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Laos Explore

Discover the hidden beauty in the capital with stupa, pagoda, temple on 7 days in Laos. Moreover, you will will visit the Plain of Jars, tribal villages in Xieng Khouang, The traditions and customs of the local in Luang Prabang.


- Start from: Vientiane
- End in: Vientiane
- Travel route: Vientiane – Xieng Khouang - Luang Prabang - Vientiane
- Duration: 7 days 6 nights
- Private Tour. Departure: daily upon your request
Day 1 - Vientiane Arrival
Arrive in Vientiane. Meet your guide at the airport, transfer to your hotel for check in. Start city tour in the afternoon. Visit That Luang Stupa, Pratuxai, Ho Prakeo, Wat Sisaket. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 - Vientiane - Xieng Khouang - Plain of Jars

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.

Day 3 - Thajok tribal village - Tham Piou
Drive to Muong Kham to the natural hot spring water 64 km. On the way stop at minority villages to see their everyday life at Thajok village and visit Tham Piou cave. Return to Phonsavanh in the afternoon.

Day 4 - Xieng Khouang - Luang Prabang
Visit the local market of Phonsavanh and then you will take the car to Luang Prabang, long drive with change to take the experience with the local life on the way. you will break for the lunch in the local restaurant and keep driving to Luang Prabang . Upon arrival at Luangprabang transfer to hotel for check in. Afternoon, visit main highlights of Luangprabang: Phousy Mountain and discover the Night market.

Day 5 - Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves - Ban Xang Hai - Ban Phanom
Transfer to the local pier of Luangprabang to embark on a traditional boat trip upstream on the Mekong River to visit Pak Ou caves. En route, stop over to visit Ban Xang Hai where distillation sticky rice wine can be seen. Visit the sacred Buddha cave where the thousand Buddha images can be seen and return to Luangprabang to continue visiting Ban Phanom, nearby Henri Mouhot’s tomb, the weaving village of Lao Lu textiles. Overnight at hotel in town.

Day 6 - Luang Prabang  City Tour – Vientiane
Morning, visit main highlights of Luangprabang: Vat Visoune, Vat Aham, Phousi hill for a view overlooking Luangprabang and Vat Mai Souvannaphoumaram, Vat Xieng Thong - the most beautiful temple of Luang Prabang and National Museum known as former Royal King’s Palace.
Visit Ban Xang Khong, a weaving and handmade mulberry paper village. Free until transfer to domestic airport to fly to to Vientiane. Pick up and transfer to hotel. In at the afternoon go to the Morning Market with its Lao handicraft products, silk, gold, antique silver. See the sunset from beside the Mekong River.

Day 7 - Vientiane Departure (B)
For Laos Tour Inquiries, please email to info@evisa.vn or call +84 962 655 556 or 849 66 56 99 56

Laos, the Mekong & Thailand

Our fascinating Thailand and Laos tour combines one of Asia’s best-loved destinations with its least well known neighbour with immediate contrasts both apparent and intriguing. After the bright lights of Bangkok, it’s Luang Prabang in Laos - little more than a village by comparison, with quaint French colonial buildings and a charmingly slow pace of life. The beauty of the countryside along the banks of the mighty Mekong has to be seen to be believed as we learn about the many ethnic communities in this remote part of Indochina. We also explore some of the lesser known corners of Thailand - the scenic far north-east (the Golden Triangle) and the haunting remains of the Burma-Thailand railway in the south. And that’s all before spending some wonderfully relaxing days on the shores of the Gulf of Thailand.

Bangkok is without doubt one of Asia’s most vibrant cities. Outwardly it’s ultra-modern, with soaring glass skyscrapers and luxurious shopping malls. Yet at heart it’s just a traditional Buddhist society, full of hushed street corner shrines and neighbourhoods of village houses nestling around the communal courtyard of the bustling Chao Phraya River. We visit all the major sights including the extensive Grand Palace complex, home of the revered Royal Family, site of the amazing Emerald Buddha.

