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Laos Heritage 9 days

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Start city: Luang Prabang
End city: Vientiane
Duration: 9 days 8 night
Departure: Daily, upon your request
Destination: Luong Prabang, Xieng Khoang, Vang Vieng, Vientian

When you enjoy our perfect combination trip 9days 8nights of Luong Prabang, Xieng Khoang, Vang Vieng, Vientian you can’t deny that this is a beautiful part of the world.

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Day 1: LUANG PRABANG – ARRIVAL
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city or simply relax. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 2: LUANG PRABANG – HALF DAY CITY TOUR – KHOUANG SI WATERFALLS (B)
First we visit the morning Phousi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, a Hmong village, Ban Ou a Laoloum village and Ban Thapene, a Khmu village. This then takes us to the beautiful Khouang Si Waterfalls where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. We then return to Luang Prabang. Your half day city tour this afternoon begins with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. We then head to the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We also have time to visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 3: LUANG PRABANG – PAK OU CAVES AND XIENGMENE (B)
Today we embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, firstly stopping at Xiengmene, where we visit Wat Long Khun, and the limestone cave Tham Sakkarin, and a tour around Ban Xiengmene village. Following a picnic lunch, we then continue by boat up the Mekong which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside as well time to explore the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, a small village known for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang (B)

Day 4: LUANG PRABANG – XIENG KHOUANG (B)
Today, we make the day drive through wonderful natural scenery to Xieng Khouang. The journey will give you plenty of opportunities for photos and visiting hill tribe villages. Upon arrival, we transfer out to visit Site 1 of the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are scattered all over the plateau. Overnight in Xieng Khouang

Day 5: XIENG KHOUANG – PLAIN OF JARS AND MUANG KHOUN (B)
This morning we have time to visit the MAG exhibition and Site 2 of the Plain of Jars before taking a short scenic trek to Site 3 via a Tai Dam and Lao Leum village. Following lunch we have a half day afternoon tour seeing the old capital of Muang Khoun and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hill tribe and Tai Dam people. Overnight in Xieng Khouang

Day 6: XIENG KHOUANG – VANG VIENG (B)
This morning we have time to visit the interesting Central Market in Phonsavan, and then we transfer to Vang Vieng by road, arriving there mid-afternoon. Overnight in Vang Vieng

Day 7: VANG VIENG – VIENTIANE (B)
As part of our half day tour in Vang Vieng, we explore the famous caves of Tham Jang, which was once used by the local people as a hideout from Chinese invaders. We also cross the river to Ban Huai Ngai, a very pleasant village where we can explore the different lifestyles of the locals. Following lunch we head south to Vientiane, where we arrive before sunset. Overnight in Vientiane

Day 8: VIENTIANE – FULL DAY CITY TOUR (B)
ABF, we start visiting the major sights of the capital; including Wat Si Muang, which is very famous for its supernatural power; Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. Enroute to Lao’s national icon, the precious and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you will have the opportunity to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. We then head to COPE (http://www.copelaos.org/), where you will learn about the UXO problem in Lao PDR and the work undertaken by COPE and the PMRC to provide disability services for people affected by UXOs. As part of the exhibition you can watch a number of excellent documentary films about UXOs and COPE. The Mekong riverside is the perfect place to end the day and admire the sunset. Overnight in Vientiane

Day 9: VIENTIANE – DEPARTURE (B)
Today, you are free to stroll around the city, to find some handicraft or souvenirs for the way back home before catching the departure flight.

Our prices include:

  • Transportation with air-condition in private
  • Accommodation in twin shared room
  • Boat trip as stated in above sights
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • Meals as per program
  • Gov’t tax and service charge
  • Luggage handling and drinking water

Our prices exclude:

  • Visa stamping fee on arrival
  • All air tickets quoted separately
  • Travel Insurance in all kinds
  • Single room (quoted separately)
  • Other foreign language guide
  • Peak tourist season or special event rates
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses

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