Best of Northern Laos

Best of Northern Laos

Starts
Luang Prabang
Destinations
+ 1
Ends
Vientiane
Luang Prabang → Vientiane

Highlights

  • Admire Alms Giving ceremory – A very famous activity of Theravada Buddhism.
  • Boat trip upstream Mekong River to visit sacred Pakou Caves.
  • Visit Wat Xieng Thong and many beautiful temples in Luang Prabang.
  • Kuang Si waterfall – One of the most beautiful waterfall in Laos.
  • Beautiful caves of Vang Vieng.
  • Visit ancients temples and golden stupa in Vientiane.
Age range
Accommodation
3 / 4 / 5
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If you have just few days for your trip to Laos and consider where to visit. Best of Northern Laos will be the best choice for you.
This tour offers you the visit to Luang Prabang – A world heritage. This is the city you couldn’t miss in Laos. Vang Vieng is the place for nature beauty with caves and blue Lagoon. Vientiane capital is totally different – It is the home to the most significant national monument in Laos: That Luang (Great Stupa), which is the symbol of Lao and an icon of Buddhism in Laos and many beautiful ancient wats.

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Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival.

    Welcome to Laos! Upon arrival Luang Prabang airport, you will be picked up by our representative and transfer to hotel for checking in and relax.
    The rest of the day is in free at leisure.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.

  2. Day 2: Luang Prabang – Pakou Caves.

    Following breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the former king’s palace, which is now a museum – Royal museum. The many items nicely displayed include rare furniture, traditional costumes, arts, jewelry, ornaments as well as working tools and utensils of the early part of the 20th century. We then board a 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, 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 local rice wine. Later that day, we adjourn to the Phousi Holy Hill to enjoy the marvelous panoramic views of the town at sunset.
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.

  3. Day 3: Luang Prabang – Khuang Si Waterfall.

    Wake up before dawn to witness the long lines of orange-robed monks leaving their pagodas to receive offerings of food from the residents of Luang Prabang. It’s a fantastic experience and for many a highlight of their visit to this iconic city.
    Then you will visit the Local morning market where you will see such diverse offerings such as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weaving. Then visit Wat Mai temple. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit the Ban Ouay, Hmong Hill tribe, Ban Ou, Lowland Lao and Ban Thapene of Khmu village. Continue driving to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths.
    Later of this day, visit Wat Xieng Thong, the Golden City Monastery, which dates back to the 16th century and is considered to be the finest in Laos.
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.

  4. Day 4: Luang Prabang – Vang Vieng Sightseeing.

    Today we drive from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng, passing through Laos’ pristine countryside. Along the way, we will stop for photo opportunities and visit various hill tribe villages. On arrival, check-in at your hotel.
    Vang Vieng is a charming town in the bank of Nam Song river. It is very famous for beautiful caves. Today you will have chance to discover Tham Jung and Tham Jang caves.
    Back to town in late afternoon.
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Accommodations: Hotel in Vang Vieng.

  5. Day 5: Vang Vieng Tour – Vientiane.

    After breakfast, you will join the transfer to visit the most attractive destination in Vang Vieng – Blue Lagoon Tham Poukham and enjoy the relax time by soaking in crystal clear water.
    In the afternoon, transfer to Vientiane - the country’s charming capital, with its laid-back riverside ambiance, and alluring monuments. The rest of the day, enjoy an orientation walk around the hotel area or a guide will show you the riverbank area where you could view the sun sink over the Mekong.
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Accommodations: Hotel in Vientiane.

  6. Day 6: Vientiane City Tour.

    Today we have a full day to explore Vientiane- the charming and fascinating capital of Laos, one of the classic Indo Chinese cities which conjure up exotic images, with its intriguing mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, American and Soviet influences. Our visit will take you to the key sites: Wat Sisaket - the city ‘s oldest surviving temple with thousands of silver and porcelain images in the gloriously authentic temple compound that offers you a glimpse into the Vientiane of the past, the next stop is Haw Phra Kaeo. This large temple is beautiful both interior and exterior, it was built to house the famed Emerald Buddha in courtyards filled with frangipani trees. Then stop at the older part of Morning market is recommended before the visit Pha That Luang. The giant golden stupa is a sight to see as the bright gold holds a sharp contrast to the pure blue sky. Next you will go to climb the Arc De Triomphe of Laos, Patuxai. The massive arch has a beautiful mosaic tiled ceiling and once at the top you can see for miles around Vientiane.
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane.

  7. Day 7: Vientiane Departure.

    You will have free time for shopping before transfer to airport for departure flight.
    Meals: Breakfast.

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  • Accommodation

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    1. Guide

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      English Speaking Tour Guide (other language on request).

    2. Meals

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      Daily breakfast at hotel.

    3. Transport

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      Car:
      Private transportation with A/C.
      Boat:
      Local boat to Pak Ou caves.

    • Flights

      Vientiane - Luang Prabang by Laos Airline.


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      Please note that airfares are subject to availability and to change without notice

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