Luang Prabang is the cultural capital of Laos and one of the few counties in the world which can be called ‘undiscovered’. Utterly charming, after decades of isolation under communist rule, it has gradually opened up to the outside world and is wonderfully devoid of mass tourism. However, unlike nearby Vietnam, the Lao people prefer a slower pace so you’ll truly be stepping back in time. Walk along sleepy streets almost completely free of traffic and you’ll find another stunning, intricately carved golden temple around almost every corner. And you’ll delight in the long-held and thriving traditional customs – such as orange-robed Buddhist monks collecting alms from the faithful. Dusk falls and the main street metamorphoses into a charming open-air market attracting the many minority tribes from the surrounding hills. Take a walk along ‘food street’ – a long narrow lane full of sizzling barbequed Mekong fish, multi-coloured salads, noodles and vegetables, all freshly prepared in vibrant kaleidoscope of colour, rushed activity and mouth-watering aromas.

Then, for a remarkable two days we travel by boat along the upper reaches of the amazing river Mekong absorbing sights of a wonderfully traditional riverside life, flora and fauna, and the river is much narrower than downstream in Cambodia and Vietnam. The surrounding thickly forested and sparsely populated hills almost to melt into a hazy distance. Our boat is long, narrow and open-sided to the warm tropical air. With plenty of comfortable seats and tables it’s the perfect way to experience this little known but quite extraordinary country.

Crossing back into Thailand we spend a few days at the luxury Le Meridien Resort in Chiang Rai, bordering Burma and Laos and located in Thailand’s beautiful ‘Golden Triangle’. Once the centre of extensive illicit drug production, today the region’s ethnic communities have successfully changed their way of life – mainly through the efforts of the present King’s mother. A keen gardener, she supervised the creation of a beautifully landscaped garden that’s arguably Thailand’s finest. The cooler temperate climate is perfect for a huge range of highland flora including rare orchids.

Then there is the poignant site of the bridge over the River Kwai. This was just one of many bridges, viaducts, cuttings and embankments built under horrific conditions by thousands of Commonwealth POWs and local labourers. The 415 mile ‘Death Railway’ between Thailand and Burma claimed the lives of over 12,000 POWs and many more civilian workers. You’ll cross the bridge itself and visit the Hellfire Pass Memorial – a simple but excellent small museum full of fascinating first-hand testimonials. A walk along the line and through the huge railway cutting itself is a moving experience that will stay with you forever.

Then we drive to the Gulf of Thailand for three relaxing days on the tropical shiores of Cha Am – free to reflect on the countless remarkable sights we’ve experienced.

One of the real highlights of any visit to Asia is of course its cuisine. You’ll have plenty of chances to sample some typically Thai and Lao dishes, both in hotels and at the bustling food stalls at night markets in Chiang Rai, Bangkok or Luang Prabang. A speciality of northeast Thailand is khao soi, a tasty mixture of both boiled and crispy egg noodles with curried coconut soup. In Laos you can try some grilled fish with minced garlic, coriander and soy sauce together with the local staple - sticky rice eaten by hand.

It’s no surprise that Thailand is known as the land of smiles – the people are genuinely friendly, polite and welcoming. In Laos service may still come with a smile, but it’s a little more laid back. So come with us and explore the cultures, scenery, cuisine and people of these two amazing and very different countries.

Vientiane the city’s exotic Eurasian

Vientiane is the capital of Laos, and although the largest city in the country, it still has a provincial feel to it and is a pleasant place to explore on foot. Tree-lined boulevards and elegant architecture testify to its years under French occupation, in particular the Patuxai, which is a smaller, Asian version of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The colonial past mingles with even older temples such as Wat Si Saket and Pha That Luang, rich with the country’s historic, spiritual and national heritage. Many of the handicraft centres and restaurants in the city work with the local community to ensure traditional values are not lost. We encourage you to visit such projects whilst in Vientiane as well as the COPE centre. And don’t forget to visit That Luang festival. It takes place at the time of the fullmoon of the 12th lunar month. This is a Buddhist festival to honour the national shrine. One of the days of this three-day festival is very special as large crowds gather for an impressive ceremony of prayers.


