Southern-Central to Northern Laos Expedition-4,000Island-Vientiane-Luang Prabang

  • Destinations: Four Thousand Islands, Luang Prabang, Southern Laos, Vientiane
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Type: Culture & History, Minorities, Nature, River Cruise

This tour combines all the major attractions in the south of Laos with the most important central destinations. The south of Laos holds some of the most spectacular and largest waterfalls in Asia. It has coffee plantations and tribal villages on the Bolaven Plateau, the ancient Khmer temple and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wat Phu, and the laidback Four Thousand Islands in a wide section of the Mekong River. The trip also includes many boat cruises, at which you have a chance to spot the rare river dolphins. In central Laos you will do a city tour of the capital Vientiane and visit World Heritage city Luang Prabang, with its charming French architecture and ancient temples.

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Day 1

Bangkok-Pakse–Champasak-Wat Phou (Meal-Lunch)

Arrival13.20 PM at Pakse Intl. Airport with Lao Airlines 224.

Welcome to southern Laos. Upon arrival at Pakse Airport, Meet your guide and Drive to Champsak to visit the 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. Overnight in Champasak.

Day 2

Champasak-Don Khong – Khone Island-Pakse (Meals-Breakfast, Lunch)

Around 0730am, Meet your guide and continue to Khong island about 3hour drive. Upon arrival, we enjoy a visit of the surrounding countryside, and board on a long trail boat touring to Don Khone area, taking you to visit the remains of French period, Liphi Waterfall or “the Corridor of the Devil”. We then 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 that Return to Pakse late afternoon. Overnight in Pakse.

Day 3

Pakse-Boloven Pakse-Vientiane(Meals: Breakfast-Lunch)
Flight transfer by Lao Airlines QV304 @ 1745-1900pm

After breakfast, Meet your guide and drive ahead to Boloven plateua. 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. During the boloven plateau tours, You can visit Tadfane, Tad Yeuang and Phasoum Water Fall. Return to Pakse late afternoon and transfer you to Pakse Airport for an evening flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival at Wattay Airport, Meet your guide and transfer to your hotel.

Day 4

Vientiane-City Tours-Buddha Park(Meals-Breakfast, Lunch)

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. 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.

Day 5

Vientiane-Luang Prabang-Kuang Sii Fall (Meals-Breakfast, Lunch)

Flight transfer by QV101 @ 1130AM-1215PM
After breakfast, Meet your guide and transfer you to Wattay Airport for a short morning flight to Luang Prabang. Welcome to Luang prabang. Upon arrival, Meet your guide transfer to your hotel. Afternoon, Visit National museum, known as former royal palace, Visit Wat Mai before we drive out of town 30km to the beautiful Kuang Sii Fall, where you relax, take nice photos, swim also visit Bear Sanctuary Center. After that return to town, 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 6

Luang prabang-City Tours-Pak Ou Cave-Lunch (Meals-Breakfast, Lunch)

As an optional, Today you may want to get up early to participating an Arm-Giving, hundred of monks walking along side walk to collect rice and food from laymen. We then visit Fresh morning Market at Prakham village to see local lives.
 After breakfast, Meet your guide and 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. We then begin boat trip upstream along Khong river to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the distillation of local rice wine. Return to town by boat and we continue to Kuang SiI Fall after lunch. Upon arrival, Enjoy exploring around, Take nice photos, relaxing, swim, soft hiking to the top of the fall, also visit Bear Sanctuary Center at the water fall area. After that return to town and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 7

Luang Prabang-Depart(Meal-Breakfast)

Today, You are free and relax until your flight time, Meet your guide and Transfer you to Luang Prabang Airport for your departure to your next destination. Wish you enjoy the rest of your trip.


Please make your choice below or contact us for other suggestions

Pakse hotel

Rating Type Name
First Class (FST) Athena Hotel
Superior (SUP) Champsak Grand Hotel
Deluxe (DLX) Champsak Grand Hotel

Don Khong hotel

Rating Type Name
Deluxe (DLX) Pon Arena Hotel 

Don Khone hotel

Rating Type Name
floating studio room or Salaphae Sala Donkhon

Vientiane hotels

Rating Type Name
Superior (SUP) Lao Orchid Hotel
Deluxe (DLX Salana boutique Hotel
Deluxe (DLX) Greenpark Vientiane

Luang Prabang hotels

Rating Type Name
Superior (SUP) villachitdara
Superior (SUP) maisondalabua
Deluxe (DLX) luangprabangview

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

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Package includes:

1. Accommodation at hotel base on twin sharing basis
2. Air conditioned transportation, Including transfer with guide from Oubon-Chong Mek Border
3. Tours as per itinerary including entry fee
4. Meals as indicated on itinerary
5. English speaking guide
6. Drinking water, cool towel refreshments during the trip
7. Private boat trip Donkhong-Donkhone & LPQ-Pak Ou Cave
8. Lao Tax

Package does not include:

1. Meals other than those mentioned in the program.
2. Personal items & hotel incidental charges.
3. Personal drinks at the meal times.
4. Gratuities to the guide, driver or hotel’s porter
5. Internationa airport tax (US$ 10.-)
6. Laos visa on arrival ($30.-)

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