DIVERSITY OF LAOS 10 DAYS/9 NIGHTS (DTA/DOL)

DAY 1 – Arrive Luang Prabang

On arrival in Luang Prabang from Bangkok, welcome by our guide and transfer to hotel. Depends on your arrival, we will have a short visits of Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

DAY 2 – Luang Prabang city tour

Breakfast is in hotel.

Today’s main attractions: visit beautiful Wat Xieng Thong showing its best face in the morning sun, the former Royal Palace, now the National Museum and Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-reliefs, the exploration of town with stops at Wat That, Wat Visun and Wat Aham. Cross the Mekong for a walk on the opposite riverside and a climb to Wat Chompet for a different view of the city for sunset.

Overnight in Luang Prabang. (Breakfast)

DAY 3 –Excursion to Kuang Si Waterfall

For those who don’t mind get up early in the morning, take a very special (optional) dawn visit before breakfast to witness the long lines of orange-robed monks leaving their pagodas to receive offerings of food from Luang Prabang residents. Back to the hotel for breakfast.

Enjoy a visit to Kuang Si Waterfall, south west of Luang Prabang with stops en-route to visit some ethnic minority villages. It is possible to walk to the top of the falls via a steep track and if the weather is good swim in the clear water at the foot of the falls. Return to Luang Prabang. Rest of the afternoon free at leisure.

Overnight in Luang Prabang. (Breakfast)

DAY 4  – Luang Prabang-Pak Ou-Kamu Lodge

This morning embark for a boat trip on the Mekong River to visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. In Pak Ou, thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues are crammed into the two caves carved out of a towering limestone cliff. They range in size from a few centimetres to the size of a human. Continue upriver for 1 hour to reach the Kamu Lodge. In a unique setting and for those who want, can experience the original activities like rice planting, gold panning and fishing in the Mekong, this eco-oriented lodge will make you live a very different Lao experience.

Overnight at the Kamu Lodge. (Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5 – Kamu Lodge-Luang Prabang-Vientiane

After some time to relax at the lodge, head back to Luang Prabang by boat.

Today’s main attractions: visit a weaving village where traditional Lao textiles are woven and where Sa paper is made. Wat Pa Phon Pao, a forest retreat before transferring to the airport for the evening flight back to Vientiane. Arrive in Vientiane, welcome by our guide and transfer to your hotel on arrival.

Overnight in Vientiane. (Breakfast)

DAY 6 – Vientiane city tour

Breakfast is in hotel before proceeding for a full day dedicated to the visit of capital city, Vientiane with the following attractions: Wat Sisaket and its thousands of miniature Buddha statues, Wat Prakeo, Wat Simuang, the That Luang Monument, Vientiane’s own Arc de Triomphe, the Patouxai Monument and the Talat Sao or Morning market. For individual travelers (max 5 pax) a foot reflexology massage is included at the end of the afternoon.

Overnight in Vientiane. (Breakfast)

DAY 7 – Vientiane-Pakse

After an early breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Pakse. On arrival, short visit of Pakse town followed by a drive to the Tad Lo Falls. After lunch continue to Tad Fane Falls and visit tea and coffee plantations of the Bolaven Plateau. Return to Pakse in the afternoon.

Overnight at your hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Note: The current flight VTE/Pakse/VTE is on WED, FRI & SUN. The itinerary might be changed to match the flight schedule at the time the booking is made.

DAY 8 – Pakse-Wat Phu-Elephants-Khong Island

After breakfast, transfer by boat or road to Champassak. From here continue to Wat Phou, a pre-angkorian Khmer temple and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Return to Champasak for lunch, and see former royal mansions and samples of French colonial architecture. After lunch continue to Ban Kiet Ngong, a small lao village where you will go for a 90min elephant ride through the forest (2 persons per elephant) and up to Mount Assa. Continue by road to Khong Island, the biggest island in southern .

Overnight in Khong. (Breakfast, Lunch)

DAY 9 – Khong Island-Khone Island-Pakse

Breakfast is in hotel.

Today’s main attractions are a local boat to the peaceful islands of Done Det and Done Khone, sites of the only railway ever built in Laos at the end of the 19th century, a stroll through the palm-fringed villages and lunch. Then, continue to the southernmost part of and the imposing Khone Papheng waterfalls, near the Cambodian border. In the afternoon return to Pakse and stop at the exotic evening market.

Overnight in Pakse. (Breakfast, Lunch)

DAY 10 – Depart Pakse

After breakfast transfer either to the Thai border or to the airport for your onward flight. There is direct flight between Pakse and Siem Reap in . (Breakfast)