|8 days and 7 nights|
Lao People's Democratic Republic (Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Pakse, Champasak, Khong Island)
Lao People's Democratic Republic (Vientiane)
Title Tour :1Vte - 2Lpq - 1Vte - 1Pkz - 2Dkg
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- On SIC: Departure guaranteed minimum 2 participants
Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon we visit the main temples of the city. Passing the side of the Patuxai, one of the city's landmarks, we reach the most sacred place of all Laos, the That Luang, a grandiose stupa that is said to contain a relic of the Buddha. We return to the old city to visit the ancient Wat Si Saket, where more than two thousand images of the Buddha are kept. Across the road is Wat Phra Keo, where we visit the Museum of Religious Art. Return to the hotel.
VIENTIANE - LUANG PRABANG (Breakfast, Lunch)
Transfer to the airport. Flight to Luang Prabang. Transfer to the hotel. Lunch in a typical restaurant. Visit Luang Prabang, the ancient royal capital located in a valley on the middle course of the Mekong and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The numerous temples give the town a sense of mysticism and spirituality that is felt by every visitor. We visit Wat Visoun, Wat Sené and Wat Xieng Thong. In the late afternoon, we climb to Wat Chom Si, at the top of the Phu Si hill, to wait for the sunset and enjoy the beautiful view. Return to the hotel.
LUANG PRABANG (Breakfast, Lunch)
Full day dedicated to the visit of the caves of Pak Ou by a cruise up the Mekong River. The first stop is in a village where, among various interesting traditional activities, the lao-lao, the very strong national liqueur, is distilled. We continue upriver until we reach the famous caves of Pak Ou. The caves are high in a vertical cliff and a long wooden stairway leads to the entrance. The inside is filled with thousands of Buddha images, from various times, offered by the population. Lunch in a typical restaurant. On the way back we moor on the right bank of the Mekong, in front of Luang Prabang, for a short walk to the village of Ban Xangkong Sa, famous for its paper processing workshops and its ancient temples. Return to Luang Prabang to visit the handicrafts market that opens on the main street in front of the gates of the ancient Royal Palace in the evening. Return to the hotel.
LUANG PRABANG - VIENTIANE (Breakfast, Lunch)
Early wake-up call (before dawn) to watch the daily silent procession of over 200 monks, with the Patriarch at their head, who silently accept the food offered by the people. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Visit the National Museum inside the building of the Royal Palace. A rich collection of objects that belonged to the treasure of the royal family is displayed in the large, breezy rooms. The most precious item here is the Phra Bang, the gold statue symbol of the ancient Lan Xang kingdom. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Vientiane. Transfer to the hotel.
Lunch in a typical restaurant. After lunch, we visit Buddha Park and Wat Simuang Temple. Return to the hotel.
VIENTIANE - PAKSE (Breakfast, Lunch)
Flight to Pakse. Arrive in Pakse and transfer to the hotel. Visit the Bolaven plateau, a region known for tea and coffee plantations. Lunch in a typical restaurant. We visit villages where the local ethnic groups Laven, Alak, Nghé and Suei live. Each village is built around an open space in the center where the Protector spirit dwells. Return to the hotel.
PAKSE - CHAMPASAK - DON KHONG (Breakfast, Lunch)
After crossing the Mekong we reach Champassak for a visit to the very sacred Wat Phou, a place of great spiritual power for centuries, where the emperors of Angkor worship the god Shiva. Now the temple is revered by the Laotian and Cambodian Buddhists. Lunch in a typical restaurant. Returning to the left bank of the Mekong, we travel southwards along the river until we reach Si Pan Don, literally 4000 islands, an area of rare natural beauty, unique in the world. Arrival at the hotel on Don Khong, the largest island.
DON KHONG (Breakfast, Lunch)
Free time in the morning to explore Don Khong, an island that offers one of the most evocative and grand landscapes of old Indochina. People still live a traditional way of life, fishing and farming. Lunch in a typical restaurant. After lunch, we visit the famous Khone Phapeng waterfalls, the only rapids of the Mekong, which block navigation between Cambodia and Laos. Around these waters, if very lucky, is possible to spot the very rare pink dolphins. Return to the hotel.
DON KHONG - PAKSE (Breakfast)
Transfer to the Pakse airport or to the Laos/Cambodia or Laos/Thailand border.
- Hotel with breakfast
- Meals as per program
- Transfers and excursions as per program
- IT Guide
- Assistance during your entire stay
- Phone Number "URGENCY" 24 hours 24 IN ENGLISH
- During long trips water and refreshing towels.
- Flights, if not stated in the program
- Everything not indicated in “Quote includes"
- Hotels peak season special supplements and policies such as Christmas and new year dinner new year minimum stay etc..
|1||GRAND HOTEL VIENTIANE - DELUXE ROOM or similarVientiane||Vientiane - Airport|
|2||MAISON DALABUA - CLASSIC ROOM or similarLuang Prabang|
|3||MAISON DALABUA - CLASSIC ROOM or similarLuang Prabang|
|4||GRAND HOTEL VIENTIANE - DELUXE ROOM or similarVientiane|
|5||PAKSE HOTEL - SUPERIOR ROOM or similarPakse|
|6||PON ARENA HOTEL - STANDARD ROOM or similarKhong Island||Champasak|
|7||PON ARENA HOTEL - STANDARD ROOM or similarKhong Island|
Pakse - Pakse Airport
Pakse - Laos/Thailand border
Pakse - Laos/Cambodia border
|Vientiane||GRAND HOTEL VIENTIANE - DELUXE ROOM or similar||LANDMARK MEKONG RIVERSIDE HOTEL - SUPERIOR ROOM or similar||LAO PLAZA HOTEL - DELUXE ROOM or similar||GREENPARK BOUTIQUE HOTEL - DELUXE ROOM or similar|
|Luang Prabang||MAISON DALABUA - CLASSIC ROOM or similar||VILLA SANTI RESORT - DELUXE ROOM or similar||THE LUANGSAY RESIDENCE - PIONEER SUITE ROOM or similar|
|Pakse||PAKSE HOTEL - SUPERIOR ROOM or similar||RESIDENCE SISOUK HOTEL - STANDARD ROOM or similar||CHAMPASAK GRAND HOTEL - SUPERIOR ROOM or similar|
|Khong Island||PON ARENA HOTEL - STANDARD ROOM or similar|