Day 01 : Arrival -Vientiane
On arrival in Vientiane Capital, you are met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. After a short rest, we start to visit the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa , we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument , which is well known as Vientiane 's own Arc de Triumph, sunset by the Mekong Riverside and late evening. Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 02 : Vientiane -Luangprang
We board a short afternoon flight to Luang Prabang, which is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. On arrival, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai, we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore Street Night Bazaar, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 03 : Luangprang -Pakou Cave
Today, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city's oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. We then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai , where they make the local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Phanom , well known for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 04 : Luangprang -Vientiane
This morning you may want to wake up early and participate in the daily early morning ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black Alms-giving bowls being given offerings from the local people, including the ubiquitous sticky rice. Breakfast, visit The National Museum at the former Royal Palace , which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign, and the Central Market are not to be missed. We visit these sights before we catch a flight back to Vientiane . After checking into hotel, we transfer out to see the Buddha Park, a blend of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures created by mystical monk on parkland located by the Mekong River and the impressive Friendship Bridge . A view of the spectacular sunset over the Mekong River is perfect way to finish the day. Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 05 : Vientiane - DEPARTURE
After breakfast, we visit the Morning Market and the weaving village of Ban Nong Bouathong (if time permits). The tour ends after your transfer to Wattay Airport or Friendship Bridge for departure.
|Size of Group
||3 - 6 pax
||7 - 11 pax
Tour cost per Person (in $US) from 1st Oct, 2010 to 31st Sept, 2011
|| Standard 2*
All program Tour service Includes :
- Accommodation in twin sharing room + ABF
- Transportation with private air condition Van , Mini Bus
- English Speaking guide
- Admission fee to indicted sights
- Domestic air ticket + airport tax
- Boat trip as stated in above sights
- Domestic government tax and service charge
- Mineral water and cold towel
All program Tour service Not Includes :
- Visa on arrival 30 USD / person
- International air tickets
- Departure airport tax 10 USD / person
- Personal expense and others not stated