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This tour is full of pleasant surprises. Prepare for a unique experience as we take in the Ancientnational sites of Vientiane, the idyllic tranquil town of Vang Vieng, the charming laid-back city Luang Prabang and the heaven 4000 Islands. Time is spent at the beautiful Khouangsi waterfalls where you can refresh yourself in the cool pools. We trek through some hill tribe villages to meet the fascinating local people. Experience a sleepy, remote paradise, Four Thousand Islands feels like a romanticized scene from a 19th century tale of discovery…
Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival
Day 2: Luang Prabang – Khoang Si
Day 3: Luang Prabang – Vang Vieng
Day 4: Vang Vieng
Day 5: Vang Vieng – Vientiane
Day 6: Vientiane – Pakse
Day 7: Pakse – Wat Phou – Khong Island
Day 8: Khong Island – Khone Island – Pakse
Day 9: Pakse departure
On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore or relax at your hotel.
Overnight in Luang Prabang (Meal: No)
This morning we drive to Khouangsi Waterfall stopping along the way to visit the morning Phousi Market, this where all locals of Luang Prabang come to do their daily shopping. You will see a variety of local foodstuffs and products including dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, fish, vegetables and fruit, everything needed for daily life in Laos.
On arrival at Khouangsi Waterfall you will have the opportunity to cool off with a refreshing swim in the topaz pools below the falls, walk along the forest trails and visit the Bear Sanctuary.
Afternoon, we will head see some of the highlights of Luang Prabang including a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts from the Royal period in Luang Prabang. We are seeing the city’s oldest temples, the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roof sweeping low to the ground, representing classical Lao architecture, the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham.
You can enjoy a coffee at the centre’s café if you chose before our climb to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred gilded stupa and to enjoy the panoramic view of the city and the sun setting over the Mekong River.
Decenting the mountain you will find yourself in the midst of the famous Luang Prabang Night Market, where you can find a unique selection of handmade textiles and handicrafts locally made by both ethnic Lao and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.
Overnight in Luang Prabang (Meal: B)
This morning we have a departure following Route 13 to Vang Vieng by VIP bus. Climbing into the mountains we pass through spectacular scenery and numerous hill tribe villages.
We arrive Vang Vieng in mid afternoon.
Overnight in Vang Vieng (Meal: B)
The trip start at 9 am our guide will lead to the best place bike, biking at the Namsong river on the wooden bridge the trip will future past the beautiful rice fill and countries side landscape we will stop at Phongeun village where we can take a shot high up to the top of mountain there you can take ales with a beautiful view of the countryside. Vangvieng town is spectacular landscape of the mountain around you after that we will biking to the blue lagoon where you can swim in a clean and clear nature lagoon you may also see Phoukham cave our guide will prepare a nice lunch for you after lunch the trip will future past to some stunning village to enjoy with our friendly local people then we give biking on a different way back to Vangvieng.
Overnight in Vang Vieng (Meal: B)
This morning you have a free time to discovery Vang Vieng. After that, we have an easy 4 hour drive to the national capital of Vientiane by VIP bus. This charming city has interesting mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, Soviet and American influences.
Overnight in Vientiane (Meal: B)
Day 6: Vientiane – city tour – Sleeping bus to Pakse
This morning we head out to see the major highlight. You are seeing the major temples of Vientiane including the oldest, Wat Sisaket, with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. We also visit the national icon of Laos, That Luang Stupa, stopping along the way to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.
After lunch and time to relax, we drive south from Vientiane city to see the Buddha Park, an enchanting collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures set in parkland on the banks of the Mekong close to the Friendship Bridge. Here we find over 200 religious images dating back some 500 years faithfully recreated by a mysterious Biddhist monk.
In the evening, you take sleeping bus to Pakse.
Overnight on the bus (Meal: B)
Arrival at bus station at 07h00, pickup by our guide. You have breakfast and take the rest at hotel.
At 11h00, we drive south to Champassak and to visit the fascinating pre-Angkorian ruins of Wat Phu, one of Southeast Asia most dramatically situated mountain top temples. We have time to explore these intriguing Khmer ruins, which are perched at the base of Mount Phu Kao.
After that transfer to Khong Island.
Overnight in Khong Island (Meal: B)
After an early morning breakfast, we explore Khone Island. Here we begin by re-tracing the French colonial-past at Ban Khone, where some old colonial houses still stand and you glimpse the first Lao railway with its own locomotive. We continue our exploration of the area of the 4000 islands by boat and visit the beautiful Liphi waterfall, also known as the Samphamith, which forms a natural border between Lao and Cambodia.
We return to Ban Nakasang and drive to the famous waterfall of Khonephapheng Waterfall – the largest waterfall in South East Asia, also known as the Niagara of the East.
Back to Pakse.
Overnight at Pakse (Meal: B)
Day 9: Pakse – Departure
You have a free time until transfer to airport for your departure flight.
Say goodbye Laos. Trip ends.
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