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Cultural Heritage

Laos is perhaps the best – preserved traditional country in Southeast Asia The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos.

Day 1:  Arrival – Vientiane – Luang Prabang (B)1

Upon arrival, you are greeted and transferred to central capital or orientation tour; then, if we have enough time, we transfer to airport for a short flight to Luang Prabang, which is perhaps the best – preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. After checking into hotel, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai, we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore Street Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 2:  Luang Prabang – Pakou – Luang Prabang (B)

This morning you may want to wake up early and participate in the daily 2early morning ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black Alms-giving bowls being given offerings from the local people, including the ubiquitous sticky rice. ToDay , we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. We then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, well known for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 3: Luang Prabang – Vientiane (B)

The National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the Day s of the early kings right through the last sovereign, and the Central Market are not to be missed. We visit these sights, this morning before we catch a flight back to Vientiane. Upon arrival, we see the major temples including the oldest Wat Sisaket, a temple of thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous, sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph, sunset by Mekong Riverside and late evening. Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 4: Vientiane – Departure (B)

After breakfast, we visit the Morning Market and the weaving village of Ban Nong Bouathong (if we have enough time). The tour ends after your transfer to Wattay Airport or Friendship Bridge for departure.

GroupCost: US$ per pax 1 pax 2 pax 3-6 pax 7-11 pax 12-15 pax 16-19 pax 20 up pax Singular Lunch Dinner
Superior 746 463 410 380 347 345 347 120 41 50
First Class 797 502 447 417 385 383 385 133 50 62
Deluxe 1,133 661 607 577 545 543 541 310 62 82
City Suprior 3-star First Class 4-star Deluxe 5-star
Vientiane Day Inn Lao Plaza Settha Palace
Luang Prabang Parasol Blanc Villa Santi La Residence

Tour includes

- Transportation
- Accommodation in 2 star hotel with twin sharing
- Boat trip as stated in above sights
- English or French speaking guide
- Admission fee to indicated sights
- Domestic government tax and service charge
- Luggage handling

Tour excludes

- Visa stamping fee on arrival US$30.00/pax
- International airport departure tax US$10.00/pax
- Domestic airticket with airport tax
- International air tickets to/from Laos or Vietnam
- Travel Insurance in all kinds
- Meals: (lunch or dinner, quoted separately)
- Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others not stated.