Laos Discovery - 8 Days

Trip Code

LD8D

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

8 days

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548

Maximum Seats

8

What's Included?

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

Summary

Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Phonsavan, Luang Prabang

Start in Vientiane and end in Luang Prabang! With the In-depth Cultural tour Laos Discovery – 8 Days, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Vientiane, Laos and 3 other destinations in Laos. Laos Discovery – 8 Days includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: VIENTIANE ARRIVAL

“Welcome to Laos” at the airport (Vientiane – Wattay International Airport) by your tour guide and your EMH tours’ transfer team. We then transfer you to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Meal is not included on this day.
Day 2

Day 2: VIENTIANE CITY TOUR

After Breakfast at the hotel, discover the charms of Vientiane, the capital and largest city of Laos on the banks of the Mekong River. The highlights of the tour are: - religious museum, Wat Si Saket - Wat Ho Phra Keo, one of the most unique characteristics and former home of the Emerald Buddha - Pha That Luang, a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa in the centre of the city - Patuxai is a massive war monument and triumphal arch in the center of Vientiane Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast
Day 3

Day 3: VIENTIANE - NAM NGUM DAM - VANG VIENG

After Breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Vang Vieng. The driving time is around 3 – 4 hours. Enroute stop at Nam Ngum Dam. There, we will take an hour boat ride to explore islands around this massive scenic dam. Next, enjoy lunch at the local restaurant (cost is at your own expense) before continuing to Vang Vieng. Upon arrival in Vang Vieng, check-in your hotel, enjoy your own time and free to explore the town. Sitting on the banks of the Song river, surrounded by green rice fields and rising dramatic limestone mountains above the luscious paddy fields, Vang Vieng is one of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful adventure destinations. Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast
Day 4

Day 4: VANG VIENG - XIENG KHOUANG - PHONSAVAN

Today, we enjoy a short-guided tour of the city’s oldest temple Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its sweeping low roofs, which represents the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. We then embark on a boat journey upstream along the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. En route, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where the local speciality of rice wine is produced. Once back in Luang Prabang city we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, well known for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 5

Day 5: THE PLAIN OF JARS TOUR

After breakfast at the hotel, we will start our tour to the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau. We will visit the Plain of Jars sites I and II, which are the biggest sites. The Plain of Jars has all the ingredients to stir the imagination. Shrouded in mystery and myth, and laced with intrigue and tragedy, this is a bizarre collection of ancient cylinders scattered in their hundreds across the war-scarred countryside of northern Laos’s Xiengkhuang province. If we have time, we will drive to Muang Khoun, the former royal capital of Xieng Khouang province, to visit Wat Phia Wat temple, That Foun Stupa and That Chomphet Stupa. Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast
Day 6

Day 6: ROAD JOURNEY TO LUANG PRABANG

After breakfast at the hotel, start our journey to Luang Prabang, distance: 260km/ 6 – 7 hours drive. The drive will take us over the beautiful scenery of the mountainous region. On the way, visit varied Hmong and varied hill tribe minority villages along the road. Continue driving uphill to Luang Prabang and enjoy mountain splendid natural scenery, forest and landscape. Upon arrival in Luang Prabang, check-in your hotel, enjoy your own time and free to explore the town. The small town of Luang Prabang is located in northern Laos and has one of the most beautiful settings in south-east Asia. Sandwiched between the Mekong and the Nam Khan River, Luang Prabang is oh so pretty and ever so romantic! This old French colonial town became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 and nowadays it’s very popular with visitors to Laos. Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast
Day 7

Day 7: LUANG PRABANG CITY TOUR

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to the nearby Morning Market, which is popular for fresh vegetables, fish from the Mekong River, medicinal plants and other curiosity. Then, take a short walk to: - Wat Mai Suwannaphumaram Monastery – built in late 18th century founded by King Anurat (r. 1795-1817) in 1796 and restored in 1821 by the King Manthatourat. - Royal Palace Museum known as Haw Kham, the Golden Hall – built between 1904-1909 blend of Laotian and French Beaux Arts architecture. The new official royal residence for the monarchs of Luang Prabang and converted into a Museum in 1976. Next, we will drive along the Mekong River to Wat Wisunalat – built during the reign of King Wisunarat (1501-1520) and represents the earliest style referred to as Luang Prabang Style of Lao temple architecture. It was rebuilt between 1896 and 1898 and during the reign of King Sakkarin Kamsuk. We then continue to Heuan Chan Heritage Luang Prabang for a short activity and learn how to make Banana Leaf and Flower. After that, we will travel along the Nam Khan River to Wat Xieng Thong, one of the most important of Lao monasteries and remains a significant monument to the spirit of religion, royalty and traditional art. Next stop is Mount Phousi, rising 100m up from the peninsula that straddles the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, Mount Phousi is the boss when it comes to the Luang Prabang skyline. Tour will end when we arrive back in our hotel. Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast
Day 8

Day 8: FLY BACK HOME

Breakfast and free time until time to go to the airport for departure flight. Then, transfer you to the Luang Prabang Airport according to your flight departure time. Meals: Breakfast

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1655 USD 1255 USD 3 & 4star
Deluxe/Superior 1855 USD 1455 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 Tourism Union Indochina an additional 3% fee applies to credit card or charge card payments .

INCLUDES:
  • 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
EXCLUDES:
  • 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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