6 Day Highlights of Laos
6 Day Highlights of Laos
Discover amazing Laos on this six day adventure through a country where rich culture sits side-by-side with stunning surroundings, from the delights of the vibrant capital Vientiane to the spiritually important city of Luang Prabang and the stunning beauty of the Kuang Si Waterfall.
Tour highlights
  • Spend time exploring the peaceful capital city Vientiane
  • Examine the holy sites of Wat Sisaket and That Luang
  • Learn about Buddhism from a money at Wat Mai
  • Cruise the Mekong River to the famous caves at Pak Ou
  • Relax in the clear waters of the pools below the Kuang Si Waterfall
Tour Only from
£556
pp
Tour Inc. Flight from
£1060
pp
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Tour Only from
£556
pp
Tour Inc. Flight from
£1060
pp
Day 1: Arrive Vientiane
Arrive in one of the quietest capital cities in the world to start your trip across Laos, with a guide on-hand at the airport to accompany you to your hotel. Once checked in, the afternoon is then yours at leisure to do as you wish, with the opportunity to relax in your hotel or to head out and explore some of the top sights around the city. In the evening, you’ll meet with your fellow travellers for a drink and a briefing about what is to come.
  • First Class: Mandala Boutique (Deluxe Room)
  • Superior: Ansara (Savvy Room)
Day 2: Vientiane
After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll have chance to fully examine the delights of Vientiane on a tour of the city – starting out at the stunning Wat Sisaket temple with its thousands of mini Buddha statues. From there, it’s on to the religious museum of Wat Phra Keo to examine a varied selection of Lao and Khmer works of art. Walking past the Presidential Palace, you can marvel at the colonial architecture before arriving at the Patuxay monument to take in sweeping views of the city from the top of Laos’ version of the famed Arc de Triomphe. The holy site of That Luang is the final stop before heading outside the city to Mai Savanh to explore the local textile industry before the day ends at the COPE centre; created by an association working to support those who have been injured by landmines.
  • First Class: Mandala Boutique (Deluxe Room) (B)
  • Superior: Ansara (Savvy Room) (B)
Wat Phra Keo Museum is undergoing renovation work until the end of December 2015, with alternative sightseeing options offered during the closure
Day 3: Vientiane – Luang Prabang
After breakfast at the hotel, you have time at leisure during the morning before being collected by your guide for the trip to the airport to catch a flight to Luang Prabang. After check-in at your hotel, you’ll enjoy a walking tour of the city that includes a trip to the stunning temple of Wat Xieng Thong; which dates back to the 1560s. You can then learn more about the beliefs of the Buddhist people when you spend time with a monk at Wat Mai.
  • First Class: Maison Dalabua (Deluxe Room) (B)
  • Superior: Villa Maly (Deluxe Room) (B)
Day 4: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves
Following breakfast, you’ll spend m more time exploring the sights of Luang Prabang – starting out at the former Royal Palace where you can explore the history of Laos at what is now the National Museum. You’ll also visit the Traditional Arts Ethnology Centre to explore the diversity of Laos’ ethnic minorities before boarding a boat for a cruise upstream on the Mekong River. Enjoying a picnic lunch onboard, that cruise will take you to the famous Pak Ou Caves where you can see the thousands of gold-lacquered statues that are to be found within the caves. Heading back to Luang Prabang - stopping off en-route at the village of Ban Xang Hay – the remainder of the day can then be spent at leisure.
  • First Class: Maison Dalabua (Deluxe Room) (B,L)
  • Superior: Villa Maly (Deluxe Room) (B,L)
Day 5: Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfall
Leaving Luang Prabang behind in the morning, you’ll head towards the Kuang Si Waterfalls – taking in impressive landscapes of rice fields, hills and small villages en-route. Arriving at the waterfall, you can embrace the stunning surroundings with the chance to explore the dense woods that surround the waterfall, or take a dip in one of the refreshing pools. The nearby sanctuary run by Free the Bears is also worth a visit for animal lovers to explore the work carried out by those who have worked hard to save the animals from poachers.
  • First Class: Maison Dalabua (Deluxe Room) (B)
  • Superior: Villa Maly (Deluxe Room) (B)
Day 6: Depart Luang Prabang
After breakfast and some time at leisure, you’ll be met by your guide for the return transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
Disclaimer
All content and services, including overnight hotels and number of nights, are subject to change and may vary from the inclusions as shown in the itinerary. Specified hotels/content/services are therefore not guaranteed, however we and our suppliers undertake to ensure that any alternatives provided will always be of a similar standard or content/service type.
  • Hotel accommodation in shared twin/double room
  • Domestic flight VTE-LPQ
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • English speaking local guide (1 guide Vientiane, 1 different guide Luang Prabang)
  • All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary
  • International flights in Tour Only prices
  • Meals other than mentioned above
  • Camera/video entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance, tips, visa

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