Highlights of Laos

From USD 2630 pp

7 Days – Luang Prabang, Champasak, Bolaven, Pakse

Itinerary

Day 1: Luang Prabang

Upon arrival at Luang Prabang, your local guide will welcome you at airport, transfer to your hotel where a welcome drink will be served. Check in your room. If time permits head for an orientation tour of the town by tuk-tuk. Climb up Phousy Hill for a panoramic view of the city & the Mekong River. Dinner at Hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang. (D)

Day 2: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves – Luang Prabang

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning embark to the local pier of Luang Prabang for a traditional boat & cruise upstream on the Mekong River to visit the sacred Buddha Caves. On the way stop at Thin Hong a picturesque village to get a glimpse of daily life. Visit Tham Ting & Tham Phoum caves in which you find hundreds of Buddha statues. Lunch on board. Return to Luang Prabang by boat. On the way back stop at Ban Xang Khong, handmade paper village. Drop in the old city & take a walk or shop at a Hmong market. Dinner at Elephant restaurant. Overnight in Luang Prabang. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Luang Prabang – Kuangsi waterfall – Luang Prabang

Early morning during sunrise join the daily Tagbat ceremony – almsgiving to the monks of Luang Prabang. This serene ritual is an important part of spiritual life of the Lao people. For visitors it offers a memorable experience and opportunity for photography. Your guide will explain how to respectfully follow the customs and rules involved. After the ceremony you will visit the local fresh market. Return to your hotel for breakfast. Visit of the Royal Palace Museum housing the most important treasures of Laos recent past; continue to Wat Xieng Thong at the tip of the peninsula. The oldest & most beautiful temple of the UNESCO World heritage town dates back from the 16th century. The roof sweep low to the ground & glass colored panels adorn the walls of the chapels; see the residential neighborhoods of the peninsular. The last visit will be at Wat Mai. After lunch at Couleur Café restaurant, excursion by car to Kuangsi waterfall 32 km to the west of Luang Prabang. Short walk through the forest to the waterfall. After enjoying the scenery, take a swim in one of the nearby clear pools. Visit the Asian Bear sanctuary. Overnight in Luang Prabang. (B, L)

Day 4: Luang Prabang – Pakse – Champasak

Breakfast at the hotel. Early transfer in the morning for the airport for your flight to Pakse (not included). Upon arrival in Pakse, transfer to a local restaurant for a homegrown coffee at the Sinouk Cafe before transfer to the pier to embark on a traditional boat for a 2 hours cruise to the small town of Champassack. Continue by car to visit Vat Phou, the ruins of a Khmer Temple from 8-11th century. Visit the local museum. The temple might not be as impressive as Ankor Wat, but is a significant historical site and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Lunch at local restaurant. Transfer to your hotel for check-in. Afternoon time to explore your hotel surrounding on foot or bicycle, or just take time by the pool or on your terrace overlooking the Mekong and the mountains around Champasak. Dinner at hotel. Overnight in Champasak. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Champasak – Khon & Det Island – Champasak

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning drive to the mighty Khonphapeng Waterfalls at the southern tip of Laos. Continue to the port for a ferry boat to Don Khon and Don Det. Cross the French railway bridge linking Don Khon and Don Det and pass-by an old locomotive, left behind by the French colonial authorities. Walk to the beautiful Liphi Waterfalls. Lunch at local restaurant. At the end of the day, transfer to your hotel. Dinner at hotel. Overnight in Champasak. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Champasak – Bolaven – Pakse

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to the Bolaven Plateau, a unique elevated region in Laos, where tea and the famous Café Lao are grown. Stop at a plantation and continue to the spectacular Tad Fane Falls located in pristine jungle. Visit Tad Phasuam and Tad Yeuang Waterfalls. Lunch at Sinouk Coffee plantation. Drive back to Pakse, arrive and check in at your hotel. Overnight in Pakse. (B, L)

Day 7: Pakse

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

Other details

Inclusions

– 03 nights accommodation in Luang Prabang
– 02 nights in Champasak
– 01 night in Pakse
– Daily Breakfast, 05 Lunches & 04 Dinners
– All transfers and tours mini-van with English local speaking guides
– All entrance fees for sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary
– Services charges, room tax and baggage handling
– Traditional boat fare

Meal Plan

B – Breakfast; L – Lunch; D – Dinner

Supplements

Supplement Cost:
Luang Prabang – Pakse by Lao air Lines: US$ 161 per person per ticket (approx.)

Hotels used

Superior: Luang Prabang: My Dream Boutique Resort (Dlx) or Similar; Champasak: The River Resort (Pond Side room) or Similar; Pakse: Athena Hotel (Std) or Similar
First: Luang Prabang: Victoria Xiengthong Palace Hotel (Palace room) or Similar; Champasak: The River Resort (Pond Side room) or Similar; Pakse: Athena Hotel (Std) or Similar
Deluxe: Luang Prabang: Sofitel (Garden Suite room) or Similar; Champasak: The River Resort (River Front room) or Similar; Pakse: Athena Hotel (VIP room) or Similar

Exclusions

Airfares (international and domestic), Personal insurance, Early check-in/ Late check-out at your hotel/resort/lodge, Lao visa fee upon arrival, Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, and laundry etc., Others not mentioned nor specified above not to be included in the tour prices. Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24Dec & 31Dec (If any).

Child Policy

Child U/12 yrs of age sharing room with parents on existing bedding will pay 50% of the adult rate & with an extra bed 75% of the adult rate will be applicable. Child upto 2 years, FOC sharing bed with parents.

Remarks

Rates are not valid during the Peak Season, fairs and festivals. Rates & Itinerary are subject to change without prior notice and subject to availability. No refund on any utilized services.

Cancellation Policy

In the event of any cancellations following charges will be applicable:
Within 48-33 days prior to arrival: 50% of the package cost
Within 32 days prior to arrival OR No-Shows: 100% of the Package cost.

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