- Private trip and 100% tailor-made
- Discover the beauty of nature and landscapes
- Discover the most beautiful sites in Laos
- Explore the history, culture and spiritual remains of Laos
- Interacting with the locals
- Enjoy the scenery of famous Kuang Si Waterfall and Pak Ou Cav
- Boat trip to visit 4000 islands
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The spirit of travel:
The Laos Adventure 7 days, going from the beautiful Luang Prabang, to the typical Pakse, passing through the Bolaven plateaus and the region of the 4000 islands will offer you a unique and unforgettable experience.
Program in brief
Day 01: Luang Prabang – Arrival
Day 02: Luang Prabang – City Discovery
Day 03: Luang Prabang – Pak ou Cave – Kuangsi Waterfall
Day 04: Luang Prabang – Pakse – Bolaven Plateau (by flight)
Day 05: Bolaven Plateau – Wat Phou – Done Khong
Day 06: Done Khong Island – 4000 Islands – Done Daeng
Day 07: Daeng Island – Pakse – Departure
Day 01: Luang Prabang – Arrival
Upon arrival in Luang Prabang, our guide and driver will be waiting and take you to the hotel for check in.
Luang Prabang. Set in Laos's northern mountains, at the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong rivers, Luang Prabang reflects an intricate blend of French and Buddhist influences. The city is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site and has been named "The best-preserved city in Asia".
Free time after checking in hotel.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 02: Luang Prabang – City Discovery (B)
Today, we spend a full day exploring the key highlights that make the elegant tranquility of the charming town of Luang Prabang. Visit the Royal Palace featuring the combination of the French beaux-arts styles and traditional Laos architecture. The palace is now turned to a National Museum (close every Tuesday) boating the precious collections of the Royal artifacts. Drive or enjoy a leisurely walk on through the peaceful tree-lined streets to admire some of Luang Prabang’s famous temples including Wat Xieng Thong, a great masterpiece of mosaics and carved wood featuring traditional Lao style; Wat Vitsoun, the most ancient temple of Luang Prabang, was built with simple architecture and housed the Prabang Buddhas ancient statues and steeles.
In the afternoon, visit Wat Mai, one of the town's most sumptuous monasteries, famed for its classic Laos architectural style.
Climb up to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred, gilded stupa and admire the panoramic sunset view of the Mekong and Khan rivers as well as the mountain range. At the end of the day, opt to stroll around the Street Night Bazaar where you can find the various handicraft collections.
Day 03: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave - Kuangsi Waterfall (B)
This morning, get onboard a traditional long-tail boat to discover the famous Pak Ou Caves. Sitting at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers, these twin caves are carved into the surrounding limestone cliffs, filled with hundreds of ancient Buddha images and statues.
Upon arrival, start exploring the magical cave systems: the lower cave houses a photogenic group of Buddha statues, silhouetted against the stunning riverine backdrop, the upper cave is a 7-minute climb up steps surrounded by lush trees. You will notice Buddhas in every position, every era of life, and every size line the cave walls and understand a sacred religious practice that depicts the devotion and commitment of Laotians to Buddhism.
This afternoon, enjoy a scenic 1-hour drive south of Luang Prabang, to visit the Kuang Si waterfall, one of Luang Prabang’s most picturesque sights with a multi-tiered cascade of pale turquoise blue water flowing from the thick jungle above into perfectly sculpted limestone pools below. Follow the unpaved trail as it gradually climbs through the forest to reach different levels of natural blue pools, some are shallow and one central pool has a rope swing.
Take a leisurely hike through the natural park past the Asian Bear Rescue Center, housing 23 Asiatic Bears that were rescued from poachers.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 04: Luang Prabang – Fly to Pakse – Bolaven Plateau (B)
Have breakfast at your hotel. Free time until driver picks up you at the hotel then takes you to the airport to take the short flight to Pakse, which is the biggest city of Southern Laos.
Upon arrival, we depart for the Bolaven plateau, a mountainous region home to dozens of hill tribes, waterfalls and coffee and tea plantations. The first stop is the visit of Tad Lo waterfalls, a beautiful formation of three separate falls. From the bridge, you will first see Tad Hang and then Tad Lo in the distance. The most impressive of the three, Tad Suong, is located a further 10km upriver. From there, we will drive to the small village of Ban Houay Houn, famous for its Katu textiles. You will have the chance to observe the women weaving without a traditional loom but using their legs to stretch the fabric.
We continue our journey through the Paksong and Bolaven plateau. The Bolaven Plateau is known for its cooler temperature being located high above the Mekong Valley. Rivers run off this high plateau in all directions and then plunge out to lush forests along in a series of spectacular surging waterfalls.
After tour, we come back to the hotel to relax.
