Essentials of Laos 4 days
This quick four day tour will allow you to experience stunning natural wonders, rich heritage and friendly people.
You will be able to learn about places like Vientiane, with its French colonial buildings, ancient temples and colorful markets. Also, there is Luang Prabang, a former royal capital, and now a World Heritage Site listed by the UNESCO. And of course there are the Pak Ou caves. There is also so much more and you will be thrilled that you came to share the delights of the Laos.
+ Private tour with English/French speaking guide Date of departure is at your discretion Trip can start from Vientiane & end in Luang Prabang or vice versa Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
+ All private transfer and transportation Accommodations shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast Experienced English or French speaking guide All In-tour flights as per itinerary Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
+ All sightseeing tickets , tissues and water on coach Services charges and government taxes Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
+ No extra charge after confirmation
+ 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
+ International flights
+ International departures taxes
+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
+ Travel insurance
+ Laos visa on arrival easy and highly recommended)
+ Other services not mentioned above
Day 1: Arrive in Vientiane (D)
You will be welcomed upon arrival at Vientiane Airport and transferred to your hotel. Although it is a capital city, Vientiane has the feel of a small provincial town, as its wide boulevards are almost devoid of traffic, giving the city the feel of another age.
Your tour today will include visits to Wat Sisaket (home to thousands of miniature Buddha statues), followed by Wat Simuang and Wat Prakeo (the original home of the famous Emerald Buddha, which today rests in Bangkok). You will also visit the huge golden That Luang monument (which all Lao citizens respect as a holy pagoda) and Vientiane 's own Victory Monument (which looks like the Arc de Triomphe). You will end the day with dinner at local restaurant, before an overnight stay in Vientiane.
Day 2: Vientiane - Luang Prabang (B/L)
In the morning, you will take a flight from Vientiane to Luang Prabang, the former Royal capital. You will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. Your itinerary today will include: Wat Visoun (the site of impressive Thad Makmo stupa), Wat Mai (built in 1796 and where the Sim (chapel) epitomizes the graceful Luang Prabang architectural style) and Wat Xieng Thong. You will climb up 350 steps to the top of Phou Sii hill to visit Wat Phu Sii and enjoy commanding views for many miles in each direction. You will head back to the hotel for leisure time, or you can go shopping at a night market, where hundreds of Hmong vendors display their handmade crafts. You will stay overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 3: Mekong River - Pak Ou cave - Weaving village (B/L)
An optional early start will give you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (often in the form of sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique to Laos, it being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual.
You will visit the National Museum (once a king's palace), home to a lovely collection of personal artifacts of the royal family. You will then take a Mekong riverboat trip to visit the famous and sacred Pak Ou Buddha Caves, overlooking the confluence of the Mekong & Ou Rivers. The caves are home to many thousands of Buddha images that have been placed here by local people since the 16th century. Next, you will return to Luang Prabang to visit the Por Sa paper handicraft and textile area at Ban Xang Khong. You will then enjoy a restful overnight stay.