of tour.

Inclusion: Transport, Breakfast.

Price: USD/person 

Size of group

1 per

2 pers

3 - 4 pers

5 - 8 pers

9 - 12 pers

Single supplement

Hotel 3 stars

1138

669

562

497

457

150

Hotel 4 stars

1342

793

687

621

581

229

Hotel 5 stars

1882

1046

940

874

834

516

Included: All mentioned in itinerary details. Meals: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) & Dinner (D). 

Excluded: Visa fee, personal expenses, international air ticket & other services not mention above in detail itinerary.

Hotel Information:

Place

Rate

Name of the Hotel

Room

Vientiane

3 Stars

Sengtawan Hotel Riverside

Deluxe View

4 Stars

Laos Plaza

Plaza Floor

5 Stars

Settha Palace Hotel

Deluxe

Luang Prabang

3 Stars

Villa Pumalin

Deluxe

4 Stars

Villa Santi Hotel

Deluxe

5 Stars

Satri House Hotel

Deluxe

Note:

  • Price for 01 person includes single supplement already.
  • Single Supplement means the single using his/her own room.
  • Price for airfare tickets just is valid until 01st March, 2015. When you have booking, we will check the price again.

What to bring: Passport, towels, swimsuits, toiletries, change of clothes, sun block, sunglasses, hat, insect repellent & camera.

Related tours: Explore Luang Prabang Heritage, The Deeply Impressive Laos Excursion, Laos Classic Journey, Essential Discovery of Laos, Laos Overland Experience, please contact us for more information.