Laos Explorer - The delights of the Mekong River, impressive caves, the mysterious Plain of Jars and quaint and sleepy cities are all offered on this exploration of Laos.
Luang Prabang • Mekong River • Vientiane • Plain of Jars
- Laos Explorer Itinerary
Day 1 – Arrive Luang Prabang
Meet your guide on arrival at Luang Prabang airport and transfer to your hotel. Stay four nights in Luang Prabang.
Day 2 – Luang Prabang
Visit the National Museum, explore the city’s array of shimmering temples and French colonial buildings, and climb Mount Phousi for panoramic views. In the afternoon, visit Kuang Si Waterfall, a single large cascade tumbling from the jungle to a series of pools that make perfect swimming holes. (B)
Day 3 – Mekong River
Begin the day offering alms to the monks. After breakfast take a two hour cruise along the mighty Mekong River. Stop to visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, and riverside villages where rice wine is produced and traditional Lao textiles are woven on ancient wooden looms. (B)
Day 4 – Luang Prabang
A day at leisure. (B)
Day 5 – Luang Prabang – Plain of Jars – Xieng Khoang
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Luang Prabang market on an early morning visit before travelling by road to the Plain of Jars through stunning mountain scenery. See some of the over 300 stone jars dating back nearly 2,000 years whose origin and function remain a mystery today. The area also bears witness to Indochina’s wars of the 20th century. Stay one night at the Vansana Guesthouse in Xieng Khoang. (B)
Day 6 – Xieng Khoang – Vientiane
Further sightseeing of the Plain of Jars before flying to Vientiane, Asia’s most laid-back capital. Stay two nights in Vientiane. (B)
Day 7 – Vientiane
Sightseeing in this quaint, sleepy capital, includes visits to Wat Sisaket, with its thousands of little Buddha statues, Wat Prakeo, Wat Simuang, That Luang, and the Patousai Monument, Vientiane’s Arc de Triomphe. Visit Buddha Park, also known as Xieng Khuan, and stop at the Friendship Bridge, funded by the Australian government as development aid for Laos. (B)
Day 8 – Depart Vientiane
Transfer to the airport. (B)
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- Tour prices
Tour prices valid to 31 Oct 2017. Depart any day.
Depart daily Twin Share Single Room Sole Traveller 3* Luang Prabang Inn 3* Sabaidee@lao Hotel $1,740 $2,233 $3,120 3.5* Villa Deux Rivieres, & 3.5* Salana Boutique Hotel $1,961 $2,623 $3,509 4* 3 Nagas & 4* Ansara Hotel $2,332 $3,353 $4,240 4*+ Victoria Xiengthong Palace, & 4*+ Settha Palace $2,716 $4,092 $4,977
- Price Includes:
- 6 nights in hotels and 1 night basic tourist class guesthouse
- 7 breakfasts
- Domestic economy class flight Xieng Khoang – Vientiane including taxes and fuel surcharges
- Return transfers, sightseeing tours, entrance fees
- Quality air-conditioned vehicles, experienced drivers and guides
Surcharges and/or compulsory meals apply for travel 20Dec15-15Jan16, 10-20Apr16, 20Dec16-15Jan17 & 10-20Apr17.
Sole traveller prices apply for one person travelling on their own and staying in a single room. The Single room price applies when two or more people travel together and a single room is required.