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Sayaboury Elephant Trail

10 Days | 9 Nights

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Laos
Vientiane - Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang - Sayaboury

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Sabaidee! Upon arrival at the Vientiane Wattay International Airport, you will be welcomed by our local tour guide and transferred to the hotel for check in. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

In the evening, you could walk through the wats to hear chanting from evening prayers on the bank of the Mekong River.

Sample Laotian cuisines in some of restaurants on Mekong river bank, or you could also get some renown Lao beer at your own pace.

Overnight in Vientiane.
ACCOMMODATIONS
After breakfast, take a visit to Wat Sisaket which is the oldest surviving temple with thousands of Buddhist images. These images mainly date back to the 16th and 19th centuries and come in all sizes and are made from wood, stone and bronze – more than 6,800 Buddhas in total.

After that, stop at the Wat Si Muang and Wat Prakeo which house the famous Emerald Buddha image.

Then we proceed with a visit to the symbolic Pha That Luang Stupa - the most important national monument in Laos. It is also a symbol of Buddhist religion and Lao sovereignty. Following is a visit to Patuxai Monument (Victory Monument) located in the center of Vientiane prefecture. It is possible to climb up to the top of the monument and enjoy a panoramic view of the city.

In the afternoon, soak up about the history, cultures and people of Laos by paying a visit to National Museum. After that, stop at the Buddha Park where hundreds of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures brought from India are displayed.

Overnight at hotel in Vientiane.
MEALS
Breakfast
ACCOMMODATIONS
This morning, enjoy a scenic three-hour drive along picturesque winding roads to Vang Vieng. On the way, stop to visit Ban Bor Village which is located near Ngum Lake - a hydroelectric dam on the Ngum river, a major tributary of the Mekong in Laos.

Embark on a leisurely boat trip on the Ngum Lake, visiting fishing villages in the islands (about 1.5 hrs). Discover hundreds of small islands on the lake and enjoy beautiful scenery. Your lunch will be served at the restaurant overlooking the lake.

After a short break, we continue driving to Vang Vieng - a dreamlike landscape of bizarre limestone mountain peaks and scenic cliffs with the Song River, bisecting the town. Upon arrival in Vang Vieng, check in hotel then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Vang Vieng.
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch
ACCOMMODATIONS
Start our sightseeing today with a visit to Vang Vieng Morning Market to catch a glimpse of everyday life in a typical Lao rural area.

After that, we will explore the network of caves surrounding Vang Vieng. Visit Tham Chang, with its vast panoramic views, and Tham Xang - the Elephant Cave, where the limestone formations create an image of an elephant.

Then we will drive to Luang Prabang. It takes about four and a half hours to transfer from Vang Vieng. Have lunch at local restaurant on the way.

On arrival in Luang Prabang, climb up 328 steps to the top of Mount Phousi, for panoramic views of the city, Mekong River, surrounding countryside. Enjoy the gorgeous sunset, one of the most unforgettable sights on this tour. Then you will be transferred to your hotel for check in.

In the evening, you could walk around the Phousi Night Market which is open daily from dusk until about 10:00 PM. Sample local street food, drink the famous Laos Beer and buy souvenirs for your family and friends.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.



MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch
ACCOMMODATIONS
Apsara Hotel Luang Prabang
After breakfast, take a visit to Wat Xieng Thong Temple - one of the most important of Lao monasteries and remains a significant monument to the spirit of religion, royalty and traditional art.

After that, we move to Wat Sene Souk Haram or literally "Temple of a 100,000 treasures" is one of the most beautiful temples in Luang Prabang, singular by its restored painting of a deep ochre colour, flamboyant and glittering with gold.

Then continue tour to visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun (oldest temple in Luang Prabang) and the shrine of Wat Aham.

In the afternoon, we will visit the National Museum. It is the former Royal Palace which was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family. The Museum hosts a range of interesting artifacts from the Royal period in Luang Prabang

After that, we continue tour to visit Wat Mai - one of Luang Prabang’s largest and most richly decorated temples. Both its interior and exterior are extensively adorned with black and red lacquer decoration and gold leaves.

Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch
ACCOMMODATIONS
Apsara Hotel Luang Prabang
Wake up early in the early, listen to the sound of the temple gong and observe the Morning Alms-giving Ritual procession. You would get a better understanding of local people's piety towards their religion. Return to hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, our driver will transfer you to a pier on Mekong River. Start a Mekong River Cruise 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.

Afterwards, make a short stop along the way to visit a local weaving village where they make a living from weaving on ancient wooden looms. Have your lunch at a local restaurant in Luang Prabang.

In afternoon, we continue to visit Kuang Si Waterfalls, where you will enjoy beautiful natural scenery, have fun in waterfalls and relax. On the way back to your hotel, stop to visit a Black Hmong village. You can see and chat with local villagers who make handicrafts as souvenirs and sell them for visitors.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch
ACCOMMODATIONS
Apsara Hotel Luang Prabang
Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel then transfer directly to the ECC in Sayabouly where our boat takes you to the center. This transfer takes approximately 3 hours. Enjoy scenic view, lush forest, peaceful countryside.

