ST OL 10 HERITAGE ROAD OF LAOS ( 8 days / 7 nights )
8 days full explore of Heritage City in Laos with Luang Prabang and Wat Phou in Pakse down to the south of Laos.
Laos 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.)
DAY 01: VIENTIANE
Arrive in Vientiane. Meet your guide at the airport, transfer to hotel for check in. In the afternoon, city tour. Visit That Luang Stupa, Pratuxai, Ho Prakeo, Wat Sisaket. Watch the sunset on the banks of Mekong River. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02: VIENTIANE – LUANGPRABANG
Transfer to airport for flight to Luang Prabang. Transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, city tour. Visit the National Museum in the former Royal Palace. Climb Phousi Hill, visit Wat Visoun, Wat Mai… Overnight in Luang Prabang.
DAY 03: LUANG PRABANG
Visit Wat Xieng Thong. Exursion to Pak Ou with boat trip on the Mekong River to visit rice-wine distillation site at Ban Sang Hai on the way. Upon arrival visit to holy Tham Ting Caves with thousand of Buddha statues. Afternoon travel by road to see Kouang Sy waterfalls. Continue to visit and shop Tai Lu textiles at Ban Pha Nom, visit mulberry paper`s making at Ban Xang Khong. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
DAY 04: LUANG PRABANG - VIENTIANE
Transfer to airport for flight back to Vientiane. Free at leisure. Night in Vientiane.
DAY 05: VIENTIANE PAKSE
Transfer to airport for flight to Pakse. Travel by vehicle to view Khone Phapheng waterfalls ( the biggest waterfalls in SE Asia on Mekong River) . Boat to Done Khone. See Li Pi waterfalls and local boat cruise to see the fresh water dolphins. Overnight in Done Khone.
DAY 0 6: PAKSE
Local boat to the main land. Travel by road to see Wat Phou ( ruins of pre-angkor temples ). Continue the road to Bolaven Plateau to see Tad Fane ( 38km from Pakse ) and coffee plantation. Overnight in Pakse.
DAY 07: PAKSE VIENTIANE
Transfer to airport for flight back to Vientian. Rest of the day free at leisure.
DAY 08: VIENTIANE DEPARTURE
Transfer to airport for departure flight. End of services.
Rate in USD per person - Validity Until 30 April 2011 Currency Converter ----- Number Of Person ----- Class 1 per. 2 pers. 3-6pers. 7-10pers. 11-14pers. 16pers.+ Single Sup 2 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars
Accommodation applying in this trip ( click to see ):
Cities Deluxe A Deluxe B First class Superior Standard Vientiane Settha Palace Lao Plaza Novotel Dokmaideng B&P / Inter Luang Prabang Pansea Phouvao Xieng Keo Villa Santi/ Le Calao Inn Sala Prabang/Phousi
Pakse Champa Residence Champa Residence Champa Residence Hotel Pakse Hotel Pakse
- All Transfers and tours with English speaking local guide.
- All entrance fees for sightseeing and visit for whole trip.
- Accommodation at hotels specified with full board.
- Guide's fee and expenses for whole trip.
- Breakfast at hotel- AirTicket : Vientiane - LuangPrabang.
- International air tickets to Vientiane.
- Lunches and dinners.
- Laotian visa fee of USD 20.00 net per person ( stamped in Bangkok).
- Laotiane visa upon arrival at USD 30- net per person.
- Expenditure of a personal nature, such as ; personal insurance, drinks, souvenirs and laundry, etc.
- Departure airport tax in Vientiane = USD10.00 net per person.
Where Trip starts and ends in Hanoi; When All year round. Grade Moderate to Strenous. Accommodation Simple guest-houses (Standard),
Tourist-class hotels (Superior);
Transport Private car or bus, boat, public ferry.. Meals As indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner);
Vietnam Open Tour