The people's democratic Republic of Laos is located in the center of Indochina, sharing borders with China to north west, Thailand to west, Cambodia to the south, and Vietnam to the east. Laos has a population of about 5, 5 millions people and make up of 48 different ethnic groups with an are of 236, 800 square kilometres. Around 70 % of its terrain is mountainous reaching a maximum elevation of 2, 820 m in Xieng Khouang province. The landscapes of northern Laos and regions adjacent to Vietnam in particular are dominated by hills. The Mekong river is the main geographical feature in the west and in fact, from a natural border with Thailand and some areas. The Mekong flows through nearly 1, 900 km of Laos. In the south the Mekong reaches a breadth of 14 km, creating an area with thousands of land. The capital Vientiane and all other major cities and towns are located of the bank of the Mekong river, while virtually every village depends on the vital bon between the land and water. The first kingdom of laos is Lane Xang kingdom (the Land of Million Elephants).
Day 1: Vientiane Arrival ( L )
Arrive in Vientiane. Meet your guide at the airport, transfer to your hotel for check in. Start city tour in the afternoon. Visit That Luang Stupa, Pratuxai, Ho Prakeo, Wat Sisaket. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Vientiane - Xieng Khuang ( B, L )
Free until transfer to the domestic airport to fly to Phonsavan, Xieng Khouang Province. Met by local guide and transfer to hotel for check in. Proceed by car or van to visit the first and second site of the Plain of Jars. Afternoon, a 32 km drive to visit the old capital of Xieng Khouang ( Muong Khoune ) where H’mong ethnics live. Return to town in late afternoon. Accommodation at Hotel.
Day 3: Xieng Khuang ( B, L )
Drive to Muong Kham to the natural hot spring water 64 km. On the way stop at minority villages to see their everyday life at Thajok village and visit Tham Piou cave. Return to Phonsavanh in the afternoon. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4: Xieng Khuang - Luang Prabang ( B, L )
Visit the local market of Phonsavanh. Free until transfer to the airport for flight to Luang Pra Bang. Upon arrival at Luang Pra Bang airport, transfer to hotel for check in. Afternoon, visit main highlights of Luang Pra Bang: Vat Visoune, Vat Aham, Phousi hill for a view overlooking Luang Prabang and Vat Mai Souvannaphoumaram, Vat Xieng Thong - the most beautiful temple of Luang Pra Bang and National Museum known as former Royal King’s Palace. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Luang Prabang ( B, L )
Transfer to the local pier of Luang Pra Bang to embark on a traditional boat trip upstream on the Mekong River to visit Pak Ou caves. En route, stop over to visit Ban Xang Hai where distillation sticky rice wine can be seen. Visit the sacred Buddha cave where the thousand Buddha images can be seen and return to Luang Pra Bang to continue visiting Ban Phanom, near by Henri Mouhot’s tomb, the weaving village of Lao Lu textiles. Overnight at hotel in town.
Day 6: Luang Prabang - Vientiane ( B, L )
Visit Ban Xang Khong, a weaving and handmade mulberry paper village. Free until transfer to domestic airport to fly to to Vientiane. Pick up and transfer to hotel. In at the morning go to the Morning Market with its Lao handicraft products, silk, gold, antique silver. See the sunset from beside the Mekong River. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Vientiane Departure ( B )
Transfer to airport for departure flight. End of service.
||Price per person in US$ - Validity until 30th of September 2013|
|Standard Class 2*
|First Class 4*
||Fist Class (4*)
|Luang Prabang Hotels
|Khong Island Hotels
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Trip Included :
- All Transfers by private car or bus as mentioned in tour program
- English/French s
- peaking local guides
- Domestic airtickets: Vientiane - Luang Prabang
- All entrance fees for sightseeing and visit for whole trip
- Boat trip on mekong river
- Accommodation at hotels specified
- Mails : B = Breakfast, L = Lunch,
- Guide's fee and expenses for whole trip
Trip Excluded :
- International air tickets to Vientiane
- Lunches and dinners
- Laotian visa fee of USD 20.00 net per person (stamped in Bangkok)
- Laotiane visa upon arrival at USD 30- net per person
- Expenditure of a personal nature, such as; personal insurance, drinks, souvenirs and laundry, etc
- Departure airport tax in Vientiane = USD10.00 net per person