Sayabouly province is located southwest of Luang Prabang, and is a mountainous area with peaks of more than 1,000 meters. With the travel to this remote province, you will be revealed with many beautiful mountains and flower gardens. Upon your arrival at the Tien Lake pier, embark on a short boat trip to the Elephant Conservation Center (ECC). The ECC focuses on providing Lao Elephant cows with a safe environment to give birth and raise their calves. At the same time the Elephant Center is supplying an income for their owners through soft responsible tourism with the protected Elephants. Have lunch at the ECC.

After lunch, take a guided tour of the center and chat with the resident veterinarian, mahouts who are working at ECC. Observe the elephants who are living at ECC. Observe elephant in their natural habitat, learn about their facts at the museum and mahout training school. You also spend some time getting to learn three different ways to get up and down from an elephant in the traditional way (bareback) from the mahouts.

Afterwards, join the mahouts for a walk in the forest to take the elephants back to their nightly resting place. Feeding, and watching the elephants having their daily bath. The rest of your time is free to relax at your bungalow, visit the elephant museum, swim or simply enjoy a fresh drink.

Overnight at the Elephant Conservation Center.
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
ACCOMMODATIONS
Elephant Conservation Center
This morning, join the elephants for their daily exercise, an hour walk in the surrounding tropical forest. Stay close to the elephant as they lead the way. After the walk, spend some time at the yard elephants. There is no better chance to learn about the elephants’ delicate diet and get a chance to feed them, under professional supervision.

Enjoy lunch with the best of Lao foods which are served at restaurant in the center. After lunch, enjoy a visit to the elephant nursery set deep inside the forest. You can see the baby elephants learning how to sustain themselves, closely watched by their mother. Learn about the reproduction program set up by the NGO, ElefantAsia, while watching them play.

See the elephant bath again. Afterwards, join the mahouts for a walk in the forest to take the elephants back to their nightly resting place. In the afternoon, embark on a relaxing boat trip on the lake to watch the dusk over the islands while enjoying a fresh drink and snacks.

Overnight at the Elephant Conservation Center.
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
ACCOMMODATIONS
Elephant Conservation Center
Following breakfast, take a half-day trek through the forest to discover a hidden, sacred Buddha footprint. On the way, our guide will deliver you some information about the wild animals, birds, plants and medicinal herbs which you could see in the forest. Enjoy the magnificent beauty of the forest and landscapes.

After lunch, bid farewell and depart the Elephant Conservation Center back to Luang Prabang.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch
ACCOMMODATIONS
Apsara Hotel Luang Prabang
Free at leisure until our guide and driver transfer you to the Luang Prabang Airport for your onward flight. End of our services.
MEALS
Breakfast

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Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Vientiane
28ºC
6mm

Vang Vieng
20ºC
9mm

Luang Prabang
20ºC
17mm

Sayaboury
21ºC
11mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Vientiane
30ºC
17mm

Vang Vieng
22ºC
18mm

Luang Prabang
23ºC
19mm

Sayaboury
22ºC
15mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Vientiane
32ºC
31mm

Vang Vieng
25ºC
49mm

Luang Prabang
25ºC
32mm

Sayaboury
25ºC
42mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Vientiane
33ºC
82mm

Vang Vieng
27ºC
174mm

Luang Prabang
27ºC
99mm

Sayaboury
27ºC
88mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Vientiane
32ºC
229mm

Vang Vieng
27ºC
369mm

Luang Prabang
28ºC
156mm

Sayaboury
27ºC
164mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Vientiane
31ºC
254mm

Vang Vieng
27ºC
489mm

Luang Prabang
28ºC
171mm

Sayaboury
28ºC
174mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Vientiane
30ºC
245mm

Vang Vieng
27ºC
840mm

Luang Prabang
27ºC
234mm

Sayaboury
27ºC
197mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Vientiane
30ºC
331mm

Vang Vieng
27ºC
662mm

Luang Prabang
27ºC
295mm

Sayaboury
27ºC
246mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Vientiane
30ºC
303mm

Vang Vieng
27ºC
508mm

Luang Prabang
27ºC
171mm

Sayaboury
27ºC
230mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Vientiane
30ºC
82mm

Vang Vieng
25ºC
115mm

Luang Prabang
26ºC
79mm

Sayaboury
26ºC
78mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Vientiane
29ºC
11mm

Vang Vieng
23ºC
44mm

Luang Prabang
23ºC
28mm

Sayaboury
23ºC
26mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Vientiane
27ºC
3mm

Vang Vieng
20ºC
23mm

Luang Prabang
21ºC
14mm

Sayaboury
20ºC
11mm

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