Highlights-Southern-Laos

This package will lead you from the Capital to one of the beautiful areas in the South with thousands of islands waterfalls and ethnic minority villages.…

Start city: Vientiane

End city: Pakse

Duration: 10 Days 9 Nights

Departure: Daily, upon your request.

Cities to visit: Vientiane – Phou Hin Boun National Park – Savannakhet – Pakse – Bolaven Plateau – 4000 island

- Extendable with optional tours from Vientiane and from Pakse

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Highlights-Southern-Laos

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Tour Brief

Day 1: Vientiane Arrival
Day 2: Vientiane - City tour - Buddha Park
Day 3: Vientiane – Phou Hin Boun National park - Ban Tiou Village
Day 4: Ban Tiou Village - Konglor cave - Ban Tiou Village
Day 5: Ban Tiou Village - Mahaxai cave (4 caves) – Savanakhet
Day 6: Savannakhet – Pakse
Day 7: Pakse - Bolaven Plateu – Pakse
Day 8: Pakse - Vat Phou – Oum Muong temple – Tomo village – Don Khong
Day 9: Don Khone - 4000 island surrounding – Pakse
Day 10: Pakse - Departure

 

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

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4 Persons $1,310 Reservation
2 Persons $1,398 Reservation
1 Person $0 Reservation
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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Private Tour
  • Highlights of Laos

ITINERARY

Day 1: Vientiane Arrival
On arrival, you will be welcomed by local tour guide of Laos Travel and get transferred to hotel in Vientiane – the country’s charming capital, with its laidback riverside ambience, and alluring monuments. In the afternoon, free to relax and enjoy an orientation walk around the hotel area or the guide will show you the river bank area where you could view the sun sink over the Mekong.
Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane

Day 2: Vientiane - City tour - Buddha Park
Today we have a full day to explore Vientiane- the charming and fascinating capital of Laos, one of the classic Indo Chinese cities which conjure up exotic images, with its intriguing mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, American and Soviet influences. Our visit will take you to the key sites: National Museum, Wat Sisaket the city ‘s oldest surviving temple with thousands of silver and porcelain images in the gloriously authentic temple compound that offers you a glimpse into the Vientiane of the past, the next stop is Haw Phra Kaeo. This large temple is beautiful both interior and exterior, it was built to house the famed Emerald Buddha in courtyards filled with frangipani trees. Next is the visit Pha That Luang, the giant golden stupa is a sight to see as the bright gold holds a sharp contrast to the pure blue sky. Then you will go to climb the Arc De Triomphe of Laos, Patuxai. The massive arch has a beautiful mosaic tiled ceiling and once at the top you can see for miles around Vientiane. In the afternoon we take a half day tour to Buddha Park, also known as Xieng Khuan (as well as other variations of the spelling), is a sculpture park located 25 km southeast from Vientiane.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane

Day 3: Vientiane – Phou Hin Boun National park - Ban Tiou Village
After breakfast we head to the south along route 13. This first leg of the journey takes around 3 hours and it is interesting to have a quick stop at Wat Prabath Phonsane (Temple of the footprint of Buddha). Stop for lunch at a local restaurant.
You will then leave the highway and enter the Phou Hin Poun NPA (National Protected Area). The scenery will become much more spectacular, featuring limestone karsts, forests and rice paddies. Then we stop at Ban Tiou village, the rest of the day is at leisure to admire the views.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Ban Tiou Village

Day 4: Ban Tiou Village - Konglor cave - Ban Tiou Village
Wake up by a bird song, have breakfast then star the trip to Kong Lor cave. Board on wooden sampan for 3 hours cruise along the river inside the longest cave in region, Kong Lor cave. Upon entering the cave, the boat which will take you through the length of this spectacular cave along an underground section of the Hin Boun River - a length of 7.5km. The river flows all year and reveals vast formations of stalactites and stalagmites, which you will explore partly on foot whilst inside the cave. In places the cave is up to 90m wide and 100m high. The cave is still used by local villagers as an access route to the region beyond.
 Once out on the other side you can stop for refreshments and walk to local villages, enjoying the scenery and observing a simple way of life. After leaving Kong Lor cave you will back to Ban Tiou village to relax.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Ban Tiou Village

