Explore Northern-Central & Southern Laos- Bangkok-Luang Prabang-Nong Khiau-Luang Prabang-Phonsavanh (Plain of jars)-Vang Vieng-Vientiane-Southern Laos-Bangkok

  • Destinations: Champasak, Four Thousand Islands, Luang Prabang, Nongkhiau, Phonsavanh, Plain of Jars, Vang Vieng, Vientiane
  • Duration: 15 days
  • Type: Culture & History, Minorities, Nature, River Cruise

we may want to get early to participate an Arm-Giving, hundreds of monks walking along Side Walk to collect rice and food from laymen, visit ancient city, Luang Prabang and drive 3hours to Nong Khiaw and Muang Ngoy, we are driving about 7hours to Xiengkhouang, which was devastated by American bombing between 1964 and 1973, Then we are continue to Vangvieng, visit Jang cave, where local hid inside during the Indochina war, we then cross Song river visit blue lagoon. After that we go to Vientiane city to visit Patuxay Monument, That Luang stupa and Buddha Park, last destination is flying to Pakse for observing the traditional local making tea and coffee, see the Pre-angkorian, ruins of Wat Phu, one of Southeast Asia ‘s most dramatically situated temples, and Khone Phapheng the biggest waterfall in the South East Asia.

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Day 1

Arrive in Luang Prabang

Welcome to Luang prabang. Upon arrival, Meet your guide transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang

After lunch, Visit National museum, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai; visit Wat Xieng Thong, we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore Street Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 2

Luang Prabang-Ancient City-Tours-Kuang Sii Fall (Meal-Breakfast)

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. Visit Big Brother Mouse, where you can buy some books and donate some for poor children to remote area. Afternoon, visit Ock Pop Tok Weaving Center, where local are weaver and you can find some nice silks there: https://ockpoptok.com/, After that We drive out of town 30km to visit the beautiful Kuang Sii Fall, where you can relax, take nice phots, swim, also visit Bear Sanctuary Center at the water fall area. After that return to town and we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. After that return to your hotel.

Day 3

Luang Prabang – Nong Khiaw(Meal-Breakfast) 

After breakfast, Meet 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. Overnight in Nong Khiau.

Accommodation: 2* local best-Nong Khiau River Side/Standard Bungalow www.nongkhiau.com
or Mandala Ou Rier Side/River Side Bungalow www.mandala-ou.com

Day 4

Nong Khiau-Muang Ngoy-Nong Khiau(Meal-Breakfast) 

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 Ngoy, 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.

Accommodation: 2* Nong Khiau River Side/Standard Bungalow www.nongkhiau.com
or Mandala Ou Rier Side/River Side Bungalow www.mandala-ou.com

Day 5

Nong Khiau-Ou Cave-Luang Prabang (Meal-Breakfast)

After breakfast, We return to Luang Prabang about 2hour & half 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.
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 6

Luang Pranbang-Phonsavanh(Meal-Breakfast)

Around 0800am, Meet your guide and we are driving about 7hours to Xiengkhouang, which was devastated by American bombing between 1964 and 1973. Upon arrival, Visit MAG Office, where displayed about bombing film during the Indochina War. Overnight in Phonsavanh.

Accommodation: 3* local best- Vansana Plain of Jars Hotel/Standard room
www.vansanahotel-group.com

Day 7

Phonsavanh-Plain of Jars-Muang Khoun (Meal-Breakfast)

Around 0830am, Meet your guide and Visit Phonsavah market to see local lives before we drive out to visit the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site 1 where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau, also visit site 2 & site 3, both similar to site 1 but smaller than site 1. Afternoon, We continue visit the old capital of Muang Khoun Province and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hill tribe and Tai Dam people. They have an interesting local culture and a colorful history. Some stupa, former French building, temples bombed by US Army during the Indochina war still be seen there. Overnight in Xiengkhuang.

Accommodation: 3* local best- Vansana Plain of Jars Hotel/Deluxe room
www.vansanahotel-group.com

Day 8

Phonsavah-Vang Vieng(Meal-Breakfast)

Around 0830am, Meet your guide and drive back to junction Phoulhoun and continue to Vang Vieng about 6horu drive. En route, stop at Phou Phieng Fa for short rest and taking nice landscape. Other stop at Street Market at Phahom to see local trade. Arrive in Vang Vieng, check in at your hotel, Take nice photos at Song River and Around 1630pm, Enjoy long trail boat rides along Song river to local lives, stunning view and its beautiful lands scape. In the evening, You can Visit Vang Vieng Walking Street Night Market at your leisurely. Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Accommodation: Hotel in Vang Vieng

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Day 9

Vang Vieng-Tours-Vientiane(Meal-Breakfast)

After breakfast, Meet your guide, 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, swim, relax or soft hiking to visit Phoukham cave. After noon, We continue to Vientiane about 3hour drive. Arrive in Vientiane, check in at your hotel. Overnight in Vientiane.
Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane.

