If you question where to find the world’s top waterfalls, fantastically giant caves, or elephant village, then most of the answers will bring you to Overland Laos Tour Package 9 days. The package of more than 1 week focuses on your beautiful cultural experiences in Vientiane, and nature-friendly exploration in Vang Vieng, Xieng Khuang, and Luang Prabang. Each destination covers tourist highlights to exhilarate and build your interest in the pristine, laid-back, and captivating Laos. Whether you want to reveal what is inside the giant Tham Jang Caves or relax by Kuang Si Waterfalls or join the morning alms giving ritual etc., the 9-day Laos Tour Package lets you fully feel the unique identity of Laos.
Destinations: Vientiane – Vang Vieng – Xieng Khuang – Luang Prabang
You will enjoy the sweet welcome to Vientiane by our staff who is there to transfer you to the hotel in the town. Be free at your pleasure till dinner time in a local restaurant. Together with the delicious Laos food, the restaurant will offer performances of the traditional dance and the folksongs which make your stay delightful. After dinner, it is up to you to explore the city and its market at night. The Vientiane nightlife is exciting in the busy market filled with a variety of products. The quick night tour will give you a glimpse of the city that can build interest in the full-day city exploration tomorrow. Return to the hotel for a good rest.
You will pay a visit to Wat Si Muang – a famous Buddhist temple built in 1566 in Vientiane that holds the enigmatic legend about supernatural powers. This is also the holiest temple in the capital. The red-and-golden structure is the soul of the city, in which people come to do worshipping and pray for peace. Next, you will take a transfer to the impressive Buddha Park that houses Buddha statues of various sizes and forms.
After lunch, the city tour will go on to the major tourist attractions namely Wat Sisaket, Ho Prakeo, That Luang Stupa and Patuxay Monument. Each of these highlights will ensure the ideal sightseeing and photography opportunities. Take a pleasant walking around the bank of Mekong River and relish the sunset.
This morning, you will enjoy a scenic drive to Vang Vieng that includes some stops during the routes. So, expect to stop by the colorful ethnic market at KM52, the exceptional Hin Heup Bridge, and the interesting fish market at Ban Tha Heua. In particular, the fish market will show you how the local fishermen do their business with the abundance of fresh fish. Take your opportunities to capture the amazing shots.
At a later time, you will arrive at the primitive Tham Phoukham Caves (Tham Phu Kham) that are sacred and famous for the beautiful green-blue water. People are mostly attracted by the Blue Lagoon as well as the karst rock formations. Then, start a boat trip along Nam Song River during the twilight.
Today you will have an expedition to the celebrated Tham Jang Caves that wins the reputation for enthralling stalagmites and stalactites preserved in the giant inner space. After the wonderful cave discovery and the amazing view of the poetic Vang Vieng town, be ready for a transfer to Xieng Khuang. The drive will stop at the summit of Phou Phiengpha for you to admire the marvelous panorama of the mountainous region. There will be enough time to visit some villages during the route so that you get some insights about the local life activities. Arrive at Xieng Khuang in the late afternoon.
You will have a full day to reveal all the highlights of Xieng Khuang. First of all, the Plain of Jars is a must to visit as it is a unique attraction. None and nothing can exactly explain when and how the giant urns were put across the plain. Some legends say that the giant urns were left by the giants, but no official evidence. The time in the unexplained Plain of Jars is unparallelled indeed. Next, visit the antique city of Muang Khoun that once was the capital of Xieng Khuang province, but was ruined by bombs during the Indochina War. What’s more, the agenda covers the opportunities to meet the local villagers in several hamlets. On the spot, you will experience how friendly the Laos people are and conclude if the rumor is correct.
Prior to breakfast time, you can get up early enough to visit the central market of Xieng Khuang. The early-morning market will excite you as you can meet many Laotians and see how they sell and buy things. Thereafter, you will take a road transfer to Luang Prabang. Together with the scenic drive, will be great to visit the tourist sites of Tham Pra, Ban Phoudam, and Ban Kiew Nya. In the late afternoon, you will get to Luang Prabang for a good rest. Being rich in history and culture, Luang Prabang promises happy experiences. Furthermore, Nature is so pristine and spectacular that guarantees exciting adventures.
The yummy breakfast time will be followed by the delightful boat trip on the legendary Mekong River. Your target today is the enigmatic and revered Pak Ou Caves. While the cruise voyage is beautiful and enjoyable, the cave discovery can exhilarate you every second. Enshrined inside the Pak Ou Cave are numerous Buddha statues of various sizes and shapes that have been left by the pilgrims. In the next hours, you will discover the major tourist sites in the city namely Royal Palace, Wat Xieng Thong, and Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center. Around sunset, you will arrive at Wat Prabaht for beautiful sightseeing. Then, go for a stroll around the dynamic night market.
In the early morning, you will experience the well-known Alms Giving Ritual in Luang Prabang and then explore a temporary local market. Then, have breakfast and prepare for the outdoor adventure to Phousi Hill plus the UXO Visitor Center. After that, you will travel to the picturesque Kuang Si Waterfall which is a natural gem of the destination. There will be plenty of time to relax by the fresh waterfall, dip yourself in the natural pools, or trek to the high position for THE scenic view. A perfect way to end this nature-friendly day tour is to enjoy a cool drink at Silk Path Café during the sunset.
You will have a great time to interact with the big animals in Elephant Village after a spectacular drive transfer amid the off-the-beaten-track trails. A half-day program in the village will shower you with opportunities to touch the elephants and get to know them better. From this spot, go for a green trek toward the captivating Tad Sae Waterfalls which are ideal to unwind and have any picnic parties. Nature photography chances are just boundless.
Later, drive back to the town to be ready for your departure flight. End of the Overland Laos Tour Package 9 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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