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Tour Route:Luang Prabang - Pakse - Vientiane
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Join in an unforgettable journey through Laos to discover the rich culture and majestic sights of Luang Prabang. Sail along the Mekong River to explore Pakse's enchanting villages and the mesmerizing 4,000 Islands. Finally, delve into Vientiane's historic landmarks.

Tour Code: INT-L-BT09
Tour Type: Escorted Tour with Private Guide and Driver
Day 1-3

Luang Prabang city tour with Kuang Si Waterfall discovery (3 nights)

Day 4

Pakse tour with trip to Bolaven Plateau (1 night)

Day 5-7

Vat Phou Cruise to explore 4,000 Islands (3 nights)

Day 8-9

Vientiane highlights tour (1 night)

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Highlights of This Trip

Discover the best parts of the journey - the highlights that will make your trip truly memorable.

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Join in Alms Ritual and Accept Monks’ Blessing

Participate in the sacred Alms Ritual, a serene tradition in which you can receive blessings from monks. Immerse yourself in this spiritual experience, connecting with the rich traditions of the local culture of Laos.

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Mount Phousi Sunrise!

Experience the breathtaking sunrise at Mount Phousi, Luang Prabang. As dawn paints the sky with hues of warmth, you'll be captivated by the tranquility and beauty of this magical moment.

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Take a Traditional Weaving Adventure!

Take a weaving adventure in a charming weaving villages of Ban Xiengkhong and Ban Xienglek. Discover the art of weaving as locals guide you through vibrant traditions, creating a hands-on experience that connects you to the heart of their culture.

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Refreshing Swim in Kuang Si Waterfall

Dive into nature's oasis at Kuang Si Waterfall. Cool off with a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear pools, surrounded by lush greenery. Experience pure bliss as you unwind in this natural paradise.

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Laos-Style Spa Treatment

Enjoy the serenity with a Laos-style spa treatment. Let ancient traditions rejuvenate your senses as skilled therapists pamper you with soothing techniques, bringing relaxation and harmony to your body and mind.

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Enjoy Natural Beauty with Hot Air Balloon Ride

Embark on an adventure in Vang Vieng through a hot air balloon ride, unveiling the area's natural splendor. Float above and witness the breathtaking beauty of the landscape from the sky, capturing unforgettable moments amidst nature's wonders.

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Explore One of the Calmest Cities in the World

Discover Vientiane, a peaceful city known for its tranquility. Explore serene streets, visit ancient temples, and embrace the relaxed atmosphere. Experience a calm and inviting environment while soaking in the city's unique charm.

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Tour Map & Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1

Welcome to Luang Prabang, Laos

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Welcome to Laos, the mysterious Buddhist country with a unique culture and natural beauty.

Upon your arrival in Luang Prabang, your private local tour guide will welcome you at the airport and then escort you to your hotel in Vientiane city.

The rest of the day will be at your leisure to relax and explore the city, you can enjoy some drinks in one of the cafés or stroll along the beautiful riverside.

Feel free to ask our tour guide for suggestions if you'd like to explore the city instead of taking a rest.

Accommodation: Overnight in Luang Prabang
Meals: NA
Day 1 Day 1
Day 2

Luang Prabang City Tour with Local Lifestyle Exploration (B, L)

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After breakfast, your tour guide will meet you at 8:00 am – 8:30 am to start the day of the Luang Prabang city tour. In the morning, you will visit:

1. Royal Palace Museum: once served as the residence of King Sisavang Vong and was designed in the French Beaux-Arts style with many interesting artifacts of traditional Lao culture.
2. Wat Sene: the oldest temple of Luang Prabang.
3. Wat Xiengthong: its roofs sweep low to the ground and represent classical Laotian architecture.
4. Wat Visoun: the oldest Buddhist temple and the city’s museum of religious arts.
5. Wat Aham: the monastery of the blossoming heart.

After eating a delicious Laotian lunch, you are going on a tour in the afternoon.

1. Arts and Ethnology Center: learning about Laos’ many ethnic cultures.
2. Weaving Villages of Ban Xiengkhong and Ban Xienglek: known for their arts and crafts including saa paper and silk.
3. Weaving Class: Start with a simple explanation of silk, dyeing, and weaving. Tourists will get their own loom and guidance from a weaver to learn how to weave.

After the class, you will return to the city for a visit to Wat Mai, which is one of Luang Prabang’s largest and most richly decorated temples. 

You will finish the afternoon trip by enjoying a refreshing drink at one of Café. Then, you will be escorted to the local night market to discover the local life of Luang Prabang.

After the tour, back to the hotel for a good rest.

Accommodation: Overnight in Luang Prabang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 2 Day 2
Day 3

Boat Trip to Pak Ou Caves & Kuang Si Waterfall (B, L)

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After breakfast, your tour guide will meet you at the hotel around 8:00 am – 8:30 am. The day begins with a boat ride up the Mekong River, which gives you a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside. Along the way, you'll stop and visit:

1. Ban Xanghai village: the place where Laos rice wine and rice whiskey are produced. You'll have the opportunity to try some and learn about the process used to make it.
2. Pak Ou Caves: two linked caves filled with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims.

Lunch will be served near the caves. You'll try a local Laotian dish called "Orlam" which is a soup with vegetables and features a spicy wood that is partially edible. After a short rest, you’ll continue on your half-day tour to the beautiful Khouang Si Waterfall.

