9 DAYS TOUR LAOS HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

 

DAY 1 – WELCOME VIENTIANE – LAOS CAPITAL 

Upon arrival in VIENTIANE from Bangkok, or Hanoi, or Ho chi Minh City or by train from Bangkok, meet your driver at airport or at Friendship bridge and transfer to your hotel.  Free time for the rest of day. Enjoy and relax with traditional LAO massage offered. In the evening, you can take a walk along Mekong river at sunset time  and visit night market.   Dinner and night in VIENTIANE

 

DAY 2 – CITY TOUR VIENTIANE

With your driver or your local experienced English speaking guide and driver, We travel by comfortable and spacious with AC car (HYUNDAI VAN 9 or 12 seats). Today, a city tour bring you the best sites of VIENTIANE,  Laotian capital nested on the left bank of Mekong river with a peaceful atmosphere  : WAT SISAKET temple  with more than 8000  Buddha's statues  which  is believed  to be Vientiane’s oldest surviving temple built between 1819 and 1824 by Chao Anou,  WAT HAWO PHRA KEO  is national museum of religious art temple (museum builds on the model of a former royal temple) , sheltering various works of Laotian and Khmer sacred art, WAT THAT LUANG,  the single most important religious monument in  Laos, a symbol of Buddhist religion and LAO sovereignty,  then PATOUXAI,  (Arch of Triumph) built quite recently and is today as the land mark of Vientiane before return to your hotel.  There a lot of choice for dinner in a restaurant on the banks of the Mekong.  Dinner and Night in VIENTIANE

 

DAY 3 – VIENTIANE TO VANG VIENG

After your  breakfast, we head  north by car (3 or 4 hours)  with lunch on the banks of NAM NGUM  lake created in 1971, strewed with nice little islands. After a stop in HOUAY MO village (which is specialized in dried fishes) we arrive in VANG VIENG ,  small city closed to NAM   SONG river surrounded by jagged limestone karsts where we can make a little ride with local boat at sunset time.  Dinner and night in VANG VIENG

 

DAY 4 – VANG VIENG AND ARROUND

After visit of the famous THAM CHANG cave, we ride by bicycle (16 kms) or motorcycle (52 kms) 

with stop and visit small typical Laos villages and THAM POUKAHM cave,

surrounded by rice fields  and limestone karsts. After lunch in local restaurant,

swim in the beautiful green blue river or in the blue lagoon Dinner and night in VANG VIENG

 

DAY 5 – VANG VIENG TO PHONSAVAN (XIENG KHOUANG)

We embark on the 7 or 8 hours journey by car to PHONSAVAN.  Along the way enjoy the beautiful scenery and see local life.  In the afternoon, we arrive in PHONSAVAN, the gateway to the Plain of Jars and capital of XIENG KHOUANG province. Take a city tour and visit MAG (Mines Advisory group), humanitarian organization for the benefit of local communities. Dinner and Night in PHONSAVAN

 

DAY 6 – PLAIN OF JARS  

After visit of the bustling central market, we’ll continue to the famous and mysterious PLAIN of JARS, an impressive archaeological site where jars are thought to be 2000 years old, with sites 1.2 and 3. Dinner and night in PHONSAVAN

 

DAY 7 – PHONSAVAN TO LUANG PRABANG

Enjoy a beautiful countryside 6 /7 hours drive to LUANG PRABANG while visiting some local hill tribe villages along the way.  We arrive in LUANG PRABANG, World Heritage site since 1995 at the end of afternoon. In the evening, you can climb up to the top of PHOUSI mountain for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred Stupa, as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong river.  Dinner and night in LUANG PRABANG

 

DAY 8 - CITY TOUR LUANG PRABANG  

If you want, wake up early to see (and participate) the early morning ritual of saffron clad monks                                                                                              taking offerings from the local people and visit fresh morning market. After breakfast, enjoy tour                                                                            

of the most important oldest temples: WAT XIENG THONG, WAT MAI, WAT XIENG MOUANE,                                                                                

WAT AHAM and WAT VISOUN.  After lunch,   travel by car out of town 30 KM to the wonderful                                                                             

 clear blue KUANG SI  waterfalls, where you can swim, relax, trek to the top of the falls.                                                                                            

Also there visit a daily exhibition showing how to protect Asian’s bears. Return to city.                                                                                               

Dinner and night in LUANG PRABANG

 

DAY 9 - CITY TOUR LUANG PRABANG 

After visit of fresh food PHOUSI market, we will visit the Royal Palace Museum, former king’s palace, was built in 1904, which is now national museum, with rare furniture, traditional costumes, arts, jewelry, ornaments, working tools.  After lunch we will visit BAN XANG KHONG village, where we can see natural silk weaving and paper product. Back in city, enjoy a free walk in the old streets and along  Mékong river. Removal at your hotel or at the airport and end of tour and services

 

 

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