Most Popular Attractions in Vientiane

The colonial past mingles with even older temples such as Wat Si Saket and Pha That Luang, rich with the country’s historic, spiritual and national heritage. Many of the handicraft centers and restaurants in the city work with the local community to ensure traditional values are not lost.
  •     Buddha Park
  •     Lao National Museum
  •     That Dam (Black Stupa)
  •     That Luang
  •     Vang Vieng
  •     The Presidential Palace
  •     Patuxai Victory Monument
  • Wat Ho Phra Keo
  • Wat Si Muang
  • Wat Mixai
  • Wat Si Saket

Top excursions when going to Vientiane

If you have one day in Vientiane, it is worth it to take an excursion inside of the city where there are many delight to be had.

A full day city tour by bicycle or car exposes the main sites of the city and walks you through the historic periods of Lao culture. The tranquil Wat Sisaket was the only temple to survive the Siamese invasion of 1827 and the beautiful wood-covered hallways are filled with thousands of Buddha statues. Directly across the street is Wat Phra Kaew which once held the Emerald Buddha now revered in Bangkok. The interior museum is a great place to learn about Buddhist culture and history.

A walk along Lane Xang Avenue might bring visions of Paris. Designed to resemble the Champs Elysees, this tree lined street in the centre of town even has its very own ‘Arc de Triomphe’. Slightly quirky, climbing to the top of Patuxai offers fantastic views of the city. Continuing out of town on Lane Xang Avenue, you reach That Luang. This magnificent gold-leaf covered stupa is the national symbol of Laos and one of its most important religious sights. Each fall, a massive festival is held in the grounds around the stupa and people from all over the country descend upon Vientiane to partake in the religious celebrations.
 The capital is located on the banks of the Mekong River which forms the border between Laos and Thailand. In the late afternoon, the banks of the Mekong fill up with local stalls selling cold beers and fresh local food. Sitting by the river, you can watch the fishermen and catch a beautiful sunset view.
    
In Vientiane, you have the opportunity to discover one of delicious Laos Coffee. Laos produces one of the most famous coffees in the world that grown, often referred to as the ‘Champagne of Coffee’. Grown in Southern Laos on the Boloven Plateau, the beans are sought after for their delicious taste. A visit to the coffee centre will teach you more about the process of roasting and blending of the beans, and is concluded with a cupping tasting session.
    
For those interested in traditional crafts and textiles, a visit to Carol Cassidy should not be missed. Housed in a colonial mansion, Ms Cassidy has set up a series of looms and here traditional methods of dying and weaving are practiced resulting in beautiful, high quality silks. The charity shop Les Artisans Laos is a fascinating visit to watch recycled and renewable materials such as bamboo, palm, and mulberry leaves being turned in to quality notebooks, stationary and printer paper.
    
Learn about the tragic recent history of Laos at COPE, the Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise. Laos is the most heavily bombed country in the world and COPE provides prosthetic limbs for those who cannot afford it. COPE has a great display of information and exhibitions on the problems and work being done to help the victims.

Accommodation suggestions Vientiane in Laos


    Ansara Hotel
    La Residence Mandalay
    Mandala Boutique Hotel
    Salana Boutique Hotel
    Salana Boutique Hotel
    Settha Palace

Laos Holidays

Laos is one of the last bastions of communist ideology, which belies its uniquely gentle nature. Visitors cannot fail to be captivated by the magical tranquillity of this small, landlocked and mountainous nation.


The most rewarding way to arrive in Laos for your holiday is by slow-boat from the Thai border, soaking up the jungle sights and sounds as you drift down the Mekong to Luang Prabang. Once ensconced in Laos’ diminutive second city, you’ll find it hard to leave. Striking yet unimposing temples are scattered among its charming streets, testament to the country’s ubiquitous Buddhist heritage.

Further south you'll discover the workman-like city of Vientiane and the limestone scenery of Vang Vien. A rugged beauty awaits you in the southern 4,000 Islands region, where deserted temples can be explored from the comfort of an elegant guest house and the sweeping landscapes and coffee plantations of the Bolaven plateau await.

How to get Vietnam visa in Australia?

Vietnam visa requirement for Australian Vietnam visa requirement for Australian passport holders
Kindly be informed that Australia passport holders are required Vietnam visas before arriving in Vietnam.

