Laos Discovery

3,418 USD - 2,550 USD (min 2 person - max 10 person)
11 days - 10 nights
Throughout Laos
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TRIP HIGHLIGHT

  • Head into the unknown with this adventure through northern Laos
  • Explore the capital of Vientiane, you’ll make a beeline for the north - widely considered as having some of the most dramatic scenery and fascinating culture in the whole of Laos
  • Riding elephant in the quite villages
  • The hilltop tribe visits, and there’s ample opportunity to visit these remote communities as you make your way from Luang Namtha to Muang Sing
  • Stops at the Ban Lao Neu, Kui Sang and Akha Pu Li tribes
  • Chance to check out the capital, Vientiane, and its many charms for a day before ending the trip

ITINERARY

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INCLUSION

  • 10 nights hotel | twin or double shared room
  • Daily breakfast, 09 lunches, 04 dinners
  • Private transportation
  • Excellent English speaking guide
  • Domestic air ticket VTE - LXG
  • Boat trip fees
  • Entrance fees according to the program
  • Mineral water

DAY BY DAY

Meet on arrival and you are welcome to Vientiane, the city of the moon - an ancient city, situated on the bend on the left bank of the Mekong as the largest city and the capital of Laos. Transfer to hotel for check-in. In the afternoon, we take a sightseeing tour of Vientiane, to visit religious museums of Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple to have been survived from the Siamese war of 1828 and its cloister contains more than 8000 Buddha statues; Wat Ho Prakeo, the former home-temple of the Emerald Buddha statue or Pra Keo, but today it contains a collection of Buddha statues, antiques and all artifacts found in around Vientiane; That Luang Stupa, the single most important monument in Laos, which was built to cover the original small stupa containing a piece of the chest bone of Buddha; Patouxay (Arch de Triumph), built quite recently in commemoration of those who died during the wars in the past and it is today as the landmark of Vientiane and overnight in Vientiane



Meals: N/A

Included: Airport pick up, tour guide, accommodation, entrance fees.

Breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for departure by QV flight to Luang Namtha, a land of rugged mountains, pristine forests, and rich river plains with over 20 ethnic groups, making it the most ethnically diverse province in Laos . Upon arrival at Luang Namtha airport , our guide will accompany you to your hotel for check- in and then continued visit Luang Namtha provincial museum and drive outskirt of town to visit Ban Nam Leu , a small village of Lane Tane hill tribe and also visit Ban Thongchai Neua , a silk weaving village of Tai dam after then return to town for your day free at leisure and overnight in Luang Namtha.



Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Included: Meals, transportation, tour guide, accommodation, entrance fees.

Following breakfast, we head north by car about 3-4hrs to Muang Sing, a small town near Laos-China border where there are more hill tribes to be seen and there also are lots of interesting villages of various ethnic groups such as Hmong, Aka…that we may visit en route after check-in at Phu Iu Resort andenjoy your lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, We continue to drive to near China border area and visit villages of Ikor or Aka ethnic group as well as a village of Yao hill tribe where you will learn more traditional way of rural life with their fascinating culture of these people. Dinner is at a local restaurant and overnight Muang Sing.



Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Included: Meals, transportation, tour guide, accommodation, entrance fees.

After early breakfast, it will be another highlight day to take a drive about 2-3 hrs to visit villages of various types of Aka hill tribe on the way to Xiengkok, a small village for the check point on the Mekong to Burma It is quite easy to see lots of ethnic Aka people , walking along the road , arrive at Xiengkok village where we will have lunch at local restaurant and tae a view of Burma on the other side of the Mekong river then return to Muang Sing in the late afternoon , the rest of your day is free at leisure . Dinner and overnight in Muang Sing.



Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Included: Meals, transportation, tour guide, accommodation, entrance fees.

Early morning visit Muangsing morning market, where there are lots of Aka people, who bring their forestry products to sell and also buy their necessary goods back home. After breakfast at the hotel, it is time to say good bye to Muang Sing and drive back to Luang Namtha then continued about 4-5hours drive to Oudom Xay province. A good stop off point N or S surrounded by hills linking China, Vietnam, Luang Prabang and Pakbeng, even it was razed during the war en route there are more ethnic groups and minority villages such as Hmong , Khmu that we can be visited then arrive at Oudom Xay then transfer you to Muang La Resort for check- in after a long day drive. Dinner and overnight at Muang La.



Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Included: Meals, transportation, tour guide, accommodation, entrance fees.

