Visit to the country’s capital city Vientiane and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Luang Prabang. The tour includes visits to the temple complexes in Vientiane, a river cruise to remote local villages located on the banks of the Mekong River and a visit to the Royal Palace in Luang Prabang. Before the day of your departure you will visit the impressive Kuang Si Waterfall surrounded by tropical dense jungles.
Upon arrival at the airport, pick up by the local guide and transfer to your hotel. The remaining day is at your own leisure.
Pick up after breakfast at your hotel. First visit is Wat Sisaket, Vientiane’s’ oldest temple. It houses thousands of miniature Buddha-statues. Next stop is at Wat Prakeo, the previous royal temple. Nowadays it is a museum with an impressive exhibition on antiques and art. Continue the tour and visit the Patuxai Monument, known as the Arc de Triumph of Vientiane. Time to enjoy the panoramic view from the top of the gate. The next highlight is the That Luang Stupa, the national symbol of Laos. The COPE exhibition center will be the last visit. It highlights the major problems which the locals are facing in their daily life.
Afterwards transfer to the airport with flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival you are met by the local tour guide and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
For the next day you may discuss with your guide about the possibility of an early start. Each morning at about 05.30 the monks will go for the alms round “Tak Bat”. If you are interested, you can observe and partake in this for Buddhist important ritual. There is also the possibility to visit the lively fresh market before returning to the hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast the tour starts with the Royal Palace Museum, giving you an overview of the local past. The next stop is by the Wat Xiengthong. This gorgeous temple is built in classical Luang Prabang style and has a roof which is almost touching the ground. Continue to the Wat Mai with the unique 5 tiered roof and the watermelon shaped Wat Visoun.
Early afternoon visit the interesting Arts and Ethnology Centre where you get the knowhow about the culture and ethnic mixture of Laos. Next is a stop at Ban Xangkhong and Ban Xienglek, known for their superb textile-weaving products. In the later afternoon visit Mt. Phousi. The view over the Mekong River and the city of Luang Prabang is fantastic as well as the sunset. Transfer back to the hotel for overnight.
Follow breakfast short drive to the silk weaving center Ock Pop Tock. All the different process steps of silk weaving will be shown and explained. On the way to the Kuang Si Waterfall is an option to visit the villages of the Khmu, Hmong and Lao Loum ethnic groups. After reaching the stunning waterfall, you can relax and swim in the clear pool or take a walk along the jungle trails. Before returning back to the hotel, stop by the nearby Bear Rescue Centre. Their main task, besides protecting the rare Asiatic Black Bear, is to rehabilitate them, after rescuing the bears from poachers. Afterwards transfer back to your hotel.
The afternoon is at your leisure.
After breakfast spend the remaining hours till the transfer to the airport at your own leisure.
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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.