How to get Vietnam visa in Australia?

There are 2 ways for you to get a Vietnam visa:

1. Apply for your Vietnam visa in a Vietnam Embassy/Consulate:
You can come in person to the Vietnam embassy in Australia and you will be instructed step by step on how to apply for a Vietnam visa there. By this way, you have to come directly to the Vietnam embassy at least two times. The first time you come there is to submit required documents and the second one coming there is to get your Vietnam visa.
To help you contact easier, we would like to give you the contact information of the Vietnam embassy in Australia as below:

Embassy of Vietnam in Canberra, Australia
Address: 6 Timbarra Crescent, O’Malley, ACT, 2606, Canberra, Australia
Telephone: (02) 62868465; (02) 62866059; (02) 62901556; (02) 62901894; (02) 62866267
Fax: 61 – 2 – 6286 4534
Email : vembassy@webone.com.au
Website : www.vietnamembassy.org.au

Consulate General of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Sydney, Australia
Address: Suite 205, level 2, Edgecliff Centre, 203 – 233 New South Head Road, Edgecliff, New South Wales, Australia 2027.
Telephone: 02 93271912, 02 93271912 / 02 93272539, 02 93272539
Fax: 02 93281653
Email: vnconsul@iinet.net.au
Website : www.vietnamconsulate.org.au
PO Box: 732, Edgecliff, N.S.W 2027

Working time:
Monday – Thursday: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday: 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
Australian public holidays are excepted.

2. Apply online (1) to obtain an approval letter (2) to pick up your Vietnam visa at Vietnam international airports (on the condition that you travel by air to Vietnam) or to collect your Vietnam visa at any Vietnam embassy/consulate nominated by you.

a) Regarding apply online to obtain a visa approval letter to pick up visa at a Vietnam international airport, there are 3 options based on the purpose of your visit:
- Vietnam visa for business purpose with validity for 1 month, 3 months or 6 months.
- Vietnam visa for tourist purpose with validity for 1 month only.
- Vietnam visa for transit purpose with validity less than 5 days then visa holders must depart to a third country after 5 days in Vietnam at maximum. You will be granted a transit visa on the condition that you travel by tour and the group must have clear schedule and indemnify of a travel agency that organizes the tour.
To apply for a Vietnam visa, please follow the simple steps as below:
- Fill in your online application form at our website www.gettingvietnamvisa.com
- Make payment for us as per instructions.
- Obtain your visa approval letter via our email.
If you still can’t receive any approval letter within the required time, please let us know immediately via our email info@gettingvietnamvisa.com

b) Regarding apply online to get approval letter for picking up your visa at a Vietnam embassy nominated by you, there are 2 options for your Vietnam visa based on the purpose of your visit:
- Vietnam visa for business purpose with validity for 1 month, 3 months or 6 months.
- Vietnam visa for tourist purpose with validity for 1 month only.
It means that if you apply for an approval letter online in our website, you can save the time you have to wait for the procedure of getting a visa approval letter in the Vietnam embassy. We will do this procedure and send the letter to your email, all you need to do is print it out and come to the Vietnam Embassy just ONE TIME to get your Vietnam visa and pay for the visa fee.

How to get Laos visa on arrival

You can easily get Laos visa on arrival in most border crossings and all Lao International airports.

Here are simple steps to help you get Laos visa on arrival.


1. Filling up Application form for arrival visa. You can get the form on your arrival or if you want to save waiting time then you can download the form and fill it before your arrival time, to download the Lao Application form for arrival visa click picture below.

2. You need 2 passport size photos.
3. Valid passport.
4. You need to pay fee of about USD 20-45 (Remark: the fee is varied, depending on your nationality)

There are 4 Airports in Laos that you can obtain Lao visa on arrival.


1.    Wattay International Airport in Vientiane Capital.
2.    Luang Prabang International Airport in Luang Prabang Province.
3.    Pakse International Airport in Pakse.
4.    Savannakhet International Airport in Savannakhet Province.

