Vientiane – Vang Vieng- Luang Prabang 6 Days / 5 Nights

Laos

Vientiane – Vang Vieng- Luang Prabang 6 Days / 5 Nights

Day 1: Vientiane – Arrival

The City Of The Moon, Vientiane, is the largest city in Laos and the nation’s capital. This ancient city is strategically placed on the left bank of the Mekong River. Your Laos trip begins as our guide meets guide you on your arrival and escorts you to your hotel. After a brief check in we will take a short sightseeing tour of Vientiane, taking in some of the famous historic sites. The Religious Museum is housed in the temple at Wat Sisaket. It predates the Siamese war of 1828. Its cloister contains 6,840 silver and ceramic statues of the Buddha. Wat Ho Prakeo used to house the famous Emerald Buddha, now in Bangkok. Today it is home to a collection of Buddha statues and antiques. Pha That Luang stupa is a recognised symbol of Laos. It is the most important monument in the country. Built to cover an original small Stupa it is said to hold a section of the breastbone of Buddha. Patouxy was built between 1957 and 1968 and commemorates the dead of past conflicts. This Arch of Triumph has become one of the most famous landmarks of the city of Vientiane. Your Laos tour then returns you to your hotel to relax.

Hotel: Hotel in Vientiane

Day 2: Vientiane – Vang Vieng

After breakfast at the hotel, your Laos tour guide will collect you to begin the journey to Vang Vieng. As we leave the town, we drive through the Atacular countryside towards the mountains. We head out towards the 11th century archaeological site at Vang Xang. On the way we briefly call at Thalat to visit the colourful market. From there we make our way to the rapidly expanding village of Vang Vieng. Tourism has caused huge growth in this village but the surrounding areas remain as they were centuries ago. The first full day of your Laos trip can be spent strolling round the village, before you settle down at your overnight hotel.

Hotel: Hotel in Vang Vieng

Day 3: Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang

Day 3 of your Laos holiday begins with breakfast at the hotel. We then head off to visit the famous cave of Tham Jang. This was used as a hideout from Chinese invaders and is of historic significance. We carry on through the village of Ban Huai Ngai into stunning mountain scenery. We will pass through Kasi and Phoukhoune and finally on to Luang Prabang. Claimed by UNESCO to be the “best preserved city in Southeast Asia”, its gleaming temples and colonial architecture have remained unchanged for years. Monks in traditional dress hurry about carrying umbrellas to shade themselves from the midday sun. You will stay overnight in this fascinating town courtesy of your Laos holiday package.

Hotel: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 4: Luang Prabang – City Tour – Kuang Sii Falls

After breakfast your Laos tour guide will take you to see the former Royal Palace, which is now home to The National Museum. Interesting artifacts depicting Laos life under the early Kings are displayed. The museum tells the story of Laos right up to the last sovereign, King Savang Vatthana, who abdicated in 1973 following the establishment of The Lao People’s Democratic Republic. We find time to visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun, the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Sene and Wat Mai with its five tiered roof. After taking lunch we will drive 30 km South to Kuang Sii Waterfall. This beautiful area is in the heart of the National Park. On the way we go to see the most famous hill-tribe people in Laos, the Hmong at Ban Na Oune. At the Falls there will be time to relax or swim if you so wish. Heading back into Luang Prabang we climb the 355 steps to the top of Mount Phousi to take in the magnificent sunset view. Again your Laos tour remains overnight in Luang Prabang.

Hotel: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 5: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave

After breakfast we will take a cruise upstream on The Mekong River. This presents a different perspective of the incredible surrounding countryside. From here we will go to Pak Ou Caves. These mysterious geographical features are crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues in many shapes and sizes. Later we go to sample the famous distilled rice wines at the village of Ban Xanghai. On the return journey we take a short drive to see the hand weavers of Ban Xang. Centuries old methods of dyeing and weaving are used to create their wonderful silks. Day 5 of your Laos tour then ends with an overnight stay in Luang Prabang.

Hotel: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 6: Luang Prabang – Departure

Morning time is free at your hotel until your private car arrives for transfer to the airport. We wish you a safe journey and a fond farewell. Laos Tour Packages can arrange additional customized trips for you should you require it. To find out how to book your Laos Holiday tour,