Each journey tells a story and this journey to Laos will deliver you a story of a beautiful country  with its dense forests, limestone caves, endless waterways and especially  ancient Khmer temple ruins. The ‘land of a million elephants’ is unquestionably a must-see for plucky adventurers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia...
 

Tour Code: LTL 10
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Tour Type: Landscape, Nature, Culture and adventure
Starts / Ends: Vientiane / Pakse
Tour Route: Vientiane – Luang Prabang – Vientiane – Pakse – Tad Lo – 4000 Islands – Pakse
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Tour level: Deluxe
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: Arrival – Vientiane
Day 2: Luang Prabang – Big Brother Mouse – Ban Khia Luang – Pak Ou Caves
Day 3: Luang Prabang – Khuang Si Waterfall and Ban Chan
Day 4: Luang Prabang – Vientiane – half day city tour (Flight)
Day 5: Vientiane – Pakse – Tad Lo
Day 6: Tad Lo – Wat Phou – 4000 Islands
Day 7: 4000 Islands and surrounding
Day 8: 4000 Islands – Pakse – Departure

 
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Day: 1 Arrival – Vientiane (D)

Upon arrival at Wattay Airport, Vientiane, we will be welcomed by local tour guide and driver, then we transfer to the hotel.
In the afternoon, we start visiting the major sights of the capital such as 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. 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, which is known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph and romantic sunset on Mekong River.
Tonight we enjoy our welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant in town. Overnight in Vientiane.
Accommodation: Mercure hotel – 4 stars

Buddha statues in Wat Sisaket, Laos

Buddha statues in Wat Sisaket, Laos

Day 2: Vientiane – Luang Prabang (B)

Breakfast at the hotel, we then transfer back to the airport to take our short flight to Luang Prabang.
Welcome upon arrival in Luang Prabang by local tour guide and driver, we transfer to the hotel.
In the afternoon, we will visit the impressive stupas of Wat Visoun; the shrine of Wat Aham & Wat Mai; climbing up to the top of Mount Phousi, explore the sacred, gilded stupas as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River.
Tonight, we are free to explore the Night market in the centre of city. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Accommodation: Villa Maly – Boutique 3 stars+

Wat Aham, Luang Prabang, Laos

Wat Aham, Luang Prabang, Laos

Day 3: Luang Prabang – Pakou Cave (B)

Today, we enjoy a short guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temples of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside as well as exploring the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by devoted pilgrims. Along the way, we will stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where the local rice wine is produced. On return, we take a short drive to another small village Ban Phanom, which famous for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Accommodation: Villa Maly – Boutique 3 stars+

Pak Ou Caves

Pak Ou Caves

Day 4: Luang Prabang – Vientiane (Flight) (B)

Free at leisure in the morning.
11:30, we transfer to the airport to take a flight back to Vientiane.
Arriving in Vientiane, we will meet our tour guide and driver again then transfer to hotel. Free at leisure in the rest of the day. Overnight in Vientiane.
Accommodation: Mercure hotel – 4 stars

Day 5: Vientiane – Pakse – Tad Lo (B)

Transfer via: Laos Airlines at 06:30 – 07:45
Today we take our takeaway breakfast from reception at 05:00 AM, meet the tour guide and driver at the lobby of the hotel, transfer to the airport, take a flight to Paske at 06:30 AM.
Welcome upon arrival in Paske airport, transfer to the Bolevean Plateau. The Bolevean Plateau is known for its cooler temperature being located high above the Mekong Valley. The area is famous for its many waterfalls, and the most beautiful of these falls, Tad Fan. Tad Fan waterfall is spectacular with twin waterfalls plummeting into a deep gorge surrounded by flourishing vegetation. A trip to the plateau provides a refreshing break from the heat and allows us to observe the cultivation of rich coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, and other crops that can be seen en route.

