Laos Encounter Tour 7 Days 6 Nights
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Laos Encounter Tour 7 Days 6 Nights

Duration:   7 Days / 6 Nights
Prices: 690$
Start Date: Upon Request
Depart From: Vientiane
Destination(s) to visit: Vientiane -Nam Ngu Lake - Vang Vieng Luang Prabang - Pakou Cave - KuangSi - Waterfall
Tour Code: ATI652
Tour description:

Laos Travel 7 days - 7 days in Laos Holidays

Tour Program:

Discover the distinctive charm and beauty of Laos in this journey through the kingdom formerly known as Lang Xang, the Land of Million Elephants. Staying in some of Indochina's most elegant hotels you will have the opportunity to taste the unique atmosphere in Luang Prabang as well as see enigmatic Vientiane. Along the way you will be enchanted and fascinated by this extraordinary Buddhist country noted for her genuinely friendly people and languorous pace of life.

Luang Prabang is one of Asia's most beautiful towns. A unique blend of temples and colonial buildings set between two rivers and a range of limestone mountains, it is one of the last Shangri-la's in the world. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, the architectural heritage of the city has been preserved, and no tall buildings mar the townscape. This ancient town is resplendent with well-preserved Buddhist temples, pagodas and tree-lined riverbanks. We will bring you deep into the limestone caverns of the Pak Ou Caves to see the repository of Buddha statues and up Mount Phou Si to capture the spectacular panorama of the town. You will have time to observe and partake in the giving of food items to saffron-clad monks as they stroll along the streets during their daily alms collection at dawn as well as pick up an assortment of textiles and handicrafts in the bustling hill tribe night market.

Day 1 : Arrival - Vientiane 

Meet upon arrival, you are welcome to Vientiane, the city of the moon - an ancient city, situated on the bend on the left bank of the Mekong as the largest city and the capital of Laos.
Transfer to our hotel for check-in.
In the afternoon, we take a sightseeing of Vientiane, to visit religious museums of Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple to have been survived from the Siamese war of 1828 and its cloister contains more than 8000 Buddha statues; Wat Ho Prakeo, the former home-temple of the Emerald Buddha statue or Pra Keo, but today it contains a collection of Buddha statues, antiques and all artifacts found in around Vientiane; That Luang Stupa, the single most important monument in Laos, which was built to cover the original small stupa containing a piece of the chest bone of Buddha; Patouxay (Arch de Triumph), built quite recently in commemoration of those who died during the wars in the past and it is today as the land-mark of Vientiane.

Day 2 : Vientiane -Nam Ngu Lake - Vang Vieng ( B, L )

Breakfast at hotel, we depart our hotel to visit the Morning Market, the biggest shopping center in Vientiane and we make our way by route No. 10 North to Vangvieng, via Nam Ngum Lake, (90 km N), with hundreds of small islands. En-route, we stop to visit Ban Bor, a village where natural salt is produced.
Arrive Nam Ngum Lake, we enjoy our lunch at local restaurant overlooking panoramic view of the lake.
After lunch, we relax by taking a boat ride about an hour viewing around small islands. We continue to drive north into the central highlands, on the way we also stop at Ban Viengsay, a silk weaving village of Tai Neua who originally migrated from North near China border during the war.
We arrive in Vangvieng and catch the sunset over the mountains.

Day 3 : Vang Vieng - Trekking - HomStay ( B, L,D )
Following breakfast, we start the day by exploring the highlights of this scenic area, we drive outskirts of Vangvieng to visit natural caves of Tham Norn, one of the biggest caves in Vangvieng.
We begin to trek through some beautiful forest at the valleys of the range of high limestone mountains as well as rice fields, garden and food gardens to another cave of Tham Phapork. Optional hike or take a local taxi-tractor to visit another cave, Tham Poukham where there is a swimming pool on a stream for your peaceful relaxation or swim in the cool water. Picnic lunch is served under the shady tree along the way.
In the evening, you are welcome by a family host at Ban Nathong, a small village of Low-land Lao.
You will learn more about traditional way of rural life with their fascinating culture of people there. We spend the night in traditional style homes and enjoy the Lao typical cuisine with Lao family

