Discover Laos from Luang Prabang to Pakse

Laos, the country known as "the land of millions of elephants" embraces in itself plenty of secrets that enrapture many travellers. From Luang Prabang with its inherent ancient beauty and famous archaeological site in Phonsavan, or the peaceful countryside with immense green forests and mountains - Vang Vieng - and the tranquil city of Vientiane to Pakse, the perfect central hub of southern Laos. You can enjoy a high-class life and relax after a busy day as well as explore the peaceful landscapes and indulge yourself in nature.


Start
Luang Prabang
Finish
Pakse
Destination
Laos
Code
LNS
Physical rating
Theme
Classic

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Itinerary

Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival

Upon your arrival in Luang Prabang, your tour guide will pick you up and take you to your hotel in Luang Prabang to check in.

Luang Prabang was the capital of Laos until 1975. Through many ups and downs, Luang Prabang still retains its inherent peaceful and ancient beauty, with many unique architectures representing different historical periods of this land.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 2: Luang Prabang City Tour (B, L)

After breakfast, join the city tour around this former capital. Visit Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Mai, on to Royal Palace, the National Museum then to Phousi Hill and climb to the top to get a panoramic view of the city.

Continue to visit the magnificent and magical Kuang Si Waterfalls in the afternoon before heading back to your hotel and get free time for yourself in the evening.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 3: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves (B, L)

Head out of town to visit Pak Ou Caves situated in the Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers. Board the cruise and discover the life of Laotians right before your eyes.

Disembark to visit Pak Ou Caves - the sacred caves for Buddhism followers. Take a walk to the local village for lunch before cruising back to the city in the afternoon.

Return to your hotel. Free time in the evening.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 4: Luang Prabang – Phonsavan (B, L, D)

Rise early to observe the alms giving ceremony. Then head to Xieng Khouang to get an insight of Laotian's daily life. Have a local lunch and continue to admire the beauty of the mountainous plateau in Xieng Khuoang.

Arrive in Phonsavan in the evening, check in and rest at your hotel.

Overnight in Phonsavan.

Day 5: Phonsavan Plain Of Jars (B, L)

Rise early and visit the Plain of Jars, a famous archaeological site. The Plain of Jars is a megalithic archaeological landscape in Laos. It consists of thousands of stone jars scattered along the valley and central plains of Xieng Khuoang Plateau. Archaeologists believe that the jars in this field date back 1500 to 2000 years, created by people of the Mon-Khmer group. Mon-Khmer culture to this day remains a mystery of humanity.

After lunch, head to Muang Khoun, the place once known for its opulent stupas before returning to the hotel in late afternoon.

Overnight in Phonsavan.

Day 6: Phonsavan – Vang Vieng (B, L)

Leave this mysterious area to leave for Vang Vieng, passing by the Hmong villages along the way. Arrive in Vang Vieng in the afternoon, check in and relax while watching the beautiful sunset over the rivers and mountains.

Located about 150km from Vientiane, Vang Vieng is known for the peaceful countryside stretching along the bank of Nam Song River. This small town lies amidst the immense green forests and mountains, protecting its own pristine nature and tranquillity.

Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Day 7: Vang Vieng Discovery (B)

This day is for you to freely discover Vang Vieng as you wish. You can put on your swimsuit and drifting along the river, go kayaking, explore the caves or just relax by the riverside and enjoy the beautiful landscapes of this town.    

Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Day 8: Vang Vieng – Vientiane (B)

Depart for Vientiane, taking about 3 hours. Check in at hotel and get ready for the afternoon tour.

Without the bustling lifestyle of the big cities, Vientiane is a place with a slow pace of life with a peaceful feeling of tranquillity.

Vientiane does not own large modern buildings, entertainment areas or busy streets, but there are numerous old temples dating back hundreds of years of history. In the afternoon, get ready for the city tour where you will visit Wat Haw Phra Kaew, Wat Si Saket, Pratu Xai, and finish at Pha That Luang before heading back to your hotel.

Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 9: Vientiane – Pakse (B)

Transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Pakse - the perfect central hub of southern Laos. Check in at the hotel and loosen up.

Trek through the coffee plantations, villages and forest before reaching Bolaven Plateau, Visit the magnificent waterfall and ancient Khmer temples.

Return to the hotel and get the rest of the day free.

Overnight in Pakse.

Meals

11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Boat, Plane, Private minibus, Private vehicle, Taxi

Accommodation

Hotel (11 nights)

Included activities

- Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Waterfalls
- Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves
- Phonsavan - Plain of Jars, a famous archaeological site
- Vientiane - Wat Haw Phra Kaew, Wat Si Saket, Pratu Xai, Pha That Luang
- Pakse - Bolaven Plateau and Wat Phu
- Don Khong Island - Khone Phapheng and Li Phi Falls

Dates & Price

Start price per person based on hotel standard and number of travellers. The price is subject to change depending upon availability and high or low season. Prices may change, so secure your trip today!

Price Per Person In USD

Hotel Single traveller 2 - 3 4 - 5 6 - 7 8 - 9 10 - 11 12 -14
3 Stars 4035 2430 2205 2115 2070 1980 1920
4 Stars 4215 2610 2385 2295 2250 2160 2100
5 Stars 4590 2985 2760 2670 2625 2535 2475

Important notes

1. Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for train and flight tickets. 
2. A single supplement is available on this trip, subject to availability. Please contact your sales agent if you would like to book this. 
3. This trip includes a domestic flight. Checked luggage allowance is a maximum 20kg, with up to 7kg carry on luggage. Any excess luggage charges will need to be paid directly to the airline at check-in.


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