Best of Laos  - 10 Days-1
This 10-day journey has been designed to combine culture, history and the charm of Laos. Travelers will find it to be fascinating, intriguing and surprisingly accessible...

Start city: Vientiane

End city: Pakse

Duration: 10 Days 9 Nights

Departure: Daily, upon your request.

Cities to visit: Vientiane - Vang Vieng – Phonsavan - Luang Prabang – Pakse - Khong island

- Extendable with optional tours from Vientiane and from Pakse

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Tour Brief

Day 1: Vientiane Arrival
Day 2: Vientiane – Vang Vieng
Day 3: Vang Vieng – Phonsavan.
Day 4: Phonsavan – Plain of Jars
Day 5: Phonsavan – Luang Prabang
Day 6: Luang Prabang City Tour - Pak Ou Caves 
Day 7: Luang Prabang – Khuang Si Waterfall
Day 8: Luang Prabang – Flight to Pakse – Wat Phou Ruins
Day 9: Pakse – Don Khong - Phapheng Waterfalls
Day 10: Khong island - Pakse - Departure

 

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person, double occupancy.

GROUP SIZE PRICE/Person
6 Persons $905 Reservation
4 Persons $1,060 Reservation
2 Persons $1,458 Reservation
1 Person $2,640 Reservation
> 6 Persons Contact us for even better offer

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Travel back in time at vibrant temples
  • Vist bizarre open-air sculpture Buddha park
  • Enjoy beautiful scenery of massive limestone mountains and bright green rice paddies of Vang Vieng
  • Explore mysterious Plain of Jars with picturesque settings
  • Cruise along mighty Mekong river to spiritual Pak Ou caves
  • Escape from the heat at Kuang Si waterfall
  • Experience rural laidback life of Southern Laos

ITINERARY

Day 1: Vientiane Arrival
Welcome to Laos’s capital. Vientiane retains an old-world charm that is becoming increasingly rare. With its wide, open boulevards and many golden temples, this sleepy city hardly feels like a modern capital.
If time permit, you will visit the city’s oldest temple, Wat Sisaket - filled with thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Then explore the former royal temple, Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha. En route to the famous That Luang Stupa, stop to visit the imposing Patuxay Monument, known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.
Overnight in Vientiane.
Meals: N/A.
Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane.
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Day 2: Vientiane – Vang Vieng
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then head north to the sleepy riverside hamlet of Vang Vieng, a small town next to the Nam Song River that is surrounded by jagged limestone karsts.
Upon arrival in Vang Vieng, you will visit the highlight of Vang Vieng: Blue Lagoon and Tham Phoukham.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Vang Vieng.
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Day 3: Vang Vieng – Phonsavan.
Today we embark on the 7 to 8 hour journey by car to Phonsavan. Along the way enjoy the beautiful scenery and see local village life. Xieng Khouang, the gateway to the Plain of Jars, is a town that has been totally rebuilt after it was destroyed during the secret war in Laos. Later in the afternoon, we arrive at Phonsavan, the capital of the Xieng Khoung province. Take a city tour and have the option of visiting MAG, a humanitarian organization clearing the remnants of conflict for the benefit of local communities worldwide (the Mines Advisory Group).
The evening is free for you to enjoy as you please.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Phonsavan

