5D4N Discovery Laos: Vientiane - Nam Ngum Lake - Vangvieng - Luang Prabang
State:Vientiane, Luang Prabang
Holiday Type:Cultural & Historical
Meal Inclusion:Full Board
Minimum no. of pax:2 Adults
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Day 1 - ARRIVE VIENTIANE (L,D)
Upon arrival at Vientiane - An ancient city, situated on the bend on the left bank of the Mekong River as the largest city and the capital of Laos. Meet by our representative and transfer to hotel for check-in. After lunch, proceed sightseeing tour to visit religious museums of Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple to have been survived from the Siamese war of 1828 and its cloister contains more than 8000 Buddha statues; Wat Ho Prakeo, the former home-temple of the Emerald Buddha statue or Pra Keo, but today it contains a collection of Buddha statues, antiques and all artifacts found in around Vientiane; Luang Stupa, the most important monument in Laos, which was built to cover the original small stupa, containing a piece of the chest bone of Buddha; Patouxay (Arch de Triumph), built quite recently in commemoration of those who died during the wars in the past and it is today as the land mark of Vientiane. Dinner at local restaurant and transfer back to hotel.
Day 2 - VIENTIANE / NAM GNUM LAKE / VANGVIENG (B,L,D)
After breakfast, transfer to Nam Ngum Lake, with hundreds of small islands. En-route, visit to Lao typical villages to see rural life, including a cottage-salt factory at Ban Bor village. Arrive Nam Ngum Lake by noon. After lunch, take a boat ride for 1 hr for relaxing and panoramic view around small islands. Continue to drive about 2 hrs into the central highlands to Vangvieng and catch the sunset over the mountains. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in hotel at Vangvieng.
Day 3 - VANGNIENG - LUANG PRABANG (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel , check out hotel. Proceed to visit Tham Chang, one of the biggest and beautiful caves in Vangvieng. Continue drive about 5-6 hrs to Luang Prabang. The ancient first capital of Lane Xang Kingdom, the center of religious life in Laos and one of the world heritage city. A long the way, photo-stops can be made for beautiful scenery with mountain range and also to see rural life of various ethnic groups at small villages. Arrive Luang Prabang and transfer to hotel for check in. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight in hotel at Luangprabang.
Day 4 - LUANG PRABANG - PAK OU - LUANG PRABANG (B,L,D)
After breakfast, visit to WatXiengthong, the 16th century temple which more than any temples in LuangPrabang, epitomizes all the elegance and grace of LuangPrabang architecture and take a boat trip about a few hours upstream on the Mekong River to visit Pak Ou Cave in the side of a lime stone cliff and opposite of the mouth of the Mekong and Ou rivers. The sanctuaries at Pak Ou consist of two large caves, both repositories for the thousands of Buddha images, which range from mere centimetre to two meters in height. En route visit to Lao typical villages which are barely visible behind a screen of foliage. Slender canoes bobbing by the shore, bamboo poles and floats mark the location of nets and fish traps. Then visit to Ban Muangkeo, a well known village for Lao Traditional rice whisky, namely Laoh-Khao to be distilled. After tour, transfer back to LuangPrabang in late afternoon and climb Phousi Hill of total 328 steps which leads to the summit of Phousi Hill that dominates the sly-line of LuangPrabang overlooking the finest panoramic view in the whole LuangPrabang. Dinner at local restaurant and transfer back to hotel.
Day 5 - LUANGPRABANG - DEPARTURE (B,L)
Enjoy your breakfast. Check out hotel then visit to weaving village at Ban Phanom & smith village Ban Hathiane, after lunch transfer to airport for departure flight.
4 nights' accommodation
Return private airport transfers
Private transfer throughout the tour as per program
Meals, sightseeing entrance as indicated in itinerary