Day 5: Ban Tiou Village - Mahaxai cave (4 caves) – Savanakhet
After breakfast, check out and drive to visit the impressive Mahaxai caves. East of
Thakhek, potholed Route 12 is swallowed up by a surreal landscape of karst formations. Hidden among the sea of jagged limestone hills are the Mahaxai caves, many of which lie within the Khammouane Limestone NBCA. A number of the more easily accessible caves are popular both with Lao families on a weekend picnic and with foreign tourists. These more visited caves line the Thakhek– Mahaxai road, the furthest one only about 20km from Thakhek. Then head to Savannakhet for overnight.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Savannakhet

Day 6: Savannakhet – Pakse
Breakfast at hotel then be transferred to Pakse. On arrival in Pakse, we check in hotel and you have free time to stroll around the quaint town.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Pakse

Day 7: Pakse - Bolaven Plateu – Pakse
Pick up at your hotel for a trip to the Bolavens Plateau, a mountainous region home to dozens of hill tribes, waterfalls and coffee and tea plantations. Your first stop is at Tad Lo Waterfalls, a beautiful formation of three separate falls. From the bridge you will first see Tad Hang and then Tad Lo in the distance. The most impressive of the three, Tad Suong, is located a further 10km upriver. After exploring the falls and their surroundings continue through the Plateau. Stop en-route for lunch. This afternoon, continue to Tad Yuang and Tad Fane waterfalls. Tad Fane is a set of twin 120-meter high waterfalls formed by the merging waters of the Champy and Pak Koot rivers. These impressive falls are situated on the edge of Dong Hua Sao protected area, 38 km from Paksé. (Note: water level may vary accordingly to the previous rainy season) On the drive back to Pakse we will stop to visit a tea and/or a coffee plantation. Laos is known for its famous coffee, the majority of which is grown here on the Bolaven Plateau. A visit to one of the plantations will show you the process of planting, harvesting and roasting these delicious beans. Return to Pakse in the late afternoon and transfer back to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Pakse

Day 8: Pakse - Vat Phou – Oum Muong temple – Tomo village – Don Khong
Breakfast at hotel then head to some highlights as Vat Phou ruin the majestic pre Angkorian 10th century temple complex, Tomo village which is a few minutes’ walk away from the mysterious hidden forest temple of Oum Muong. Oum Muong is a small temple built in the 9th century in dedication to Rudani, a consort of Shiva. Transfer to Don Khong for overnight.
Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Don Khong

Day 9: Don Khone - 4000 island surrounding – Pakse
Today, we enjoy a cruise venturing into the widest reach of the Mekong River from where thousands of islands jut out in dry season, giving this area a lovely name 'Si Phan Don' (Four Thousand Islands). Along the way, we’ll stop at the Liphi waterfalls and the fisherman village of Ban Khone. On return, we take a short drive to the Lao -Cambodia border at Weukham and the sight of Khone Phapheng, which is South East Asia's biggest water fall. Drive to Pakse.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Pakse

Day 10: Pakse - Departure
Today you will have free time until transferred to the airport for your morning flight back home.
Meals: Breakfast
Have a good journey & See you again!

TRAVEL MAPS

Highlights Of Southern Laos - 10 days map

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

  • 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 flights
  • 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
  • Laos Visa (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 # Pauline Hart 2018-06-23 06:37
Hi
We are considering the Highlights tour starting on 29 or 30th of September for 2 people.
Does this tour start on those days...or any day? Are there other people who would be with us?
I would also like to know which hotels/accommodation is used along the way and the type of vehicles used.
Are the walking days suitable for 60 year old lady or steep hills? Can we substitute any activity?
Thank you
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0 # Ha Giang 2018-06-23 09:20
Dear Pauline Hart,
Thank you very much for interesting on our tour.
Our tour is private tour and daily departure. It means that we can surely start the tour on 29th or 30th September. Our private tour guide and transfer will serve only two of you during the trip.
The detail tour information will be provided to you by our travel consultant via email.
My best regards,
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