Day 4: Phonsavan – Plain of Jars
After breakfast, we will take a short trek to explore the mysterious Plain of Jars and the surrounding area. The jars are thought to be 2000 years old, although there is little proof to date them very accurately. Archaeologist still struggle to confirm the specific purpose of the jars. Were they used for funerary urns or to store rice wine? It remains a mystery until now. Observe local village life; visit a small monastery in Ban Xiengdi and pass areas that were important battlefields during the American war.
We continue on to Muang Khoun, the one place in the old provincial capital that was not been destroyed by American bombings.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Phonsavan
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Day 5: Phonsavan – Luang Prabang
Following breakfast, drive to Luang Prabang (approx 6 or 7 hours) with a stopover for lunch at Sala Phoukhou. After lunch we continue on our way to Luang Prabang via Road 13 whilst enjoying the beautiful landscape.
Upon arrival, climb up to Phousi hill to see the panorama view of Luang Prabang town.
At night, discover the night market by you own.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 6: Luang Prabang City Tour - Pak Ou Caves 
Following breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the former king’s palace, which is now a museum. The many items nicely displayed include rare furniture, traditional costumes, arts, jewelry, ornaments as well as working tools and utensils of the early part of the 20th century.
We then board a boat upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. On the way back, you will visit Ban Xieng Khong which very famous for Saa Jute paper making.
Come back to the town and visit Wat Siphouthabath to see daily life of local monks.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.
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Day 7: Luang Prabang – Khuang Si Waterfall
This morning, you will visit Wats Xieng Thong, the Golden City Monastery, which dates back to the 16th century and is considered to be the finest in Laos. Then you will visit the Phosi Market where you will see such diverse offerings such 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 the Ban Ouay, Hmong Hill tribe, Ban Ou, Lowland Lao and Ban Thapene of Khmu village. Continue driving to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths. Return to Luang Prabang and relax at hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 8: Luang Prabang – Flight to Pakse – Wat Phou Ruins
Upon arrival transfer to Champasak town, home to Wat Phou ruins. Until the 1860s, Champasak was the major town of southern Laos, however French-built Pakse eventually replaced it as the area's commercial hub. Nearby Wat Phou, a UNESCO World Heritage temple is all that remains of one of Southeast Asia's most mysterious and least understood kingdoms. The Hindu-influenced Wat Phou ruins is the finest example of Khmer temple ruins outside Cambodia, and little has changed since French explorers first visited the site in the late 1800s. This site was once the nexus of the Khmer Kingdom which spanned over much of present-day Southeast Asia.
Back to Pakse town and visit Phou Salao, the best place to enjoy sunset panoramic view in Pakse.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Pakse

Day 9: Pakse – Don Khong - Phapheng Waterfalls
After enjoy the breakfast, you will check out the room and head to southern for 4000 islands. upon arrival, take the long tail boat down stream of Mekong River to Don Khone. From here, take motorised tuk tuk to see the remains of the sole railway built by the French during their time as colonial occupiers, followed by vibrant Li Phi Falls. Come back to Nagasang boat pier where the car and driver will wait for you transfer to the most beautiful fall: Khonephapheng Fall - the largest fall in Southeast Asia in terms of water volume. The falls had a profound effect on the planned use of the Mekong River as a French trade conduit connecting Vietnam with China, and resulted in the construction of the bypass railway joining Khone and Det islands.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Khong island
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Day 10: Khong island - Pakse - Departure
Have breakfast at the hotel and then transfer dirrectly to Pakse Airport to catch your departure flight.
Meals: Breakfast

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FAQs

1. Are tour dates of flexible?

Yes, this tour package is private and you can depart on any dates at your convenience.

2. Can I extend or change my stay?

Absolutely! Extra days can be arranged in most areas if desired. Let us know how you would like to customize your trip and we will do our best to accommodate you. You can ask helps from our travel consultant to amend or extend your stay (subject to availability of hotels and flights; surcharge may be applicable).

3. Are the rates displayed per person or per room?

The prices shown on our website are per person based on twin/ double accommodation.

4. Any surcharges if my travel dates are during Christmas or New Year Holidays?

The rates are regular price and they are not included a compulsory dinner (Gala Dinner) on the day of Christmas or New Year Eve. Surcharges depend on specific hotels you stay at, so our travel consultants will give further information to you in communications.

5. Are there any discounts available?

We offer select trip discounts periodically throughout the year, especially in the low season (Summer time in Vietnam is from May to Sep). Please contact our travel consultants to get more details.

6. How do I pay when I want to book this tour?

We accept payment by debit/ credit card (Visa, Master, Amex), cash and bank transfer. When you confirm a booking with us, we will send you our online payment link or bank details to deposit 30% of the total tour cost. The balance will be due as soon as you arrive in Cambodia. Our travel consultants will give more details via email about payment instruction.

7. Are meals included?

We have tried to balance flexibility and convenience regarding meal options. This tour package includes daily buffet breakfast at hotels and some lunches or dinners as listed in parenthesis next to the tour itinerary on each day tour. In the major cities, where there are a wide variety of restaurants, we generally do not include meals to allow our travelers the flexibility of choosing their own food preferences. Our tour guides can recommend some options for our clients to choose from according to traveler's interest & budget.

8. What type of food is typical of Vietnam?

Vietnamese cuisine is quite varied from the North to the Centre and to the South, having had many external influences over the years that have created an interesting mix of cooking methods and ingredients. French presence in the recent past has led to the assimilation of French cuisine influence, and is often attributed with Pho noodle soup's rise to popularity. Most meals include rice, as well as fish sauce which is a popular condiment added to almost every meal throughout the country.

9. What if I have a special request on food?

You just need to share us your request on type of foods, we will choose a right restaurant and order suitable menus for you.

