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Highlights of Laos

6 day Small Group Tour - from £653

From the gilded monasteries in the quiet capital of Vientiane to the deeply spiritual and naturally beautiful town of Luang Prabang, you will meet some of the continent’s most hospitable and gracious hosts.

Highlights

  • Vientiane Temples
  • Atmospheric Luang Prabang
  • Pak Ou Caves
  • Kuang Si Falls
  • Laos cooking class
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Your Itinerary

Day 1: Vientiane

On arrival in Vientiane, transfer to your hotel. Tonight meet your fellow travellers and tour leader for welcome drinks.

Hotel: Lao Orchid, Vientiane
Meals: None

Day 2: Vientiane

The country’s charming capital is full of alluring monuments with a laid-back riverside ambience. Taste traditional Lao coffee at a local shop before exploring the city’s most famous landmarks such as Wat Pha That Luang and Wat Sisaket. In the afternoon, visit the villa of Carol Cassidy who worked to promote traditional Lao textiles and watch artisans go about their trade, followed by a visit to the COPE Centre and learn about their role in helping victims of the war. In the late afternoon receive a unique welcome in a traditional Lao Baci ceremony in a local home.

Hotel: Lao Orchid, Vientiane
Meals: Breakfast

Days 3: Luang Prabang

Fly to Luang Prabang, Laos’ most enchanting town and a World Heritage Listed site. Surrounded by mountainous forests, Luang Prabang has a tranquil, old-world charm. On arrival, take a tuk-tuk to your hotel. Later, walk to the National Museum which was previously the former royal palace, and is now filled with fine examples of Lao art and furniture. Visit serene Wat Mai temple before enjoying free time to explore independently. In the evening, take part in a cooking demonstration at the Bamboo Experience cooking school and learn about traditional Lao cooking before enjoying your feast.

Hotel: Sala Prabang (Lodge)
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner

Day 4: Luang Prabang & Pak Ou Caves

Today, visit a local noodle house and enjoy a bowl of steaming-hot noodle soup for breakfast. afterwards walk to the tip of the Luang Prabang peninsula to visit Wat Xieng Thong temple, one of the most beautiful in Laos. You will then head off on a boat trip to Pak Ou Caves, a sacred shrine where local people continue to add to a repository of thousands of Buddha statues. Return to Luang Prabang in the afternoon and enjoy free time to explore independently. Choose to hire a bicycle or climb the stairs to the top of Mount Phou Si for wonderful views. In the evening, participate in a game of petanque followed by sunset drinks

Hotel: Sala Prabang (Lodge)
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Day 5: Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Falls

Rise early to witness the fascinating ancient ritual of local monks collecting alms at dawn and then a visit to a morning market. Enjoy free time to explore and soak up the town’s relaxed atmosphere, before a visit to the beautiful Kuang Si Falls in the countryside where you can swim in the turquoise pools. Finish the evening with a farewell dinner with your guide and group.

Hotel: Sala Prabang (Lodge)
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner

Day 6: Farewell

This morning is at leisure until your departure transfer.

Meals: 1 Breakfast

6 day Small Group Tour - from £653

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All prices are per person and based on 2 sharing a double or twin room. Prices are subject to seasonal changes.

Your Touring Experience

Touring at its very best with a private driver/guide and vehicle and time to explore at your own pace.

Your private tour includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch & 2 dinners
  • Domestic flight
  • Maximum of 16 passengers
  • Western tour guide based on a minimum 4 travellers

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