Experience of Laos - 6days 5nights
Luang Prabang > Vang Vieng > Nam Ngum > Vientiane
DAY 1 : ARRIVAL LUANG PRABANG
Arrival in Luang Prabang, meet our guide and transfer to your hotel.
This evening enjoy free time, walking without a guide, inside the peninsular along the confluence of the Khan and Mekong River, surrounded by beautiful Lao and French architecture in this charming World Heritage town.
The old capital city of Luang Prabang is nestled in a stunning setting amid lush mountains, and this sacred city of Golden Temples and saffron robed monks provides endless opportunities for sightseeing and photographs.
Welcome diner in a typical restaurant of Luang Prabang.
Overnight at hotel
DAY 2 : LUANG PRABANG - CITY TOUR BY TUK-TUK
If you wish, get an early start and participate in the traditional Lao rite of giving alms to the monks. Every morning, about 500 barefooted monks walk through the city silently collecting offerings. Back your hotel for breakfast.
By tuk-tuk, enjoy your sightseeing in the UNESCO rated town beginning with a visit to the most photographed temple, WAT XIENGTHONG. Located at the end of the peninsular close to the confluence of the Mekong and Khan Rivers. Continue to the former Royal Palace, now the National Museum. Visit Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-relief. During Pimai, the Lao New Year, the Prabang normally housed in the Royal Palace Museum is brought and put on public display in this temple.
After lunch, continue your tour of enchanting Luang Prabang. Visit Wat Visoun, the holiest temple of the city, rebuilt in 1887 after being destroyed by the invading Black Flags from Southern China. Continue past Wat Aham, which was first built in the 1500s, and on to Wat That where the ashes of King Sisavang Vong are kept inside the large central stupa.
Our guide takes you to the living crafts centre of Ock Pop Tok in the heart of the city. You learn about how the centre provides a place for locals to create sustainable and beautiful Laos' handicrafts and traditional artwork. After, a stop for tasting the traditional Mak Tum Tea while enjoying the magnificent views over the Mekong River. Back your hotel for resting.
In the evening: make your own personal discoveries, walking along the main streets of the town, and to enjoy your shopping in the night market where you can find lovely local souvenirs.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 3 : LUANG PRABANG - VANG VIENG
After breakfast, drive to Vang Vieng that is best known for its limestone caves. You will appreciate wonderful landscape on the way from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng, passing through electric green rice paddies, spirals of limestone pinnacles of the hills, and past tiny mountain-towns clinging to the edge of the road with nothing but air and some bamboo beneath them. Some stops upon request to discover the local villages on the way. Arrival and check-in to your hotel in Vang Vieng.
Time for resting in your hotel, or walking around the small town of Vang Vieng.
DAY 4 : VANG VIENG - CYCLING - KAYAKING
This morning, visit a local market. Then you do some cycling with your guide to visit some beautiful caves surrounding Vang Vieng.
After lunch, enjoy a kayaking excursion on Nam Song River.
Back your hotel for resting
DAY 5 : VANG VIENG - NAM NGUM - VIENTIANE
After breakfast, drive to visit Nam Ngum Lake, 80 kilometres to the north of Vientiane. The beautiful scenery over the Nam Ngum River and its green valley is enhanced by the presence of this vast, spectacular lake.
Continue to Vientiane. After lunch, start the tour at Wat Sisaket Vientiane's oldest-surviving monastery and its thousands of Buddha statues. Then hear the history behind by Hor Pha Keo and how is was razed to the ground not once but twice by an invading ancient Thai army. You’ll see Pha That Luang a national symbol of Laos that is represented on the national seal and currency. Admire the large stupa covered in tons of gold leaf and surrounded by 30 smaller stupas, and make sure you see the impressive hand painted frescos that adorn the internal walls.
Check-in hotel and resting time.
DAY 6 : VIENTIANE
After breakfast relax until Transfer to airport for your onward flight