8 day Spirit of Laos

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8 days



Maximum Seats


What's Included?

All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour


Vientiane, Phonsavan, Luang Prabang, Pak Ou

Start in Luang Prabang and end in Pakse! With the In-depth Cultural tour 8 day Spirit of Laos, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Luang Prabang, Laos and 3 other destinations in Laos. 8 day Spirit of Laos includes accommodation, flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Luang Prabang arrival (D)

On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. After a short tour briefing enjoy your Welcome Dinner. Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 2

Day 2: Luang Prabang full day City Tour (B,L)

After breakfast we visit the Royal Palace Museum which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. Our walking tour, will take in some of Luang Prabang hidden secrets, venturing through the quiet back lanes leading to Wat Xiengthong. Stop and admire Wat Mai and Wat Visoun, known as ‘The Water Melon Stupa’. After lunch we will stop at the Arts and Ethnology Centre which gives us a further insight into the ethnic mix and culture of Laos. Then visit the weaving and textile villages of Ban Xangkhong and Ban Xienglek. Our final stop of the day is a climb Mt Phousi, which offers a spectacular sunset and a panoramic view over Luang Prabang and the Mekong River. Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 3

Day 3: Luang Prabang - Big Brother Mouse - Ban Khia Luang - Pak Ou Cave (B,L)

The day starts with a visit to the Big Brother Mouse shop to select some books for our village visit. We travel by car along route 13 before taking an unpaved road to Ban Khia Luang village. There will be ample time to visit the school, play with the kids and watch them enjoy their new books before exploring the rest of the village where you can see weaving and visit the local temple. Our lunch stop at the village can be either a western picnic lunch or traditional Lao food such as sticky rice, laap and fresh vegetables cooked by the villagers. After lunch we say goodbye to the village and drive to Ban Khoklin through some beautiful scenery of mountains and paddy fields. At Ban Khoklin we board a private boat down the Nam Ou river to Pak Ou Caves which are crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. We will continue down the Mekong River to the picturesque village of Ban Chan, a pottery village, arriving back in Luang Prabang late afternoon. Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 4

Day 4: Luang Prabang – Vientiane – half day city tour (B)

Our half day city tour, begin with a visit to the city's oldest temple of Wat Sisaket home to thousands of miniature Buddha statues . Visit the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo. Transfer to the airport in time for your flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival in the capital you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Your half day city tour, begins with a visit to the oldest, Wat Sisaket home to thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Also visit the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo. Visit the sacred structure of That Luang Stupa and take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Our final stop is a visit to the COPE exhibition centre which highlights the consequences of unexplored ordnance and mines to the general population. COPE is also a rehabilitation centre for people with disabilities and trains local staff in prosthetic and orthotics. Overnight Vientiane
Day 5

Day 5: Vientiane - Pakse - Khong Island (B)

Transfer to the airport early this morning for the flight to Pakse. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred directly onto a private traditional boat for a 2-hour cruise to Champassak. Disembark at the ancient town, of the Champa Kingdom; continue by car to Wat Phou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002. Wat Phou is the site of ruins which were once part of a temple built some time before Angkor Wat in Siem Reap. It contains some of the most Ancient Khmer architectures dating e back to the 7th century. In the afternoon you will drive to Don Khong, an area of 4000 islands which is the widest point of the Mekong River during the rainy season, although during the dry months the river recedes, leaving behind thousands of islands and islets. This area of the river is also famous for being the home to the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins. En route, we visit the atmospheric ruins of the Khmer temple of Oup Mong at Ban Houei Tomo, located in the forest. Arrive at Khong Island via ferry early evening. Overnight on Khong Island
Day 6

Day 6: Khong Island and surrounds (B)

Following breakfast visit the surrounding countryside Embark on a long tail boat tour to Don Khone, where we disembark. You have the option to explore the island by bicycle, and visit the remains of the French period architecture and Liphi Waterfall or "the Corridor of the Devil". Return to the mainland at the fishing village of Ban Nakasang and drive further south to visit Khone Phapheng. Khone Phapheng is considered the largest waterfall by volume in South East Asia; this is a really impressive site near the Lao-Cambodian border. The site is also teeming with wildlife, making this area one of the most breathtaking destinations in Laos. Overnight on Khong Island after we drive back.
Day 7

Day 7: Khong Island - Tadlo - Pakse (B)

Today you will be taken by road east into the Bolaven Plateau which is known for its cooler temperature being located high above the Mekong Valley. Our first stop is to visit Houey Ten, a Katu village specializing in knifemaking. We then stop tea plantation Stop at Tad Fan Waterfall, a picturesque twin chute waterfall. We then make a stop at a coffee plantation, en route to Tha Teng Market, a colourful ethnic minority food market. Next we explore another interesting minority village, Ban Bong Neua, an Alak village, that boasts a sacrificial altar. We arrive at the beautiful Tadlo Waterfall in the afternoon, where you can relax and cool off in the pools below the waterfall. We then head back to Pakse, stopping at Ban Houi Hun, an Alak weaving village. The Alak also store coffins under their houses as part of the traditional beliefs. Enroute to Pakse we will stop at another picturesque waterfall, Paxuam, before arriving back in Pakse by late afternoon. Enjoy your Farewell dinner this evening. Overnight at Tadlo
Day 8

Day 8: Pakse departure (B)

After breakfast; there will be free time for your own exploration of Pakse Town before catching a flight to Siem Reap-Cambodia or exiting Laos overland from the Chongmek International checkpoint to Ubon Ratchathani Thailand.

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Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 2811 USD 2411 USD 3 & 4star
Deluxe/Superior 3011 USD 2611 USD 4 & 5star

* From prices subject to availability and subject to change. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. We include all flights as detailed within the trip summary for each tour. From the moment you land in the starting city to the moment you are transferred to the airport in the end city, all transport arrangements are taken care of by us. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for credit card payments which vary. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. If you book with Indochina Royal Travel an additional 3% fee applies to credit card or charge card payments .

  • All nights accommodation including one night at a basic lodge (without air-conditioning)
  • Breakfast daily, two lunches and one dinner
  • All transfers and road transport in modern, air-conditioned vehicles
  • All sightseeing as specified (entrance fees are included)
  • Cooking demonstration in Luang Prabang
  • Expert local guides throughout
  • Tour arrival and departure transfers
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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