Laos is a landlocked country located in Southeast Asia bordered by Burma, Cambodia, China, Thailand, and Vietnam. Most of the country is mountainous and thickly forested and the Mekong River forms a large part of the western boundary with Thailand. The government system is a Communist state. The chief of state is the President and the head of government is the Prime Minister. Laos has a mixed economy in which the government has implemented gradual economic and business reforms to liberalize its domestic markets. Laos is a member of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Laos has a tropical monsoon climate, with a pronounced rainy season from May through October, a cool dry season from November through February, and a hot dry season in March and April. Generally, monsoons occur at the same time across the country, although that time may vary significantly from one year to the next.
Meet upon arrival, transfer and check-in at your hotel. In the afternoon, visit Vat Sisaket, the only original temple in Vientiane (built in 1818 - it is the sole survivor of a Thai invasion in 1828), the Ho Phakeo, the former Royal Chapel where an Emerald Buddha at the early time of the Lane Xang Kingdom was enshrined, the Patouxai and That Luang Stupa.
VIENTIANE/ LUANG PRABANG (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take your flight to Luang Prabang. Meet upon arrival at the airport, transfer and check-in at your hotel. In the afternoon, visit the National Museum (former Kings Palace) displaying a collection of personal artifacts of the Royal Family. Continue to visit the nearby Vat Mai temple, which was the residence of a Buddhist patriarch before 1975. And then, enjoy the sunset along the Mekong River at Vat Siphouthabath. Overnight in Luang Prabang
LUANG PRABANG / PAK OU / LUANG PRABANG (B)
After breakfast, visit Vat Xieng Thong, considered as the most beautiful temple of Luang Prabang with roofs that sweep low to the ground. Then take a traditional riverboat for a 2-hour cruise upstream the Mekong River towards Pak Ou, at the confluence of the Nam Ou and Mekong Rivers, to visit the sacred caves of Tham Ting and Tham Phum, home to hundreds of Buddha statues. On the way, stop at Ban Xang Hai village where sticky rice wine distillation can be seen. Return to Luang Prabang and continue by car to visit the weaving village of Ban Xang Khong where traditional mulberry leaves paper is also produced. Overnight in Luang Prabang
LUANG PRABANG / KUANG SI / LUANG PRABANG (B)
After breakfast, excursion by car to the beautiful waterfalls of Kuang Si nestled in the lush tropical vegetation. On the way, visit some hill tribes villages such as the HMong village of Ban Thinkeo, the Khmu village of Ban Thapaene and the Lao Loum village of Ban Xom, known for its cotton production. Return to Luang Prabang and stroll through the HMong Market before climbing Phousi Hill to enjoy sunset over the former Royal capital and the Mekong River. Overnight in Luang Prabang
LUANG PRABANG / VIENTIANE (B)
Capture the most culturally ground-touching pictures of villagers offering alms to the line-walking monks in the early morning are dispensable effort recommendation. After breakfast, visit Vat Visoun temple with its Singhalese-style stupa, That Makmo, and Vat Aham, one of the citys major tutelary shrines housing the puppets of the Lao ancestors. Time at leisure until your transfer to the airport to take your flight back to Vientiane. On arrival transfer and check-in at your hotel. Overnight in Vientiane
After breakfast, time at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight
We can check the flight schedule and availability as per your request.
- Return airfare including air tax
- Laos Tourist Visa fee
- Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
- Private car or van with English speaking guide
- Five-night at the designated Hotels above with daily breakfast
- The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group.
- Tips to your tour guide and driver
- Travel insurance
Things to be aware while traveling to Laos/strong>
When in Laos, try and do as the as the Lao do and remember; don't touch heads, don't loose your cool with people and don't flash your flesh. The rest is about manners, shoes left outside, accepting hosts' greetings and not upsetting religious feelings.
The Lao are very friendly and hospitable and a minimum effort will make your trip smooth and memorable. Respect the culture and you will earn its respect in turn.