General

Explore the main cities along with Vang Vieng and its karst hill landscapes, and the mysterious area of Xieng Khuang – the Plain of Jars.

Destination Laos
City Vientiane
Departure Location Vientiane Hotel
Visits Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng
Duration 7 Days / 6 Nights

Tour Schedule

Tour Dates: Departs Daily

Itinerary


Day 1: Vientiane

Arrive in Vientiane and transfer to your hotel. Later, enjoy a city tour visiting the main sites finishing with sunset at Chao Anou Park located along the beautiful Mekong River.

Day 2: Vientiane - Vang Vieng (B)
Drive through to Vang Vieng, stopping along the way at Tha Ngone and Ban Keun, famous for its salt mine. Upon arrival in Vang Vieng, visit the picturesque Tham Jang Cave offering stunning views over the Nam Song River and surrounding karst scenery.

Day 3: Vang Vieng - Xieng Khuang (B)

Today, drive to Xieng Khuang, an area once devastated by American bombings between 1964-1973. Although the drive is long, the back roads are a great way to explore real Laos.

Day 4: Xieng Khuang (B)

Visit the Plain of Jars this morning. Shrouded in mystery, giant stone jars are scattered in the Xieng Khuang plateau. Later, visit a Mulberry farm which specialises in the production of naturally dyed handmade Lao silk, and the Xieng Khuang UXO Centre.

Day 5: Xieng Khuang - Luang Prabang (B)

This morning, visit the Central Market of Phonsavanh before taking to the road bound for Luang Prabang with stops along the way.

Day 6: Luang Prabang (B)

Early morning, participate in an Alms offering to the local monks. After breakfast, travel by wooden boat upstream to see the Pak Ou Caves. In the afternoon enjoy a city tour with the evening spent at leisure.

Day 7: Luang Prabang (B)

This morning further explore Luang Prabang before transferring to Luang Prabang Airport where tour arrangements end.

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Luang Prabang

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