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Must-sees of Laos

North & South, Culture & Discovery

TOUR CODE :  TR 1014

DEPARTURE / ARRIVAL : Luang Prabang / Luang Prabang (via Pakse)

DURATION : 14 days + 13 nights

TIME PERIOD : all year round

​GUIDING : english speaking guide 

PRIVATE GROUP : from 2 to 14 persons

HIGHLIGHTS :

  • must see of north & south

  • cruise on the Mekong

  • Luang Prabang (UNESCO)

  • 4000 islands

  • Bolavens plateau

  • Vat Phou (UNESCO)

  • homestay

  • visit of Buddhist temples, caves and waterfalls

  • authentic villages

PRICE PER PERSON : 2079 USD (group of 4 persons)

Decreasing according to the number of people

MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS TRIP

DAY 01

Arrival in Luang Prabang

Welcoming at Luang Prabang airport by the driver and transfer to the hotel. Free day to rest.

Meals : -, -, -  //  Night : charming hotel

Itinerary : Luang Prabang

Day without guide

DAY 02

Visit of Luang Prabang, its temples and markets

Guided cultural tour of the city by private vehicle: morning market, Royal Palace, main temples Vat Mai, Vat Sene, Vat Xiengthong, Vat Visoun. Walk through local markets and the shopping street. Climb up the 328 steps of Mount Phousi to admire the magnificent panorama. Visit of the night market.

Meals : B, L, -  //  Night : charming hotel

Itinerary : Luang Prabang

DAY 03

Right bank of the Mekong River and KuangSi Waterfall

Crossing the Mekong by boat. On the opposite bank, away from tourists, the atmosphere is totally different. Visit of a potery village as well as the old temples Vat Xiengmène, Vat Chomphet and Vat Longkhoun. In the afternoon, transfer to the breathtaking KuangSi waterfalls. Free time in this heaven-like place, relax, swim in the turquoise water, exploration of the surrounding jungle or visit of the bear rescue center.

Meals : B, L, -  //  Night : charming hotel

Itinerary : Luang Prabang - right Mekong bank -  KuangSi

DAY 04

Relaxing in the idyllic town of Nongkhiaw

Departure heading North by private minibus by countryside roads surrounded by landscapes of rice fields and mountains. On the way, visit of Tay Dam and Khamu tribe villages, some of which practice handicrafts. Arrival in the early afternoon in NongKhiaw. This small town is located on both banks of the NamOu River at the bottom of rocky mountains. Free time to relax and enjoy the sublime landscapes.

Meals : B, L, -  //  Night : resort along the river

Itinerary : Luang Prabang - Nongkhiaw

DAY 05

Immersion in the rural life of an ethnic tribe

Traditional wooden boat cruise to discover the NamOu valley and its ethnic villages. You can't get enough of these amazing landscapes that make all the splendor of Laos: bamboo sheaves, mountains and vertiginous cliffs ... Visit of a small weaving village, meetings with local people and discovery of the village of Muang Ngoy. Way back by boat to Nongkhiaw in the afternoon.

Meals : B, L, -  //  Night : resort along the river

Itinerary : Nongkhiaw - Muang Ngoy - authentic villages

Activities : 2h cruising

DAY 06

On the way to Pakbeng, small villages and great panoramas

Day on road towards Pakbeng through Oudomxay. This beautiful way crosses breathtaking mountain sceneries and authentic Tay Lue, Khamu and Hmong ethnic villages. Arrival in Pakbèng by the end of the day. Settlement at your hotel, then you can relax quietly on the banks of the Mekong.

Meals : B, L, -  //  Night : local hotel

Itinerary : Nongkhiaw - Oudomxay - Pakbeng

DAY 07

Mekong cruise

Day cruising on the Mekong on a traditional slow boat privatized to Luang Prabang. The river is dotted with mountains, large cliffs, and limestone rocks dug by the monsoon rains. On the way, visit of the famous PakOu caves which host thousands of Buddha statues. Arrival in Luang Prabang by the end of the afternoon.

Meals : B, L, -  //  Night : charming hotel

Itinerary : Pakbeng - PakOu - Luang Prabang

Activities : 7-8h cruising

DAY 08

First steps in the southern kingdom

Transfer to Luang Prabang airport and domestic flight to Pakse. In the afternoon, visit of Pakse: its local market, Vat SaLao, Vat Chomphet, Vat Luang and the banks of the Mekong.

Meals : B, L, -  //  Night : charming hotel

Itinerary : Luang Prabang - Pakse

Domestic flight not included (booking in option)

DAY 09

Ruins of a Khmer temple and cruising on the Mekong

Get on board of a local boat to go down the Mekong to Champasak, the ancient capital of the south. Visit of the fabulous site of Vat Phou, a temple on the mountain from the pre-Angkorian time period. Departure for the extreme south of Laos in the area of the 4000 islands. It dues its name because the Mekong becomes extremely wide and hosts many islands. On the way, visit of the pre-Angkorian site named Vat Tomô. Arrival at Done Khong.

Meals : B, L, -  //  Night : local hotel

Itinerary : Paksé – Vat Phou – Done Khong (Mékong islands)

Activities : 1h15 cruising

DAY 10

Visit of the island by bike

Relaxing day, bike ride on Khong Island (the largest of the Mekong islands). It's still a little paradise, away from the world, where local people are particularly welcoming and smiling. They like to share their time between fishing, rice harvesting and palm sugar making. It is a rural life, full of harmony, that you will discover by bike.

Meals : B, L, -  //  Night : local hotel

Itinerary : Done Khong and surroundings

Activities : cycling

DAY 11

Wooden boat cruise within the 4000 islands and Mekong waterfalls

Get on board of a traditional boat to the peaceful islands of Done Khone and Done Deth. Transfer to the waterfalls of Lippi (Somphamit) by local tuktuk or by foot. Canoe ride hoping to see the freshwater dolphins. Then, contemplation of the amazing waterfalls of the Mekong called KhonePhapheng. Here, the river is roaring and sumptuous. Way back by minivan on the island of DoneKhong.

Meals : B, L, -  //  Night : local hotel

Itinerary : Done Khong – Done Khone - PhaPheng – Done Khong

Activities : 1h30 cruising

DAY 12

Tea and coffee plantations of the Bolaven plateau

On the way to the Bolaven plateau, visit of villages of bamboo weavers and masks sculptors. Afternoon, discovery of the impressive waterfalls of Tad Fane (200m high), TadYeuang and coffee plantations.

Meals : B, L, -  //  Night : charming hotel

Itinerary : DoneKhong – Pakse – Café Sinouk Resort

DAY 13

Meeting with the southern ethnic groups

Day through the plateau of Bolavens via Thatèng and TadLô. Along the way, visit of ethnic minority villages living only in southern Laos. The landscapes are still beautiful. Arrival in Pakse in the afternoon, and transfer to the airport for the flight to Luang Prabang. Settlement at your hotel in town in Luang Prabang.

Meals : B, L, -  //  Night : charming hotel

Itinerary : Café Sinouk Resort - TadLô – PakSe – Luang Prabang

Domestic flight not included

DAY 14

Last moments in Laos

Free time until your transfer to the airport.

Meals : B, -, -  //  Night : not included

Itinerary : Luang Prabang - ...

Day without guide

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