Classic Laos Tour

This classic driving itinerary is one of our most popular Laos tours. Over 11 days you will experience the essence of Laos, rivers, mountains, temples, waterfall,  as you journey through Laos's unique scenery. Staying in some great boutique lodges and hotels, you will enjoy excellent accommodation in outstanding locations. See for yourself what Laos has to offer with this classic route that will create memories to last a lifetime. An ideal itinerary to customise to suit you perfectly.

Day1: Luang Prabang – arrival (B)
D2: Luang Prabang - city tour - Pak Ou cave (B)
D3: Luang Prabang - city tour - Khoang si waterfall (B)
D4: Luang Prabang - Xieng Khoang (B)
D5: Xieng Khoang - Vang Vieng (B)
D6: Vang Vieng – Vientiane (B)
D7: Vientine - full day (B)
D8: Vientine – Pakse - Don Khong Island (flight) (B)
D9: Don Khong Island (B)
D10: Khong Island - Khone Island – Pakse (B)
D11: Pakse – out (B)
Day1: Luang Prabang – arrival (B)
On arrival at Luang Prabang International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
D2: Luang Prabang - city tour - Pak Ou cave (B)
This morning, we board our private boat for a pleasant and scenic cruise up on the Mekong River to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. These caves are an ancient pilgrimage site and contain thousands of gold lacquered Buddha images left there over hundreds of years. 
Returning to Luang Prabang you have the option of visiting Ban Xiengkek and Ban Xangkhong where villagers making jute paper and continue to visit the textile village of Phanom, a small village known for its hand weaving. Then we will pay a late afternoon visit the Arts and Ethnology Centre to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures. You can enjoy a coffee at the center’s café if you chose before our climb to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred gilded stupa and to enjoy the panoramic view of the city and the sun setting over the Mekong River. 
Descanting the mountain your will find yourself in the midst of the famous Luang Prabang Night Market, where you can find a unique selection of handmade textiles and handicrafts locally made by both ethnic Lao and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang
D3: Luang Prabang - city tour - Khoang si waterfall (B)
After breakfast, we visit the Royal Palace Museum, Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts from the Royal period in Luang Prabang. we are seeing the city’s oldest temples, the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roof sweeping low to the ground, representing classical Lao architecture, the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham
On arrival at the Khouangsi Waterfall you will have the opportunity to cool off with a refreshing swim in the topaz pools below the falls, walk along the forest trails and visit the Bear Sanctuary.
Arriving back in Luang Prabang mid-afternoon you are free to treat yourself to a spa treatment or massage, relax at the hotel or head to the Night Market to do some shopping. Overnight in Luang Prabang
D4: Luang Prabang - Xieng Khoang (B)
Today we depart early for a drive through spectacular scenery to Xieng Khuang Province, the home of the Plain of Jars.  There are many stunning photo opportunities along the way and a couple of stops to explore hill tribe villages.
After check in at your hotel in Phonsavan there will be time to go for a wonder through town, visit the MAG Centre or chill out over a drink at the hotel. Overnight in Xiengkhuang (B)
D5: Xieng Khoang - Vang Vieng (B)
We have an early start this morning as we head out to explore the Plain of Jars. We will be visiting Sites 1, 2 & 3 as well as taking a short trek to a Tai Dam and Lao Leum village along the way.
We leave Xieng Khouang for our scenic drive to Vang Vieng a small town nestled on a bend of the Nam Song River. Its stunning scenery and limestone outcrops provide perfect photo opportunities. Depending on road and traffic conditions, we will arrive at Vang Vieng by early evening. Overnight in Vang Vieng (B)
D6: Vang Vieng – Vientiane (B)
This morning we start the day with a walk around the local market. From there we head to the Nam Song River for short rafting adventure. Ending on the other side of the river we explore the famous Tham Jang Cave, used by the locals as a defense against Chinese invaders in the 19th century.
Bidbing farewell to Vang Vieng we begin our 4 hour drive to Vientiane. Located on the banks of the Mekong River this capital conjures up exotic images, with a curious mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French influences.
After check in at your centrally located hotel your evening is free to explore the town, take a stroll along the waterfront or relax at your hotel. Overnight in Vientiane (B)
D7: Vientine - full day (B)
This morning we head out to see the major highlight. You are seeing the major temples of Vientiane including the oldest, Wat Sisaket, with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. We also visit the national icon of Laos, That Luang Stupa, stopping along the way to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph, from there you visit COPE Center. The COPE was created in response to the need to provide UXO survivors with the care and support they required, namely by way of orthotic and prosthetic devices. This museum was set after in 1997 to help covering the victim during Indochina war. 
After lunch and time to relax we drive south from Vientiane city to see the Buddha Park, an enchanting collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures set in parkland on the banks of the Mekong close to the Friendship Bridge. Here we find over 200 religious images dating back some 500 years faithfully recreated by a mysterious Biddhist monk.
Your evening is free to explore the Night Market and sample some local cuisine at one of the many restaurants the town has to offer. Overnight in Vientiane (B)
D8: Vientine – Pakse - Don Khong Island (flight) (B)
We depart early this morning to head to the airport for our flight to Pakse. On arrival in Pakse, we drive south to Champassak and to visit the fascinating pre-Angkorian ruins of Wat Phu, one of Southeast Asia's most dramatically situated temples. We have time to explore these intriguing Khmer ruins, which are perched at the base of Mount Phu Kao.
Following lunch, we continue our journey by road and long tail boat to Khone Island in the 4000 Islands area, where you have the rest of the day to relax. Overnight in Khone Island.
D9: Don Khong Island (B)
Following breakfast we continue our exploration of the area of the 4000 islands by boat and visit the beautiful Liphi waterfall, also known as the Samphamith, which forms a natural border between Lao and Cambodia.
We return to Ban Nakasang and drive to the famous waterfall of Khone Phapeng, the largest waterfall in South East Asia, also known as the 'Niagara of the East'.
Returning to Don Khong late afternoon you can enjoy a few drinks watching the sunset over the Mekong River. Overnight on Khong Island.
D10: Khong Island - Khone Island – Pakse (B)
This morning we leave Khone Island and head for the refreshing mountain climate on the Bolevan Plateau.  The area is famous for its many waterfalls and we will visit two of the best, Tad Fan, with its impressive twin falls cascading over 100 meters to the valley floor below and Tad Ngeuan, with its pristine pools for taking a refreshing dip and coffee shop and plantation where you can sample some real Lao coffee. 
Along the way you will see the rich soils of the region being cultivated for coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, and other crops before our return to Pakse late afternoon. Overnight in Pakse.
D11: Pakse – out (B)
After breakfast you will be transferred to Pakse Airport for your flight to your home country.

