Offering a contrasting view of Lao’s two major cities, Luang Prabang and Vientiane, discover past royal traditions and ancient temples.

Destination Laos
City Luang Prabang
Departure Location Luang Prabang Hotel
Visits Luang Prabang, Vientiane,
Duration 3 Days / 2 Nights

Tour Schedule

Tour Dates Departs Daily


Day 1: Luang Prabang

Arrive in Luang Prabang and transfer to your hotel. After, set out to explore this peaceful city with little traffic and orange robed monks walking the streets. Visit the former royal palace, now a national museum and Mt. Phousi with panoramic views over the city. End the day with a visit to Xieng Thong Temple followed by sunset at Wat Phabat Tai Monastery.

Day 2: Luang Prabang (B, L)
This morning visit a riverside village where rice wine is produced before taking a boat trip on the mighty Mekong River to visit Pak Ou Caves. Thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues are crammed into the two caves carved out of the towering limestone cliff. In the afternoon, visit the Kwang Si Waterfall for a short trek around the falls or enjoy a swim.

Day 3: Luang Prabang (B, D)

Spend the day at leisure and enjoy the atmosphere of this magnificent town, its temples and markets. This evening, embark on the Nava Mekong Cruise. Moor near a traditional village where traditional Lao dancers perform age-old sets. Enjoy the history and unique theatrical dining experience on board.

Day 4: Luang Prabang - Vientiane (B)

This morning a unique opportunity abounds with an optional Alms offering to the local monks. After breakfast, transfer to Luang Prabang Airport for a flight to Vientiane. Transfer to your hotel before commencing a city sightseeing tour. Visit That Luang Stupa, Pratuxai, Thong Khan Kham Market amd the COPE Visitor Centre.

Day 5: Vientiane (B)

Today, transfer to Vientiane Airport where tour arrangements end.

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