Laos Discovery 8 days

Vientiane – Xieng Khouang – Luang Prabang – Pak Ou – Khuang Si waterfall – Pakse – Champasack – Kong Island – Don Khong Island – Khonphapheng Water fall – Paksé - Departure

Overview

Dreaming exceptional value tours to Laos with your family ?

Laos – a Million Elephants country will fascinate you with the solemn temples, stunning waterfalls, Buddha statues in different shapes and friendly smiling people. Amongst the destinations, the ancient capital of Laos – LuangPrabang is the most worthy place that you should spend more time and money. You can visit the system of magnificent temples in the ancient capital like Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Visunarath, Wat Mai, Wat Aham, Wat Sene … and the Vietnamese Buddhist temple built on the banks of the Mekong… Also, you may climb up the top of Wat Join Phousi in the late afternoon to watch the sunset over the Mekong River and the panoramic of Luang Prabang. Xieng Khouang which is world’s cultural heritage – Plain of Jars is the second famous destination of journey to conquer the land of the temple tower. There are nearly 2,000 enormous stone jars dating from thousands years, with many different sizes (the highest over 3m), different shapes (square or circle), different weights (from 600 kg to 1 tone), various positions (straight, inclined, emerging, or partially sunk).  Laos Discovery tour will be your best choice to explore Laos.

Itinerary & maps

laos-discovery-8-daysDay 01: Vientiane Arrival

Day 02: Vientiane – Xieng Khouang by flight

Day 03: Xieng Khoang – Luang Prabang

Day 04: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou – Ting Caves – Phanom Weaving

Day 05: Luang Prabang – Khuang Si waterfall

Day 06: Luang Prabang – Pakse – Champasack – Kong Island by flight

Day 07: Kong Island – Don Khong Island – Khonphapheng Water fall – Paksé

Day 08: Pakse Departure

 

Program details

Day 01: Vientiane Arrival (L)
Arrive in Vientiane, welcomed by our guide and transfer to hotel. Have lunch at local restaurant. Visit Wat Prakeo, Wat Sisaket (the house of thousand Buddha images), and Anousavari like Arch of Triumph in Paris and Pra thatluang stupa (the stupa that kept the relic of Lord Buddha. Have your own dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Vientiane.

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane

Day 02: Vientiane – Xieng Khouang by flight
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to the airport for the flight to Xieng Khouang Province. You will be welcomed and transferred to hotel. Visit the main site of Jars (The Mysterious Plain of Jars) scattered on a hill frame slope, about 12 Kilometers outside ( Phonsavan ) with over 300 unknown origin giant jars, their weight is between one and six tons each and must be over 1000 years age. On way back, visit Phonsavanh Market. Have your own dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Xieng Khoang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Xieng Khoang

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Day 03: Xieng Khoang – Luang Prabang
After breakfast at hotel, visit Xieng Khoang market and depart to Luang Prabang, the former Royal capital City of Laos, the crown jewel of the ancient Lane Xang Empire (pronounced “lane sang”), the Land of a Million Elephants via Phoukhoune, on the way you will have a chance to have an overview of the local life style along the mountainous road through the tropical rain forest. Arrive in Luang Prabang, check in at hotel and free to discover Luang Prabang. Have your own dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 04: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou – Ting Caves – Phanom Weaving
Breakfast is served at hotel, you will take a boat trip on the mighty Mekong River to visit the Pak Ou Caves. Visit Ban Phanom village where traditional Lao textiles are woven on ancient wooden looms. Return to Luang Prabang; visit Wat Visoun, the site of impressive Thad Makmo stupa. Phou Si hill stands right in the center of this small city. Climb its 350 steps to enjoy commanding views for many miles in each direction. Visit Wat Mai built in 1796; the five-tiered roof of the wooden Sim (chapel) emphasizes the graceful Luang Prabang architectural style. Wat XiengThong is considered to emphasize & characterize the uniqueness of Luang Prabang’s local style. Have your own dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang - Laos

Day 05: Luang Prabang – Khuang Si waterfall
In the early morning go to the monks procession in town. You can give the monks the food (rice, fruits …). Back to hotel for breakfast. Depart to Tad Khuang Si waterfall, the most beautiful and the biggest waterfall in this area. The water here has a clear blue-green tint due to the high mineral content. Enjoy a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, visit the National Museum, which was once a King’s Palace. Luang Prabang is a wonderful walking town. Have your own dinner and stay overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 06: Luang Prabang – Pakse – Champasack – Kong Island by flight
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to the airport for flight to Pakse, welcomed by our guide and transferred to Parksé. Visit the famous Tad Fan Waterfall and ethnic villages in the surrounding area then depart to Champasack. In the afternoon, visit Wat Phou (Kmer ruin dated 11th century) then take a drive toward Kong Island. Have your own dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Khong Island.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Khong Island

Day 07: Kong Island – Don Khong Island – Khonphapheng Water fall – Paksé
Have breakfast at hotel then, you will take a boat cruise to Done Khone (1 hour trip) and visit the famous Liphi (Devil Corridor), if you are lucky you can enjoy watching the Irriwady dolphins ( around 06h00-09h00 or 16h00-18h00 ) and the remnants of the French colonial area ( old pier, stream rail way, former French hospital building and Maritime Office). Have lunch at local restaurant, and then take a boat cruise to Ban Nakasang village and visit Khon Phapheng (Niagara of Asia). Return to Pakse. Have your own dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Paksé.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Paksé

Pakse - Laos

Day 08: Pakse Departure
After breakfast at hotel, take your free time or going shopping until being transferred to Pakse airport for departure.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A

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