Classic Overland Laos Tour-Vientiane-Vang Vieng-Luang Prabang-Nong Khiau-Luang Prabang

  • Destinations: Luang Prabang, Nongkhiau, Vang Vieng, Vientiane
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Type: Culture & History, Minorities, Nature, River Cruise

Welcome to Vientiane, the laidback capital of Laos. Our city tour will take you to all the important sightseeing attractions in town. Next stop is Vang Vieng, a small riverside town situated against a beautiful karst mountain backdrop. The surrounding mountains are riddled with caves, which can be easily visited from town. Drive through a beautiful mountain scenery to Luang Prabang, the famous UNESCO World Heritage city. Enjoy the charming French colonial architecture and get inspired by its ancient temples. Visit the National Museum in the former Royal Palace and get on a boat to cruise the mighty Mekong River and admire the famous Pak Ou Buddha Caves, and go to Nongkhaui for touching with the natural atmosphere.

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Day 1

Arrive in Vientiane-City Tours (Meal-Lunch)

Welcome to Vientiane, Arrive at Vientiane airport, and after customs & immigration formalities, transfer with your guide to your hotel. After that Enjoy a city tour to Wat Sisaket with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Visit Wat Simuang and Wat Prakeo, which was the original home of the famous Emerald Buddha, which today lives in Bangkok. There are many excellent restaurants in Vientiane, and you will easily find something to suit your taste. Visit the huge golden That Luang monument, where all Lao citizen respect as holy pagoda. Visit Vientiane’s own Victory Monument, which looks like the Arc de Triumphe.   This was built at the end of the Indochina wars with money rumoured to be American, and earmarked for the airport’s new runway.   Thus the departing Americans dubbed this monument the vertical runway! Have a look at the lovely arches inside the monument. Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 2

Vientiane-Vang Vieng(Meals-Breakfast, Lunch)

After breakfast, we drive a head to Vang Vieng about 3hour drive. En route, Stop at DRY Fish Village to see local varies fish products at Houei Mor Village. Arrive in Vang Vieng, check in at your hotel. Afternoon, Visit Jang cave, where local hid inside during the Indochina war. We then cross Song river visit blue lagoon, where you can take nice photos, relax or soft hiking to visit Phoukham cave. You can explore Vang Vieng Walking Street Night Market at your leisurely in the evening. Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Day 3

Vang Vieng-Luang Prabang(Meals-Breakfast, Lunch)

After breakfast, Meet your guide and We continue to Luang Prabang about 5hour drive through new road Na Meaung village. En route, stop at Street Market at Phahom valley to see local trade. Other, You can stop along the way, just consult with your guide. Arrive in Luang Prabang, check in at your hotel. Around 1630pm, Climb up Phousii mount to see the whole view of the town and beautiful sunset over Khong river. Overnight at Luang Prabang.

Day 4

Luang Prabang-Ancient City-Tours-Kuang Sii Fall(Meals-Breakfast, Lunch)

As an optional, Today you may want to get early to participate an Arm-Giving, hundreds of monks walking along Side Walk to collect rice and food from laymen. We then visit Fresh Morning Market at Prakam village.
After breakfast, Meet your guide and Visit National museum, known as former royal palace, Visit Wat Mai, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, visit Wat Xieng Thong, one of the most charming temple in Laos, Visit Wat Sene, one of the oldest temple in Laos. Afternoon, Visit Big Brother Mouse, where you can buy some books and donate some for poor children to remote area. After that we drive out of town 30km to the beautiful Kuang Sii Fall, where you can relax, take nice photos, swim, also visit Bear Sanctuary Center at the water fall area. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 5

Luang Prabang – Nong Khiau (Meals-Breakfast, Lunch)

After breakfast your guide and private car will pick you up from you hotel and you will drive approximately 3hours to Nong Khiaw. After checking in to your hotel you will enjoy lunch at Nong Khiaw Riverside. After lunch visit the historical cave of Phathok. The Nong Khiaw villagers used this cave as a war shelter during the “Secret War”, to shelter people from bombs dropped in the region. It is about a 30 minute gentle walk from Nong Khiaw town and takes you through beautiful scenery. Learn more about a secret part of the Lao history and explore the historical caves with your guide. From the cave you will have a beautiful view of rice paddies and the valley. Walk back to Nong Khiaw along a small path through the rice paddies or other choice, You can hiking up about 1hour & half to Nong Khiau View Point. You can see the whole view of the town and its beautiful nature and nice landscape. Overnight in Nong Khiau.

Day 6

Nong Khiau-Muang Ngoy-Nong Khiau(Meals-Breakfast, Lunch)

After breakfast, Meet your guide and  We begin a boat trip up along Ou River about 1hour & half to Muang Ngoi and we then continue a boat trip upstream along Ou river about 40minutes to Sopcheang Village, where Lao Loum, Lao Terng and Kamu live there. Along the way, you can see stunning view of the landscape and its beautiful nature. Arrive the village, walking around to see local live. After that return to Muang Ngo for lunch. After lunch, Walking around the small town to see local lives and its beautiful landscape, relax, take nice photos. Late afternoon, Cruise down along Ou river back to Nong Khiau. Overnight in Nong Khiau.

Day 7

Nong Khiau-Ou Cave-Luang Prabang (Meals-Breakfast, Lunch)

After breakfast, Meet your guide and We return to Luang Prabang about 3hour drive. Arrive Ou village, Take a boat cross Khong river visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. We then continue cruise down to Luang Prabang. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the distillation of local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong, well known for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 8

Luang Prabang-Depart

Today, You are free and relax until your flight time, Meet your guide and Transfer you to airport for your departure flight to your next destination.


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Vientiane hotels

Rating Type Name
Superior (SUP) Lao Orchid Hotel (or similar)
Deluxe (DLX) Salana Boutique  (or similar)
Deluxe (DLX) Green Park  (or similar)

Vang Vieng hotels

Rating Type Name
Deluxe (DLX) Inthira Hotel (or similar)
Superior (SUP) Amari Vangvieng  (or similar)

Luang Prabang hotels

Rating Type Name
Superior (SUP) Villa Chitdara (or similar)
Deluxe (DLX) Maison Dalabua (or similar)
Superior (SUP) Luang Prabang View Hotel (or similar)

Nongkhiau hotels

Rating Type Name
Standard bungalow Nong Khiau River Side in Nongkhiau(or similar)

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The pricing for this tour varies according to group size and time of year.

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Price includes:

1. All land transport & transfers listed on the itinerary
2. Meals as listed on the itinerary
3. Services of an English Speaking guide throughout the tour
4. All services as listed in the itinerary, including the Mekong river boat trip
5. Lao Government Tax
6. All Accommodation

Payment policy

Deposit 20% of total amount after confirmation of the tour packages.
Total payment should be made 25 days before tour start.

Cancellation policy

Less than 30 days: 20 % charge
Less than 20 days: 40 % charge
Less than 15 days: 50 % charge
Less than one week: 70 % of the tour price
No show: 100% charge

Child policy

Under 24 months old:
sharing twin room with 2 adults in the same bed is free of charge (if an extra bed is needed, charge is as described below).

02-12 years:
sharing twin room with 2 adults – 25% discount for an extra bed and breakfast and 50% discount without extra bed and breakfast