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Vientiane and Luang Prabang 5-Days Tour of Laos

Enjoy an orientation tour of the major highlights of Vientiane
Visit local markets, where Hmong tribeswomen shop
See the mosaic walls of Wat Xieng Thong
Go to the Palace Museum of Luang Prabang to see an eclectic collection of Asian artifacts
Enjoy sunset views from Mt. Phousi
Watch saffron robed monks on their morning meal procession
Visit an Akha hilltribe village under the Khouangsi Falls
Sail up the Mekong River to the holy caves of Pak Ou

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, Luan Prabang nestles in the mountains at the confluence of the Mekong and Khan Rivers. This former royal capital is one of the most delightful towns in Asia and the focus of this 5-day tour, which also includes an orientation tour of Vientiane.

Small enough to explore on foot, the town reveals its charm and history at every turn, with gilded temples on every corner and saffron-robed monks strolling quiet streets. The local markets, where Hmong tribeswomen come to shop, offer fascinating produce, as well as silver and textiles.

Luang Prabang from vientiane by air

(Itinerary 5Days 4 Nights)

Day 1: Arrival Vientiane (Meals: N/A)
You will be met upon arrival at Vientiane Wattay International Airport and transferred to your hotel. Once you’ve settled in and eaten lunch (own expense), set out on a small-group sightseeing tour of the fascinating Laos capital with your guide in the afternoon. Stroll alongside the mighty Mekong River past faded French colonial mansions and tree-lined boulevards in the older part of Vientiane, and experience the city’s outstanding Buddhist temples. Admire nearly 7,000 Buddha images at Wat Si Saket, situated in a tranquil spot near the city center. Built in 1818, it’s the oldest temple still standing in Vientiane and features an ornate five-tiered roof. Next, visit Wat Haw Phra Kaew, the former royal temple of the Lao monarchy that housed the Emerald Buddha before it was taken to Bangkok’s Grand Palace. Walk through the lush temple grounds to the indoor gallery that showcases 18th-century bronze Buddha statues. Ask your guide about the Buddhist devotees who wrap fabric around the statues and affix gold foil to the faces. Learn more about the importance of Buddhism in Lao culture at Pha That Luang (Great Sacred Stupa), considered a symbol of Lao sovereignty and the most important national monument. Spend your evening at your leisure; relax with a Lao foot massage at a nearby spa or head to one of the restaurants within easy walking distance of your hotel.
Overnight: Khampiane Hotel in Vientiane Or similar hotel

Day 2: Vientiane - Luang Prabang (Meals: B)
Take a tour of the local markets in the morning before your journey to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel to settle in. Then, take a tour of the charming town, starting with the brilliant mosaics of Wat Xieng Thong, arguably the most stunning temple in Laos. Continue to the Palace Museum to see an eclectic collection of statues, mosaic-covered walls, French mirrors, and a piece of moon rock given to the people of Laos by President Nixon.
In the late afternoon, head to the top of Mt. Phousi for panoramic views of the city and surrounding hills. The mountain is dotted with small shrines and monasteries, and a perfect spot to watch the sun set over the golden spires of the wats.
Overnight: Phousi Hotel or Ancient Luang Prabang Hotel in Luang Prabang or Similar Hotel

Day 3: Luang Prabang (Meals: B, L)
Rise early to see the monks on their morning meal procession. Return to your hotel for breakfast. Then, sail up the Mekong River to the holy caves of Pak Ou, where some of the most famous Buddhist sculptures in southeast Asia are found. Re-board your boat and travel downstream to a rice-wine producing village on the banks of the Mekong. Afterwards, visit Ban Phanom, a tribal village well known for its traditional cotton and silk weaving. Time is allotted for you to purchase some of these beautiful, inexpensive hand-woven cloths. Return to your hotel for the evening.
Overnight: Phousi Hotel or Ancient Luang Prabang Hotel in Luang Prabang or Similar Hotel

Day 4: Luang Prabang (Meals: B)
This morning you will embark on a road excursion to Khouangsi Falls and the Akha hilltribe village beneath the cascades. A picnic lunch will be provided at the Falls. Later in the afternoon, return to Luang Prabang and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Phousi Hotel or Ancient Luang Prabang Hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 5: Luang Prabang Departure (Meals: B)
After breakfast, enjoy some last minute free time on your own, before your guide takes you to the airport for your onward flight.

Price USD685 per person
Double Twin shared

Inclusions:
Airport transfers from Vientiane Wattay International Airport upon arrival and to Luang Prabang International Airport upon departure
4-nights accommodation
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Entrance fees
One-way domestic flight from Vientiane to Luang Prabang
Professional guide Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off Food and drinks,
Unless specified Gratuities (optional)
 
What's Included

Private transportation
English-speaking guide
Drinking water
What's Not Included

Visa fee
Meals
Flights (unless booked)
Good to Know

• Flights from Vientiane to Luang Prabang should be purchased individually. However, the operator can organize this for approximately USD 90.00 on request
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