Incredible Laos Luxury Tour 10 days

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Laos-a landlocked country in the Southeast Asia is small in size but incredibly huge in beauty with spectacular limestone mountain karsts, river gorge, laidback rural village, fresh mountain plateaus and fragile cave ecosystem.

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    All about the Incredible Laos Luxury Tour 10 days.

    Incredible Laos Luxury Tour 10 days

    • Explore Luang Prabang – the capital of culture and religion of Laos
    • Take a city tour and discover Pak Ou Caves as well as many stunning sceneries
    • Visit Kuang Si Waterfall and many religious sites of Laos
    • Travel around some ethnic villages and know more about their authentic life
    • Tour the Mines Action Group to learn about their working mines and unexploded ordnance area
    • Have chance to view many amazing landscapes along the way

    Laos-a landlocked country in the Southeast Asia is small in size but incredibly huge in beauty with spectacular limestone mountain karsts, river gorge, laidback rural village, fresh mountain plateaus and fragile cave ecosystem. Joining in the 10-day Incredible Laos tour, you will be able to explore these stunning things from LuangPrabang-a UNESCO World Heritage site, Pak Ou caves,to Vietiane-the sleepy capital,Pakse, Khong Island and so on.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    Transportation as per itinerary (flight ticket, boats, minibus, walking)
    Accommodation in Guest houses and villagers home
    Activities as described in itinerary
    Meals as per itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
    English speaking guide and assisting guides where necessary
    All trekking and activity permissions and payments
    Village contributions and local taxes

    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    Personal expenses and extra meals
    Insurance and tips, Visas and others not mentioned

    1. DAy1 Arrival - Luang Prabang

      Activities:Arrive in Luang Prabang, check in the hotel
      Meals:N/A
      Included:Airport transfer, guide, accommodation
      On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Luang Prabang has been knows as the capital of culture and Buddhism of Laos. It has been recognized as the World Heritage by UNESCO with its traditional culture values. The rest of the day will be the time for relaxing. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

    2. Day2 Luang Prabang – City Tour - Pak Ou Caves

      Activities:Visit WatVisoun, tour Arts and Ethnology Centre, go to Wat Xieng Thong pagoda, have sightseeing of Pak Ou Caves
      Meals:Breakfast
      Included:Accommodation, ground transportation, guide, entrance fees, boat trip, breakfast
      After enjoying breakfast, we will visit Wat Visoun, the oldest temple in Luang Prabang built in 1513. Then we will visit the excellent Arts and Ethnology Centre,which shows us the traditional arts and the lifestyles of the different ethnical groups in Laos. Next we will visit Wat Xieng Thong – the most beautiful pagoda of Laos.The name Wat Xieng Thong means ”Temple of the Golden City” and its unique roofs make tourist overwhelmed. We then board a cruise to pass through the Mekong River, which help us enjoy a panoramic view of the peaceful countryside. We will discover the amazing Pak Ou Caves in the village of Ban Muangkeo. Pak Ou – the Caves of a thousand Buddhas are not only unique destinations to explore but also brings great historical values. En route, we will visit Ban Xang Hai, which’s famous for homemade alcohol. We then come back Luang Prabang by car through Ban Nongxai, a handicraft village and also to visit silversmith workshop. We return Luang Prabang by late afternoon. Meals on your own. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

    3. Day3 Luang Prabang – Hmong Experience and Kuang Si Waterfall

      Activities:View the countryside, visit ethnic village, see Kuang Si Waterfall
      Meals:Breakfast, Lunch
      Included:Accommodation, ground transportation, guide, entrance fees, boat trip, breakfast, lunch
      It will take one hour and twenty minutes to leave out of the town of LuangPrabang. On the way you will see beautiful views and rural landscapes with paddy and pineapple fields. Then you will visit Ban Longlao – a local H’mong village where the culture, customs and language are all different to mainstream Laos. From the H’mong village, it takes between two and two and half hours to pass through primary forest and jungle before arriving at the amazing Kuang Si Waterfall. You will enjoy your own lunch at the time of relaxing, swimming and climbing to the top of the waterfall.
      At the end of the day, you will come back Luang Prabang in time to catch the sun setting over the Mekong. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

    4. Day4 Luang Prabang – Xieng Khuang

      Activities:Drive to Xiengkhuang, stop at HouiHei, travel around ethnic village
      Meals:Breakfast
      Included:Accommodation, ground transportation, guide, entrance fees, boat trip, breakfast
      In the early morning at about 8 am, we will drive to Xiengkhuang, which has been known widely for the amazing “Plain of Jars”. Then going through a twisty mountain route, we will stop at HouiHei, where tourists will have a great view of the surrounding mountains. We then come to Ban Kiu Kam Pone, a Khmu village to explore before arriving in Phou Khoun for lunch. We go toward Xien Khuang province, which has the highest moutains of Laos such as Phu bia (2.820 m), Phu xao (2.690 m). After that, we stop at Ban Son Boom, a Hmong village. Our last destination of the day is a hidden Buddha cave which marks a historical period during the Vietnam War. Then we make a final stop to visit an old Russian tank. We return the hotel by early evening. Meals on your own. Overnight in Xieng Khuang.

