Day 1: Arrival Vientiane (L/D)Upon arrival at Vientiane the city of the moon - an ancient city, situated on the bend on the left bank of the Mekong as the largest city and the capital of Laos. Meet by our representative and transfer to hotel for check-in. After Lunch, take a sightseeing tour of Vientiane, to visit religious museums of WatSisaket, 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 PraKeo, but today it contains a collection of Buddha statues, antiques and all artifacts found in around Vientiane; That LuangStupa, 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 recently in 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 (B/L/D)After breakfast, visit the morning market where we will see a number of handicrafts for sale. Continue visit Phaeng Mai Gallery and Caruso where they had developed a line of lifestyle products using wood as well as woven cloth, and continue to visit the central market Taladsao. After Lunch, take a trip by road to outskirts of Vientiane, following the road along the bank of Mekong river to visit the Buddha park of xiengkhuan, drive pass villages on the bank of Mekong River through beautiful views of vegetable gardens,tobacco plantation, ect. It?s nice to make photo stops and see rural life of local people. Also have a nice view of the Mekong Friendship Bridge as the border between Laos and Thailand. After visiting then Buddha park, return to Vientiane. Dinner at local restaurant.
Day 3: Departure 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
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Term & Conditions
Validity Period: until 31 December 2014
Price is net per person in twin/double sharing basis
Tour price excluded:
- Visa stamping fee on arrival
- Int?l air tickets to/from Laos
- Domestic air-ticket as stated only
- Lunch or dinner unless where stated
- Travel Insurance in all kinds
- Single room (quoted separately)
- Other foreign language guide
- Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
- Tip for guide and Driver
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- 15-21 days: 30%
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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.