1. Bear Rescue Sanctuary: three bear houses were built with a capacity for 25 rescued bears.
2. Khouang Si Waterfall: the most beautiful in Laos. You can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails.

After the tour, your tour guide will escort you to enjoy a Lao-style spa and get relaxed. Then, you will get back to the hotel for a good rest. 

Accommodation: Overnight in Luang Prabang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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Day 4

Flight to Pakse, drive to Bolaven Plateau (B)

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Enjoy your breakfast until your tour guide escorts you to take the flight from Luang Prabang to Pakse, which takes 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Welcome to Pakse, the second most popular city in Laos. Upon arrival at Pakse, you’ll be driven to Tad Fan Waterfall, the largest and most amazing waterfall in Laos.

In the afternoon, you’ll keep going on the tour to visit the Alak, Nge, and Katu villages on the Bolavan Plateau. It’s a great experience to enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty and observe the cultivation of coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, etc.

After trekking, your tour guide and driver will escort you to the hotel in Bolaven Plateau for the rest.

Accommodation: Overnight in Bolaven Plateau
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4 Day 4
Day 5

Drive to Si Phan Don (B, L)

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After breakfast, you’ll tour guide will drive you to Si Phan Don, the incredible “4,000 Islands” in Pakse”. It takes about 2 hours and 8 minutes for a direct driving.

Along the trip, you'll visit the Vat Phou Ruins, an ancient temple complex from the 10th century. There's a museum to explore, a big temple to see, and time for a walk around.

After having lunch with Laotian, Vietnamese, and Thai dishes, you’ll take a rest. Then you’ll tour to village of Tomo. It's a small village near the secretive forest temple of Oum Muong, built in the 9th century and dedicated to Rudani, just a short walk away.

Late afternoon you’ll disembark from the boat to walk through Ban Deua Tia, a small Laotian Village where the traditional way of life has not changed in centuries.

After tour, you’ll be escorted to Don Khong, the largest and Northern-most of Si Phan Don. Arrive in hotel, the evening is yours to relax and enjoy.

Accommodation: Overnight in Si Phan Don
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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Day 6

Relax and Explore Li Phi Waterfall and the French Railroad and Bridge (B)

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After breakfast, your tour guide will meet you at the hotel around 8:00 am – 8:30 am. Then you’ll go to the small village of Ban Veuthong, where you board a small boat to meander among the 4,000 Islands to Khong Island. Today, you’ll visit:

1. Old French Railway Bridge: the 100-year-old bridge that links Khone and Det Islands.
2. Xieng Di Village: a small fishing village where you have lunch on the banks of the Mekong.
3. Pha Pheng Waterfall: "The Niagara of the East", close to the Cambodian border, has historical significance.

Then tour to Li Phi Waterfall. Also known as “Somphamit Waterfall”, it is one of the must-visit destination for today’s journey. You can watch the waterfall as the Mekong River flows over rocks, creating a beautiful sight of water, mist, and greenery. Enjoy the peaceful and scenic escape.

After the full-day natural immersion, your tour guide and driver will escort you to the hotel in Si Phan Don for the rest.

Accommodation: Overnight in Si Phan Don
Meals: Breakfast
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Day 7

Drive Back to Pakse; Flight to Vientiane (B)

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Today, after breakfast, your tour guide will meet you and drive you back to Pakse. And you’ll be directly escort to Pakse International Airport. You’ll take the flight from Pakse to Vientiane, about 75 minutes.

Welcome to Vientiane, the largest city and the capital of Laos. You’ll be escorted to the hotel in Vientiane for check-in. The rest of time is for you to explore this calm city.

Accommodation: Overnight in Vientiane
Meals: Breakfast
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Day 8

Vientiane Highlights Tour (B, L)

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After breakfast, your tour guide will meet you at the hotel around 8:00 am – 8:30 am. The day will go through the highlights of Vientiane. You'll stop and visit:

1. Buddha Park: also known as Xieng Khuan, is filled with over 200 Buddhist and Hindu statues.
2. Patuxay Monument: a monument about the war in Vientiane that honors the people who fought for freedom from France.
3. Pha That Luang Stupa: a huge Buddhist stupa covered in gold and constructed in the 3rd century.

Enjoying a local Laotian lunch, you’ll continue your Vientiane day tour in the afternoon:

1. Wat Si Saket: the oldest surviving temple with thousands of Buddhist images.
2. National Museum: get to know some history of Laos.

After the tour, your tour guide will escort you to the hotel for a good rest. 

Accommodation: Overnight in Vientiane
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Day 8
Day 9

Vientiane Departure (B)

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In the morning, after breakfast, your tour guide will escort you to the airport.

Tour service ends here.

Hope you enjoyed a great trip with us and we look forward to seeing you next time.

Note: If you’re planning to continue exploring Indochina region, like VietnamThailandCambodia and Myanmar, please never hesitate to tell us, we’re tour experts for all of these destinations.

Accommodation: NA
Meals: Breakfast
Day 9 Day 9

Service Inclusions & Exclusions

SERVICE INCLUSIONS

Flight tickets with airport tax as listed in above itinerary.

Entrance fee and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

Private English speaking tour guide service.

Private van for land transportation with cold drinking water and soft drink provided in the car.

Meals as listed in the itinerary (B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner).

SERVICE EXCLUSIONS

-International air tickets.

-Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee.

-Meals are not listed in itinerary.

-Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses.

-Tipping for guide, driver and hotel bell boys, etc.

-Surcharge for public holidays (if any).

-Services not stated in the itinerary.

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