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Mekong Magic

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. We visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham. 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.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival –Vientiane  (B)1

On arrival in Vientiane Capital, you are greeted and transferred to our centrally located hotel. After a short rest, we start to visit the major sights of the capital including the oldest Wat Sisaket with 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 and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxai Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 2: Vientiane – Luang Prabang  (B)

We board a short afternoon 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. On arrival, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham. We then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, 2gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 3: Luang Prabang – Khouangsi Waterfalls (B)

This morning you may want to wake up early and participate in the daily early morning ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black Alms-giving bowls being given offerings from the local people, including the ubiquitous sticky rice. 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, toDay  before we drive to Ban Hmong hill tribe at Ban Nam Ouay, a lowland Lao at Ban Ou, a village that boasts its cotton production and Ban Thapene. We then spend the remainder of the Day  at the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfalls. The water tumbling over multi tiered limestone formations into the cool and clear pool is ideal for anyone seeking an enjoyable escape when the heat becomes unbearable. Over in Luang Prabang.

Day 4: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave – Pakbeng  (B)

Heading out of the town, we take 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. We then continue our boat trip to the riverside town of Pakbeng. Overnight in Pakbeng.

Day 5: Pakbeng – HoueiSay (B)3

After breakfast, we visit the local market where many hill tribe people converge from the outlying valleys and hillsides to sell their goods and buy provision. Upon leaving Pakbeng, we re-embark on our boat for the second leg of our journey toward HoueiSay, which is close to the famous Golden Triangle. The cruise is long, but the unequalled, rive raining scenery will make for an interesting day. Overnight in HoueiSay.

Day 6: HoueiSay – Thailand (B)

The surrounding areas of HoueiSay are home to a wide variety of ethnic minority groups. After an enjoyable visit to the Lu hill tribe people at Ban Namkeung, we take a short drive to the border gate for Chiang Khong, Thai land, End the tour at Lao – Thai border.

GroupCost: US$ per pax  pax 2 pax 3-6 pax 7-11 pax 12-15 pax 16-19 pax 20 up pax Singular Lunch Dinner
Standard 1,273 705 641 397 332 318 311 105 41 55
Superior 1,382 756  693 450 385 371 363 162 68 88
First Class 1,433 795 731 487 422 408 401 176 82 103
Deluxe 1,770 955 891 647 582 568 56 1 352 103 137

 

City Superior 3-Star First Class 4-Star Deluxe 5-Star
Vientiane Day Inn Lao Plaza Settha Palace
Luang Prabang Parasol Blanc Villa Santi La Residence
Pakbeng Pakbeng Lodge Pakbeng Lodge PakbengLodge
HoueiSay Thaveesinh Thaveesinh Thaveesinh

Tour includes

- Transportation
- Accommodation in 2 star 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