Day1. Arrival – Luang Prabang
On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. After a short rest, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. We then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi 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 the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by the hilltribe and local people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day2. Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave
Today, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temples of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside as well as exploring the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by devoted pilgrims. Along the way, we will stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where the local rice wine is produced. On return, we take a short drive to another small village Ban Phanom, which famous for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day3. Luang Prabang – Khouangsi Waterfall
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (often in the form of sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual. From there you will visit the morning Phousi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, a Hmong village, Ban Ou, Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene, all Khmu villages. This then takes us to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. After returning to Luang Prabang by late afternoon, we continue to Ban Xangkhong, a village well known for its silk weavings and for its Saa (jute) Papermaking. We return to the city by late evening to admire the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath. Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day4. Luang Prabang – Departure
Today we visit the National Museum (closed Tuesdays) at the former Royal Palace. It displays a collection of artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through to the last sovereign. There will also be time for us to look around the Central Market. After visiting these sights in the morning, there may be free time (depending on your flight) to venture into town and stroll around the shopping area. The tour ends after your transfer to the airport for departure
- Transportation in private vehicle
- Accommodation in twin shared room
- Domestic air ticket VTE – LPQ = US$90/pax
- Private Boat trip as stated in above sights
- English speaking guide
- Admission fee to indicated sights
- Meals: daily breakfast at hotel, lunch/dinner where stated only
- Gov’t tax and service charge
- Luggage handling and drinking water
|Location||3 Star||4 Star||5 Star|
|Luang Prabang||Maison Dalabua
|Villa Santi hotel or Resort
All clients must have a valid passport and visas before travel.
2. Children Policy
Under 2 years old: No charge for tour & 50% airfare charge
From 2 to under 5 years old: 50% charge for tour & 75% airfare charge
From 5 to under 12 years old: 75% charge for tour & airfare
From 12 years old: 100% charge as adult
An illness, an accident or an unexpected situation can arise before or during any type of vacation. Such an event might cause you to cut short your trip or cause your trip to be cancelled altogether.
Insurance exists to protect passengers from financial loss in the event of an emergency.
We strongly recommend you buy travel insurance before travel.
4. Alteration of Itinerary
Prior to the booking, we are happy to process alterations to your itinerary free of charge. Once the deposit has been paid, alterations will attract a fee of 30AUD per request.
5. The cancellation fee will be calculated as follows:
All cancellations will incur a fee of 100AUD per person.
No-show travellers will be charged 100% of the tour price.
6. Deposit & Final Payment
|Bookings||Less than 45 days from departure date||More than 45 days from departure date|
|1000AUD or more||Full amount required at time of booking||200AUD deposit required at time of booking|
|1000AUD or less||Full amount required at time of booking|
The appropriate amount will automatically be debited to the credit card provided or by other payment arrangements. Failing this the booking will be automatically be cancelled without notification.
Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure. Ticket/voucher will be provided on receipt of final payment.