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LAOS CLASSIC TOURS
DURATION:
 6 Days / 5 Nights
TRIP ROUTE: Vientiane – Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang
TOUR OPERATION: All year round / On Demand 
TOUR PRICE: Available upon Request

TOUR ITINERARY
DAY 1: ARRIVES IN VIENTIANE
Upon arrival in Vientiane, meet and welcome by your guide and transfer to check in at your hotel.
Begin your sightseeing around the city that is adorned with gilded temples, wide boulevards, colonial style buildings, and classic monuments.
First visit to Pha That Luang, considered to be the most important monument of Laos with its magnificent golden stupa and long history since 3rd century, even before the dawn of Lane Xang Kingdom.
Nearby visit Ho Pha Keo, once a royal temple housing the most revered Emerald Buddha which was forcibly taken to Bangkok during Siamese seizure several centuries ago. Recently it was converted into a museum that contains various samples of Buddhist sculptures. Continue the visit to Wat Si Saket, a stylish Lao monastery which is the oldest and the most original in Vientiane. The temple, built since 1551 and restored in 1818, contains thousands of Buddha antiques and relics. Then drive along the boulevards to Patuxai, a monumental landmark located in the center of the city, built with the inspiration of the Arc de Triomple in Paris. On top of the monument, you can see beautiful landscape of the city with avenues, surround parks and houses.

Remainder of the day, time free and relax at your own leisure at your hotel.
Overnight in Vientiane.

DAY 2: VIENTIANE – VANG VIENG
In the morning, after breakfast, begin your overland journey from Vientiane to Vang Vieng After a 55 km drive, we make our first stop at an impressive archaeological cave of Vang Xang, a lost 8th-11th Buddhist sanctuary rediscovered around 1960 by Pierre-Marie Gagneux, a dedicated French historian, who spent most part of his life in Laos and was a top expert in Laotian history and culture. Vang Xang literally means “Elphant Court or Palace” and was believed to be an ancient elephant cemetery before Hindu Khmer and Buddhist Mon converted the cave into a religious sanctuary with old massive Buddha statues carved out of the rock.
Further on to Huay Mor where we will visit the local fish market. Before arriving at Vang Vieng, we will make our last stop of the day at Tham Chang Cave, a beautiful cave where you can have a scenic view of the nearby village and rice fields. Beneath the cave are the natural ponds with crystalline clear fresh water where you can bath freely if you like.

 Overnight in Vang Vieng.

DAY 3: VANG VIENG – LAUNG PRABANG
In the morning, after breakfast, start the tour with a soft and short trek through rice paddy fields to visit Ban Pha Thao where resides an ethnic Hmong village and continue to Tham Xang Cave, literally means “Elephant Cave”. Here you will find the elephant carved stalactites enhanced its name, the impressive Buddha statues and a Buddha footprint. Make a farewell to Vang Vieng and continue our northern journey to Luang Prabang. Along the road, enjoy the picturesque scenery of Laos countryside in more depth and visit the local villages of Ban Phatang and Muang Kasi. Late in the evening, arrive at Luang Prabang, one of the most charmful towns in Laos and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

DAY 4: LUANG PRABANG
In the morning, after breakfast, take the first morning breathe of Luang Prabang and hearty breakfast. Begin the day with visit to Wat Visoun, the oldest temple in Luang Prabang since 1513. Inside the monastery are ancient Buddhas images and a stone stupa “That Mak Mo” or watermelon stupa due to its resemblance to a watermelon. Nearby is Wat Aham, famous for its ancient architectural Luang Prabang style of chapels and roofs. Then visit to Wat Xieng Thong, one of the most prominent monasteries of Laos. The temple contains many beautiful carvings, paintings and images that witness the marvelous skills of the Lao artisans. Its gilded doors, roofs, and ornaments portray the superb artistry of Lao architecture. Walk down the main street of Luang Prabang, so called “Wat Street” , as there are many temples and monasteries lying on both sides of the road - Wat Siboun Heuang, Wat Si Moung Khoun, Wat Sop and Wat Sene. Continue to the former Royal Palace which is now the National Museum (close on Tuesday). It was built by French as a royal residence to the last monarchy of Laos. Then to Wat Mai, built in 1796, magnificent in its five-tiered roof and wall paintings that depict the daily village life of the Laotian people. Last but not least, visit Mount Phousi for sunset. It is a hill lying in the center of the city where there is a small temple of Phousi on top. After climbing 328 steps up from the entrance to the top, you can have a stunning landscape of Luang Prabang and the Nam Song River.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

DAY 5: LUANG PRABANG
In the morning, after breakfast, take a scenic boat trip that will show you a beautiful view of the riverside and the village life along the river. Arrive at the famous Tham Pak Ou Caves, notorious for housing several thousands of Buddha images inside its two caves, a lower Tham Ting and an upper Tham Pheung. This Buddhist site is deemed by the Laotian people as a sacred religious place. Every Lao New Year called Phi Mai in Laos, thousands of locals come to the caves to pay respects to the underlying Buddha statues. Explore the caves, pay respect to Buddha statues, and take great photos for your memorials brought home. Nearby take a visit to the local village of Ban Xang Hai, literally means pottery-making village. The villagers had abandoned making pots long time ago, but become experts in producing lao lao - the local rice wine whisky. You may wish to taste or sip lao lao a little for a great experience since the whisky is blended with creepy creatures such as snakes, geckos, scorpions, or centipedes, etc. Get on to another village of Ban Xang Khong, famous for the silk weaving and local paper-making skills. Return to Luang Prabang to relax and overnight.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

DAY 6: LUANG PRABANG
In the morning, after breakfast, visit to one of the most beautiful natural wonders of Luang Prang, the Kuang Si Waterfall. The green untouched forest and the many cascading steps of waterfalls and, clear pools give visitors a unique experience of nature. Enjoy swimming and relaxing in the crystalline ponds overlooking waterfalls and surrounding green trees. Nestled near to the waterfall is ethnic Khmu Village of Ban Tha Pene. Return to Luang Prabang where you can enjoy your last afternoon and make further exploration of the town on your own such as strolling along the roads, visiting and shopping at the night markets.

Remainder of the day, time is free and relax at your own leisure at your hotel till transfer out to airport to board your flight departs to your next destination.

END OF SERVICES
Tour includes:
Accommodation as mentioned in the program
Meals as per mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=dinner)
Local English/French/German/Spanish/Italian/Mandarin/Cantonese/Vietnamese speaking guides
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-condition vehicles
Entrance fee for mentioned visit

Tour does NOT include the following:
Services and meals other than mentioned
Camera / video entrance fees
Laos visa
International departure flights taxes
Drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, insurance … and expenditure of a personal nature
Any services other than mentioned

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