General

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.

Destination Laos
Cities & Locations Luang Prabang / Muang Xai / Muang Ngoi / Vang Vieng / Vientiane
Duration 12 Days / 11 Nights

Tour Schedule

Tour Dates: Selected Dates

Itinerary


Day 1: Luang Prabang

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

Day 2: Luang Prabang

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 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.

Terms & Conditions

Itinerary and price subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. Please refer to our full terms and conditions available on our brochure or from our website. Active Asia reserves the right to alter the hotels and/or the itinerary if needed due to availability and/or adverse weather conditions.

Luang Prabang

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Vang Vieng

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Vientiane

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Laos

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