Tour code:
LAOS8D
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Start in
Luang Prabang
Finish in
Vientiane
Places to visit
Luang Prabang City Tour (Vat Xiengthong - Royal Palace - National Museum - Wat Mai Temple) - Elephant Village - Kuang Si waterfall - Nong Khiew - Muong Ngoy - Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng - Tham Jang cave - Vientiane (Wat Sisaket - Buddha statues - That Luang Stupa - Patuxay)
Starts
Ends
Luang Prabang, Laos Vientiane, Laos

Highlights

Laos is increasingly emerging as a highly sought-after destination for tourists, renowned for its mesmerizing natural landscapes, abundant historical treasures, and an unquestionably serene and unhurried atmosphere. Prominent among the nation's enticing attractions are Luang Prabang, acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the captivating town of Vang Vieng, and the enchanting expanse of the 4,000 Islands situated in the southern region of Laos.

To embark on an ideal journey through the historical and cultural fabric of this region often called the "Land of a Million Elephants," we recommend a thoughtfully crafted travel plan centered on an 8-day North Laos itinerary, with a primary focus on exploring the enchanting environs of Luang Prabang.

Itinerary Expand All

Day 1: ARRIVAL IN LUANG PRABANG (No-meals)
Car
Upon arrival at Luang Prabang International Airport, you will be warmly greeted by your knowledgeable guide. From there, you will be conveniently transferred to your designated hotel. Please note that check-in time at the hotel falls between 13:30 and 14:00. Once you have settled in, take some time to relax and rejuvenate in the comfort of your accommodation.
Meals on your own.
Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang
Day 2: AUTHENTIC LUANG PRABANG – CITY TOUR (B)
Car

Start your day with an optional early morning start, granting you a fantastic opportunity to partake in the sacred daily alms giving ritual to saffron-clad monks. This cherished tradition is exclusively preserved in Laos, making it the sole Buddhist nation upholding this procession. Take a moment to explore vibrant local markets before returning to the hotel for a satisfying breakfast.

In the morning, set off on a journey to the awe-inspiring Wat Visoun, home to the remarkable Thad Makmo stupa. Its elegantly rounded dome bears a stylistic resemblance to Sinhalese architecture, adding a distinct touch to its Lao surroundings. Continue your explorations with a visit to Wat Aham, a significant temple of cultural importance. Then, marvel at the enchanting beauty of Wat Xiengthong, a temple that has been captured in countless photographs. Located near the confluence of the Mekong and Khan Rivers, it holds a prime position at the end of the peninsula.

As the afternoon unfolds, proceed to the former Royal Palace, now transformed into the National Museum. Immerse yourself in the captivating history and cultural heritage preserved within its walls. Make a stop at Wat Mai, a renowned temple celebrated for its exquisite golden bas-relief artwork. During the festive period of Pimai, the Lao New Year, the revered Prabang, which is typically housed in the Royal Palace Museum, is ceremoniously brought and publicly displayed in this temple.

Meals on your own.

Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 3: LUANG PRABANG – ELEPHANT VILLAGE – KUANG SI FALLS (B)
Car

In the morning, you will be transported to the Elephant Village, a sanctuary dedicated to the protection and rehabilitation of elephants in Laos. Upon arrival, you'll have the opportunity to meet the camp manager and gain insight into the invaluable work conducted by a passionate team of staff and volunteers who care for these magnificent creatures. Delight in your time spent with the elephants at the camp, creating unforgettable memories.

During the afternoon, venture to the outskirts of Luang Prabang, traversing picturesque green rice paddies and farms. Along the way, make stops to visit a few villages inhabited by the H'mong and Lao Loum people. Your knowledgeable guide will facilitate introductions and provide a unique opportunity to engage in the locals' daily activities, such as wooden cotton spinning, weaving, rice harvesting, and tending to vibrant vegetable farms. Upon reaching the breathtaking Kuang Si Falls, embark on a short walk along the trail, allowing you to explore the bear rescue center and marvel at the stunning main waterfalls. Absorb the beauty of the surrounding orchids within the park, as the falls gracefully cascade over numerous calcified tiers, descending several hundred feet into a series of cool, turquoise pools.

