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11 days

11 days - Classic Laos

The easiest way to discover Laos. This 11 day tour takes you to the famous places of Laos.

Day 1: Luang Prabang / Arrival

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Arrival at airport in Luang Prabang, we welcome you and transfer you to hotel. Check-in at hotel.

Spend your leisure time in Luang Prabang city.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 2: Luang Prabang

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Morning, visit the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures. Then visit Wat Xieng Thong, the royal city’s most important temple.

Embark and cruise upstream on the Mekong River, visit the famous and mysterious Pak Ou Caves. Back to the city. Stop at the village of Ban Xanghai where they make the local rice wine. Lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, visit some major places: National Museum (Royal Palace), Wat Mai, UXO Visitor’s Centre and Wat Visoun famous for its enormous stupa and its collection of old gilded Buddhas.

Finally, we reach the Mount Phousi to enjoy a panoramic sunset view of Luang Prabang.

Overnight in Luang Prabang. (B,L)

Day 3: Luang Prabang

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Morning, we drive to Living Land Lao Organic Farm at Phoung Van village. Learn and experience the real activities and life of a Lao farmer.

Afternoon, we drive to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths. Before coming back to Luang Prabang, we still have time to visit Kuang Si Falls Butterflies Park, newly opened January 2014, it is now one of the must-see spots in Luang Prabang. We return to the city.

Overnight in Luang Prabang. (B,L)

Day 4: Luang Prabang – Xieng Khouang

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After breakfast, we make our way over the mountains to Xieng Khouang, best-known for having been heavily bombed during Indochina War and also famous for its historic Plain of Jars.

The journey takes about 8 hours and we can make some stops at villages to observe the rural life of local people, including ethnic minorities.

Arrival in Phonsavanh, the capital of Xieng Khouang province and check into your hotel.

Overnight in Phonsavanh. (B,L)

Day 5: Xieng Khouang

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Morning, we make a visit to the 3 “Plain of Jars” sites and also discover some local villages where you can observe local village life.

Afternoon, we drive to Muang Khoun, one that was not been destroyed by the American bombings during the secret war. Muang Khoun is home to unique sitting giant Buddha as well of some old pagodas that lies in ruins. Return to Phonsavan.

Overnight in Phonsavan. (B,L)

Day 6: Xieng Khouang – Vang Vieng

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After breakfast, we have time today to explore the site and some nearby villages, populated by the Hmong hill tribe and Tai Dam people. Even though living a poor life, they possess a vibrant local culture and an interesting history.

We leave Xieng Khuang for our scenic drive to Vang Vieng, a small town, which is nestled on a bend of the Nam Song River. Arrive at Vang Vieng by late afternoon.

Overnight in Vang Vieng. (B,L)

Day 7: Vang Vieng

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In the morning, we will first stroll around the town to visit the local market to catch a gimpse of everyday life in a typical Lao rural area. We then visit Organic Farm Vang Vieng.

After that, we visit the cave of Tham Jang, which was used in the early 19th century in defense against the Chinese invaders. We also cross the river to Ban Huai Ngae, a very pleasant village where we can explore the different local lifestyles.

Go back to your hotel. Spend your leisure time in Vang Vieng.

Overnight in Vang Vieng. (B,L)

Day 8: Vang Vieng – Cycle – Vientiane

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Early morning, start cycling to Blue Lagoon (7Km from the town center), of which the waters are an aqua-blue, and are always cool. Visit the nearby Tham Phoukham Cave.

Afternoon, leave Vang Vieng and drive to Vientiane. Stop to visit Vang Xang along the way, a famous archeological site dating back 11th century.

Arrive in Vientiane just in time to catch the sunset, transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Vientiane. (B,L)

Day 9: Vientiane

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We begin our tour by visiting the serene Wat Sisaket, one of the most beautiful temples in the capital. Continue on to the nearby Wat Phra Keo. Used as a religious museum, Wat Phra Keo displays a collection of both Lao and Khmer works of art. Next, we visit COPE, an association working to help landmine victims. Lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, we stop at the Patuxay monument, Laos’ version of the Arc de Triomphe. Continue out visit at Pha That Luang, the holiest site in Laos. We drive out of the city to visit the Buddha Park which contains numerous religious images. Back to the city.

Overnight in Vientiane. (B,L)

Day 10: Vientiane

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Breakfast at hotel.

Your leisure time to explore the city on your own until we transfer you to airport for your departure flight.

End of the tour! (B)

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