LAO - T 09: NORTHERN MYSTERIES, 8 days (S)                                               

Vientiane - Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang - Xieng Khuang Phonsavanh - Vientiane

 

Day 1     Vientiane

 

Arrival in Vientiane, meeting on arrival at Vientiane airport, direct transfer to the hotel. After refreshment, sightseeing in Vientiane - the capital city and seat of government sits in a bend of the Mekong River amidst fertile alluvial plains. Vientiane (pronounced 'Wieng Chan' by the locals) is a laid-back city with interesting wats and lively markets. Visit Pha That Luang - the Great Sacred Reliquary, Patuxai, Ho Pha Keo, Wat Si Saket, Wat Si Muang and free time for shopping at Talaat Sao. 

Overnight in Vientiane

 

Day 2     Vientiane - Vang Vieng 

 

After breakfast at the hotel, traveling by vehicle from Vientiane via Nam Ngum Lake to Vang Vieng (incl. Ban Keun Zoo) drive to the south through the scenic province of Vientiane. The climate is pleasant and the views are nice, with mountains and cliffs along the first part of the journey. Visit Nam Ngum Lake and Ban Keun Zoo

Overnight in Vang Vieng

 

Day 3     Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang 

After breakfast, short trekking in the surroundings of Vang Vieng.

From Tham Xang (the Elephant cave) a nice path leads through the rice fields and along an irrigation channel to a Hmong village. From the main road a vehicle will be waiting for the transfer back to Vang Vieng. By vehicle from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang - Journey north across the Xieng Khuang Plateau passing through Ban Phatang and Muang Kasi.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

 

Day 4     Luang Prabang 

 

Breakfast at the hotel, sightseeing in Luang Prabang - the ancient capital city of the Lan Xang Kingdom, is famous for its historic temples and beautiful setting surrounded by mountains. In 1995, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit famous Temple, Wat Xieng Thong - the most beautiful monastery in Luang Prabang. Visit Wat Wisunalat, Wat Mai, Wat That Luang and Wat Sean.

Overnight in Luang Prabang  

 

Day 5     Luang Prabang 

 

After breakfast at the hotel, excursion by boat from Luang Prabang to the Pak Ou Caves, visit Ban Xang Hai - the village that make local rice whisky and Ban Thing Hong before transfer back to Luang Prabang. Afternoon continue sightseeing to National Museum and enjoy excellent view of the town over Phu Si Hill.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

 

Day 6     Luang Prabang - Xieng Khuang - Phonsavanh 

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for flight from Luang Prabang to Xieng Khuang. Arrival Xieng Khuang, greeting by local guide and transfer to the hotel before sightseeing Plain of Jars, one of the most intriguing sights in Laos and Muang Khoun.

Overnight in Phonsavanh

 

Day 7     Xieng Khuang - Vientiane

 

After breakfast in the morning, visit local market - lively open-air local market before transfer to the airport for flight from Xieng Khuang to Vientiane. 

Afternoon at leisure

Overnight in Vientiane

 

Day 8     Vientiane

 

After breakfast at the hotel, free at leisure before transfer to the airport for departure.

 

 

End of Services    **Note: Itinerary subject to change due to flight schedules.

 

 

US$

Per pax

1 Pax

2 Pax

3-6 Pax

7-11 Pax

12-15 Pax

16-20 Pax

21+ pax

Single

Supplement

Standard

1,198

693

318

548

434

425

434

86

Superior

1,340

764

700

627

508

486

521

154

Deluxe

1,536

873

804

738

619

600

646

266

 

- Valid from 1 Apr 05 to 31 Oct 05

- The above rates are in USD per person base on twin sharing room

-  Reduction for 3rd pax in triple room US$54 for Standard; US$60 for Superior; US$ 115 for Deluxe

- Child reduction (sharing bed of parents): under 2 years FOC; under 12 years -30%

 

Hotels

Standard

Superior

Deluxe

Vientiane

B & P Hotel 2-3*
Standard
e

Mouang Luang Hotel 3*
Standard

Villa Santi Hotel 3-4*
Standard

Vang Vieng

Thavonsouk Bungalows 2*

Standard

Thavonsouk Bungalows 2*

Standard

Thavonsouk Bungalows 2*

Standard

Luang Prabang

Haysoke Hotel 2-3*
Standard

Vansana Hotel 3*
Standard

Lao Plaza Hotel 4*
Standard

Phonsavanh

Mali Hotel 1-2*

Phou Phadeng Auberge 2-3*

Phou Phadeng Auberge 2-3*

 

Accommodation in hotels is subject to availability. If the listed hotel is fully booked, alternate accommodation will be offered. All hotel ratings are according to the local accreditation authority.

 

Included services:

- English-speaking guide.

- Meals according to itinerary.

- Flight ticket(s) as mentioned in the itinerary. Flight from Luang Prabang to Xieng Khuang and  

  Xieng Khuang to Vientiane.

- Boat ticket(s) according to itinerary.

- Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle (complimentary cold towels and drinking water).

- Sightseeing incl. admissions fees according to itinerary.

- Accommodation in hotels as mentioned above or equivalent.

 

Excluded services:

- International and domestic airport tax. **Airport tax information**

- Visa fees, drinks and personal expenses.

 

Remarks:

 

1. Please note that the validity of this quotation includes the Christmas and New Year period. Many hotels could include last minute compulsory meal packages during these festivals. We will inform you of any additional costs, if applicable, as soon as we are notified by the hotels, and will adjust the quotation accordingly.

 

2. Please note that general terms and conditions apply as stated in our Terms and Conditions.

 

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