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Bird watching Laos Tour 8Days

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We start the tour in Luang prabang, the charming capital of Laos, a country long neglected by birders…

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    • Group Size Small Group
      16
    All about the Bird watching Laos Tour 8Days.

    Bird watching Laos Tour 8Days

    We start the tour in Luang prabang, the charming capital of Laos, a country long neglected by birders. We will spend surrounded by the beautiful karst limestone forest of the Annamite mountain range at one of only two known areas for the Bare-faced Bulbul, a species described as recently as 2009. Birding mainly from the roadside will also give us the chance of another other recently described species – Limestone Leaf Warbler, and also the near-endemic Sooty Babbler.

    Notes:
    The above birding itineraries are based on what are essentially popular routes for birders. It can be shortened or extended.
    Things to bring: Light walking boots or sports shoes. Long or short trousers and long-sleeved shirt. Mosquito repellent, hat, lotion sunblock.
    To check availability for tours on short notice, fill out “Request for Quote” form with desirable dates.
    Fitness:
    Habitats Covered: Broadleaved evergreen forest, wet land, rice field, mountain/pine/bamboo forest, 1,200 MSL, lake.
    Photographic Opportunities: October – April is excellent.
    Excellent Month & Climate: October – April – 10-25 C. Fairly Month & Climate: May – September – 25-32 C.

    1. Day1 Luang prabang-Vang Vieng

      After Breakfast, driver to Vang Vieng about 6 hours, enjoy with your stop on the way for panoramic view and also visit the tribes’ village along the way to Vang Vieng, when you arrive to Vang Vieng then take a rest until 4 Pm. Dinner on your own.
      Meals: Breakfast.
      Accom: Vansana Vangvieng Hotel www.vansanahotel-group.com

    2. Day2 Vangvieng – Nahin Town

      After breakfast and then drive to the Num Thon where the separate to Na Hin, limestone area. This drive passes through some of Laos’ most spectacular limestone (Karst) landscape. The road elevation at points allows for a unique view of the limestone from above, and dramatic views of fields of jagged limestone ridges below. Stop at a number of scenic viewpoints high above the limestone. Dinner at a local restaurant
      Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
      Accom: Sok Sai Guesthouse

    3. Day3 Around Nahin

      After breakfast, Start to driver up back to Paman mountain where will you trek & hike about 45minutes to the bird watching point, spend your time around this area, you would see a lots of birds around here, example Sooty Babble, Bare face Bulbul and other more, you need to pack lunch with you and return to your guesthouse before 4 or 5pm.
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
      Accom: Sok Sai Guesthouse

    4. Day4 Nahin-Konglo Cave

      After breakfast, start to drive to Konglo village where famous long cave in Laos is, and also you can see the birds there, but most of the birds come out in the early morning and late afternoon, Return to your guesthouse at Nahin.
      Meals: None
      Accom: Sok Sai Guesthouse

    5. Day5 Nahin-Paksan

      After breakfast, drive straight to Paksan about 4hours, up on arrival transfer you to the hotel, enjoy with your rest dinner on your own.
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
      Accom: Paksan hotel

    6. Day6 Paksan-Vientiane

      After breakfast drive to Vientiane about 4hours, flexible to stop anywhere when you see the birds, upon arrive to Vientiane your driver will take you to your hotel for check in, relax & free on your own
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
      Accom: Beau Rivage www.hbrm.com

    7. Day7 Vientiane-Phou Khao khouay (Buffalo mountain) National Park

      After breakfast, drive about 50Km to Phou Khao Khouy national park to watch many kind of birds, but on the way you can stop at Num Ngum Bridge. Return to Vientiane for overnight and relax.
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
      Accom: Beau Rivage www.hbrm.com

    8. Day8 Vientiane – Bang Kok

      MeetAfter breakfast meet your guide at your hotel and then start haft day city tour to Wat Sisaket with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Other sites you will see include the huge golden That Luang monument, and next door, Vientiane’s own Victory Monument, which looks like the Arc de Triumphe. This was built at the end of the Indochina wars with money rumored to be American, and earmarked for the airport’s new runway. Thus the departing Americans dubbed this monument the vertical runway! Have a look at the lovely arches inside the monument. Wat Prakeo, which was the original home of the famous Emerald Buddha, which today lives in Bangkok. There are many excellent restaurants in Vientiane, and you will easily find something to suit your taste.
      you will be free until time to transfer you to the airport for fight to Bang Kok
      Meals: Breakfast
      Accom: None

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    Accommodation for Your Journey

    Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

    It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.

