Laos Experience
6 Days / 5 Nights
Visiting friendly Laos capital city where many ancient monuments and stupas. Vientiane, the delightfully friendly capital of Laos. Then Xieng Khoang offers you an impressive archaeological Plain of Jars and colorful hill tribe market of Phonsavan. Up there in Luang Prabang, you experience the ancient kingdom of Laos where traditionally remain uncharged in century. It is known as the 'Thousand Pagoda City', there are countless intriguing architectural highlights in the sleepy and once royal capital.
 
From US$560
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Colour is the first of Luang Prabang’s virtues to greet travellers. Pearly frangipanis with their heady perfume, banks of overgrown trees peppered with scarlet flowers, the burnt sienna robes of hundreds of monks and their novices, and resplendent gold and claret wats. The scent of fresh coffee, river activity, produce markets and spicy food soon follows. And then the broader aesthetics begin to unfold. Encircled by mountains, and set 700m above sea level at the confluence of the Nam Khan (Khan River) and the Mekong River, Luang Prabang is now Laos’ foremost tourist showpiece. The brew of gleaming temple roofs, crumbling French provincial architecture and multiethnic inhabitants captivates even the most jaded travellers, and the quiet benevolence of the city’s residents lulls them into a somnambulant bliss.

Vientiane, a delightfully friendly capital, studded with crumbling French mansions, bougainvillea­-blooming streets and steaming noodle stalls, is something in between a big town and a diminutive city. Full of things to see, from Buddha Park to the Morning market and an impossibly rich selection of international cuisine – most pointedly French – you’ll find yourself slowly won over by the easy charms of this evolving backwater. The city may reveal its beauty less readily than Luang Prabang, but spend a few days visiting its unusual sights, sampling its excellent food and enjoying a Beer Lao at sunset by the river, and you’ll soon feel at home here.

At a glance:

Day 1:
·       Arrival to Vientiane  
·       Free time at leisure
Day 2:
·       Wat Sisaket
·       Wat Prakeo
·       That Luang Stupa
·       Patuxay Monument
·       Wat Ong Tue, Wat Inpeng and Wat Haisok
·       Vientiane Central Market
Day 3:
·       Plain of Jars
·       Muang Khoun Province
·       Visiting Hmong hilltribe
Day 4:
·       Central Market of Phonsavanh
·       Thampra
·       Photo stop on top of a hill
·       Luang Prabang
Day 5:
·       Royal Palace Museum
·       Wat Sene temple
·       Wat Xiengthong
·       Pak Ou Caves
·       Ban Xanghai
·       Ban Phanom
·       Ban Xangkhong, Ban Xienglek
Day 6:
·       Free time at leisure
·       Departure


  • Day 1: Vientiane
    Day 1: Vientiane
    Arrival in Vientiane airport in the afternoon. Our guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel for check-in. Explore Vientiane at the first glance in your leisure time.
  • Day 2: Vientiane Highlights
    Day 2: Vientiane Highlights
    Explore Vientiane capital by visiting the major sights of the capital, starting with the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. . En route to Lao’s national precious heritage, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you will have the opportunity to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Later, continue visiting the rest of Vientiane by foot, including Wat Ong Tue, Wat Inpeng and Wat Haisok. Pass by the major shopping area continuing to the Vientiane Central Market of Talad Sao and Talad Kouadin where various goods are displayed for sale; including fresh food, household goods, souvenirs, textiles, gold, silver and antiques. Then return to the Mekong Riverside in the late afternoon for observing the magnified sunset.
  • Day 3: Xiengkhuang
    Day 3: Xiengkhuang
    After breakfast, you will have free and easy at leisure until time to transfer to the airport for your short flight to Xiengkuang. Upon arrival, transfer out to visit the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau. Afterwards, make a visit to the old capital of Muang Khoun Province and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hilltribe and Tai Dam people with interesting local culture and a legendary history. 
  • Day 4: Luang Prabang
    Day 4: Luang Prabang
    Early morning, you will visit the Central Market of Phonsavanh to watch the different hill tribe people barter and exchange merchandises. Then head out towards Luang Prabang.  En-route stop off to see the Buddha images in Thampra, a site more than 200 years old, and various Hmong and hill tribe minority villages along the way. After a photo stop, you will continue driving uphill, enjoying the splendid natural scenery of the mountains, the forest and landscape. The journey will take you over mountainous regions until we approach Luang Prabang, one of the most beautiful traditional towns in Asia. 
  • Day 5: Luang Prabang Highlights
    Day 5: Luang Prabang Highlights
    Today’s journey starts by a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts and enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, representing classical Laotian architecture. You then board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which gives you a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. En route, you will stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where the local speciality of rice wine is produced. Once back in Luang Prabang city, take a short drive to Ban Phanom, a village well known for its hand weaving. The journey extends by visiting Ban Xangkhong, Ban Xienglek, small villages well known for silk weavings and for Saa (jute) Papermaking
  • Day 6: Luang Prabang Departure
    Day 6: Luang Prabang Departure
    After breakfast, you are free until time to transfer to the airport for your departure flight to the next destination. End of services.
For budget from US$560 (VND 11,827,200) per person...
The price is generally based on group of 6 people for luxury 6 days itinerary in deluxe 4 star hotels (sharing room) including excursions and private guiding. 
Suggested Accommodation: 
Luang Prabang Villa Santi Hotel & Resort 
Vientiane Mercure Hotel
Xiengkhouang Vansana


Notes:

 ·   All prices are NOT applied to peak season from Dec 20th to Jan 5th and during Laos New Year from April 12th – 16th.
·     All price are note applied to compulsory Gala Dinner on X'mas & New Years's Eves


Includes
·    Accommodation:  shared Double/Twin with daily breakfast.
·    Private transportation as per the itinerary
·    Private experienced English speaking guides.
·    Admission/Entrance fees as per the itinerary

Excludes
·    Tips and gratuities
·    International Air Tickets arrival to and departure from Laos.
·    Domestic air tickets
·    Visa stamping on arrival to Laos (US$ 30 per person)
·    Personal expenses not mentioned above.


Please contact us at  (+84 4) 35622733 /  24hrs number: 877 - 315 - 9164/ info@sisterstoursvn or via our Contact Page for a complimentary consultuation.
 
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