Laos Overland 7 Days

Itinerary

For those who can afford one week in Laos, this itinerary is perfect to capture the two major cities of Laos as Vientiane & Luang Prabang, not forgetting the little Vang Vieng that lies between. Whether this is just your side leg or the main trip to Laos, the pacing is well designed to capture all the highlights Laos has to offer.

  • Feel the charms and lures of UNESCO town of Luang Prabang
  • Visit the tranquil villages & sightseeing in the vicinity areas of Luang Prabang
  • Deep in the rural but limestone-surrounded ambiance of little town Vang Vieng
  • Visit the laid back Laos Vientiane capital dotted with ancient Buddhist temples

Day 01: LUANG PRABANG ARRIVAL

On arrival in Luang Prabang, transfer to hotel and check in. Late afternoon, climb the stairs of Mount Phousi and watch the sun set over the city and surrounding hills. At leisure at night time. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meal: None
Tour guide: None

the-alms-giving-procession-in-the-streets

Day 02: PAK OU CAVES & LUANG PRABANG

After breakfast, visit the famous temple – Wat Xieng Thong. Located at the end of the peninsula, close to the Mekong, this temple was built in 1560 by King Setthathirat. Then board a cruise to Pak Ou caves where there are hundreds of sacred centuries-old Buddha images. Back to town at noon time. The city tour begins in the afternoon with your guide who will help you to learn more about the World Heritage Town of Luang Prabang. Starts at the former Royal Palace, now the National Museum. Then walk to Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-relief. Continue walking to Wat Sensoukarahm, build in 1718 with its beautiful dazzling golden façade. End of the day, take part in a traditional Baci ceremony to welcome you to Laos. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Discover Pak Ou cave
Discover Pak Ou cave

Day 03: LUANG PRABANG – KUANG SI

Optional: An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning ritual of alms giving to saffron clad monks. Return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast visit Wat Visoun, the holiest temple of the city, entirely rebuilt after being destroyed in 1887 by the invading Black Flags from Southern China. Continue to Wat Aham and then go to Wat That where the ashes of King Sisavang Vong are kept. This afternoon, take a ride out of town to Kuang Si Waterfalls (32km southwest of the city). Stop en-route to visit a small village which is home to one of the area’s many ethnic minorities. You will have an opportunity to learn about their traditions and culture, much of which has remained unchanged for centuries. Upon reaching Kuang Si Waterfall, relax and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings and visit the bear sanctuary next to the falls. Back to town. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide

reaching-Kuang-Si-Waterfall

Day 04: LUANG PRABANG – VANG VIENG

After breakfast, depart for a drive down the spectacular Route 13 towards Vang Vieng, taking roughly 5 hours. Stop in Kasi, a fruit growing area along the way. Arrive in Vang Vieng, a small town on the banks of the Nam Song River surrounded by spectacular limestone karst scenery. The rest of day is free for your own leisure. Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide

visits-Vang-Vieng

Day 05: VANG VIENG – VIENTIANE

Drive to Vientiane. On the way stop at Nam Ngum Lake (2 hour drive), the largest lake in Laos. This man-made lake was built for the first hydroelectric dam ever built in Laos. Continue to Vientiane (2.5 hour drive). Check in and at leisure. Overnight in Vientiane.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Nam-Khan-lake

Day 06: VIENTIANE

Visit the highlights of Vientiane including: Wat Sisaket, Wat Phra Keo, Wat Simuang. In the afternoon, continue to the Patuxay monument, Laos’ version of the Arc de Triomphe, where you can climb the stairs to the roof for sweeping panoramic views of the city. Your tour then ends at That Luang, the holiest site in Laos. Overnight in Vientiane

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide

VIENTIANE

Day 07: VIENTIANE DEPARTURE

After breakfast, free at leisure until you are picked up to airport for your departure flight.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: None

VIENTIANE DEPARTURE

Pricing

 Laos Overland 7D6N Price in USD per person valid from Jan- March & Oct – Dec, 2018
Hotel category 2 people 3-5 people 6-9 people Single supplement
Superior $968 $760 $583 $229
Deluxe $1,059 $851 $674 $311
Luxury $1,861 $1,651 $1,474 $1,071

 

Laos Overland 7D6N Price in USD per person valid from Apr-Sep, 2018
Hotel category 2 people 3-5 people 6-9 people Single supplement
Superior $932 $722 $545 $210
Deluxe $1,012 $804 $627 $266
Luxury $1,563 $1,355 $1,178 $791

 

LIST OF ACCOMMODATION

City Hotel Category
Superior Deluxe Luxury
Vientiane Beau Rivage Mekong Salana Boutique Settha Palace
Vang Vieng Inthira Villa Nam Song Riverside Boutique Resort

 

Luang Prabang Villa Saykham Le Sen Boutique Luangsay Residence

Include & Exclude

Trip Inclusive

  • Accommodation in twin/double sharing with breakfast
  • Private transfer with air-conditioner van
  • Bottle of water daily
  • Regional English speaking guide
  • Boat cruise
  • Meals as indicated (without beverage)
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Taxes and service charges

Trip Exclusive

  • Travel insurances
  • Laos visa
  • Beverages and meals not mentioned in the inclusive column
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses & laundry
  • International flight tickets
  • Optional tours are subject to be the surcharge
  • Early check in & late check-out at all hotel
  • Bank service fees
  • Peak season surcharges by hotels/ Compulsory dinner if there is any

Note:
* Check in time: 02.00pm – Check out time: 12.00pm
The above prices do not include compulsory Gala dinner for Christmas and New Year Eve.

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