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Discover Overland 8days 7nights

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Start city: Vientiane
End city: Luang Prabang
Duration: 8days 7nights
Departure: Daily, upon your request
Destination: Vientiane – Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang - Luang Prabang

There are many excellent restaurants in Vientiane, and you will easily find something to suit your taste. Visit the huge golden That Luang monument, which all Lao citizens respect as their holy pagoda.Visit Vientiane's own Victory Monument, which looks like the Arc de Triumphe. This was built at the end of the Indochina wars with money rumored to be American, and earmarked for the airport’s new runway. Thus the departing Americans dubbed this monument the vertical runway! Have a look at the lovely arches inside the monument.Overnight in Vientiane.

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Day 1: ARrive in Vientiane
Arrive at Vientiane airport, and after customs & immigration formalities, transfer with your guide to your hotel. The rest of the day is to at your leisure. Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 2: Vientiane-City Tours (Breakfast/Lunch)
After breakfast enjoy a city tour to Wat Sisaket with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Visit Wat Simuang and Wat Prakeo, which was the original home of the famous Emerald Buddha, which today lives in Bangkok. There are many excellent restaurants in Vientiane, and you will easily find something to suit your taste. Visit the huge golden That Luang monument, which all Lao citizens respect as their holy pagoda.Visit Vientiane's ownVictory Monument, which looks like the Arc de Triumphe. This was built at the end of the Indochina wars with money rumored to be American, and earmarked for the airport’s new runway. Thus the departing Americans dubbed this monument the vertical runway! Have a look at the lovely arches inside the monument.Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 3: Vientiane – Vang Vieng (Breakfast/Lunch)
After breakfast, you drive to Vang Vieng, about 3 hours from the capital. Once a key military airfield during the Indochina wars, the town’s central feature is the long-abandoned runway along the eastern side of town. On the west side, a small river separates the town from the nearby caves & mountains, which can easily be visited from town. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant en route.Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Day 4: Vang Vieng – Market – Tham Jang Caves – Luang Prabang (Breakfast/Lunch)
Check out of your hotel after breakfast to visit the local market and then the Tham Jang caves through which flows a crystal clear stream. Drive to Luang Prabang, passing through splendid scenery and past many panoramic lookout points on the winding mountaintop road. There are several stops en route to take in the scenery. Arrive in Luang Prabang, check into the hotel, and enjoy exploring the former royal capital & crown jewel of the ancient Lane Xang Empire (pronounced ‘lan sang’) – the Land of a Million Elephants. Shopping at the Night Market.Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 5: Luang Prabang – World Heritage Sites in Luang Prabang – Luang Prabang (Breakfast/Lunch)
After breakfast, visit Wat Visoun, the site of the impressive Thad Makmo stupa. The rounded dome is stylistically more Sinhalese than Lao. Continue to visit Wat Mai. Built in 1796, the five-tiered roof of the wooden Sim (chapel) epitomizes the graceful Luang Prabang architectural style. A visit to Wat Xieng Thong further emphasizes the uniqueness of Luang Prabang, its several roofs sweeping low to the ground. See also the impressive "tree of life" mosaic here. The gilt panel on the exterior of the chapel depicts semi-erotic episodes from the Ramayana. Climb up Phou Sii hill standing right in the center of this small city. Climb its 350 steps to enjoy commanding views for many miles in each direction. Wat Phu Sii sits atop the mountain, alongside the skeletons of Indochina war anti-aircraft guns! Shop at Hmong market, where hundreds of Hmong vendors display their handmade handicraft.Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 6: Luang Prabang – Local Style Mekong Riverboat Experience – Pak Ou Buddha Caves – Luang Prabang (Breakfast/Lunch)
after Breakfast, visit the National Museum, once a king's palace. Displayed inside is a lovely collection of personal artifacts of the royal family, including photos, musical instruments, and many gifts received from the dignitaries of foreign countries. Begin a Mekong Riverboat trip with your guide on the mighty Mekong River to visit the famous & sacred Pak Ou Buddha Caves. These caves, overlooking the confluence of the Mekong & Ou Rivers from on high, have been home to many thousands of Buddha images that have been placed here by local people since the 16th century, when King Setthathirat discovered the caves and declared them a holy spot. On return, visit Por Sa Paper Handicraft & textile area at Ban Xang Khong. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 7: -Luang Prabang - Kuang Sii Fall (Breakfast/Lunch)
Today, after breakfast you are driven out of town 30km. to the beautiful Kuang Sii Fall, where you can swim, relax and soft trek to the top of the fall. On your return there is a short stop at Black Hmong Village, where hill tribe handmade handicrafts may be purchased as souvenirs. Arrive back in the town and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 8: Luang Prabang - Next destination (Breakfast)
After Breakfast, relax until you are transferred to the airport. End of the trip.

Our prices include:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast & meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transport by private car with AC
  • English-speaking guides
  • Domestic flight tickets (SGN-NHA, NHA-DAD, DAD-HAN)
  • Water & First Aid
  • Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions.

Our prices exclude:

  • Travel insurance
  • Vietnam Visa
  • Gratuities for tour guides/ drivers
  • Beverages & other personal expenses.

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