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Laos Past and Present 10 Days

A 10 day adventure discovering the unparalled charm and rustic beauty of Laos. During this adventure travel through the kingdom formerly known as Lang Xang, the Land of a Million Elephants and stay in Indochina’s most elegant hotels. You will have the opportunity to experience the uniqueness of this Buddhist country as you traverse and back from Luang Prabang all the way to southern Laos and back up to Pakse.

 

 

Day 1. Welcome Luang Prabang World Heritage Site

Day 2. Luang Prabang - Magic Mekong and the Holy Pak Ou Caves

Day 3. Luang Prabang World Heritage Site - Kuang Si Waterfalls and half-day trekking (optional)

Day 4. Luang Prabang - The Plain of Jars - Phonsavanh - Xieng Khouang Plateau

Day 5. Xiengkhouang - Phonsavanh - Vientiane by Flight

Day 6. Vientiane

Day 7. Vientiane - Pakse - Don Khong, Southern Laos

Day 8. Khong Island - Surrounding (Boat)

Day 9. Khong Island - Tadlo – Pakse

Day 10. Pakse - Departure

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Day 1. Welcome Luang Prabang World Heritage Site
Up on arrival, our guide will greet and transfer you to the hotel located in the city center. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos, maybe in Indochina. We’ll visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham. The evening will be spent climbing up to the top of Phousi Mountain for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa, as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. Discover the Night Market, where you can find a lovely collection of locally handmade textiles and other local goods.

Day 2. Luang Prabang - Magic Mekong and the Holy Pak Ou Caves
After breakfast, we’ll enjoy a short-guided tour of the city's oldest temples Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong, with its roofs sweeping low to the ground representing the classical architecture of Luang Prabang. We the take cruise up the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we’ll stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they distill local rice wine. We then continue on a short drive to Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xienglek, known for its hand made paper.

Day 3. Luang Prabang World Heritage Site - Kuang Si Waterfalls and half-day trekking (optional)
If you wake up early and participate in the daily early morning ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black Alms-giving bowls taking offerings from the local people. After breakfast we take a stroll on the Phousi Market where you see many local products such as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings.
The afternoon is leisurely spent as we continue to the Kuang Si Waterfall. Along the way, we’ll stop at Kuang Si Waterfall near Luang Prabang to visit local villages.  At the waterfalls you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths. The evening is free to enjoy as you wish.

Optional tour: Trekking at Kuang Si Waterfall with a picnic lunch in the countryside. (3 hours)


Day 4. Luang Prabang - The Plain of Jars - Phonsavanh - Xieng Khouang Plateau
Enjoy a beautiful countryside 6 hour drive to Xiengkhouang, which was devastated by American bombing between 1964-1973, while visiting some local hill tribe villages along the way. Upon arrival at Phonsavanh, we’ll continue to the famous Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau.

Day 5. Xiengkhouang - Phonsavanh - Vientiane by Flight
After breakfast, visit the bustling Central Market and enjoy free time to further explore the town before our flight to Vientiane. After checking into the hotel, (if time permits) we’ll continue our sightseeing visiting the impressive Lao - Thai Friendship Bridge and the Buddha Park, a display of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures created by mystical monks on the Mekong River.

Day 6. Vientiane
Explore the secrets of the capital, Vientiane. Begin by visiting the major sights of the capital including 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. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we’ll stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane's own Arc de Triumph.
The afternoon is spent on a walking tour to visit the of Vientiane beautiful sights of Wat Ong Tue, Wat Inpeng and Wat Haisok. (Bring a hat, as it may get hot.)
Walk through the major shopping area continuing to the Vientiane Central Market of Talad Sao Laos. Enjoy the Vientiane city tour...learn about the history of Laos and Talad Kouadin where many goods are displayed, including fresh food, household textiles, gold, silver and ancient souvenirs varied displayed.  Take in the evening sunset along the Mekong River.

Day 7. Vientiane - Pakse - Don Khong, Southern Laos
After breakfast we’ll take an early flight to Pakse. Upon arrival, we’ll drive along the National Road No. 13, south toward Champassak and visit the ruins of Wat Phu, which is well known as the most important Hindu sanctuary of the Khmer Empire (9th - 13th centuries). Visit some nearby Khmer temples and Buddhist shrines, after a short visit, we continue to Don Khong Island, by traditional local slow boat.

