With the unforgettable moments, exciting activities of nature exploration and cultural experiences, Overland Laos Tour Package 11 days is confident to satisfy guests of all ages who want to discover the real beauty of Laos. The top destinations to be visited should always be Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Vientiane, Pakse, and Si Phan Don. Each place preserves the century-old Buddhist temples, giant caves, top waterfalls, colorful villages, and spectacular islands to make up the second-to-none vacation. While you might love the Baci ceremony or Morning Alms Giving, the others get excited with cave discovery and waterfall sightseeing. The peaceful time in Nam Ngum Lake or the exciting tuk-tuk tour around 4000-island area is worth all your compliments.
Destinations: Luang Prabang – Vang Vieng – Nam Ngum Lake – Vientiane – Bolaven Plateau – Khong Island – Champasak
You will meet our guide and driver who warmly welcome you to Luang Prabang – a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995. The city is famous for rich culture, architecture, and religion that keeps appealing to guests. So, be ready for an orientation city tour for a glimpse of the local highlights. You will be able to attend the traditional Baci Ceremony in a local family’s house. Often, Baci is used to celebrate significant events. In this case, the ritual is about welcoming. People will tie strings around a person’s wrist to save good luck. After that, the host family will treat you an authentic welcome dinner. The cultural experiences are amazing.
Luang Prabang is also recognizable for the Morning Alms Giving ritual, so you will be encouraged to join it in the early morning. At a later time, get ready to embark a cruise for the voyage along the mighty Mekong River toward the enigmatic and holy Pak Ou Caves. The cave discovery will surprise you at numerous Buddha statues of different sizes and shapes. That said, the statues have been left by the pilgrims for decades. In the afternoon, the program is to explore the Luang Prabang City and visit the tourist sites namely Wat Sene, Wat Xieng Thong, and the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center.
Today you can live like the Laos farmers via the farming activities at the Living Land Farm. You will witness how the traditional farming of Laos work out. From this spot, take a transfer to the captivating Kuang Si Waterfalls. Enjoy sightseeing the waterfalls, breathing the fresh air, and trekking across the off-the-beaten-track trails. Later, you will arrive at Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Center, where the fantastic world of Laos’s textiles is kept from generation to generation. The weavers, spinners, and batik markers will show you how high-quality fabrics are manually made by their traditional skills. End the day tour by watching the majestic sunset.
The itinerary today is about the full-day outdoor adventure to Elephant Village that is home to the elephants rescued from the dangerous logging industry. In this village, you will get opportunities to witness the mahout’s skills in training the elephants. Also, there will be time for you to explore the forest together with the elephants, touch them, and take pictures with them. The stress-free time in this remote area will enable you to unwind and forget all city bustle. At the end of the day tour, you will sleep at the pretty Lao Spirit Resort which is set amid the pristine nature.
By taking the morning drive to Vang Vieng, you will stop by several attractive tourist sites along the route. Appreciate your time at the peak of Phou Phiengpha for the enthralling panorama to feast eyes and mind. Next, let’s marvel at the giant Tham Jang Caves in which the century-old and interestingly-shaped stalagmites and stalactites are sheltered. The cave discovery will leave a strong impression on you, and Nature Photography will go best. At a later time, the drive transfer will continue toward the remote Ban Tha Heua in which you will stay overnight.
Here is another day for the exciting outdoor adventure by kayaking. In the morning, you will enjoy kayaking on the scenic Nam Ngum Lake to access several islets as well as the fishing villages around the corners. Catch your moment to admire the peaceful sunrise over the lake. Kayaking will enable you to mingle with beautiful nature and let souls be free. You can visit the local fishing village to find the Laos fishermen who are catching the fresh fish. The Nam Ngum Lake is serene and spectacular itself while the surrounding highlights are all worth discovering. In the afternoon, you will get a transfer to Vientiane city for an overnight stay.
Buddha Park is a must-see tourist site in Vientiane, so the agency today makes sure you can marvel at the intriguing collection of the Buddha images of different forms and sizes. Later, the city tour will proceed to the highlights of Wat Sisaket, Ho Prakeo, That Luang Stupa, and Patuxay. While the religious temples preserve the solemn and magnificent atmosphere to nurture peace of mind, the historical Patuxay war monument has the great art, carving, and architecture to study as well as photographing. Around the sunset time, find joy in walking along the Mekong riverbank to watch the locals’ life and the incredible twilight.
As scheduled, you will take a morning flight to Pakse. Upon your arrival, get ready for a transfer to the well-known Bolaven Plateau that owns the spectacular greenness as well as the colorful ethnic villages. In the countryside areas, you can delight the peace and simplicity in each detail. In particular, the visit to the local village will provide the rich cultural experiences that you will find hard to forget. In this way, you know more about the Laotians and their customs, lifestyle, traditions, etc. All in all, the drive across the countryside pristine landscape is quite scenic.
Get the morning transfer to Champasak to reach the target today: the ancient Wat Phou religious complex of the 10th century. The Khmer temple ruin lies at the bottom of Phou Kao Mountain and surrounded by 4.000 islands (Si Phan Don). Also, Wat Phou is a center of Theravada Buddhist worship today. From this spot, it is possible to admire the view of the legendary Mekong River as well as Champasak province. Next, the drive will continue to the areas of Si Phan Don, and in particular, you will spend the night in the fantastic Khong Island (Don Khong) – the largest island in the Si Phan Don riverine archipelago.
You will embark for a boat trip downstream the Mekong River toward the pretty Khone Island. Getting there, try a tuk-tuk tour to travel around the village as well as the neighboring areas. There will be chances to meet the first Laos Railway with the locomotive, Liphi waterfalls, and with luck, you might find the Irrawaddy Mekong dolphins. After hours of excitement, take a cruise trip back to the mainland for a drive further south. The next destination is the unspoiled Khone Phapheng waterfall – the biggest waterfall in Southeast Asia (Niagara of Asia). Thereafter, return to Champasak for a good night stay at the lovely resort.
As the capital city of Champasak, Pakse also serves as a main transport and commerce hub for southern Laos. Its local highlights include Bolaven Plateau, Wat Phou, and Si Phan Don that you have all visited. Therefore, on this last day tour, just feel satisfactory and enjoy your free time until the transfer to Pakse in which you will take a departure flight.
End of Overland Laos Tour Package 11 days.
• The tour prices are subject to change during Christmas and New Year Eve (24 and 30 Dec)
Valid till 30 Dec 2019
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