Border check points
China - Laos
1. Mohan(China) – Boten (Luang Namtha Province)
2. Mohan(Yunnan, China) – Botene(Luang Namtha Province)
3. Xiangkok riverport on Mekong River in Luang Namtha Province ,no visa on arrival
Thailand - Laos
1. Xiangkong (Thailand)- Houaixay (Bokeo Province)
2. Nongkhai (Thailand) - Friendship Bridge (Vientiane Capital, Laos)
3. Thailand - Xayabouly Province (Nam Heuang Friendship Bridge)
4. Nakhon Phanom (Thailand)- Thakhaek (Khammouane Province)
5. Moukdahan(Thailand)- Friendship Bridge II (Savannakhet Province)
6. Chong Mek (Thailand)- Vang Tao (Champasak Province)
7. Chiangkhong (Chiang Rai, Thailand) – Houixay (Bokeo Province, Laos)
8. Nakaxeng(Loei, Thailand) – Kaenthao(Sayabouly Province, Laos)
9. Bungkan (Thailand)- Pakxan(Bolikhamxay Province, Laos) no visa on arrival.
10. Nakorn Phanom(Nakorn Phanom, Thailand) – Thakhaek(Khammouane Province, Laos)
11. Chongmek (Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand)- Vangtao( Champasack Province, Laos)
Vietnam - Laos
1. Nam Kanh (Vietnam) - Nong Haet (Xieng Khouang Province)
2. Cau Treo (Vietnam) - Nam Phao (Bolikhamxay)
3. Lao Bao(Vietnam) - Dene Savanh (Savannakhet Province)
4. Taichang (Laichau, Vietnam)- Sobhoun( Phongsaly Province, Laos) no visa on arrival
5. Nameo(Thanh Hoa, Vietnam) – Banleui(Huaphanh Province, Laos)
6. Namkan (NgeAn, Vietnam)- Namkan (Xieng Khouang Province, Laos)
7. Napao (Quangbinh, Vietnam) – Chalo (Khammouane Province, Laos) no visa on arrival
8. Laobao(Quang tri, Vietnam) – Dansavanh (Savannakhet Province, Laos)
Cambodia - Laos
1. Dong Calor(Cambodia) - Veun Kham (Champasak Province, Laos)

Vientiane Discovery

Vientiane is Laos’ capital and largest city. It is located on the banks of Mekong River, the city gets its much legend and history. The gilded stupa, temples, National symbol of Laos – Pha That Luang are situated in Vientiane. Discover this city is to get deep into the country of million elephants.

- Start from: Vientiane
- End in:Vientiane
- Travel route: Vientiane
- Duration: 3 days 2 nights
- Private Tour.Departure: daily upon your request


Day 1 - Vientiane Arrival
Upon arrival the airport, you will be welcome by our guide and driver, transfer to the hotel for check in and then is the tour briefing.
On the first day in Vientiane you have two choices: the first is discovering the hidden charm of Laos’ capital by bike, the second is by car. Visit tranquil temples, fascinating markets, and colonial buildings before feasting on a delicious lunch at Mak Phet, a charity-run restaurant. Sample delicious Lao coffee as you learn about the growing and roasting process of the locally-grown beans. As the day comes to a close, watching the sunset on the Mekong River before enjoying a traditional Lao dance performance after the dinner on your own.

Day 2 - Vientiane – Phou Khao Kway National Park After breakfast you will have chance to discover the natural beauty surrounding Vientiane. The first one is the easy trek to Phou Khao Kway National Park where you will really enjoy the highlights of this area with the breathtakingly beautiful orchids. The trek is a part of a charity project whose aim is to protect Lao wildlife from poachers by training the locals in guiding and forestry protection.
After an incredible day in the park, you will go to the Ban Pako Ecolodge, which is lying on the banks of the Nam Ngum River and surrounded by gorgeous nature.

 Day 3 - Ban Pako Ecolodge – Vientiane – Departure Having breakfast at the lodge and enjoy the natural surroundings of Ban Pako. Relax with herbal sauna and Lao massage, or float lazily down the river in a tire tube. Cross back over the river and transfer on to Vientiane airport for your onward flight in the afternoon.

