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Laos Discovered

Laos

Tour Code : LD016

16 Days. Discovering the stunning diversity that is Laos. Grand ancient Temples and historic colonial Cities, to deep remote jungles and amazing limestone caves. This tour gives you the very best of Laos from North to...

Chiang Khong

1 days

Luang Namtha

2 days

Nong Kiau

1 days

Luang Prabang

3 days

Xieng Khouang

2 days

Vientiane

1 days

Don Khone

2 days

Tad Etu

1 days

Bangkok

1 days

Day 1 Depart UK - Bangkok
Depart the UK for the flight to Bangkok
Day 2 Arrive Bangkok - Chiang Rai
Arrive in Bangkok at 0and transfer for the domestic flight to Chiang Rai. On arrival drive to Chiang Khong where you can relax overlooking the Mekong and Laos
Day 3 Chiang Khong – Luang Namtha (B)
After immigration procedures, travel along the newly paved road for the 4 hour drive to Luang Namtha. En route visit the hill-tribe villages of Ban Laten, & Kh'mu. Spend the night in a local guesthouse in Luang Nam Tha.
Day 4 Luang Namtha (B)
Enjoy a one day gentle trek in the Nam Ha Protected Area through the minority villages. This trek takes you through the rice fields of Luang Namtha and into the forested foothills beyond. A reasonably gentle day's walk, the trail passes through the villages of Ban Don Kone, Ban Nam Hoi, Ban Piang Ngam and Ban Nam Ngean. As well as learning about the lifestyles of these different communities, you have the opportunity to observe traditional agricultural practices, community forest use, sericulture and silk weaving and also the distilling of Lao Lao (rice whiskey). A typical local lunch is eaten with some of the villagers in Ban Piang Ngam. The trek ends with a visit to Ban Nam Ngean and the remains of the Stupa That Poum Pouk before you are met and transferred back to Luang Namtha.
Day 5 Luang Namtha – Nong Khiaw (B)
An early morning rise to visit the local market where you can see the local villagers with their traditional dresses selling & trading their locally produced goods. After breakfast, visit the Yao villages and the Laos-China border check point (Pangthong), before driving through some dramatic landscape to Nong Khiaw, visiting local H’mong and Khmu minority tribes along the way. Enjoy the afternoon to relax or take a stroll along the river bank or just relax and watch the sunset, overnight at a local guesthouse
Day 6 Nong Khiaw – Luang Prabang (B)
After breakfast, take the long tail boat which takes about 5 hours along the Nam-Ou & Mekong Rivers to Luang Prabang, passing the local villages and touching the real life of the villagers going about their everyday affairs of fishing, trading & washing along the rivers. Stop to visit the Pak Ou caves and observe the traditional production of rice wine distillation in Ban Sanghai. Arrive in Luang Prabang early evening and check into your hotel, where you can relax and enjoy the calm of this French colonial city. Early evening take in sunset from the top of Phu Si Hill
Day 7 Luang Prabang (B)
A days excursion to see this World Heritage City and the former capital of Laos with its famous temples and their gleaming roofs, the royal palace, colonial architecture and its stunning mountain backdrop. In the afternoon visit Kuang Si Waterfall.
Day 8 Luang Prabang (B / L)
At 08:30 – 09:00 you will picked up by your guide from your hotel and visit the elephant village on this shared trip. Today you will enjoy an experience of a 1 hour elephant ride and even some basic training in the simple techniques of becoming a Mahout. Have lunch at the village before bathing the elephants in the nearby Nam Khan River. Take a boat trip to Tad Sae Waterfall with its clear turquoise water before returning to Luang Prabang at around 3 to 4pm you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Day 9 Luang Prabang – Xieng Khuang (B)
Today, we make the days drive through wonderful natural scenery to Xiengkhuang. The journey will give you plenty of opportunities for photos and visiting hill tribe villages. On arrival in Xieng Khuang visit the Central Market in Phonsavan before returning to your hotel
Day 10 Xieng Khuang (B)
Spend the day at the plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are scattered all over the plateau.
Day 11 Xieng Khuang - Vientiane (B)
Transfer to the airport for the 11:00am flight to Vientiane. After lunch take a short city tour of the capital.
Day 12 Vientiane – Pakse – Si Pan Don (B)
Check out of your hotel for the flight to Pakse Departs: 06:30(VTE) Arrives: 07:45(PKZ) On arrival transfer to the Boat pier in Pakse and take a boat to the town of Champasak spend the morning at Wat Phu before travelling down to the 4000 Islands to Don Khone, spending the night overlooking the old French railway bridge on the Mekong
Day 13 Si Pan Don (B)
Take a day trip to see the rare Irrawaddy dolphins, Khon Pha Peng Waterfall before returning back to your bungalows option to cycle or kayaks
Day 14 Si Pan Don – Tad E-Tu (B)
Return north and onto the Tea and coffee plantations of the Bolaven Plateau, visit the twin cascades of Tad Fane waterfall and take a short trek through the coffee plantations. Spend the night at the lovely Tad E-Tu Resort by a cool waterfall.
Day 15 Tad E-Tu – Ubon - Bangkok (B)
Transfer to Ubon Airport which will take about 2 ½ hours for your flight to Bangkok. On arrival in Bangkok transfer to your hotel where you will have the rest of the day at leisure
Day 16 Depart Bangkok (B)
Depart Bangkok for your return flight to the UK
 

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All of our itineraries are tailor-made - click on a price below to see what you can expect at each budget level

Our prices are based on two people travelling and sharing a room. The price quoted may vary depending on the time of year, the airline and any additional services. If you have a specific budget please get in contact with us so we can make a proposal.


Medium: Price from
$2,690

 

Deluxe: Price from
$2,920

 

Luxury: Price from
$3,220

 


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Medium

Sengahloune Bungalows

Located on the stunning Island of Don Khone and overlooking the old French Railway Bridge and the Mekong River these lovely bungalow provide simple comfort to relax in the most tranquil of locations.

Nong Kiau Bungalows

Nestled on the Nam Ou River, surrounded by limestone cliffs and magnificent views over the river and valley

The Boat Landing

Tasteful local style eco bungalows combine tradition and comfort in one of the remotest parts of Laos. A great base to explore the surrounding Nam Ha Protected Area.

 
Deluxe

Tad Etu Resort

This lovely hidden away resort on the Bolaven Plateau is hidden away, a great place to spend a day or so on a tour to Laos. Set  on the fertile ground, walk through the coffee plantations or head down the steps to the bottom of Tad Etu Waterfall.

Salana Boutique

Centrally Located with a great mix of Lao Traditional and contemporary style, beautifully furnished with an attention to detail.

Villa Deux Rivieres

A boutique hotel situated in the centre of Luang Prabang, decorated in a traditional Lao style, with modern facilities

 
Luxury

Settha Palace

In the heart of Vientiane, this remarkable hotel has been painstakingly restored to its former imperial glory. A luxury hotel with classical elegance and French colonial charm.

Maison Souvannaphoum

Set in World Heritage town of Luang Prabang and the historic residence of Prince Souvannaphouma, step back in history; be treated like royalty with a stay at this exquisite mansion

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