Laos Classic Tours

Impressive Mekong

Number of days: 6

Price from: 00$

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

    Day 1. Arrival –Vientiane

    Day 2. Vientiane - Luang Prabang

    Day 3. Luang Prabang - Khouangsi Waterfalls

    Day 4. Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave – Pakbeng

    Day 5. Pakbeng – HoueiSay

    Day 6. HoueiSay – Thailand 

    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:

    Day1. Arrival –Vientiane

    On arrival in Vientiane, you will be met by our staff and transferred to our centrally located hotel. Vientiane is a fascinating city, with a fusion of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, Soviet and American influences. This charming and easygoing city exudes a timeless atmosphere, providing you with a smooth introduction to Laos. 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. Today it is the city’s main landmark. Overnight in Vientiane.

     

    Day2. Vientiane - Luang Prabang (B)

    Today, we transfer to the airport for a short flight to Luang Prabang, which 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. After checking into your hotel, we 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

     

    Day3. Luang Prabang - Khouangsi Waterfalls (B)

    An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning alms giving ritual to the city’s monks. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving this procession. After we’ll visit the former Royal Palace, now a National Museum (closed Tuesday) where you will find ornate, gilded and brocaded reception rooms, as well the Prabang, a large holy image, which was given to King Fa Ngum in the 14th century by the Khmers. Later in the day we drive to see the Ban Hmong hill tribe in Ban Nam Ouay, as well as a number of other special villages. We then spend the remainder of the day at the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfalls, where water tumbles 60 meters over multi tiered limestone formations into a cool and clear pool. It’s a refreshing escape from the heat!

    Overnight in Luang Prabang .

     

    Day4. Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave – Pakbeng (B)

    Heading out of the town, we board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which gives a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside. Along the way we stop at the Pak Ou Caves, sanctuaries consisting of two large caverns, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images. During the day, we will also visit a few local villages, including one that makes rice wine and the atmospheric riverside town of Pakbeng. The Mekong was once the only major transport route in the country, and Pakbeng, was the halfway point between Luang Prabang and HoueiSay. It developed into an overnight stop for many traders. This scenic and authentic river cruise has been described as a once in a lifetime experience.  Over night in Pakbeng

     

    Day5. Pakbeng – HoueiSay (B)

    After breakfast, we visit the local market where many hill tribes converge from the outlying valleys and hillsides to sell their goods and buy provisions. Upon leaving Pakbeng, we re-embark on our boat for the second leg of our journey toward HoueiSay, which is close to the famous Golden Triangle. The cruise may take long, but the tranquil river scenery makes the journey worthwhile. Overnight in HoueiSay.

     

    Day6. HoueiSay – Thailand (B)

    The surrounding areas of HoueiSay are home to 34 ethnic minority groups, making it the second most ethnically diverse province in Laos. After an enjoyable visit with the Lu hill tribe people at Ban Namkeung, we take a short drive to the border gate for Chiang Khong, Thailand. The tour ends at the Lao-Thai border. 


  • 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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