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Mysteries of Laos 5 Days

Visit: Vientiane - Xieng Khouang - Plain of Jars - Luang Prabang

After years of war, peace and tranquility have come to Laos and this small landlocked nation is slowly opening its doors and offering the intrepid traveller a warm welcome. With 5 days in Laos, this interesting tour enables you to discover the mysterious Plain of Jars, as well as taking in the fascinating cities of Luang Prabang and Vientiane.

Day 1: Vientiane arrival

On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Vientiane.
Time permitting: Your half day city tour enables us to see the major temples of Vientiane including the oldest, Wat Sisaket, a temple of thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. We also visit Laos national icon, That Luang Stupa, and we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.
 

Day 2: Xieng Khoang - Plain of Jars (B)

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Xiengkhuang. Upon arrival, we transfer out to visit Site 1 of the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau. You will then be transferred to your hotel for the night.
Overnight in Xieng Khoang.
 

Day 3: Xiengkhuang - Luang Prabang (B)

Early morning, we visit the Central Market of Phonsavanh to watch the different hilltribe people barter and exchange merchandises. We then head out towards Luang Prabang. Enroute we stop off to see the Buddha images at Thampra, a site more than 200 years old, and various Hmong and hilltribe minority villages along the way. After numerous photo stops, we continue driving, enjoying the splendid natural scenery of the mountains, the forest and landscape. The journey will take us over mountainous regions until we approach Luang Prabang.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
 

Day 4: Pak Ou Caves - half day city tour (B)

Today, we embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious 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, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. On return, we disembark the boat to visit traditional villages, and continue taking a short drive to Ban Phanom, a village famous for its hand weaving.

In the afternoon your half day city tour begins with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. We then head to the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We also have time to visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
 

Day 5: Luang Prabang departure (B)

Depending on your flight, you may have time at leisure before you will be transferred to the airport in time for your departing flight. End of services.
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Tour Includes:

  • Local English speaking guides
  • All accommodation on twin sharing room with breakfasts
  • All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees and permits during guided time

Tour Excludes:

  • International/domestic airfares and taxes
  • Foods and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visas and visa fees
  • Entrance fees and permits during free time
  • Personal expenses such as: Telephone, laundry, and bar bills
  • Tips and gratuities

See Also

Vientiane Stopover Tour (3 Days/2 Nights )
Luang Prabang 5 Days/4 Nights
Emotion of Laos 9 Days/8 Nights
Laos Soft Adventure Tour 6 Days/5 Nights
Romantic Mekong River 4 Days / 3 Nights
World Heritage Luang Prabang 3 Days / 2 Nights
Explorer Laos 7 Days
Ancient Luang Prabang 3 Days
Luang Prabang Homestay & Cruise 3 Days / 2 Nights
Surrounding Vientiane 2 Days 1 Night
Laos at Glance 8 Days/7 Nights
Listen to Bird Calls 3 Days 2 Nights
North Laos Discovery Tour 9 Days/8 Nights
Impressions of Luang Prabang 4 Days
Heritage Road of Laos 8 Days

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