• Travel in Laos in 10 days: ethnic villages, the wild nature, the colorful World Heritages representing all elements of the cities, many spectacular waterfalls, many ancient temples and the serene islands of the Mekong River…It's a complete travel in Laos!...

Travel in Laos in 10 days

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    Travel in Laos in 10 days - A real adventure:

    Spirits of this travel in Laos in 10 days: ethnic villages, the wild nature, the colorful World Heritages representing all elements of the cities, many spectacular waterfalls, many ancient temples and the serene islands of the Mekong River…It's a complete travel in Laos!

    Travel in Laos

    You start this adventure with Luang prabangs classified as the Cultural Heritage of the World, before conquering the mountains until the Plain of Jars, a fascinating archaeological site whose reason to have the giant jars is still a challenge for the world of archaeologists and the center of the military campaign of the American Army during the war. You spend a day in Vientiane before traveling to the south of Laos, enjoying tea and coffee, waterfalls and the tranquility of the 4000 islands ... without missing the mysterious site of Wat Phou classified by UNESCO as the Patrimony of the World…

    You will meet the friendly Laotian people and learn more about the traditions of ethnic minorities in their villages… This travel in Laos offers an overview of the many layers of Laos history, culture and natural heritages…

    Travel in Laos

    Circuit in 10 days:

    Luang prabang classified as World Heritage - Pak Ou cave with thousands of Buddha statues - Kuang Si waterfall - Xiang Khuang with its ancient and mysterious jars - Vientiane Capital - Meetings of ethnic groups, nature ...; discover the World Heritage in Pakse, Boloven ... - The Mekong islands - The adventure towards the Ubon on the border with Thailand in 10 days. This trip to Laos is not like the others!

    Day 1: Arrival in Luang Prabang
    To start this travel in Laos in 10 days, welcoming you on arrival in Luang Prabang classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. 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 epitomizes all the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang architecture; Phousi Hill, the 328 steps leads to the finest panoramic view in Luang Prabang.

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    Day 2: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave
    Following breakfast, we travel by boat, upstream on the Mekong to visit Pak Ou cave, situated in the side of a lime stone cliff. The sanctuaries at Pak Ou consist of two large caves, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images. Experience typical Lao river side villages, slender canoes bobbing by the shore, bamboo poles and floats marking the location of nets and fish traps. Our first stop will be at Ban Muangkeo, a well-known village for Lao traditional rice whisky taste testing is a must. Lunch is served at a riverside restaurant. We arrive back at Luang Prabang in late afternoon, and continue to drive outskirt of town to visit Ban Xangkhong, a well-known village for its wood paper making and also Lao silk weavings with natural dyes.

    Day 3: Luang Prabang – Kuangsi Waterfall
    Today, to continue this travel in Laos, we visit the spectacular Kuangsi Waterfall, with green surroundings in the preserved National park. We stop en-route, to visit a fresh produced market and Ban Na Oune, a small village of a hill-tribe group “Hmong”. Our picnic lunch is served at the shady park nearby Kuangsi waterfall. There is plenty of time for relaxing and a swim in cool water, before we head back to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon. The rest of the day is spent by visiting various craft-shops, including silver smiths’ and the Hmong market in town, where the beautiful embroidery-works of Hmong ladies is on display for purchase.

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    Day 4: Luang Prabang – Xiengkhouang
    After breakfast, we take our long trip by road from Luang Prabang over the high land through beautiful nature and scenic views to Xiengkhouang, the province which is best-known for having been heavily bombed during Indochina War and for the famous historic Plain of Jars. Arrive in Phonsavanh (Xiengkhouang) in the afternoon and transfer to our hotel for check-in. This days is little long but you plunge into depths in Laos.

