10 Days / 9 Nights
Duration
3-star
Hotel

Vietnam – Laos Package Tours

Lao religious images and art is also distinctive and sets Laos apart from its neighbors. The Calling for Rain posture of Buddha images in Lao, for example, which depicts the Buddha standing with his hands held rigidly at his side, fingers pointing to the ground, cannot be found in other Southeast Asian Buddhist art traditions. Religious influences are also pervasive in classical Lao literature, especially in the Pha Lak, Pha Lam, the Lao version of India s epic Ramayana.

Projects are underway to preserve classic Lao religious scripts, which were transcribed onto palm leaf manuscripts hundreds of years ago and stored in wats. Another excellent example of the richness of Lao culture is in its folk music, which is extremely popular with the people throughout the whole country. The principle instrument is the Khaen; a wind instrument, which comprises a double row of bamboo-like reeds, fitted in a hardwood sound box. The khaen is often accompanied by a bowed string instrument or Saw. The national folk dance is the Lamvong, a circle dance in which people dance circles around each other so that ultimately there are three circles: a circle danced by the individual, another one by the couple, and a third one danced by the whole party.

Summary of Itinerary
Day 1: Pakse arrival
Day 2: Pakse – Wat Phou – Khone Phapheng
Day 3: Pakse – Bolaven Plateau
Day 4: Pakse – Bolaven Plateau
Day 5: Pakse – Khong Island – Luang Prabang
Day 6: Luang Prabang
Day 7: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves
Day 8: Luang Prabang – Kuang Si waterfall – Elephant riding
Day 9: Luang Prabang – Vientiane
Day 10: Vientiane departure

Inclusion:
-Twin sharing accommodation at selected hotels, based on bed and breakfast
-Meals as mentioned
-Air conditioned transportation in private van/bus
-English Speaking guide (Local guide)
-All entrance fees for sightseeing and visits as mentioned in the itinerary
-Domestic air tickets PKZ-LPQ-VTE
-Services charges, applicable government tax
-Boat trip, elephant riding where mentioned.

Exclusion:
-International air tickets to and from Vientiane
-Lao visa fee
-International departure airport tax in Vientiane
-Personal insurance
-Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs and laundry etc
-Others not mentioned nor specified above not to be included in the tour prices

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Day 1

Pakse arrival (Meal: D)

Upon arrival at the airport, you are met transferred to the hotel for checking in and free at leisure. Free time to enjoy the beautiful sunset before dinner. Overnight in Pakse.
Day 2

Pakse - Wat Phou - Khone Phapheng (Meal: B, L)

Breakfast, excursion by van to visit the world heritage site of Wat Phou known as pre -Angkor the ruins of Khmer temple from 8-11th century. Lunch at a local restaurant in Champasak. In the afternoon, continue on excursion to visit the most famous Mekong fall of Khone Phapeng before coming back to Pakse.
Overnight in Pakse.
Day 3

Pakse - Bolaven Plateau (Meal: B, L)

Breakfast, we depart from Pakse and drive for about 50 minutes from starting point. From here, Bolaven Plateau is famous for its cool climate, waterfall; fertile soil and high grade coffee plantation. It is also known for being one of the most heavily bombed places in the second Indochina war. Other products include fruits, cardamom and rattan. First visit Tad Fane waterfall over the top to see its beauty and charm. And then continue to go Tad Yeaung waterfall (swimming is allowed). We stop for some fun and lunch at the base of the Tad Yeaung waterfall. Dinner at the restaurant.
Day 4

Pakse - Bolaven Plateau (Meal: B, L)

Breakfast, then take an excursion on the van to visit Phaxuam. After finishing lunch, continue to Tadlo on the Northern edge of the Bolaven Plateau which has a large pool at the bottom suitable for swimming. We drive past many lush plantations, hills, forests and villages. The deep contrast of lush vegetation and red surface of basaltic soil is incredible all along the way then back to hotel free and leisure. Dinner and overnight at Pakse.
Day 5

Pakse - Khong Island - Luang Prabang (Meal: B, L)

Breakfast, then take an excursion on the van to Nakasang village where to embark a traditional long tail boat for 20 minutes to Khone Done Deth-the last of the 4000 islands to visit Liphi waterfall – also known as Sampamith. Return to Ban Nakasang to continue on excursion to visit the most famous Mekong waterfall of Khone Phapeng. Then transfer to hotel for checking out and transfer to the airport flight to Luang Prabang. Arrival at Luang Prabang transfer to hotel for checking in. Over night at hotel in Luang Prabang.
Day 6

Luang Prabang (Meal: B, L)

Breakfast, City tour, Wat Xiengthong (old temple)Wat Mai, Wat Visoun, Phousi hill – climbing 329 zigzag stairs to the sacred gilded stupa. Have an overview of the beautiful city. After dinner we explore the night market where you can find lovely collection of handmade textiles made by local and hill tribe people from around Luang Prabang.
Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.
Day 7

Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves (Meal: B, L)

Early morning, experience the alms-giving ceremony or the “Tuk Bat” where 300 monks parade along Wat Sean Street and devotees hands out food to them. Breakfast, then take a boat trip on the Mekong River. Which also gives us a taste of the tranquil countryside and an interesting visit to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at Ban Xang Hai to visit the rice wine distillation. Upon disembarking, 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.
Day 8

Luang Prabang - Kuang Si waterfall - Elephant riding (Meal: B, L)

Breakfast, visit to National Museum (Former Royal Palace). Then go to the elephant safari at Ban Noun Savat village, riding on the elephant cross the river and along the farm for about one and a half hour. Then, come to the camp where you can feed the elephants with banana. After that visit Kuangsi waterfall. You may swim at the crystal clear cold water. Then you can visit Lao black Bear Rescue centre.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 9

Luang Prabang - Vientiane (Meal: B, L)

Breakfast, then transfer to airport for flight to Vientiane. On arriving at the airport, you are met and transferred to the hotel, town sight-seeing. Visit the main high light of Vientiane: Hor Prakeo (old temple) – where housing the Emerald Buddha from the early time of Lanexang kingdom until 18th century; Wat sisaket – the Buddha museum where more than ten thousand Buddha status in the minor niches on the wall can be seen; Famous Patuxay – the unknown soldier Monument; Thatluang Stupa – where is the most important tourist attraction of Vientiane and it is also real Lao architecture from 16th century. Then sunset on the Mekong River.
Dinner at restaurant with Lao Traditional Dance and overnight at Vientiane.
Day 10

Vientiane departure (Meal: B)

Breakfast. Free in the morning till time to transfer to the airport (before noon) for your departure flight.

Price: From USD 1590/person

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