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The Miracle Laos 5 days

Trip Name: The Miracle Laos 5 days
Type of trip: Private
Trip Duration: 5 Days
Starting: Vientiane, Laos
Finishing: Luang Prabang, Laos
Trip Grading: Regular itinerary, moderate walking
 
Destinations: Vientiane –Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave - Ban Phanom Weaving
 
Flexibility: This sample itinerary can be amended longer or shorter accordingly to meet your expectation.
 
Brief Itinerary:
 
Day 1: Arrival Vientiane
Day 2: Vientiane – Luang Prabang by road
Day 3: Luang Prabang city tour
Day 4: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Buddha caves- Ban Phanom Weaving
Day 5: Luang Prabang departure

Day 1: Vientiane Arrival & City Tour (D)
Welcome to Vientiane, Arrive at Vientiane airport, and after customs & immigration formalities, Glad Travel Agency Co.,Ltd tour expert will personally meet you and transfer you to the downtown hotel for check in. Enjoy a city tour to Wat Sisaket with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Visit Wat Simuang and Wat Prakeo, which was the original home of the famous Emerald Buddha, which today is situated in Bangkok.  There are many excellent restaurants in Vientiane, and you will easily find something to suit your taste. Visit the huge golden That Luang monument, which all Lao citizens respect as holy pagoda. Visit Vientiane's own Victory Monument, which looks like the Arc de Triumphe. This was built at the end of the Indochina wars with money rumoured 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. Tonight you enjoy a welcome dinner at a popular Vientiane’s eatery.
Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane
Meal: Dinner
 
Day 2: Vientiane – Luang Prabang by road (B)
We leave this wonderful town after breakfast for our journey northbound on route no. 13. We will see some breathtaking scenery enroute as we pass through spectacular countryside towards the mountainous region. We make a stop along the way at Vang Xang, a famous archeological site dating back to the 11th century. We via Vang Vieng for visit Tham Jung Cave before we’ll continue our trip to Luang Prabang. We take a few photo stops at some small hill tribe village enroute. Each hill tribe village in Laos has a different feel, some are more prosperous than others but all have plenty of life. The Muang Xieng Nguen village is our next stop and we spend a short amount of time observing the local lifestyle prior to reaching Luang Prabang. On arrival in Luang Prabang late afternoon, We then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred, gilded stupa as well as have a beautiful view of the city and the Mekong River at sunset. From there, we explore the Night Market, where you can browse a lovely selection of handmade textile made by the local people and hill tribes surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang
Meal: Breakfast at hotel
 
Day 3: Luang Prabang - Full day city tour (B)
Then enjoy Visit Wat Visoun, the site of impressive Thad Makmo stupa.  The rounded dome is stylistically more Sinhalese than Lao.
Continue to visit Wat Mai.  Built in 1796, the five-tiered roof of the wooden Sim (chapel) epitomizes the graceful Luang Prabang architectural style. Visit Wat Xieng Thong further emphasizes the uniqueness of Luang Prabang, its several roofs sweeping low to the ground.  See also the impressive "tree of life" mosaic here.  The gilt panel on the exterior of the chapel depicts semi-erotic episodes from the Ramayana.  Climb up  Phou Sii hill stands right in the center of this small city.   Climb its 350 steps to enjoy panoramic views for many miles in each direction.   Wat Phu Sii sits atop the mountain, alongside the skeletons of Indochina war anti-aircraft guns! Shop at the night market, where hundreds of Hmong vendors display their handmade, handicrafts. Dinner tonight on your own but your guide can recommence the nice restaurants in town
Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane
Meals: Breakfast at hotel
 
Day 4: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Buddha caves- Ban Phanom Weaving (B/L)
After breakfast, Visit the National Museum, once a king's palace.  Displayed inside is a lovely collection of personal artifacts of the royal family, including photos, musical instruments, and many gifts received from the dignitaries of foreign countries. Begin a Mekong Riverboat trip with your guide on the mighty Mekong River to visit the famous & sacred Pak Ou Buddha Caves.   These caves, overlook the convergence of the Mekong & Ou Rivers from on high, have been home to many thousands of Buddha images that were placed here by local people since 16th century, when King Setthathirat found the caves and declared them a holy spot. On return Visit Por Sa Paper Handicraft & textile area at Ban Xang Khong.
Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane
Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch
 
Day 5: Luang Prabang - Departure  (B)
After breakfast, explore the town on your leisurely until being transferred to the airport for your onward flight

This is a sample itinerary so the cost depends on your hotel choice, number of people in your group and time of travel.
Please send us enquiry for availabilities & the most updated price.

Trip included
  • Transportation with air-condition in private
  • Local experienced English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Luggage handling
  • Mineral drinking water and tissue
  • Meals as mentioned in program
  • Government Tax
  • Service charge
  • Accommodations on twin shared basis
Trip excluded
  • International flight ticket
  • Domestic flight quoted separated
  • Visa fee upon arrival
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals are not mentioned
  • Personal expense does not include in program
  • Peak tourist season or special event rates

Wat Sisaket - The oldest temple in Vientiane Wat Sisaket - The oldest temple in Vientiane Vientian-Patuxay Monument Vang Vieng Luang Prabang Temple in Luang Prabang Pak Ou Cave
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