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Laos Overview

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Tour Information

Price: US$462.00 (included taxes & service charge)
Routes: Vientiane - Vang Vieng - Xieng Khuang - Luang Pra Bang - Vientiane.
Duration: 05 Days/04 Nights.
Depart from: Vientiane - Return to: Vientiane.

Description

Summary: The people's democratic Republic of Laos is located in the center of Indochina, sharing borders with China to north west, Thailand to west, Cambodia to the south, and Vietnam to the east.
 
Laos has a population of a bout 5.5 million people who make up of 48 different ethnic groups within an are of 236, 800 square kilometres. Around 70 % of it's terrain is mountainous reaching a maximum elevation of 2, 820 m in Xieng Khouang province. The landscapes of Northern Laos and regions adjacent to Vietnam in particular are dominated by hills. The Mekong river is the main geographical feature in the west and in fact, form a natural border with Thailand and some other areas. The Mekong flows through nearly 1, 900 km of Laos. In the south the Mekong reaches a breadth of 14 km, creating an area with thousands of land. The capital Vientiane and all other major cities and towns are located of the bank of the Mekong river, while virtually every village depends on the vital bon between the land and water. The first kingdom of Laos is Lane Xang kingdom (the Land of Million Elephants).
 
Tour Type: Land tour + well selected hotel + domestic flights/trains, private guided with your own English speaking guide ( unless otherwise specified), your own driver at your own pace and schedule.

Itinerary

Day 1: Vientiane - Vang Vieng

Upon arrival at Wattay international airport, meet your guide and transfer to hotel for checking in. In the afternoon, Vientiane city tour. Visit That Luang (The great stupa), Patuxai (Victory gate - Arc de Triomphe de Vientiane), Wat Sisaket, Ho Pharkeo (National Museum), Wat Simuong, Wat Ongteu... Shop at Talad Xao (Morning market). Then travel by car to Vang Vieng (150km - 2 hrs). Visit Tham Jang caves, walk along Nam Xong river bank to see the sunset beyond mountains. Enjoy nightlife in town. Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Day 2: Vang Vieng - Xieng Khuang

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit local market. Travel by car to Xieng Khuang (240km - 6hrs). Many stop-overs to visit, en route including tribal villages. Arrive in Xieng Khuang in the afternoon. Visit site 1 and 2 of the plain of jars. Overnight in Xieng Khuang.

Day 3: Xieng Khuang - Luang Pra Bang

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit local market and special wood carving shop. Travel by car to Luang Pra Bang (240km - 6hrs). Many stop-overs to visit, en route, tribal villages. Arrive in Luang Pra Bang in the afternoon. Luang Pra Bang city tour including: Wat Visoun, That Makmo, Wat Sene. Climb up Phousi hill to see the sunset on the Mekong river. Overnight in Luang Pra Bang.

Day 4: Luang Pra Bang

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to local boat Pier for a boat cruise along the Mekong river to visit Pak Ou caves. Along the way, visit Ban Sang Hai where they make traditional sticky rice liquor. Back to Luang Pra Bang at noon. In the afternoon, excursion by car to Kuang Sy falls, visit villages en route. Return to town, visit Ban Phanom village and a hilltribe H'mong village on the way back town. Sunset at Wat Siphaphoutthabat. Overnight in Luang Pra Bang.

Day 5: Luang Pra Bang Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit local market, Wat Xieng Thong - the most impressive temple in Luang Pra Bang and the national museum of Luang Pra Bang (former Royal Palace). Free at leisure until transfer to airport for departure flight.

Tour Prices

Class

2 Pax

3 - 6 Pax

7 - 9 Pax

10 - 15 Pax

16 Pax Up

Single Supplemental

star

$462

$360

$355

$345

$320

$80

star

$472

$370

$360

$355

$330

$97

star

$510

$407

$390

$385

$350

$155

Note: Number of Person in Group/Pax Tour cost per Person (in US $)

Trip includes:

  • All Transfers by private car or bus as mentioned in tour program.
  • English/French speaking local guide
  • Domestic airtickets
  • All entrance fees for sightseeing and visit for whole trip.
  • Boat trip on mekong river
  • Accommodation at hotels specified
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Guide's fee and expenses for whole trip

Trip excludes:

  • International air tickets to Vientiane
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Laotian visa fee of USD 20.00 net per person (stamped in Bangkok)
  • Laotiane visa upon arrival at USD 30- net per person
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as; personal insurance, drinks, souvenirs and laundry, etc
  • Departure airport tax in Vientiane = USD10.00 net per person