Blessed with immense natural beauty and a fascinating history, Laos has much to offer. This introduction showcases the cultural highlights of its laid-back capital, Vientiane, and charming Luang Prabang, with its stunning scenery, lush forest and beautiful waterfalls.
- Private Arrival & Departure Transfers Per City
- Private Vientiane City Tour
- Private Luang Prabang City Tour
- Private Kuang Si Waterfalls
- Daily Breakfast
Day 1: ARRIVE VIENTIANE:
Arrival in Vientiane and transfer to the hotel of your choice.
Day 2: VIENTIANE:
Private Vientiane City Tour The capital city of Laos, Vientiane, still feels like a sleepy city with relaxed charm, tree-lined boulevards, and interesting temples and colourful markets. Tour the many highlights of the city, including Pha That Luang, a gleaming golden stupa which is perhaps the most important national monument in Laos; Ho Pha Keo, the formal royal temple, now a museum with beautiful examples of Buddhist sculpture; Wat Si Saket; and Patuxai, a monumental arch inspired by the Arc de Triomphe, but executed with Lao motifs.
Afternoon at leisure.
Day 3: PRIVATE VIENTIANE TO LUANG PRABANG:
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Luang Prabang.
Private Luang Prabang City Tour
Set between the Nam Khan and Mekong rivers, Luang Prabang is an enchanting town filled with historic temples and colonial style buildings. The entire town was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1995. Begin your tour with Wat Visoun (Wat Wisunalat). The oldest living temple in Luang Prabang, Wat Visoun dates back to 1513 and contains a collection of antique wooden Buddhas. Visit the nearby Wat Aham before continuing to Wat Xieng, the crown jewel of all the monasteries and temples in the city. Its many ornate buildings feature exquisite mosaic and goldstencilled murals. From there, stroll down the main street (Wat Street) of Luang Prabang. Time permitting, stop at some of the many temples that line its sides, including Wat Sibounheuang, Wat Si Moungkhoun, Wat Sop and Wat Sene.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 4: LUANG PRABANG:
Kuang Si Waterfalls Tour
Travel up the Mekong River to the steep limestone cliffs overlooking the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers, home to the Tham Pak Ou Caves. These extraordinary caves are filled with Buddha images, of every style and material imaginable. On the return journey, stop at Ban Xang Hai Village, a local village famous for the production of lao lao, the local rice wine whisky. Visit Ban Xang Khong, a village near Luang Prabang well known for its traditional handwoven cotton and silk, as well as production of the local sa (mulberry) paper.
Day 5: DEPART LUANG PRABANG:
Private Departure Transfer from Hotel to Airport.