• Wat Xieng Thong

Classic Laos Tour

Available until 30 September 2019want to travel after this date? Later departures can be found here.

Known as the 'land of a million elephants' and arguably the most enchanting country in Indochina, Laos will soon become your favourite place to visit. Experiences Laos' genuine and simple people, saffron-robed Buddhist monks, sleepy villages and rice paddies, all blending perfectly with a traditional culture almost untouched by modern lifestyle.

Private Tour Departs daily

Group Tour Departs every Saturday

Duration
5 days

Guide Price

£599 pp
Options
Private or Group basis, Escorted
Start your journey
Temple

Trip highlights

  • Visit the beautiful temple of Vat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang
  • Take a traditional boat trip on the Mekong River
  • Relax in the clear pools of picturesque KhuangXi Waterfalls
  • Traditional Kamu lifestyle

Upon arrival in Luang Prabang, transfer to your hotel for your for two night stay, the rest of your day is at leisure.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Santi Resort or similar

Start the day with a stroll through the morning market, a great way to see local life. Stop off for a visit to the impressive Vat Visoun and Vat Aham, before climbing Vat Phousi hill for outstanding views over the city. In the afternoon you will visit the former Kings palace, which is now the National Museum and has displays of personal artefacts from The Royal Family. This is followed by a visit to Ock Pop Tock Weave Centre where you can explore the fascinating world of traditional Lao handicrafts.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Santi Resort or similar

Embark on a riverboat cruise on the Mekong River, from Luang Prabang upstream to the sacred Pak Ou Caves, where you can marvel at the thousands of gold Buddha statues. Visit the enchanting village of Ban Xang Hai, which is famous for the distillation of traditional rice alcohol. Return to the boat for lunch onboard - this is a great photo opportunity as you are moored infront of the majestic Pha Enn Cliff. You will return to your hotel in Luang Prabang in the afternoon - and the rest of the days is free for you to relax, or perhaps take a stroll around the old town of Luang Prabang.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Santi Resort or similar

After breakfast, take the one hour journey to the enchanting Kuang Si Waterfalls. Water tumbles over the multi-tiered limestone formations into cool, clear pools ideal for swimming and relaxing. Enjoy a picnic lunch near the waterfalls, and enjoy some time to wander the area and explore. On the way back to Luang Prabang, make a stop a Lao Buffalo Dairy Farm - the first Buffalo dairy to produce buffalo cheese and a range of dairy products, and provide income and a sustainable future for the local Lao people. Once back in Luang Prabang, this is a great opportunity to explore the night bazaar.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Santi Resort or similar

Breakfast is at the hotel and you have time at leisure, until your pick up time to transfer to Luang Prabang airport.

Included

  • Accommodation as detailed in double or twin room with private facilities (alternative but similar hotels may be used at certain times of the year).
  • Air-conditioned transportation.
  • Services of an English speaking local driver/guide.
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing as detailed.
  • Meals included as stated. Please note: breakfast is usually a Western style buffet in your hotel. Most other meals are taken at local restaurants.

Not included

  • International flights from the UK
  • Visa fees
  • Beverages during meals
  • Tips for the driver/guide
  • Optional excursions