Tour code:
LAOS5D
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Start in
Vientiane
Finish in
Luang Prabang
Places to visit
Vientiane - Buddha Park - Luang Prabang - Vat Xiengthong - Royal Palace - National Museum - Wat Mai Temple - Pak Ou cave - Kuang Si waterfall
Starts
Ends
Vientiane, Laos Luang Prabang, Laos

Highlights

Laos is frequently compared to a naive young woman, possessing the elegance of sapphire-hued eyes and the charm of woodland cascades. For a perfect experience in the historical "Land of a Million Elephants," a suggested travel plan comprises a Laos itinerary 5 days from Vientiane to Luang Prabang.

This travel schedule enables you to discover enchanting locations such as Buddha Park, Wat Xieng Thong, Kuang Si Cascade, Pak Ou Grotto, Elephant Encampment, and Mount Phousi.

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Day 1: ARRIVAL IN VIENTIANE (No-meals)
Car
Upon arrival at Wattay International Airport, you'll be warmly greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel for a smooth start to your own trip around your hotel.
Meals on your own.
Overnight at hotel in Vientiane
Day 2: VIENTIANE CITY TOUR (B)
Car

On this day, we embark on a journey to explore the prominent landmarks of the capital city. Our first stop is Wat Sisaket, a revered temple known for its unique architecture and an impressive collection of over 8,000 Buddha statues. Next, we head to Wat Ho Prakeo, which houses the highly venerated Emerald Buddha statue.

We then proceed to visit That Luang Stupa, a monumental structure that holds great significance in the history of Laos. This magnificent edifice is considered the most important national monument in the country. Our final destination for the morning is Patuxay, a city landmark that pays tribute to the brave soldiers who lost their lives in wars.

As the day progresses, we head towards Buddha Park, a captivating site located near the Friendship Bridge. The park boasts of an enchanting display of over 200 Buddhist and Hindu sculptures, each with a unique story to tell. We spend our afternoon wandering through this surreal wonderland, marveling at the intricate details and the artistic finesse of each sculpture.

The perfect end to our day is witnessing the breathtaking sunset over the Mekong River. We soak in the tranquil ambience and the stunning view, feeling grateful for the incredible experiences we had on this memorable day.

Meals on your own.

Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 3: VIENTIANE - FLY TO LUANG PRABANG – CITY TOUR (B)
Car Air plane

You will be picked up by our driver and transferred to the airport for your morning flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a local guide who will accompany you to your hotel.

In the afternoon, embark on a city tour that includes the following highlights:

Begin with a visit to Vat Xiengthong, a temple celebrated for its captivating beauty and frequently photographed. Situated at the tip of a peninsula where the Mekong and Khan Rivers converge, it offers a picturesque setting.

Next, explore the former Royal Palace, which now serves as the National Museum. Immerse yourself in the rich history as you wander through its halls. Don't miss the opportunity to visit Wat Mai, a renowned temple known for its exquisite golden bas-relief. During Pimai, the Lao New Year, the revered Prabang statue, typically housed in the Royal Palace Museum, is publicly displayed in this temple.

This afternoon tour provides a glimpse into the cultural and historical treasures of Luang Prabang, offering a memorable experience.

Meals on your own.

Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 4: LUANG PRABANG – BUDDHA PAK OU CAVE - KUANG SI WATERFALL (B)
Car Sampan Cruise

For those interested, an optional early start allows you to partake in the captivating morning alms giving ritual to saffron-clad monks. This ancient tradition, unique to Laos, remains a cherished procession that preserves the essence of Buddhism. Following this enlightening experience, take a moment to explore vibrant local markets before returning to the hotel for breakfast.

In the morning, you will be transferred to the pier, where you'll board a traditional long-tail boat for a leisurely cruise upstream along the majestic Mekong River. As you soak in the breathtaking mountain scenery, witness the simple rural lifestyles that unfold along the riverbanks. Your journey will lead you to the Pak Ou caves, located at the convergence of the Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers. Within these two caves, you will encounter a remarkable display of sacred centuries-old Buddha images, revered and visited by pilgrims during the Lao New Year festivities in mid-April. Afterward, cruise back to Luang Prabang, making a stop at the weaving village of Ban Xangkhong. Here, you can engage with local experts, gaining hands-on experience as you delve into the world of weaving on wooden looms.

In the afternoon, embark on a scenic drive through verdant rice paddies and charming farms. Upon reaching the Kuang Si waterfall, indulge in a short walk along the trail, immersing yourself in the captivating beauty of the cascading falls. Marvel at the turquoise pools and the series of calcified tiers that create a mesmerizing spectacle, while the park reveals its enchanting orchid-filled surroundings. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the bear rescue center, where you can witness the conservation efforts firsthand. After relishing the spectacular views and serene atmosphere, return to Luang Prabang.

This full-day itinerary promises a blend of cultural encounters, natural splendor, and memorable experiences that will leave you with cherished memories of Luang Prabang.

Meals on your own.

Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 5: LUANG PRABANG - DEPARTURE (B)
Car

Free time until your transfer by our driver to the airport for your international flight.

Meals on your own.

End of your 5 days in Laos !
  • What’s Inclusion

    • Accommodation in a double or twin room with daily breakfast
    • Private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers.
    • English-speaking guide during all tours.
    • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
    • Local Sampan cruise.
    • Water & cool towels
    • Government taxes & service charge.
  • What’s Excluded

    • International airfare and departure taxes
    • Drinks and meals not mentioned
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, drinks, tips… etc.
    • Personal travel insurance.
    • Laos visa fees.
  • Notes

    • Domestic air tickets are not included, we will purchase them when you finalize the tour date.
    • The timing of check-in and check-out at the hotels: Check-in at 14:00, check-out at 12:00. (Early check-in/late check-out is upon your request).
    • A single supplement is required if you are traveling alone.
    • The triple room is possible upon your request.

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