9 Days Discover Laos Tour with Vat Phou Cruise

INT-L-DLT-VPC 9 Days Discover Laos Tour with Vat Phou Cruise

Discover the enchanting Laos with its most essential sites in the lands of Vientiane, Luang Prabang and the beautiful southern areas of Laos. This tour will offer you a chance to admire the picturesque landscapes, understanding the culture and history of Laos.

The first two day, you will have a short visit to the most famous sites in Vientiane, such as National Museum, Wat Sisaket, Wat Prakeo, Luang Stupa, Patuxay Monument and etc. Then transferred to Luang Prabang. After your rest in hotel, you will be transferred to Kuang Si Waterfall to enjoy beautiful natural scenery and have fun with the waterfall. Then back to the city to have a half day tour in Luang Prabang. After that, fly to Pakes to discover the faded colonial streets. Prepare yourself for the three days Vat Phou Cruise to discover the rural Laos.

TOUR CODEINT-L-DLT-VPC

PLACES VISITED Vientiane - Luang Brabang - Pakes - Vat Phou Cruise

DEPARTURE DATESDates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

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Trip Highlights

  • Wander along the tree-lined boulevards in Vientiane and observe how the locals live.
  • Prepare yourself to swim and have fun in the falls and enjoy the natural pools.
  • Visit Luang Prabang, a Shangri-La of golden temples and pampered refinement.
  • Three days Vat Phou Cruise trip on the Mekong River to enjoy the surrounding scenery.

At a Glance

Vientiane(2 nights)

Luang Brabang(3 nights)

Pakes(1 night)

On the Boat(2 nights)

Itinerary Day by Day

Laos Tour, 9 Days Laos Discovery Trip with Vat Phou Cruise

Day 1 Arrive in Vientiane

Flight: International flight on your own arrangment or on requests.

You Indochina tour in Laos will start from its capital Vientiane.

Upon arrival in Vientiane airport, your private local guide from IndochinaTour.com will welcome you at the airport then escorts you to your hotel in Vientiane City.

Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to relax, you can have a relaxing walk around the hotel to discover the city or stroll along the river bank to enjoy sunset. 

Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 2 Full Day Vientiane City Tour

Meals: B / L

Vientiane, the charming capital city of Laos with rich heritage of Buddhist culture, is waiting for you to discover.

You full day city tour will take you to visit the highlights of Vientiane. Your will firstly get to know some more history of Laos by visiting the National Museum, then visit the temple Wat Sisaket which is the oldest surviving temple with thousands of Buddhist images. The temple Wat Prakeo which housing the famous Emerald Buddha image really amazed the Indochina tour makers. Your full day Vientiane city tour will also visit the symbolic site That Luang Stupa and Patuxay Monument.

The rest of the day is free at your leisure. 

Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 3 Flight to Luang Brabang

Flight: Domestic flight is on Indochina Tour's arrangement
Meals: B

Today you will continue your amazing Indochina Tour in Laos from Vientiane to Luang Prabang.

Enjoy relaxing time in the morning until transfer you to the airport for onward flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival in Luang Prabang, you will meet your private local guide from Indochinatour.com and escort you to hotel.

Rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening, you can wander around the city and the night market to discover local life of Luang Prabang. 

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 4 Kuang Si Waterfalls and Half Day Luang Prabang City Tour

Meals: B / L

Luang Prabang, the city surrounded by Mekong River and well known for its golden city is well known for its beautiful decorated Buddhist temples, it is a place that you will keep appearing in your mind for long time after your Indochina tour.

Your memorable trip will starts from partaking in an alms ritual in the morning, you will accepts the blessing by monks who you give the alms. Have breakfast in the hotel and then start the half day excursion to Kuang Si Waterfalls, where you will enjoy beautiful natural scenery, have fun in waterfalls and relax.

Drive back to the town for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Wat Xiengthong which is symbolic temple of the classic Laotian architecture, visit the Royal Palace Musem to learn some history of Laos. Then visit the Wat Aham Temple which means “Monastery of the Opened Heart” and the Stupa of Wat Visoun.

Rest of the day at your leisure to relax and explore the city, you can enjoy some drinks in one of the cafés or strolling along the beautiful riverside. 

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 5 Pak Ou Cave—the Thousands Buddha Cave

Meals: B / L

Today you will embark on a private boat for a 2 hours boat trip along the Mekong River to the Pak Ou Cave. Along the boat trip, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Mekong River and see daily life of local people in riverside fishing village.

Visit the Pak Ou Cave which locates by the Mekong River and you will discover numbers of gold-lacquered Buddha statues in the cave. After visiting, take the boat back to Luang Prabang and rest of the day at your leisure. 

Overnight on cruise.

Day 6 Flight to Pakes, Half Day Pakes City Tour

Flight: Domestic flight is on Indochina Tour's arrangement
Meals: B / L

Enjoy some relaxing time then head to airport for onward flight to the next destination of your Indochina tour in Laos—Pakes. Upon arrival in Pakes, we will drive to Tad Fan Waterfall which is the largest and most amazing waterfall in Laos.

Lunch will be arranged in local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will continue your tour to visit Bolavan Plateau to discover the Alak, Nge and Katu villages. The trip to the Bolaven Plateau will bring you away from the heats and allows you to observe the cultivation of coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, etc. Drive back to hotel in Pakes before dark. 

Overnight in Pakes.

Day 7 3 Days Vat Phou Cruise—Relax and discover the rural Laos

Meals: L / D

After 6 days interesting sightseeing for your Indochina tour in Laos, you might be tired and needs relaxing time. Embarking on the Vat Phou Cruise for a 3 days Mekong River Cruise tour will offer you unique experience in the rural Laos.

The cruise boat will starts at 10:30am and heading south to Champassak. Lunch will be served onboard. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a shore excursion to Vat Phou Ruins which is a temple complex built in Pre-Angkorian 10th century. You will have time to visit the museum at the ruins site, walk up to the largest temple and stroll around.

Transfer to Vat Phou Boat, dinner will be served on board while you are enjoying a beautiful tropical sunset. 

Overnight on cruise.

Day 8 Full Day Vat Phou Cruise—Huei Thamo, Khong Island

Meals: B / L / D

Breakfast is on board as we set sail for the village of Huei Thamo. This is a small village a few minutes walk away from the mysterious hidden forest temple of Oum Muong. Afterwards we rejoin the boat to continue our cruise southwards. Lunch is on the deck, while leisurely sailing closer to the wild paradise of the "4,000 Islands" Late afternoon we 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. Our day's cruise finishes at the most northern tip of Don Khong, the largest inhabited island in the river archipelego. After dinner, the evening is yours to relax and enjoy.

Overnight on cruise.

Day 9 Vat Phou Cruise—Don Khone, Pha Pheng Waterfall, Pakse

Meals: B / L

While you breakfast on the deck, the Vat Phou boat cruises the Mekong to the small village of Ban Veuthong, where you board a small boat to meander among the 4,000 Islands to Khone Island. You will visit the old French railway and walk across the bridge that links Khone and Det Islands. We continue on the boat back to the mainland for lunch at a local restaurant in a small fishing village, Xieng Di, on the banks of the Mekong. A bus transfers you to the historically significant Pha Pheng waterfall, "the Niagara of the East", close to the Cambodian border. We then bring you back to Pakse for the end of the cruise experience, arriving around 5.00-5.30 pm

Upon disembark, you will be picked up by your local guide in Pakse and escorts you to hotel, or the airport for onward flight to the next destination of your Indochina tour. 

End of Service.

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 do 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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