Laos Adventure in Style 8days
Laos Adventure in style 8 days will not only give you the chance to visit the main cities of Laos : Vientiane and Luang Prabang but will bring you go to the unspoilt northern areas such as Muang La, Muang Khua, Nong Khiaw. You will know and understand more Laos, country of multi-colors.
Arrival Vientiane, the capital city of Laos, located along the Mekong River. You will spend half day to see around the famous temples as Wat Sisakeo, Wat Prakeo, and That Luang Stupa & Patuxay Monument. From here you will take flight to Oudomxay located in the northwest of the country, quick visit of city and heading out to Muang La, a very picturesque town on the banks of an idyllic river and hemmed in by green mountains where you can meet the hill tribe people in the nice villages completely isolated offers many viewpoints impressive. Leaving Muang La for Muang Khua and enjoy boat trip for an unforgettable cruise down the Nam Ou River to Nong Khiaw, a small rustic town. This little settlement is blessed with probably the some of the most attractive natural settings in Northern Laos.
Continue our leisurely trip downstream boat cruise on the Nam Ou River, enjoying the lush green forests and landscape. Along the way we stop to visit the mysterious caves of Pak Ou, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by devoted pilgrims. And finally you will reach Luang Prabang after a loop in the remote areas.
Luang Prabang is one of Asia's most beautiful towns. A unique blend of temples and colonial buildings set between two rivers and a range of Limestone Mountains. End your trip after exploration of Luang Prabang city.
- Visit the main cities : Vientiane & Luang Prabang
- Nice stay in Muang La resort, an oasis of peace and tranquility in North Laos.
- Experience trip to the northern spots of Laos : Outdomxay, Muang La, Muag Khua, Nong Khiaw.
- Adventure trip to visit the beatifull isolated villages in Muang La.
- Down trip boat trip from Muang La to Nong Khiaw and to Luang Prabang with stunning scenery and remote villages.
Itinerary in brief :
Day 1. Arrival - Vientiane (B)
Day 1. Arrival - Vientiane (B)
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to hotel. Afternoon begin with the oldest, Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. Enroute to Lao’s national precious heritage, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you will have the opportunity to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. The final visit of the day will be the excellent COPE exhibition centre, highlighting a much overlooked aspect of Laos and a major problem many of the local people face on a day to day basis in the form of unexploded ordnance as a result of heavy bombing campaigns during the Vietnam War era. Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 2. Vientiane – Oudomxay – Muang La (B,D)
Following the morning at leisure, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight up to Oudomxay. Here we have the chance to visit the intriguing Pra Xack Kham Temple with its sacred Buddha image. The 400 years old legendary statue is said to have many supernatural powers, and is widely worshipped among the faithful local Buddhists. We stop in Muang La, famous for its natural hot springs for the night. No activities are planned for the rest of the day so you can stroll around the village or just relax at the riverside retreat enjoying a massage or some time in the hot springs. Overnight in Muang La.
Day 3. Muang La – 4WD Adventure “Meet the Lao ethnic groups” (B,L,D)
Day 4x4 to meet Ikhor villages and Hmong, two communities typical of Laois. The track you wil use is superb and offers an incredible climb up 1000m where you will have a memorable and unique point of view. You will visit first a beautiful village Ikhor totally isolated. This community from Yunnan and Tibet has remained extremely traditional. Lunch will be taken on a manificient view. We join in after the Hmong village of Ban Tauser (45mn walking). These ethnic group, originally high steppes of Tibet, you will discover their habits, the important place that keeps the animals (pigs, buffaloes…) in their lifestyle and care they provide. The path leading to the village completely isolated offers many viewpoints impressive. A few minutes from the villages is a viewpoint with 360 degree panorama on the region… unique. Back to the resort at the end of the day. Overnight in Muang La.
Day 4. Muang La – Muang Khua – Nong Khiaw (B, L)
This morning we drive to the riverside town of Muang Khua and board our local private boat for an unforgettable cruise down the Nam Ou River to Nong Khiaw. This particular stretch offers stunning limestone karst scenery and remote villages, including Ban Sob Jaem a Khmu and Hmong village that can only be accessed by boat. We stop to explore a few of these sights before reaching our accommodation in Nong Khiaw by mid afternoon. Upon checking into your hotel, you have the option of taking a short bicycle ride to the picturesque local limestone caves nearby. Overnight in Nong Khiaw.
Day 5. Nong Khiaw – Luang Prabang (B,L)
This morning we continue our leisurely trip downstream boat cruise on the Nam Ou River, enjoying the lush green forests and landscape. Along the way we stop to visit the mysterious caves of Pak Ou, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by devoted pilgrims. We continue our trip down the river to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Luang Prabang. This former royal capital with its gleaming temple roofs, fading colonial architecture and stunning mountain backdrop retains a unique charm rarely found in modern Asia. You transferred to your hotel by private vehicle by early evening. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day6. Luang Prabang (B)
After breakfast we visit the Royal Palace Museum which hosts a range of interesting artifacts and a guided audio tour. We then begin our temple tour taking in some the cities most beautiful, including the magnificent Wat Xiengthong, with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, representing the classical Luang Prabang style, as well as Wat Mai and Wat Visoun, known as ‘The Water Melon Stupa’ due to its shape. In the afternoon we visit the excellent Arts and Ethnology Centre which gives us a further insight into the ethnic mix and culture of Laos. We then visit the weaving and textile villages of Ban Xangkhong and Ban Xienglek. Our final stop of the day is a climb Mt Phousi, which offers a spectacular sunset and a panoramic view over Luang Prabang and the Mekong River. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day7. Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfall (B)
After breakfast, we visit the local Phosi Market, this is the place where all the locals shop and your guide will show you the diverse offerings on display. We also stop at Ock Pop Tock, a silk weaving centre. Here you will be given a guided tour and the silk weaving process will be explained. Next we drive to Ban Thinkeo, a Hmong village and start trekking with the villagers. Your guide will explain to you the common use of the plants for the Hmong people. You will go to the garden and cut some vegetables and herbs with the local people. We then continue to Kuang Si Waterfall, where you will enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the beautiful multi tiered falls. You also have the opportunity to cool off in the turquoise blue pools. Afterwards you return to Luang Prabang in time to catch the sun setting over the Mekong.
Day 8. Luang Prabang – Departure (B)
Depending on your departing flight you may have time at leisure before your transfer to the airport for departure.
- Accommodation based on double/twin based on twin sharing room
- All transfers with the air-conditioned private car
- The English speaking guide as guided time
- Flight : Vientiane – Oudomxay
- Boat cruise Muang Khua – Nong Khiaw - Luang Prabang
- Meals as indicated (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
- All entrance fees
- Water & cool towels
- Government taxes & service charge
- International departure tax ( 10 usd/ pax)
- Laos Visa (30 USD/pax for stamp fee)
- Travel insurance (Compulsory)
- Admission fees during free time
- Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal expenses such a telephone, laundry and bar bills etc
- Tips and gratuities
|Departure from : Vientiane||Style: Private||Code : LOBT2|
|Departure from : Luang Prabang||Style: Private||Code : LOBT1|