Bangkok Vientiane Luang Prabang

6 days/5 nights

 

Explore the charming of Laos with sightseeing the capital of Vientiane, the World Heritage of Luang Prabang and surrounding minorities

 

    

 

ITINERARY

DAY 01. Bangkok Vientiane

Upon arrival we will pick you up at Vientaine airport and transfer you to your hotel. After lunch at a local restaurant, our city tour includes Wat Hoprakeo, built in 1566 by King Setthathirat to house the Emerald Buddha; Wat Sisaket, the only temple in Vientiane that survived the destruction of the city by the Siamese (Thai) in 1828; That Luang Stupa Museum shrine (great Sacred Stupa), the most important national monument in Vientiane, with a golden stupa believed to contain a relic of Lord Buddha; and Pratuxay Monument situated at the centre of Vientiane, its architecture inspired by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and incorporating typical Lao motifs. Finally you will enjoy the sunset at Mekong riverside.  Dinner at local restaurant.

Accom: Lanexang hotel
Meal: L, D 

Day 02. Vientiane Luang Prabang

Transfer to airport for your flight to Luang Prabang, Laos.  Our agent will be at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. After lunch at a local restaurant, our guide will take your for a city tour of the former Royal capital, Luang Prabang, the crown jewel of the ancient Lane Xang Empire (pronounced 'lane sang' - the Land of a Million Elephants). 

Visit Wat Visoun, the site of the impressive Thad Makmo stupa. The rounded dome is stylistically more Sinhalese than Lao. Phou Sii hill stands right in the centre of this small city. Climb its 350 steps to enjoy commanding views for many miles in each direction. Wat Phu Sii sits atop the mountain, alongside the skeletons of Indochina War anti-aircraft guns!

Then continue to visit Wat Mai.  Built in 1796, the five-tiered roof of the wooden Sim (chapel) emphasizes the graceful Luang Prabang architectural style. Wat Xieng Thong is considered to emphasize & characterize the uniqueness of Luang Prabang's local style: its several roofs sweep low to the ground. See also the impressive "tree of life" mosaic here. The gilt panel on the exterior of the chapel depicts semi-erotic episodes from the Ramayana.  Visit the National Museum, which was once a king's palace. Displayed inside is a collection of personal artifacts of the former royal family, including photos, musical instruments, and many gifts received from dignitaries of foreign countries. Return to hotel and have a dinner at local restaurant.

Accom: Manoluck hotel
Meal: L, D

Day 03. Luang Prabang Pak Ou Phanom Weaving Village 

After breakfast, begin a full day boat trip on the mighty Mekong River to visit the Pak Ou Caves with their lacquered Buddha statues. Then make a visit to the village of Ban Phanom where traditional Lao textiles are woven on ancient wooden looms and the paper making factory. Dinner at local restaurant and accommodation at hotel.

Acoom: Manoluck hotel
Meal: L, D

Day 04. Luang Prabang Vientiane

If you like, we can take you into the centre of Luang Prabang at 5:30 in the morning to watch local people give food & rice to the hundreds of monks who line the street. You can also give rice to the monks - your guide will provide sticky rice for you to give. (This dawn tour is optional - a very early start!) Afterwards a stroll though the morning market before returning to your hotel for breakfast. Transfer to airport for your flight to Vientiane. Pick up and transfer to your hotel. Rest of day at leisure.

Accom: Lanexang hotel
Meal: L, D

     

Day 05. Vientiane City Tour

After breakfast, visit Buddha Park or Grand of Statues comprises a collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculpture in  a level field of grass.  Visit the National Culture Park and relax at riverside, bars and restaurant, and enjoy the view of the Friendship Bridge.  Then have lunch at local Restaurant and start shopping at Morning Market featuring Lao products.   Have a dinner and accommodation at hotel.

Accom: Lanexang hotel
Meal: L, D

Day 06. Vientiane Bangkok

After breakfast transfer to Wattay Airport for a flight to Bangkok.  End of tour in Laos.
 

END OF SERVICE

 Our service includes:

    Accommodation -- twin sharing room

    Meals provided for all travelling

    Air Conditioned Van

    English, French or other language upon on your requests

    Domestic air ticket VTE-LPQ-VTE (return ticket)

    Boat trip on Mekong River

    Domestic tax tour

    Entrance fees

 

Excludes:

    International air ticket

    Visa on arrival (30 USD/person)

    Telephone, Drinks

 

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