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6 Days Culture tour itinerary for Luang Prabang & Vientiane: Witness The Age Old Traditions Of Laos

Luang Prabang, Vientiane

Culture
Culture Tour
Sightseeing
Sightseeing Tour
Airport
Airport Transfer Tour

Experience the charms of Laos with private tours at these major cities. Soak in the tranquillity on a Mekong River cruise, try out local snacks and cold drinks, and partake in timeless traditions unique to Laos.

DAY 01

LUANG PRABANG ARRIVAL

Luang Prabang Airport – Luang Prabang (4 km): 15 min

  • Upon arrival to Luang Prabang, your guide will be waiting to welcome you and then transfer you to the hotel.

  • After checking in at the hotel and relaxing, embark on a brief orientation tour of Luang Prabang.

  • Just prior to sunset, climb the 328 steps leading to the top of Mount Phousi in the centre of the city. Upon reaching the peak, enjoy stunning panoramic views over the city and surrounding hills.

  • After sunset, descend the steps and pay a visit to the nearby evening market, filled with beautiful hill tribe souvenirs and handicrafts before transport is provided back to the hotel.

  • Overnight stay in Luang Prabang.

Hyundai Starex

Mount Phousi Monastery

Night Market


DAY 02

Luang prabang city tour

  • For early risers, there is a very special dawn visit to watch the monks collecting alms. As the sun begins to rise, long lines of orange-robed monks leave their pagodas and walk barefoot down the streets collecting offerings from Luang Prabang residents.

  • Return to the hotel for breakfast.

  • After breakfast, transfer from the hotel to the historical old town where the tour begins at the fresh market.

  • Accompanied by the guide, walk through rows of stalls selling everything from fresh produce to local specialities.

  • Next, visit the former Royal Palace. Today housing the National Museum, this site is filled with art, artefacts, and jewels offering some insight into the history and rich culture of the country.

  • After this, continue the tour of Luang Prabang by visiting some of the city’s most important temples. Start at Wat Visoun, home to the famous ‘watermelon’ stupa, before visiting Wat  Aham, housing an altar dedicated to the 2 guardian spirits

  • In the afternoon, head to Ock Pop Tok to discover more about textiles in Laos- including their history, production, and cultural significance.

  • Overnight stay in Luang Prabang.

Early Morning Alms Giving

Royal Palace

Visoun Temple


DAY 03

LUANG PRABANG - PAKOU CAVES

Luang Prabang – Pak OuCaves by boat: 2 hours

  • This morning venture to Luang Prabang’s peninsula where the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers merge.

  • The beautiful Wat Xieng Thong is located here and a visit to the temple unveils golden gates, ornaments, and colourful murals.

  • Board a traditional wooden boat for a relaxing cruise on the mighty Mekong River, and located upstream from Luang Prabang are the Pak Ou Caves.

  • Locally called Tam Ting, the site houses thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues crammed into two caves carved out of a towering limestone cliff. The boat continues cruising in the vicinity of the caves.

  • Lunch can be enjoyed at local Restaurant before continuing the cruise back downstream.

  • The remainder of the day is free additional sight-seeing or relaxing in this charming city.

  • Overnight stay in Luang Prabang.

Traditional boat

Ban Xang Hai  - Whisky Making Village

Pakou Caves


DAY 04

LUANG PRABANG - VIENTIANE BY FLIGHT

Luang Prabang - Vientiane by Domestic Flight of Lao Airlines 

  • Enjoy the morning at leisure until transportation is provided to the airport for the flight south to Vientiane. Upon arrival to the capital, our guide and driver will be waiting to provide transportation to the hotel for check-in.

  • This afternoon, visit COPE, an association working to help landmine victims.

  • A visit to the centre provides in-depth information about the history of the American/Vietnam war, the lasting impact of unexploded ordinances (UXO) in the area, and the efforts underway to clear them.

  • Before sunset, enjoy a stroll along the Mekong River banks.

  • For those interested, stop and sample some of the delicious snacks and cold drinks on sale at the numerous riverside stalls.

  • Overnight stay in Vientiane.

Lao Airlines

COPE Visitor Center

Pha That Luang Stupa


DAY 05

Vientiane city tour

  • After breakfast at 9:30 am, start the day with a visit to the 16th-century That Luang, the holiest site in Laos.

  • Afterwards, enjoy a panoramic view of the city after climbing the stairs to the top of Patuxai, Vientiane’s own “Arc de Triomphe”.

  • Continue to the serene Wat Sisaket, one of the most beautiful temples in the capital, before reaching WatPhra Keo. Used as a religious museum, Wat Phra Keo displays a collection of both Lao and Khmer works of art.

  • Overnight stay in Vientiane.

Arch de Triomphe

Wat Sisakhet

Reclining Buddha at That Luang Stupa


DAY 06

Vientiane - departure

  • After breakfast at the hotel, you have free time until your guide and private car come to pick you up and transfer to the International Wattay Airport for your departure flight.

Hyundai Starex

International Wattay Airport


  • 899 USD Per Adult (* for 2 persons)
  • Accommodation in a shared twin or double bedded room at the selected hotel (3-star) in Luang Prabang and Vientiane.

  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L = Lunch) 

  • English speaking Laos tour guide (supplements apply for other nationalities).

  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle.

  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits and activities clearly specified.

  • Domestic Flight inclusive of airport and government taxes.

  • International flights.

  • Meals other than those mentioned.

  • Camera/video entrance fees.

  • Personal expenses.

  • Travel insurance, tips, visa.

  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions.

  • Please note that this proposed itinerary is subject to availability.

  • We will only proceed with all reservations upon receiving your written confirmation. We recommend your confirmation as early as possible.

Luang Prabang, Vientiane

Culture
Culture Tour
Sightseeing
Sightseeing Tour
Airport
Airport Transfer Tour
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USD 899
Type of Tour

Private Tour

Departures

This tour is offered throughout the year.The tour starts at 08:17 hours.

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