Northern Laos 6 Days

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Highlights: Vientiane-Vang Vieng-Luang Prabang

Tour is started from: Vientiane

Tour is finished from: Luang Prabang

Tour duration: 6 Days/ 5 Nights

Please note that: Prices will depend on travel date, hotel choice, room categories, numbers of people traveling and all our itineraries are flexible and can be altered to suit your requirements.

Full Itinerary

Brief Itinerary

Day 1.  Arrival – Vientiane

Day 2.  Vientiane – Vang Vieng

Day 3.  Vang Vieng – Tham Phoutham

Day 4.  Vang Vieng – Lung Prabang

Day 5.  Luang Prabang – Pakou – Luang Prabang

Day 6.  Luang Prabang – Departure


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival – Vientiane

On arrival at Wattay Internationasl Airport you will be met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. Vientiane is a charming and fascinating capital, with an interesting mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and American influences.

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Wat Prakeo

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Patuxay Monument

After check in and time to freshen up we head out on our afternoon city tour enabling you to see the major temples of Vientiane including the oldest, Wat Sisaket, with it’s thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. We also visit the national icon of Laos, That Luang Stupa, stopping along the way to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. 

Heading for the waterfront your evening is free to enjoy a few drinks watching the sunset over the Mekong River, explore the Night Market and take in some of the city’s nightlife.

Overnight in Vientiane (B)


Day 2. Vientiane – Vang Vieng (Road)

After an early breakfast we depart the capital for our journey northbound. Our drive will take approximately 4 hours passing through spectacular countryside before climbing into the mountains. There will be photo opportunities along the way and a stop at a colourful local market where various hill tribes come to trade goods and buy provisions.

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Organic Farm – Vang Vieng

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Than Jang Cave – Vang Vieng

We will arrive in the midst of the stunningly beautiful scenery of Vang Vieng in time for lunch at the Organic Farm where you can eat traditional Lao food and sample some roasted goat cheese and mulberry wine.

After lunch we will visit the famous Than Jang Cave, once used by local people as a hideout from Chinese invaders. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore Vang Vieng by foot or bicycle, take a boat ride up river or just relax by the pool at your hotel.

Overnight in Vang Vieng (B)


Day 3. Vang Vieng – Tham Phoukham

After breakfast this morning we explore the countryside surrounding Vang Vieng by local tractor transport. We will pass by rice paddies, local ethnic villages and have opportunity to observe daily life. We visit Tham Phoukham caves, a national limestone cave surrounded by natural forest. You can explore the cave and take a dip in the natural pool at the cave’s entrance.

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Tham Phoukham caves – Vang Vieng

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Vang Vieng

We will enjoy a picnic lunch before making our way back to town and the rest of the afternoon is free to explore or relax at your hotel.

Overnight in Vang Vieng (B)


Day 4. Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang (Road)

This morning we drive further into the mountains passing spectacular scenery and numerous hill tribe villages. We will lunch at an altitude of approximately 1,300 meters above sea level surrounded by the endless mountain peaks of this remote region.

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Organic Farm – Vang Vieng

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Luang Prabang

After lunch we continue on along Route 13 stopping for photo opportunities and arriving in Luang Prabang early evening.

Overnight in Luang Prabang (B)


Day 5. Luang Prabang – Pakou – Luang Prabang

This morning we will head out to see the city’s oldest temples, the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roof sweeping low to the ground representing classical Lao architecture, the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham

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Wat Aham – Luang Prabang

From here we make our way to the Mekong River to board our private boat for a pleasant and scenic cruise up on the Mekong River to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. These caves are an ancient pilgrimage site and contain thousands of gold lacquered Buddha images left there over hundreds of years. 

Returning to Luang Prabang we disembark our boat and have the option of taking a short drive to Ban Phanom, a village famous for its hand weaving or returning to the hotel for free time to relax.

Your afternoon and evening is free to explore Luang Prabang town, take in the Night Market or relax at the hotel.

Overnight in Luang Prabang (B)

Day 6. Luang Prabang – Departure

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Wat Xiengthong – Luang Prabang

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Royal Palace Museum

After breakfast we take a stroll through the Dalat Sao or morning market, full of local foodstuffs from the farms and jungles surrounding Luang Prabang. From here it is a short walk to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts from the Royal period in Luang Prabang.

We then transfer to the airport for your departure flight(B)


Included in above prices:

  • Private, Airconditioned Transport
  • Boat trips as stated in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fees to sites stated in the itinerary
  • Meals: daily breakfast at hotel
  • Gov’t taxs and service charges
  • Luggage handling
  • Drinking water


Exclusive of above prices:

  • Accommodation on a twin shared basis (quote separately)
  • Visas and Immigration fees on arrival
  • Domestic airticket
  • Int’l air tickets to/from Laos
  • Travel and/or Medical Insurance
  • Lunch or dinner unless stated in the itinerary
  • Single room accommodation (quoted separately)
  • Child or adult in triple share accommodation
  • Foreign language guides other than English
  • Peak Season or Special Events Surcharges
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses

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