Group: 2 - 7 adults
Period: Now - Mar 2020
Guide: Italian Speaking
Net price of per pax in US Dollar (valid till Mar 2020)
2-3 pax
4-5 pax
6-7 pax
Valid in May to Sep 2019
2585 USD/pax
1655 USD/pax
1420 USD/pax
Valid in Oct 2019 to Mar 2020
2675 USD/pax
1745 USD/pax
1510 USD/pax
4-Star Hotel
Luang Prabang
Villa Santi Hotel
Vip room (building 1)
Vang Vieng
Best Western
Khong Islands

Included in above prices:
  • Private transportation in private air-conditioned & Boat trip
  • Accommodation as above in double/twin/triple sharing
  • Italian Speaking guide
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • Meals: B = daily breakfast at hotel, L = lunch, D = dinner.
  • Gov’t tax and service charge
  • 2 bottles of drinking water per day during the tour
  • 2 cold towels per day during the tour
Exclusive of above prices:
  • Visas and Immigration fees on arrival
  • Domestic air ticket
  • Int’l air tickets to/from Laos
  • Travel and/or Medical Insurance
  • Dinner unless stated in the itinerary
  • Christmas and New Year compulsory dinner supplement
  • Single suppl. room accommodation (quoted separately)
  • Child or adult in triple share accommodation
  • Foreign language guides other than Italian
  • Peak Season or Special Events Surcharges
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
Cancellation policy:
  • No Show              = 100 % charge
  • 1-7days               = 50 % of the tour price
  • 8-14days             = 30 % of the tour price
  • 15-30 days           = 10 % of the tour price
  • 31 days up           = no charge
Additional Remarks:      
  • Itinerary is subject to change depending on flight availability, road and/or weather conditions and room availability.
  • Group of 10 persons and above will use separate vehicle in Luang Prabang due to UNESCO restrictions on large coaches entering downtown Luang Prabang.
  • Hotels listed above may not meet international star rating standards, especially in the remote areas where accommodation options are limited.
  • Room rates quoted above do not include compulsory fees for special events, peak season such as Christmas and New Year or Gala Dinners etc.
  • Prices are subject to change at any time as a result of VAT, Fuel Excise or other tax increases and USD currency fluctuations.

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Mrs. Roberta Tione from Italy
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 Hallo Mario
We had a nice flight back home, and now we are redatto to get back to work. Which is the hardest part or been back home :( 
The journey through Vietnam was marvellous and did enjoyed very much! We do appreciate your and all the staff in Vietnamtravelart professional!
Thank you for our discovery of your beautiful country! 
Warmest Regards,
Mrs. Roberta Tione from Italy
Mario Nguyen
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