This 9-days program has been designed to combine culture, history and the charm of Laos. Travelers will find it to be fascinating, intriguing and surprisingly accessible…
Luang Prabang – Pakse
Welcome to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival in Luangsay pier, meet your driver and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
After breakfast, we start visit the majors sites included National museum, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun, the shrine of Wat Mai and Wat Xieng Thong.
In the afternoon, we drive out of town 30KM to the beautiful Kuang Si waterfall, where you can swim, relax, soft trek to the top of the fall. On return short stop at Black Hmong Village, where hill tribe hand-made handicraft as souvenirs for visitors pass by.
Arrive in the town, we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore Street Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
After breakfast, we enjoy a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mystery of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the distillation of local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong, well-known for its hand weaving.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Today we are driving about 6-7 hours to Xieng Khouang, which was devastated by American bombing between 1964 and 1973. Upon arrival,we drive out to visit the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau. We also have time, this afternoon seeing the old capital of Muang Khoun Province and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hill tribe and Tai Dam people. They have an interesting local culture and a colorful history. Overnight in Phonsavan.
After breakfast, we visit central market before take a short flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival in Vientiane Capital, Meet your guide and we start visiting the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket, the temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Over night in Vientiane.
Early morning transfer you to Wattay Airport to take a flight to Pakse. Upon arrival, you are met and drive ahead to Saravanh province via Tateng. The stumbling water and lush vegetation around Tad Fan waterfall of today’s Atacular. We make a stop en route observing the traditional local making tea and coffee, a cup its can be tasted prior exploring the local cultures and its way of life along the way to Boloven Plateau area, the cultivation of rich coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, and other crops are being seen along both side of our way.
This is allowed time for visitors to venture off the beaten path and explore some of the lesser-known areas of Laos pointing for full exploration of the wild beauty of this southern region, Upon arrival at Tad Lo waterfall, we visit villages of Alak, Nge, Katu, the ethnic group of minority. Retrun to town later afternoon.
Overnight in Pakse.
After breakfast, we are heading out toward Khong Island, keep our way, crossing Mekong ferry to visit the pre-angkorian, ruins of Wat Phu, one of Southeast Asia ‘s most dramatically situated temples. Explore these Khmer ruins, perched atop a nearby hill, which is one of Lao World Heritage site recognized by UNESCO in 2001, this wonderful archeological site of Khmer civilization dated back to the 9-12th centuries. We continue our way to 4000 islands region by land and catch a ferry motor boat to Don Khong.
Overnight in Don Khong.
Our tour guide will pick you up after breakfast, we will visit of the surrounding countryside, and board on a long trail boat touring to Don Khone area, taking you to visit the remainsof French period, Liphi Waterfall or “the Corridor of the Devil”. We return to the mainland at Ban Nakasang, a fishery village and drive further south to visit Khone Phapheng on the journey, the biggest waterfall in the South East Asia, it is really the impressive sight then a lush vegetation near the Lao-Cambodian border, which is teeming with wildlife and it is one of the loveliest destinations in Laos. Return to Pakse later afternoon.
Overnight in Pakse.
After breakfast, our driver will transfer you to Pakse Airport for your safety flight back home.