    5. Day5 Xieng Khouang – Vientiane

      Activities:Visit the Mines Action Group, return Phonsavon town, fly to Vientiane
      Meals:Breakfast
      Included:Accommodation, ground transportation, guide, entrance fees, boat trip, breakfast
      We start the fifth day with a visit to the Mines Action Group or MAG office to learn about the work they do in clearing land mines and unexploded ordnance in the area. Next we travel to Jar Site 1, the largest site and Jar Site 3, which is on the top of a hill offering panoramic picture of the surrounding countryside. We come back to Phonsavon town and get in the plane for your flight to Vienntiane. Meals on your own. Overnight in Vientiane.

    6. Day6 Vientiane – Half day city tour

      Activities:Visit WatSisaket, explore That Luong Stupa, come to Patuxay Monument, tour the COPE exhibition Centre
      Meals:Breakfast
      Included:Accommodation, ground transportation, guide, entrance fees, boat trip, breakfast
      Your half day city tour begins with visiting the oldest pagoda Wat Sisaket which has thousands of rare and precious Buddha statues. Then we explore the temple Wat Prakeo that’s unique by its architecture and the famous Emerald Buddha image. Our tour continues with a visit to the splendid That Luong Stupa – the biggest and the most beautiful temple in Laos. It has become the symbol of culture and the pride of Laotians. On coming to Vientiane, the place that tourist can’t ignore is Patuxay Monument considered as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. You can see the whole picture of the city from Patuxay and take your own beautiful photos. Our final stop will be the excellent COPE exhibition Centre where displays documentaries about Unexploded Ordinance (UXO) problem in Laos caused by the heavy bombing campaign during the Vietnam War. You will understand more about how UXO has become part of the life of many people. Meals on your own. Overnight in Vientiane.

    7. Day7 Vientiane – Pakse – Khong Island

      Activities:Take flight to Pakse, travel to WatPhou, experience Khmer style
      Meals:Breakfast
      Included:Accommodation, ground transportation, guide, entrance fees, boat trip, breakfast
      You will be transferred to the airport early this morning for the flighttoPakse. Next you will get on a private traditional boat for 2-hour cruise to Champassak. After arriving at the Champa Kingdom, we will travel by car to WatPhou which is the second World Heritage in Laos. WatPhou is the most outstanding destination to travelers when coming to Champasak. It is a mixture construction of Khmer style worshiping Hindu during the 9th century to the 13th century. In the afternoon, you will visit Don Khong – an area of 4000 islands which is the largest point of the Mekong River during the rainy season. Don Khong will bring you great experiences of walking or cycling through pleasant little villages. We end the day with a visit to the Khmer temple of Oup Mong at Ban Houei Tomo, located in the forest. Come back Khong Island via ferry in the early evening. Meals on your own. Overnight on Khong Island.

    8. Day8 Khong Island – Surrounding

      Activities:Enjoy a boat tour, visit Liphi Waterfall, explore Khone Phapheng
      Meals:Breakfast
      Included:Accommodation, ground transportation, guide, entrance fees, boat trip, breakfast
      After having breakfast, we will travel to Don Khone with a long tail boat tour to have a sightseeing of the surrounding countryside. Then we disembark and go by bicycle to discover the island, visit the remains of the French period and the stunning Liphi Waterfall. We return to the mainland at the fishing village of Ban Nakasang and go further south to visit KhonePhapheng. KhonePhapheng is the largest waterfall in South East Asia connecting the two banks of the Mekong River with Champasak and Strung Treng province of Cambodian. Come here and you will understand why KhonePhapheng is called “Niagara of Asia”. Then we drive back to Khong Island. Meals on your own. Overnight in Khong Island.

    9. Day9 Khong Island – Bolaven Plateau - Pakse

      Activities:Drive to the Bolaven Plateau, visit a Katua village, view Tad Fan Waterfall
      Meals:Breakfast
      Included:Accommodation, ground transportation, guide, entrance fees, boat trip, breakfast
      In the early morning we will drive north to the Bolaven Plateau – the most impressive destination to travelers. The Bolaven Plateau has cool climate, fertile soil which is the suitable land for tea, coffee, rubber plantations of Laos. Next we make a stop to visit Houey Ten, a Katua village that’s well known for knife making. We then arrive at a tea plantation before visiting Tad Fan Waterfall, an amazing twin chute waterfall.
      In the afternoon, we have a visit to a coffee plantation, then move to Tha Teng Market, a colourful ethnic minority food market. Next we come to another interesting minority village, Ban Bong Neua, an Alak village, that boasts a sacrificial alter. We arrive at the stunning Tadlo Waterfall by late afternoon and head back to Pakse, stopping at Ban Houi Hun, an Alak weaving village, where they keep coffins under their houses, and at another picturesque waterfall, Paxuam. We return to Pakse by early evening. Meals on your own. Overnight in Pakse

    10. Day10 Pakse – Departure

      Activities:Explore Pakse town, departure
      Meals:Breakfast
      Included:Breakfast, guide, airport transfer
      After breakfast, you will have free time to explore Pakse Town before catching a flight to Siem Reap-Cambodia or exiting Laos overland from the Chongmek International checkpoint to Ubon Ratchathani Thailand. The room is at your disposal till 12:00 noon only. Meals on your own. End of services

    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.

    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.

    Step 3: Submit Booking

    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.

    Step 4: Confirm Availability & Deposit

    1. Check availability :

    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.

    Notice: our email may go to your spam mailbox, please check your spam mailbox if you don’t receive our response in one working day.

    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:

    If all of the services are reserved successfully, we will send you a Confirmation Email including the deposit invoice and other useful information

    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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