Day 10

Vientiane -Tours-Buddha Park(Meal-Breakfast)

After breakfast, Meet your guide and We start visiting the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket, the temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.

Afternoon, We start to visit the major sight out of town about 30 km, visit Buddha Park, a blend of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures created by mystical monk on parkland located by the Mekong River and the impressive Lao- Thai Friendship Bridge. En route stop at Lao/Thai Bridge, taking photos before continue to the park. Overnight in Vientiane.

Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane

Day 11

Vientiane-Pakse-Boloven Plateua-Sinouk Coffee resort(Meal-Breakfast)

Flight transfer by QV515 @ 0750-0905AM
Around 0630am, Meet your guide and Transfer you to Wattay Airport to take a morning flight to Pakse. Upon arrival, Meet your guide and drive to Boloven plateau. The stumbling water and lush vegetation around Tad Fan waterfall of today’s Atacular. We make a stop en route observing the traditional local making tea and coffee, a cup its can be tasted prior exploring the local cultures and its way of life along the way to Boloven Plateau area, the cultivation of rich coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, and other crops are being seen along both side of our way. This is allowed time for visitors to venture off the beaten path and explore some of the lesser-known areas of Laos pointing for full exploration of the wild beauty of this southern region.

Accommodation: 3* local best-Sinouk Coffee Resort
www.sinoukcoffeeresort.com

Day 12

Sinouk Coffee Resort-Pakse – Wat Phou – Khong island(Meal-Breakfast)

Around 0900am, Meet your guide and return to Pakse and drive to Champasak to visit Pre-angkorian, ruins of Wat Phu, one of Southeast Asia ‘s most dramatically situated temples. Explore these Khmer ruins, perched atop a nearby hill, which is one of Lao World Heritage site recognized by UNESCO in 2001, this wonderful archeological site of Khmer civilization dated back to the 9-12th centuries. After that return to Pake and We continue our way to 4000 islands region. Overnight in Khong island.

Accommodation: 3* local best- Pon Arena Hotel

Day 13

Khong – Khone Island(Meal-Breakfast)

Around 0900am, Meet your guide and we enjoy a visit of the surrounding countryside, and board on a long trail boat touring to Don Khone area. En route, stop at Don Det to see its beautiful landscape and local lives. Arrive in Khone island, check in at your lodge. After that taking you to visit the remains of French period, Liphi Waterfall or “the Corridor of the Devil”. We then take a long trail boat from Hangkhone village to visit Dolphins area, if you are lucky, you will see those dolphins.

Accommodation: 3* local best- Sala Donkhone/Floating Bungalow (Sala Phae)
https://salalaoboutique.com/saladonekhone/

Day 14

Khone Island-Pakse(Meal-Breakfast)

After breakfast, We return to the mainland at Ban Nakasang, a fishery village and drive further south to visit Khone Phapheng on the journey, the biggest waterfall in the South East Asia. After wards Return to Pakse , Visit Dao Heuang Market, where you can find local nice coffee before transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Pakse.

Accommodation: Hotel in Pakse

Day 15

Pakse-Bangkok(Meal-Breakfast)

Flight transfer red by QV223 @ 1035-1205
After breakfast, Meet your guide and transfer you to Pakse Airport for your return flight to Bangkok r you can fly out form Pakse to Siem Reap (No direct flight from Pakse to Phnom Penh). Wish you enjoy the of your trip and safety flights.

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Luang Prabang hotels

Rating Type Name
Superior (SUP) Villa Chitdara
Grand Deluxe (GDLX) Maison Dalabua  
Superior (SUP) Luang Prabangview

Phonsavan hotels

Rating Type Name
Standard (STD) Vansana Hotel
First Class (FST) Vansana Hotel
Superior (SUP) Vansana Hotel
Deluxe (DLX) Vansana Hotel

 

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

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Package includes:

– Accommodation at hotel base on twin sharing basis
– Air conditioned transportation
– Tours as per itinerary including entry fee
– Meals as indicated on itinerary
– English speaking guide
– Drinking water, cool towel refreshments during the trip
– Private Mekong boat trip
– Lao Tax

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