The Lao Experiences
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South Mekong
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Day 1: Vientiane

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Meet your personal guide on arrival at Wattai airport. After transfer to the hotel, start your tour by visiting the highlights of Vientiane: Vat Sisaket, the oldest temple in Vientiane with its mural paintings, Ho Prakeo, the royal temple turned religious museum. Proceed to That Luang Stupa, the most revered shrine in Laos and to Patouxay (the Arch of Triumph). Take a short walk along the Mekong River.
Enjoy dinner at the restaurant in Vientiane offering a great choice of the traditional Laos food.
Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 2: Vientiane / Luang Prabang

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After breakfast, a short trip to a shopping center with later transfer to the airport for the flight to Luang Prabang.
After your flight transfer to your hotel.
Stroll on foot through the beautiful city of Luang Prabang, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Visit some monuments (Vixoun Wat, Wat mai, Xiengthong Wat, Wat Sene).
Near a temple, visit a craft factory paper Sa, a specialty of Lang Prabang.
Snack near the Mekong to enjoy the sunset then shopping at the night market.
Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at your hotel.
Day 3: Luang Prabang / Ban Phanom / Kuang Si Waterfalls

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Rising early to see the offerings to the monks.
Breakfast at the hotel then visit the fresh market.
Visit of the National Museum (former Royal Palace) built in 1904, a mixture of traditional Lao and French classical style, the discovery of papermaking.
Transfer by minibus to the wonderfull waterfalls of Khuang Si, on the way, stop at a Kmu village.
Swimming possible in a large blue lagoon at the foot of the falls.
Return to Luang Prabang, visit the tomb of Henri Mouhot,  and Ban Phanom village.
Shopping at the night market for those who wish.
Night and dinner at your hotel.
Day 4: Luang Prabang / Pak Ou cave

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Breakfast at the hotel.
Start with a walk towards the banks of the Nam Khan river with a climb up to Mount Phousi (best view in town).
Excursion on a traditional Dugout canoe upstream Mekong to the PAK OU cave, a cave houding 4000 ancient statues of Buddha.
Lunch in a restaurant in Ban Pak Ou.
Visit Ban Sang Hai village specialized in distilling Lao whiskey (manufacture of spirits).
Return to Luang Prabang.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Luang Prabang

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Departure from the hotel towards the Elephant Village.
Welcome by the Head of the camp. Basic instruction and then ride on elephant back (about 1 hour) in an impressive environment.
After breakfast, excursion by motor boat on the Nam Khan, swimming possible in the falls of Tad Sae then return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon.
Dinner show at a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Luang Prabang / Pakse

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Breakfast at the hotel.
Flight to Pakse.
Welcome by your guide at Pakse airport, then transfer to the Tadlo, Bolovens Plateau.
On the way, visit of differents minorities (Alak and Khatu)and walk in a coffee & tea plantation.
Afternoon in Tadlo at a site in the beautiful riverside Sexet.
Night in a guesthouse near the waterfalls.
Day 7: Pakse / Wat Phou Cruise

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Transfer to the boat "Wat Phou" and down the Mekong to the site pre-Angkorian Wat Phou.
The ruins date mainly back to the tenth and eleventh centuries, but the initial part dates back to the fifth century and occupies an imposing site.
Superb carved lintels representing the gods Vishnu, Siva and Bramna are still intact.

Meals and overnight on board.

Day 8: Wat Phou Cruise

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During the cruise, the boat will stop for the visits of various typican Laotian villages: Huei Thamo, Oum Moung Temple (hidden in the forest), Khong Island.
Walk on the widest part of the Mekong, in the middle of the islands Si Phan Don (4000 islands) where you can admire the livelihoods of fishermen and peasants.
Meals and overnight on board.
Day 9: Wat Phou Cruise / Pakse

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Today we will explore Ban Veuthong, the "Nigara of the East", Pakse and Xieng Di.
Loitering on Khong Island, get a glimpse of life in the villages and temples. See the remains of the colonial French presence.
Walk to the falls of Khone Pha Pheng.
Overnight in Pakse.
Day 10: Pakse

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Free time until transfer to airport for your return flight.



The formalities and any charges for the border crossing are supported by the participants.
Breakfasts and meals during the cruise are included in the delivery.
If you want to also include other meals thank you to mention it.

Prices for trips vary depending on the type of accommodation chosen and the number of participants (the more persons you are, the lower the price).
As a guidance, the tour price for this Laos tour is $1339, based on 4 people in standard accommodations.

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N°166, Unit 17, Ban Thongkhankham, Khounboulom Road, Vientiane, LAOS
Mob: (856) 20 55416317 | Tel: (856) 21 213633-4 | Fax: (856) 21 213635