Energetic Laos Vacation – 8 Days

Most of travelers come to Laos for discover our charming home land, but not all of them pay attention on social responsibility, nature reserve and Laos local cuisine. This tour package is specially designed for who spend their special care to our country and surely enjoy by sharing their soul in every steps during the trip.
Let’s travel in Laos with your care.

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Day 1: Vientiane arrival (Meals: Dinner)

Welcome to Vientiane – the country’s charming capital, with its laidback riverside ambience, and alluring monuments. A guide and private car of Laos Tours Expert will meet you at Wattay Airport and transfer to your hotel in town for check-in.
This evening your guide will show you the sunset on Mekong river, and wander through a daily night market which offers both modern and traditional local products and some excellent local food stalls found nearby on Chao Anou Road. Elsewhere in the city you will discover a wide array of dining and entertainment opportunities, with something to suit every taste and budget.
Try local food on street restaurant along Mekong river bank.
Overnight in Settha Palace.

Day 2: Vientiane city tour (Meals: Breakfast)
Start your first impression of Laos by visiting Wat Sisaket – the oldest surviving monastery in Vientiane with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image.
Next stop is Patuxai Monument (or also called Anusawali by Laotian) – the Arc De Triomphe of Laos, where you can climb up on the roof for fantastic panoramic views over the city. Then we move to the most important national monument in Laos and a national symbol – Pha That Luang, and Wat Si Muang – the most popular and venerated temple in Vientiane.
Enjoy your shopping time in the biggest market in Laos – Talat Sao (Morning Market). You can buy some souvenirs such as silk and silver jewellery and get insight into daily life of the people of Vientiane.
Overnight in Settha Palace.

Day 3: Vientiane – SOS Children’s Villages – fly to Luang Prabang (Meals: Breakfast)
This morning we will drive to SOS Children’s Villages in Vientiane where provides day-care, primary and secondary education, vocational training and counselling to children, young people and families. Meet the children and teachers and give them some necessary educational equipment is highly appreciated.
Then catch your short in-country flight to Luang Prabang – the best preserved city in South East Asia. In the evening, you are free to walk through the bustling Hill tribe Market for traditional textiles and handicrafts made by the hill tribes.
Overnight in La Residence Phou Vao.

Day 4: Cycling around Luang Prabang (Meals: Breakfast)
Wake up early in the morning and cycle to the old town to participate in the daily early morning ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black Alms-giving bowls being given offerings from the local people, including the ubiquitous sticky rice. Have a simple preparation by your own and show your respect to the monks and our people is highly appreciated.
Enjoy your simple breakfast in the restaurant along the river bank with local cuisine before start your day tour on bike. Beginning your trip with a visit of the former king’s palace, which is now a Royal Palace Museum. Many items nicely displayed include rare furniture, traditional costumes and arts, jewelry, ornaments as well as working tools and utensils of the early part of the 20th century. Continuing on to Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-reliefs. Then we embark on a tour of this enthralling town to visit Wat Xieng Thong – the Golden City monastery, which dates back to the 16th century and is considered to be the finest in Laos. Furthermore, we visit Wat Visoun which entirely rebuilt after its destruction in 1887 by the invading Black Flags from southern China. In the courtyard of Wat Visoun stands the Watermelon Stupa, which is shaped like the fruit it takes its name from. Visit the nearby Wat Aham before continuing to the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre for insight in to the countries various ethnic groups and traditional crafts.
Later that day, we adjourn to the Phousi Holy Hill to enjoy the marvelous panoramic views of the town at sunset.
Overnight in La Residence Phou Vao.

Day 5: Luang Prabang Cooking Class at Tamarind Restaurant (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
We start the day with a meet at the restaurant and then you will be transferred to the local Market.
Learn more about local morning market, the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and purchase some of the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. You will be transferred to a picturesque lake side pavilion where you will be provided to the Laos kitchen.
The chef will give you an introduction to the all fresh ingredients you have just bought from the Market.
Learn how to make Jeow, this is a spicy Laotian dipping sauce, and then is Mok Pa, a popular dish of fish steamed with herbs in banana leaves.
You will serve your self-made dishes in style and enjoy the fruits of your labor over lunch.
Then enjoy your relaxation in Kuang Si Waterfalls where you can swim or jump up and down in the pools. The water tumbles down a large drop and cascades gently in to several cool, clear pools where you can enjoy a refreshing swim.
Overnight in La Residence Phou Vao.

Day 6: Elephant Riding – Mahout Training – Tad Sae Waterfall (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel then join a group tour of the Elephant Project. The “Elephant Village” is about 15 km out of town, Elephant Tour takes place in the middle of a green, natural surroundings, settled on the banks of the Nam Khan river. Here you will be introduced to the protected Asian Elephants and go out for a scenic ride in the beautiful settings along the river. Enjoy the new perspective and the wonderful nature on this 1 hour Elephant ride through which you support the rescue of our former logging Elephants. A stunning landscape, tranquility and lush nature gives you a relaxed stay on the back of the Elephant. Lean back in your seat and enjoy. Then learn a basic mahout training on how to control an elephant.
Enjoy your lunch on the river view terrace overlooking the Nam Khan river and the surrounding landscapes.
Take your own elephant down to the Nam Khan river for an exhilarating bathing experience. A short boat ride will bring you to the amazing Tad Sae waterfalls (depends on the water level). Here you can hang out and relax for a while in the refreshing cascades. A short boat trip will bring you back to the Elephant Village. Transfer back to the town in the afternoon.
Overnight in La Residence Phou Vao.

Day 7: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Today we board a private longtail boat upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves. En route, stop over to visit Ban Xang Hai where distillation sticky rice wine can be seen. Gently cruise up the Mekong River to admire the startling collection of gold-lacquered Buddha statues of all shapes and sizes nestled deep in the massive limestone caverns of the Pak Ou Cave. On the return cruise, stop at small villages to see the production of traditional Lao textiles and Sa paper by local artisans.
Overnight in La Residence Phou Vao.

Day 8: Luang Prabang – Departure (Meals: Breakfast)
Today you will be transferred to the airport and catch your departure flight back home.

Khawp Jai Lai Lai & La Khawn (Thank you very much & Goodbye)

Service Included:
– 1 Domestic flight ticket from Vientiane to Luang Prabang
– Private transport by good quality van with A/C, all transfer in/out
– Private long tailed boat trip on Mekong River to Pak Ou Caves
– Accommodation in Double or Twin room with daily breakfast at selected hotels
– Meals as mentioned in the tour programme, admission fees to tour sites
– Local English speaking guide
– 1 bottle of water per person per day, Government tax, service charge.

Service Excluded:
– International & Domestic airfare and other not mention up above.
– Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
– Travel insurance, Laos Entry Visa fee
– Banking transfer fee/Bank commission charge
– Early check-in and late check-out at hotels