ST OL 06 : VIENTIANE
( 7 days/ 6 nights ) starting from
VIENTIANE – LUANG PRABANG – LUANG NAMTHA MUONG SING – OUDOMXAY - LUANG PRABANG
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 1. VIENTIANE ARRIVAL
Up on arrival at Wattaya international airport, meet your guide and transfer to hotel for checking in. In the afternoon, Vientiane city tour. Visit that Luang (The great stupa), Patuxai (Victory gate - Arc de Triomphe de Vientiane), Wat Sisaket, Ho Pharkeo (National Museum), Wat Simuong, Wat Ongteu... Sunset on the Mekong river bank. Overnight in Vientiane.
DAY 2. VIENTIANE - LUANG PRABANG
Breakfast at hotel. Shop at Talad Xao (morning market). Transfer to airport for flight to LPB. Transfer to hotel for check in. In the afternoon, Luang Prabang city tour including: Wat Visoun, Thaat Makmo, Wat Sene. Climb up Phousi hill to see sunset on Mekong river. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
DAY 3. LUANG PRABANG
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to local boat Pier for boat cruise along the Mekong river to visit Pak Ou caves. Along the way, visit Ban Sang Hai where they make traditional sticky rice liquor. Back to LBP at noon. In the afternoon, excursion by car to Kuang Sy falls, visit villages en route. Return to town, visit Ban Phanom village, hill tribe H'mong village on the way back town. Sunset at Wat Siphaphoutthabat. O/N in LBP.
DAY 4. LUANG PRABANG - LUANG NAMTHA
Breakfast at hotel. Visit local market, Wat Xieng Thong - the most impressive temple in LPB and the national museum of LPB (former Royal Palace). Travel by car to Luang Namtha (7hrs drive). Visit, en route, tribal villages such as H'mong, Yao, Akha, Lanten, Tai Lu, Tai Dam... Overnight in Luang Namtha.
Breakfast at hotel. Travel by car to Muong Sing (80km - 2 hrs). Stop-over to visit tribal villages such as: Akha, Lanten, Tai Lu, Tai Dam... Overnight in Muong Sing.
DAY 6. MUONG SING - OUDOMXAY
Breakfast at hotel. Visit local market where many Minorities people come to sell and buy goods with their traditional dress. Visit some tribal villages such as: Yao, Tai Lu, Tai Dam... Back to Oudomxay (4 hrs drive). O/N in Oudomxay.
DAY 7. OUDOMXAY - LUANG PRABANG DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel. Early travel by car to LPB (3 hrs). Transfer to airport for departure flight.
Rate in USD per person - Valid 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 First Class Superior Standard VIENTIANE Lao Plaza Novotel Royal DMD B&P / Day Inn LPQ The Grand Villa Santi Resort Phousi Sanakeo LUANG NAMTHA Boat Landing Boat Landing Boat Landing Boat Landing MUONG SING Jiang Tung Jiang Tung Jiang Tung Jiang Tung OUDOMXAY Singthong Singthong Singthong Singthong
- All Transfers by private car or bus as mentioned in tour program.
- English/French speaking local guide.
- All entrance fees for sightseeing and visit for whole trip.
- Boat trip on mekong river.
- Air Ticket : Vientiane - LuangPrabang.
- Accommodation at hotels specified.
- Breakfast at hotel.
- 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