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Laos Historical Roots Tour

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This tour will inspire those interested in visiting regions and provinces that have marked Laos’ development. From the ancient and mysterious sacred sites like the Plain of Jars, the former royal capital of Lane Xang Kingdom, Luang Prabang, today’s capital Vientiane and the southern province of Champassak. Explore civilisations which have very much contributed to Laos' history. ...

This tour will inspire those interested in visiting regions and provinces that have marked Laos’ development. From the ancient and mysterious sacred sites like the Plain of Jars, the former royal capital of Lane Xang Kingdom, Luang Prabang, today’s capital Vientiane and the southern province of Champassak. Explore civilisations which have very much contributed to Laos' history. 

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Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Vientiane: First Impressions

Your holiday begins...
• Meet your Lao English-speaking guide and
   transfer to your hotel for check-in
• In the afternoon visit the COPE centre, established
   in 2008 as a free permanent exhibition
• Tonight, you're free to pick where you want to
   wine and dine

Visited:
Vientiane
Accomodation
Ansara Boutique Hotel (Vientiane)

Day 2: Vientiane City Tour and Buddha Park

Discovering Vientiane...
• Breakfast at the hotel before a morning in Vat
   Sisaket, home to hundreds of Buddha statues  
• Visit Ho Phra Keo, a religious museum with Lao
   and Khmer works of art
• View the Patuxai Monument, and enjoy a
   panoramic view over the city from the rooftop  

Visited:
Vientiane
Accomodation
Ansara Boutique Hotel (Vientiane)

Day 3: Drive to Vang Vieng

Cruising Nam Song...
• Breakfast at the hotel before a three-hour drive to
   Vang Vieng  
• En route you'll see rice paddies, forests, lake  
   views, palm trees and rural villages
• In the evening cruise down the Nam Song River,
   with stunning backdrops and sunsets 

Visited:
Vang Vieng
Accomodation
Riverside Boutique Resort (Vang Vieng)

Day 4: Explore the Caves in Vang Vieng

Caves, pools and paddy fields...
• Visit the first cave, Tham Xang (Elephant Cave) on
   the opposite banks of the Nam Song
• Tham Hoi Cave (aka snail cave) winds its way
   deep into the mountain 
• Descending the Nam Song by kayak leads us right
   through idyllic scenes of rural life 

Visited:
Vang Vieng
Accomodation
Riverside Boutique Resort (Vang Vieng)

Day 5: On the Road to Xieng Khuang

Mountainous landscapes...
• Breakfast at the hotel before a six-hour drive to
   Xieng Khuang
• Stop by some villages and enjoy your lunch at the
   Phou Bieng Fa restaurant 
• Arrive in Phonsavan, capital of the Xieng Khuang
   province 

Visited:
Xieng Khuang Phonsavan
Accomodation
Night at Vansana Plain Of Jars Hotel (Xieng Khuang)

Day 6: The Plain of Jars

Plus mulberries on top...
• Breakfast at the hotel, then visit the mysterious
   Plain of Jars
• Drive to Muang Khoun, the former capital of Xieng
   Khuang
• Explore the local market, where ethnic minorities
   from the surrounding villages gather 

Visited:
Xieng Khuang
Accomodation
Night at Vansana Plain Of Jars Hotel (Xieng Khuang)

Day 7: Journey to Luang Prabang

Up and down mountains and valleys...
• Journey around six hours through the mountains
   with some of the finest landscapes in Laos 
• Stops at minority villages are possible before
   lunch at a restaurant in Phou Khoun  
• Enjoy some free time before dinner -  we suggest
   the Lau BBQ-style Sabai restaurant

Visited:
Luang Prabang Province
Accomodation
night in Maison Dalabua (Luang Prabang Province)

Day 8: Half-Day at the Pak Ou Caves

Caves of gold...
• Visit the Pak Ou Caves, containing thousands of
   gold lacquered Buddha statues
• Lunch at a local restaurant before a 1.5 hour
   cruise down the Mekong 
• Explore the Heritage House, Luang Prabang
   architecture, made of wooden poles

