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Arrive in Luang Prabang/Depart from Pakse

Visits: Luang Prabang, Pakbeng, Muang La, Oudomxay, Vientiane, Pakse, Champassack & Khong Island.

Explore cultures, people and beautiful sceneries of Lao, with a exclusive tour from North to South. Start by Luang Prabang of the North, with charming temples and typical structure. Continue the trip southward, crossing the Mekong river with interesting activities such as elephant riding, swimming in Khuang Sy waterfall, and numerous of chances to meet locals and talk to them to understand more about their customs, traditions and beliefs. The spectacular capital city of Vientiane is also included.

Departure: Daily

Tour Highlights:

 - An elephant ride in the Pak Beng jungle

 - Attend the daily ritual of the Laotian Buddhists: the Tak Bat - Luang Prabang

 - Kuang Sy Waterfalls in Luang Prabang

 - The religious symbol of the Luang Prabang province (Pak Ou Caves)

 - Visit of the city of Luang Prabang (UNESCO World Heritage) with a guide - Luang Prabang

 - Visit of the city of Vientiane

 - Weaving and Dyeing activity with a vocational weaving center - Vientiane

 - Luang Prabang

 - Oudomxai (Muong Xay)

 - Pakbeng

 - Pakse

 - Si Phan Done

 - Vientiane

  • Day 1 - Luang Prabang arrival

    Meet up your guide at Luang Prabang Airport check in to the hotel after that. Room is available from 2.00pm. The rest of the day you can spend either resting or discovering the city. Several eating places offering delicious dishes are easy to find so you won’t have to worry about your own meals. Get back to hotel for overnight. 


  • Day 2 - Luang Prabang (B)

    Option: Tak Bat - Luang Prabang locals’ morning ceremony

    Rise up early in the morning at around 5.30 to 6.30am, then departure for to Vat Nong temple to observe the Tak Bat ceremony (procession of monks). During the ceremony, locals stand on the sidewalk carrying foods in their arms in order to offer them to the walking-by monks wearing orange robes. You’ll be in awe of culturally momentous scenes as they take place in a peaceful and respectful ambiance and there will be total silence among the monks and locals. You have to make sure to wear suitable clothes (not too revealing) and photos should be taken from a distance to show your respect and to avoid unexpected issues.

    After that, visit Luang Prabang, situated on the left bank of the Mekong River. Used to be a religious capital, Luang Prabang has more than 100 beautiful temples. Specifically, you will discover:

    Vat Xieng Thong – the city’s finest temple which contains numerous blessed buildings.

    Vat May – dating back to the end of the 18th century, a capped sanctuary featuring a five sided roof topped by three parasols.

    Vat Visoun – the city’s most ancient temple with wooden windows designed under influences of the Vat Phou’s Khmer temple.

    Vat Aham – Vat Visoun’s neighbor, set in frame by two large Banyan trees

    Vat Senna - the first monastery with yellow and red tiles covering its roof.

    At the end of the trip, you will enjoy the magnificient view of sunset on Mount Phousi Mount then discover the H’mong Night Market. Have meals by your self. Overnight at the hotel.


  • Day 3 - Luang Prabang (B,L)

    You will visit the Royal Palace – nowaday the National Museum – in early morning before having a 70km journey towards Khuang Sy waterfall via a beautiful road bordered by rice paddies and villages. Stop en route at some of the villages and a countryside lunch will be served at the waterfall. Swimming is allowed in the waterfall as long as  weather permits. Transfer back to Luang Prabang for more sites of the city. Have your own dinner here. Overnight at the hotel.


  • Day 4 - Luang Prabang - Mekong River Cruise - Pakbeng (B,L)

    Today we have a  cruise along the Mekong River on a traditional boat. On the way, pay visits to the holy Pak Ou caves which protects hundreds of Buddha statuettes. Continue our trip upstream to Pakbeng, enjoying the magnificent scenery of the countryside. Following our boat, you’ll see numerous of peaceful villages. Lunch on board and arrive at Pakbeng at the end of the day. Dinner and overnight at your hotel. 


  • Day 5 - Pakbeng - Muang La (B,L,D)

    In the morning, you will cross the Mekong River to visit Mekong Elephant Camp. Once getting there you will have the chance to take part in an elephant bathing show. A 2-hour elephant ride will be included, too, for exciting moments travelling through villages populated by many ethnic groups. Lunch at your lodge.

