Day 1: Arrive at Vientiane (L/D)Upon arrival at Vientiane city of the moon. An ancient city, situated on the bend on the left bank of the Mekong River as the largest city and the capital of Laos. Meet by our representative and transfer to hotel for check-in. After Lunch, sightseeing tour of Vientiane, visit religious museums of Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple to have been survived from the Siamese war of 1828 and its cloister contains more than 8000 Buddha statues; Wat Ho Prakeo, the former home-temple of the Emerald Buddha statue or Pra Keo, but today it contains a collection of Buddha statues, antiques and all artifacts found in around Vientiane; That Luang Stupa,the single most important monument in Laos, which was built to cover the original small stupa, containing a piece of the chest bone of Buddha; Patouxay (Arch de Triumph), built quite recentlyin commemoration of those who died during the wars in the past and it is today as the land mark of Vientiane. Dinner at local restaurant.
Day 2: Vientiane - Luang Prabang (B/L/D)After breakfast, Transfer to Wattay airport for flight to Luang Prabang, the ancient first capital of Lane Xang kingdom, the center of religious life in Laos and today known as the World Heritage City. Arrive in Luang Prabang, time to visit the sacred city of nearly fifty temples in Luang Prabang: Wat Visoun, the 16th century temple, a museum for religious artifacts; Wat Xiengthong, the 16th century temple which epitomizes the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang architecture; Wat Aham, the early 19th century temple. Continue proceed to Phousi. Hill with 328 steps leads to the summit. Dinner at local restaurant. The Supplement for airfare VTE - LPQ - VTE = 202 USD/pax (subject to exchange rate***)
Day 3: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave (B/L/D)After breakfast, take an excursion to visit Pak Ou cave in the side of a lime stone cliff and opposite of the mouth of the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers. On the way, time for visiting some Lao typical villages. Ban Xanghai, the famous village for rice whisky. After lunch, visit Ban Xang khong, the well-known village for its wood papermaking and also traditional silk weavings. Dinner at local restaurant.
Day 4: Luang Prabang - Vientiane (B/L/D)Breakfast at hotel, Visit to the National Musuem, the former Royal Palace which houses the collection of valuables including the famous Prabang Buddha statue, gift received from foreign dignitaries…etc. In afternoon, transfer to Wattay airport for departure to Vientiane. Upon arrival, transfer to visit the well- known weaving village of Tai Deang ethnic group: Ban Nongbouatthong; visit Morning Maket, the best shopping place at Vientiane.Dinner at local restaurant.
The Supplement for airfare VTE - LPQ - VTE = 202 USD/pax (subject to exchange rate***)
Day 5: Depart at Vientiane (B)Bid farewell to Vientiane today. After breakfast transfer to airport for departure flight and bringing with you sweet memories of an enjoyable holidays with us.
** Per Person rates in USD
|Vientiane: Kham Pian Hotel or Similar / Luang Prabang: New Daraphet Hotel or Villa Muang Lao ||Book||3*||1053||680||577||520||64|
|Vientiane: Mecure Hotel or Vientiane plaza Hotel or City Inn Hotel or Sabaideeat lao hotel / Luang Prabang: Villa Santi and Santi Resort ||Book||4*||1232||706||603||546||202|
|Vientiane: Lao Plaza( Regulars Floor room ) or Donchan palace Hotel ( Classic room ) / Luang Prabang: Villa Santi and Santi Resort||Book||5*||1545||863||760||703||345|
Term & Conditions
Rates are applicable to minimum of 2 persons, unless specified.
Valid to ALL Markets.
Validity Period: until 30 Sept 2014
Not included in the package:
Visa stamping fee on arrival,
International air tickets to/from Laos,
Domestic air-ticket as stated only
Travel Insurance in all kinds,
Lunch or dinner unless where stated,
Single room (quoted separately),
Other foreign language guide,
Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
Tip for guide & driver.
Rates are still subject to change.
Subject to availability at the time of booking.
Other terms and conditions apply.
Laos, officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic, is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, bordered by Burma and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand to the west. Its population was estimated to be around 6.5 million in 2012. A third of the country's population lives below the international poverty line which means living on less than USD1.25 per day. In 2013, Laos ranked the 138th place (tied with Cambodia) on the Human Development Index (HDI), indicating that Laos currently only has medium to low development.
Laos traces its history to the kingdom of Lan Xang, which existed from the 14th to the 18th century when it split into three separate kingdoms. In 1893, it became a French protectorate, with the three kingdoms, Luang Phrabang, Vientiane and Champasak, uniting to form what is now known as Laos. It briefly gained independence in 1945 after Japanese occupation, but returned to French rule until it was granted autonomy in 1949. Laos became independent in 1953, with a constitutional monarchy under Sisavang Vong. Shortly after independence, a long civil war ended the monarchy, when the Communist Pathet Lao movement came to power in 1975.
Vientiane is the capital and largest city of Laos, situated on the Mekong River near the border with Thailand. Vientiane became the capital in 1563 due to fears of a Burmese invasion. Vientiane was the administrative capital during French rule and, due to economic growth in recent times, is now the economic center of Laos.
Vientiane features a tropical wet and dry climate with a distinct monsoon season and a dry season. Vientiane's dry season spans from November through March. April marks the onset of the monsoon which in Vientiane lasts about seven months. Vientiane tends to be hot and humid throughout the course of the year, though temperatures in the city tend to be somewhat cooler during the dry season than the wet season. (Source: Wikipedia)