From Peaceful Vientiane to Ancient Luang Prabang
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- Visit ancient temples in Luang Prabang and Vientiane: Vat Sisaket, Vat Xieng Thong, Pak Ou, Vat Pra Keo.
- Explore the local life through visiting to local markets, villages and attend alms giving ceremony
- Enjoy a cruise along Mekong river on a traditional long tail boat
- Relax by the natural pool of Kuang Si Falls
A trip take you to present capital of Laos – Vientiane and then travel to the North to explore its ancient capital – Luang Prabang with old charm glittering in every corner of street and gilded temples. In addition, waterfalls, cruise along Mekong or vibrant local markets are also great chance for you to enjoy its cultural and natural beauty. Now, discover Luang Prabang and Vientiane in the best way!
Welcome on arrival at Vientiane airport and then our guide will transfer you to the hotel for check in. The room is at your disposal from 14.00 on. The balance of day is free at your leisure to relax from jetlag or explore the city on your own. A leisure walk along Mekong river to enjoy sunset is a great experience that every tourist experience once arriving in Vientiane. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Vientiane City Tour - Buddha Park (B)
Today, you will spend time to explore the capital city of Laos, firstly the Morning Market – Talat Sao and is one of the must-see, located in the heart of Vientiane. This is where you could see lots of souvenir as well as daily life of people in Vientiane.
Then we make our way to Buddha Park, which is about 25 km from the city. Buddha Park is home to hundreds of Buddha statues and an enormous Buddha image which is 40m in length. Take your time to explore its unique statues with different size and shapes of human, Godheads and animals.
In the afternoon, you have plenty of time to explore the hidden charm of Vientiane with various historic sites including:
Vat Sisaket: a well-known beautiful temple with thousands of tiny Buddha images, ancient architecture and long history dated back to 1818.
Vat PhraKeo: built in 1565, proudly housed the famous Emerald Buddha image. This is one of the most impressive and interesting temples in Vientiane.
Pha That Louang : built 1566 and reconstructed 1930, considered the symbol of Laos as it is the most important Laotian religious and national monument.
Patuxay: built in 1957, this memorial monument is the most prominent landmark in the city. It was inspired by the architecture of Triomphe in Paris, built in typical Lao motifs. An excellent panoramic view of the city can be seen from the top of the monument.
Transfer back your hotel after an interesting city tour. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Flight from Vientiane to Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves (B)
In the morning, enjoy last minutes in Vientiane then our driver will transfer you to the airport for flight to Luang Prabang.
Our guide will welcome you on arrival and transfer to the pier for a leisure cruise along Mekong river.
During the cruise, you will be treated a stunning of nature along the river. From the distance you can see limestone cliffs where the hidden Pak Ou Caves are located. The cave is home to thousands of Buddha statues which make the region a revered one. Take your time to explore numerous images hidden in the cave.
Then, make your way back to the city. En-route, stop to visit Ban Xang Hai village to learn more about the making process of the traditional Lao rice whisky. It is a great chance to taste its unique flavor. Move onto Ban Xang Khong village- famous for its wood paper and Lao silk weaving.
Afterwards, we transfer to your hotel for check in. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Tak Bat – Mount Phousi - Kuang Si Falls - Luang Prabang Temples (B/L)
For early risers, alms giving ceremony is good chance to learn about local culture. We suggest you enjoy the sunrise at the crossroads in town around 05.00 when you will also see monks in saffron robes from Luang Prabang’s many temples walking in long silent processions searching for offerings left to them by the faithful.
Then it’s time for sunrise moment on the Mount Phousi where you also can have a nice panorama of the city.
Visit the morning market, a perfect place to meet the locals, dine on Lao food, and watch the people as they wander. Grab yourself a frosty bevy and a slice of blood sausage and check it out.
Enjoy a short drive to visit Vat Xieng Thong or Temple of the Royal City- one of the most important of Lao monasteries and remains a significant monument to the spirit of religion, royalty and traditional art.
Afterwards, we head to Kuang Sy Falls a stunning turquoise waterfall. On the way, you will pass through rice fields and beautiful small villages dotted along country road. Make a stop at some of the villages before having a lunch at the waterfall. Take a fresh swim to refresh yourself in many basins.
In the afternoon, we transfer back Luang Prabang and visit the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre located in a historical building preserved by UNESCO. The exhibition here consists of traditional clothing, religious artifacts and daily working tools of Lao minorities that will help you understand more about their lifestyle and traditions.
Leaving here, one the way back to hotel, we will stop to visit the H’mong Night Market where you can find a lot of souvenirs in traditional style of Laos. This is also a paradise for street food lover, and you can have dinner on your own. Our guide will suggest you a good place to enjoy Laos traditional food or hot pot on a nice restaurant at the river bank.
Overnight at the hotel.
Luang Prabang - Departure (B)
Enjoy your last minutes in Luang Prabang on your own to go shopping, taste some cups of coffee or wander around the quiet streets. Room is at your disposal until 12.00 noon only. Then our driver will transfer you to the airport for your flight to next destination. Meals on your own. End of services.
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- Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
- Airfare in economy class (Vientiane – Luang Prabang)
- Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
- Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
- Local English speaking guide
- Meals where mentioned (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
- Entrance fees
- International flight tickets
- Laos visa
- Single supplement surcharge
- Other meals than mentioned
- Other services than mentioned
- Drinks, other than water on activity days
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip…)
- Travel insurance
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