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Highlights: Vientiane - Luang Prabang

Tour is started from: Vientiane

Tour is finished from: Luang Prabang

Tour duration: 7 Day/ 6 Nights

Price from: $375

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 – Luang Prabang – Half day city tour

Day 3. Luang Prabang – Cooking Class

Day 4. LuangPrabang – Elephant Village + Kuang Si Fall

Da y5. Luang Prabang – Ethnology Centre – Ock Pop Tok

Day 6. Luang Prabang – Living Land Farm

Day 7. Luang Prabang – Departure


Day 1. Arrival – Vientiane

Upon arrival at Wattay International Airport, you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel.

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Patuxay Monument

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That LuangStupa Luang Prabang

Time permitting (depending on your arrival time) your half day city tour enables you to see the major temples of Vientiane including the oldest, WatSisaket, with it’s thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of WatPrakeo, which housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. We also visit the national icon of Laos, That LuangStupa, stopping along the way to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Overnight in Vientiane (B)


Day 2. Vientiane – Luang Prabang – Half day city tour

This morning you will be transferred to Wattay Airport for your flight to Luang Prabang. On arrival, you will be met by your Local Guide and transferred to your hotel. We will give you time to rest and freshen up before we head off on bicycles to see some of the highlights of Luang Prabang including a visit to the 

, which hosts the city’s oldest temples, the magnificent WatXiengthong with its roof sweeping low to the ground, representing classical Lao architecture, the impressive stupa of WatVisoun and the shrine of WatAham

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Royal Palace Museum Luang Prabang

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Mount Phousi Luang Prabang

We end the day by climbing up Mount Phousi to explore the sacred gilded stupa and to enjoy the panoramic view of the city and the sun setting over the Mekong River.  Descenting the mountain your will find yourself in the midst of the famous Luang Prabang Night Market, where you can find a unique selection of handmade textiles and handicrafts locally made by both ethnic Lao and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in LuangPrabang (B)


Day 3. Luang Prabang – Cooking Class

Optional:This morning you have the option and opportunity to rise early and participate in the daily morning ritual of ‘Alms Giving’, you will experience saffron-clad monks collecting offerings or ‘Alms’ from faithful local residents. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the daily procession.

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ethnic Hmong village – Luang Prabang

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Wat Xiengthong Luang Prabang

Following breakfast at your hotel you will embark on a full day cooking class by starting at the local market where your chef will explain the different herbs and spices used in Lao cooking and purchase ingredients for today’s dishes.  From the market you will head out to Tamarind Gardens Cooking School set out of town amongst fish ponds and tropical gardens.

Your menu today will include:

 Varieties of jeow: the fundamental Lao spicy dipping sauces 

  Mok Pa, a popular dish of fish steamed with herbs in banana leaves

  Tamarind’s specialty: lemongrass stuffed with chicken & herbs

  Orlarm, LuangPrabang’s eggplant based specialty: delicious & unusual

  Dessert course: a surprise!

 And of course you’ll learn the art of perfecting sticky rice and its eating etiquette.

Following the class, and with full stomachs, we will head back to town where you will have the option of joining a Sunset Cruise (Nava Mekong) on the Mekong River, taking just a relaxing at your hotel. Overnight in LuangPrabang (B, L, D)


Day 4. Luang Prabang – Elephant Village + Kuang Si Fall

This morning we head to

 approximately 45 minutes’ drive out of Luang Prabang, to experience elephant riding through the teak forests and along the riverside.  These elephants were once employed in the logging industry but now enjoy a much easier life in the village.

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Elephant Village

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KuangSii Falls

From the Elephant Village we drive on to the stunning KuangSii Falls where you will have the opportunity to cool off with a refreshing swim in the topaz pools below the falls, walk along the forest trails and visit the Bear Sanctuary, home to Asiatic Bears rescued from poachers in the forests of northern Laos.

Returning to Luang Prabang late afternoon you have the evening free to explore the night market, dine in one of the many restaurants in town or relax at the hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang.(B, L)


Day 5. Luang Prabang – Ethnology Centre – Ock Pop Tok

Today is a day for the culture and handicrafts enthusiasts, beginning with a visit to The Art and Ethnology Centre to learn about the culture and history of some of the diverse ethnic groups that make up the rich tapestry of the population of Laos. The Centre also have a shop where you can purchase quality gifts and soveniors and a café where you can enjoy a morning coffee and cake.

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Pak Ou Caves – Luang Prabang

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Cooking Class in Luang Prabang

Next we move to the Ock Pop TokLiving Crafts Centre & Shop, where you can see the silk weaving process in action and purchase some exquisite examples of traditional Lao textiles. The Centre also has a restaurant where you can enjoy traditional and fusion dishes with the gentle melody of weaving looms humming in the background.

We will end our culture and handicrafts day at Yen Sabai Book and Arts Centre where you have the opportunity to participate into a traditional Paper Stenciling class (only available Monday – Friday). Using traditional stenciling tools and patterns for the murals at WatXiengthong you will create your own paper stencil as a reminder of your visit to Luang Prabang.

Returning to the hotel the rest of your afternoon and evening is free to relax or explore. Overnight Luang Prabang (B, L)


Day 6. Luang Prabang – Living Land Farm

This morning we head out to Living Land Farm, a working community farm aprroximately 5kms outside the town. There you will learn all about the rice growing process and have an opportunity to participate in seasonal farm activities such as identifying viable rice seeds, ploughing with a buffalo, hand planting, weeding and harvesting rice and threshing rice seed. 

You may be picking vegatables form the organic garden or catching fish to cook for your all natural, organic lunch where there will be a variety of local rice products for you to sample.

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Living Land Farm in Luang Prabang

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Shopping in Luang Prabang

We will return to Luang Prabang late afternoon and will have the option to go to a local petangue game and enjoy a few Beer Laos, experience a spa treatment or massage or just relax at the hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang (B, L)

Optional quotation:petangue game and spa treatment or massage


Day 7. Luang Prabang – Departure

After breakfast, you are free until transfer to airport catching your departure flight.


Included in above prices:

  • Accommodation on a twin shared basis
  • Private, Airconditioned Transport
  • Boat trips as stated in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fees to sites stated in the itinerary
  • Meals: As indicated in above itinerary = B, L, D
  • Gov’t taxs and service charges
  • Luggage handling
  • Drinking water


Exclusive of above prices:

  • 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 suppl. 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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