For those with just a short time but an appetite for adventure, visit just the highlights on this 7-day action packed tour. Explore Luang Prabang’s wealth of historical and cultural sights, participate in an alms giving ceremony, and cycle and kayak through the beautiful countryside.

Language spoken on tour

English

Places visited

Vientiane Vang Vieng Luang Prabang
Days

7

Type of tour

Private

Hotel

From

US$1396

Tour highlights

Itinerary

Day 1 : Welcome to Vientiane

Sabaidi and welcome to Vientiane, the national capital of Laos. Surprisingly, this capital city is free of skyscrapers, traffic jams, and street vendors, making it seem more like a big village than a center for government. Upon arrival to Wattay International Airport, our representative will meet you before transferring you to your charming, boutique hotel.

Spend the afternoon visiting the city’s most important temples, such as Vat Visaket with its thousands of small Buddhas, Haw Phra Kaew, the home of the emerald Buddha before it was stolen by the Thai, and the historic Pha That Luang Temple, glimmering in gold over 44 m high.

The tour will finish at Patuxai, an arch resembling the French Arc de Triomphe but decorated with a classic Lao twist. The evening is free for you to explore the wide, tree-lined boulevards on your own.

Meals: No meals

Visited: Vientiane

Accomodation: Green Park Boutique Hotel

Day 2 : Fall in love with the quite and picturesque town of Vang Vieng

A leisurely drive out of town along the Mekong River takes you to the quirky Buddha Park. Buddha Park is a meadow devoted to 200 religious sculptures, the most popular being a huge 40-m high reclining Buddha. The park was built in the late 1950s by a monk who studied both Buddhism and Hinduism, and as such contains images from both religions.

Drive three hours north to the quiet, picturesque town of Vang Vieng. The rest of the afternoon and evening is free for your leisure to discover this quaint town independently.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Vang Vieng, Vientiane

Accomodation: Silver Naga Hotel

Day 3 : Join interesting outdoor activities in Vang Vieng

Breathe in the fresh air as you gently cycle through rice paddies and around karst limestone formations that seem to just spring from the Earth in every direction. Visit the ethnic Khmu village and learn about the daily life of one of the many ethnic groups that exist here in Laos.

Stepping into your kayak and slowly paddle down the tranquil Nam Song River with its glorious rugged scenery. There is also a possibility to visit Tham None Cave, the biggest cave in Vang Vieng and historically important as it was used as a rescue shelter for villagers during the American-Vietnam War.

Return to Vang Vieng and enjoy the rest of your afternoon free for your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Vang Vieng

Accomodation: Silver Naga Hotel

Day 4 : Savor the exquisite beauty of Luang Prabang

Sit back and revel in the exquisite views on our scenic drive to Luang Prabang today. Along the way there are many opportunities to take photos and experience authentic encounter as we stop at markets and minority villages barely visited by international guests.

Arrive in the evening to Luang Prabang, the most beautiful town in Laos famous for its blend of local and colonial culture and architecture. Surrounded by the mighty Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers, the city center is an easy place to stroll and admire the simple and classic beauty of both natural and man-made creations.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang

Accomodation: Mekong Riverview Hotel

Day 5 : Swim in the turquoise waters of the Kuang Si Waterfalls

Start the morning with a visit to some of the most important temples in Luang Prabang, most notably Wat Xieng Thong, a black and red temple with lavish gold stenciling dating back to the 16th century. The tour proceeds with visits to Wat Visoun, the Melon Stupa, and Wat Aham.

After the temple visits, take a scenic 1-hour drive south through dense forest to visit the magical Kuang Si Waterfalls, incredible to behold due to the fluorescent natural color of the fresh water collected in the tide pools.  En route, a stop will be made at a colourful ethnic Hmong Village to learn about one of the 49 recognized ethnic groups in the area.

Take a leisurely stroll around the Kuang Si Waterfalls and even take a refreshing dip into the turquoise waters after enjoying a packed picnic lunch.

Return to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon and enjoy the rest of your day free for leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Luang Prabang

Accomodation: Mekong Riverview Hotel

Day 6 : Observe the process to make a special whiskey in Lao whiskey village

After a decadent breakfast, breathe in the sweet air of the well-tended gardens of the Royal Palace. The Royal Palace is now a museum with a wonderful collection of crown jewels, antique cars, royal objects and weapons, artwork and more.

Transfer to the dock and board a slow boat to lazily journey up the river to the Pak Ou Caves, stopping along the way to visit the Lao Whisky Village. Here you can see the process of how villagers make the potent Lau Lao, a special type of whiskey made from rice. Continue on to Pak Ou where a thousand Buddha images are kept.

After visiting the cave, return downstream to Luang Prabang via the Ban Xang Khong Village to view the stunning silk on display and how it is weaved into scarves, clothing, and interior decorations. Observe how the special “Saa paper” is created from the bark of the Saa Tree before returning to your hotel.

Rest of the day is free for your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Luang Prabang

Accomodation: Mekong Riverview Hotel

Day 7 : Time to say good-bye

Rise before the sun and take part in the iconic tradition of Luang Prabang, offering alms to a long line of monks in dusky saffron robes at Ban Vat Sean. The tradition of giving alms stems back to ancient times, with the idea to give without expecting anything in return. Typical alms givings are usually of simple food such as rice or fruit so that the monks can have their one meal per day.

After the ceremony, return to the hotel to have your own breakfast before checking out of the hotel. Transfer to the Luang Prabang airport for your booked onward travel.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Luang Prabang

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Why book this tour

  •  Flexible meal plans to taste local flavors
  •  Hit all major highlights and main experiences in Laos
  • Relaxed and slow-paced with more in-depth experiences
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Tour information

General informationHotel Important notes

Services Included

  • Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast
  • Tours as per itinerary with local English speaking guide
  • All transfers and transportation with air-conditioned vehicles
  • All boat trips as program
  • All entrance fees as program
  • Meals as indicated in the program

Services Excluded

  • Airfares (international and domestic) and airport taxes
  • Early check-in or late check-out
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Meals other than mentioned in the program
  • Visa fees, travel insurances
  • Additional transfer required due to emergency situation
  • All services which are not mentioned in “services included”
General information

Services Included

  • Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast
  • Tours as per itinerary with local English speaking guide
  • All transfers and transportation with air-conditioned vehicles
  • All boat trips as program
  • All entrance fees as program
  • Meals as indicated in the program

Services Excluded

  • Airfares (international and domestic) and airport taxes
  • Early check-in or late check-out
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Meals other than mentioned in the program
  • Visa fees, travel insurances
  • Additional transfer required due to emergency situation
  • All services which are not mentioned in “services included”
Hotel
Important notes

About this tour

  • Laos is less developed than many other Southeast Asian countries. The roads can be bumpy and delays are common. A little bit of patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment of this beautiful country
  • This trip includes soft adventure activities on days 3 and 5 with cycling, gentle hikes, and kayaking tours. Terrain can be uneven, muddy or loose underfoot. Although these activities are possible for most travellers, a moderate level of fitness and a comfortable pair of shoes will help increase your enjoyment of this experience
  • Laos is a conservative country so take care to pack loose, lightweight, long clothing to be respectful and keep cool in the predominantly hot climate
  • An airport arrival and departure transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum of 15 days prior to travel
  • This package requires a visa to Laos

 

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