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Tour Interview: 

When you have decided to join our tour to Laos, you don’t have to worry everything else, we expect to provide you the best not only service but we guide you to see real life Laos and get you know Lao history and culture as well. At our service we believe that we must stay at the forefront of responsible tourism, not only for the company, but also for the local communities and environments that we visit. Tourism can be a real help to local communities providing income, positive cultural exchanges and an incentive to protect the natural environment. As a traveler, you can also play a role in this. Included in the information we provide here is advice on how to be a responsible traveler and you are welcome to talk to our guide about any specific queries you may have. Furthermore, it is important to us that we receive feedback from you. This will help us not only to find out your thoughts on our guiding, but also to maintain and improve our high standards. So please complete the quality control questionnaire after your trip and return it to us.


ITINERARY:

Day 1: Thailand – Champasak (Laos)

Arrival Bangkok, connecting flight to Ubon Ratchathani , transfer from the airport to the border at Chong Meck. Cross the border into Laos by land, after immigration formalities we drive to Champasak, visit Pre-Angkor temple Watphou. It is the most important site in Laos because it constitutes the origins of the Khmer civilization long before the appearance of Angkor. The ruins date back to the 9th and 12th centuries, the Khmers made it their main religious centre which originally was Hindu based and representation of Siva, amongst other can still be seen today, later in the 16th century it became a Buddhist site. Stay overnight in Champasak.

Meals: (L, D).
Accommodation: Hotel.

 

classic1 Day 2: Champasak – Muangkhong (four thousand islands)

After breakfast we head southwest along the Cambodian border, in the dry season thousand of small islands rise from the river giving the area the name Siphandone (4000 islands), visit Khonphapheng the biggest water fall in southeast Asia, another island is Donkhone where the French built a 14 km long railway to by pass the rapids. We stay overnight at the hotel on Khong island the biggest island.


Meals:
 (B, L).
Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 3: Muangkhong – Tadfane (Bolaven plateau) 

After breakfast we cross to the mainland and drive to Kiet Ngong village for Elephant riding, then drive to Bolaven plateau and Tad fane waterfall where we stay overnight at Tad fane resort, after check in at the hotel, option sort walk around coffee plantations, known as the best coffee plantation region in Laos and most of the product are exported to many countries.

Meals: (B, L).
Accommodation: Tad Fan Resort.

Day 4: Tadfan – Vientiane
After breakfast we drive to the airport in Pakse for early flight to Vientiane. After check in the hotel in Vientiane, visit emerald Buddha temple, Thatluang stupa and shopping at morning market.

Meals: (B).
Accommodation: Sengtawan Hotel. Tel: (856) 21 219362. www.sengtawan.com

 

Untitled-2Day 5 Vientiane – Vang Vieng
Drive to Vangvieng stay overnight at the hotel by the river.

Meals: (B, L).
Accommodation: Elephant crossing hotel.www.theelephantcrossinghotel.com

 

 

Day 6: Vang Vieng
In the morning cycle outside the town to see caves, villages along with the beautiful scenery. In the afternoon kayaking on Namsong river.

Meals: (B).
Accommodation: Elephant crossing hotel. (856) 23 511232.www.theelephantcrossinghotel.com

Day 7: Vangvieng – Phonesavanh
After breakfast we drive to Phonsavanh. Stay overnight at hotel.

Meals: (B, L).
Accommodation: Hotel.

 

Untitled-2 Day 8: Phonesavanh
Phonsavanh used to be the battled field between Lao communist government and anti-communist government in 1964 – 1973.

After breakfast we drive out of town for 8 km to see the plain of jars. The history of the stone jars remain a mystery today, there are more than 60 sites, scattered in different group all across the plateau. Only three groups have been surveyed and assigned registration. The other groups have not yet been surveyed because the locations are covered with thick bushes and contaminated by many remaining UXOs (Unexploded ordinances) leftover from the Indo-China war. The highest jar is more than 3 metes. There are several difference theories as to the purpose of the jars, which are estimated to be 2500 – 3000 years old. According to local legend, King Khoun Chuang had them constructed in order to store wine for the big celebration of his victory in the 6th century. Lunch in the local restaurant. Stay overnight at hotel.

Meals: (B, L).
Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 9: Phonesavanh – LuangPrabang
After breakfast we drive to LuangPrabang. Stay overnight at hotel.

Meals: (B, L).
Accommodation: SalaPrabang Hotel

Day 10:  LuangPrabang
After breakfast, discover Luangprabang, it is the oldest city in Laos, before the 16th century was the capital city of the land of million elephants (Laos). The town is a beautifully preserved and in 1995 it was added to UNESCO`s World heritage list. Most of the best temples of Lao/ French architecture are along Phothisalat road, which is where you will find the royal palace museum. You should also see Xiengthong temple, King Setthathirat built it in 1559 before moving the capital city of the land of million elephants from LuangPrabang to Vientiane.  Before1975 it considered to be the royal temple. In the afternoon visit the weaving village just 4 km out of Luangprabang to see local hand weaving product and handicraft papers.

Meals: (B).
Accommodation: SalaPrabang Hotel.

Day 11: LuangPrabang
After breakfast we drive to Kwangsy water fall picnic lunch after swimming. Stay over night in Luangprabang.

Late afternoon walk up to the top of Phousy mount (328 steps). The marvelous mountain locates in the center of the town; the holy stupa on top was built by Luangprabang king in 1804, the view from the top is superb, especially in the evening when the sunset colors the Mekong River in red before disappearing behind the mountains. From the top you will get a perfect 360° panoramic view of the whole city and very beautiful sunset. (B, L)

Meals: (B, L).
Accommodation: SalaPrabang Hotel.

Day 12 LuangPrabang – Pakbeng
After breakfast we get on the boat up north on the Mekong River. Stay overnight at hotel in Pakbeng.

Meals: (B, L, D).
Accommodation: Pakbeng River lodge.

Day 13: Pakbeng – Huayxai
After breakfast we get on the same boat to Huaysai. Stay overnight in Huayxai.

Meals: (B, L,).
Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 14: Departure
After breakfast we cross the border to Chiengkhong Thailand, transfer to Chiangrai airport for flight to Bangkok.

Meal:(B)
 
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Tour price includes:

  • English speaking guide throughout
  • All transports as mention in the itinerary (boat, air con minibus)
  • flights Pakse to Vientiane (day 4)
  • Meals as mention in the itinerary
  • Three stars hotel base on share double / twin standard room
  • Entrances fees
  • Transfer from Ubon airport to the border (day 1)
  • Transfer from the border to the airport at Chiangrai (day 14)

Tour price not includes:

  • International (Flight to Bangkok, connecting flight to Ubon Ratchathani  day 1. And flight to Bangkok day 14).
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Airport tax
  • Visa cost.
  • The other personal expenses not mention in the itinerary.

 

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