Laos Classic Tours

Laos Highlights

Number of days: 5

Price from: 00$

Tour type: private tour
Departure: daily
Start from: Vientiane or reserse
Highlights: Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Pak Ou Cave, Khuoangsi Waterfall

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  • BRIEF ITINERARY:

    DAY 1.  Arrival –Vientiane

    DAY 2.  Vientiane – Luang Prabang

    DAY 3.  Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave

    DAY 4.  Luang Prabang – Khouangsi waterfalls

    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 - Vientiane

    Upon arrival at Wattay Airport, you will be met by our staff and transferred to your centrally located hotel. After a short rest, we begin our orientation with a short walking-tour of the Lao capital, strolling around the city sights and observing the evening sunset along the Mekong Riverside. Overnight in Vientiane

     

    Day 2. Vientiane – Luang Prabang (B)

    AM: Today we see the major sights of the capital, including Wat Sisaket, which contains more than 8000 Buddha statues, Wat Ho Prakeo the former home of the Emerald Buddha statue and That Luang Stupa, the single most important monument in Laos. We also see the Patuxay (Lao Arc de Triomphe), which was built in commemoration of those who died during past wars and today it is the city’s main landmark. From there, we visit the ‘Morning Market’, where one can find an array of antiquities, handmade textiles and gifts.

    PM: The rest of the afternoon will be spent visiting the National (closed Tuesday) and former Revolutionary Museums. We then board a short flight to Luang Prabang - a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage City. The tranquility and charm of this city, with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Asia. On arrival, we transfer you to your hotel and after a short rest we will stroll around the Night Market, where you will find a lovely selection of local handmade textiles. We then hike to the top of Mount Phousi for an exceptional view of the city.  Overnight in Luang Prabang.

     

    Day 3. Luang Prabang – Pakou Caves (B)

    After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour of the city’s oldest temple, Wat Visoun and the shrines Wat Aham and Wat Mai. We then board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which gives us a panorama of the tranquil countryside. We’ll stop at the Pak Ou Caves, sanctuaries consisting of two large caverns, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images. En route, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where the local rice wine is produced. On our return, we stop at the villages of Ban Xiengmene and Ban Chan then continue to see the royal temple at Wat Longkhoun. Once back in Luang Prabang city we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, a well-known hand-weaving village. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

     

    Day 4. Luang Prabang – Khouangsi waterfall  (B)

    An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily alms giving ritual to saffron-clad monks. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving this procession.. You will visit the morning Phosi Market where you will find dried buffalo skins, local teas and saltpeter among the many foodstuffs and hill-tribe textiles. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will have the opportunity to visit ethnic minority groups in the Ban Ouay, Hmong, Ban Ou, Laoloum, Ban Thapene and Khmu Villages. After visiting the villages, we then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfalls where you have the chance to swim in the turquoise pools or walk along forest paths. We return to Luang Prabang in the late evening to observe the sunset at Wat Phabath.

    Overnight in Luang Prabang

     

    Day 5. Luang Prabang – Departure (B)

    After breakfast you will experience The National Museum (closed Tuesday) at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture. Silver Smith’s, the Fine Arts School and the Central Market will also be visited before bidding farewell.


  • ACCOMMODATION

    Class

    Cost/Person

    3* hotels

    On request

    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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