The Highlights of Laos Vientiane – Xieng Khouang – Luang Prabang - 6 days 5 nights

Only in 6 days, 5 nights you can go over the most famous destinations of Laos, where rich cultural traditions are combined with stunning natural environs. Your journey starts in Vientiane, the present capital with many pagodas, countinue to the more rural area to admide the the impressive archaeological site – Plain of Jars – and discover colorful culture, history and daily life of the minorities. End your trip with unforgettable moments in Luang Prabang, the ancient capital and one of the last Shangri-la's in the world. 
Key Highlights:
  • Visit beautiful pagodas through out the country
  • Visit the rural areas of Laos
  • Have chance to learn more about ethnic minorities
  • Private boat trip to Pak Ou Cave

Available Itinerary

Day 1: Vientiane Arrival

Arrival flight information (own ticket, flight information to be advised)
Upon arrival, when you leave the airport terminal please look for 4U Tours’ guide displaying a welcome signboard with your name on it. Transfer to your hotel.
Vientiane is a charming and fascinating capital, with an interesting mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and American influences.
Dinner is at a local restaurant to enjoy Laos food.
Overnight in Vientiane.
Accommodation: Settha Place hotel (5-star)
Deluxe Room
Address: 6 Pang Kham Street, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Tel: (+856 21) 217 583
Hotel Information:
In the heart of bustling Vientiane stands a remarkable hotel. Built in the early part of the last century, circa 1932, and painstakingly restored to its former imperial glory, the Settha Palace Hotel serves as a testament to the long lost era of classical elegance, gracious service and French colonial charm.Whether you are relaxing by the pool or holding an event in our meeting facilities, friendly service delivered with warm smiles and discrete 

Day 2: Vientiane Full Day Sightseeing

Breakfast at your hotel
After breakfast, we continue to explore Vientiane capital by visiting the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image.
Enroute to Lao’s national precious heritage, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you will have the opportunity to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.
Lunch is at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we continue visiting the rest of Vientiane by foot, including Wat Ong Teu, Wat Inpeng and Wat Haisok. We pass by the major shopping area continuing to the Vientiane Central Market of Talad Sao and Talad Kouadin where various goods are displayed for sale; including fresh food, household goods, souvenirs, textiles, gold, silver and antiques.
We return to the Mekong Riverside in the late afternoon for observing the sunset. Dinner is on your own.
Overnight in Vientiane.

Day3 : Vientiane – Xieng Khouang

Breakfast at your hotel
After breakfast, free and easy at leisure until time to transfer to the airport for your short flight to Xieng Khouang
Vientiane – Xieng Khouang via QV401 @ 1:40 PM – 2:10 PM or similar
Upon arrival, we transfer out to visit the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau.
We also have time, this late 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.
Dinner is on your own.
Overnight in Phone Savanh
Accommodation: Vansana Plain of Jars hotel (3-star)
Standard Room
Address: Phonsavanh, Xieng Khouang, Laos
Tel: (+856 61) 213 170

Day 4: Xieng Khouang – Luang Phrabang

Early morning, we visit the Central Market of Phonsavanh to watch the different hill tribe people barter and exchange merchandises.
We then head out towards Luang Prabang.  En-route we stop off to see the Buddha images in Thampra, a site more than 200 years old, and various Hmong and hill tribe minority villages along the way.
After a photo stop, we continue driving uphill, enjoying the splendid natural scenery of the mountains, the forest and landscape.
The journey will take us over mountainous regions until we approach Luang Prabang, one of the most beautiful traditional towns in Asia.
Lunch is at a local restaurant enroute.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
Accommodation: Maison Souvanaphoum Hotel (5-star)
Garden Wing
Address: Rue Chao Fa Ngum, Banthatluang, 06000 Luang Prabang, Laos
Tel: (+856 71) 254 609

Day 5: Pak Ou Cave and Luang Prabang Sightseeing

Breakfast at your hotel
After breakfast, we visit the Royal Palace Museum (closed on Tuesday), which hosts a range of interesting artifacts and enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, representing classical Laotian architecture.
We then board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which gives us a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims.
En route, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where the local specialty of rice wine is produced.
Once back in Luang Prabang city we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, a village well known for its hand weaving. We also have time to visit Ban Xangkhong, Ban Xienglek, small villages well known for silk weavings and for Saa (jute) Papermaking.
Lunch is at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 6: Departure

Today, you are free until being transferred to the airport for your departure flight home (air ticket is on your own).

What to be Included?
  • 5-night accommodation as indicated in the program:
  • 2 nights at Settha Palace – Deluxe Room
  • 1 night at Vasana – Standard Room
  • 2 nights at Maison Souvanaphoum – Gardenview Room
  • Meals as indicated in the program 4 breakfasts, 3 lunch & 1 dinner
  • Admission fees as per itinerary
  • Boat cruise to Pak Ou Cave (on private basis)
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • Regional English speaking guides during the program
  • Unlimited bottled water and wet tissues during transportation
NOT to be Included:
  • Visa to Laos
  • Airport Assistance Service
  • All flights & Airport tax
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary and drinks during meals
  • Drinks / water at included lunches and dinners
  • Hotel early check-in / Late check-out
  • Overweight luggage
  • Travel & Trip insurance
  • Other expenses which are not clearly mentioned in inclusive services
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers (suggested USD 10 / person / day)
Airfare Vientiane – Xieng Khouang:  USD 115 / ticket (on Economy class, inclusive of airport tax)
**Airfare is subject to change by the airlines without prior notice.


The Highlights of Laos Vientiane – Xieng Khouang – Luang Prabang

Package price: USD 1,453 per person

: USD 2,906

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