Day 1: ARRIVAL VIENTIANE (L/D)
Upon arrival at Vientiane city of the moon.An ancient city, situated on the bend on the left bank of the Mekong River as the largest city and the capital of Laos. Meet by our representative and transfer to hotel for check-in. After Lunch, sightseeing tour of Vientiane, visit religious museums of Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple to have been survived from the Siamese war of 1828 and its cloister contains more than 8000 Buddha statues; Wat Ho Prakeo, the former home-temple of the Emerald Buddha statue or Pra Keo, but today it contains a collection of Buddha statues, antiques and all artifacts found in around Vientiane; That Luang Stupa,the single most important monument in Laos, which was built to cover the original small stupa, containing a piece of the chest bone of Buddha; Patouxay (Arch de Triumph), built quite recently in commemoration of those who died during the wars in the past and it is today as the land mark of Vientiane. Dinner at local restaurant.
Day 2: VIENTIANE / NAM NGUM LAKE / VANGVIENG (B/L/D)
After breakfast, proceed to Nam Ngum Lake ,with hundreds of small islands. Enroute, stop to visit Lao typical villages to see rural life, including a cottage salt factory at Ban Bor village. Arrive Nam Ngum Lake by noon. After lunch, take a boat ride for 1 hr for relaxing and panoramic view around small islands. Continue to drive about 2 hrs into the central highlands to Vang Vieng and catch the sunset over the mountains. Dinner at local restaurant.
Day 3: VANG VIENG / LUANG PRABANG (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel, visit Tham Chang, one of the biggest and beautiful cave in Vangvieng. Continue drive about 5-6 hrs to Luang Prabang.The ancient first capital of Lane Xang Kingdom, the center of religious life in Laos and one of the world heritage city. A long the way, photo-stops can be made for beautiful scenery with mountain range and also to see rural life of various ethnic groups at small villages. Arrive Luang Prabang and transfer to hotel for check in. Dinner at local restaurant.
Day 4: LUANG PRABANG / PAK OU / LUANG PRABANG (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit to Wat Xiengthong, the 16th century temple which more than any temples in Luang Prabang, epitomizes all the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang architecture and take a boat trip about a few hours upstream on the Mekong River to visit Pak Ou cave in the side of a lime stone cliff and opposite of the mouth of the Mekong and Ou rivers. The sanctuaries at Pak Ou consist of two large caves, both repositories for the thousands of Buddha images, which range from mere centimeter to two meters in height. En route, Lao typical villages are barely visible behind a screen of foliage. Slender canoes bobbing by the shore, bamboo poles and floats mark the location of nets and fish traps.Our first stop will be at Ban Muangkeo, a well known village for Lao traditional rice whisky, namely Laoh-Khao to be distilled. Arrive back at Luang Prabang in late afternoon and climb Phousi Hill, the 328 steps leads to the summit of Phousi Hill that dominates the sky-line of Luang Prabang overlooking the finest panoramic view in the whole Luang Prabang. Dinner at local restaurant .
Day 5: LUANG PRABANG / VIENTIANE (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel, Visit to the National Musuem, the former Royal Palace which houses the collection of valuables including the famous Prabang Buddha statue, gift received from foreign dignitaries…etc. In afternoon, transfer to Wattay airport for departure to Vientiane. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check in .Dinner at local restaurant.
Day 6: DEPARTURE VIENTIANE (B)
Bid farewell to Vientiane today. After breakfast transfer to airport for departure flight and bringing with you sweet memories of an enjoyable holidays with us.
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