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Our Highlights of Laos Tour 09 days is a tour that you can see best of Laos, a beautiful Southeast Asia country while staying in some very comfortable and stylish properties along the journey.
Our tour start from North to South cross through central Laos and conclude in the far South’s 4000 Island region. In this journey, you would discover the rich cultures, traditions, costume, dialects and lifestyle of Laotian. This tour take you through the charming town of Luang Prabang, the karstic mountains of Vang Vieng, the bustling city of Vientiane, the highlands of the Bolaven Plateau and the Mekong’s 4000 Islands. We also experience Local Culture and Heritage through culturally-focused activities and in-depth tours of ancient pagodas and colonial-era sites
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Day 01: Luang Prabang Arrival – Halfday Sight seeing
Upon arrival in Luang Prabang airport, you will be welcome by our Asia Senses guide at the airport then escorts you to your hotel in city. Check in hotel.
After that, we take a visit to the Wat Xiengthong which is symbolic temple of the classic Laotian architecture. Then we visit the Phousi Mount to sightseeing the view of Luang Prabang and countryside. Our next destination is Wat Aham Temple which means “Monastery of the Opened Heart” and the Stupa of Wat Visoun.
In the evening, you could stroll through Luang Prabang’s bustling night market, which is open daily from dusk until about 10pm. Tasting local street food, drinking the famous Laos Beer and buying souvenirs for your family and friends. Overnight in Luang Prabang hotel.
Day 02: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Buddha Caves - Kuang Si Waterfall
Start our sightseeing day with the visit to National Museum, once a king's palace. Displayed inside is a lovely collection of personal artifacts of the royal family, including photos, musical instruments, and many gifts received from the dignitaries of foreign countries.
Then we head to a pier on Mekong River. Begin a Mekong Riverboat trip on the mighty Mekong River to visit the famous & sacred Pak Ou Buddha Caves. These caves, overlooking the confluence of the Mekong & Ou Rivers from on high, have been home to many thousands of Buddha images that were placed here by local people since 16th century. Ride back Luang Prabang for lunch.
In afternoon, we continue to visit Kuang Si Waterfalls, where you will enjoy beautiful natural scenery, have fun in waterfalls and relax. Drive back to the town for dinner. On the way back, we will stop to visit Black Hmong Village. You will see and chat with villagers who make handicraft as souvenirs and sell them for visitors. Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.
The Chang Inn Luang Prabang
Day 03: Luang Prabang – Vang Vieng Natural Spots
Today, we will drive to Vang Vieng, a riverside town, on the Nam Song River in Central Laos. On the way, we drive through splendid scenery and past many panoramic lookout points on the winding mountaintop road. There are several stops en route to take in the scenery.
Enjoy lunch at Vang Vieng restaurant. In the afternoon, we will visit Tham Jang Cave and Tham Chang Cave with their stunning view over the valley. Taking nice photos at Nam Song River. Overnight in Vang Vieng hotel.
After breakfast, we drive ahead to Vientiane, leave the karstic mountains for the rich plain of the Mekong. Along the way, you have chance to explore the local cultures by greeting the local villagers and observing their daily lifestyle.
On the way, stop at Nam Ngum Lake and embark on a boat for a one hour tour on the lake among small islands. Your lunch will be served on boat. After the lunch, we drive to Keun, a salt extraction village. Watching local people who are making salt with traditional method.
Then we continue on our way to Vientiane - the capital of Laos. On arrival hotel, free at leisure at hotel. Having dinner and relaxing. Overnight in Vientiane hotel.
Day 06: Vientiane - Pakse - Bolaven Plateau - Tad Fane Waterfall
You will check out at hotel this morning, our guide will pick up you then transfer to Vientiane International Airport for the domestic flight to Pakse City. On arrival Pakse, our local guide will pick up then transfer you to hotel for check in. Take a short break then we will start our today’s tour.
From Pakse, we take a short transfer (36km) to Baan E Tu, Tad E Tu waterfall, Bolaven Plateau. The plateau is located in an ancient volcano which erupted millennia ago and is full of lush vegetation, rich soil and a year-round temperate climate that is the perfect environment for growing Arabica and Robusta coffee. Along the way, you could see lush, beautiful coffee farms.
Baan E-Tu Waterfall is located between Pakse and Paksong, offers a serene place for refreshing swimming. Then we visit Tad Fane Waterfall which is 3 km far from Ban E Tu waterfall. It is the tallest waterfalls in Bolaven Plateau and probably in Laos. We also stop to visit villages of ethnic minorities. After that, we drive back to Pakse city for dinner. Relaxing at the hotel and enjoying coffee - specialty of Bolaven Plateau. Overnight in Pakse hotel.
Day 07: Champasak - Wat Phou - 4000 Islands - Don Khone
After breakfast, we will head south to Champassak City to visit Wat Phou - one of the oldest archaeological site in Laos. It was built about 200 years before Angkor Wat. Wat Phou is located at the base of the Phu Kao mountain. The temple has a unique structure, in which the elements lead to a shrine where a lingam dedicated to Lord Shiva was bathed in water from a mountain spring. The site later became a centre of Theravada Buddhist worship, which it remains today. Wat Phou has been designated as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001. You could take an elephant trek in this archaeological site to peek at more ancient ruins.
After the visit to Wat Phou, we continue head south to 4000 Islands (Si Phan Don Area). We will take a ferry and start the journey to Don Khong (Khong Island) which is famous with its peaceful villages and lovely people, offers a great unique experience in this unexplored southern land.
On arrival at the Don Khone, check in hotel and take a short break. In the late afternoon, observing the spectacular view of over the Mekong River at sunset from the riverside hotel is a perfect way to finish the day. Overnight in Don Khone (4000 Islands).