For Laos Tour Inquiries, please email to info@gettingvietnamvisa.com or call +84 962 655 556 or 849 66 56 99 56

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.

For Laos Tour Inquiries, please email to info@evisa.vn or call +84 962 655 556 or 849 66 56 99 56

Laos Discovery



This is a region packed to the brim with rich cultures, fiery cuisines, unique customs and breathtaking countryside - and on this adventure you´ll be sampling all of them. Whether you're slurping up a steaming bowl of pho at a street stall in Vinh, shopping for handicrafts in Vientiane, ambling through caves in Luang Prabang or gliding down the Mekong in a riverboat, you'll get a wonderful insight Laos during this incredible adventure...

Travel route: Luang Prabang - Phonsavan - Vientiane.
Duration: 9 days 8 nights


Day 1- Arrive Luang Prabang

Upon arrival at the airport, staff of Laos Travel will welcome you and transfer you to hotel in town for check in. The rest of the day we will visit Phusi mountains with ascending the 328 steps to the top that offers a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding rivers and cityscape before wandering through the bustling Hill tribe Market for traditional textiles and handicrafts made by the hill tribes.

Day 2 - Luang Prabang – City Tour & Pak Ou Caves

After breakfast, you will take the cruise along a Mekong River to Pak Ou Caves, where you will discover gold-lacquered Buddha statues of all shapes and sizes nestled deep in the limestone caverns. Embark on a cultural tour of Luang Prabang in the afternoon, you will visit the Royal Palace (official name "Haw Kham") which was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family. If time is permitted we will explore the gilded temples Wat Mai and Wat Xieng Thong

Day 3- Luang Prabang – Trekking & Home Stay

If you interested at the Monks’ alms procession, please be ready at 5.30. – Daily dawn, saffron clad monks pad barefoot through the streets while pious townsfolk place tiny ball of sticky rice in there begging bowls. It’s quiet, meditative ceremony through which monks demonstrate their vows of poverty and humility while lay Buddhists gain spiritual merit by the act of respectful giving.

Although such processions occur all over Laos, Old Luang Prabang’s peaceful atmosphere and extraordinary concentration of mist-shrouded temple means that the morning’s perambulations along Th Sakkarin and Th Kamal create an especially romantic scene.

Get back to hotel for breakfast then we drive southward to Ban Suan Luang where the boat await for us and take us across the NamKhan River, and then walk up to the Khamu village of Ban Huay Aen. Be acquaint with friendly local people in the village and be ready for the hiking up the mountain, passing rice fields and strikingly beautiful natural scenery along the way to the Hmong mountain village of Ban Pha Leam. Have picnic lunch on your own in route and in the afternoon will trek downhill to Ban Tin Pha village for overnight stay.

Day 4- Ban Tin Pha - Tad Sae Waterfall – Luang Prabang

Start a day the local way, many travelers talking about the real life in Laos but just few of them have opportunity to enjoy this moment and see how the Laotian start their day.

After simple breakfast, we set off soft trek along rice fields and through forests down to Ban Huay Fai, a Khamu village and see how people making handicrafts, including various types baskets made from rattan. We then continue on to Tad Sae Waterfall, for lunch on your own and refreshment, please remember to bring swimsuit if you want to deep in the fresh and cool water from the resource. We drive back to city later in the afternoon.

Day 5- Luang Prabang – Drive to Phonsavan

Today we drive from Luang Prabang to Xieng Khuang, passing through Laos’ pristine countryside. This is long drive with spectacular view of Laos rain forest and the mountain ranges. Along the way we will stop for photo opportunities and visit various hill tribe villages. On arival ,check-in at your hotel and relax.

Day 6- Phonsavan, visit Plain of Jars
Spend the morning exploring the mysterious archeological wonderland: the Plain of Jars. Start the day with a trip to Phonsavan’s bustling central market. Visit the MAG exhibition then head out to the Plain of Jars. Explore Site 1 of the ancient and mysterious Plain of Jars: an enchanting archeological site, where hundreds of large stone jars lie scattered about the plateau. In the afternoon, we discover site 2 and site 3 in the different location and the journey to reach them offers glimpse of some typical local villages. We get back to hotel later in the afternoon and have couple hours to enjoy the hotel facility and the tranquility of this small town.

