|Tour Length||Tour 12 days / 11 nights|
|Tour Type||Tour Packages|
|Start From||Luang Prabang|
|Tour route||Luang Prabang - Big Brother Mouse – Ban Khia Luang- Pak Ou caves - Khuang Si Falls – Ba Chan – Xieng Khuang - Plain of Jars – Muang Khoun – Vang Vieng – Vientiane – Pakse – 4000 Islands – Tad Lo|
||Welcome to Luang Prabang and explore the town (Meal: Lunch)|
|Meeting our people on arrival to the airport, transfer to hotel in the city center. A short tour visit the impression of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai, Royal Palace Museum, and the magnificent Wat Xieng thong|
||Luang Prabang – Big Brother Mouse – Ban Khia Luang– Pak Ou caves (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)|
|Visit Big Brother Mouse shop and Ban Khia Luang village. Cruising along Mekong River to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves.|
||Luang Prabang – Khuang Si Falls – Ba Chan (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)|
|Crossing Mekong River by boat to Ban Chan – a pottery village, visit morning Phousi Market, visit tribe villages and relaxing at Khuang Si Falls|
||Luang Prabang – Xieng Khuang (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)|
|Driven to Xieng Khuang through wonderful natural scenery, visit a part of Plain of Jars|
||Xieng Khuang – Plain of Jars – Muang Khoun (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)|
|Today, visit the Central market and another site of Plain of Jars. Seeing the old capital of Muang Khoun and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hilltribe and Tai Dam people.|
||Xieng Khuang – Vang Vieng (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)|
|Driven to Vang Vieng by road. Enjoy the beautiful landscape during the route.|
||Vang Vieng – Vientiane (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)|
|A short morning tour to explore Vang Vieng then proceed to Vientiane|
||Exploring Vientiane city (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)|
|Visit oldest Wat Sisaket , the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, Patuxay Monument and That Luang Stupa|
||Vientiane – Pakse – 4000 Islands (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)|
|Take morning flight to Pakse. Visit the fascinating pre-Angkorian ruins of Wat Phu and Khmer ruins. Then take boat to 4000 Islands|
||4000 Islands sightseeing (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)|
|Explore the beautiful landscape at Khone Island, Liphi waterfall and Khone Phapeng waterfall|
||4000 Islands – Tad Lo – Pakse (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)|
|Driven back to Pakse via Tad Lo, home to another scenic waterfall and numerous ethnic minority groups|
||Pakse and departure (Meal: Breakfast)|
|Leisure until transfer to the airport in Pakse|
Arrive to the airport in Luang Prabang, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Then take a half day city tour with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. We then head to the magnificent Wat Xieng thong 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
Morning, visit the Big Brother Mouse shop to select some books for the village visit. We then head north by car along route 13, before taking an unpaved road to Ban Khia Luang village. We then have ample time to visit the school, play with the kids and watch them enjoy their new books. We also take some time to explore the rest of the village, where you can see weaving and visit the local temple.
We stop for lunch at the village, which can either be a western picnic lunch, or traditional Lao food such as sticky rice, lap and fresh vegetables cooked by the villagers.
After lunch, driven to Ban Khoklin, which takes us through some beautiful scenery of mountains and paddy fields. At Ban Khoklin we then board a private boat down the Nam Ou River for 30 minutes to Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims and continue down the Mekong River back to Luang Prabang. Finish the tour in the late afternoon. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
We cross the Mekong River by boat, to the picturesque village of Ban Chan, a pottery village.
We then 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 Khuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. Finish the tour in the late afternoon. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Driven through wonderful natural scenery to Xiengkhuang. 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 Xiengkhuang
This morning we have time to visit the interesting Central Market in Phonsavan, 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, seeing the old capital of Muang Khoun and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hill tribe and Tai Dam people. Overnight in Xiengkhuang
Visit the interesting Central Market in Phonsavan, then we transfer to Vang Vieng by road, arriving there mid afternoon. Overnight 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.
After lunch, we head south to Vientiane. Overnight in Vientiane.
Starting your visit is the oldest, Wat Sisaket, a temple of thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. We also visit Lao national icon, That Luang Stupa, and we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Overnight in Vientiane
Take a flight to Pakse. On arrival in Pakse, we drive south to Champassak and to visit the fascinating pre-Angkorian ruins of Wat Phu, one of Southeast Asia’s most dramatically situated temples. We have time to explore these intriguing Khmer ruins, which are perched at the base of Mount Phu Kao. Following lunch, we continue our journey by road and long tail boat to the 4000 Islands area, where you have the rest of the day to relax. Overnight in 4000 Islands
Today, we explore Khone Island. Here we begin by re-tracing the French colonial-past at Ban Khone, where some old colonial houses still stand and glimpse the first Lao railway with its own locomotive. We continue our exploration of the area of the 4000 islands by boat and visit the beautiful Liphi waterfall, also known as the Samphamith, which forms a natural border between Lao and Cambodia. We return to Ban Nakasang and drive to the famous waterfall of Khone Phapeng – the largest waterfall in South East Asia, also known as the ‘Niagara of the east’. Overnight in 4000 Islands
This morning we leave Khone Island and you will be met and taken by road west into the Bolevean Plateau. The Bolevean Plateau is known for its cooler temperature being located high above the Mekong Valley. The area is famous for its many waterfalls, and the most beautiful of these falls, Tad Fan, we visit. Tad Fan waterfall is spectacular with twin waterfalls plummeting into a deep gorge surrounded by flourishing vegetation. A trip to the plateau provides a refreshing break from the heat and allows you to observe the cultivation of rich coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, and other crops that can be seen en route. In the afternoon we arrive at Tad Lo, home to another scenic waterfall and numerous ethnic minority groups. We visit the villages of Alak, Nge, and Katu before returning to Pakse. Overnight in Pakse.
Leisure until transfer to the airport in Pakse.
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