Laos Classic Tour

Laos Classic Tour


No of Days: 5|  People: 2

Traveling from Luang Prabang to Vientiane on a Laos classic tour features the colorful markets, sacred temples, beautiful scenery and friendly locals. This Laos tour begins from the former royal capital of Luang Prabang, which never fails to enchant visitors with its abundance of temples, faded French architecture, meditating monks and friendly local inhabitants. Join pilgrims at the sacred Pak Ou Caves and absorb a golden sunset from a top Phu Si Temple. Dip into turquoise Kuang Si Waterfall before flying to Vientiane, see how colonial mansions, tree-lined boulevards and gilded Buddhist temples impart a unique timelessness to charming Vientiane.

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Laos Classic Tour

Day 1: Hanoi – Luang Prabang Arrival
You will take a flight from Hanoi to Luang Prabang. Arrival at the airport, transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free at your own pace. Overnight in Luang Prabang.


Day 2: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves (B, L)
Today, you will first visit the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. Then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives you a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. On your return to the city, you will visit Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts; before ascending the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a beautiful sunset view of the city and its glowing reflection on the Mekong River. The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely collection of handmade textiles made by local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.


Day 3: Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Falls – Vientiane (B, L)
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession. From there you will visit the morning Phosi Market where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weaving. Laos is also known for its traditional handicrafts, and today you will visit local village of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay and Ban Thapene. Then drive to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfalls where you can splash around in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest paths. On the way back to Luang Prabang, stop to visit the Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park, one of the must-visit spots, newly opened on January 2014. before taking an afternoon flight to Vientiane, the capital city of Laos. Overnight in Vientiane.


Day 4: Vientiane City Tours – Buddha Park (B, L)
In the morning, you will first visit Wat Si Muang, which is very famous for its supernatural power, then transfer out to see the Buddha Park, an enchanting collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures on the Mekong Riverside meadow, near the Friendship Bridge. There are approximately 200 religious images dating back over 500 years, which were created by a mysterious monk spreading his philosophy on life and revealing his ideas about the universe. On your return to the town, you will visit the city in the afternoon, including the oldest Wat Sisaket, a temple of thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. You will also visit Laos national icon, That Luang Stupa, and we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxai Monument, which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Overnight in Vientiane.


Day 5: Vientiane Departure (B)
Free at leisure till transferring to airport for your onward flight. End of your Laos classic tour.

1/ Private air-conditioned vehicle during sightseeing trip
2/ Accommodation based on 3 star hotels (double occupancy) with daily breakfast
3/ Sightseeing and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
4/ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
5/ Private English speaking guide as outlined in the itinerary
6/ Boat cruise where mentioned


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