    We pick hotels for you based on:

    Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.

    Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.

    Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.

    Hotel Standards

    3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

    4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.

    5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Accommodation for Your Journey

    The Prices showed on our system is in USD (United State Dollar), INCLUDED Tax and Service Charge but EXCLUDED Bank Fee. Please check carefully the inclusion and exclusion of services before booking. Included and excluded services will also be listed in our confirmation email.

    Important note:

    – Price is in United State Dollar (USD)

    – Price is based on Double/Twin Occupancy accommodations.

    – Price does NOT include surcharges for Bank Fee and other surcharges if any.

    Before making a reservation, please check the price of the tour by filling the number of pax, choosing the departure date, and clicking “Check Rates” button in “Check Rates” tab. Click “Book It” button to reserve the accommodation type you prefer for the tour and process to the next step. Please select the optional transfer services or extra services of your choice from the list then click ‘Add To Cart’ button to navigate to the next step.

    Re-check the services you would like to book then click “Submit Booking” (“Send My Inquiry” for Land Tours) to navigate to the final step. At the final step, fill your necessary information in the detail information form.

    Please fill correct information, especially the email address and phone number so that we can contact with you to process the booking. Once finish filling the information, click “Submit” button to send the request to us.

    Note: An automatic email will be sent to your email address and our salespeople will soon contact you regarding the reservation. In the meantime, you have successfully sent your request to us. Please remember to utilize our “Book Together” feature in reservation process to have more savings.

    The booking process is represented through 5 steps below:

    Step 1: Check Rates

    Fill in the numbers of adults, children and infants of your group, enter your departure date and click ‘Check Rates’ button, you will see the accommodation prices.

    Once you selected an accommodation, click ‘Book It’ button to continue.

    Tips: To get more special discounts, please take a look at ‘Trip saving for booking together’ section where you can check rates and get a discount for booking 02 services at the same time. The discount amount ranges from US$3 to US$60 per room per night (hotel) or per pax (tour).

    Step 2: Book Extra Services

    This step meets your needs in booking optional services like transfer, visa, kayaking or other interesting activities related to your current booking.

    Tips: Don’t forget to book hotels, tours together in this step! It’s a smart way to get more savings.

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    Here you can review, add or remove your booking items, complete and submit your booking form.

    After your booking is submitted, the system navigates to a ‘Thank you page and send you an automatic email listing all the services you requested.

    Our travel consultant will get in contact with you within 01 working day to inform about the service availability & payment.

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    After receiving your booking request, our consultant will check the availability of the services. If the services are available, our consultant will send you a payment link for the deposit by email, otherwise we will give you some alternative suggestions.

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    2. Deposit:

    After receiving the payment link in the email sent from our consultant, please make the deposit as soon as possible to secure your booking. When we receive your deposit payment, our consultant will reserve the services for your booking as following:

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    If the services are fully booked and are not available, we will inform you and suggest other options. In case you no longer want to book these services, we will refund all of the deposit amount.

    Notice: Your booking will NOT be confirmed until we send you the Confirmation email. The remaining balance can be paid later – before departure date. For some urgent bookings or special types of promotion, 100% of the total cost will be required.

    Step 5: Final Payment

    The full payment must be made before your departure date. The exact deadline will be confirmed by our travel consultant depending on each service you booked.

    The remaining balance can be paid by Cash (VND, USD, AUD, EUR) or by credit card. For the customers who’re going to stay in Hanoi, we are able to setup a direct meeting to collect the final payment.

    Notice: Payment by cash on arrival is only applied for trips starting from Hanoi and the arrival date is before the payment deadline (confirmed by our travel consultant). All currencies are exchanged by local rate.

    At the end of booking process, on the “Make a booking” page, you can enter any special requests into the “Special Request” box before submitting your booking. Another easy way is sending us your special request directly by email.

    The deposit is required to guarantee your reservation (tours, hotels, transfer, etc.). After receiving your deposit, we’re going to reserve the services for you. So the deposit is required to secure your booking. Normally, 30% of total cost will be required for deposit at the booking time. For some urgent cases or special types of promotion, we will require full payment at the booking time. Learn more: how to pay deposit

    Normally Journey Expedition Travel includes two meals each day during tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.

    Breakfast

    It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.

    Lunch

    Lunches are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.

    Dinner

    Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

    If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs

    You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility

    All tour guides of Journey Expedition Travel are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.

    Private Tour Guide

    You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

    All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.

    If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

    Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

    With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.

    Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.

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