Laos Classic Tours

Luang Prabang Discovery

Number of days: 5

Price from: 00$

Tour type: private tour
Departure: daily
Start from: Luang Prabang
Highlights: Luang Prabang, Pak Ou Cave, Kuangsi Waterfalls, Elephant Camp

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  • BRIEF ITINERARY:

    Day 1. Arrival - Luang Prabang

    Day 2. Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave

    Day 3. Luang Prabang – Khouangsi Waterfalls

    Day 4. Luang Prabang – Lao Spirit Adventure (Elephant ride + easy Trekking)

    Day 5. Luang Prabang – Departure 

    Include:

    - Accommodation with daily breakfast at hotels mentioned

    - Meals: as mention in program B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner base on local restaurant

    - Local English / French speaking guide

    - Transfer services in a private air-conditioned Van , Bus

    - Entrance fees as itinerary

    - Boat trip as mention in program 

    - Village entrance fee

    - Local Village guide to follow

    - Village fun

    - Handicraft from village

    - Trekking permit

    - Fresh water and wet wipe during day tour

    - Service charge and government tax 

    Exclude:

    - Soft and alcohol Drinks during the trip

    - Meal not mention in inclusive

    - Domestic and International Air ticket 

    - Visa approval and fees for Laos with cost 30-45 $/pax Depend on Nationality

    - Personal insurance & Tips



  • DETAIL ITINERARY:

    Day 1. Arrival - Luang Prabang

    You will be met by our staff and transferred to your hotel. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. We’ll visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. We then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred, gilded stupa as well as capture a beautiful view of the city and the Mekong River at sunset. From there, we visit the Night Market, where you can browse through a lovely selection of handmade textiles. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

     

    Day 2.  Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave (B/L)

    After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour of the city's oldest temple, Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong where you can see the impressive “tree of life” mosaic set in colored glass. We then board an upstream cruise on the Mekong River, which gives us a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside. We’ll make sure to stop at the Pak Ou Caves, sanctuaries consisting of two large caverns, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images. We will also stop at a few villages during the day, including Ban Xanghai where the local rice wine is produced.  On our way back, we pass by a few more local villages and see the royal temple at Wat Longkhoun. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

     

    Day 3. Luang Prabang – Khouangsi Waterfalls (B/L)

    An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning alms giving ritual to saffron clad monks. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving this procession. Later in the morning we go to Phosi Market, which has an eclectic selection of foodstuffs and souvenirs. Afterwards, we head out to visit some ethnic minority villages and see how these colorful people live. We then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfalls where you can swim in the turquoise pools or walk along forest paths. We continue to Ban Phanom, another well-known weaving village, and return to the city by late evening to observe the sunset at Wat Phabath.  Overnight in Luang Prabang .

     

    Day 4. Luang Prabang – Lao Spirit Adventure (Elephant ride + easy Trekking) (B/L)

    Elephant and easy hiking tour to Khmu village

    (Walking time total 3 hours, in dry season Tad Sae waterfall is not flowing)

    After arriving at the Lao Spirit Resort you will get to see the protected elephants at the “Elephant Park Project” along the Nam Khan riverbanks. We’ll enjoy a 1 hr. elephant ride and then take a short and easy hiking tour in the Fair Trek project area where villages profit directly from your visit. Depending on available time, your Lao style lunch will be served at Ban Houay Fai and we’ll return to the Tad Sae waterfall, taking a boat ride back to the Resort. Return to Luang Prabang by car. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

     

    Day 5. Luang Prabang – Departure (B)

    After breakfast we visit The National Museum (closed Tuesday) at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture throughout the ages. We also will see the Central Market. After visiting these sights in the morning, there will be free time to venture into town and stroll around the shopping areas. The tour ends after your transfer to the airport for departure. 


  • ACCOMMODATION

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    Cost/Person

    3* hotels

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    4* hotels

    On request

    5* hotels

    On request


    Include:

    - Accommodation with daily breakfast at hotels mentioned

    - Meals: as mention in program B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner base on local restaurant

    - Local English / French speaking guide

    - Transfer services in a private air-conditioned Van , Bus

    - Entrance fees as itinerary

    - Boat trip as mention in program 

    - Village entrance fee

    - Local Village guide to follow

    - Village fun

    - Handicraft from village

    - Trekking permit

    - Fresh water and wet wipe during day tour

    - Service charge and government tax


    Exclude:

    - Soft and alcohol Drinks during the trip

    - Meal not mention in inclusive

    - Domestic and International Air ticket 

    - Visa approval and fees for Laos with cost 30-45 $/pax Depend on Nationality

    - Personal insurance & Tips


  • LAOS: 

    Passports

    Passport with at least six months remaining validity required by all nationals.

    Visas
    (a) A 15-day visa on arrival is now available for nationals arriving at Vientiane International Airport, Luang Prabang International Airport or Friendship Bridge; visas are not extendable. 
    (b) A one-month visit visa is available from the Laos embassy provided the applicant has a guarantor in Laos; visas can be extended by up to a further two months. 
    (c) A one-month business visa is available from the Laos embassy; applicants require authorization from the organization they will be visiting in Laos before applying for a visa; visas can be extended until the completion of business. 
    (d) A five-day transit visa is available for nationals transiting through Vientiane International Airport; nationals require proof of onward journey within five days. 
    (e) Multiple-entry visas are only available from the ministry of foreign affairs in Laos.

    Climate: 
    Throughout most of the country, the climate is hot and tropical, with the rainy season between May and October when temperatures are at their highest. The dry season runs from November to April.


    Required Clothing
    Lightweights and rainwear, with warmer layers from October to March and upland areas.

    Travel Tips: 
    Most visits are trouble free.

    The threat from terrorism in Laos is low. However, travellers should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks, which could be in public areas, including places frequented by foreigners.
    Travellers should be aware of and respect local conventions at all times.
    Unexploded ordnance in rural areas is an ongoing danger.
    Outbreaks of Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) in Laos have resulted in human fatalities, the last one of which was in 2007. As a precaution, travellers should avoid live animal markets, poultry farms and other places where close contact with domestic, caged or wild birds is likely; and ensure poultry and egg dishes are thoroughly cooked. 
    The Lao government prohibits sexual relationships between foreign citizens and Lao nationals except when the two parties have been married in accordance with Lao family law. Penalties for breaking these regulations can range from fines to imprisonment.
    Penalties for illegal drug importation and use are severe and can include the death penalty.
    It is illegal not to carry an ID document, and fines for not having one for presentation are high.


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