Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city or simply relax. Overnight in Luang...
 

Tour Code: LTA 09
Trip duration: 7 Days 6 Nights
Trip grade: Easy
Group size: Private only – 1 person minimum and above
Highlights: Luang Prabang – Plain of Jars – Sam Neua – Vieng Xai – Na Meo

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 1: Arrival – Luang Prabang
Day 2: Luang Prabang – full day city tour
Day 3: Luang Prabang – Xieng Khouang
Day 4: Xieng Khouang – Plain of Jars and Muang Khoun
Day 5: Xieng Khouang – Sam Neua
Day 6: Sam Neua – Viengxai
Day 7: Sam Nua – Na Meo border gate to Vietnam

 
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Day 1. Arrival – Luang Prabang
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city or simply relax. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

Day 2. Luang Prabang – full day city tour (B)
Your full day city tour begins after breakfast, with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. We then enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. Today, we also visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham. Following lunch, we visit the Arts and Ethnology Centre to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures before we head out of town to see the weaving villages of Ban Xieng Khong and Ban Xienglek. We then return to the city for a visit to Wat Mai. We then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic view of the city at sunset and the Mekong River. The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Note: the Royal Palace Museum is closed on Tuesdays. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Wat Xieng Thong

Wat Xieng Thong

Day 3. Luang Prabang – Xieng Khouang (B)
Today, we make the days drive through wonderful natural scenery to Xieng Khuang. The journey will give you plenty of opportunities for photos and visiting hill tribe villages. Upon arrival, we transfer out to visit Site 1 of the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are scattered all over the plateau. Overnight in Xieng Khuang.

Xieng Khouang

Xieng Khouang

Day 4. Xieng Khouang – Plain of Jars and Muang Khoun (B)
This morning we have time to visit the interesting Central Market in Phonsavan, visit the MAG exhibition and Site 2 of the Plain of Jars before taking a short scenic trek to Site 3 via a Tai Dam and Lao Leum village. Following lunch we have a half day morning tour seeing the old capital of Muang Khoun and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hilltribe and Tai Dam people. Overnight in Xieng Khouang.

Central Market in Phonsavan

Central Market in Phonsavan

Day 5. Xieng Khouang – Sam Neua (B)
A long drive today starting early this morning along some fairly rough roads, but the journey is broken up by stops at nearby villages, and to admire the breathtaking scenery. We also have time to visit Hintang. Here we visit the mysterious menhirs (standing stones). No one is quite sure who built them or why, perhaps burial sites or markers of some sort. We arrive in Sam Neua early evening. Overnight in Sam Neua.

Sam Neua, Laos

Sam Neua, Laos

Day 6. Sam Neua – Viengxai ( B)
Today, after an early breakfast, we visit a number of local weaving villages, we continue onto the famous Vieng Xai Caves. This is where the Pathet Lao leaders lived during the “Secret War’. After enjoying numerous caves we head back to our Sam Nua accommodation for the night. Overnight in Sam Neua.

Vieng Xai Caves

Vieng Xai Caves

Day 7. Sam Nua – Na Meo border gate to Vietnam (B)
This morning we drive to the Vietnam border of Na Meo where your tour ends.

About Price:
Since this is a private tour, the price per person varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel ratings and your departure date. If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give you as much information as possible about your trip. Your online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!

What’s included?

  • Transportation in private
  • Accommodation in twin shared room
  • Domestic flight with airport tax as stated only
  • Boat trip as stated in above sights
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • Gov’t tax and service charge
  • Luggage handling and drinking water

What’s excluded?

  • Visa stamping fee on arrival
  • All air tickets in/to/from Laos
  • Travel Insurance in all kinds
  • Lunch or dinner unless where stated
  • Single room (quoted separately)
  • Other foreign language guide
  • Peak tourist season or special event rates
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses