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9 days Highlights of Laos Code : ORA-T-08
Itinerary (Vientiane - Vang Vieng - Phonsavanh - Xieng Khuang - Luang Prabang)



Private tour: Departure everyday from Vientiane
   

Day  1
Vientiane (-/-/-)
Arrival in Vientiane. Transfer to your Hotel.

The capital city of Laos, Vientiane still feels like a sleepy city with relaxed charm, tree-lined boulevards, interesting wats and colorful markets.

This day's excursion is to visit an open-air museums, WAT XIENG KHUAN (BUDDHA PARK). This is a collection of whimsical but compelling statues of Buddhist and Hindu gods.
Overnight in Vientiane.

Day  2
Vientiane (Breakfast/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel
Explore the different highlights of the city, including THAT LUANG, a gleaming golden stupa which is perhaps most important national monument in Laos; HO PHA KEO, the formal royal temple, now a museum with beautiful examples of Buddhist sculpture; WAT SI SAKET, PATUXAI, a monumental arch inspired by the Arc de Triomphe, but executed with Lao motifs and WAT SI MUANG.
End your day at the TALAAT SAO, or the "morning market" (actually open all day), the best place to buy traditional Lao fabrics.
Overnight in Vientiane.

Day  3
Vientiane - Vang Vieng (Breakfast/-/-)
After breakast drive to the north through the scenic province of Vientiane. The climate is pleasant and the views are nice, with mountains and cliffs along the first part of the journey. Visit SALT FIELD in Ban Keun.
Continue for a boat ride on NAM NGUM LAKE, a serene, man-made reservoir which also generates most of the electricity sold to Thailand.
Stop at Talat fish market in Huay Mor before continuing to vang Vieng. Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Day  4
Vang Vieng - Phonsavanh (Breakfast/-/-)
Sightseeing around Vang Vieng.
This small town north of Vientiane is nestled in a scenic bend in the Nam Song River. The west bank of the river is lined with tunnels and caverns and the limestone cliffs are beautiful.
Visit some of the caves for which the town is famous, XANG CAVE, or "Elephant Cave", which contains a few Buddha images and a Buddha footprint plus the elephant shaped stalactites which give the cave its name.
Then travel from Vang Vieng to Phonsavanh, with a stop at local villages on the way.
Overnight in Phonsavanh. Overnight in Phonsavanh.

Day  5
Phonsavanh (Breakfast/-/-)
After breafast..spend the day visiting the famous PLAIN OF JARS, a vast area extending around Phonsavanh from the south-west to the north-east.
Mysterious and ancient, over 300 huge stone jars apparently carved out of solid rock are scattered around the plateau.
The jars vary in size from 1 to 3.25 meters high and weigh up to six tons each. There are several different theories as to the purpose of the jars, which are estimated to be 2,500 to 3,000 years old. According to local legend, King Khun Chuang had them constructed in order to store wine for the celebration of his conquest of the province in the 6th century.
Today's tour will focues on SITE I and SITE II, out of the many sites so far discovered.
Afterwards continue to MUANG KHOUN, an ancient capital and stronghold for the Xieng Khuang royal family was destroyed during the Indochina War.
The town was rebuilt after 1975 with rows of wooden Lao houses and a market area and is surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery.
Visit WAT PHIA THAT and THAT FOUN. Overnight in Phonsavanh.

Day  6
Phonsavanh - Luang Prabang (Breakfast/-/-)
Visit the local market
Visit this lively open-air local market.
Then drive from Phonsavanh (Xieng Khuang) to Luang Prabang with sightseeing at Muang Sui a slow journey along mountain roads with stunning views of the forested mountains, lush valleys and karst formations.
Stop at MUANG SUI, visiting WAT BAN PHONG, the second oldest temple in the province; the scenic NONG TANG LAKE, rimmed with limestone cliffs; and the extensive cave network of PHA CAVE. Only discovered recently, this cave contains a 5m high Buddha image dating from 777 AD, surrounded by gold and wooden statues of smaller size.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day  7
Luang Prabang (Breakfast/-/-)
Set between the Nam Khan and Mekong rivers, Luang Prabang is an enchanting town filled with historic temples and colonial style buildings. The entire town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.
Start the day at WAT VISOUN (Wat Wisunalat). The oldest living temple in Luang Prabang, Wat Visoun dates back to 1513 and contains a collection of antique wooden Buddhas.
Visit the nearby WAT AHAM before continuing to WAT XIENG THONG, the crowning jewel of all the monasteries and temples in the city. Its many ornate buildings feature exquisite mosaic and gold-stenciled murals.
From there, stroll down the main street of Luang Prabang, stopping at some of the many temples that line its sides, including WAT SIBOUNHEUANG, WAT SI MOUNGKHOUN, WAT SOP and WAT SENE.
Continue to the NATIONAL MUSEUM (ROYAL PALACE), a modest but graceful building which combines traditional Lao and French beaux-arts motifs.
This turn-of-the century royal residence has been preserved as it was when the royal family last lived here and provides unique insights into the history of Laos. (Closed on Tuesdays).
Afterwards, visit WAT MAI.Visit Mount Phousi for sunset Climb 328 steps starting from entrance on the opposite side of National Museum or 410 steps on the other side of Khan River to the small temples atop PHOU SI, the 150m high hill which sits in the middle of the town, offering beautiful views over the temples and river.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day  8
Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves (Breakfast/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Travel up the Mekong River to the steep limestone cliffs overlooking the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers, home to the THAM PAK OU CAVES. These extraordinary caves are filled with Buddha images, of every style and material imaginable. On the return journey, stop at BAN XANG HAI VILLAGE, a local village famous for the production of lao lao, the local rice wine whisky.Excursion to Kuang Si Waterfalls From Luang Prabang to KUANG SI WATERFALL, travel by vehicle to to Kuang Si Waterfall. This waterfall is located in a perfect natural setting near Luang Prabang, this multi-tiered waterfall tumbles over limestone formations into a series of turquoise pools.
Enjoy swimming in the clear water or just relaxing in the natural environment.
Visit local village on the way, before returning to Luang Prabang by vehicle.
Visit the weaving village of Ban Xang Khong Visit BAN XANG KHONG, a village near Luang Prabang well known for its traditional handwoven cotton and silk, as well as production of the local sa (mulberry) paper.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day  9
Luang Prabang (Breakfast/-/-)
Breakfast. At leisure until your transfer to the aiport

ALL PRICES ARE NET INCLUSIVE OF TAX & PER PERSON. THEY ARE IN DOLLARS U.S.

PRIVATE TOUR (Number of persons. Prices per person sharing twin / double room)

HOTEL CATEGORY  1 PERS.     MIN. 2 PERS.   MIN. 3-6 PERS.   MIN. 7-10 PERS.   SINGLE SUPPLEMENT  
Superior - - - - -
Deluxe - - - - -
Super Deluxe - - - - -
Validity : Our package tour rates are valid from January 1st 2016 to April 30th 2016 Contact us about this tour Book now !
OUR PRICES ARE INCLUSIVE OF:
Accommodation and meals as described, all transfers within the journey, including pick-up at airport, all entrance fees, english speaking guide, boat trips.
(other languages available upon request),
OUR PRICES ARE EXCLUSIVE OF:
others meals than the one described in the program,Visa fees, airport taxes, personal expenses, tips, personal travel insurance.
Note :

The rates above are per person in double or triple room
+ Discount for the 3rd passenger in triple room superior : $48; deluxe:$50; superdeluxe:$175


Addtional discount from above rate per person : starting minimum 4 people.

Child reduction (sharing bed of parents): under 2 years Free Of Charge; under 12 years -30% discount.

Note :

HOTELS USED IN THE PACKAGE TOUR
SUPERIOR
Vientiane
Avalon Hotel ( Standard )(No Extra Bed)
Sengtawan Riverside Hotel ( Standard ) (No Extra Bed)
Phasouk Residence ( Deluxe Standard)
Vang Vieng
Ban Sabai Vang Vieng ( Standard )
Thavonsouk Resort ( Gardenview ) (No Extra Bed)
Phonsavanh
Anoulack Khen Lao Hotel ( Standard ) (No Extra Bed)
Luang Prabang
Treasure Hotel Laos ( Studio Courtyard ) (No Extra Bed)
Luang Prabang Inn ( Superior )
Villa Pumalin ( Superior )
Villa Saykham ( Superior ) (No Extra Bed)

DELUXE
Vientiane
Mercure Vientiane Hotel ( Standard)
Vansana Riverside Hotel ( Standard )
Sabaidee@Lao Hotel Vientiane ( Superior Double )(No Extra Bed)
City Inn Vientiane ( Deluxe )
Vang Vieng
The Elephant Crossing Hotel ( Deluxe with Bathtub)
The Vansana Vang Vieng Hotel ( Standard )
Phonsavanh
Vansana Plain of Jars Hotel ( Standard )
Anoulack Khen Lao Hotel ( VIP Room ) (No Extra Bed)
Vansana Plain of Jars Hotel ( Standard )
Luang Prabang
Ban Lao Hotel ( Deluxe/New Building )
Maison Dalabua ( Classic )
My Dream Boutique Resort ( Classic Garden Dream )
Villa Nagara ( Classic )(No Extra Bed)

SUPER DELUXE
Vientiane
Lao Plaza Hotel ( Superior/Regular Floor )
Vang Vieng
Riverside Boutique Resort ( Deluxe )
Phonsavanh
Vansana Plain of Jars Hotel ( Standard )
Anoulack Khen Lao Hotel ( VIP Room ) (No Extra Bed)
Luang Prabang
Villa Maly ( Superior )
Le Palais Juliana Luang Prabang ( Deluxe )

For bookings of roundtrip packages, we will confirm one of the hotels mentioned above according to the selected category. Please note that compulsory gala dinners and peak season surcharges may apply during peak periods surrounding the public holidays of Christmas and New Year - these surcharges will be confirmed at the time of booking.
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