Best of Laos

This 10 day journey has been designed to bring the best of Laos together in a nine day journey of discovery to introduce the parts of this charming, fascinating and surprisingly accessible country to travelers looking discover the Laos reality.
Travel route: Vientiane - Vang Vieng – Phonsavan - Luang Prabang - Savannakhet – Pakse

Duration: 10 days 9 nights
This is Private tour. You could depart any day on your convenience.

Day 1: Vientiane Arrival.
Welcome to Laos’s capital, Vientiane retains an old-world charm that is becoming increasingly rare. With its wide boulevards unclogged by traffic and many golden temples, this sleepy city hardly feels like a modern capital.

Start your tour with the city’s oldest temple, Wat Sisaket - filled with thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Then explore the former royal temple, Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha. En route to the famous That Luang Stupa, stop to visit the imposing Patuxay Monument, known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.

Day 2: Vientiane – Vang Vieng.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then head north to the sleepy riverside hamlet of Vang Vieng, a small town next to the Nam Song River that is surrounded by jagged limestone karsts.
Upon arrival in Vang Vieng, take a brief orientation tour of the city before you check in to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your leisure to explore the town.

Day 3: Vang Vieng – Phonsavan.
Today we embark on the 7 to 8 hour journey by car to Phonsavan. Along the way enjoy the beautiful scenery and see local village life. Xieng Khouang, the gateway to the Plain of Jars, is a town that has been totally rebuilt after it was destroyed during the secret war in Laos. Later in the afternoon, we arrive at Phonsavan, the capital of the Xieng Khoung province. Take a city tour and have the option of visiting MAG, a humanitarian organization clearing the remnants of conflict for the benefit of local communities worldwide (the Mines Advisory Group).

Day 4: Phonsavan – Plain of Jars.
After breakfast, we will take a short trek to explore the mysterious Plain of Jars and the surrounding area. The jars are thought to be 2000 years old, although there is little proof to date them very accurately. Archaeologist still struggle to confirm the specific purpose of the jars, were they used for funerary urns or to store rice wine remains a mystery until now. Observe local village life; visit a small monastery in Ban Xiengdi. Pass areas that were important battlefields during the American war.

We continue a half day trip to Muang Khoun, one place in the old provincial capital that was not been destroyed by the American bombings during the secret war.

Day 5: Phonsavan – Luang Prabang
Following breakfast, drive to Luang Prabang (approx 6 or 7 hours) with a stopover for lunch at Sala Phoukhou again. In the afternoon, we keep on going along the road 13 which has beautiful landscapes. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 6: Luang Prabang City Tour.
Following breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the former king’s palace, which is now a museum. The many items nicely displayed include rare furniture, traditional costumes and arts, jewelry, ornaments as well as working tools and utensils of the early part of the 20th century. Then we embark on a tour of this enthralling town to visit Wats Xieng Thong, the Golden City monastery, which dates back to the 16th century and is considered to be the finest in Laos. Furthermore, we visit the fine temples of Wats Mai, Vixoun, and the national Stupa of That Luang. Later that day, we adjourn to the Phousi Holy Hill to enjoy the marvelous panoramic views of the town at sunset.

Day 7: Vientiane – Savannakhet.
After breakfast, we drive to Savannakhet (5 hours) in the south of Laos. En route, we stop at Wat Prabath Phonsan where there is the foot print of Lord Buddha, and at Prathat Ing Hang, the dinning place of Lord Buddha.
Arrive in Savannakhet in the afternoon. Located on the Mekong, Savannakhet makes for a chilled-out visit filled with tree-lined streets and home to several French colonial buildings and the St. Teresa Catholic church. Check in at your hotel and free time for leisure activities the rest of the day.

Day 8: Savannakhet – Pakse – Champassak – Ban Khone.
Today we take a 6 hour drive to Pakse and Champassak. On the way, visit Wat Phou, the most important Hindu sanctuary of the Khmer Empire. Keep going to Nagasang, and then cruise by boat to the beautiful Island of Ban Khone where you can sometime see Irrawadee dolphins. Overnight in Ban Khone.

Day 9: Ban Khone – Phapheng waterfalls – Pakse.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before cruising by boat and driving to Khone Phapeng waterfall, which spans 14km across the width of the mighty Mekong River, is listed as the world's widest waterfall. More akin to tumbling rapids than a waterfall from a Western perspective, it is still quite impressive, especially during the rainy season when the water is running fast and furious.

Day 10: Pakse Departure.
Have breakfast at the hotel then enjoy a free morning before driving to the Pakse Airport to catch your departure flight.

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