Day 05: Bolaven Plateau – Wat Phou – Done Khong (B)
After breakfast at hotel, tour guide picks up you at lobby at 8:30 am then we drive to Champasak. Along the way, we will have a chance to enjoy the scenery around Tad Fan waterfall, which is spectacular with twin waterfalls plummeting into a deep gorge surrounded by flourishing vegetation. We will also see the cultivation of rich coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, and other crops that are grown in the area.
Upon arrival, we visit Wat Phou, an ancient Khmer religious complex dating back to the 5th Century. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Wat Phou is a spectacular pre-Angkorian temple that sits amidst the rice fields and waterways of southern Laos. The temple was constructed in three levels: the bottom level is focused on the baray (water reservoir) and promenade, the second level features quadrangular pavilions and galleries of carvings, and the top level is the sanctuary itself. The temple was built during the rule of the Khmer empire before the construction of Angkor Wat. The temple served as the most important economic and political centre of the region and still is one of the Lao people’s most revered temples. After your visit, we continue to Champasak to see samples of French colonial architecture before driving to Done Khong where you have the rest of the day to relax or to explore the island.
Day 06: Done Khong Island – 4000 Islands – Done Daeng (B)
After breakfast, we will head further south from Ban Nakasang, and take the boat to Khone Island. Upon arrival, we will explore the peaceful local villages of Ban Khone where you can see a picture of the relics of the French colonial era and trace the old colonial past, including the old French colonial buildings and the remains of the first railroad line of Laos with its locomotive. We will continue to discover the 4000 islands area by tuk tuk and visit the wonderful Liphi waterfall, also called the "devil's lane", one of the most beautiful waterfalls marking the border between Laos and Cambodia. If we are lucky, we may see the rare Irrawaddy dolphins at Ban Hang Khone. Then we will take a long-tail boat to Ban Nakasang. From there, we will drive south to visit Khone Phapheng which is considered the largest waterfall in volume in Southeast Asia. It is a most impressive sight near the Lao-Cambodian border, located in the middle of lush vegetation, this area is one of the most popular destinations in Laos. From there, we will head to Champasak before taking the boat to the beautiful island of Daeng, where we will spend the night at La Folie Lodge.
Day 07: Daeng Island – Pakse – Departure (B)
Free before transferring back to Pakse to take the departure flight to the next destination.
List of our hotels:
The hotels offered by Horizon Vietnam Travel are classified from 02 to 05 stars at the international standard, and comfortable with all the required services.
+ Standard Category: 2 stars. The rooms are correct, clean, and equipped with a bathroom, satellite television, and air conditioning.
+ Superior category 3 stars. The rooms are generally spacious, and the services and facilities are more numerous.
+ First class category: 4 stars. The rooms are luxurious and spacious and have a wide choice of quality services.
+ Deluxe Category: 4-5 stars. Hotels are of excellent comfort and have a wide range of excellent services. (swimming pool, spa, jacuzzi…).
+ On the other hand, we have developed fair tourism, through contact with the local population, the possibility of sleeping with the locals and sharing their daily life. The conditions of these accommodations that we offer you are well insured and with the best possible conditions.
Our services include:
- Private transportation with air-conditioned vehicle
- Accommodation in the planned hotels or similar in the program with daily breakfast as mentioned
- Meals are provided in local restaurants of typical Vietnamese cuisine (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner included)
- The English-speaking guide for each city.
- All entry fees to tourist sites
- All the permission to enter the tourist areas
- Boat tours as described in the program
- 02 bottles of mineral water of 0,5 (l)/person/day
- Other services as mentioned in the program (bicycle, boat trip, etc...)
- All fees for all other services as clearly described in the program above.
Our services exclude:
- Airfare on all domestic and international flights (quote separately)
- Drinks and surcharge for special requests on foods and meals
- Entrance fees, guide service during free time & other personal expenses
- Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
- Surcharge for other language-speaking tour guides (upon request)
- Travel insurance
- Vietnam visa stamping fees
- All other services are not stated in the program.
Horizon Vietnam Travel gives you an estimated price per person on our website for the group of six people in low season with standard 2 and 3-star hotels.
The price of this trip varies according to the services chosen (category of accommodation, activities during the trip,...), the tourist seasonality of the year (Christmas and end of year holiday, Lunar New Year holiday in Vietnam), the booking delays and especially the number of participants of your group you wish to travel with.
Please note that Horizon Vietnam Travel only organizes private "tailor-made" trips for groups from 2 persons. We generally propose an offer including all the services on the spot from your arrival until your departure.
Depending on your wishes and your budget, this tour can be adapted and modified in terms of duration, content and departure date.
HORIZON VIETNAM TRAVEL calculates its prices as closely as possible in order to guarantee you the best price/quality ratio.
Our advice: the earlier you book, the better your chances of getting good rates, especially for air services, think about it!
Note: The price of international flights is not included in this estimate.
Please note that this tour is only a first draft and you can also customize it according to your wishes. We remain at your disposal to build your trip perfectly to your expectations and your budget
To obtain a detailed and personalized estimate, please contact us to request an estimate.