Classic Laos Tour

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5 days 4 nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Unlimited

Languages

English

About this tour

Captivating 5-day tour of Laos, beginning in Luang Prabang. Explore the city’s highlights, including the Royal Palace Museum, Wat Mai, and the sacred Mount Phousi for a breathtaking sunset view. Experience the morning alms-giving ceremony and visit the Pak Ou Caves via a scenic boat ride. Discover the stunning Kuang Si Waterfall and visit the Bear Rescue Center. Transfer to Vientiane and explore the renowned Buddha Park, That Luang, Patuxai, and the serene Wat Sisaket. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Mekong River at sunset. Conclude the tour with free time for personal exploration before departure. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of Laos on this unforgettable journey.

Included/Excluded

  • Transportation with air-condition in private
  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room
  • Flight ticket Luang Prabang to Vientiane on Day 4
  • Boat trip as stated in above sights
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • Meals as per program
  • Gov’t tax and service charge
  • Luggage handling and drinking water
  • Visa stamping fee on arrival
  • International flight to/from Laos
  • Travel Insurance in all kinds
  • Single room (quoted separately)
  • Other foreign language guide
  • Peak tourist season or special event rates
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
  • 10% VAT in case the payment is transferred into our company bank account

Itinerary

<span>Day 1</span>Luang Prabang – Arrival – City tour

On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to check in the hotel. After a soft rest, visit Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. Continue to Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-relief, which is one of the most beautiful temples in town. If time permits, we will take a short walk around the small streets of city center, watching the life of local people. Late afternoon, we climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic sunset view of the city and the Mekong River.  The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang

+ Guide & Driver

+ Meal: NONE

+ Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

<span>Day 2</span>Luang Prabang – Elephant Camp – Pak ou Caves

Wake up as the sun rises, we will prepare to join the most sacred tradition of Laos, the daily morning alms giving, which dates to the 14th century. More than 200 Buddhist monks depart from various temple to gather their daily meal from the faithful residents sitting quietly on the streets. From there, we will visit the temporary morning market near the former Royal Palace. Just set on the ground, the local people come here to barter their day’s catch from rice, to vegetable, to fish, or chicken. This is the best chance to experience the flavor of local life After breakfast, we drive directly to Ban Xang Hai, which is famous for the traditional rice whiskey distilled. From there, we enjoy the 30-minute elephant ride exploring the Mekong river at the nearby elephant camp. Continue driving to Ban Pak Ou, and take the boat crossing the Mekong river to visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims.  We then take the boat downstream the Mekong river back to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, we then visit the old Wat Sene, and the nearby magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. If time permits, visit UXO Visitor Center (closed on Saturday, and Sunday), where you can find the documentation about the secret war in Laos. Transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang

+ Guide & Driver

+ Meal: Breakfast

+ Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

+ Pick-up: 05:30-06:30am depending on seasons

<span>Day 3</span>Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfall – Vientiane

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer directly to the beautiful Kuang Si, which is the biggest waterfall in the Luang Prabang area with three tiers leading to a 50-metre drop into spectacular azure pools before flowing downstream. The pools also make great swimming holes and are very popular with both tourists and locals There is also the chance to walk to the nearby village of Ban Thapene, and explore the hidden waterfalls, which is rarely visited by other tourists If you wish, take a short visit to the Bear Rescue Center, which houses a couple of dozen animals rescued from the hands of poachers and traffickers. On the way back to Luang Prabang, we will take a short visit to the Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center, set serenely close to the Mekong, this beautiful, traditionally styled workshop, where weavers, spinners and batik makers produce top-quality fabrics, offers free tours every half-hour. 

We then transfer out to the airport to take the flight to Vientiane. QV104 LPQ VTE 18:20 19:10

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Vientiane.

Tip: For the family vacation, you can visit the Buffalo Dairy Farm on the way to Kuang Si waterfalls, which offer the fun and interesting experience for the kids. + After visiting Kuang Si waterfalls, you can visit the nearby Butterflies Park, where you can enjoy the afternoon tea with the homemade cookies whilst relaxing inside the green peaceful garden full of colorful butterflies

