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USD 789
Country: Laos
City: Luang Prabang
Duration: 10 Day(s) - 9 Night(s)
Tour Category: Classic Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
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10Days Luang Prabang – Vientiane – Pakse – Tadlo – Champasak - Khong - Pakse


Day 01        ARRIVAL-LUANG PRABANG                            D
        Arrive in Luang Prabang, transfer to your hotel for check-in. Lunch and rest of time at leisure
Dinner and accommodation at your hotel

Day 02    LUANG PRABANG                                B-L-D
Watch Tagbat, the monks’ rounds, early in the morning. It is a ritual that is truly part of Lao people’s life and offers a memorable experience and great snapshots. Your guide will explain how to follow the strict customs and rules involved.
Breakfast at your hotel
Full day visit of the old city. Start your visit with Vat Visoun (today Buddhist art museum) and That Makmo, the stupa shaped like a watermelon. Proceed to Vat Mai with its five tiered roof and exquisitely carved veranda. Take a walk in the old city and visit Vat Sene, the perfect place to meditate
Lunch at a local restaurant
Afternoon continue your visit with Vat Xieng Thong at the tip of the peninsula. The oldest and most beautiful temple of the UNESCO World heritage town dates back from the 16th century. The roof sweep low to the ground and glass colored panels adorn the walls of the chapels; see the residential neighborhoods of the peninsular, before climbing up to Phousi hill for a view over the city, its surroundings and the Mekong River
Dinner at a local restaurant
Accommodation at your hotel

DAY03    LUANG PRABANG – PAK OU – LUANG PRABANG                           B-L-D
Breakfast at your hotel
    Transfer to the local pier on the Mekong and embark on a traditional boat upstream to visit the sacred Buddha caves. On the way stop at Thin Hong, a picturesque village and get a glimpse of rural daily life. Visit Tham Ting and Tham Phoum, the revered cave temples housing hundreds of Buddha statues
    Lunch at a local restaurant near the caves
Return to Luang Prabang by boat. Drop in the old city for a walk or shop at the Night Market
Dinner at a local restaurant
Accommodation at your hotel

Day 04        LUANG PRABANG – KUANGSI – VIENTIANE                      B-L-D
Breakfast at your hotel
    Visit of the Royal Palace Museum housing the most important treasures of Laos’ recent past. Excursion by car to Kuangsi waterfall 32 kms to the west of Luang Prabang. On the way, visit the Hmong village Ban Na Ouane. Short walk through the forest to the waterfall. After enjoying the scenery, take a swim in one of the nearby clear pools. Below the tiered limestone pools lies the Khmu village Ban Thapene. Khmu men are especially good basket weavers and can sometimes be watched crafting
Picnic lunch nearby the waterfall
Back to Luang Prabang in late afternoon and transfer to the airport and flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for check in
Dinner and accommodation at your hotel

 

 

Day 05        VIENTIANE                                    B-L-D            Breakfast at your hotel
Start the day with a visit of Vat Sisaket, the oldest monastery in Vientiane, built in 1818. Continue to nearby Ho Phrakeo, the former Royal temple, now a Museum of buddhist art and sculpture. Visit Talat Sao to buy Lao textiles and basketry as souvenirs
Lunch at a local restaurant
Afternoon proceeds to That Luang with its golden stupa in the characteristic banana flower shape – it is the most revered shrine in Laos. Stop at Patouxay (the Victory Monument) for a view of the city. Proceed to That Dam Stupa and walk to the Nam Phou Square marking the centre of town. Be sure to explore the streets leading to the Mekong and take a walk on the riverbank in the late afternoon
Dinner at a local restaurant
Accommodation at your hotel

Day 06    VIENTIANE – PAKSE – BOLAVEN PLATEAU – PAKSE                B-L-D
Early breakfast at your hotel ( or breakfast in box)
Early transfer to Wattay airport and departure to Pakse by plane. Upon arrival at Pakse drive to Tadlo via Paksong. Stop at tea and coffee plantations and at Tadfan waterfall. On the way, visit different minorities: the Alak village of Pong Neua with its beautiful spirit house, the Katou village of Kok Bhoung. Arrive Tadlo for lunch time
Lunch at Tadlo resort
Afternoon stop near the Sayxet dam and visit the Nge village of Khiang Tad Soung, back to Pakse and time at leisure
Dinner and accommodation at your hotel

Day 07    PAKSE – CHAMPASAK – KHONG ISLAND                              B-L-D
Breakfast at your hotel
Transfer to the local pier embark on a traditional boat for a 2 hours cruise to Champassack. Continue by car to visit Vat Phou, the ruin Khmer temple from 8-11th century and local museum
Lunch at a local restaurant  
Afternoon continue to Khong Island by car, cross the Mekong River by ferry. Arrive on Khong Island transfer to your hotel for check in.
Dinner and accommodation at your hotel

DAY 08        KHONG                                     B-L-D
Breakfast at your hotel
    Take a boat to Si Phane Done area, (the “Four Thousand Islands”) stop at Done Det. Walk on the bridge liking the small islands of Done Det and Done Khone. Visit the old French railway and locomotive then take a walk through villages and countryside to the impressive and beautiful Liphi waterfalls closed to the Cambodian border
    Lunch at a local restaurant along the Mekong
    Return to Khong Island by boat and time at leisure
Dinner and accommodation at your hotel

 

 

 

DAY 09        KHONG ISLAND - PAKSE                                      B-L-D
Breakfast at your hotel
Cross the Mekong by ferry and drive to the beautiful Kone Phapheng rapids. Drive to Pakse. On the way stop at Ban Khiet Ngong village and take an elephant ride
(About 2h) up to Phou Asa hill and its ruins
Lunch at a local restaurant
Continue to Pakse. If time permits make a short city tour (That Luang, the old colonial buildings etc). Transfer to your hotel for check in
Dinner and accommodation at your hotel  

Day 10    PAKZE DEPARTURE                                 B
Breakfast at your hotel
Free until time for pick up at your hotel and transfer to the airport and flight to your departure flight
Finished of our tour.

 

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