Visited:
Luang Prabang Province Pak Ou
Accomodation
night in Maison Dalabua (Luang Prabang Province)

Day 9: Tak Bat, Silk Dyeing and Kuang Si

Inspire your five senses...
• Travel like a local by Tuk-Tuk to the peninsula,
   to the alms giving ritual 
• Continue to the open-air food market, held daily
   in the streets nearby the former Royal Palace  
• Head to the Ock Pop Tok weaving centre for a
   dyeing class about silkworms and silk types  

Visited:
Luang Prabang Province
Accomodation
night in Maison Dalabua (Luang Prabang Province)

Day 10: Through the Boloven Plateau

A great day out...
• Free time until your transfer to the airport for
   your flight to Paksé
• Lunch will be at a local restaurant, before a great
   afternoon way up at Boloven Plateau 
• Stop at Tad Lo Waterfall, villages, visit a tea and
   coffee plantation, and the Tha Teng Market

Visited:
Luang Prabang Province Pakxe Paksong
Accomodation
Sinouk Coffee Resort (Pakxong)

Day 11: Take a Jeep to Champassak

Seasonal vegetables and herbs...
• Head to the Tad Moun waterfalls for a swim or a
   chance to relax 
• Continue to Khamsone’s Farm and observe
   the Khamsone team roasting some coffee  
   afternoon way up at Boloven Plateau 
• Drive to Laven Village, and discover the Laven
   peoples' agriculture and lifestyle

Visited:
Champassak
Accomodation
River Resort (Champassak)

Day 12: Discover a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Historical influence...
• Visit Vat Phou, the second UNESCO World Heritage
   site in the Lao PDR
• Best-preserved examples of Khmer architecture,
   some 200 years older than Angkor Wat 
• Lunch at Inthira’s restaurant in Champassak
   before heading back to your hotel

Visited:
Champassak Vat Phou
Accomodation
River Resort (Champassak)

Day 13: Free Day in Champassak

A day of leisure...
• Breakfast at the resort and free day at leisure
• Guide and vehicle are at disposal around
   Champassak if necessary
• Head to Champasak Spa to pamper yourself

Visited:
Champassak
Accomodation
River Resort (Champassak)

Day 14: Leave Laos with Fond Memories!

Thank you for coming...
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then rest until your
   transfer to the airport in Paksé
• We will assist with luggage and with formalities if
   necessary
• Thank you for visiting Laos, we hope to see you
   again soon

Visited:
Champassak Pakxe

Vientiane Vang Vieng Xieng Khuang Phonsavan Luang Prabang Province Pak Ou Pakxe Paksong Champassak Vat Phou

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £1,990 / 14 days
Excluding international flights
For 2 For 4 Single Supplement
Price per person £1,910 £1,510 £580

Included in price:

  • Accommodation at selected hotels, based on twin/double occupancy with daily breakfast. Single occupants must add the supplement single
  • Ground transportation in private A/C vehicles or as stated in the program by Tuk-Tuk for instance
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Local Lao English-speaking licensed guides
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the program
  • All activities as stated in the program
  • Private boat cruise as mentioned
  • All permissions and local taxes
  • Refreshing tissues and drinking water during overland transportation
  • Domestic flight (LPQ – PKZ). Airfare in US$ per person, rates and timing subject to change without prior notice from the airlines and authorities. 20 Kg luggage allowance, Economy class

Not included in price:

  • Visas and stamps in Laos: tourist visas are available at the border for most nationalities (30 US$ to 45 US$ per person depending on nationality o be cleared on the spot in cash + one passport sized picture + eventual overtime fees; passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond travelling dates. Subject to change without prior notice from the local authorities)
  • Intercontinental flights and taxes
  • Drinks, tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurances of any kind
  • Luggage handling
  • Tips to drivers, guides, porters and waiters: we recommend you consider 5$/person/day, to be handed according to your satisfaction
  • Any other services and meals not mentioned in the proposal
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of the local agent
  • Banking fees

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