Laos Luxury in Style Tour 8 days
Take part in this 8-day tour and tour through three well-known destinations of Laos: Luang Prabang, Vientiane and the beautiful southern region of Laos.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Small Group
Laos Luxury in Style Tour 8 days
• Explore Luang Prabang with major charming spots such as Royal Palace Museum and ancient temples
• Have chance to explore many beautiful waterfalls along the way and relax yourself in the cool water
• Discover some parts of tragic history of Laos
• Meet with local people who are truly kind and hardworking
• Taste many flavor traditional Laos cuisines
Take part in this 8-day tour and tour through three well-known destinations of Laos: Luang Prabang, Vientiane and the beautiful southern region of Laos. You will have the chance to enjoy interesting excursions exploring the latent beauty of this enchanting nation and experience the friendliness and hospitability of the plain country people.
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
Personal expenses and extra meals
Insurance and tips, Visas and others not mentioned
Arrival – Luang Prabang
Activities:Arrive Luang Prabang, transfer to hotel
Included:Airport transfer, accommodation
On arrival at the airport in Luang Prabang, tourists will be transferred to the hotel. Meals on your own. Stay overnight in Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang – Full day city tour
Activities:Visit Royal Palace Museum, see Wat Xieng Thong, come to Wat Mai and Wat Visoun, go to Arts and Ethnology Centre, tour the weaving village, come to Mt Phousi
Included:Breakfast, transportation, accommodation, guide, entrance fees
After having breakfast we will start our departure to the Royal Palace Museum to see many interesting artifacts. Then join a temple tour through Wat Xiengthong with classical Luang Prabang style, as well as Wat Mai and Wat Visoun, known as ‘The Water Melon Stupa’ due to its shape.
The Arts and Ethnology Centre will be the next stop in the afternoon. Tourists can get an insight into the ethnic mix and culture of Laos. Then head to the weaving and textile villages of Ban Xangkhong and Ban Xienglek to get more knowledge about the traditional work of local people. The final stop of the day is Mt Phousi, where you can enjoy a sunset view and the beauty over Luang Prabang and the Mekong River. Meals on your own. Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.
Luang Prabang - Big Brother Mouse – Ban Khia Luang – Pak Ou Cave
Activities:Visit the Big Brother Mouse shop, drop by Ban Khia Luang village, come to a local school, explore the local temple, enjoy traditional foods, drive to Ban Khoklin, cruise to Pak Ou caves, head to Ban Chan village
Included:Breakfast, transportation, accommodation, guide, entrance fee
In the morning, we will go to the Big Brother Mouse shop and buy some books for the village visit. Then we should head north by car before getting into an unpaved road towards Ban Khia Luang village. Go to visit the school and play with the kids, watching them enjoy new books. Tourists can also explore the rest of the village to see weaving process and visit local temple. We will have lunch at the village with either Western foods or traditional Laos foods.
In the afternoon, we leave the village and drive to Ban Khoklin which offers us many beautiful sceneries. Board a private boat down the Nam Ou River for 30 minutes to explore Pak Ou Caves. Continue down the Mekong River to the village of Ban Chan, a pottery village. Then return Luang Prabang by late afternoon. Meals on your own. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Luang Prabang – Vientiane – Half day city tour
Activities:Fly to Vientiane, transfer to hotel, visit Wat Sisaket and Wat Prakeo, tour That Luang Stupa, see Patuxay Monument, come to the COPE exhibition centre
Included:Breakfast, transportation, accommodation, guide, airport transfer, entrance fee, flight ticket
This morning you will get into the flight to Vientiane. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.
The half day city tour will begin with a visit to the oldest temple Wat Sisaket where possesses thousands of Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo. Go to the national precious heritage of That Luang Stupa where you are able to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument. Our final stop of the day will be the COPE exhibition centre, where you can take a deep look into Laos’ history.
Transfer back to your hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Vientiane – Pakse – Khong Island
Activities:Fly to Pakse, transfer to a traditional boat, cruise to Champassak, head to Wat Phou, drive to Don Khong, visit the ruin temples
Included:Breakfast, boat trip, transportation, accommodation, entrance fee, guide, flight ticket
You will take a early flight head to Pakse. On arriving you will be transferred directly onto a private traditional boat and head to Champassak in a 2-hour cruise. Disembark at this ancient town and continue to Wat Phou by car. Wat Phou is another World Heritage Site in Laos which were once part of an ancient temple. In the afternoon you will drive to Don Khong – the area of 4000 islands. It is also famous for the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins. Finally, we come to the atmospheric ruins of the Khmer temple of Oup Mong at Ban Houei Tomo, located in the forest. Reach Khong Island via ferry early in the evening. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Khong Island – Surrounding
Activities:Explore the countryside, go to Don Khone, visit Liphi Waterfall, discover Khone Phapheng, back to Khong Island
Included:Breakfast, transportation, boat trip, accommodation, entrance fee, guide
After having breakfast, we will enjoy a visit to the surrounding countryside. Then embark on a long tail boat tour to Don Khone. When reaching Don Khone, tourists can explore the island by bike and go to the remains of the French period and Liphi Waterfall. Return to the mainland at the fishing village of Ban Nakasang and drive southwards to visit Khone Phapheng. This is the largest waterfall in South East Asia. At the end of the day, we will drive back to Khong Island. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Khong Island - Tadlo – Pakse
Activities:Go to Bolaven Plateau, visit Houey Ten, stop at Tad Fan Waterfall, see coffee plantation, tour Tha Teng Market, explore Ban Bong Neua village, relax at Tadlo Waterfall, back to Pakse
Included:Breakfast, transportation, accommodation, entrance fee, guide
Today you will be taken to the east into the Bolaven Plateau which is located high above the Meong Valley. Our first stop is Houey Ten, a Katu village specializing in knife making. Followed by a visit of Tad Fan Waterfall, a picturesque twin chute waterfall. Then make a stop at a coffee plantation, tour the Tha Teng Market, a colorful ethnic minority food market. Next, we come to a minority village, Ban Bong Neua and explore people’s life there. In the afternoon, go to the Tadlo Waterfall and relax in the pools.
Head back to Pakse. On the way we will stop at Ban Houi Hun, an Alak weaving village, and at another picturesque waterfall, Paxuam, before arriving back in Pakse by late afternoon. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Pakse – Departure
Activities:Enjoy free time, catch the departure flight
Included:Breakfast, airport transfer
The day is at leisure until you are transferred to the airport for your onward flight. 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.
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 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.
– 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.
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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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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.
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.
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.
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.