Laos Experience

Discover the picturesque countryside on a 8 Day Laos Experience Tour, where peaceful temples, lush mountain scenery and vibrant markets await. From the Golden Triangle area in Northern Thailand glide down the Mekong to the beguiling World Heritage listed town of Luang Prabang, site of ancient Buddhist monasteries, faded colonial architecture and delightful boutiques. In Vientiane, dine in a local house to a traditional musical performance, explore sacred temples and learn about the secrets of famous Lao coffee.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Chiang Rai (Thailand)

Arrive in Chiang Rai, transfer to your hotel and meet your fellow travellers and Tour Leader (or local guide).

Hotel: Laluna Hotel & Resort or similar

Day 2: Chiang Rai to Pakbeng (Laos)

Make your way to the Laos border to board your private boat for the cruise to Pakbeng town. Along the way enjoy some of the best scenery on the upper Mekong. Arrive in Pakbeng by late afternoon and walk through the market to meet the local people and gain a glimpse into their everyday life.

Hotel: Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge or similar

Day 3: Pakbeng to Luang Prabang

Continue your journey to Luang Prabang. Stopping at sacred Pak Ou Caves where local people add to a repository of thousands of Buddha statues. In Luang Prabang, the evening is free for you to discover the town’s many restaurants.

Hotel: Sala Prabang or similar, 3 nights

Day 4: Luang Prabang

Surrounded by mountainous forests, Luang Prabang is an enchanting town with a tranquil atmosphere. Begin your exploration of Luang Prabang on a walking tour. Visit the National Museum, Wat Mai and Wat Xiengthong temples. After a free afternoon exploring independently, participate in a game of petanque, a national pastime followed by sunset drinks overlooking the Mekong.

Day 5: Kuang Si Falls

Rise early to see brightly-robed Buddhist monks collecting alms, following an ancient ritual known as Takbat. Explore a lively morning market and enjoy a local noodle breakfast before travelling to Kuang Si Falls. You can swim in the turquoise pools and visit a nearby bear sanctuary. In the evening, travel to a picturesque rural setting and try your hand at bamboo weaving before helping to prepare your own dinner using bamboo as the common ingredient for several dishes.

Day 6: Luang Prabang to Vientiane

Fly to the capital city of Vientiane, and visit the Patuxai Monument and COPE Centre. The evening is free for you to discover Vientiane’s dining scene. Spend time on the Mekong esplanade exploring the vibrant night market which is filled with affordable textiles, souvenirs and food snacks.

Hotel: Lao Orchid Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 7: Baci Ceremony

Enjoy a morning coffee at a local cafe, hidden down an alleyway before discovering Vientiane’s most revered temples – Pha That Luang and Wat Sisaket. In your free time, choose to enjoy Vientiane’s boutique shops, walk through the colonial quarter and visit Carol Cassidy’s textile museum located in her French villa. End the day with a traditional Lao ‘baci’ blessing in a local home. Your host will teach you how to make traditional savoury ‘jaew’ dips and the famous sticky rice that accompanies it. Enjoy a home-made banquet feast as you listen to a performance of traditional music.

Day 8: Vientiane

Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

2018 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January 07, 14, 21, 28$2,165.00$2,640.00
February 04, 11, 18, 25$2,165.00$2,640.00
March 04, 11, 18, 25$2,165.00$2,640.00
April 01, 08$2,165.00$2,640.00
May 13$2,065.00$2,540.00
June 10$2,065.00$2,540.00
July 08$2,165.00$2,640.00
August 05$2,165.00$2,640.00
October 07$2,210.00$2,680.00
November 04, 25$2,210.00$2,680.00
December 09$2,210.00$2,680.00
December 23$2,310.00$2,780.00
Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers, Private Boat & air-conditioned vehicle
Flight: Air Ticket: Luang Prabang / Vientiane
Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation
Guide:Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
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