Vientiane - Luang Prabang (5 Days, 4 Nights) - Laos Tours, Laos Holidays

Vientiane - Luang Prabang 5 days 4 nights

Day 1: Vientiane / Arrival

Arrival to Vientiane. On arrival in Vientiane Capital, you will be met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. Vientiane is a charming and fascinating capital, with an interesting mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and American influences.

Overnight in VIENTIANE

Vientiane - Luang Prabang 5 days 4 nights

Day 2: Vientiane – City Tour

Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, we explore Vientiane capital by visiting the major sights of the capital including the Museum of Arts, the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. . Enroute to Lao’s national precious heritage, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you will have the opportunity to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. In the afternoon, we continue visiting the rest of Vientiane by foot, including Wat Ong Tue, Wat Inpeng and Wat Haisok. We pass by the major shopping area continuing to the Vientiane Central Market of Talad Sao and Talad Kouadin where various goods are displayed for sale; including fresh food, household goods, souvenirs, textiles, gold, silver and antiques. We return to the Mekong Riverside in the late afternoon for observing the sunset.

Overnight in VIENTIANE

Meals: Breakfast

Vientiane - Luang Prabang 5 days 4 nights

Day 3: Vientiane – Luang Prabang (Flight)

After breakfast, we board our short flight to Luang Prabang Vientiane – Luang Prabang via QV101 @ 11:50 – 12:30 or similar. On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. After a short rest, we visit the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. We also have time to visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. We then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi 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 the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by the local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals: Breakfast

Vientiane - Luang Prabang 5 days 4 nights

Day 4: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves

Today, we enjoy a short-guided tour of the city’s oldest temple Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its sweeping low roofs, which represents the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. We then embark on a boat journey upstream along the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. En route, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where the local specialty of rice wine is produced. Once back in Luang Prabang city we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, well known for its hand weaving.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals: Breakfast

Vientiane - Luang Prabang 5 days 4 nights

Day 5: Luang Prabang – Departure

After breakfast, free at leisure until time to transfer to the airport for your outbound flight.

Meals: Breakfast

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City Hotel Category
Superior Deluxe Luxury
Luang Prabang Manoluck Villa Santi Maison Souvanaphoum
Vientiane Laos Orchid Mercure Settha Palace

Tour price includes:

  • • Accommodation at selected hotels, based on twin/ double occupancy with daily breakfast. Single occupancy must add the supplement single
  • • Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle or tuk tuk when mentioned
  • • Boat cruise as per mentioned in the program
  • • Activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • • Meals as indicated on the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • • English speaking guide (local guide, one guide one place)
  • • All entrance fees as mentioned in the program
  • • All permissions and local taxes
  • • Refreshing tissue during the transfer

Tour price excludes:

  • • Visas and stamps in Laos: visa available at the border (30 US$ to 45 US$ per person depending on nationality, + one passport sized picture + overtime fees; passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond travelling dates. Subject to change without prior notice from local authorities).
  • • Domestics and International flights and taxes
  • • International flights
  • • Drinks, tips, personal expenses (such as internet, laundry, but not limited to)
  • • Travel insurances
  • • Banking fees
  • • Any other services, meals not clearly mentioned in the proposal
  • • Optional tours in the itinerary are subject to be surcharge
  • • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Indochina Voyages
  • • Additional charges from hotel during its peak season
Hotel Category Price valid from 1st Jan 2014 until 31st Dec 2014
2 pax 3-4 pax 5-6 pax 7-9 pax S.R.S
Superior             517             444             402             400                86
Deluxe             559             486             444             442             145
Luxury             724             650             608             605             282

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