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Arrive in Luang Prabang/Depart from Pakse
Visited Sites: Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Vientiane, Thakhek, Pakse and 4,000 Islands.

Most interesting piece of the whole Laos, combined together to build a fabulous mosaic. You will visit such splendid temples of noisy cities like capital Vientiane or Luang Prabang the old royal city. Otherwise, let yourself admire the wonderful scenery of most beautiful landscapes in Laos, such as Vang Vieng, Pakse or Khong island.


Tour Highlights:

 - Hinboun

 - Luang Prabang

 - Pakse

 - Savannakhet

 - Thakhek

 - Vang Vieng

 - Vientiane

  • Day 1 - Luang Prabang arrival

    Upon arrival at Luang Prabang Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel for checking in. Room is available from 2.00pm onward. The remainder of day is free for you to discover the city on your own pace or simply have relaxation. Enjoy your meals here on your own. Night at the hotel.


  • Day 2 - Luang Prabang sightseeing (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 lunch, visit Luang Prabang, situated on the left bank of the Mekong River, by a tuk-tuk tour. Used to be a religious capital, Luang Prabang has more than 100 beautiful temples. Specially, you will visit :

    Vat Xieng Thong – contains numerous holy buildings (or Temple of the Royal City – the finest temple in the city).

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

    Finally : the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre.

    Board a traditional boat afterwards to take a cruise along the Mekong River. Enjoy lunch on boat, stop en route to visit the holy Pak Ou caves which protects hundreds of Buddha statuettes. From the caves you will have an impressive view of the Mekong at the confluence with Nam Ou River. Enjoy the magnificient view of sunset on Mekong River while local snacks & beer Laos are being served. Meals on your own. Night at the hotel.


  • Day 3 - Luang Prabang surrounding (B,L)

    You will visit the Royal Palace – nowaday the National Museum – in early morning before having a 70 km 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 Vat May dating back to the end of the 18th century, a capped sanctuary featuring a five sided roof topped by three parasols At the end of the trip, you will enjoy the magnificient view of sunset on Mount Phousi Mount (if time permits). Have dinner by yourself. Overnight at the hotel.


  • Day 4 - Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng (B)

    This morning we transfer by road to Vang Vieng, via winding path which offers you a wonderful view of mountains. After cheking in the hotel, enjoy relaxable moments on boat downstream the Nam Song River amongst a beautiful landscape of karst rocks reminding the spectacular Halong Bay in Vietnam. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere before your transfer back by private vehicle. Meals on your own. Night at the hotel.


  • Day 5 - Vang Vieng surrounding (B)

    This morning we will drive 15 km northward to Vang Vieng Ban Pha Thao, a village of H'Mong people. Starting from there, take a 2-hour hike through rice fields. Make some stops to visit 2 caves: Xang and Tham Tham Hoi. Keep hiking to the village of Lao Loum, neighboring the Tham Xang cave to transfer back to town by private vehicle.

    Afternoon will be spent for a cycling tour to the Blue Lagoon. On the way, pass through the village of Ban and Ban Tai Nguen Nathong  village before reaching the lagoon Nathong Ban Neua. A visit to the weaving village of Lao Loum and H 'mong, Nathong Tai is recommended, too. Transfer back to your hotel before sunset. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.


  • Day 6 - Vang Vieng - Vientiane (B)

    Start your day story by visiting Tham Chang cave. Climbing up a staircase to reach the cave, you will see a magnificent view over the valley. Many villagers have lived in this particular cavity during invasions troops from Yunnan. Return this climb outside, you will find a source of clean water. Afterwards, transfer by road to Vientiane. Stop en route for Vang Sang in which dozens of 16th-century Buddha high reliefs are sheltered. Also visit some villages depending on the dates of the market. Check in your hotel. Meals of day are on your own. Night at the hotel.


  • Day 7 - Vientiane sightseeing (B)

    In the morning, you will visit the a vocational Training Centre – a weaving association for women with two main purposes: helping  poor, disadventaged or disable women from countryside learn various skills of weaving, dyeing and tailoring ; and to support and revive this traditional crafts. During the visit, you will experience how to tie and dye your own scarf with natural dyes and try your skills in using a traditional Lao looming to weave.

    Afterwards, pay visits to highlights of the capital vity including: 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.

    At the end of the afternoon, take a stroll along the Mekong River. Have your own discovery into the capital’s cuisine for meals. Overnight at the hotel.


  • Day 8 - Vientiane - Hin Boun (B)

    Morning time is for a leisurely 6-hour drive (275 km) southeasterly to Hinboun, Khammouane. Holding many superb karst limestone formations, it is one of Laos’s most picturesque, but not often to see many tourists here. En route pay visits to a hill-tribe market, a 15th century stupa and plenty of opportunities to take satisfied photos! Arrival in Hinboun in the late afternoon, you will overnight at a remote & lovely riverside lodge set amongst amazing scenery of limestone. Spend your time to explore the area. Meals on your own. Night at the hotel.



  • Day 9 - Hin Boun - Thakhek (B)

    Board a boat and we head to the wonderful Kong Lor Cave – a cavern with 7.5km in length and up to 100m in height, splendid stalactite formations around the sight and an underground river flowing from end to end.

    We have to use a long tail boat, with lamps for sight, to discover the beauty of the cave. After reaching the other side, go trekking for a while towards a nearby village for lunch on the river bank. You can also have a swim after relaxation. Many kinds of wild creatures live in this area, usually monkeys and some large cats including Civet Cat, Clouded Leopard and Tiger. Local Fauna is diverse, too, with different types of Cycads, rare Orchids, Ferns and a variety of Epiphytes.

    In the later this afternoon, have a short transfer transfer (1 hour) by road towards Thakhek - the Khammouane province 's capital city, situated in South-Central Laos, halfway between the Champasak province and Vientiane. Under French colonial, this city used to be an important administrative and trading platform. It's always proud of wide avenues typical of this era and the remains of former colonial houses, which make it attractive. It's also in an ideal position where travellers wishing to discover the central southern region of Laos by land have to stopover. Meals on your own. Spend your night in Thakhek.


  • Day 10 - Thakhek - Pakse (B,L)

    Today we visit the local market Talat Lak Sawng , also known as the market Km 2. After that, transfer about 130 km to Savannakhet via the National Road 13. Nearly before we arrive, stop to visit the site of That Ing Hang , the second of most sacred places in southern Laos after Wat Phou . This ancient stupa holds a artifact of the Buddha, with a golden umbrella fixed on the top, and was reinstated in the 16th and 20th century by the French. Once reaching Savannakhet , spend time to visit the  interesting Museum Dinosaur (closed every weekend), managed in cooperation with France.
    After lunch at a local restaurant, keep driving 4 hours more towards Pakse (280km). Before sunset you will arrive and check into your hotel. Enjoy dinner by yourself. Night at the hotel.



  • Day 11 - Pakse - Champasack - Khong Island (B,L)

    In the morning, transfer by private vehicle to Vat Phou Temple, with peaceful countryside along the way. 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. Lunch  is served at a local restaurant.

    After lunch, continue to drive towards Ban Phiengdy, from that board a boat to cross the Mekong River heading to Khong Island. Have your own dinner. Overnight at the hotel.


  • Day 12 - 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 13 - 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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