10. What are the accommodations like?

Vietnam Tours only recommends good hotels rated from 3 stars to luxurious resorts. They are located within walking distance of the town center and the reception generally speaks English. For more information, check with your travel consultants to view pictures of our suggestion on standard hotels/ lodges/ resorts. Don't forget that you can give your favorite name of hotel brands to us, so we can get your concept.

11. What type of transportation is used?

Our Vietnam tours utilize a variety of primarily private transportation (arranged just for your groups) including new and modern vans/ cars, motor boats, etc. We use a mix of private (vans/ cars)/ public transportation (domestic flights, sharing cruises, trains) to provide travelers with the safest and most efficient transit in each area.

12. Is this tour suitable for kids?

Yes! If you have children traveling with, ask your travel consultants to customize the tour program to fit a variety of interests and ages. We also focus on family friendly vacations with less travel and minimum drive times and maximum in-country activity that will keep younger minds engaged.

13. How many people are typically on your tours?

We only offer completely private tours, so only the people you book for will be on the tour. If you are alone, it will just be you and your guide. If you are a couple, just the two of you and your guide, and so on. We believe this is the best type of tour, so that it can be personalized to you, go at your own pace, and so that you can have the full attention of your guide for the duration of the tour.

14. Is this trip a good choice for solo travelers?

Yes, it is. You will still have a private tour guide and driver to accompany throughout the journey. However, you have to cover all expenses regarding accommodations (single room), tour guides, transportations because no-one shares cost with.

15. Do tour rates include international flights?

This tour only includes domestic flights. We find that it is usually less expensive for travelers to book these separately and this also allows you the flexibility to choose the schedule and routing that is most convenient for you. You can purchase international flights on your own, or we can certainly help you arrange these flights with an airfare consolidator who specializes in international flights.

16. How do I get to the hotel from the airport when I arrive?

When you arrive at airports, you will be greeted with your name on our driver/ tour guide's welcome sign, then get transferred to your hotel.

17. How if bad weather such as storm, flood, landslide occurs during my holiday with Vietnam Tours?

Our Travel Consultants and Tour Operators keep checking weather forecast every-day, if the weather is bad and it may affect to your safety, we will discuss with you regarding a tentative program immediately.

18. How much should I budget for tips?

Tips are not compulsory on any of our tours. However, it is customary to offer a small tip for exceptional service. Other travelers opt to bring small souvenirs from their home to give to tour guides and drivers along the way.

19. Is travel insurance included? And is it recommended?

Travel insurance is not included in our tour price. Absolutely, we recommend you to contact with your local agent in your country to buy travel insurance before you go.

20. How to change or cancel my reservation?

- You can change or amend your schedule in advance or during your trip but surcharge maybe applied according to our contract with local suppliers, hotels and airlines. Regarding cancelation terms, please check out this link: https://asiatravelandleisure.com/terms-conditions.html

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Price Included

  • Domestic flights
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Service of English speaking guides in every location
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

Price Excluded

  • International flight
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa fees (more at: www.laostravel.com/visa)
Did you know? All of our tours are private and daily depart. Vietnam Tour can organize any additional accommodations, domestic and regional flights.
Call us on +84384 823 345 to speak to one of our experts.

Comments  

0 # sampath 2018-07-26 13:42
we are a group of 6 or 8. we are interested in Best of Laos. 10 das. How ever being senior citizens we would like a more liesurely vacation.can we avoid vang vieng and add one more day in vientine. Then we could fly from vientine to phonsovan. Same 10 days.
please offer us a promotion price.
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0 # Ha Giang 2018-08-23 08:21
Dear Mr. Sampath,
Warmly greetings from Laos Travel!
Thank you very much for contacting us. It is definitely fine for the itinerary as you demanded.
Our travel consultant will work on detail itinerary with best price to send back to you soon.
My best regards,
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0 # Stephen Barber 2019-02-11 10:26
Hi
My wife and I are interested in the Best of Laos 10 day tour and like the itinerary and places listed to visit.
However, is it possible to reorder the itinerary so we could start in Pakse then go to Vientiane and continue with the itinerary so we finish the tour in Luang Prabang?
If this is possible, please let me know the revised itinerary and revised price.
Kind regards
Stephen
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0 # Ha Giang 2019-02-11 16:42
Dear Mr. Stephan Barber,
Thank you very much for contacting us.
it is definitely fine to customized the itinerary as per your request.
Our travel consultant will work on detail itinerary and get back to you soon.
My best regards,
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