Finally, return to Luang Prabang with cherished memories of the day's adventures.

Meals on your own.

Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 4: LUANG PRABANG – NONG KHIEW - MUANG NGOY (B)
Car Sampan Cruise

Begin your day by embarking on a scenic drive to Nong Khiew. Along the way, make a stop to visit the vibrant Nam Park Market and the charming Ban Nayang village, where you can immerse yourself in the local atmosphere. Upon arriving in Nong Khiew, enjoy lunch at a place of your choice.

Later, embark on a leisurely long-tail boat cruise along the picturesque Nam Ou River, a journey that spans approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to visit Ban Sojam village and gain insights into the local way of life and culture. Continue your enchanting cruise to the destination of Muong Ngoy, where you will arrive and check-in to your comfortable guesthouse. Relax and unwind as you settle into the tranquil surroundings of Muong Ngoy.

Meals on your own.

Overnight in guesthouse (Simple comfort) in Muang Ngoy.

Day 5: MUANG NGOY – PAK OU - LUANG PRABANG (B)
Car Sampan Cruise

After enjoying a delightful breakfast, we will embark on a boat to commence our return journey to Nong Khiew. En route, we will make a stop at the enchanting village of Houi Hoy, nestled along the picturesque banks of the Nam Ou river.

Following our visit to Houi Hoy, we will proceed with a scenic drive from Nong Khiew towards the captivating destination of Luang Prabang. Along the way, we will have the opportunity to explore the renowned Pak Ou caves, situated at the majestic confluence of the Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers. These remarkable caves house a mesmerizing collection of hundreds of sacred Buddha images, some of which date back centuries. These revered artifacts serve as a focal point for pilgrims who embark on their spiritual journeys during the vibrant Lao New Year celebrations, typically held in mid-April.

As our adventure continues, we will make our way to the magnificent city of Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, we will check into our chosen hotel, where we can relax and relish the charm of this exceptional destination.

Meals on your own.

Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 6: LUANG PRABANG – VANG VIENG (B)
Car

Indulge in a delectable breakfast before embarking on a scenic drive to the captivating town of Vang Vieng. This picturesque journey will take you through awe-inspiring landscapes, unveiling splendid scenery and offering breathtaking vistas from the winding mountaintop road. Along the way, numerous panoramic lookout points will beckon, inviting you to capture the beauty with your camera lens.

As we reach our destination, Vang Vieng, prepare to immerse yourself in a truly idyllic experience. Descending the Nam Song river by long-tail boat, you will be treated to enchanting scenes of rural life set against the backdrop of majestic limestone mountains. This unique sight is sure to captivate your senses and leave an indelible mark on your memories. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture the beauty that unfolds before your eyes.

Meals on your own.

Overnight in hotel in Vang Vieng.

Day 7: VANG VIENG - VIENTIANE (B)
Car

Start your day with a delightful breakfast before embarking on a memorable journey to Tham Jang cave. Ascend the 172 steps to witness breathtaking views of the cityscape and surrounding landscape. Take a moment to soak in the awe-inspiring vistas before continuing your adventure.

Next, drive to the vibrant city of Vientiane. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage by visiting Wat Sisaket, a revered temple adorned with thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Marvel at the devotion and artistic craftsmanship displayed by the local community.

Continue your exploration with a visit to That Luang, a magnificent golden monument revered as a holy pagoda by the Lao citizens. Admire its grandeur and reflect on its cultural significance as a symbol of national pride and heritage.

Conclude your day with a visit to the Victory Monument, known as Patuxay, resembling the famous Arc de Triomphe. This monument holds a fascinating story of its construction, with rumors that funds meant for the airport's runway were used. Explore the intricate arches within the monument and let its beauty leave a lasting impression as you bid farewell to a fulfilling day of exploration.

Meals on your own.

Overnight in hotel in Vientiane.

Day 8: VIENTIANE - DEPARTURE (B)
Car

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

End of your North Laos itinerary 8 Days !

  • 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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