Glimpses of Laos, Laos Tours 9 Days | Indochina Tours

Glimpses of Laos

Start price: $944 /person    |    Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights    |    Tour code: AV-L-06
Destination: Luangprabang-Vientiane- Pakse- Tad Lo-Champasack- Khong Island- Phou Asa- Pakse
Transport: Private car, flight
Start: Luangphrabang
Finish: Pakse
Accommodation: 8 nights in hotels
Meals: 8 Breakfasts
Type: Private tour, depart at any date as you wish
Physical Rate: Moderate
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Overview:  UNESCO has recognized and preserved a former capital of the realm Luang Prabang, also known as the “Kingdom of Millions of Elephants” in the 13th century. This tour takes you to visit historical relics including a trip to the ruins of the Khmer temple Wat Phou near Pakse. You will also absorb the hidden sleeping beauty within the 4000-island region, and be captivated at the sight of Southeast Asia’s largest waterfall, Khone Phapeng

Itinerary in brief:
Day 1: LuangPhrabang (B)
Day 2: Luangphrabang  - Pak Ou (B)
Day 3: Luangphrabang– Kuangsi Falls (B)
Day 4: Luangphrabang – Vientiane (B)
Day 5: Vientiane City Tour (B)
Day 6: Vientiane – Pakse-Tad Lo (B)
Day 7: Tadlo-Champasack- Khong Island (B)
Day 8: Khong Island- Phou Asa- Pakse (B)
Day 9: Pakse -Departure (B)

 
Itinerary in details:
Glimpses of Laos, Laos Tours 9 Days | Indochina ToursDay 1: LuangPhrabang  (B)

On arrival meet our guide and transfer to your chosen hotel. Enjoy a relaxed local lunch and continue the day by visit Wat Xienthong- the most beautiful temple in town dating back to the 16th century. The tour will stop at Wat Visoun and the Melon Stupa, then next door Wat Aham then climb up Mount phousi to catch the sunset and on the way back visit the famous local arts and crafts night market. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 2: Luangphrabang  - Pak Ou (B)
After breakfast in the hotel, embark for a slow boat trip to Pak Ou Cave which is located 32km up-river and along the way stop for visit the whisky village and observe the process villagers use to make Lau Lao ( rice whisky) then continue the cave where over a thousand budha images are kept. After visiting the cave, sail downstream back to Luangphrabang for lunch then take the short drive to Ban Xangkhong (weaving village & Mulberry paper pressing village). Overnight in Luangphrabang.
 
Glimpses of Laos, Laos Tours 9 Days | Indochina ToursDay 3: Luangphrabang– Kuangsi Falls (B)
Very early (5:45am) transfer by car to Ban Vat Sean to discreetly observe long lines of monks collecting alms’s ceremony then back to your hotel for breakfast. We then leave the hotel by car for the 29 km drive to Kuangsi Waterfalls through lush unspoilt countryside well know as the most beautiful falls in the whole region and on the way stop at Ban Naouan (ethnic minority Hmong village). After enjoying a refreshing swim or two in the natural turquoise pools of Kuangsi fall, drive back to town late afternoon. Overnight in Luangphrabang.


Glimpses of Laos, Laos Tours 9 Days | Indochina ToursDay 4: Luangphrabang – Vientiane (B)
After breakfast, visit the former Royal palace and the morning market before transfer to the airport for you’re a hour long internal flight to Vientiane.  On arrival in the new capital transfer to your chosen hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring this very relaxed and atmospheric city at leisure. Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 5: Vientiane City Tour (B)
After breakfast visit the city’s most important temples such  Wat Sisaket , Wat Phrakeo, Wat Thadluang and the Patu Xay  landmark Victory Monument. After lunch we visit the morning market and drive to the famous and very unusual Buddha park located 27 Km out of town. Back to the hotel, evening at leisure.
Overnight in Vientiane.

Glimpses of Laos, Laos Tours 9 Days | Indochina ToursDay 6: Vientiane – Pakse-Tad Lo (B)
After early breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Pakse. Upon arrival  meet our guide , then excursion by road (known as the old coffee road ) toward Tadlo on the Bolaven Plateau. Stop over at Km 35 to visit the famous Tad Fan Waterfall and ethnic villages in the surrounding countryside. The scenery around Tad Fan waterfall is spectacular with twin waterfalls plummeting into a deep gorge surrounded by flourishing vegetation. A trip to the plateau provides a refreshing break from the heat and allows you to observe the cultivation of rich coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, and other crops that can be seen en route. This trip gives visitors the chance to venture off the beaten track and to discover some of the lesser-known areas of Laos, exploring the wild beauty of this southern region. Overnight at Tadlo.
 
Glimpses of Laos, Laos Tours 9 Days | Indochina ToursDay 7: Tadlo-Champasack-Khong Island (B)
A.M. take a drive to Champasack to visit Wat Phou,one of Southeast Asia's most dramatically situated temples. We have time to explore these intriguing Khmer ruins, which are perched at the base of Mount Phu Kao. Wat Phu is one of the Lao World Heritage sites recognized by UNESCO in 2001, this wonderful archeological site of Khmer civilization dates back to the 9th century, predating the famous Angkor Wat in Cambodia. A festival of this site is held yearly during the full moon in February and attracts numerous pilgrims from all over southern Laos.  We continue our journey to take a drive toward Kong Island. On the way visit the local Phasouay Waterfalls and minority villages such Alak and Katou. Continue our trip through the Mekong Island Delta to Kong Island. Overnight at Kong Island in typical colonial lodge.

Glimpses of Laos, Laos Tours 9 Days | Indochina ToursDay 8: Khong Island- Phou Asa- Pakse (B)
A half day is devoted to explore freely Kong Island. We recommend that you hire a bicycle to make the most of the tropical countryside. In the evening drive to Pakse and on the way visit Phou Asa for some elephant riding.  Overnight at chosen colonial Hotel.
 
Day 9: Pakse -Departure (B)
After breakfast, free at your leisure. Exploring and shopping until the time to transfer to the airport
 
Caption : B = Breakfast : L = Lunch : D = Dinner


TOUR MAP
Unique experience
  • Explore Luang Prabang- a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its temples and famous Pak Ou cave and Khuangsi Waterfall nearby
  • Discover charming and fascinating capital Vientiane with Buddha Park, a bizarre collection of statues and monuments
  • Visit historical relics to the ruins of the Khmer temple Wat Phou- a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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