Travel Dates: March 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018 Book this vacation by March 30, 2018 to avail a special price of USD $ 1,929 (option 1) or USD $ 3,821 (option 2), i.e. USD $ 100 (option 1) or USD $ 200 (option 2) per person off this trip price.
Discover the best loved highlights and hidden gems as you travel in Laos. From Luang Prabang – the jewel of Indochina and a UNESCO World Heritage site to picturesque Vientiane and historic Champassak to aquatic adventures on the Mekong, your private Laos tour offers endless fascination.
Book this vacation at a very special price and receive a complimentary bottle of wine!
Luang Prabang is considered the jewel of Indochina, and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Highlights of Luang Prabang & Morning Alms Giving Ceremony Arrange an optional pre-dawn start with your guide (0530 hrs) to witness Tak Bat, or alms-giving ceremony, to hundreds of saffron-clad monks – an awe-inspiring ancient ritual. Visit a bustling morning market before returning to your hotel for breakfast. Take a guided audio tour of the Royal Palace Museum, housing precious possessions of the former Lao Royal family. Explore various architectural feats, including 19th century Wat Xiengthong Temple, and Wat Visoun, nicknamed the watermelon stupa. Gain insight into the ethnic culture at the Arts and Ethnology Center, and head to the textile villages of Ban Xangkhong and Ban Xienglek. Venture to the monk school of Wat Siphouthabath to interact with a young monk and ascend 328 steps up Mount Phousi to watch the sunset over the Mekong. Kindly note that the Royal Palace is closed on Tuesdays.
Day Trip to Kuang Si Waterfalls & Pak Ou Caves Discover beautiful landscapes! After your breakfast, enjoy a relaxing upstream cruise on a private boat past tranquil countryside vistas and moored wooden canoes on the Mekong. Disembark at the Ban Muang Keo village and take a short trek to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, which house thousands of Buddha figurines in varying sizes! On your way back to Luang Prabang for lunch, stop to explore the artisans colony at Ban Nongxai. Drive out to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfalls in the afternoon, where a refreshing dip in the turquoise waters do much to revive you. A visit to the Bear Rescue Centre to see the rehabilitated rare Asiatic Black Bears, can be a rewarding experience before you return to your hotel in the evening.
Vientiane, located in the Mekong Valley, is the small, quiet and picturesque capital city of Laos.
Half Day Sight and Sounds Tour of Vientianne Enjoy a half day city tour starting with a leisurely stroll in Vientiane, a quaint and easygoing town. Admire French colonial architecture betwixt beautifully gilded temples. Start with a visit to Wat Sisaket, the oldest surviving Siamese temple containing over 8,000 Buddha statues, followed by the erstwhile royal temple of Wat Ho Phra Keo, former home of the Emerald Buddha statue, now serving as a museum of arts and antiques. Then, travel up Lanexang Avenue for photographic moments of the Patouxay monument or Arc de Triomphe, commemorating the dead of past wars – uncannily similar to its Paris sibling. Climb to the top for panoramic views of Vientiane. Continue on along Rue Singha 23 to Laos.
Champasak is a quaint and unique riverside province in southern Laos.
Full Day Mekong River Boat Ride Aquatic adventures await! After a hearty breakfast, step aboard a private boat for your full day tour of the 4,000 islands in Si Phan Don. At the picturesque island of Don Khone, you can take a bicycle ride through the French colonial-style remains, past abandoned railway tracks to the furious Liphi Waterfalls which is also called the Corridor of the Devil. The return journey will take you to the spectacular Khone Phapheng Falls which stretches for an impressive 10 km. Don’t’ miss your chance to see the rare Irrawaddy dolphins from a boat which takes you to the deep pools near the Cambodian border. In the late afternoon, a car will take you back to Khong Island.
Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.
Accommodation in one double room for 9 days / 8 nights
Meals as indicated
Flights mentioned below on Economy Class unless otherwise specified:
Luang Prabang – Vientiane
Vientiane – Pakse
All activities as listed :
Luang Prabang: Day Trip to Kuang Si Waterfalls & Pak Ou Caves
Vientianne: Half Day Sight & Sounds Tour of Vientianne
Champassak: Full Day Mekong River Boat Ride
All airport and hotel transfers
A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with a safety-tested chauffeur for all activities specified in the itinerary
All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees wherever applicable, accompanied by our tour guide
Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
Fees and taxes
Book this vacation by March 30, 2018 to avail a special price of USD $ 1,929 (option 1) or USD $ 3,821 (option 2), i.e. USD $ 100 (option 1) or USD $ 200 (option 2) per person off this trip price.
What our guests say about this trip
Enchanting Travels works hard to really understand what you want from your trip and tailor the holiday accordingly. The in-country tour guides are great and will always be flexible to your needs. Enchanting Travels has always been professional and very well organised and the hotels were perfect.