Laos is among the most attractive countries in Southeast Asia by historical and traditional beauty. The legend is that Laos has the "63 elephant kings" began and ended in Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of Laos, is recognized as the World Heritage Site at history, religion and culture. The name Lang Xang of Laos known as “the land of a million elephants” makes the country become more interesting. From the capital of Laos – Vientiane to Luang Prabang, you can discover the best highlights under memorable experiences attached to the qualified services. This amazing 6-day Laos tour will help you to relive the rich heritage of Laos, as you visit destinations of historical and national importance.
 

Tour Code: LTL 08
Duration: 6 Days/ 5 Nights
Tour Type: Culture and Sightseeing
Starts/ Ends: Vientiane/ Luang Prabang
Tour Route: Vientiane – Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang – Vientiane
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Tour Level: Superior
Tour Category: Laos Tours
Activity Level: Easy & comfort
Group Size: Private only for any group
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1: Vientiane Arrival
Day 2: Vientiane – Vang Vieng
Day 3: Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang
Day 4: Luang Prabang City Tour
Day 5: Luang Prabang – Pakou caves
Day 6: Luang Prabang Departure

 
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Day 1: Vientiane Arrival (D)

Upon arrival in Vientiane airport, we are welcome by local tour guide and driver, after that, we transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, we visit the major sights of the capital including the Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. They are also regarded as the most important Buddhist temples in Laos.

Wat Sisaket vientiane 6-day laos tour

Enroute to Lao’s national icon, the precious and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we will have the opportunity to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, a winning symbol of Laos, which is known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Mekong Riverside is the perfect place to end the day and admire the sunset. Tonight, we enjoy our welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant in town. Overnight in Vientiane.

pha that luang vientiane

Day 2: Vientiane – Vang Vieng (3 – 4-hour driving) (B, L)

After breakfast, we leave the capital for our journey northbound, we will see some breathtaking scenery en route as we pass through the spectacular countryside towards the mountainous region. Along the way, we visit the busy and colorful market of Thalat where various hill tribes come to trade goods and buy provisions.\

vang xang laos tour in 7 days

The next stop of our trip is Vang Xang, as a mysterious cluster of Buddha sculptures carved into the rocks in Laos, is famous for the archeological site dating back the 11th century. We reach our final destination Vang Vieng, one of Laos’s top adventure destinations, which is nestled on a bend of the Nam Song River. Its stunning scenery with limestone outcrops remains unspoiled, despite recent developments with the advent of tourism.

vang vieng laos laos 1 week itineraries

In the afternoon, we head 2km out of Vang Vieng town to explore the famous caves of Tham Jang, which was once used by the local people as a hideout from Chinese invaders. We also cross the river to Ban Huai Ngai, a very pleasant village where we can explore the different lifestyles of the locals. Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Day 3: Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang (5 – 6-hour driving) (B, D)

Breakfast at hotel, we are free at leisure to explore in the nice, quiet town then start our journey to Luang Prabang, where you can enjoy peaceful beauty and unique culture in local lives of Laos people. Upon leaving Vang Vieng, the roads begin to deteriorate; however, the stunning mountain scenery makes for an interesting journey.

meal beside the river in vang vieng

Arriving in Luang Prabang at around 04:00 PM, we check in hotel and relax. Tonight, we enjoy our Dinner at a fine local restaurant in town. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 4: Luang Prabang – City Tour (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit Luang Prabang with the former Royal Palace, which has been turned into a National Museum (closed Tuesdays) evoking traditional Laos and French beaux-arts styles. This interesting structure displays a collection of artifacts reflecting the richness of Laos culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign.

luang prabang national museum

Then we visit the impressive stupas of Wat Visoun, the shrine of Wat Aham, the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and Wat Mai with its five tiered roofs. Before finish out day tour, we have our chance to ascend the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a beautiful sunset view of the city and its glowing reflection on the Mekong River. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

wat mai luang prabang

Day 5: Luang Prabang – Pakou Caves (B, L, D)

Today we visit the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong, one of the worth to visit places when traveling to Laos, which nestles at the meeting of the Mekong and the Nam Khan River. The temple structures are decorated in various ways with gilded stuccoes and doorways. The back wall has an intriguing large flame ‘tree of life’ pattern set in colored glass mosaics.

Wat Xien Thong luang prabang 1 week laos tour

We then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a taste of the tranquil countryside and an interesting visit to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we stop at Ban Xang Hai, a famous whiskey village of Laos, where the local rice wine is produced. On our return, we drive to the famous weaving village of Ban Phanom where shoppers have a chance to try their hand at bargaining. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Pakou cave laos tour

Day 6: Luang Prabang Departure (B)

An optional early start gives us the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (often in the form of sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual. Today our vehicle will transfer us back to the airport for our departure flight. The 6-day tour in Laos ends.

morning monks luang prabang

About Price

Since this is a private tour, the price per person varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel ratings and your departure date. If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give you as much information as possible about your trip. Your online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!
Inclusion

What’s Included?

  • Private Transfers: Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as listed above). Your comfort is our priority!
  • Guide: As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Hotels: Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds.
  • All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily Western or Local breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
  • Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary with authentic Laos food.
  • Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Boat trip
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes:
  • Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
  • Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

What’s Excluded?

  • Excess Baggage Charges. Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carryon baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Meals: Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.

Meals

If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide or our partners so that they can serve you better. If you are a food lover, Viet Vision Travel can be your culinary guide and provide you the opportunity to savor tempting local food and world-famous dishes. Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.

 
 

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