This is a perfect tour for first-time visitor in Laos, you will experience classic Laos on a 3-day tour from Luang Prabang to the region’s most iconic sites, and then transfer to the capital city of Vientiane with stop at the famous Plain of Jars in Xiangkhoang Province. After checking the highlight attractions in Vientiane, you will move on to find out "4000 islands" in Pakse, where tour ends.
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Luang Prabang - Xiangkhoang - Vientiane - Pakxe/Pakse - Si Phan Don - Don Khong
Welcome to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival,meet your guide transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
After breakfast, we start our tour to visit the majors sites included National museum, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Mai; visit Wat Xieng Thong. Afternoon, we drive out of town 30KM to the beautiful Kuangsi Waterfall, where you can swim, relax, soft trek to the top of the fall. On return short stop at Black Hmong Village, where hill tribe hand-made handicrafts as souvenirs for visitors pass by. Arrive in the town; we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore Street Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
After breakfast, we enjoy a cruise trip upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the distillation of local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong, well known for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Luang Prabang - Xiangkhoang
Today we are driving about 6-7 hours to Xiengkhouang, which was devastated by American bombing between 1964 and 1973. Upon arrival, we drive out to visit the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau. Overnight in Xieng Khaung.
Xiangkhoang - Vientiane
After breakfast, continue our tour to visit Phonsavanh market before we also have time, this afternoon seeing the old capital of Muang Khoun Province and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hill tribe and Tai Dam people. They have an interesting local culture and a colorful history. Around 1500pm, transfer you to Phonsavang Airport to take a short flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival in Vientiane Capital, Meet your guide and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Vientiane.
After breakfast, we start visiting the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket, the temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Afternoon, we start to visit the major sight out of town about 30 km, visit Buddha Park, a blend of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures created by mystical monk on parkland located by the Mekong River and the impressive Lao- Thai Friendship Bridge. En route stop at Lao/Thai Bridge, taking photos before continue to the park. Overnight in Vientiane.
Vientiane - Pakxe/Pakse
Early morning transfer you to Wattay Airport to t a flight to Pakse. Upon arrival, you are met and drive ahead to Saravanh province via Tateng. The stumbling water and lush vegetation around Tad Fan waterfall of today’s Atacular. We make a stop en route observing the traditional local making tea and coffee, This is allowed time for visitors to venture off the beaten path and explore some of the lesser-known areas of Laos pointing for full exploration of the wild beauty of this southern region, Upon arrival at Tad Lo waterfall, we visit villages of Alak, Nge, Katu, the ethnic group of minority. Return to town later afternoon. Overnight in Pakse
Pakxe/Pakse - Si Phan Don - Don Khong
After breakfast, we are heading out toward Khong Island; en route visit the pre-angkorian, ruins of Wat Phu, one of Southeast Asia’s most dramatically situated temples. Explore these Khmer ruins, perched atop a nearby hill, which is one of Lao World Heritage site recognized by UNESCO in 2001, this wonderful archeological site of Khmer civilization dated back to the 9-12th centuries. We continue our way to 4000 islands region by land. Overnight in Don Khong.
Don Khong - Pakxe/Pakse
After Breakfast, we enjoy a visit of the surrounding countryside, and board on a long trail boat touring to Don Khone area, taking you to visit the remains of French period, Li phi Waterfall or "the Corridor of the Devil". We return to the mainland at Ban Nakasang, a fishery village and drive further south to visit Khone Phapheng on the journey, the biggest waterfall in the South East Asia, it is really the impressive sight then lush vegetation near the Lao-Cambodian border, which is teeming with wildlife and it is one of the loveliest destinations in Laos. Return to Pakse later afternoon. Overnight in Pakse.
Tour ends today. After breakfast transfer to you to Pakse Airport for your safety flight back home.