Treasure Of Laos - 9 Days

Treasure Of Laos - 9 Days

Day 1 : Vientiane Arrival

Upon arrival in Vientiane Airport, met & greeted by 99destinations Travel Tour Guide and transfer to the hotel (Time of checking in is at 14h00). Take a city tour including: That Luang Stupa, a gleaming golden stupa - the national monument. Continue with Wat Phra Keo, the former royal temple; Wat SiSaket, famous for its cloister wall housing thousands of tiny Buddha images and rows with hundreds of seated Buddhas. Before returning to the hotel, pay a visit to Patuxay, a war monument dedicated to those who fought for the independence from France. Overnight in Vientiane.
Meals: Indian Lunch, Indian Dinner
Distance:
Vientiane International Airport -> Hotel: 5 kms (15 Mins)

Day 2 : Vientiane – Buddha Park

Visit Buddha Park (Also known as Xieng Khuan) which showcases the collection of not only Buddha images but also Hindu gods as well as demons and animals from both beliefs. On the way, stop and take photos of Lao – Thai Friendship Bridge which was built by the Australian government in 1994 to link Laos and Thailand. Stop at Mai Savanh to explore the traditional textiles of the Lao people (closed on Saturday & Sunday). Overnight in Vientiane.
Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Local Lunch, Indian Dinner Distance:
Vientiane -> Buddha Park: 25 kms (40 Mins)

Day 3 : Vientiane - Vang Vieng

After the breakfast, drive to the north through the scenic provinces of Vientiane to Vang Vieng. On the way, stop at a salt field in Ban Keun to explore the life of local people and see how they make the products. Then, take a long-tail boat ride on Nam Ngum Lake with many small islands. Feel the wind in your hair as you cruise around the reservoir, formed when the Nam Ngum River was dammed for hydroelectricity, to admire the panoramic views and get the opportunity to swim in the clear water (If time permits). Arrive at Vang Vieng, transfer to the hotel for checking in (Time of checking in is at 14h00). Overnight in Vang Vieng.
Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Local Lunch, Local Dinner
Distance:
Vientiane -> VangVieng: 160 kms (3.5 Hours)

Day 4 : Vang Vieng - Phonsavanh

After the breakfast, enjoy a short trek through rice paddies with a stop at a Hmong village in Ban Pha Thao and continue to visit Pha Thao Cave. Then, visit ThamXang Cave (also called Elephant Cave) which contains a few Buddha images and a Buddha footprint plus the elephant shaped stalactites that give the cave its name. After the lunch, we continue the way to Phonsavanh. Check in and overnight in Phonsavanh (Time of checking in is at 14h00).
Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Local Lunch, Local Dinner
Distance:
VangVieng -> Phonsavanh: 250 kms (6 Hours)

Day 5 : Phonsavanh – Plain Of Jars

We have full day sightseeing in Phonsavanh. After the breakfast, visit the famous Plain of Jars, a mysterious and ancient area, where over 300 huge stone jars apparently carved out of solid rock are scattered around. The jars range from 1 to 3.25m in height and weigh up to 6 tons each and are around 2,500 to 3,000 years old. According to legend, they were used to store wine. Then, continue to Muang Khoun, an ancient capital and stronghold for the Xiengkhouang royal family was destroyed during the Indochina War. Visit Wat Phia Wat and That Foun Stupa before back to Phonsavanh for overnight.
Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Local Lunch, Local Dinner Distance:
Phonsavanh -> MuangKhoun: 30 kms (40 Mins)

Day 6 : Phonsavanh – Luang Prabang

Early morning, we visit the Central Market of Phonsavanh to watch the different hill tribe people barter and exchange merchandises. Then, travel to Phonsavanh by road. On the way, we will make a stop at Muang Sui. Visit Wat Ban Phong, the second oldest temple in the province; the scenic Nong Tang Lake, rimmed with limestone cliffs; and the extensive cave network of Pha Cave containing a 5m high Buddha image dating from 777 AD, surrounded by gold and wooden statues of smaller size. Transfer to the hotel in Luang Prabang for overnight (Time of checking in is at 14h00).
Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Local Lunch, Indian Dinner Distance:
Phonsavanh -> LuangPrabang: 270 kms (6 Hours)

Day 7 : Luang Prabang City Tour

Today, we have full day city tour to visit the most famous destinations in Luang Prabang. Start with National Museum (former Royal Palace) where you can explore the history of Laos. Then, visit Wat Visoun, the oldest living temple and see its collection of antique wooden Buddhas. Continue to visit the nearby Wat Ahamand Wat Xieng Thong, the most revered temple in Luang Prabang. After that, climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as viewing a beautiful panorama sunset over this once royal ancient city and the Mekong River. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Indian Lunch, Indian Dinner

Day 8 : Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave – Ban Phanom

Board a boat embarking upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves. Along the way, Our stop will be at Ban Muangkeo for tasting Lao traditional rice whisky and also take away. On return, we overland local villagesat Ban Xiengmene and Ban Chan continue seeing the royal temple at Wat Longkhoun, which once belongs to royal family patronage and near by Sackarine Caves. We cross to city and take a short drive to Ban Phanom, well known for its hand weaving.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Local Lunch, Indian Dinner Distance:
Luang Prabang -> Pak Ou Cave: 30 kms (1 Hour 30 Mins cruise)

Day 9 : Luang Prabang - Departure

Free at leisure until transferring to the Luang Prabang International Airport for your departure.
Meals: Breakfast at hotel
Distance:
Hotel -> Luang Prabang International Airport: 5 kms (15 Mins)

Inclusions

• Accommodation bases on Twin/Double sharing room with daily breakfast
• Transfer by private A/C vehicles
• Regional English Speaking Guide
• Meals as mentioned in the itinerary at local restaurant
• All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary
• Boat ride on Nam Ngum Lake
• Boat trip to visit Pak Ou Cave
• 01 Bottle of pure water per pax per day (500 ml)/ 01 Cold tissue per pax per day
• Reconfirmation of flight ticket

Exclusions

• International & Domestic Airfare/ Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime + Optional visits + Personal expenses (Telephone, laundry...)
• Personal travel insurance
• Tips for guide, driver:
  • 2 – 4 Adults: 5 – 7 USD/ Adult/ Day
  • 5 – 7 Adults: 3 USD/ Adult/ Day
  • Free Tipping for Children (1 – 11 Years Old) & Tour Leader
• Tips for hotels porters
• Meals not indicated in the itinerary
• Laos Visa upon arrival: 35 USD/ 1 Person
• Other services not clearly indicated in the Package Inclusion above

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