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A spectacular 8 day journey of discovery through the heart of Laos and uncover the hidden roads less travelled of the south.

Start city: Luang Prabang

End city: Pakse 

Duration: 8 Days 7 Nights

Departure: Daily, upon your request.

Cities to visit: Luang Prabang – Pakou – Vientiane – Pakse – Champasak – Khong Island – Pakse

- Extendable with optional tours from Luang Prabang and from Pakse 

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Tour Brief

Day 1 – Luang Prabang Arrival
Day 2 – Luang Prabang - Pakou caves
Day 3 - Kuang Si Waterfalls – Hill Tribes Tour
Day 4 – Luang Prabang – flight to Vientiane 
Day 5 - Vientiane – Pakse – Champassak – Wat Phou (Wat Phou Cruise)
Day 6 - HueiThamo - OumMoung Temple - Khong Island (WatPhou Cruise)
Day 7 - Ban Veuthong – the “Niagara of the East – Xieng Di – Pakse (Wat Phou Cruise)
Day 8 - Pakse departure

 

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

GROUP SIZE PRICE/Person
6 Persons $1,388 Reservation
4 Persons $1,462 Reservation
2 Persons $1,636 Reservation
1 Person $2,272 Reservation
> 6 Persons Contact us for even better offer

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Luang Prabang – a world heritage site and surrounding area.
  • Capital Vientiane with many ancient temples and stupa
  • Wat Phou Cruise – the only overnight luxury cruise in Southern Laos
  • 4000 island with majestic waterfalls

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Luang Prabang Arrival
Upon arrival at the airport in LuangPrabang, you are greeted and transferred to the hotel. After a short rest, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai; we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa,  witness a beautiful sunset view of the city and Mekong River. From there, we explore the Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textiles made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.
Meals: N/A.
Accommodation: Hotel in LuangPrabang

Day 2 – Luang Prabang - Pakou 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 and arts, jewelry, ornaments as well as working tools and utensils of the early part of the 20th century.We then board a cruise up the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysteries 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 distill local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Phanom to see local hand weaving
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang
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Day 3 - Kuang Si Waterfalls – Hill Tribes Tour
This morning wake up early and participate in the daily early morning ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black alms-giving bowls being given offerings from the local people, including the ubiquitous sticky rice. After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang’s temples.
Then you will visit the morning Phosi Market where you will see such diverse offerings 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 by late afternoon and visit Wat Siphouthabath to see daily life of local monks. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang
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Day 4 – Luang Prabang – flight to Vientiane 
Today, you will catch the flight from Luang Prabang to Vientiane. After checking into the hotel, we are met by our guide to continue exploring this capital city. We begin visiting the major sights including the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image.
On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane

Day 5 - Vientiane – Pakse – Champassak – Wat Phou (Wat Phou Cruise)
In the early morning, 06h30, we board a flight to Pakse. Upon arrival you are met and transferred to Vat Phou for our 10:00am cruise to Champassak.  We then board a local long tail riverboat, zigzagging through mild rapids and sand banks, arriving at Champassak for a guided tour of the mysterious pre-Angkorian 10th century temple of Wat Phou, the boat’s namesake. As dusk falls aboard the Vat Phou, we enjoy a relaxing cruise down-river, enjoying the tropical sunset and dinner on board, while the boat docks for the night alongside a remote Laotian village.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight on Wat Phou Long Tail River Boat.
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Day 6 - HueiThamo - OumMoung Temple - Khong Island (WatPhou Cruise)
Breakfast is served on board as we set sail for the village of HueiThamo, only a few minutes’ walk away from the Atacular hidden forest temple of OumMoung. After some exploring, board the boat for a cruise southwards and lunch on the deck, as we continue our leisurely sail to the wild paradise of the “Four Thousand Islands”. We arrive near to Khong Island (the birthplace of the President of the Peoples Republic of Laos) at Ban Dua Tae and visit this Laotian Village where the traditional way of life has not changed in centuries. We shall dine on board for a quiet dinner under the stars, serenaded by the songs of the buffalo toads.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight on Wat Phou Long Tail River Boat.

Day 7 - Ban Veuthong – the “Niagara of the East – Xieng Di – Pakse (Wat Phou Cruise)
Breakfast  is served on the deck, while cruising to the small village of Ban Veuthong where we will board a small long-tail boat to Khone Island. After our  visit, take a long tail boat back to the main land amid the by-gone splendor of another age; colorful French colonial houses and an old customs post, alongside a stone quay. Take a minivan to amazingly scenic splendor of the KhongPhaPeng Waterfall, “the Niagara of the East“, close to the Cambodian border. We arrive back to “civilization”, after a two hour ride to Pakse, arriving about 3:30 pm and transfer to hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Pakse.

Day 8 - Pakse departure
Have breakfast at the hotel then enjoy a free morning before driving to the airport to catch your departure flight home.
Meal: 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.
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