OL 01 : LAOS
( 9 days/ 8 nights ) Vientiena
-Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang
in brief the people's democratic Republic of Lao is located
in the center of in the center of Indochina, sharing borders
with China to north west, Thailand to west, Cambodia to the
south, and Vietnam to the east.
Laos has a population of a bout 5,5 millions inhabitants and
make up of 48 different ethnic groups with an are of 236,800
square kilometres. Around 70 % of its terrain is mountainous
reaching a maximum elevation of 2,820 m in Xieng Khouang province.
The landscapes of northern Laos and regions adjacent to Vietnam
in particular are dominated by hills. The Mekong river is
the main geographical feature in the west and in fact, from
a natural border with Thailand and some areas. The Mekong
flows through nearly 1,900 km of Laos. In the south the Mekong
reaches a breadth of 14 km, creating an area with thousands
of land. The capital Vientiane and all other major cities
and towns are located of the bank of the Mekong river, while
virtually every village depends on the vital bon between the
land and water. The first kingdom of laos is Lane Xang kingdom
(the Land of Million Elephants.)
01 : Bangkok or Hanoi - Vientiane
arrival at Vientiane airport, meet Laotian tour guide and transfer
to hotel in town for check in and lunch at hotel ( If time permit.
) . Afternoon, visit Vat Sisaket where was built from the 16trh century
and more than ten thousand Buddha statues can be seen in the niches,
Hophrakeo where was enshrined Emerald Buddha from the early time of
Kingdom until 18th century, Patouxai known as the unknown soldier
monument and That Luang Stupa where is the most important tourist
attraction of Vientiane from the 16th century. Dinner at overnight
at hotel specified in town.
02 :Full day sightseeing and visit Vientiane.
visit morning market the central shopping of Vientiane and Ban Nong
Bouathong the most famous of weaving village, Vat Ong Tu and Vat Inpeng.
Lunch at hotel or at a local restaurant can be organized. Afternoon,
excursion by car to visit the Buddha Park of
Xiengkhouane. Enroute, stop over to visit the Friendship bridge over
Mekong river between Laos - Thailand, the cultural ethnic Park near
by the friendship bridge and return to the city for watching sunset
on the bank of Mekong river. Dinner and overnight at hotel specified
03 :Vientiane - Vang Vieng 156KMS.
at hotel, excursion by car to Vang Vieng on Road No. 10 and stop over
to visit traditional salt attraction at Ban Keune, sticky rice wine
distillation at Ban Pak Khayoung. Lunch at a local restaurant near
Nam Ngum lake. After lunch, continue on driving to Vang Vang Vieng.
Enroute, stop over to visit Ban Thaheua where local fishermen batering
andexchanging merchandises. Arrive Vang Vieng before sunset and transfer
directly to hotel for check in. Dinner and overnight at hotel specified
04 :Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang 244KMS.
at hotel, visit Tham Chang where can see the view of Vang Vieng as
well as its beautiful landscape. Then excursion by car to Luang Prabang.
Enroute, enjoy seeing its beautiful landscape and photograph stops
can be done. Lunch at a local restaurant in Mouang Phoukhoune. After
lunch, continue on excursion to Luang Prabang and stop over to visit
minority villages of H'Mong at Ban Phoudam, Khmou village at Ban Kiou
Taloune, and Ban Kiou Ya. Arrive Luang Prabang before sunset and transfer
directly to hotel in town for check in. Dinner and overnight at hotel
05 :Luang Prabang full day tour and sightseeing.
at hotel, visit Vat Visoune where only one special Lao Lu architecture
of Shim as well as Water Melon stupa can be seen, Vat Aham where is
enshrined Pou Yeu / Ya Yeu puppets of Lao ancestors, Phousi hill for
overlooking the view of the city and Vat Mai
Souvannaphoummarame where was residence of Lao patriarch before 1975.
Lunch at a local restaurant in town. Afternoon, visit Vat Sene, Vat
Xieng Thong the most beautiful temple of Luang Prabang where was built
from the 16th century and watch sunset at Vat Phabath Tai. Dinner
at hotel or at a local restaurant can be organized and overnight at
hotel specified in town.
06 :Luang Prabang full day excursion to Pak Ou caves.
at hotel, transfer to local pier of Luang Prabang to embark traditional
boat to the sacred Buddha caves of Pak Ou. Enroute, stop over to visit
Ban Xang Hai where sticky rice wine distillation can be seen. Lunch
at a local restaurant at Ban Pak Ou. After lunch, visit the sacred
Buddha caves of Tham Ting and Thamphoum where housing a hundred of
Buddha statues. Return to Luang Prabang to continue on visiting Ban
Xangkhong the weaving village of Luang Prabang style. Dinner and overnight
at hotel specified in town.
07 : Kouangsi Water Fall 30KMS
day excursion to visit the most famous Kouangsi Water Fall 30KMS.
Breakfast at hotel, excursion by car to Kouangsi Water Fall. On the
way, stop over to visit the minority villages of H'Mong at Ban Na
Ouane, Lao Loum village at Ban Xome or Ban Ou, and Khmou village at
Ban Tha Pene near by the water fall. Picnic lunch near the water fall
or at a local restaurant near by. Afternoon, return to Luang Prabang
for dinner and overnight at hotel specified in town.
08 : Luang Prabang
Prabang inspection and visit.
Breakfast at hotel, visit National Museum the former Royal King's
Palace, central market of Luang Prabang. Lunch at hotel and free at
leisure in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at hotel specified
09 :Luang Prabang - Bangkok or Hanoi
Breakfast at hotel, free or shopping can be organized by own arrangement.
Afternoon, transfer to the airport for check in and departure to Bangkok
by Bangkok Airway.