CLASSIC LAOS (5D4N) Luang Prabang – Vientiane

CLASSIC LAOS (5D4N)  Luang Prabang – Vientiane
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Destinations:Luang Prabang – Vientiane
Duration: 5D4N
Price From: 850 USD

The real taste of Laos! This classic tour offers you most of the must-see in the UNESCO Heritage City of Luang Prabang, and Vientiane, the capital city of Laos. In Luang Prabang, you have chance to enjoy the amazing cruise along the Mekong River among the tranquil countryside; the virgin nature of Kuang Si Waterfalls; and of course the authentic life style of local hill tribe people. In Vientiane, although the capital city, and the biggest city of Laos, it is still the most laid back city of Southeast Asia. All promises you an unforgettable journey!

DAY 1 LUANG PRABANG – ARRIVAL (NO GUIDE) (-/-/-)
On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to check in the hotel. The rest of the day is your own time at leisure. Overnight in Luang Prabang

DAY 2 LUANG PRABANG – PAK OU CAVES – KUANG SI
In the morning, we embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims.  En route, you will stop at Ban Muang Keo, a well-known village for its traditional Lao rice whisky distilling. You will arrive back in Luang Prabang and continue by car to the outskirts of town to visit Ban Xangkhong , a village well-known for its wood paper making and also Lao silk weavings with natural dyes.
Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, we will take a short visit to the Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center, where you will have a short tour so you get information about Silk, about weaver, about the Women that work in the Centre. This then takes us to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. Before returning to Luang Prabang, we stop to visit the Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park (closed on Tuesday), one of the must-visit spots, where you can have an optional 15 minute tour to learn about butterflies and local flora. You will also visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, a Hmong village, Ban Ou a Laoloum village and Ban Thapene, a Khmu village.  Overnight in Luang Prabang

DAY 3 LUANG PRABANG – VIENTIANE (NO GUIDE) (B/-/-)
Today, you are free to stroll around the town for your own exploration before taking the flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Vientiane


DAY 4 VIENTIANE – BUDDHA PARK (B/L/-)
In the morning, we will first visit Wat Si Muang, which is very famous for its supernatural power. After that drive to Buddha Park which takes around 45 minutes away. On the way, stop and take photos of the Friendship Bridge which was built by the Australian government in 1994 and links Laos and Thailand.
Arrive at Buddha Park and enjoy a stroll around the park.  Also known as Xieng Khuan, this unusual park is filled with over 200 Buddhist and Hindu statues. The quiet and tranquil setting along the Mekong River is a contrast to the slightly eccentric sculptures which were built in 1958 by a Laos’s shaman. The concrete sculptures are bizarre but intriguing, sitting majestically in the peaceful park. After visiting Buddha Park, start the drive back to Vientiane. En route, stop at Mai Savanh to explore the traditional textiles of the Lao people. This shop specializes in high quality silk products and involves several families in their process, from the northern province of Luang Nam Tha Province and the southern provinces of Attapeu and Sekong. (Note: Mai Savanh is closed on Saturday & Sunday)


Start the afternoon with a visit to That Luang, the holiest site in Laos. Constructed by King Setthethirat in the 16th century, the temple is resplendent as the sun is shines upon its towering golden spire. Then, enjoy a panoramic view over the city as you climb the stairs to the top of Patuxai, Vientiane’s own “Arc de Triomphe”. Continue down Lane Xang Avenue the serene Wat Sisaket, the only temple left intact after the Siamese (Thai) invasion in 1828. It is one of the most beautiful temples in the capital, and its breezy teak covered hallways are filled with thousands of miniature Buddha statues. 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.

Overnight in Vientiane

DAY 5 VIENTIANE – DEPARTURE (NO GUIDE) (B/-/-)
You are free to stroll around before taking the departure flight

HOTEL LIST IN PACKAGE

CITIES                  HOTEL NAME                   ROOM TYPE

Luang Prabang        Villa Chitdara                   Standard

Vientiane               Vientiane Garden Hotel       Superior

AIRFARES SURCHARGE | subject to change without prior notice

- Lao Airlines | Luang Prabang (LPQ) – Vientiane (VTE) | $120/pax

INCLUSIVES
Transportation with air-condition in
Accommodation in twin/double shared
Boat trip as stated in above sights
English speaking guide
Admission fee to indicated sights
Meals as per program
Gov’t tax and service charge
Luggage handling and drinking water


EXCLUSIVES

Visa stamping fee on arrival
All air tickets quoted separately
Travel Insurance in all kinds
Single room (quoted separately)
Other foreign language guide
Peak tourist season or special event rates
Tip, drinks and other personal expenses