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Laos Revealed Classic Laos – 4days

  • Duration: 4 days -3 nights
  • Trip Code: LPT11

A tour combining the two magical cities takes you through the history of the land of a million elephants. Highlights of this tour include exploring the unique temple architecture of Luang Prabang, the astonishing views over the city from the top of Phousi Mountain and visiting the national buildings in Vientiane.

Day 1: Arrival Vientiane
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. After a short rest, an orientation walk of the Lao Capital is a pleasant way to spend the day, strolling around some of the city’s most historical sites and seeing some of the French colonial architecture. We observe the sunset by the Mekong Riverside until the late evening. Overnight in Vientiane
Day 2: Vientiane – Luang Prabang (Flight)
After breakfast, we start to visit the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we will stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. From there, we visit the central or ‘Morning Market’ which is a great place for browsing antiques, handmade textiles and gifts. 
Transfer to airport for short flight to Luang Prabang. On arrival, we transfer you to your hotel. After a short rest, we stroll around the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of textiles made by the local and the hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. We then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as viewing a beautiful and panoramic sunset over the Ancientcity and the Mekong River. Overnight in Luang Prabang (B).
Day 3: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou caves
After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai, Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong which represents classical Laotian architecture. We then board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which gives us a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. On our way back, we pass the local villages at Ban Xiengmene and Ban Chan continue to see the royal temple at Wat Longkhoun and Ban Phanom, a village well known for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang (B).
Day 4: Luang Prabang Departure
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (often in the form of sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual. If the time permits, you can visit the National Museum (closed Tuesdays) at the former Royal Palace, look around the Central Market before transferring to the airport for flight departure (B).


Tour price included:
• Transportation in private 
• Accommodation in twin shared room
• Boat trip as stated in above sights
• English speaking guide
• Admission fee to indicated sights
• Meals: daily breakfast at hotel
Tour price excluded:
• Visa stamping fee on arrival
• Int’l air tickets to/from Laos
• Domestic flight and airport tax 
• Travel Insurance in all kinds
• Lunch or dinner unless where stated 
• Single room (quoted separately)
• Other foreign language guide
• Peak tourist season or special event rates
• Tip, drinks and other personal expenses  
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