Laos Tour Route: Luang Prabng-Xieng Khuang-Pakse-Donkhong-Tadlo-Pakse

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Laos Tour Route: Luang Prabng-Xieng Khuang-Pakse-Donkhong-Tadlo-Pakse

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Destination for this trip:

Luang Prabang, Laos; Pakse, Laos; Vientiane, Laos; Xieng Khouang, Laos

Length of trip:

10 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 2000 to $ 3000

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.


Detailed Description of this trip:

Luang Prabang is considered the best-preserved traditional city The tranquility and charm of Vietnam with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Southeast Asia. You will visit many beautiful places around Tadlo, Xieng Khuang, Pakse and Donkhong.


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Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Luang Prabang

    Arrival - Luang Phrabang.

    Upon arrival at the airport, you are met and transferred to the hotel.

    Sightseeing

    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. After a short rest, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai; we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River.

    Shopping

    From there, we explore Street Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.

    Hotel

    Overnight at hotel. Meals: None

  • Day 2 - Luang Prabang

    Luang Phrabang - Pakou Caves - Baan Xang Hai.
    Sightseeing

    After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. We then board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the distillation of local rice wine.

    Private Car Service

    On return, we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xienglek, well known for its hand made of Jute Sar paper.

    Hotel

    Overnight at hotel. Meals: B

  • Day 3 - Luang Prabang

    Luang Phrabang - Kuangsri Waterfalls.
    Sightseeing

    This morning you may want to wake up early and participate in the daily early morning ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black Alms-giving bowls being given offerings from the local people, including the ubiquitous sticky rice.

    Sightseeing

    Breakfast, you will visit the morning Phosi Market where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit the Ban Ouay, Hmong Hill tribe, Ban Ou, Lowland Lao and Ban Thapene of Khmu village. Continue driving to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths, return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon and continue to Ban Phanom, a well known weaving village, return to the city by late evening for observing the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath. Meals: B

    Hotel

    Overnight at hotel. Meals: B

  • Day 4 - Xieng Khouang

    Luang Phrabang - Xieng Khuoang - Palin of Jars: (Overland).
    Sightseeing

    Breakfast, we visit the National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign, and the Central Market are not to be missed. After visiting these sights.

    Private Car Service

    Today, we are driving 306KM overland on up Hill Mountain with splendid natural scenery to Xiengkhouang, where was devastated by American bombing between 1964 and 1973.

    Sightseeing

    Upon arrival, we transfer out to visit the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau. If time permits, we are seeing the old capital of Muang Khoun [if time permits] and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hill tribe people. They have an interesting local culture and a colorful history.

    Hotel

    Overnight at hotel. Meals: B

  • Day 5 - Vientiane

    Xiengkhuoang – Vientiane.
    Sightseeing

    Breakfast, visit Central Market, and then free at leisure by own discovery for you to further explore the town.

    Commercial Flight

    After then we catch a flight back to Vientiane.

    Sightseeing

    After checking into hotel, [if time permits] we continue our sightseeing tour of Vientiane surrounding; visit the impressive Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge and the Buddha Park, a display of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures created by mystical monk on parkland located by the Mekong River. A view of the Atacular sunset over the Mekong River is perfect way to finish the day.

    Hotel

    Overnight at hotel. Meals: B

  • Day 6 - Vientiane

    Vientiane - City Tours.
    Sightseeing

    Breakfast, you are met to continue exploring Vientiane capital city, we start to visit the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.

    Sightseeing

    At noon Talad Sao and Talad Kouadin where the major goods display; including fresh food, household, textiles, gold, silver and ancient souvenir varied display and return to Mekong Riverside and late evening. By late afternoon observing sunset by Mekong.

    Hotel

    Overnight at hotel. Meals: B

  • Day 7 - Vientiane

    Vientiane - Pakse – Donkhone.
    Commercial Flight

    Breakfast, we take an early flight to Pakse.

    Sightseeing

    On arrival, we drive on the National Road No. 13th south to Champassak and visit the ruins of Wat Phu, which is well known as the most important Hindu sanctuary of the Khmer Empire between 9th –13th centuries. Here is also a chance to visit some nearby Khmer temples and Buddhist shrines.

    After a shortstop visit, we continue to Done Khone Island by long tail local boat.

    Hotel

    Overnight at hotel. Meals: B

  • Day 8 - Vientiane

    Vientiane Donkhone - Surrounding (Boat).
    Sightseeing

    Early morning breakfast, we explore the local villages of Ban Khone, where the old French colonial buildings and its retrace the old colonial past with seeing the first Lao railway with its locomotive. We continue discover the area of 4000 islands by our leisurely boat to visit one of the most beautiful waterfalls of marking the end of Lao boundary to Cambodia call Liphi waterfall, known as the Samphamith. If we have luck, we may be seen the rare freshwater Irrawaddy Mekong dolphin at Ban Hang Khone.

    Sightseeing

    Return to Ban Nakasang and drive to famous waterfalls of Khone Phapeng. The largest waterfall in South East Asia, known as Niagara of the east.

    Hotel

    Overnight at hotel. Meals: B

  • Day 9 - Pakse

    Donkhone - Thadlo - Pakse.
    Sightseeing

    Upon leaving Done Khone Island, we continue our journey towards Tadlo, through Boloven plateau where famous tea and coffee plantation and other lush vegetation and red surface of basaltic soil are incredible all along the way. En route, there are some opportunities to explore a part of Boloven plateau and visit some hill villages of the Katu, Alak and Nge ethnic minority people, return to Pakse by late evening.

    Hotel

    Overnight at hotel. Meals: B

  • Day 10 - Pakse

    Pakse - Departure.
    Sightseeing

    Breakfast; there is a free time for your own exploration of Pakse Town. Meals: B

    Catching either flight to your next detination.

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