Luang Prabang Vientiane

Duration :
nights 5 days 6
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Day 01

Luang Prabang – ARRIVAL 

Arrive at airport Luang Prabang. Transfer to hotel for check-in

Dinner (own account)

Accommodation at hotel

Meals included: None

Day 02

LUANG PRABANG – PAK OU CAVE

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast, your short city tour starts with a visit to Wat Xiengthong, with its roofs sweeping low to the group, representing the classical Luang Prabang style. We then board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which gives us a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside. Our first stop is the village of Ban Muangkeo where we start a short trek to reach the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. En route, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where the local specialty of rice wine is produced.

Lunch at local restaurant

We then return to Luang Prabang by car. We have also the option to Visit the weaving textile and Sa paper making villages of Ban Xangkhong. We arrive back in Luang Prabang by late afternoon. Dinner (not included)

Accommodation at hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast ; Lunch

Day 03

LUANG PRABANG – KUANGSI WATERFALL

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit the National Museum (former King’s Palace) displaying a collection of personal artifacts of the Royal Family.

Departure by road to the Khuang Xi Waterfalls (30 kms, approx. 1 hour drive). The waterfalls tumble over multi – tiered limestone formations into cool, clear pools ideal for swimming and relaxing. On the way to the waterfalls, visit the butterfly park, Khmu minority village of Ban Thapaene. Picnic lunch nearby the waterfalls. Return to Luang Prabang. En route, visit Ban Ou village, known for its cotton production.

Dinner (not included)

Accommodation at hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 04

LUANG PRABANG – - VIENTIANE

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to airport for morning flight to Vientiane. Meet upon arrival at Vientiane airport and transfer to hotel. Visit Vat Sisaket, the oldest original temple in Vientiane. Built in 1818, Vat Sisaket is the sole survivor of an invasion in 1828. Vat Sisaket features remarkable frescoes and 6,840 Buddha images. Nearby is Ho Phra Keo, once the royal temple of Lao monarchy. Built in 1565, Ho Phra Keo has been used as a museum since 1970 and contains some of the finest Buddhist sculptures and artifacts in the country. The main structure originally housed the famous Emerald Buddha that now resides in Bangkok’s Wat Phra Keo. One of the most photographed images of Vientiane is Patousay, the victory gate also known as Anousavari. Constructed in 1958, its architecture is inspired by the Arc of Triumph in Paris. Another famous Vientiane landmark is the That Luang Stupa. King Setthathirath built this great sacred stupa in 1566. Its central structure is 45 meters tall and echoes the curving lines of an elongated lotus. The original stupa was said to contain relics of Lord Buddha. If time permits, continue to visit the surroundings of Vientiane including the Buddha Park, located 24 km south of Vientiane, and take a look at the impressive Friendship Bridge.

Lunch & dinner (not included)

Accommodation at hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 05/ 06

VIENTIANE – DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free until transfer you to airport to take flight to your next destination to

Bangkok, then to Colombo (the flight own booking)

Meals included: Breakfast