LAOS HIDDEN HAVEN

18 Days

Itinerary

Upon arrival at Luang Prabang airport, the former capital of the kingdom of Lane Xang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Transfer to hotel and free at leisure.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Today we will discover the city of LuangPabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of Wat Visoun and the cultural tapestry of Wat Aham, adorned with guardian figures from the Ramayana. Discover the intricate beauty of the 16th-century Wat Xiengthong and delve into Laos' royal history at the National Museum, home to the revered Prabang Buddha statue. As the sun sets, ascend the 328 steps of Phousi Hill, offering unparalleled panoramic views of Luang Prabang. End your day at the enchanting Night Bazaar, where local hill tribe artisans showcase their masterfully crafted textiles and unique treasures.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Experience the serene dawn ritual in Luang Prabang as saffron-clad monks embark on silent processions for alms. After respectfully observing, explore Ban Pakham Market and return for breakfast. Cross the Mekong by ferry to explore Ban Xiengmen, home to ancient temples like Wat Xiengmen and Wat Chomphet. Return to Luang Prabang and head to Tadse Waterfalls for a unique 35-minute elephant ride along the Nam Khan River. End your day with a visit to Tad Sae waterfall, with boat transportation available from Ban ANN to Tadse.
Note: Water availability at Tad Sae may vary after April.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Begin your day with a visit to Phosi Market, immersing yourself in the vibrant fresh produce scene. Continue to the enchanting Kuang Si Waterfalls, where natural pools invite you to bathe or explore forest paths. En route back to Luang Prabang, make stops at local villages inhabited by Lao ethnic minority groups like Ban Ou.
In Luang Prabang, the dining options are abundant. For a delightful evening, consider exploring the small street adjacent to the night market, where makeshift vegetarian buffets with plastic stools and delicious Mekong River fish await.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Embark on a captivating cruise upstream on the Mekong River, celebrated for its scenic beauty across Laos. Our first stop is the town of Ban Sang, renowned for rice alcohol production, followed by a visit to the sacred Buddhist grottoes of Tamting. We'll then proceed to Nong Khiaw, exploring local villages and the mystical Tham Phathok Cave. Immerse yourself in the cultural richness and natural wonders along this enchanting journey.
Overnight in Nong Khiaw.

Indulge in a delightful breakfast before embarking on a scenic 2-hour boat journey from Nong Khiaw to Muang Ngoi Neua. Witness the vibrant river life and picturesque landscapes along the way. Upon reaching Muang Ngoi Neua, explore the town, marked by the scars of the past war. Engage in a brief trek to the Tham Kang Cave and visit the charming village of Ban Na, immersing yourself in the cultural and natural wonders of this unique destination.
Overnight in Muang Ngoi.

Embark on a scenic boat journey back to Nong Khiaw, followed by a road trip to Luang Prabang. On the way, explore minority villages, with a special stop at the Thai Lue Village of Ban Nayang. Here, witness the authentic and well-preserved lifestyle of the Leu ethnic groups, known for their traditional textile craftsmanship. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of this unique journey.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to Phonsavanh, along the mountainous road enjoying the landscape and nature, we can make stops for photos. And in the afternoon, arrival at Phonsavanh and free at leisure.
Overnight in Phonsavanh.

Start the day with the visit to vibrant Xiengkhuang market and unveiling the enigmatic beauty of the Mysterious Plain of Jars across its three distinct sites. Journey through Hmong ethnic minority villages, immersing yourself in their unique culture. Continue your adventure to Vang Vieng, a picturesque town nestled on the meandering Nam Song River, where tranquil limestone outcrops harmonize with the serene waters, creating an untouched natural haven.
Overnight in Vangvieng.

Day 10 :
VANGVIENG

Today we will participate in an adventure to explore the renowned Tham Jang Cave, steeped in history as a 19th-century defense stronghold against Chinese invaders. Later, immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of the Blue Lagoon. In the afternoon, savor a thrilling 40-minute boat ride along the Xong River, navigating the captivating landscape nestled between Kart mountains.
Overnight in Vangvieng.

Breakfast at hotel. After that, we will transfer to Vientiane, Laos' capital city, known for its serene temples and French colonial architecture. Along the way, making enchanting stops at Nam Ngurm Lake and the Salt Mines. Nam Ngurm Lake offers tranquility and picturesque landscapes, while the Salt Mines showcase traditional salt production methods. And we will visit the vibrant Donk Mak Khai Market, where local flavors and vibrant culture blend seamlessly.
Overnight in Vientiane.

After breakfast, we will start to explore Vientiane's iconic landmarks, including the ancient Wat Sisaket and the revered Wat Prakeo. Marvel at the grandeur of That Luang Stupa and capture the sunset's beauty along the Mekong River during a delightful evening stroll. Conclude the day with a unique dining experience at a riverside cafe, where you can savor exotic dishes like fried crickets.
Overnight in Vientiane.

Embark on a scenic flight to Pakse after breakfast, where our journey takes us to the enchanting province of Saravanh. Along the way to Boloven, relish a tea break while observing local life. The Boloven Plateau, known for its cool climate and majestic rivers, beckons with a stop at Tad Fan, unveiling twin waterfalls cascading into a lush ravine. Explore the plateau's hidden gems, from coffee and tea plantations to diverse crops, offering a unique venture off the tourist trail. Upon arrival in Tad Lo, immerse yourself in the rich culture of ethnic minority villages, home to the Alak, Nge, and Katu communities.
Overnight in Pakse.

After breakfast, we drive towards the pre-Angkori ruins of WatPhu, one of the ancient associated settlements of the Champasak cultural landscape. Continuing our adventure, we head to Khong Island, nestled amid the 4,000 islands of the Mekong. The largest island in this picturesque region, Don Khong, awaits, offering a tranquil overnight stay.
Overnight in Don Khong Island.

Breakfast at hotel.
Free at leisure. You can visit the local markets to get a taste of daily life and discover unique handicrafts and local products or walk along the riverfront, taking in the serene atmosphere and capturing beauty.
Overnight in Don Khong Island.

Breakfast at hotel
Free at leisure. You can unwind in the tranquil surroundings and take in the peaceful ambiance. Or participate in some activities like biking, visiting waterfalls, and taking part in cooking classes.
Overnight in Don Khong Island.

Embark on a boat excursion after breakfast, exploring the captivating landscapes of Don Khone and Done Det, with a visit to the mesmerizing Liphi, known as the "corridor of the devil." Explore the remnants of the old French colonial area, home to Laos' only 6 km railway, abandoned with an ancient locomotive. After a boat return to Ban Nakasang, our vehicle awaits to journey to the majestic Khon Phapheng waterfalls, concluding our road trip back to Pakse.
Overnight in Pakse.

After breakfast, free time until the indicated time for transfer to the airport to take the departure flight.

Services

Included

  • - Accommodation in hotels 4* or 5* with breakfast.
  • - Lunch on all tour days.
  • - Private transport as mentioned in the program.
  • - Local guides with a lot of experience.
  • - Tickets and boat excursion as mentioned in the program.
  • - All operating service charges.

Excluded

  • - Online visa.
  • - Early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability with a surcharge.
  • - Round-trip international flights to your country of origin.
  • - Drinks and meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • - Other services not mentioned in the list of included services.

Highlight

  • Visit: Luang Prabang – Ban Xiengmen – Nong Khiaw – Muang Ngoi – Luang Prabang – Phonsavanh – Vang Vieng – Vientiane – Pakse – Don Khong Island
  • Boat trip
  • Trekking
  • Hiking

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