Explore the diverse nature beauty on the back roads from Luang Prabang to Vientiane. The tour leads to remote hill tribe villages with lively markets, selling unexpected goods, before finally arriving at the Laotian capital.
Pick up early morning from your hotel and drive direction Vang Vieng to the South. The mountain road leads along rolling hills, villages and limestone rock formations, jutting sharply above the flat river valleys. On the way are several stops so that you can photograph the region’s characteristic landscapes and local communities such as in Houi Hei. This place reveals an astonishing view over the surrounding mountains. At the Khmu village of Ban Kiu Kam Pone you can get a firsthand glimpse of the rural life. At Phou Phueng Fa will be a rest where you can get something to eat. The view, when weather permits, is one of the most terrific one in the whole country. The next stop is at the picturesque Hmong settlement Ban Hin Ngon. At Koe Kuang visit a market, offering local snacks, assorted reptiles and rats. The last stop is at Phatang Mountain, providing another fantastic view over impressive limestone cliffs. At Vang Vieng check-in at the hotel for overnight, then you can explore the small town.
After breakfast head to Tham Jang cave, offering a fantastic view over the surrounding limestone formations and Nam Song River. Visit the small village of Tha Heua which specializes in dried river fish. The next stop is at the photogenic Nam Ngum, a popular daytrip destination for the Vientiane townsfolk. Here you can have a rest and something to eat, overlooking beautiful scenery with the lake. At Ban Keun visit the famous salt mine. You can observe the local daily working life. Before reaching Vientiane, there is another stop at the Don Makai Market, selling all kinds of delicious local snacks, especially insects. In the early evening arrive in Vientiane and transfer to your reserved hotel.
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Air-conditioned car /van and driver
English speaking guide (French and German speaking guides available upon request)
Rates include all entrance fees as per program.
Accommodation as listed on twin sharing basis
Daily breakfast in the hotel (B)
Other meals as per itinerary (L/D)
Domestic flights as per itinerary
Laos entry visa
Children under 12 years sharing room with 2 adults with extra bed 70% of adult rate.
Children under 12 years sharing room with 2 adults without extra bed 50% of adult rate.
Valid only if child travels with two paying adults.