Day 7- Phonsavan – Fly to Vientiane

Today we take a short in-country flight from Phonsavan to Vientiane. Our driver and guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. After a short rest, set out on a sightseeing tour of Laos’ eccentric capital, visiting all the city’s key attractions. Start the tour with a stop at Vientiane’s oldest temple, Wat Si Saket, filled with over 2000 Buddha images. Next we visit Haw Pha Kaew—the royal temple that once housed the famous Emerald Buddha—, before continuing on to Lao’s most significant national monument: Pha That Luang. We conclude our tour at Patuxai, known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.

Day 8- Visit Vientiane

We take a half day tour to Buddha Park, also known as Xieng Khuan (as well as other variations of the spelling), is a sculpture park located 25 km southeast from Vientiane. The afternoon is free in your own


Day 9- Vientiane departure

Have breakfast at the hotel then enjoy a free morning at your leisure before driving to the airport to catch your departure flight home.

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Highlights of Laos


 
Discover two of Laos’ cities, one being the cultural capital and the other as an administrative capital in our Highlights of Laos tour. Here you will discover Vientiane, filled with atmospheric temples and riverside eateries while beautiful Luang Prabang reveals elaborate monasteries, colorful markets, and a delightful blend of architecture.


However there is more to the magic of Laos, its true beauty lies in the amiable people. Mingle with the locals on a visit to a family home, play a round of petanque, or befriend a monk for a journey into the true heart of Laos.
- Travel route: Vientiane - Luang Prabang.
- Duration: 6 days 5 nights
- This is Private tour. You could depart any day on your convenient
Day 1 – Vientiane Arrival

On arrival in Vientiane, you will be welcomed by local tour guide of Laos Travel and get transfered to hotel in Vientiane – the country’s charming capital, with its laidback riverside ambience, and alluring monuments. In the afternoon, enjoy an orientation walk around the hotel area or the guide will show you the river bank area where you could view the sun sink over the Mekong.
- Meals: N/A
- Accommodations: Hotel in Vientiane

Day 2 – 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: National Museum, 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 interiorl and exterior, it was built to house the famed Emerald Buddha in courtyards filled with frangipani trees.

In the afternoon a 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
- Accommodations: Hotel in Vientiane

Day 3- Vientiane - Fly to Luang Prabang Have breakfast in the hotel and the staff of Laos Travel will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival at the airport, you are welcomed and transfered to hotel in town for check in. The rest of the day we will visit The Royal Palace (official name "Haw Kham") which was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family

Before sunset, ascend the 328 steps to the top of Phou Si Mountain that offers a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding rivers and cityscape before wandering through the bustling Hilltribe Market for traditional textiles and handicrafts made by the hill tribes.
- Meals: Breakfast
- Accommodations: Hotel in Luang Prabang
Day 4 - Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves After breakfast, you will take the cruise along a Mekong River to Pak Ou Caves, where you will discover gold-lacquered Buddha statues of all shapes and sizes nestled deep in the limestone caverns. Embark on a cultural tour of Luang Prabang in the afternoon, you will explore the gilded temples such as Wat Mai, Wat Sensoukarahm and Wat Xieng Thong dotted across the city.
- Meals: Breakfast
- Accommodations: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 5 - Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfall For early risers, you have the chance to observe long rows of monks in saffron robes collecting alms from the locals at dawn. Following breakfast, gain a deeper understanding of Lao culture at Wat Visoun with its iconic Watermelon Stupa and Wat Aham with the altar of Luang Prabang's two respected geniuses. At Kuang Si Waterfalls, you enjoy a spectacular view of water cascading into the clear turquoise pools at its foot.
- Meals: Breakfast
- Accommodations: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 6 - Luang Prabang – Departure Have breakfast in the hotel and enjoy your free time then transfer to Luang Prabang airport for your onward flight. Meals: Breakfast
For Laos Tour Inquiries, please email to info@evisa.vn or call +84 962 655 556 or 849 66 56 99 56