Tour code:
LAOS9D
Duration
9 days 8 nights
Start in
Luang Prabang
Finish in
Pakse
Places to visit
Luang Prabang City Tour (Vat Xiengthong - Royal Palace - National Museum - Wat Mai Temple) - Kuang Si waterfall - Nong Khiew - Muong Ngoy - Pak Ou Cave - Pakse - Boloven Plateau - Champasak - Wat Phou Temple - Done Khong Island - Pakse
Starts
Ends
Luang Prabang, Laos Pakse, Laos

Highlights

Laos is increasingly becoming a highly desirable destination for tourists, celebrated for its captivating natural scenery, abundant historical riches, 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 bewitching expanse of the 4,000 Islands located in the southern part of Laos.

For an optimal journey through the historical and cultural tapestry of this region often referred to as the "Land of a Million Elephants," we recommend a meticulously planned travel itinerary centered around a 9-day Laos Trip Package, with a primary emphasis on exploring the enchanting surroundings of Luang Prabang, Nong Khiew, Done Khong Island (4,000 Islands), and Pakse.

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Day 1: ARRIVAL IN LUANG PRABANG (No-meals)
Car
Arrive at Luang Prabang airport and meet your guide. Transfer to your hotel. Check-in is between 13:00-14:00. Rest at the hotel.
Luang Prabang offers a serene ambiance, stunning landscapes, and cultural landmarks, making it a captivating destination in Laos. After check-in, take the opportunity to explore the town at your own pace. Stroll through its charming streets, marveling at the architectural beauty and natural wonders.
Visit ancient temples or venture into the lush surroundings of waterfalls and mountains for an unforgettable experience.
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 activity: participating in the unique alms giving ritual to saffron-clad monks, a tradition exclusive to Laos. Witness this procession and immerse yourself in the local culture. Afterward, take a moment to explore the vibrant local markets before returning to the hotel for breakfast.

In the morning, embark on a visit to Wat Visoun, where you'll find the impressive Thad Makmo stupa with its distinctively Sinhalese style. Next, explore Wat Aham and make a stop at the iconic Vat Xiengthong temple, known for being one of the most photographed temples in the area. It is situated at the tip of a peninsula near the confluence of the Mekong and Khan Rivers.

In the afternoon, continue your exploration with a visit to the former Royal Palace, which has now been transformed into the National Museum. Discover the rich history and cultural heritage housed within its walls. Then, proceed to Wat Mai, a renowned temple famous for its exquisite golden bas-relief. During Pimai, the Lao New Year, the Prabang, usually kept in the Royal Palace Museum, is brought here for public display.

Meals on your own.

Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 3: LUANG PRABANG – BAMBOO EXPERIENCES - KUANG SI (B/L)
Car Sampan Cruise

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up and taken to a venue located in a charming village overlooking picturesque rice fields. Here, you will have the unique opportunity to participate in the Bamboo Experience (closed on Sundays). Learn about the versatile uses of bamboo and engage in nostalgic childhood games involving metal balls and crossbow arrows. Under the guidance of an expert teacher, take part in a bamboo weaving course. With a knife, cut bamboo into pieces and spend an hour weaving them to create your very own mat, which you can keep as a special memento.

Next, delve into the culinary aspect of bamboo as you learn how to cook traditional dishes like bamboo shoot soup and bamboo shoot with banana leaf served with sticky rice. Afterward, indulge in your delectable creations in a traditional Laotian house designed in a pavilion style.

In the afternoon, venture to the outskirts of Luang Prabang, passing through verdant rice paddies and farms. Make stops at a few villages inhabited by the H'mong and Lao Loum people, where your guide will introduce you to the locals. This presents a wonderful opportunity to engage in their daily activities such as wooden cotton spinning, weaving, rice harvesting, and tending to green vegetable farms. Upon reaching the stunning Kuang Si Falls, marvel at the main waterfalls, surrounded by orchids within the park. These falls cascade over numerous calcified tiers, descending several hundred feet into a series of refreshing turquoise pools.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.

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

In the morning, embark on a scenic drive to Nong Khiew. Along the way, make a stop to visit the vibrant Nam Park Market and explore the charming Ban Nayang village. Upon arrival in Nong Khiew, you will have free time to enjoy lunch at your own leisure.

