HOIAN ANCIENT TOWN
LAOS ESSENTIAL - 11 DAYS / 08 NIGHTS (LA-ES01)
- Theme’s program
Visits of the most popular sites, highlights of Laos, nature, meet the locals.
- The Must-Sees
Luang Prabang and Vientiane are two cities which are worth the trip for their cultural and historic sites. You will discover nice waterfalls such as Kuang Si and Phasouay as well as different ethnic minorities.
- What will you do during your trip?
During the trip, you will have the opportunity to taste local delicacies, to visit cultural sites as temples, pagodas and local markets. You will discover the most popular sites such as Luang Prabang, Kuang Si waterfalls, Vientiane, the ruins of Wat Phu, some ethnic villages and the authenticity of the Khong Island, located on the Mekong Delta.
- Useful information
For you, we have chosen nice hotels downtown. During the tour, you will experience horse-drawn carriage, boat ride, a domestic flight, the coach, elephant ride, walks, etc.
We provide an English speaking tour guide skilled in group management.
DAY 1 : YOUR CITY Flight LUANG PRABANG
Departure at your own expense from the airport of your choice; registration formalities for the flight to Luang Prabang.
Dinner and night on board.
DAY 2 : LUANG PRABANG
At your arrival to Luang Prabang airport you will be welcomed by your English speaking tour-guide and transferred to the city. Lunch at local restaurant.
Visit of the two oldest temples in the city : Wat Aham and Wat Xienthong and the stupa Melon located down Phousi Mount, emblematic hill of the town.
Enjoy the sunset at the top of the Mount and visit its temple. Discover the night market which is full of crafts objects.
Dinner at local restaurant. Night at hotel.
DAY 3 : LUANG PRABANG / PAK OU / LUANG PRABANG
This day is devoted to the visit the sacred caves of Pak Ou. Embark on a boat heading to the caves and on the way you will stop at a village which produces local whiskey. You will observe the distillation of Lao Lau, local rice alcohol. Visit Wat Wat and Longkhoun Chomphet temples which are among the oldest temples in the city.
Pursuit of the cruise and arrival to the caves, holding more than a thousand images of Buddha. Lunch at a local restaurant. Way back to Luang Prabang by road with a stop at the village of Ban Xangkhong known for its weaving workshop and then stop in Mulberry village specialized in printing.
Dinner in a restaurant in town. Night at hotel.
DAY 4 : LUANG PRABANG / KUANG SI / LUANG PRABANG
In the early morning, head to the city center to watch the Buddhist monks collect offerings from local people.
After the ceremony, you will be transferred to your hotel for the breakfast. Road to the Kuang Si Waterfalls through the authentic Laotian countryside with a stop at the village of Ban Naouan populated by Hmong ethnic minority. Lunch at local restaurant near the falls.
You will have free time to admire the beautiful waterfalls and take a swim in the natural pool formed by the falls. At the end of the afternoon we will head back to Luang Prabang.
Dinner at a local restaurant. Night at the hotel
DAY 5 : LUANG PRABANG Flight VIENTIANE
Walk around in the local market full of regional products and visit the former Royal Palace. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Vientiane. Arrival in the Laotian capital, transfer to the hotel. Lunch at a local restaurant.
You will visit "The That Luang Stupa": it was erected in 1566 by the king Setthathirat on an oldest stupa. Both sanctuary and national emblem of the city, it is a great golden stupa with three square terraces. At the end of the day, stroll along the Mekong to watch the beautiful sunset.
Dinner at local restaurant. Night at hotel
DAY 6 : VIENTIANE
Half day dedicated to a city tour and its temples : Wat Sisaket, Wat Phrakeo and Wat Thadluang all as beautiful as each other. Following by the visit of the Patu Xay Triumphal arch which is the symbol of the city. Lunch at a local restaurant. Drive to the famous Buddha Park and its many statues, in particular an impressive reclining Buddha.
Back to Vientiane and dinner in a restaurant in town. Night at the hotel.
DAY 7 : VIENTIANE Flight to PAKSE / TAD LO / PAKSE
Transfer to the airport and flight to Pakse. Welcome by your guide and drive to Tad Lo in Bolaven Plateau via the road known as "Coffee Route", coffee culture is very common in Bolaven Plateau where the climate is appropriate. Lunch on the road.
After lunch, back on the road, stop in Tad Fan falls and visit surrounding villages populated by minority ethnic group. Breathtaking landscapes and unusual encounters with the locals. Back to Pakse.
Dinner at a local restaurant. Night at hotel.
DAY 8 : PAKSE / CHAMPASACK / KHONG ISLAND
Road to Champasack to visit the ruins of Wat Phu, Khmer ruins from 11th century and considered as the largest Khmer site after Angkor. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Road to Khong Island with a stop on the way to see the impressive Phasouay waterfalls and Alak and Katou ethnic villages. Arrival to Khong Island on the Mekong and transfer to the hotel.
Dinner at a local restaurant. Night at the hotel.
DAY 9 : KHONG ISLAND / PAKSE
Free time to stroll around the island and why not visit islands nearby, there are about 4,000 islands and islets in this part of the Mekong.
Lunch at your expense.
In the afternoon, way back to Pakse with a stop at Phou Asa for an elephant ride, unforgettable experience.
Dinner at a local restaurant. Night at the hotel.
DAY 10 : PAKSE Flight YOUR CITY
Free time to shop, according to your flight schedule. Lunch at your own expense.
Transfer to the airport for your return flight, registration formalities and boarding.
Dinner and overnight on board.
DAY 11 : YOUR CITY
Breakfast on board.Arrival to your city.
Tailor-made tours Service
Our local managers
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