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Asian Public Transportation
Country : Laos
City: Vientiane
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Classic Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Destination: Houixay, Pakbeng, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Vientiane, Champassak, 4000 islands


Overview

Duration: 8 days, 7 nights

Meeting point: Houixay

Day 1| Houixay > Slow boat trip, visit traditional villages > Pak Beng

Day 2| Pak Ou Cave > Arrive Luang Prabang

Day 3| Sightseeing Luang Prabangv

Day 4| National museum, Central Market (Luang Prabang) > Vang Vieng

Day 5| Sightseeing Vang Vieng (Jang cave, lom cave) > Vientiane

Day 6| Sightseeing Vientiane

Day 7| Flight to Pakse > Vat Phou (Champasak) > Don Khong (4000 islands)v

Day 8| Don Khong > Don Khone > Li Phi and Khone Phapheng Falls

Day 9| Departure


Itinerary

Day 1: Houixay - Pakbeng (Lunch + Dinner)

Arrive Houixay from Chiang Khong. In Houixay we start our slow boat trip on the Mekong river down stream to Pak Beng. On the way you will enjoy the beautifull landscape of Laos. Along the river you will visit the traditional villages and have lunch at local restaurant, where you can experience the Lao local food. After that we go furter with the boat to Bak Beng where we will have dinner.

Overnight hotel in Pakbeng.

Day 2: Pakbeng - Luang Prabang (BF + Lunch + Dinner)

After breakfast we will bring you to the pier where we take the boat to Luang Prabang. First we will make a stop to visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes.

We will arrive Luang Prabang in late afternoon. Luang Prabang 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. We will have dinner at the hotel and after dinner the evening is yours to relax and enjoy.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 3: Luang Prabang (BF + Lunch + Dinner)

After breakfast we will start the day and go sightseeing Luang Prabang. We start with with visit the next temples: Phousi temple, Xieng Thong temple, Wat Mai, and the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun. After this we will go and visit the stunning Kuang Si Falls, where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths.

We will enjoy our lunch and go and visit the weaving village of Lu ethnic at Ban Phanom. Dinner at restaurant.

Overnight hotel.

Day 4: Luang Prabang – Vang vieng by road (BF + Lunch + Dinner)

In the morning after breakfast we will visit the Central Market and 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. After visiting these sights in the morning, we take the car for 7 hours drive to Vang Vieng. We will have lunch on the way and arrive in Vang Vieng by evening.

Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Day 5: Vang Vieng- Vientiane by road (BF + Lunch + Dinner)

After breakfast we take the car for sign seeing in Vang Vieng. We wil go and visit the Jang cave, lom cave and then drive to Vientiane. On the way visit Huey Mor village, the fishing village. Then we have lunch at Num Ngum lake, after lunch continue to visit solt village at ban kuen district. We will arrive Vientiane by evening.

Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 6: Vientiane city tour (BF + Lunch + Dinner)

After breakfast we start our city tour. We will visit Wat PraKeo, one of Laos' most highly respected temples, now turned into a museum. Its name derives from the Emerald Buddha, Thailand's most valued Buddha image which was snatched from them and kept in the temple for over 200 years. Then visit Wat Sisaket, famous for its cloister wall housing thousands of tiny Buddha statues date from 16th and 17th centuries.

We will continue the tour by visiting That Luang, the most important monument in Laos and also a national symbol, then drive to Anousavari also known as the Arc de Triumph of Vientiane as it resembles to the Arc de Triumph in Paris. It is dedicated to those who fought in the struggle for independence from France.

Later enjoy a tropical sunset on the Mekong River and dinner at restaurant with delicious Lao dishes and Lao traditional dance.

Overnight in Vientiane

Day 7: Vientiane - Pakse - Khong island (BF + Lunch + Dinner)

After breakfast we go to the airport and take the morning flight to Pakse. From here we will drive to Champassack and visit Vat Phou. Lao World Heritage sites recognized by UNESCO in 2001. We have time to explore these fascinating Khmer ruins, which are perched at the base of Mount Phou Kao. This wonderful archaeological site of Khmer civilization dates back to the 10th century, predating the famous Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

After this we will continue by car to Don Khong, one of the 4000 islands. Here we will have dinner at the guesthouse.

Overnight in Don Khong.

Day 8: Don Khong (BF + Lunch + Dinner)

After breakfast we go around and visit the Islands. We will go and see Ban Khone, a fisherman village in Don Khone. In Don Khone we go to see the old locomotive. Further we go see the Li phi waterfall, this is one of the most beautifull waterfalls making the border between Laos and Cambodia, also know as Tat Somphamit.

In the afternoon we will go and visit the muscular Khone Phapheng Falls. It is the biggest waterfall in Southeast Asia and has been named the Pearl of Mekong River. It’s a flow section of the Mekong River which has length of 4000 kilometers from Tibet. The waterfall has height of 21 meters, consists many small waterfalls stretching over 12 kilometers the length of river. It has been dubbed the  “Niagara of Asia”.

Overnight in Don Khong.

Day 9: Khong island - Departure (BF)

After breakfast we drive back to Pakse. In the afternoon you can choose to be transferred to the border in Thailand (at Chong Meck) for your departure or to Pakse airport for your departure by flight.

Cost

Price on request

    Price included
  • Accommodation at above listed hotels on twin share basis
  • Transfer with private A/C vehicles
  • Full Board meals
  • Sight-seeing with English speaking
  • All entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Boat trips with private boat as per itinerary
    Price excluded
  • All drinks
  • Optional visits
  • Personal expenses
  • International airticket + airport tax

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