Afterward, board a boat for a relaxing cruise along the Nam Ou River. The cruise, lasting approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes, will take you to the picturesque Ban Sojam village, where you can immerse yourself in the local life and culture. Continue your cruise to Muong Ngoy, a tranquil destination known for its natural beauty. Upon arrival, check-in at the guesthouse and settle in for your stay.

Meals on your own.

Overnight in guesthouse (Simple comfort) in Muong Ngoy.

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

After enjoying breakfast, embark on a boat to cruise back to Nong Khiew. Along the way, make a stop to visit the authentic village of Houi Hoy, situated on the banks of the Nam Ou River.

From Nong Khiew, proceed with a scenic drive to Luang Prabang. En route, take the opportunity to visit the Pak Ou Caves, nestled at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers. These caves house hundreds of sacred Buddha images, some of which date back several centuries. They are revered and attract pilgrims during the Lao New Year festivities around mid-April.

Continue your journey to Luang Prabang, where you will arrive and check-in at your hotel, ready to immerse yourself in the charms of this historic city.

Meals on your own.

Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 6: LUANG PRABANG – FLY TO PAKSE – BOLOVEN PLATEAU (B)
Car Air plane

Transfer from your hotel to Luang Prabang airport for your flight to Pakse. Upon arrival in Pakse, you will be warmly welcomed by a local guide who will accompany you on your journey. Begin by transferring to the enchanting Bolaven Plateau.

As you depart from Pakse, the road gradually ascends in elevation, taking you up onto the picturesque Plateau. This region, characterized by its volcanic rock, is renowned for its exceptional tea and coffee plantations. These plantations thrive in the fertile soil and cooler climate of the area.

During your visit to the Bolaven Plateau, you will have the opportunity to explore the mesmerizing Tad Fane Waterfall. Additionally, a pleasant walk or drive through the coffee plantations for approximately 2 kilometers will lead you to the stunning Tad Yuang Waterfall.

In the afternoon, you will be transferred back to Pakse, concluding your exploration of the captivating Bolaven Plateau.

Meals on your own.

Overnight at hotel in Boloven Plateau.

Day 7: PAKSE – WAT PHOU TEMPLE – DONE KHONG ISLAND (B)
Car

After enjoying breakfast, depart for Champasak and visit the temple ruins of Wat Phou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the historical significance and architectural beauty of this ancient temple complex.

Continue your journey to the 4000 Islands area, where you will have the opportunity to visit the magnificent Khone Phapheng Waterfall. Admire the power and grandeur of this natural wonder as you take in the breathtaking views.

Next, drive to Don Khong Island, the largest island situated in the Mekong River in southern Laos. Take your time to explore and discover the charms of this island, immersing yourself in its serene surroundings and unique culture. Enjoy the tranquility and natural beauty that the island has to offer.

Meals on your own.

Overnight at hotel in Done Khong Island

Day 8: DONE KHONG – DONE KHONE – PAKSE (B)
Car

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Ban Nakasang village, where your journey continues with a cruise on a long-tail boat to Khone Island. Upon arrival, you will have the opportunity to explore and discover remnants from the French colonial era, including an old pier, a stream railway, and French buildings that still stand today. Take a step back in time as you retrace this fascinating period in history.

Next, visit the breathtaking Liphi Waterfall, a must-see for waterfall enthusiasts. Marvel at the natural beauty and power of this stunning waterfall, immersing yourself in its awe-inspiring surroundings.

Afterward, cruise back to Nakasang village and continue your journey to your hotel in Pakse, enjoying the scenic route along the way. Take in the picturesque landscapes and soak up the atmosphere as you make your way back to your accommodation in Pakse.

Meals on your own.

Overnight in Pakse.

Day 9: PAKSE - DEPARTURE (B)
Car

You have free time until your scheduled transfer by our driver to the airport for your international flight. Take this opportunity to relax, explore the surroundings, or engage in any last-minute activities or sightseeing that you desire. Ensure you have packed your belongings and completed any necessary check-out procedures.

Once ready, our driver will transport you to the airport, ensuring a smooth and timely transfer for your departure.

End of Laos itinerary 9 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

    • 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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