Day 1: Arrival - VientianeUpon arrival at Vientiane airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Tour the city this afternoon, visiting Wat Si Saket, Vientiane's oldest temple, That Luang Stupa, the most revered shrine, Patuxai Victory Monument and the Laos Revolutionary Museum. Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 2: Vientiane to Khong Islands (B/L)After an early breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Pakse. Upon arrival, transfer to the pier to board your boat to Champassak, located at the border of Thailand and Cambodia. Travel by road to the Khmer ruins of Wat Phou and enjoy an elephant ride at Phou Asa Hill before continuing to Khong Island. Overnight in Khong Islands.
Day 3: Khong Islands to Pakse (B/L)Enjoy a boat ride along the Mekong River, through the Si Phan Don area. Later, walk through the local villages and countryside to the Liphi Waterfalls before returning to Pakse. Overnight in Pakse.
Day 4: Pakse to Luang Prabang (B)Fly to Luang Prabang. This afternoon visit Wat Mai, walk through the Old City to Wat Xieng Thong, which dates back to the 16th Century, and climb Phousi Hill for panoramic views of the city.
QV306 Pakse to Vientiane 0810 - 0900
QV101 Vientiane to Luang Prabang 1210-1250
Day 5: Luang Prabang (B/L/D)Rise early this morning to view the Buddhist ceremony of Takbat. Visit the National Museum and take a boat ride along the Mekong River to the Pak Ou Caves. After lunch, travel to Tham Ting and Tham Phoum. This evening watch a Ramayana performance.
Day 6: Luang Prabang (B)Travel to the Kuangsi Waterfalls, visiting a local market en route. Take a short walk through the forest to the waterfall and enjoy the scenery.
Day 7: Departure - Luang PrabangWe transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
** Per Person rates in USD
|3 Star Hotel||Book||3*||T.B.A||958||771||655||185|
|4 Star Hotel||Book||4*||T.B.A||1043||856||740||253|
|5 Star Hotel||Book||5*||T.B.A||1271||1085||967||498|
Vientiane - Lao Orchid Hotel
Khong Islands - Pon Arena Hotel
Pakse - Pakse Hotel
Luang Prabang - Villa Chitdara
Vientiane - Lao Plaza Hotel
Khong Islands - Pon Arena Hotel
Pakse - Champasak Grand Hotel
Luang Prabang - Villa Santi Resort
Vientiane - Green Park Boutique Hotel
Khong Islands - Senesothxeune
Pakse - Champasak Grand Hotel
Luang Prabang - Luang Prabang View Hotel
Term & Conditions
Rates are applicable to minimum of 2 persons, unless specified. Valid to ALL Markets.
Validity Period: until 31 October 2014
Not included in the package: Visa stamping fee on arrival, International air tickets to/from Laos, Domestic flights (quote separately, fare is subject to change without prior notice):
Airfare VTE-PKZ by QV = 148USD per person per way | Airfare PKZ-VTE-LPQ by QV = 259USD per person per way. Travel Insurance in all kinds, Lunch or dinner unless where stated:
Supplement lunch at local restaurant = 22USD per person per meal | Supplement dinner at local restaurant = 24USD per person per meal.
Single room (quoted separately), Other foreign language guide, Peak tourist season or special event rates, Child or adult in Triple sharing room, Tip, drinks and other personal expenses.
Rates are still subject to change. Subject to availability at the time of booking.
Note: Child is less than 12 years old
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)
Q. What are the inclusions and exclusions of our packages?
This package includes accommodation, private tours and transfers and full board meals as mentioned in the itinerary. Other tours and meals not mentioned are not included in the package. Domestic airfare from Luang Prabang to Vientiane on Day 5 is not included. Approximate airfare is USD115/person and rate is subject to change depending on the prevailing exchange rate at the time of booking. Rates for extra night rates are available upon request.
Q. Can I travel alone?
Yes, however there will be applicable surcharge if you will travel alone. Rates will vary due to each hotels have different single room surcharges. Rates will definitely become higher as transportation expense will be paid by one person only. We suggest that you travel with a partner or bring your friends so rates will be lower and you can get more discounts.
Q. When is the best time to travel?
The best time (months) of the year to visit Vientiane are January, July and December during dry season.
Q. How much is the infant/child rate?
Normally, infant age will range from 0-2 y/o while child age will range from 2-9 y/o but varies depending on the hotel policy. In most packages, there are no infant fees but no meals will be provided. While child rate will range from 50% - 100% of total adult fare.
Q. How do I get my visa?
All visitors entering Laos must possess valid passports. Visa can obtained from Lao Embassies and Consulates located in your home country. In addition, visa can also be obtained on arrival at the international checkpoint. Visas are available in advance of arrival at Lao Embassies. This can be done in several ways through a tour company recognized by the Lao PDR from Lao Embassies or Consulate in countries. For those wishing to extend their stay, it is possible to extend your visa at the Immigration Office in Vientiane, through travel agencies. It is also possible to obtain a Visa-on-Arrival at international checkpoints.
li>Can you create customized tours specifically for my requirements?
Yes. You may send us your preferred itinerary and other requirements so we can quote accordingly.
Q. Can I book my flight ticket through PlentyTours.com? Where can I get my flight ticket?
No, we do not process international air tickets unless a domestic flight is already included in the package. You may book your flight tickets directly to your preferred airline.
Q. What do you mean by SIC tour?
SIC means seat-in-coach tours or join-in tours.
Q. What types of meals are included in the package?
Breakfast at the hotel is included in this package. Lunch and dinner are normally served in a local restaurant.
Q. Do I need to get travel insurance? Where can I get my travel insurance?
It is recommended to get travel insurance prior to your departure date. You may apply for your travel insurance with your local insurance provider.
Q. Are taxes & service fees and peak season surcharges already included in the package?
In most packages, taxes and service fees are included unless not stated. Peak season surcharges for hotel accommodation are not yet included in the package.
Q. How far in advance should I book?
It is advisable to book as early as possible once you are firm with your travel dates so you can avail of lower rates and hotel rooms are widely available.