Discover the history, natural wonders, ancient treasures and cultural diversity of mystical Laos, as you capture the spirit of recovery in this wonderful destination.

Enjoy the unique and diverse traditions of Luang Prabang, Xieng Khouang, Vang Vieng and Vientiane over 10 days of this guided journey through the very best of Laos. Become enchanted by the scenic beauty, wildlife and village lifestyle, where you can engage with locals, enjoying their food, hospitality and markets, as you see them at work, going about their daily lives. Experience the contrast of Southeast Asian culture with the reassurance your needs on tour are covered: all in-country transfers; 9 nights’ hotel accommodation; economy class flights; daily buffet breakfast and lunch; fully guided tour with driver transport; airport transfers and much more.


  • You’ll be met at the airport outside the baggage-claim area and taken to the pre-booked hotel.Begin early to get a feel for authentic Laos by attending a Baci Ceremony at a local house (taking around 90 minutes), before exploring traditional food, crafts and souvenirs on sale at the night market.

    Meals included: None

  • An optional early start offers a special opportunity to participate in the daily Morning Alms Giving Ceremony of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from faithful residents. This tradition is very unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession. From there you will visit the morning Phosi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings.

    A tour of the Old Town takes in the city’s oldest temples of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong, with its roofs sweeping low to the ground in classical Laotian architectural style. Learn more about the ethnic culture from perspective of an American by a private tour at TAEC Center. After lunch, on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, enjoy breathtaking views through the tranquil countryside, before exploring the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. Here two linked caves are crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims.

    Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

  • Take in the rural scenery of farms and villages on a short trip to the Hmong ethnic community of Ban Long Lao Kao. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the people and take in the sights of the village, before hiking to the famous Khuang Si waterfalls, walking through vegetable gardens, rice fields and tropical forests under the shade of hardwood trees, such as rosewood and ebony. Reward awaits your arrival at the falls, where a delicious picnic can be enjoyed in the natural surroundings of the area. Rest awhile, or go swimming in the aqua pools, before heading back to Luang Prabang, on the way calling into the Ock Opo Tok Centre to examine fine Laotian textiles.

    Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

  • First stop after breakfast is the National Museum (closed Tuesdays) at the former Royal Palace. On display are marvelous collections of artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign. A trip into the hills follows, travelling 306km through wonderful natural mountain scenery to Xieng Khouang’s capital Phonsavan. After checking into the hotel your time is free.

    Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

  • Begin the day by delving into the local lifestyle exploring the Central Market, followed by a visit to the UXO MAG Exhibition Room, to gain an understanding of the difficulties Laotians face dealing with unexploded ordinance left over from the Vietnam War.

    Then it is out into the countryside to experience the inexplicable wonder of the Plain of Jars, first viewing the picturesque Jars Site 2, followed by impressive Jar Site 3. Around 150 jars are located on top of a hill, which offers great views over the surrounding countryside. Driving onto the ancient town of Muang Khoun, the former provincial capital, explore the ruins of a number of ancient pagodas in the Lanna style, That Foun sputa and Wat Phiawat, a ruined temple containing a huge sitting Buddha. On the return journey to Phonsavan, visit Jar Site 1, the largest site, containing over 300 jars, before returning to your hotel by late afternoon.

    Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

  • Following breakfast at the hotel, depart Xieng Khouang for scenic drive to Vang Vieng, a small, tranquil town nestled on a bend of the Nam Song River. Stunning scenery with a mixture of quiet water and limestone outcrops remain unspoiled, despite recent developments with the advent of tourism. Upon arrival at Vang Vieng late in the afternoon, check into the hotel for an overnight stay.

    Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

  • Begin the day with an invigorating hike to Ban Phathao, through picturesque rice fields set against a limestone mountain backdrop, to explore three caves - Tam Loup, Tham Hoi and Tham Nam, the latter with a spring water pool at the entrance.

    Take to the water in the afternoon, on a 45-minute boat trip on Nam Song River, before returning to Vang Vieng to relax for the rest of the day.

    Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

  • Following a visit to the famous Tham Jang Water Cave to experience the most fun you can have on an inflated tube ride through the caverns, head to the capital city Vientiane, on the banks of the Mekong River. Along the way stop at Ban Bor Village, to see the production of natural salt, before arriving at the economically and geographically important infrastructure project, the Nam Ngum Dam. Construction of the dam has had the beneficial effect of producing most of the country’s hydroelectricity, as well creating a man-made lake with hundreds of small islands, to become an attraction for recreation, fishing and tourism.

    Check into the hotel upon arrival in Vientiane.

    Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

  • First up on today’s journey is the Wat Si Saket, the oldest temple remaining around Vientiane, dating back to 1818. This former favorite meeting place of the aristocracy is now a museum of Siamese Buddhist architectural design, featuring more than 2,000 ceramic and silver Buddha images. Pay a visit to the former place of spiritual worship of the King, Haw Phra Kaew built in the grounds of the royal palace. On the way to the eminent Pha That Luang, a photo stop will be made at Patuxai, the monument regarded as Vientiane's own Arc de Triomphe, commemorating the country’s independence from the French.

    In the afternoon, on a visit to the Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan), view a collection of hundreds of Buddha statues. Travelling through small, peaceful villages along Mekong River, enjoy the enchanting scenery on the way to the Mekong Friendship Bridge on the border of Laos and Thailand. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

    Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

  • You will be at leisure till our guide and driver escort you to airport for your flight to the next destination.

    The tour concludes today.

    Meals included: Breakfast


  • Admission fees: to sightseeing spots and activities specified
  • Accommodation: hotels based on double/twin occupancy as specified
  • Meals: as specified in the itinerary
  • Tour guide: excellent private English-speaking guide
  • Transfers: land transfer with drivers as specified
  • Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour
  • Government taxes and fees.
  • International flights to Luang Prabang and from Vientiane
  • Visa fees
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers and any expense of a personal nature
  • Our tour package does not include travel insurance. Please purchase travel insurance before your trip to provide for any unforeseen circumstances

Important Information

Important information – PRIVATE TOUR
  • This is a private tour for your group of family or friends. No other travelers will join you. It's always available for your schedule!
  • Smart casual dress and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Prices Based on Twin Occupancy
  • The prices shown above are not valid during Official Holidays (such as Christmas Holiday, New Year's Holiday, National Holiday or other festival occasions in each country etc.)
  • The tour guide may adjust the itinerarydue to closure of the museums each Monday.
  • Any city not included in the existing tour package can be blended into as Private tour.
  • Entering and exiting Laos from Bangkok, Hanoi and Siem Reap are also available.
  • Optional tours to Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam and other destinations are also available.
  • Stays at entering and exiting cities (Luang Prabang and Vientiane) can be extended.

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