Overland Tour: Vietnam To Highlights Of Laos
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- Discover the Plain of Jars with some hundreds of stone jar in different sizes lying on the fields.
- Visit the ancient town of Luang Prabang, also the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Pay a visit to the Elephant Camp where you have many interesting programs.
- Take a Vientiane City tour with its famous sites.
5 years old
Famous for beautiful landscapes of waterfalls, caves, etc and UNESCO World Heritage sites in the country, Laos- the land of a Million Elephants is always an attractive destination in the world.
Overland Tour To Highlights Of Laos
After breakfast, we say goodbye to the hosts and take a short walk to the pick-up point where we start driving west to Laos. Enjoy lunch on the way before arriving at the border. Upon arrival, we will meet our Laotian guide and will be transferred to Vieng Xay. The town of Viengxay contains hundreds of caves which sheltered local people and the country’s future leaders for a vital period in world history.
Take the audio tour that tells the story of the ‘hidden city’ through the history that created it and interviews with local people and discover the area’s beauty as well as its fascinating hidden history.
We will spend the night at the basic guesthouse in Vieng Xay.
Transfer Mai Chau – Vieng Xay (Laos): 6 hrs
Note: The road from Mai Chau to Na Meo is very hard to transfer because of being at work.
Vieng Xay - Xam Nua – Xieng Khoang (B)
In the morning, we will head to Xieng Khuang, the capital of Phonsavan Province via the town of Xam Nuea. The trip is quite long (6 hours) but interesting as we drive through a mountainous area with stunning mountains, dense forest, winding rivers and vast rice terraces. Upon arrival in Xieng Khuang, we check in at the hotel and relax. If time allows, we can take a stroll around to discover the town.
Transfer Xam Nua – Xieng Khoang: 6 hours
Xieng Khoang – Luong Prabang (B)
After breakfast in hotel, we take a short drive to the Plain of Jars, where we will see some hundreds of stone jar in different sizes laying on the fields. These stone jars date back from thousands years ago and no one knows what they were made for. From here we drive further west to Luang Prabang. Lunch will be served in local restaurant en route. We will arrive at Luang Prabang around 4:30 or 5:00 pm. After hotel check-in, we can stroll around the night market. Enjoy the night in the hotel.
Transfer Xieng Khoang – Luong Prabang: 6 hours
Luong Prabang by bike (B)
Luang Prabang is a charming ancient town, which was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO thank to its outstanding historical and cultural value. Take our time to explore some of most important sites including Wat Xieng Thong, Ethnology Center, Wat Mai, Wat Senne in town and the Royal palace. A special afternoon tour brings us to some more remote places and markets
Sightseeing: Full day city tour by bike
Elephant Experience and Kuang Si Fall – Luang Prabang Elephant Camp (B) – Shuttle bus
In the morning, our driver will meet you at hotel then start our trip to enjoy elephant experience.
- Arrival the Elephant Camp – Welcome drink
- Elephant Parade
- An Overview of The Elephant Camp, Elephants, Mahouts and interesting facts.
- Move to feeding area for hands on feeding, touching, watching, learning experience.
- Ride the elephant along the Mekong River.
- Prepare for bathing with elephant in the Mekong River. Short walk to Mekong River where you have the option to ride on the Elephants neck to the water, Ride Elephant in the water, you can wash and have fun in the river with the Elephants.
- Back to the Camp where there are two outdoor showers available.
Continue to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfalls where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths, return to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon.
Meals on your own and spend overnight at the hotel.
Luang Prabang Free Day (B)
Today you are free at leisure. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Luong Prabang – Vang Vieng (B)
Make a stop in Kasi, isolated with an area dedicated to the cultivation of local fruits. We will continue the route to Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Lane Xang and declared World Heritage by UNESCO for its beautiful temples.
Arrive at Vang Vieng in the afternoon. After hotel check-in, we can take a stroll around the town or take a swim in Nam Song River.
Transfer Luong Prabang – Vang Vieng: 4 hrs
Caving and kayaking in Vang Vieng (B, L)
We will be transferred shortly to the Khmu village of Viengsamay, about 10km north of Vang Vieng. From here we paddle downstream the Nam Song River. On the way we stop to explore some stunning caves, take a short trek and visit to the Organic Farm, where mulberry tea and a variety of fruit wines are produced. Back to Vang Vieng at around 4:30 pm.
Kayaking: 5 hrs/easy paddling
Trekking: 2 hrs
Vang Vieng – Vientiane (B)
Today, you have chance to visit Tham Chang Cave – one of the most important caves of Vang Vieng. It is situated on the southern side of the town. Tham Chang became the home for migrating people, who settled near Meuang Xong Village to plant vegetables. From this cave, you can see beautiful views of the villages and rice fields.
After admire charming sight of the cave, you take a road to Vientiane. On the way, you will visit Vang Sang where remains dozens of Buddha images dating from the 16th century. Then, make some stops at some villages to have a glimpse the local life. When arriving at Vientiane, check in at the hotel. Meals on your own and enjoy a night at the hotel.
Transfer Vang Vieng – Vientiane: 3 hours
Vientiane City Tour – Buddha Park (B)
You have plenty of time to explore the hidden charm of Vientiane with various historic sites including:
Wat Ho Phra Keo – one of the most impressive and interesting temples in Vientiane.
Wat Sisaket – features beautiful architecture and layout.
Pha That Luang – the most important religious site of Laotian.
Patuxai – the most prominent landmark in the city which offers an excellent panoramic view of the city.
In the afternoon, make your way to the famous Buddha Park – home to hundreds of Buddha statues and an enormous Buddha image which is 40m in length. Take your time to explore unique statues in different shapes of human, Godheads and animals.
Transfer back to your hotel. Meals on your own and overnight at the hotel.
Vientiane – Departure (B)
Enjoy your free time to shop around or relax until we are transferred to airport for departure flight.
Transfer airport: 15 mins
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