Laos Classic Tours

The Valley Road

Number of days: 6

Price from: 00$

Tour type: private tour
Departure: daily
Start from: Vientiane or reserse
Highlights: Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Xiengkhouang, Plain of Jars, Luang Prabang, Pak Ou Cave

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  • BRIEF ITINERARY:

    Day 1. Arrival – Vientiane

    Day 2. Vientiane – Vang Vieng

    Day 3. Vang Vieng – Tham Phoutham

    Day 4. Vang Vieng - Lung Prabang

    Day 5. Luang Prabang - Pakou - Luang Prabang

    Day 6. 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

    On arrival in Vientiane, you will be met by our staff and transferred to your centrally located hotel. After a short rest, 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. We will make sure to watch the sunset by the Mekong Riverside and spend the evening absorbing the city’s nightlife.  Overnight in Vientiane

     

    Day 2. Vientiane – Vang Vieng (B)

    We leave this wonderful town after breakfast for a northbound journey towards Vang Vieng. We will see some breathtaking scenery en route as we head into the mountains. We make a stop along the way at Vang Xang, a famous archeological site dating back to the 11th century. We’ll reach the small and tranquil village of Vang Vieng in the afternoon. The surrounding mountains and rivers remain largely unspoiled, thus making Vang Vieng a perfect spot to stop and relax. When we arrive, we go visit the Tham Jang caves and then enjoy a short trek to the Tam None Cave and some villages. Today ends with a superb sunset panorama reflecting over the Nam Song River. Overnight in Vang Vieng

     

    Day 3. Vang Vieng – Tham Phoutham (B)

    After breakfast, we take a tractor ride through paddy fields to the Tham Phoukham caves, the country’s beautiful and famous limestone caverns surrounded by forest. Along the way, you will meet local villagers and learn about their daily lifestyle. There is a small natural pool in front of the caves where you can swim and refresh yourself from the heat. This is also where we have our picnic lunch. After spending the day at the caves and the surrounding area, we make our return to Vang Vieng. En route, we pass through many ethnic minority villages, including Hmong, Souay and Tai dam people.  Overnight in Vang Vieng

     

    Day 4. Vang Vieng - Lung Prabang (B)

    We have an early start for our trip north to Luang Prabang, perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The roads are well paved along the way and make for a smooth journey; the scenery is a mixture of steep terraced fields and hill villages, allowing for plenty of photo ops. We spend a short amount of time observing the local lifestyle in the Muang Xieng Nguen village prior to reaching Luang Prabang.  Overnight in Luang Prabang .

     

    Day 5. Luang Prabang - Pakou - Luang Prabang (B)

    Today, 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 and Ban Xiengmene and Ban Chan. Once back in Luang Prabang city we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, well known for its hand weaving.  Overnight in Luang Prabang

     

    Day 6. Luang Prabang – Departure (B)

    We start our last day with a visit to 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.  We bid farewell to this remarkable city and the trip ends after your transfer to the airport for departure.


  • ACCOMMODATION

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    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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