Day 4 : VangVieng - Luang Prabang ( B, L ) 

Breakfast with hosting family, and say good-bye to villagers, we take a local taxi-tractor to get back to Vangvieng.
We also visit Tham Chang, one of the deepest caves which is near Vangvieng. Continue to drive about 5 hrs to Luang Prabang, the ancient first capital of Lane Xang kingdom, the center of religious life in Laos and today the World Heritage City. A long the way, photo-stops can be made for beautiful scenery with mountain range and also to see rural life of various ethnic groups at small villages.
Arrive Luang Prabang and transfer to hotel for check-in and the rest of the day is spent free for own exploration of this ancient town.

Day 5 : Luang Prabang - Pakou Cave ( B, L ) 

After breakfast, we depart our visit Wat Xiengthong, the 16th century temple which, more than any temples in Luang Prabang, epitomizes all the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang architecture and we take a boat trip about a few hours upstream on the Mekong to visit Pak Ou cave in the side of a lime stone cliff and opposite of the mouth of the Mekong and Ou rivers. The sanctuaries at Pak Ou consist of two large caves, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images, which range from mere centimeter to two meters in height.
En route, Lao typical villages are barely visible behind a screen of foliage. Slender canoes bobbing by the shore, bamboo poles and floats mark the location of nets and fish traps. Our first stop will be at Ban Muangkeo, a well-known village for Lao traditional rice whisky, namely Laoh-Khao to be distilled. We are welcome to taste it and also take away. Lunch is at a riverside restaurant.
We arrive back at Luang Prabang in late afternoon, and climb Phousi Hill, the 328 steps leads to the summit of Phousi hill that dominates the sky-line of Luang Prabang overlooking the finest panoramic view in the whole Luang Prabang

Day 6 : Luang Prabang Trekking - KuangSi - Waterfall ( B, L ) 
Following breakfast, we begin to drive to upland country through beautiful scenic views to visit Ban Long Laoh, a small Hmong hill tribe village, probably the best-known hill tribe in Laos.
Begin to trek about 3 hrs through beautiful lushly forested area and also rice fields to Kuangsi Waterfall, which though not very high, but it is spectacular and really beautiful with its green surroundings as the national protected forest area.
We enjoy our a picnic lunch in the shady park nearby Kuangsi Waterfall, where there is a plenty of time for relaxing and a swim in the cool water before we drive back to Luang Prabang.
After arriving in Luang Prabang, we continue to drive outskirt of town to visit Ban Xangkhong, a well-known village for its wood paper making and also Lao silk weavings with natural dyes.
Day 7 : Luang Prabang - Departure ( B)
After breakfast, we depart hotel to visit the National Museum, the former Royal Palace which houses the collection of valuables including the famous Prabang Buddha statue, gifts received from foreign dignitariesâ€Â¦etc, if time permits, the rest of the day is spent free for own experience in this charming town, till transfer to Luang Prabang airport for departure to next destination.

 ( The Price Per Person (US$)  )


Cost: US$ per pax

2 pax 3-5 pax 6-10 paxSingular
Superior 690 640 60080
First Class 790 750 700210
Deluxe 920 850 810400

City Superior 3-star First Class 4-star Deluxe 5*
Luang Prabang Parasol Blanc Villa Santi La Residence
Vientiane Day Inn Novotel Settha Palace
Wat Phou Cruise On board On board On board
Pakse Pakse Hotel Champa Residence Champassak Palace

7 days in Laos Holidays - Laos Travel 7 days
Tour Prices(Price per person and in US$)

Laos Encounter Tour 7 Days 6 Nights

Includes: • Accommodation in twin or double-sharing room.
• Transfers & tours with English speaking guide.
• Private air-conditioned transport + boat.
• Entrance fees for sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary.
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner).
• Service charge & government tax.
• Refreshing tower and drinking water on tour.
• Baggage handling and porterage.
Excludes: • Visa fee.
• Travel insurance against any personal injury of illness and damage of the property incurred during the course of this trip.
• International air tickets to / from Laos.
• Departure tax.
• Personal expenses such as: drinks, phone calls, laundry, tip...etc.

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