HIDDEN CHARMS OF LAOS

Travel Period 01 May – 30 Sep 2020

Relatively undeveloped, this deeply forested and mountainous country is completely landlocked and offers those seeking either peace and connection or adventure, a new world to discover. We find that most travellers who head to Laos often tend to stick to the main town centres, however for those who dare venture just outside of these parametres and a world of serene vegetation awaits – beautiful waterfalls, scenic treks, lush jungle and mystic caves. Travel with us on this specially designed Laos itinerary to truly appreciate and explore some of these lesser visited boundaries.

12 DAY SMALL GROUP TOUR

Travel 2020 01 May – 20 Sep

From $3939 pp

Twin Share

Includes:

11 nights accommodation in 3.5 – 4 star hotels

Breakfast daily and 5x lunches

All transportation

Sightseeing and entrance fees

Services of a local English-speaking guide

Excludes:

International flights are additional

Itinerary

Day 1: Luang Prabang
Upon arrival at Luang Prabang Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Luang Prabang
Hop on a vintage tuk tuk and explore the town – stop at Wat Xieng Thong, the National Museum, Wat Mai and The Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre.

Day 3: Luang Prabang
Head to a local farm and encounter the traditional way of rice cultivation with an interactive experience. Continue to MandaLao Elephant Sanctuary for an in-depth introduction into elephant behavior.

Day 4: Luang Prabang – Muang Xai
Travel to Oudomxai Province. A short distance from Muang Xai is your resting place for the next two nights.

Day 5: Muang Xai
Enjoy an ATV quad bike adventure today with trekking thrown into the mix. Pass through the jungle to see giant trees and walk over 13 flying bridges.

Day 6: Muang Xai – Muang Ngoi
Drive to Muang Khua and enjoy a cruise along the tranquil Nam Ou River which is flanked by mountains and small villages. Later via kayak, witness the changing scenery before arriving in Muang Ngoi.

Day 7: Muang Ngoi – Luang Prabang
Cruise down the Nam Ou River to Nong Khiaw. From here drive towards Luang Prabang with stops along the way.

Day 8: Luang Prabang – Vang Vieng
Enjoy a scenic drive to Vang Vieng. The rest of the day is spent at your leisure.

Day 9: Vang Vieng
Transfer to Phatang village and begin a kayaking adventure along Nam Song River. Stops are made to explore Tham Xang Cave and Tham None Cave.

Day 10: Vang Vieng – Vientiane
Transfer to Vientiane with a stop in Vang Xang along the way. In the capital city explore the major sights – Wat Sisaket, Wat Prakeo, the COPE Visitor Centre, Patuxai Monument and That Luang Stupa.

Day 11: Vientiane
Experience Vientiane the local way – tuk tuk off the beaten path to witness the everyday lives of the local people.

Day 12: Vientiane
Today transfer to Vientiane Airport where tour arrangements end.

Includes:
11 nights accommodation
Daily breakfast, 5x lunches and 1x dinner
All sightseeing including entrance fees
All transport mentioned in air-con vehicles
The services of local English speaking guide

Excludes: International flights, visa, travel insurance, departure taxes, gratuities and any other personal expenses

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Valid for new bookings only. Valid for travel between 01May-30Sep20 or as otherwise specified and for sales to 31Mar20. Prices are per person in New Zealand dollars. International airfares are additional. A non-refundable NZD250 per person deposit is required at the time of reservation with full payment required no later than 42 days prior to departure. Prices are correct as at 07Feb20 but may vary due to currency fluctuations and are subject to change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances until paid in full. Packages are subject to availability. Any unused services are non-transferable and non-refundable. Close-outs and surcharges may apply during public holidays and festivals. Cancellation and amendment fees apply. International airfares, Laos visa, travel insurance, departure taxes, gratuities and any other personal expenses are at passenger’s own expense. For full terms and conditions please click here.