Laos Explorer 6 Days
Laos Travel Agency – Travel Agency Laos – The highlights of Laos in a short tour, also perfect for as an addition to a tour of neighbouring counties. This short tour of the cultural highlights of Laos visits the Capital, Vientaine, and the UNESCO World Heritage city of Luang Prabang, and is a perfect addition for travellers visiting neighbouring countries to discover the unique delight of Laotian life.
Day 1: Arrival at Vientiane (D, G)
Arriving at Vientiane airport, you’ll be met and driven to your hotel. After a short rest, you’ll have a short Walking Tour of the Lao Capital, strolling around the city, and observing the sunset by the Mekong Riverside. In the evening, you’ll be picked up to a fine restaurant for your ‘Welcome’ dinner. You’ll spend the night in Vientiane.
Day 2: Vientiane city tour (B, L, G)
Your city tour will include visits to Wat Si Saket, Vientiane’s oldest temple and easily the most impressive, and Wat Pha Keo Museum. From there you’ll visit That Luang Stupa, stopping en-route to photograph the imposing Patuxay Monument, known popularly as Vientiane’s own ‘Arc de Triomphe.’ Later, we will visit the local ‘Morning Market’ – it’s good for antiques (occasionally a genuine item turns up!), handmade textiles and other souvenirs.
After lunch, you’ll visit Wat Ong Tu, the Temple of the Heavy Buddha, an important centre of learning. The day culminates with a stroll along the Mekong riverside to enjoy the sunset.
Day 3: Vientiane/Luang Prabang (B, L, G)
In the morning, you’ll be driven to the airport for your morning flight to Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage City. Upon arrival, you’ll be picked up to travel to your hotel. Your afternoon city tour will include Wat Xieng Thong, a beautiful temple often, and justifiably described as a scene from an oriental fairytale, and Wat Mai temple. After a climb up the steps to the top of Mount Phousi, you’ll be able to enjoy the panoramic view of Luang Prabang and the sunset.
In the evening, you’ll be free to stroll around to see the Street Night Market, where you can find examples of handmade textiles, woven and ethnic minority communities dwelling in Luang Prabang’s hinterland. Your overnight accommodation will be in Luang Prabang.
Day 4: Luang Prabang/Kuangsi Waterfall/Luang Prabang (B, L, G)
This is the morning when you need your alarm clock! Early in the morning after a sustaining beverage and a small snack, you’ll witness one of Laos’ unique ceremonies – the daily ‘alms giving’ ritual of saffron-clad monks, walking in a long line holding black bowls to receive offerings from local people. The traditional gift is a handful of ‘sticky rice’, but nowadays money is equally acceptable. You’ll then return to your hotel for a proper breakfast.
Afterwards, you’ll be driven to the Kuangsi Waterfalls, a serene beauty spot where you can splash around in the pools or stroll the forest paths. From there, you’ll return via Luang Prabang to visit the weaving village of Ban Phanom. It’s quite commercial, but if you look carefully you can pick up some authentic hand-woven material – they make good souvenirs.
Day 5: Luang Prabang free (B)
Your time will be on your own!
Day 6: Luang Prabang departure (B, DP)
Your time is your own until your car arrives to take you to the airport for your departure flight. Tour ends. Laos Travel Agency – Travel Agency Laos
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