LOAS IMPRESSIVE IN 7 DAYS
Posted date 12/12/2008 at 03:20:42 (Viewed 8840 time)
Day 01: VIENTIANE – ARRIVAL
Day 02: VIENTIANE – VANG VIENG BY ROAD (B)
Day 03: VANG VIENG – LUANGPRABANG BY ROAD (B)
Day 04: LUANGPRABANG – KHUANGSY WATER FALL (B)
Day 05: LUANGPRABANG – PAKOU CAVE- NONG KHIEW (B)
Day 06: NONGKHIEW- OUDOMXAY – PAKBENG (B/L)
Day 07: PAKBENG – HOUEI SAY – DEPARTURE (B)
Day 1: VIENTIANE – ARRIVAL
On arrival at Wattay Airport, you are met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. A city tour acquaints us with the major sights of the capital. We visit the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues, then take a walk to the nearby sight of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane 's own Arc de Triumph, sunset by Mekong Riverside and late evening. Overnight in Vientiane .
Day 2: VIENTIANE – VANG VIENG BY ROAD (B)
Breakfast, we are heading out of the town by route number 13th north. This day, we travel north by roads to Vang Vieng with stopover at the archaeological sight of Vang Xang dating back from the 11th century. On arrival at Vang Vieng, we cross the Nam Song River, and then enjoy a short trek through the breathtaking mountain landscape to Tam None Cave and some hill villages. Today ends with a spectacular view of the sunset over the Nam Song River. Overnight in Vang Vieng.
Day 3: VANG VIENG – LUANGPRABANG BY ROAD (B)
An early morning start to drive to Luang Prabang by 13th north route. The road conditions are good pave, along the way, the unequalled scenery with a mixture of steep terraced fields and hill villages make for an interesting journey, we take a short stop some hill tribe villages for taking photo and greet the villagers, they are friendly and also warm welcome visitors. The Muang Xieng Nguen is next stop, we take few minute brake for observing the local lifestyle prior arriving Luang Prabang. On arrival in Luang Prabang, we visit the impressive Stupa of Wat Visoun, the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai; we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of sacred, gilded stupa and a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore Street Night Bazaar, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 4: LUANGPRABANG – KHUANGSY WATER FALL (B)
This morning you may want to wake up early and participate in the daily early morning ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black Alms-giving bowls being given offerings from the local people, including the ubiquitous sticky rice. Breakfast; and excursion to most beautiful waterfall, 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 weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit local village of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, Hmong Village, Ban Ou, Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene, Khmu Village, then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths, return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon and continue to Ban Phanom, a well known weaving village, return to the city by late evening for observing the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 5: LUANGPRABANG – PAKOU CAVE - NONG KHIEW (B)
Today, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city's oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. We then embark on traditional boat leisure 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, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the distillation of local rice wine and continue boating up leisurely trip on the Nam Ou River to Nongkhiew. Along the way we stop to visit at Thai Lu village at Ban Pak Jak, Ban Nongkham, weaving village, Ban Muang Souen and arriving Nongkhiew by late afternoon. Overnight in Nongkhiew.
Day 6: NONGKHIEW- OUDOMXAY – PAKBENG (B/L)
Breakfast, upon leaving Nongkhiew, we start to drive into the most mountainous area of Laos. The road conditions are some part good pave and some are rugged road; however many villages dot the hillsides and the undulating terrain make for an interesting journey. En route, we can make stop as you please to stretch your legs and visit the Hmong, Khmu, Black Thai and Lu ethnic minority people, Hmong hill tribe people at Ban Songja and Ban Jarong, They are all friendly and interesting and arrival at Oudomxay city then heading out the town to Pakbeng, along way, we visit some Khmu, Tai Dam (Black Thai), Hmong villages and arrive at Pakbeng and enjoy the daily evening. hill tribe market before check in into hotel. Overnight in Pakbeng.
Day 7: PAKBENG – HOUEI SAY – DEPARTURE (B)
Today, we embark on a traditional boat, upstream on Magic of Mekong River. This portion of the Mekong River is not too large but both banks of the river are bordered by very beautiful mountain ranges and green forest. Along the way, we stop over at Ban Houeilampen to visit the Hmong hill tripe people, who are very poor but have unique culture. On arrival at Houei Say and taking a ferry boat crossing Mekong river to Chiangkhong (Thailand )
End of our services.
Vientiane : Day inn Hotel*** (Standard room) or similar
VangVieng: Vasana Hotel *** (Standard room) or similar
LuangPrabang: Phousi Hotel**+ (Standard room ) or similar
Pakbang: Salka Hotel ** (Standard room) or similar
Vientiane: Novotel Hotel **** (Deluxe room) or similar
VangVieng: Vasana Hotel *** (Standard room) or similar
LuangPrabang: Santi hotel or santi resort ( Deluxe room )
Pakbang: Pakbeng Lodge Hotel *** (Standard room) or similar
Vinetiane: Settha Palace ***** (Deluxe room) or similar
VangVieng: Vasana Hotel *** ( Standard room ) or similar
Luang Prabang:Residence Phouvao***** (former Pansea Phouvao) (Deluxe Garden View room)
Pakbang: Pakbeng Lodge Hotel *** (Standard room ) or similar
+ Supplement for (1lunches at local restaurants)
+ Supplement for (1 dinners at local restaurants)
+ Supplement for Baci ceremony with traditional dances and music
+ Supplement for VINETIANE – XIENGKHUANG
Our prices include:
Accommodation in shared double or twin room at hotels selected.
Transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as per program.
English speaking guide for each area as per program except during time at leisure.
Entry fees for all sightseeing as mentioned on the program.
Private boat for cruises.
Meals as mentioned on the program: (B) for breakfast.
1 FOC in half twin room from 15 paying pax.
Our prices do not include:
Visa fee in Laos
International arrival and departure flights and international airport taxes.
Meals not mentioned.
Drinks, tips, personal expenses and all services not clearly mentioned.