OL 09 Laos
Explore 7 days/ 6 nights VIENTIANE – PLAIN OF JARS - LUANG PRABANG – VIENTIANE
in brief the people's democratic Republic of Lao is located
in the center of in the center of Indochina, sharing borders
with China to north west, Thailand to west, Cambodia to the
south, and Vietnam to the east.
Laos has a population of a bout 5,5 millions inhabitants and
make up of 48 different ethnic groups with an are of 236,800
square kilometres. Around 70 % of its terrain is mountainous
reaching a maximum elevation of 2,820 m in Xieng Khouang province.
The landscapes of northern Laos and regions adjacent to Vietnam
in particular are dominated by hills. The Mekong river is
the main geographical feature in the west and in fact, from
a natural border with Thailand and some areas. The Mekong
flows through nearly 1,900 km of Laos. In the south the Mekong
reaches a breadth of 14 km, creating an area with thousands
of land. The capital Vientiane and all other major cities
and towns are located of the bank of the Mekong river, while
virtually every village depends on the vital between the land
and water. The first kingdom of laos is Lane Xang kingdom
(the Land of Million Elephants.)
01 VIENTIANE ARRIVAL
Arrive in Vientiane. Meet your guide at the airport, transfer to hotel
for check in. In the afternoon, city tour. Visit That Luang Stupa,
Pratuxai, Ho Prakeo, Wat Sisaket. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02 VIENTIANE – XIENG KHOUANG
Free until transfer to domestic airport to fly to Phonsavan, Xieng
Khouang Province. Meet by local guide and transfer to hotel for check
in. Proceed by car or van to visit the first and second site of the
Plain of Jars. Afternoon, 32 km drive to visit the old capital of
Xieng Khouang ( Muong Khoune ) which live some ethnic of H’mong.
Return to town in late afternoon. Accommodation at Hotel.
DAY 03 XIENG KHOUANG
Drive to Muong Kham to the natural hot spring water 64 km. On the
way stop at minority villages to see their everyday life at Thajok
village and visit Tham Piou cave. Return to Phonsavanh in the afternoon.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 04 XIENG KHUANG- LUANG PRABANG
Visit local market of Phonsavanh. Free until transfer to the airport
for flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival at Luang Prabang airport,
transfer to hotel for check in. Afternoon, visit main highlights of
Luang Prabang: Vat Visoune, Vat Aham, Phousi hill for overlooking
the view of Luang Prabang and Vat Mai Souvannaphoumaram, Vat Xieng
Thong - the most beautiful temple of Luang Prabang and National Museum
known as former Royal King’s Palace. Overnight at hotel
DAY 05 LUANG PRABANG
Transfer to local pier of Luang Prabang to embark traditional boat
trip up on the stream of Mekong River to visit Pak Ou caves. En route,
stop over to visit Ban Xang Hai where distillation sticky rice wine
can be seen. Then visit the sacred Buddha cave where the thousand
Buddha images can be seen and return to Luang Prabang to continue
visiting Ban Phanom, near by Henri Mouhot’s tomb, the weaving
village of Lao Lu textiles. Overnight at hotel in town.
DAY 06 LUANG PRABANG
Visit Ban Xang Khong, a weaving and handmade mulberry paper’s
village. Free until transfer to domestic airport to fly to to Vientiane.
Pick up and transfer to accom. Look in at the Morning Market with
its Lao handicraft products, silk, gold, antique silver. See the sunset
from beside the Mekong River. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 07 VIENTIANE – DEPARTURE
Transfer to airport for departure flight. End of service
Tour price in U.S. dollars per person :
– 6 per.
– 9 per.
– 15 per.
Santi/ Le Calao Inn
- All Transfers by private car or bus as mentioned in tour program.
speaking local guide.
- AirTicket : Vientiane - LuangPrabang
- All entrance fees for sightseeing and visit for whole trip.
- Boat trip
on mekong river
- Accommodation at hotels specified
- Guide's fee and expenses for whole trip.
- International air tickets to Vientiane
- Laotian visa fee of USD 20.00 net per person ( stamped in Bangkok)
- Laotiane visa upon arrival at USD 30- net per person
- Expenditure of a personal nature, such as ; personal insurance,
drinks, souvenirs and laundry, etc
- Departure airport tax in Vientiane = USD10.00 net per person
Trip Summary :
Trip starts in Vientiane and ends in Vientiane -Laos