Tour code:
LAOS7D
Duration
7 days 6 nights
Start in
Luang Prabang
Finish in
Luang Prabang
Places to visit
Luang Prabang City Tour (Vat Xiengthong - Royal Palace - National Museum - Wat Mai Temple) - Ban Xienmiene Village - Long Lao Village - Kuang Si waterfall - Nong Khiew - Cruise to Ban Hatsapheuy - Sojam Village - 100 waterfalls - Pak Ou Cave
Starts
Ends
Luang Prabang, Laos Luang Prabang, Laos

Highlights

Laos is increasingly emerging as a sought-after tourist haven, celebrated for its captivating natural landscapes, rich historical treasures, and an undeniably tranquil and unhurried ambiance. Prominent among the country's alluring attractions are Luang Prabang, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the captivating town of Vang Vieng, and the enchanting realm of the 4,000 Islands located in the southern part of Laos.

For an idyllic journey through the historical and cultural tapestry of this land often referred to as the "Land of a Million Elephants," we recommend a carefully curated travel itinerary centered around spending 1 week in Laos, primarily exploring the enchanting surroundings of Luang Prabang

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Day 1: Luang Prabang - Arrival (B)
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Upon arrival at Luang Prabang airport, you'll be warmly escorted to your hotel in this well-preserved traditional city. Luang Prabang's serene ambiance, stunning landscapes, and cultural landmarks make it a captivating destination in Laos.
After check-in, enjoy leisurely activities at your own pace, immersing yourself in the town's tranquility. Explore the charming streets, adorned with architectural beauty and natural wonders. Visit ancient temples or venture into the lush surroundings of waterfalls and mountains for an unforgettable experience.
Savor the distinctive local cuisine and take a leisurely stroll along the Mekong River, witnessing the captivating sunset. In Luang Prabang, time slows down, allowing you to unwind and appreciate life's simple pleasures. Embrace this opportunity for a journey that will awaken your senses and create cherished memories of this idyllic destination.
Meals on your own.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 2: Luang Prabang – City Tour – Ban Xienmiene Village (B)
Car Sampan Cruise

Start your day early for a truly memorable experience - join the daily morning alms giving ritual to saffron-clad monks, a unique tradition preserved only in Laos. Afterward, explore a vibrant local market before returning to the hotel for breakfast.

Next, head to the former Royal Palace, now known as the National Museum, for a fascinating visit. Admire the golden bas-relief at Wat Mai, a renowned temple that houses the Prabang during the Lao New Year, known as Pimai. Capture the iconic beauty of Vat Xiengthong, the most photographed temple, located near the confluence of the Mekong and Khan Rivers.

Cross the Mekong River by ferry and venture into the authentic village of Ban Xienmiene. Take a leisurely walk and observe the daily life of the local villagers. Climb up to Wat Chompet temple for panoramic views before returning to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure.

Meals on your own.

Overnight in hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 3: Luang Prabang – Ban Long Laos – Trek To Kuang Si (B)
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After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, embark on a scenic drive to a nearby valley southeast of Luang Prabang. Your destination is Long Lao Village, where an exciting hiking tour awaits. Before beginning the trek (approximately 9 km, lasting about 3.5 hours with a medium difficulty level, and potentially slippery terrain when wet), take the opportunity to explore the rich cultural and traditional life of the village, inhabited by Khamu and Hmong people.

The trek takes you into the mountainous countryside of Luang Prabang. As you hike, you'll pass through orchards, rice fields, and vegetable gardens, gradually ascending towards forested mountains adorned with wild jungle scenery and some moderately challenging climbs.

In the afternoon, you'll reach the breathtaking Kuang Si Waterfall, known for its crystal-clear waters. Following an exciting forest trail, you'll be rewarded with the sight of the welcoming pools of the waterfall, where you can relax and enjoy a refreshing swim.

