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CTL5: Luang prabang - Xiengkhouang – Vientiane 6 days

Destination: Luang prabang - Xieng Khouang - Vientiane
Starts in: Luang Prabang
Ends in: Vientiane
Duration: 6D-5N
Tour code: CTL5

Luang prabang - Xiengkhouang – Vientiane 6 days

Itinerary in Details:
 
Day 1: Luangprabang Arrival (L)
Arrive in Luang Prabang, the ancient first capital of Lane Xang kingdom, the center of religious life in Laos and today the World Heritage City. Arrive in Luang Prabang and transfer to our hotel for check-in. In the afternoon, we take a sightseeing tour of the sacred city of temples, of which nearly fifty temples still remain in the town and surrounding areas. Visit Wat Visoun, the 16th century temple served as a small museum for religious artifacts; Wat Aham, the early 19th century temple, whose two guardian figures at the foot of the steps which represent two characters from the Ramayana - Hanuman, the Monkey God and a fierce Yaksa; Wat Xiengthong, the 16th century temple which, more than any temples in Luang Prabang, epitomizes all the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang architecture; 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.
 
Day 2: Luangprabang – Elephant ride – Tadsea waterfall (B, L)
We take the route No. 13th south of Luangprabang, after 30 minutes we arrive at Annsavanh village, where we cruise the Khan River in a long tail motor boat for about 10 minutes. On the way you will experience authentic Lao life style with villagers fishing and growing vegetables along the way we arrive at stunningly beautiful Sae waterfall, where you will ride the majestic elephant through the waterfall area surrounded by beautiful scenery for about 30 minutes. Afterwards you can spend your time swimming and relaxing in the gorgeous natural pools until it is time to return back to Luangprabang
 
Day 3: Luangprabang – Plain of Jar (B, L)
After breakfast we visit the The National Museum (close Tuesday) at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of artefacts, which reflect the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign. The National Museum and the Central Market are not to be missed. We are driving overland on up Hill Mountain with splendid natural scenery to Xiengkhouang, where was devastated by American bombing between 1964 and 1973. Upon arrival, we transfer out to visit the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau. If time permits, we are seeing the old capital of Muang Khoun [if time permits] and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hill tribe people. They have an interesting local culture and a colorful history. Overnight in Phonsavanh
 
Day 4: Plain of Jar – Vientiane By flight (B)
Breakfast at hotel, we visit Central Market and drive (10 km SE of Phonesavanh) to visit the Plain of Jars, the archaeological stone Jars, which dated back at least 2000 years ago and also continue to visit the Plain of Jars (size 2.3). En-route we visit villages of Hmong minority group, where we can learn more about their housing, living and working conditions which are completely different from others. In the afternoon, transfer to airport for flight to Vientiane/Overnight in Vientiane
 
Day 5: Vientiane city tour (B, L)
 Arrive in Vientaine visit 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),
 
Day 6: Vientiane – Departure (B)
After breakfast, transfer to airport flight to next destination / End of service
 
Accommodation Options
 
Location Superior First class Deluxe
Luang prabang Luangprabang inn 3* Villar Santi 4* Villa Maly 5*
Vientiane Orchird 3* Vansan Riverside 4* Setha Palace 5*
Xiengkhoang Vanasa Plain of Jars hotel 3*
 
Tour includes:
  • Tours & transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Private English speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary with local foods (B= breakfast; L=Lunch; D = Dinner)
  • Boat cruise as stated
  • Air ticket Xiengkhouang - Vientiane
  • Entrance fees and permits for all sights visited
  • Mineral Water and towel
  • Government taxes & Service charges
Tour excludes:
  • International airfare & airport tax
  • Visa in Laos ( available at the airport at 30 USD )
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as Telephone and Laundry bills.
  • Tips and gratuities
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