Highlights of Northern Laos

Highlights of Northern Laos
  • Highlights of Northern Laos

8 days

Make your trip to arrival in Vientiane and travel by land to the northern Laos, explore northern tribes along the route 13, visit the plain of jar, beautiful landscape of Lao Mountain, Visit Luang Prabang the world heritage town, step to the Buddhism town in Laos. Hike and bike through the remote mountainous terrain, beautiful riverside landscapes and quaint ethnic villages of Northern Laos and indulge in mouthwatering local cuisine.

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  • Trip highlights

    Visit Vientiane and travel by land to the northern Laos, explore northern tribes along the route 13, Visit the plain of jar, beautiful landscape of Lao Mountain, Visit Luang Prabang the world heritage town, step to the Buddhism town in Laos. Hike and bike through the remote mountainous terrain, beautiful riverside landscapes and quaint ethnic villages of Northern Laos and indulge in mouthwatering local cuisine.

    Brief itinerary

    Day 1.: Vientiane Arrival (Dinner) Day 2.: Vientiane - Vang Vieng (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Day 3.: Vang Vieng - Xieng Khuang (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Day 4.: Xiengkhuang - Luang Prabang (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Day 5.: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou cave (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Day 6.: Luang Prabang - Khuangxi Waterfall (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Day 7.: Luang Prabang - Vientiane (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Day 8.: Vientiane - Departure (Breakfast)

    Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1. Vientiane Arrival

    Meet upon arrival at Wattai National airport in Vientiane, transfer and check-in your hotel. In the afternoon, visit Vat Sisaket, the only original temple in Vientiane (built in 1818 - it is the sole survivor of a Thai invasion in 1828), the Ho Phrakeo, the former Royal Chapel where an Emerald Buddha dating back to the time of the Lane Xang Kingdom was enshrined, the Patouxai and That Luang stupa (The Symbol of Laos).

    Then enjoy the sunset along the Mekong River & visit night market.

    Overnight in Vientiane.

    Meal: Dinner

    Day 2. Vientiane - Vang Vieng

    After breakfast, leave Vientiane for Vang Vieng (3 hours land transfer). Stop on the way to visit minority market where you can find colorful Hmong and other tribes come to sell their products. Arrival at Vang Vieng at noon time. Have lunch at restaurant and check in your hotel.

    Afternoon, take short climb up to hill to visit lime stones caves (Tham in Laos) where you can also enjoy the great view over the valley. Continue to visit a village near by with mulberry farms before returning to your hotel.

    Dinner & overnight in Vang Vieng

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 3. Vang Vieng - Xieng Khuang

    Breakfast at the hotel. Then drive direct to Xiengkhuang of Phonsavanh City (6 hours), check in at the hotel.

    Afternoon visit the Plain of Jars, a large area extending around Phonesavanh where several hundred huge jars of unknown origin are scattered about in over a dozen groupings. Several theories have been advanced as to the functions of the jars (burial urns, wine fermenters, rice storage), but there is no evidence confirming one theory over the other. However, in the 1930s, French archeologists found ashes, stone axes, bronze ornaments and ceramics, which may have been offerings to the dead. When the Plain of Jars is listed by UNESCO and cleared from remaining UXOs, further archeological investigation may bring a clue to all the unanswered questions regarding the most enigmatic site in Laos.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 4. Xiengkhuang - Luang Prabang

    Breakfast. Drive to Luang Prabang (7 hours). On the way stop at Phou Phiengfa for observe a wonderful view of the mountain. Lunch at local restaurant.

    Afternoon, go on to visit to the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrift Wat Mai. Wat Xieng Thong with its roof sweeping low to the ground. Climb up to the top of Phousi Hill for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River.

    Dinner & overnight in Luang Prabang.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 5. Luang Prabang - Pak Ou cave

    Breakfast. Visit to the city's oldest temple and the magnificent which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang house. Visit to the National Museum, the former Royal Palace which houses the collection of valuables including the famous Prabang Buddha statue, gift received from foreign dignitaries...etc. Then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River which also give us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, stop at the village of Ban Xang Hai, where they make the local rice wine. On return, a short drive to visit Ban Phanom, well known for its hand weaving.

    Lunch & Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 6. Luang Prabang - Khuangxi Waterfall

    Depart on land transfer to the Khuang Xi Waterfalls (30kms, approx. 1 hour drive). The waterfalls tumble over multi-tiered limestone formations into cool, clear pools ideal for swimming and relaxing. On the way to the waterfalls, visit the Khmu minority village of Ban Thapaene for a glimpse into their lifestyle. Picnic lunch nearby the waterfalls. Return to Luang Prabang. On the way, visit Ban Xom, a lowland Lao village known for its cotton production. Stop at Ban Xang Khong village to see how traditional Sa paper is made.

    Dinner at Luang Prabang House Restaurant with wonderful traditional dance show. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 7. Luang Prabang - Vientiane

    Morning stroll through the lively Central Market where the ethnic minorities of the surroundings come daily. Lunch at local restaurant.

    Transfer to the airport for flight to Vientiane. Meet upon arrival at Vientiane Wattay airport, transfer and check-in at the hotel.

    PM: Free at leisure. You can enjoy the night market on your own.

    Dinner on your own. Overnight in Vientiane.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 8. Vientiane - Departure

    After breakfast, time at leisure till transferring to the airport for flight departure. End of tour

    Meal: Breakfast

    The itinerary above could be customized to suit your desire, feel free to get in touch with us for the ideas and best quotation

  • Tour prices quoted in USD per person in private group

    Tour class 2 pax 3-5 pax 6-8 pax 9 pax up
    Superior $1072 $956 $839 $766
    Deluxe $1288 $1150 $1012 $920

    *Special rate applied for period from 1 May till 30 September, contact us to plan this trip and get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs

    Not fit your requirement? Feel free to contact us to plan this trip and get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs

    Inclusion

    • Hotel accommodation in shared twin room with daily breakfast,
    • Domestic airfare Luang Prabang - Vientiane
    • Meals as specified in the program (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
    • Transfers and tours as per program by private A/C vehicles (car, van or coach).
    • English speaking guide
    • Entrance fees as per itinerary.
    • Mineral water

    Exclusion

    • Laotian visa fee upon arrival (USD 30/pax + 2 photos).
    • Departure airport in Luang Prabang
    • International air ticket
    • Drinks, tips and other personal expenditures such as telephone, laundry …
    • Personal travel insurance
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