Visiting Laos capital city where many acient monuments and stupas. Up there in Luang Prabang, you experience the ancient kingdom of Laos where traditionally remain uncharged in century. Perhaps drop a text book to local kid and support local community at Ban Khia Luang Big Brother Mouse. Take a boat trip along the Mekong River. Sunset experience on top of Mount Phousi and all you desire.
Day 1. Arrival Vientiane
On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at you leisure to relax. Overnight in Vientiane
Day 2. Vientiane Full day city tour – Luang Prabang
After breakfast, we explore Vientiane capital by visiting the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of , 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 Triomphe.In the afternoon we continue visiting the rest of Vientiane by foot, including Wat Ong Teu, Wat Inpeng and Wat Haysok. We pass by the major shopping area continuing to the Vientiane Central Market of Talad Sao and Talad Kouadin where various goods are displayed for sale; including fresh food, household goods, souvenirs, textiles, gold, silver and antiques. We then transfer to the airport for your late afternoon flight to Luang Prabang. Here you will be met and transferred to your hotel, where you have the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 3. Luang Prabang – Big Brother Mouse – Ban Khia Luang – Pak Ou Caves
The day starts with a visit to the Big Brother Mouse shop to select some books for the village visit. We then head north by car along route 13, before taking an unpaved road to Ban Khia Luang village. We then have ample time to visit the school, play with the kids and watch them enjoy their new books. We also take some time to explore the rest of the village, where you can see weaving and visit the local temple. We stop for lunch at the village, which can either be a western picnic lunch, or traditional Lao food such as sticky rice, laap and fresh vegetables cooked by the villagers.
After lunch we say good bye to the village and drive to Ban Khoklin, which takes us through some beautiful scenery of mountains and paddy fields. At Ban Khoklin we then board a private boat down the Nam Ou River for 30 minutes to Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. And continue down the Mekong River back to Luang Prabang, arriving back there by late afternoon. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 4. Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfalls and Ban Chan
Today we cross the Mekong River by boat, to the picturesque village of Ban Chan, a pottery village. We then visit the morning Phousi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, a Hmong village, Ban Ou a Laoloum village and Ban Thapene, a Khmu village. This then takes us to the beautiful Kuang si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. We then return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon. Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 5. Luang Prabang departure
Depending on your flight, you may have time at leisure before you will be transferred to the airport in time for your departing flight. End of Classic Laos.
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Tour price included:
- Transportation in private
- Accommodation in twin shared room
- Boat trip as stated in above sights
- English speaking guide
- Admission fee to indicated sights
- Meals: daily breakfast at hotel
Tour price excluded:
- Visa stamping fee on arrival
- Int’l air tickets to/from Laos
- Domestic airticket as stated only
- Travel Insurance in all kinds
- Lunch or dinner unless where stated
- Book Big Brother mouse
- Other foreign language guide
- Peak tourist season or special event rates
- Tip, drinks and other personal expenses