    In the afternoon leave for the district of Oudomxay, surrounded by mountain ranges spreading over Laos, Vietnam and China. Along the road, stop to visit some villages of Lu and Khmou hill tribes. After driving 3 and a half hour (including our short stops), here we are in Oudom Xay District in the middle of Northern Laos. The area is a gorgeous mixture of mountains view and green landscapes, and is the habitat of many local communities. Arrive and check in to your lodge in Muang La in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. 


  • Day 6 - Muang La (B,L,D)

    In the morning, leave your hotel on a 4x4 vehicle in order to meet H’Mong and Ikhos inhabitants two typical communities of Laos. You will travel via an amazing track climbing up to 1,000 meters, which offers you an unforgettable view point.  You will begin the day by visiting the beautiful and lonely village of Ikhos. This community, originating from Yunna and Tibet, has remained extremely traditional for centuries. After lunch, you will have a 45 minute walk to the H’Mong village of Ban Tauser. This ethnic group of H’Mong from the high steppes of Tibet still keeps many of their traditions. Return to the lodge in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the resort.


  • Day 7 - Muang La - Oudomxay - Vientiane (B)

    Have a relaxing morning in the hotel's hot spring pond. At noon, get back to Oudomxay Airport and have a brief flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel to check in. Enjoy meals by yourself. Overnight at the hotel.


  • Day 8 - Vientiane (B)

    Spend the whole day for the capital city of Laos. Particularly, you will visit :

    Vat Sisaket – the largest and most beautiful temple in Vientiane which, inspired from the Siamese, presents its own unique architecture.  Its old ‘Bangkok’ style has actually saved it from destruction.

    Vat Phra Keo - erected in 1565 to commemorate the Emerald Buddha it holds. It was rebuilt exactly the same in 1942. The Buddha it shelters now stands under sloping, excellent carved wood panels.

    Pha That Louang - a cloister guarding a big stupa, luckily saved when the Siamese raided this city. The Ho plunderers demaged it in 1873, but in 1930 it was restored by the French. It is officially the iconic image of the nation, representing both Lao’s sovereignty and Buddhism. This relic is really a masterpiece of Laotian architecture.

    Patuxay - a monument built to remind the intense war against France. From its top we can see a panorama of Vientiane.

    Talat Kua Din Market – an interesting local market.

    At the end of the afternoon, take a stroll along the Mekong River. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.


  • Day 9 - Vientiane - Flight to Pakse - Vat Phou Temple - Khong Island (B,L)

    Rise up early and depart at 6.00 am for your flight to Pakse. On arrival transfer  to explore Vat Phou Temple, on the way passing by peaceful countryside. This region used to be part of the Tchen-La kingdom in the Khmer nation. So it‘s easy to understand why Vat Phou Temple is an interesting architectural collection of pre-Angkorian times. Have lunch in a local restaurant.

    In the afternoon, visit Ou Mong Ruins, drive to Ban Hat for the next destination and wrap up your day at Khong Island, crossing the Mekong river. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 


  • Day 10 - Khong island (B,L)

    Travel by dugout canoe through Si Phane Done (the region of 4,000 islands). We will cross Done Det Island and move to Done Kone after that via a bridge. Visit Fishing Village of Ban Khone and make some stops at the ruins of old French railways and locomotive. After lunch en-route, move to Liphi Falls on foot ( or by a local bus upon your wish). Hop a boat to transfer back to Khong Island and take a stroll through the village to get to know more about this place. Take your time to relax or taking a cycling tour for further discovery of the area. Free in the evening to explore the island’s cuisine for your own dinner. Spend your night at the hotel. 


  • Day 11 - Khong island - Pakse - Ubon Ratchathani (Thailand) - departure (B)

    After a part of journey on the Mekong, we will drive southward towards the Cambodian border for Pa Peng Falls. Local fishermen often do fishing here in the magnificent rapids. Upon arrival back at Pakse, depart for Chongmek situated on the Thailand border. Once get there, you are leaving on your own. After immigration formalities, keep moving to Ubon Ratchathani Airport for your onward flight to Bangkok. Meals on your own. Our services end here.   

The price includes   The price excludes

• Accommodation in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability).

• Meals as mentioned in the program. B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner.

• All local boat rentals and cycling as mentioned in the program.

• All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.

• Local English speaking guides in Laos


• Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program.

• International flight tickets and airport taxes. All internal flight tickets in economy class with departure tax (Oudomxay - Vientiane; Vientiane - Pakse).

• Tips & personal expenses. Personal insurance. Any service not clearly mentioned in the program.


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