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Classic Luang Prabang and Southern Laos

Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfalls – Pak Ou Caves – Pakse – Wat Phou – Champasak – 4000 islands – Done Khone – Pakse
From: $605
  • Rope jumping in Kuang Si waterfall
  • Pak Ou Cave, there are many small Buddha statue inside
  • Wat Phou - World Heritage of Southern Laos
  • Local people at Wat Phou - Champasak
  • 4000 Islands

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Overview
Tour Code: LACL06
Step back in time in the age-old charms of Luang Prabang then fly south to Southern Laos. Truly off the beaten track, this region offers something different from others with incredibly natural landmarks blended with cultural heritages. Lied on the banks of the Mekong River, Pakse town is the perfect base to explore the surroundings. From the ancient Khmer ruins of Wat Phou temple –UNESCO Heritage Site to time out in the 4,000 islands, from marvelous waterfalls to the French architecture in Champasak. A leisurely elephant ride through rural villages will mark the end of your amazing trip in Laos.
Itinerary Day by Day


Upon arrival at the airport, meet our guide and transfer to your hotel for check in. Located in north central of Laos, Luang Prabang is former capital and UNESCO World heritage site of Laos. The small city boasts French colonial architectures, numerous Buddhist temples and natural landscapes along the banks of Nam Khan River. 

The rest of the day is your own free time at leisure. 

Accommodation: My Dream Boutique Resort or similar in Luang Prabang



Get up at the crack of dawn to participate in one of the most sacred Lao tradition, the Alms Giving Ceremony. See silent lines of Buddhist monks in orange robes walking down the streets to collect alms from faithful residents.

After breakfast, we visit Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground which represents classical Laotian architecture. Then move on to some local villages of Lao ethnic minority including Ban Ouay, a Hmong village, Ban Ou a Laoloum village and Ban Thapene, a Khmu village which are known for traditional handicrafts before drive to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. 

On the way back, visit the nearby Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park, one of the must-visit spots newly opened on January 2014. Back to Luang Prabang, ascend the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a stunning sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: My Dream Boutique Resort or similar in Luang Prabang



After breakfast, we board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which gives us a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, stop at the village of Ban Xanghai where people make the local rice wine. On the way back, we pass the local village at Ban Chan famous for making pottery, then continue to see the royal temple at Wat Longkhoun and Ban Phanom, a village well known for its hand weaving.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: My Dream Boutique Resort or similar in Luang Prabang



 
In the morning, free to stroll around this charming town before taking the short flight to Pakse, the biggest city in the Southern Laos. (QV513 LPQ PKZ 10:40 - 12:20 - MON, WED, FRI, SAT)

On arrival, transfer by car south to Champasak, former capital of kingdom Champask renowned for natural landscapes and cultural heritages. Then visit the fascinating pre-Angkorian ruins of Wat Phu, one of Southeast Asia's most dramatically situated temples. Continue to explore these intriguing Khmer ruins, which are perched at the base of Mount Phu Kao. The rest of the day is your free time in the province of Champasak. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Inthira Champasak or similar in Champasak



In the morning, we will drive further south to Ban Nakasang where we will aboard a long-tail boat to visit 4000-island area. We explore the local peaceful villages of Ban Khone, where you can find an array of relics from the French colonial era and retrace the old colonial past, including old French colonial buildings and the remnants of the first Lao railway with its locomotive. We continue to discover the 4000 islands area by tuktuk and visit the marvelous Liphi waterfall, also called the "Corridor of the Devil" one of the most beautiful waterfalls marking Lao border with Cambodia. If we are lucky, we may even see the rare freshwater Irrawaddy Mekong dolphin at Ban Hang Khone.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sala Done Khone Hotel or similar in Done Khone Island



In the morning, we return to Ban Nakasang and drive to famous waterfalls of Khone Phapheng, the largest waterfall in South East Asia, dubbed as Niagara of the east. Afterwards, we stop in the village of Ban Khiet Ngong for elephant back ride (1:30) to mount Phou Asa, surmounted by the ancient citadel. Beyond we will have a panoramic view over the unspoilt area of Dong Houasao and the Mekong valley. Finally, we reach Pakse late afternoon. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Residence Sisouk or similar in Pakse



In the morning, if time permits you can take a short visit to Ban Saphai on Done Kho Island (15Km to the north of Pakse), which is famous for its unique traditional living style of local villagers. We then transfer to the airport for the departure flight.
Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip
What's included
  • Transportation with air-condition in private
  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room
  • Boat trip as stated in above sights
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • Meals as per program
  • Gov’t tax and service charge
  • Luggage handling and drinking water
What's excluded
  • Visa stamping fee on arrival
  • All air tickets quoted separately
  • Travel Insurance in all kinds
  • Single room (quoted separately)
  • Other foreign language guide
  • Peak tourist season or special event rates
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
Our Recommended Add-on Programs & Trips
 Full Day Pakse - Tad Fane - Pakse (PKZ-03) (08:00 AM - 04:30 PM)
Group
2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax
Price 228 165 134

Morning, drive by road forward to the Boloven Plateau where you can enjoy cool temperature due to its high location above the Mekong Valley. You’ll visit Tad Fan one of the most famous and beautiful waterfalls here. Tad Fan waterfall is spectacular with twin waterfalls and plummeting into a deep gorge surrounded by flourishing vegetation. Lunch is served here.
Afternoon, continue to enjoy a refreshing break and from the heat and observe the cultivation of rich coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, and other crops before coming back to Pakse when tour finishes

Included: Private air-conditioned vehicle/ English-speaking guide/Entrance fees/ Lunch/ mineral water
Excluded: Meals, Personal expenses, other services not specified in the itinerary

⇨  This optional tour can be done after the arrival from Vientiane by the morning flight.

