Classic Tour Luang Prabang- Vientiane 5 Days 4 Nights

You will have a chance to visit both 2 cities: Luang Prabang and Vientaine.

In Luang Prabang: visit some famous landscape in city like Wat Visoun temple, Phousi Hill. You will spend one day to visit Pak ou cave with thousand of antique Buddha images located in front of Pak ou. The next day is for Kungsi Water Fall and Bear Sanctuary.

In Vientiane: visit Wat Sisaket the oldest standing temple in Vientiane housing many important documents and treasures, Ho Prakeo- home of the Emerald Buddha, That Luang-The Great Sacred Stupa, it said to contain relics of the Lord Buddha.

Asia Focus Travel would like to give you the detail of tour program as below:

Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival (meal incl: D)

Arrive Luang prabang welcome and transfer to hotel for check in. Next we set out for a sightseeing tour, which includes stops at important Luang Prabang temples like Wat Visoun (known as the ‘Watermelon Stupa’ on account of its spherical shape). We end the day by walking up Phousi Hill – the 328 steps lead to the summit and provide the finest panoramic city view.

Overnight in Luang prabang.

Day 2: Luang Prabang- Pak Ou Cave- Cooking Class (meals incl: B/ L/ D)

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the 16th century temple WatXieng Thong, which epitomizes all the elegance and grace of the city’s architecture.

Transfer to the boat pier for a boat trip on the Mekong River to visit Pak ou cave with thousand of antique Buddha images located in front of Pak ou, On the way back, stop to visit Ban Sanghai local rice whiskey distillation and ancient pottery village.

Lunch is at local restaurant overlooking the Mekong and cruising downstream for a 02 hours on the Mekong River. Visit Ban Muangkeo where locals collecting river-weed, making one of the most distinctive snacks of Luang Prabang. Return to Luang Prabang by the same boat, continue by car to visit Ban Xangkhong, the well-known village for its wood paper making and also Lao silk weaving with natural dyes, where you can do shopping there.

At 5:30 Pm transfer to the Tamarind Cooking School for a join-in evening class. The expert chefs will first demonstrate how to prepare authentic Lao dishes. Then it’s your turn to try your hand at cooking local Lao cuisine. Slice and pound your way through the ingredients before cooking each dish in the traditional way. You will be given a cook book that you can take home to practice your newly learn cooking skills and relive your time in Laos.

Overnight in Luang prabang.

Day 3: Luang Prabang- Kungsi Waterfall & Bear Sanctuary (meals incl: B/ L/ D)

We have an optional early wake-up call to participate in giving food to hundreds of Buddhist monks returning from dawn prayers. Otherwise we take a stroll through the morning market. We then head back to the hotel for breakfast.

We will drive to visit the National Museum and the former Royal Palace, home to a collection of valuables including the famous Prabang Buddha statue as well as gifts received from foreign dignitaries. AH’mong market and craft shop are also worthwhile stops.

A winding road takes you through small minority villages (Lao Lum, Khmu & Hmong) and rice paddies into the lush area of kungsi water fall. As you wander through the cool rain forest you will come upon a majestic tiered water fall tumbling a 100 meters over white limestone formations into turquoise multi-level pools. It is possible to cool off in some of the pools below, or just wade in the water. Walk down the path that follows the stream, passing small pools and ancient trees before arriving at the bear sanctuary. Asiatic black bears, now a class I endangered species, are poached throughout Asia for their supposed medicinal value, young cubs are trafficked from Laos to ‘Bile farms’ where they are kept imprisoned in small cages while their bile is extracted. Free the bears fund established the rescue centre at Tad Kungsi to care for bears rescued from illegal poachers and traders. The rescue centre is now home to around 23 bears from newly orphaned cubs to full grown adults. Get back to Luangprabang late after noon.

At 5:30 transfer to Traditional story telling theater is promoting and preserving the local traditional stories – myths, legends, and folktales. Every evening, from 5-6pm, 2 Lao people present a selection of traditional Lao stories in an intimate twenty-five seat theatre. The stories are told in English, by a Lao storyteller, with the live musical accompaniment of the khene.

Overnight in Luangprabang.

Day 4: Luang Prabang- Vientiane by flight (meals incl: B/ L/ D)

After breakfast at the hotel. Free until transfer to airport flight to take a short flight to vientiane.

Arrive vientaine welcome and transfer to hotel for check in. City tour of Vientiane to include: Wat Sisaket the oldest standing temple in Vientiane housing many important documents and treasures, including 6,840 Buddha images. Across the road we visit Ho Prakeo, home of the Emerald Buddha (Prakeo) and a museum with the most extensive collection of Buddhist artifacts in the country and Next is the opportunity to photograph and/or climb to the top for a panoramic view of the city at Patuxay (Victory Gate), the monument was modeled after the Arc de Triumph in Paris yet retains its Laotian identity with traditional decorative motifs. Visit That Luang (The Great Sacred Stupa) said to contain relics of the Lord Buddha and is the country’s most cherished religious monument, the largest Buddhist festival of the year is held here on the 12th month of the Buddhist calendar. The perfect way to round off our day is to watch the spectacular sunset over the Mekong River from one of riverside bars.

Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 5: Vientiane Departure (meal incl: B)

After break fast at the hotel.

Free and easy until transfer to airport flight to next destination.

End of services!

Quotation:

Classic Tour

6Days/5Nights

Tour price in USD net per person in group of Sup. SGL
Categories 1 2 3 4 – 6 7 – 9 10-14 15 +
Deluxe 2020 1120 995 940 850 820 770 520
Superior 1470 850 720 680 570 550 520 250
Standard 1330 780 650 610 510 480 455 170

Additional cost: Supplement domestic air fare Luang prabang – Vientiane= USD 105.00 – per person (Economy class). Operate by Lao airline. Air Fare might be changed without prior notice.

 Applied for child from 5 to 11 yrs old.

–          Sharing bed with adult: 50% of tour cost.

–          Extra bed: 75% of tour cost.

–          Twin sharing: 100% of tour cost

Inclusive of above prices: Exclusive of above prices:
·         Transportation in private with air-conditions.

·         Accommodation in double/twin share room.

·         Local English speaking guide.

·         Admission fee to indicated sights.

·         Meals: Daily breakfast at hotel + 3 Lunches & 4 dinners at local restaurants.

·         Gov’t tax and service charge.

·         Water + cool towel during the Tour only.

·         Private boat trip as mentioned in program only.

·         Join evening cooking class

·         1 FOC for 16 pax up based on twin/double share room

·         Visa stamping fee on arrival

·         All air tickets (quoted separately)

·         Travel Insurance in all kinds

·         Lunch or dinner unless where stated

·         Single room (quoted separately)

·         Other foreign language guide(quoted separately)

·         Peak tourist season or special event rates

·         Tip, drinks and other personal expenses

·         Other not mentioned in program

·         Deluxe meal or meal at the hotel

·         Any kind of soft drink

Hotel will be used:
City Option Hotel name
Vientiane Deluxe Settha Palace                                       (Deluxe Room)
Superior Mercure Hotel                                     (Standard Room)
Standard Sengtawan Riverside Hotel               (Standard Room)
Luang Prabang
Deluxe Luang Prabang View Hotel                (Superior room)
Superior Santi Resort & spa                               (Deluxe Room)
Standard My Dream Boutique Resort & Spa    (Classic Room)