While at the Kuang Si Waterfall park, make sure to visit the Kuang Si Bear Rescue Sanctuary, where you can learn about Asian sun and moon bears and the Free the Bears protection program. By the end of the afternoon, we'll return to the hotel by vehicle.

For meals, you will have the freedom to choose and enjoy your own dining experiences.

Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 4: Luang Prabang – Nong Khiew - Cruise To Ban Hatsapheuy - Trek To Sojam/Homestay (B/D)
Car Sampan Cruise

After having breakfast, begin your journey to Nong Khiew. Along the way, make a stop to explore the local market called Nam Park, immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere.

Upon reaching Nong Khiew, embark on a captivating long-tail boat cruise along the Nam Ou River, which lasts approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. The boat will take you to Ban Hatsapheuy village, where you'll commence a 30-minute hike to Sojam village, home to the Thai Deang people. Take the opportunity to walk around the village, interact with the locals, and gain insights into their daily lives and unique culture.

You'll then proceed to check in at a local family's homestay in the village. Please note that the comfort at the homestay is simple, with no air conditioning or hot water available, and the toilet facilities located outside.

For lunch, you have the freedom to choose and enjoy a meal on your own.

In the evening, savor a delightful dinner prepared by the local family at the village. Embrace the authentic experience of dining with the community and immersing yourself in the local culture.

Dinner and overnight at homestay.

Day 5: Sojam Village – 100 Waterfalls Trek (B/L)
Car Sampan Cruise

After enjoying breakfast at the homestay, the day begins with a scenic boat ride along the Nam Ou River, where you'll have the opportunity to observe and learn about the local way of life along the riverbanks. From there, embark on a trek through small streams and rice paddies, making your way to the base of the magnificent 100 waterfalls.

As you proceed, you'll find yourself surrounded by the enchanting sights and sounds of the waterfalls and lush jungle. The cascades create a captivating symphony as you navigate through them. The inviting pools that dot the landscape offer a refreshing opportunity for a leisurely swim.

Your knowledgeable guide will lead the way through the cascades and arrange for a local-style lunch to be prepared amidst this breathtaking natural setting. Afterward, you'll follow a small trail used by villagers, ascending from the top of the falls and descending into the valley. Along the way, you'll be treated to panoramic views of the Nam Ou valley's picturesque landscapes.

Upon hiking back to the village, you'll have more time to observe and immerse yourself in the daily life of the locals. Later, you'll take a boat ride to Nong Khiaw and check into your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure.

Important note: Please bring trekking sandals that can withstand getting wet. It is essential to be in good physical shape and confident in traversing uneven terrain for this beautiful tour. Avoid wearing flip-flops. A picnic lunch will be provided for this excursion.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight at hotel in Nong Khiaw.

Day 6: Nong Khiew – Pak Ou – Boat Cruise To Luang Prabang (B)
Car Sampan Cruise

Following breakfast, commence your journey back to Luang Prabang. Along the way, make a stop to visit the authentic Ban Nayang village, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture and gain insights into the daily lives of the villagers.

Continue driving until you reach Ban Ou village, where you'll cross the Mekong River. This crossing will take you to the Pak Ou caves, situated at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers. Inside these two caves, you'll find an awe-inspiring display of hundreds of sacred centuries-old Buddha images. These images hold immense significance and are the focal point of pilgrimages during the Lao New Year festivities, which take place around mid-April.

After exploring the caves, enjoy a boat cruise along the majestic Mekong River, heading back to Luang Prabang. Take in the scenic views along the way as you savor the tranquil ambiance of the river.

Upon arriving in Luang Prabang, proceed to check in at your hotel. The remaining time is yours to enjoy at your leisure, allowing you to relax or explore the charming city as you desire.

Meals on your own.

Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 7: Luang Prabang – Departure (B)
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Breakfast is served at hotel. Free time until your transfer with driver and guide to Luang Prabang airport for your departure flight.
End of Laos itinerary 1 week !
  • 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

    • 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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