Laos spirit tour 8 Days

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Highlights: Luang Prabang - Vientiane - Pakse and the south

Tour is started from: Luang Prabang

Tour is finished from: Pakse

Tour duration: 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Price from: $635

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 – Luang Prabang – Half Day City Tour

Day 2.  Luang Prabang – Big Brother Mouse – Ban Khia Luang – Pak Ou Caves

Day 3.  Luang Prabang – Khuang Si Waterfall and Ban Chan

Day 4.  Luang Prabang – Vientiane – half day city tour

Day 5.  Vientiane – Pakse – Tad Lo

Day 6.  Tad Lo – Wat Phou – 4000 Islands

Day 7.  4000 Islands and surrounding

Day 8. 4000 Islands – Pakse – Departure


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival – Luang Prabang – Half Day City Tour

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Royal Palace Museum – Luang Prabang

Laos spirit tour

Wat Xiengthong – Luang Prabang

On arrival at Luang Prabang International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. After you have had time to rest and freshen up we will head off on bicycles to see some of the highlights of Luang Prabang including a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts from the Royal period in Luang Prabang. Cycling on we seeing 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

Overnight in Luang Prabang


Day 2. Luang Prabang – Big Brother Mouse – Ban Khia Luang – Pak Ou Caves

We start the day with a visit to the Big Brother Mouse shop in town to select some children’s books for our village visit. We then head north by car along Route 13, before taking an unpaved road to Ban Khia Luang. Here you will have ample time to visit the school, play with the kids and watch them enjoy their new books. You will also see the village women at their weaving looms and visit the local temple.

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Big Brother Mouse – Luang Prabang

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Pak Ou Caves – Luang Prabang

For lunch we have a choice of a western picnic lunch or a traditional Lao meal of sticky rice, laap and fresh vegetables cooked by the villagers.

Saying goodbye to the village we drive to Ban Khoklin, taking us through some beautiful mountain scenery and paddy fields. At Ban Khoklin we board a private boat down the Nam Ou River for 30 minutes to Pak Ou Caves. These caves are an ancient pilgrimage site and contain thousands of gold lacquered Buddha images left there over hundreds of years. 

Continuing down the Mekong River we will arrive back to Luang Prabang by late afternoon.

Overnight in Luang Prabang (B, L)


Day 3. Luang Prabang – Khuang Si Waterfall

After breakfast we begin our journey to Kuang Sii Waterfall stopping along the way to visit the morning

, this where all the locals of Luang Prabang come to do their daily shopping. You will see a variety of local foodstuffs and products including dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, fish, vegetables and fruit, everything needed for daily life in Laos.


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Kuang Sii Waterfall

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Luang Prabang Night Market

On arrival at the Kuang Sii Falls 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.

Returning to Luang Prabang your afternoon is free to explore or relax at the hotel.

Overnight in Luang Prabang (B)


Day 4. Luang Prabang – Vientiane – half day city tour (Flight)

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Vientiane, upon arrival in the capital you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

This afternoon’s city tour enables 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.

Wat Sisaket

Wat Sisaket

wat Prakeo - Luang Prabang

wat Prakeo – Luang Prabang

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. 

Your evening is free to explore the city, take a stroll along the waterfront or relax at the hotel.

Overnight in Vientiane (B)


Day 5. Vientiane – Pakse – Tad Lo

You have an early this morning for your flight to Pakse.

On arrival at Pakse we head for the refreshing mountain climate on the Bolevan Plateau.  The area is famous for its many waterfalls and we will visit two of the best, Tad Fan, with it’s impressive twin falls cascading over 100 metres to the valley floor below and Tad Ngeuan, with it’s prisitine pools for taking a refreshing dip and coffee shop and plantation where you can sample some real Lao coffee. 

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Bolevan Plateau – Pakse

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Bolevan Plateau – Tad Lo

Along the way you will see the rich soils of the region being cultivated for coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, and other crops before we arrive at Tad Lo, home to another scenic waterfall and numerous ethnic minority groups. We visit the villages of Alak, Nge, and Katu before overnighting in Tad Lo.

Overnight in Tad Lo (B)


Day 6. Tad Lo – Wat Phou – 4000 Islands

After an early breakfast, we head down the montains towards Champasak and the 4000 islands area. Passing through Pakse town we cross the Mekong River by ferry to visit the fascinating pre-Angkorian ruins of Wat Phu, one of Southeast Asia’s most dramatically situated mountain top temples.

Following lunch we continue our journey by long tail boat to the 4000 Islands, where you have the rest of the day to relax.

Overnight in 4000 Islands area (B)


Day 7. 4000 Islands and surrounding

After an early breakfast we head south by road and boat to Done Khone.  Here we retrace the the island’s French colonial-past at Ban Khone with it’s old colonial houses still standing and a glimpse the first Lao railway with its own locomotive. We continue our exploration of the area by boat and visit the beautiful Liphi waterfall, also known as the Sahamith, which forms a natural border between Lao and Cambodia.

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Ban Hang Khone – Done Khone

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Liphi waterfall

We return to Ban Nakasang and drive to the famous waterfall of Khone Phapeng, the largest waterfall in South East Asia, also known as the ‘Niagara of the east’.

Overnight in 4000 Islands area (B)


Day 8. 4000 Islands – Pakse – Departure

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Champasack Province

After breakfast you will be transferred back to Pakse for your flight to Cambodia or to exit Laos overland via Chongmek International Checkpoint to Ubon Ratchathani Thailand.


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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