Classic Overland Laos Tours-Vientiane-Konglor Cave-Paksanh- Phonsavanh-Muang Kham-Phonsavanh-Luang Prabang-Nong Khiau-Muang Ngoy-Luang Prabang

  • Destinations: konglor cave, Luang Prabang, Nongkhiau, Phabath Phonsanh, Plain of Jars, Vientiane
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Type: Adventure, 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. Enjoy a full day of kayaking, tubing and visiting caves. The next day head back to Vientiane and enjoy one of our optional activities, or go out and explore the capital at your leisure.

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Day 1

Arrive in Vientiane-City Tours

Welcome to Vientiane. Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel.
Afternoon, Enjoy visiting the major of the city tours 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. Overnight in Vientiane.

Meals included: Lunch

Day 2

Vientiane-Paksanh-Ban Tiew (Meals-Breakfast, Lunch)

Aafter breakfast, Meet your driver and takes about 5-6hour rive travel south along route 13 to Ban Tiew. En route we stop at Prabaht Ponsan, one of the holy temple of Lao citizen, The Budhhas footprint, discovered in 1933, and now an important religious site in Laos. Following we continue onwards into Khammoune province and into the mountainous area, where a stop at a view point near Khoun Kham offers a breathtaking view over the surrounding area. Arrive at Ban Tiew, check in at your lodge.
Accommodation: 2* The Spring River Resort/River View Bungalow

Day 3

Kong Lor View Hotel – Kong Lor Cave-Na Parn Village (Meals-Breakfast, Picnic Lunch)

After breakfast, Mete your guide and We drive to Kong Lor village, where you have the chance to explore, boarding a smaller boat into the famous Kong Lor Cave. We navigate through the cave, which is over 7km long and includes a spectacular cavern over 100m high, following lunch in a remote village on the other side of the cave, known as Na Parn village. Some of those villagers are weavers and farmers and some produce Lao White Whisky. Late afternoon, We return to the hotel.
Accommodation: 2* The Spring River Resort/River View Bungalow
https://www.springriverresort.com/
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Day 4

Ban Tiew-Paksanh- Phonsavanh (Meals-Breakfast, Lunch)

After breakfast, Meet your guide and return to main road and continue to Phonsavanh via Paksanh & Tha Thom about 8-9hour included some visiting main sites. Arrive in Muangkhoun, Visit the old capital of Muang Khoun and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hill tribe and Tai Dam people. They have an interesting local culture and a colourful history. Some stupa, former French building, temples bombed by US Army during the Indochina war still be seen there. Other, Take a drive to visit site 2, which is bigger than site 3, but smaller than site 1. After that Continue to Phonsavanh and check in at your hotel. Overnight in Phonsavanh.
Accommodation: 3* Vansana Plain of Jars Hotel/Standard room
www.vansanahotel-group.com

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Day 5

Phonsavanh-Plain of Jars-Muangkham-Phonsavanh (Meals-Breakfast, Lunch)

After breakfast, 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. The plain of jars have been accepted and will be the 3rd UNESCO sites in Laos in July 219. After that return to town and Continue to Muangkham about 1hour & half drive. En route, Stop at Phajoke, known as Hmong Village. Upon arrival, Walking around the village to see local lives. They used exploded bombs to be house fences. Other stop at Ban Thai Dam, known as Xieng Kiau village, those villagers are weavers. Upon arrival, Walking around the village to see local lives. After that continue Tham Piew, where about 400people were bombs and dies inside the cave on early morning of 24November, 1968 . These included villagers, children, teachers and monks. After that Visit Hot spring water near the resort, You can take a baht or relax bathing at a small pool side outside at the resort with the warm water piped from the hot spring .Late afternoon, Return to town. Overnight in Phonsavanh.

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

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Day 6

Phonsavanh – Luang Phrabang(Meals-Breakfast, Lunch)

After breakfast, Meet your guide and return to junction Phoukhoun and continue to Luang Prabang about 7hour drive. The journey will take you over mountainous region to Luang Prabang. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. You can stop along the way, just consult with your guide. Arrive in Luang Prabang, check in at your hotel. You can explore Street Night Market at your leisurely. Overnight at Luang Prabang

Day 7

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

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 Ethnology Art Center, where you can find information about Laps hill tribes, and their daily sample materials. Visit Big Brother Mouse, where you can buy some books and donate some for poor children to remote area. After that After that Visit Wat Prabath Tai, located along Khong river blank, Very nice view during the sunset. Overnight in Luang Prabang
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Day 8

Hmong Village Trek– Kuang Si Waterfall-Nong Khiau (Meals-Breakfast, Lunch)

As an optional Today around 0530am, Meet your guide and participating an Arm-Giving, hundreds 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 will enjoy a short visit through the Luang Prabang countryside. On the way you pass through beautiful scenery and rural landscapes with rice terraces and pineapple fields. You visit Ban Long Lao, a local H’mong village where the culture, customs and language are all different to mainstream Laos. Your trek starts from the H’mong village and takes about three hours through primary forest and jungle on the way visit the Hermit cave and refreshment at the spring before reaching the spectacular Kuang Si Waterfall. Lunch can be taken at the falls with time for relaxation, swimming and the possibility to climb to the top of the waterfall. Afterwards you return to Luang Prabang and We then continue to Nong Khiau approximately 3hours. Arrive in Nong Khiau, check in. Overnight in Nong Khiau.

Accommodation: 2* Nong Khiau River Side/Standard room
http://nongkiau.com

Or Mandala Ou Resort/River Side Bungalow
www.mandala-ou.com

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Day 9

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 Ngoy 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.

Accommodation: 2* Nong Khiau River Side/Standard room
http://nongkiau.com

Or Mandala Ou Resort/River Side Bungalow
www.mandala-ou.com

Day 10

Nong Khiau-Donekhoun Village-100Water Fall trek-Nong Khiau(Meals-Breakfast, Lunch)

Around 0900am, Meet your guide and enjoy a boat trip about an out down stream along Ou river to Donekhoun village to see lives. Some Hmong, Lao Terng and Kamu live there. You then start soft trekking few hours you will see only water and jungle and hear the sound of clear waterfall cascades. The pools around you are very inviting for a refreshing splash. Your guide will lead you through the cascades and prepare a local style lunch on the falls in the middle of it all. Then we’ll take a small villagers’ trail from the top of the falls back down into the valley; along the way, you’ll take in views of the landscapes of the Nam Ou valley. Hiking back to the village, we’ll have more time to observe the daily life here before heading back by boat to Nong Khiaw. Overnight in Nong Khiau.

Accommodation: 2* Nong Khiau River Side/Standard room
http://nongkiau.com

Or Mandala Ou Resort/River Side Bungalow
www.mandala-ou.com

Day 11

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

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Day 12

Luang Prabang-Depart (Meals-Breakfast)

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


Please make your choice below or contact us for other suggestions.

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)

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. All entrance fees
4. Services of an English Speaking guide throughout the tour
5. All services as listed in the itinerary, including the Mekong river boat trip
6. Drinking water & cold towel
7. Lao Government Tax
8. All Accommodation

Price does not include:

1. Laos visa fee
2. Meals other than those mentioned in the program
3. International and Domestic airport departure tax and air tickets
4. Personal drinks at meal times
5. 3 % Bank charge (In case transfer money by Credit Card)

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