+ Driver & Guide

+ Meal: Breakfast

+ Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane

+ Pick-up: 08:30AM

<span>Day 4</span>Vientiane – Buddha Park

In the morning, we will first visit Wat Si Muang, which is very famous for its supernatural power. After that drive to Buddha Park which takes around 45 minutes away. Also known as Xieng Khuan, this unusual park is filled with over 200 Buddhist and Hindu statues. We then visit Lao Disable Women Development Center, which assist disable women to cope with their disability and advocate for their rights. Spend time watching the video and learn about the effort to earn their daily living. You can support them by buying some small handicrafts at the shop. Start the afternoon with a visit to That Luang, the holiest site in Laos. Constructed by King Setthathirat in the 16th century, the temple is resplendent as the sun is shines upon its towering golden spire. Then, enjoy a panoramic view over the city as you climb the stairs to the top of Patuxai, Vientiane’s own “Arc de Triomphe”. Continue down Lane Xang Avenue the serene Wat Sisaket, the only temple left intact after the Siamese (Thai) invasion in 1828. Continue on to the nearby Wat Phra Keo.  Used as a religious museum, Wat Phra Keo displays a collection of both Lao and Khmer works of art. End your tour of the capital along the banks of the Mekong River as the sun begins to set. Stroll along the river, stop to enjoy a cold drink, or sample a snack from one of the many local food stalls.  Overnight in Vientiane. Tips: + You can also visit Sinouk Coffee Pavilion to discover the Lao coffee, stroll around the mini coffee gallery, view the in-house coffee roaster and try a cup of delicious and unique coffee or tea. Discuss with our guide about this. Entrance fee and extra coffee/drinks are payable on spot. + There is also the chance to visit Ban Hom, where you can visit the farmers working on the field and learn about the rural local life. Just 12Km from the old quarter! Extra mileage: $10/car

+ Driver & Guide

+ Meal: Breakfast

+ Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane

+ Pick-up: 08:30AM

You are free to stroll around the town for your own exploration before taking the departure flight

+ Driver & Guide

+ Meal: Breakfast

+ Accommodation: None

+ Pick-up: 2.5 hour before departure flight

Durations

5 days 4 nights

Languages

English

Frequently asked questions

Deposit of 30% of the total of tour is required upon confirmation of booking tour. The full prepayment will  need to be made 45 days before departure for all services by money transfer or credit card payment with  all bank transfer charges/ fees to be paid by the client.  The bank account name: CTY TNHH HANH TRINH TINH TAN  The bank name: Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank   The bank branch: Hanoi Branch  The International Banking Account Number: 8888116868 (USD) – 889868686868 (VND) Bank Swift Code: ASCBVNVX  The bank address: 442 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ward 5, District 3, HồChí Minh City, Vietnam Phone number: (84.28) 3929 0999  After receiving your payment, we will issue you the hotel voucher and/or final confirmation itinerary, which  can be sent to you by fax or e-mail

+ Maximum 1 child can share the parent's existing bedding.  + Children under 2 years old are free of charge for land services, only charge fee from airlines if have. + Children from 2-6 years old: 50% of adult price, or quote case by case  + Children from 7-11 years old: 75% of adult price, or quote case by case  + Children from 12 years old up: 100% adult price

You can amend your booking when the confirmation is made. Just contact us at [email protected] with  your booking number. Our reservations team is glad to amend your booking accordingly. The extra expense  may occurred will be informed to you before you decide to amend the services or travel date. 

NON REFUNDABLE deposit of US$ 100 per person upon the packages tours services confirmation will be applied.

Cancellations will be charged as follow:

o    45 days prior to the arrival date: Non Refundable deposit charge and the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels... in accordance with their cancellations policies if any. 

o   44 - 31 days prior to arrival date: Cancellations fee of 30% per group/booking and plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels... in accordance with their cancellations policies if any. 

o    30 days - 15 days prior to arrival date: Cancellations fee of 50% per group/booking plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels... in accordance with their cancellations policies if any. 

o   14 - 7 days before arrival: Cancellations fee 70% charge plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels... in accordance with their cancellations policies if any. 

o   Less than 7 days before arrival Or No show: 100% charge per group/booking. 

*** Nonrefundable deposit and banking service fee will be forfeited in all cancellation cases

+ No refund will be given for any unused service after the trip has commenced or during the tour.

Metta Voyage Co.,ltd is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage sustained by passengers. Additional expenses incurred due to delays, accidents, natural disaster, epidemic or political actions and unrest must be borne by the passengers. Passengers are required to have full travel insurance.

Airline schedules and local conditions may affect accommodation and itineraries. Should this occur, Metta Voyage Co.,ltd will endeavor to substitute a suitable arrangement of similar value. Participation on any tours implies full agreement to the above conditions by all parties involved.

Your passport must be valid for at least six months following your entry date to your travel destination. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of a valid passport and visa and all travel documents are valid for travel.

Travel insurance is not included in your tour price. It is the passenger's responsibility to verify whether his/her local health insurance carrier provides coverage while traveling. Please contact your insurance carrier for details. We can suggest you the insurance carrier case by case. 

Metta Voyage Co., ltd strongly advises that you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover all aspects of your tour: the loss of deposits through cancellation, lost of baggage and personal items, personal injury and death. A waiver must be signed if insurance is declined.

If you wish to speak to us, please call our Reservation Center at +84.989383572 and live chat during our business office hours.

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