Set off in the morning by 4x4 for Pak Khai; this pleasant 15 mins. transfer takes you through some magnificent views over the Nam Pak River, terraced rice fields and many small villages. On your arrival, you trek starts on small winding tracks which snake their way through the forest. You have the opportunity to meet the local farmers working in the rice fields and learn how they cultivate their land, fish and hunt for small game. You continue into the forest and after 1½ hours, you reach the village of Ban Phavie, a beautiful Khmu village sitting on top of a hill. Your trek continues after lunch to cooling waterfalls where you can relax in the clear water cascade lulled by the gentle breeze ( if the weather permits) dinner and overnight at the Resort. (Activities in the afternoon are accompanied by an English-speaking guide from the Resort)



Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Included: Meals, transportation, tour guide, accommodation, entrance fees.

After breakfast, it is also interesting visit the morning market in town, where some Hmong hill tribe people come to sell and buy things there, before we head south by car about 5-6 hours to Luang Prabang, the ancient first capital of Lane Xang kingdom, the center of religious life in Laos and today the World Heritage city. We also stop to relax and take our lunch at local restaurant then continued drive to Luang Prabang before arriving , We en route stop to at Ban Pak Ou, a village opposite of Pak Ou cave in the side of a lime stone cliff and opposite of the mouth of the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers. The sanctuaries at Pak Ou consist of two large caves, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images, which range from mere centimeter to two meters in height. We cross the Mekong river by small ferry boat to visit the Pak Ou caves and then cross back to Ban Pakou to continue drive to reach Luang Prabang in the late afternoon and transfer to your hotel for check- in and the rest of your day is free at leisure and overnight in Luang Prabang.



Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Included: Meals, transportation, tour guide, accommodation, entrance fees.

Breakfast at hotel, take a sightseeing tour of the sacred city of temples, of which nearly fifty still remain in the town and surrounding areas. visit the National Museum, the former Royal Palace which houses the collection of valuables including the famous Prabang Buddha statue, gifts received from foreign dignitaries…etc…; Visit Wat Visoun, the 16th century temple served as a small museum for religious artifacts; Wat Aham, the early 19th century temple, whose two guardian figures at the foot of the steps which represent two characters from the Ramayana - Hanuman, the Monkey God and a fierce Yaksa; drive outskirts of town to visit Ban Xangkhong, the well-known village for its wood papers and also Lao silk weavings with natural dyes . In afternoon . we continue to visit Wat Xiengthong, the 16th century temple, which more than any temples in Luang Prabang, epitomizes all the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang architecture, then climbing up Phousi Hill, the 328 steps leads to the summit of Phousi Hill that dominates the sky-line of Luang Prabang overlooking the finest panoramic view in the whole Luang Prabang after then explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by the local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.



Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Included: Meals, transportation, tour guide, accommodation, entrance fees.

Return to the hotel for your breakfast, after then we take a drive (28km South) to visit Kuangsi Waterfall, which, though not very high, is spectacular and really beautiful with its green surroundings as the preserved National park. We stop en-route, stop to visit a fresh produced market namely Talad Phosy, where most of your food come from and also visit Ban Na Oune, a small village of Hmong hill-tribe group. Just before arriving at Kuangsi waterfall, there is another village of Khmu minority group, Ban Tha Pane Our picnic lunch is served at the shady park nearby Kuangsi waterfall. There is plenty of time for relaxing and a swim in cool water, before we head back to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon and the rest of your day is free at leisure.



Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Included: Meals, transportation, tour guide, accommodation, entrance fees.

08:30 - 09:00 am. Departure from your Hotel in Luang Prabang town. Pick up by our English speaking tour guide. Arrival at the Elephant Village. Welcome and greeting by our Camp Manager and participate in short briefing. Ride the Elephant. Enjoy the impressive experience of approx. 1.5 hours elephant ride on the Howdah (Elephant seat) to the Elephant Jungle Camp. Enjoy approx. I.S hours walk through a unique natural jungle valley with limestone cascades. Lunch will be provided at the Elephant Jungle Camp (Picnic lunchbox and drinking water). Tad Sae Waterfall visit. Boat trip on the Khan River. Take a short boat trip from the Tad Sae Waterfall to our Elephant Village. Depart back to Luang Prabang town and drop offat your Hotel/GH, between 03:00 and 04:00 pm.



Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Included: Meals, transportation, tour guide, accommodation, entrance fees.

After breakfast, you have a free morning for last chance to shop and visit local sights by own, before our guide and car transfer you to the Luang Prabang airport for departure to next destination.



Meals: Breakfast

Included: Meals, airport drop off, tour guide.

ACCOMMODATION

Villa Maly

Salana Boutique Hotel

Phou Lu III Bungallow

Muang La Lodge

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