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Highlights: Luang Prabang - Pakse and 4000 Islands

Tour is started from: Luang Prabang

Tour is finished from: Pakse

Tour duration: 6 Days/ 5 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 – Luang Prabang

Day 2.  Luang Prabang – Full day city tour

Day 3.  Luang Prabang – Khouangsi Waterfall and Pak Ou Caves

Day 4.  Luang Prabang – Pakse – Wat Phu – 4000 Islands

Day 5.  4000 Islands and surrounding

Day 6.  4000 Islands – Pakse – Departure


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival – Luang Prabang

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Luang Prabang Night Market

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Luang Prabang Museum

On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.   The rest of the day free for you to explore or relax at your hotel.

Overnight in Luang Prabang


Day 2. Luang Prabang – City tour

After breakfast at the hotel 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

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Wat Xiengthong

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Mount Phousi

After relaxing at your hotel to let you lunch settle we will pay a late afternoon visit the Arts and Ethnology Centre to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures. You can enjoy a coffee at the centre’s café if you chose before our climb to the top of 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. 

Decenting 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 hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. 

Overnight in Luang Prabang (B)


Day 3. Luang Prabang – Kuang Sii Waterfall and Pak Ou Caves

This morning we drive to Kuang Sii Waterfall stopping along the way to visit the morning

, this where all 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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Pak Ou Caves

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. You will also enjoy a BBQ picnic lunch below the falls.

Upon return to Luang Prabang we 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.

Overnight in Luang Prabang (B)


Day 4. Luang Prabang – Pakse – Wat Phu – 4000 Islands (Flight)

You will be transferred to the airport this morning for your flight to Pakse. On arrival in Pakse, we drive south to Champassak and to visit the fascinating pre-Angkorian ruins of Wat Phu, one of Southeast Asia’s most dramatically situated mountain top temples. We have time to explore these intriguing Khmer ruins, which are perched at the base of Mount Phu Kao. 

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Wat Phu

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long tail boat to Si Phan Done

Following lunch, we continue our journey by long tail boat to Si Phan Done where you have the rest of the day to relax or to explore the island.

Overnight in Si Phan Done area (B)


Day 5. 4000 Islands and surrounding

After an early morning breakfast, we explore Khone Island. Here we begin by re-tracing the French colonial-past at Ban Khone, where some old colonial houses still stand and you glimpse the first Lao railway with its own locomotive.

We continue our exploration of the area of the 4000 islands by boat and visit the beautiful Liphi waterfall, also known as the Samphamith, which forms a natural border between Lao and Cambodia.

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Khone Island

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Khone Phapeng

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 Si Phan Done area (B)


Day 6. 4000 Islands – Pakse – Departure

After breakfast at your hotel you will be transferred back to Pakse to catch your flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia or exit Laos overland from the 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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