    Day 5: Xiengkhouang
    Following breakfast at hotel, we drive to visit the Plain of Jars, the 2000 year old archaeological site with huge stone jars. We stop en-route to visit a Hmong village, where we can learn more about their unique housing, living and working conditions. In the afternoon, we drive to Muang Khoune, the old capital of Xiengkhouang, which was heavily damaged during the war. We spend a moving moment of history while travel in Laos. There are still some former French settlements remaining as well as a hospital and the famous damaged temple of Wat Phia Wat.

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    Day 6: Xiengkhouang – Vientiane
    After breakfast and departing Xiengkhouang, we visit the food and central markets in town before transfers to the airport for flight to Vientiane, the ancient city of the moon, capital and largest city in Laos. In the afternoon, we take a sightseeing tour of Vientiane, to visit religious museums of Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple to have been survived from the Siamese war of 1828; Wat Ho Prakeo, the former home-temple of the Emerald Buddha statue or Pra Keo; That Luang Stupa, the single most important monument in Laos and Patouxay (Arch de Triumph), a war memorial and land-mark of Vientiane.

    Day 7: Vientiane – Pakse – Boloven Plateau – Tad Lo
    After an early breakfast, we continue this travel in Laos by flight to Pakse, the provincial capital of Champasack at the merging of the Mekong and Sedon rivers and the center for trading between Thailand and Vietnam. We arrive in Pakse, transfer to our hotel to leave our bags and to freshen up before continuing the trip. We continue to drive to Boloven Plateau, the fertile farmland for supporting coffee, tea and cardamom plantations. It is also the home to number of ethnic minorities. En-route, we stop to visit Ban Houei Houne, a village of ethnic minority Katou people and stop to learn about their traditional way of life and culture. Lunch is at Tadlo restaurant in the forest overlooking a scenic view of Saset stream. After lunch, we continue to visit more villages of ethnic Alak and Ngea. Getting back to Pakse in late afternoon the rest of the day is yours to relax or explore.

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    Day 8: Tad Lo - Pakse – Wat Phou– Khong ISLAND
    Taking a morning boat ride downstream on the Mekong River, we journey through beautiful scenery with mountains range and local villages along the Mekong valleys to Champasack, the nearest town to the fantastic archaeological sight of Wat Phou. Arrive in Champasack, to visit Wat Phou classified as the World Heritage by UNESCO, a site of ancient religious significance in one of the most spectacular regions of Laos. Lunch is served at local restaurant in Champasack. Continue by car to Khong Island, the home of the 4000 Islands, where the Mekong reaches up to 14km wide during the rainy season. Don Khong is the largest of the Mekong Islands and its capital is Muang Khong, a small former French settlement. We take a small ferry boat to cross to Khong Island and check-in at hotel. This is one of the most memorable moments during this travel in Laos.

    Day 9: Khong Island
    From Khong Island, we take a boat downstream to Done Khone, a large island covered in coconut palms, flame trees, stands of bamboo, kapok trees and hard woods. We pass the former port with its steel rail jetty remained on the right bank before getting to Done Khone where ee stroll to explore the peaceful island and to visit the old railway, which the French began to built in Laos. After lunch at local restaurant, we take a boat ride to the main land for a drive to Khonephapheng, the most impressive Mekong waterfall in Laos and one of the biggest waterfall in Southeast Asia. We get back to our hotel in the late afternoon.

    Travel in Laos

    Day 10: Khong Island – Pakse – Ubon (Thailand)
    This morning there is an optional walk to visit local markets before departing Khong Island and crossing the Mekong back to the main land and heading back to Pakse.
    We stop along the way at Ban Kiet Khong to have an elephant ride through the forest up to the high land area to visit temple Asa ruins. After lunch at a traditional Lao restaurant, we arrive back to Pakse in the afternoon and proceed to drive across the Mekong Bridge to Vang Tao – Chongmek, the entry and exit point between Thailand and Laos. After having checked through immigration and customs, we continue to drive to Ubon airport for departure to your next destination. The travel in Laos in 10 days ends.


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