 Full Day City Tour in Vientiane By Bike (VTE-04) (08:00 AM - 04:30 PM)
Group
2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax
Price 56 48 38

Today you will explore Vientiane by bicycle to some famous temples such as Vat Ho Prakeo that was used to be the house of the Emerald Buddha and then we cross the street to reach Wat Sisaket where you find more than ten thousand of Buddha images displayed here. Next, you continue our ride to Pratuxai (Arc the Triumph of France), stop to climb up to the top to get a great view of the city. You’ll also visit Golden Stupa, it is well known as That Luang Stupa, it’s considered to contain a relic of Lord Buddha. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon, transfer by car to Buddha Park about 25kms south of Vientiane, on the way short to visit Lao – Thai Friendship Bridge. Explore the Buddha Park and the guide will tell you the story about the men who left his home when he was young to build up this Buddha Park. Return to your hotel in Vientiane late afternoon

Included: Private air-conditioned vehicle/ English-speaking guide/Entrance fees/ Lunch/ mineral water
Excluded: Meals, Personal expenses, other services not specified in the itinerary

Hotels Used in This Tour
My Dream Boutique ResortLuang Prabang: My Dream Boutique Resort or similar

AddressBan Meung Nga Village, Meung Nga Street, Luang Prabang, Laos

Description: Surrounded by a peaceful garden which also captures the stunning views of the Nam Khan River, My Dream Boutique Resort is an oasis of tranquility just minutes from Luang Prabang's bustling town center. Furnished using natural woods and woven Lao fabrics blending seamlessly into lush surroundings, the property is a must-try. Experience the warm sunshine streaming through floor-to-ceiling glass doors which open out to private balconies, creating a perfect end to any day. My Dream Boutique Resort allows you to enjoy a full buffet breakfast in an open-air pavilion, free bicycles, free shuttle service, and many other amenities.


Inthira ChampasakChampasakInthira Champasak or similar

Address: Ban Vat Amard, Ancient City, Champasak, Laos 

Description: Having the name derived from the old royal city, this property is located in Southern Laos along “right side” of the scenic Mekong River. Close to the Ancient Temple, Wat Pho, the hotel is known to be the stylish hotel in the area. Each of the rooms is equipped with the essential mod cons with some rooms feature outdoor showers, private balcony and bathtubs The Open Terrace and Balcony Restaurant provides fresh and quality meals from around the globe and the bar serves unique cocktails and snacks. Here, guests have the perfect opportunity to explore white water Mountain Rivers for kayaking, rafting or boat cruises. Inthira Champasak assures you a memorable stay.



Sala Done Khone HotelDone KhoneSala Done Khone Hotel or similar

Address: Ban Khone Tai, Don Knone Island, Khong District, Don Khone, Muang Khong, Laos 

Description: Conveniently located in Muang Khong, Sala Done Khone Hotel is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. Set 7.00 Km from the excitement of the city, this 2-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Sala Done Khone Hotel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. Top features of the hotel include tours, room service, car park, bar, restaurant.

Guests can choose from 25 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include outdoor pool, water sports (non-motorized), garden are designed for escape and relaxation. Whatever your purpose of visit, Sala Done Khone Hotel is an excellent choice for your stay in Muang Khong.





Pakse Sisouk ResidencePakseSisouk Residence or similar

Address: Ban Lakmuang, Xe Don River Front, Pakse, Laos

Description: Nestled in the heart of Xe Don River Front, Residence Sisouk is an ideal spot from which to discover Pakse. Situated only 1.0 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Pakse hotel. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include refrigerator, satellite/cable TV, shower, complimentary bottled water, hair dryer, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include massage, spa are designed for escape and relaxation. Residence Sisouk is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Pakse.
Service Details During the Trip
IMPORTANT NOTE:
-  All prices are quoted in USD/ per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy
-  Supplement for standard menu meals: US$ 12 for lunch & US$ 15 for dinner 
-  Private services & daily departure
-  Surcharge for Compulsory dinner for Christmas and New Year Eve
 

In every tour we handle, we always try our best to create the best travel experience for you in Indochina region. We take care every little details so that there is no problem on your dream vacation.  


tour guide servicePrivate Local Tour Guide
To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.

We also can arrange facilities for the disabled (upon on request)




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Don’t worry about meals, we select both restaurants and menus for you.

We will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customers. Menu is also carefully selected by us with attentions to details to ensure you try different flavor food every meal. We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. If you do not like it, please tell us. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of our local tour guide, he/she will be very helpful.


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