Tad Fan waterfall

Tad Fan waterfall

In the afternoon we arrive at Tad Lo, home to another scenic waterfall and numerous ethnic minority groups. We visit the villages of Alak, Nge, and Katu before overnight in Tad Lo. Overnight in Tad Lo.
Accommodation: Tadlo Lodge

Day 6: Tad Lo – Wat Phou – 4000 Islands (B)

After an early breakfast, we leave Tad Lo. On the way, we make a short detour to visit Pha Suam waterfall and to explore the ethnic minority villages of Lao Teung. We continue to travel by road via Pakse town crossing the Mekong by ferry to visit the fascinating pre-Angkorian ruins of Wat Phu, one of Southeast Asia’s most dramatically situated temples. Following lunch, we continue our journey by long tail boat to the 4000 Islands, where we have the rest of the day to relax. Overnight in 4000 Islands area.
Accommodation: Senesothexuene hotel

Wat Phu, Pakse

Wat Phu, Pakse

Day 7: 4000 Islands and surrounding (B)

After early morning breakfast, we head south by road and boat to Done Khone. Here we begin by re-tracing the French colonial-past at Ban Khone, where some old colonial houses still stand and glimpse the first Lao railway with its own locomotive. We continue our exploration of the area of the 4000 islands by boat and visit the beautiful Liphi waterfall, also known as the Samphamith, which forms a natural border between Lao and Cambodia. We return to Ban Nakasang and drive to the famous waterfall of Khone Phapeng – the largest waterfall in South East Asia, also known as the ‘Niagara of the east’. Overnight in 4000 Islands area.
Accommodation: Senesothexuene hotel

Waterfalls of Khone Phapeng - the largest waterfall in South East Asia

Waterfalls of Khone Phapeng – the largest waterfall in South East Asia

Day 8: 4000 Islands – Pakse – Departure (B)

Transfer via: Domestic Laos to Luang Prabang or Vientiane & International flight
Today we will take the domestic flights in Laos to Vientiane or Luang Prabang airport then transit to an International flight to home or next destination. Trip ends.

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.
  • Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • Transportation:
  • Vientiane To Luang Prabang; Luang Prabang To Vientiane; Vientiane To Pakse: Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements)
  • Airport Tax and Fuel Fee
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes:
  • Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
  • Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
  • Government tax and service charge
  • Drinking water
  • Boat trip stated in the itinerary

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.

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 san server 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.

 

38 Comments

  • Can the police in Laos speak English in case we need help?

    • Tracey

      Most polices in Laos cannot speak English but they still have moderate assistance.

  • Veronique

    Do we need visa for our vacation in Laos?

    • Tracey

      Yes, you will need visa to visit Laos. It is recommended if you get it in advance.

  • Jenice

    What is the hottest time in Laos?

    • Tracey

      Dry season runs from November to April. It is the hottest time of the year when April is hottest month.

  • How about currency exchange rate in Laos?

    • Laos’s currency is Kip Laos (LAK). You can get around 8000 kip for 1 US dollar. Laos’s currency is Kip Laos (LAK). You can get around 8000 kip for 1 US dollar.

  • Andrew

    We are really interested in Laos festivals, could tell me the name of some festivals?

    • Stephen

      There are some festivals you may like in Laos depending on the time you travel to Laos that you can have chance to see Bun Pi Mai (Lao New Year)-3 days festival with water fights, street parties, feasts to wash away the past year’s troubles and welcome a new year of luck and prosperity. If traveling to Vientiane in the end of Buddhist Lent you can admire Vientiane Boat Racing Festival with thousands of people gather on the river to watch the races.

  • Judith

    Can I tip for tour guide after finishing our itinerary in Laos?

    • Yes, tipping for tour guide and driver is recommended in all trips. You can also tip for staffs or workers in the hotels if you feel the services are really good.

  • Is it possible to access internet when traveling in Laos?

  • What kinds of tour packages are you providing for tours in Laos?

