Our Insider Experience
- Start the day like a local as you savour a traditional Lao coffee at a local coffee stall in Vientiane.
- Enjoy a breathtaking Mekong cruise and take in the views of its surrounds whilst the sun sets.
- Visit a traditional wooden house and enjoy a home cooked meal whilst learning about the Laos culture.
- Discover the hidden corners of the capital Vientiane, through the local sights and delicacies.
Day 1: Vientiane
Welcome arrival. Meet your tour guide and drive to the hotel for check-in. Enjoy a welcome drink and chose to relax or explore nearby sights on your leisure time. Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 2: Vientiane – Vang Vieng
Explore the charming capital starting with a TukTuk ride from your hotel to the iconic Phatuxay Monument. Walk down Lane Xang Avenue, stopping at the Morning Market and the Cooperative Orthotic & Prosthetic Enterprise (COPE). Visit Wat Si Muang and Wat Sisaket, before stopping at the Presidential Palace. Get re-energised with a Lao coffee and croissant at Anouvong Park. Visit a series of temple before reaching the Mekong riverbanks. Hop-on a TukTuk ride back to your hotel and prepare for our journey to Vang Vieng. Overnight in Vang Vieng. (B)
Day 3: Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang
Take a scenic walk across the Nam Song River to visit the Hmong village of Ban Phan Thao. Trek along a small canal and enjoy breathtaking views of limestone karst mountains and luscious rice fields. If you wish you can visit some caves (optional). Reach the rice paddies of Ban Nadoa Village and Tam Chang Cave. Take a road trip through majestic mountains and visit other Hmong villages on the way to Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang. (B,)
Day 4: Luang Prabang Explorer and Sunset Mekong cruise
Discover the charms of Luang Prabang with a leisurely walk around the old quarter. Start with the vibrant morning market, the charming city main street and the National Museum. After, visit Wat Xienthong, considered the finest temple in Laos. For the finalé, embark on a scenic boat ride for a memorable sunset cruise along the Mekong river. Overnight in Luang Prabang.(B,)
Day 5: Luang Prabang – Kuang Si
A short drive to the outskirts of Luang Prabang takes us to the multi-tiered turquoise-colored Kuang Si Waterfall, deemed one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Southeast Asia. Here you can also visit the Bear Rescue Centre to see rescued Asiatic bears. On our way back, get to see the fascinating world of Lao textiles come alive with a visit to Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre. Tips: • Stop at Buffalo Dairy for ice cream made from real buffalo milk! In the evening, see a bamboo presentation with dinner and a ‘baci’ cermony at Bamboo Experience. Overnight in Luang Prabang.(B,D)
Day 6: Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang Enjoy some free time before your onward journey.
- 5 nights hotel accommodation
- Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
- Entrance Fees
- English-speaking Tour Leader
- All tips on tour
- Return arrival and departure transfers (conditions apply)
- Meals as indicated(B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
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Specification: Highlights of Laos
From $1,235 AUD