Day 8. Khong Island - Surrounding (Boat)
Today, we enjoy a cruise venturing into the widest reach of the Mekong River from where thousands of islands jut out in dry season, giving this area a lovely name 'Si Phan Don' (Four Thousand Islands). Along the way, we’ll stop at the Liphi Waterfalls and the fisherman village of Ban Khone. On return, we take a short drive to the Lao-Cambodia border at Weukham and the sight of Khone Phapheng, which is South East Asia's biggest water fall.

Day 9. Khong Island - Tadlo - Pakse
Upon leaving Khong Island, we continue our journey towards Tadlo, through the Boloven Plateau where famous tea and coffee plantations, lush vegetation and red surface of basaltic soil are viewable along the way. En route, there are some opportunities to explore a part of Boloven Plateau and visit some hill tribe villages of the Katu, Alak, and Nge ethnic minority people. Return to Pakse late evening.

Day 10. Pakse - Departure
Enjoy breakfast and free time for your own exploration of Pakse Town before your private transfer to Pakse Airport.

 

 

 

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Laos Past and Present 10 Days

What is a private tour?

A private tour is run exclusively for you, your own families or friends with no other strangers.  You may choose an ideal pre-made private tour on our website.  Alternatively, we can customize an itinerary in line with your specific wishes. In particular, you will benefit from the following advantages:

+ Start the tour on any date at your convenience.
+ Choose the tour length as long as your schedule and budget allow.
+ Plan the tour with hotels and sightseeing spots that you are specifically interested in.
+ You may order the dishes you want .
+ Experienced guides and skillful drivers in each city offer services are provided for your exclusive use.
+ Travel at your own pace that flexibly fits your travel style.
+ Ideal for those who need special assistance, such as the elderly, people with disabilities or families with small children.

Prices:

We offer a complete package tour that covers all expenses excluding the cost of international flight ticket. Our tour prices vary depending on:

+ Travel period: prices tend to be higher in peak season (March, April, November, and December) than in low season (May, June, September).

+ Number of travelers: The more people in your group travel, the less you pay.

+ Hotel quality: If you choose a 5-star hotel, you will surely have to pay more than a stay in a 3-star hotel.

+ Booking date: Early bird booking can help you save a great deal than last minute booking.

To have more information about your trip’s quote, simply click the link “personalize your trip” at the bottom of the page and our sales team member will contact you shortly. This service is completely free of charge and requires no commitment to buy.

Booking process:

Step 1: Select a tour
You may choose a pre-made tour on our website. However, if you prefer to customize the tour in your own way, simply click “personalize this tour” at the bottom of the page. A form will appear and requires you to fill in all fields. After the form is successfully sent, one of our sales team members will contact you within 2 working days.

Step 2: Book a tour
If you agree on the proposed quote, you are kindly requested to send us the confirmation mail and we will proceed accordingly. It is our duty to reserve all the services related to your trip such as hotels, restaurants, domestic flights, toURIt guides and so on. We will contact you once again to make sure that the program fits your travel needs. Should you agree on it, a temporary contract will be issued as a written commitment between you and Amica.  Consequently, you are kindly requested to deposit 25 % of the trip’s total cost that can be paid by credit card, check or money order.

Tips:

Although tips are not compulsory in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, it is an etiquette to offer something for those such as your drivers or waiters for their services during the trip.

Accommodation:

There are a variety of accommodation options in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. You can choose from an economic, unrated hotel to an exceptionally luxurious resort and those in between. For your convenience, it is recommended that you stay in a small, authentic, family-run hotel rather than big and crowded one.

Transportation:

Our great cars are from popular brands such as Toyota, Ford, and Mercedes. They are all brand new, modern and air-conditioned. Below is our standards chart:

Number of travellers

2 travellers

3 travellers

4 to 7 travellers

8 to 15 travellers

16 to 20 travellers

Type of vehicle

vehicle of 4 or 7 seated

Vehicle of 7 to 16 seated

Vehicle of 12 to 16 seated

Vehicle of 24 or 30 seated

Vehicle of 35 to 45 seated

Visa:

With a valid passport, 2 identity pictures and a fee of 10$, you can easily get an entry visa to Cambodia and Laos upon arrival. If you choose to stop in Vietnam, you must either get a visa from your home country prior to your departure or request an entry permit to obtain visa on arrival which costs 25 dollars. For the second option, we will provide all the necessary documents to help you obtain the visa on arrival.

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