    • Angela

      We can offer many choices for your tours in Laos such as: Laos adventures tours, Laos family tours, Laos classic tours… We have dropped you more choices for your tours in Laos. Please let contact us you are interested in our tours or if you want to customize you own tours in Laos.

  • Should I bring my mobile phone to Laos? Is it possible to use it in Laos?

    • Stephen

      You can use your mobile phone in most of big cities in Laos but some remote or mountainous areas are without network coverage. But please make sure that you have activated your global roaming service before traveling to Laos if you don’t want to pay a large amount of fee for using it.

  • Richard

    Is hotel or accommodation included in our tour package in Laos?

    • Yes, the hotels and accommodations are included in your tour packages in Laos. Please check the tour we have dropped you.

  • Is there anything for us to buy as souvenir in Laos trip?

    • Stephen

      You can spend a little of your time in Laos to pick up some handmade wares such as textiles, Saa Paper (also known as Mulberry paper) or Hmong Handicrafts…

  • Stan Collett

    Are there any outdoor activities which I can do in our trip in Laos?

    • Stephen

      There are many things for you to do and see in Laos such as walking around Kuang Si Falls, hiring a bike and cycling around peaceful villages and admiring stunning scenery, trekking and hiking around Laos, cruising along Mekong River…

  • Are there any activities for us to do in you tour program in Laos?

    • Tracey

      Yes, with each tour package the tour program may have differences. Laos is a wonderful country for trekking, cycling, motor-cycling, boating…

  • Cynthia

    I can’t imagine where is Laos? We will be traveling in Vietnam on 15th October, we plan to spend 1 week in Laos but know nothing about this country. Could you tell me something about Laos position?

    • Stephen

      Laos located in Southeast Asia border with 5 countries: Vietnam in the east, Cambodia in the south, Thailand in the west, Myanmar in the northwest and China in the north. Laos terrain is mainly mountainous areas. The major land is covered by forest and unsuitable for agriculture. Laos is under-developing in road network and most of local Laos live in small village in highland and lowland along Mekong River. Visiting Laos, visitors will feel that they are coming back the past time without structures, highways, traffic jams or skyscrapers… Travelers will be surprised by lush green landscapes and stunning scenery that don’t like anywhere else in the world.

  • Alberto

    Can you name some specialties in Laos? We are foodie and looking a trip to Southeast Asia country especially Laos.

    • Tracey

      If you travelling in Laos, Larb-spicy meat salad which are considered as the national dish of Laos, Khao Poon-a kind of popular soup, Beerlao or fresh fruit are all the specialties should not missed in Laos trip.

  • Carlos Beda

    Is the culture of tribes in Laos different or the same with other countries?

    • Stephen

      The culture of many ethnic in Laos is affected by neighbor countries such as Vietnam, China, Khmer (Cambodia) or Thailand…

  • Alberto

    What will you recommend for our 3 days trip in Laos? Can we take tour package in Laos with your company?

    • Stephen

      There are some choices for your 3 days tour in Laos such as Luang Prabang Stopover – 3 Days or Vientiane Stopover – 3 Days we have dropped you more information for these tour, please check and let us know if you also want to customize your tours in Laos.

  • John Barstead

    Could you tell me how many ethics in Laos?

    • Angela

      Laos have more than 100 ethnic groups with their own language, clothes, cultures and customs. Laos Luom is the largest community of people in Laos.

  • We plan to visit Laos and Indochina countries, can you tell me what is the best time to visit Laos?

    • Stephen

      The great time to visit Laos is the time between November and January because this is the coolest and driest time in year as well as time for main festivals. In general, you can visit Laos at any time of year. The weather in Laos is hot and humid throughout year. From June to October is the time of wet season, it is rainy during this times. Some roads can be closed because of floods but this time is also great for river travel. The time from February to May is drier but hotter.

  • You can easily get internet access when traveling around tourist areas but the signal may be weaker in some rural or remote regions of Laos.