This terrific tour takes you from the former Royal capital city and UNESCO World Heritage Site Luang Prabang all the way south to the 4,000 Island in the Mekong River. Besides the fantastic landscapes you will encounter the most powerful waterfall in Southeast Asia.
After arrival at the airport pick up by our local guide and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is 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 transfer to the airport and flight to Pakse in the southern part of Laos. After arrival drive with the local guide to Champasak. Continue further to the Wat Phou temple, one of the outstanding highlight of Laos. The Khmer temple, built in the 5th century, predates the world famous structures at Angkor in Cambodia. After the extensive visit transfer back to Champasak. Check in at the hotel for overnight.
Early morning breakfast, then drive south to the boat pier at Ban Hatsaikhone and private cruise to the 4,000 Islands. At Don Khone you have time to relax and eat something. Then easy bicycle ride along the old French built railway, passing old Colonial buildings, then stop at the picturesque Liphi Waterfall. After back to the boat and return to the mainland. You visit the most powerful and one of the largest waterfalls in whole Southeast Asia, the Khone Phapheng Falls. In the later afternoon transfer back to Champasak with overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast spend the remaining hours till the transfer to the airport at your own leisure.
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|Luang Prabang||Le Sen||Deluxe Room||3|
|Champasak||The River Resort||Riverfront Villa||2|
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.