Day 01 Phnom Penh-Luang Prabang Arrival. Enjoy the view of the World Heritage City.
Day 02 Full-day visit in the city of Luang Prabang and Pac Ou caves.
Day 03 Kuang Si Waterfalls excursion.
Day 04 Deaprt to Xieng Khouang for the amazing Plain of Jars en route.
Day 05 Continue our visit to Vang Vieng, a small village settled between a spectacular spread of limestone karsts
Day 06 Visit Tham Chang caves and continue to Vientiane, the capital and full-day sightseeing in Vientiane.
Day 07 Depart to Phnom Penh
DAY 01 PHNOM PENH DEPARTURE-LUANG PRABANG ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Luang Prabang Airport, we will meet our guide and transfer to the hotel. If time permits, we will walk up to Mount Phousy with 329 steps. Enjoy the view of the World Cultural Heritage City and the Mekong River when the sun is setting. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
DAY 02 LUANG PRABANG-PAC OU CAVES-LUANG PRABANG
After breakfast at the hotel, we will have a walking tour in Luang Prabang, the former capital and best known for its ancient temples and romatic setting at the confluence of the Mekong and Kane Rivers. Because of the compact size of the peninsula, it is best explored on foot. Today we will visit the National Museum (formerly known as the Royal Palace), Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Sen and Way May. In the afternoon, we will have an excursion by boat to Pac Ou Caves. On the way, we will make a stop to learn about the traditional processes of making local rice alcohol or whisky and the weaving. Enjoy our visit at Pac Ou Caves. After that, we return to Luang Prabang. In the late afternoon, we can explore the night market on our own if we like. Overnight in Luang Prabang. (B)
DAY 03 LUANG PRABANG-KUANG SI WATERFALL-LUANG PRABANG
In the early morning, we may want to wake up early and participate in a daily Lao morning ritual. Monks carrying their bowls wander through town blessing local people who give them offers (mostly sticky rice). After that, we will return to our hotel for our breakfast. Today we will make a day trip to Kuang Si Waterfalls where turquoise waters cascade over limestone formations. The abundance of water forms a magnificent display of nature. Below the Kuang Si are large ponds which is perfect for swimming and cooling off under the spray. Then, we will wander stupendous landscapes, teak forests and several ethnic minority villages (Hmong and Khmu). In Ban Phanom (a weaving village), we can find the excellent pieces of Lao textile. In the afternoon, it will be worth to visit a center near the waterfall where the endangered black Asiatic beers found a safe shelter. Then, we will return to Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang. (B)
DAY 04 LUANG PRABANG-XIENG KHOUANG-PLAIN OF JARS
After breakfast, we will depart to Xieng Khouang, home to the amazing Plain of Jars. Travelling through the high mountains and karsts formations, we have time to stop and visit the remote dwellings of ethnic minority villages. We will notice that many houses have looms underneath with which the family clothes, bags and accessories manufactured. In the late afternoon, we will arrive at Phonsavan, the capital of Xieng Khoung province. Then, we will visit the plain of jars at the site number 1 for the sunset. Overnight in Phonsavan. (B)
DAY 05 PLAIN OF JARS-VANG VIENG
After breakfast, today we will spend the day exploring the Plain of Jars (number 2 and 3) and the surrounding area. The jars are thought to be 2000 years old, although there is a little proof to date them very accurately. Archaeologists still struggle to find out the specific purpose of the jars whether they used for funerary urns or for storing rice wine. Afterward, we will continue our trip to Vang Vieng and on the way, we will make a few stops to have the scenery from the viewpoints. Vang Vieng is a small village settled between a spectacular spread of limestone karsts and is surrounded by lush green paddy fields and dwellings of ethnic minorities. In the late afternoon, we will reach Vang Vieng and check in our hotel. Free at leisure and relax our day. Overnight in Vang Vieng. (B)
DAY 06 VANG VIENG-VIENTIANE
After breakfast, we will visit Tham Chang caves and then we will drive to the capital of Laos. Vientiane is a friendly sleepy town resting on the shores of the mighty Mekong River. We will arrive in Vientiane in the late morning and check in for our hotel. In this afternoon, we will explore some of the best sights including the Victory Gate (Arc de Triomphe), the Wat Sisaket and the impressive That Luang Stupa, the country’s most important monument. Also visit the morning market where you can wander around and have a chance to buy silver, silk or other items as souvenirs for our family members or relatives. In the evening, we will stroll along the banks of the Mekong River. Overnight in Vientiane. (B)
DAY 07 VIENTIANE DEPARTURE
After breakfast, free at leisure on our own and enjoy our stay in Vientiane before transferring to the international airport/bus station for our hometown, Phnom Penh. (B)
***END OF SERVICES***
Hotel in Luang Prabang: Rama Hotel Standard
Hotel in Xieng Khouang: Maly Hotel Standard
Hotel in Vang Vieng : Thavonsouk Hotel Standard
Hotel in Vientiane : Avalon Hotel Standard
• 06-night accommodation on double/twin room basis with daily breakfast
• English Speaking Guide on the entire tour
• All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles with driver
• Private Boat trip for Pac Ou Caves excursion
• Entrance Fees during guided time
• Snow Towers and drinking water during excursions
• All the service charges and government taxes
• Welcome Gifts