Huay Xai - Pakbeng - Pak Ou Caves - Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Waterfall - Vientiane - Pakse - Huei Thamo - Khong Island - Ban Veuthong Village.
- 07 Nights accommodation base on sharing room in hotel or on cruise with breakfast - All transportation in air-conditioned car - Boat trip as itinerary - Local Experienced English speaking guide - All entrance fee as mentioned in the itinerary - Meals as mentioned in itinerary - Mineral water
- Meals and drinks, except others as mentioned in the detail program. - Visa, domestic and international flights with airport taxes. - Personal insurance and personal expenses. - Tips for tour guide and driver
- Cancellation received before 60 days: FREE of charge
- Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 10% of total rate
- Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate
- Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
- Cancellation received less than 7 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate
The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a room with two adults
- For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
- 04 - 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
- 04 - 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
- 04 - 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate
Day 1 Huay Xai - Pakbeng (L,D)
The Luang Say Cruise leaves Houei Say pier at 09:00 am for a cruise down the Mekong to Pakbeng. En route one stop is made to observe the rural life along the Mekong and visit minority ethnic groups; then, a buffet lunch on board. Arrive at Pakbeng before sunset and check-in at LuangSay Lodge. You can then enjoy dinner on the terrace overlooking the Mekong River. Stay overnight in Pakbeng.
Day 2 Pakbeng - Pak Ou Caves - Luang Prabang (B,L)
Breakfast at lodge. At 08:30, board the boat for the second leg of the cruise. A short stop to discover a Hmong village before having a buffet lunch on board. Continue going to Pak-Ou village at the mouth of the Nam Ou River, and then visit Pak Ou Caves "Cave of a thousand Buddha's". On the way to Luang Prabang, a brief stop is made to observe the traditional process of manufacturing local rice alcohol. Arrive at Luang Prabang before sunset. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 3 Luang Prabang City Tour - Kuang Si Waterfall (B,L)
The city tour begins with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. You then head to the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. You also have time to visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. After lunch, you drive to the beautiful Khouang Si Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths. You will return to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon and continue to Ban Phanom- a well known weaving village and return to the city by late evening for observing the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 4 Luang Prabang - Vientiane City Tour (B,L)
You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival, you will transfer to visit the major temples of Vientiane including the oldest Wat Sisaket - a temple of thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. You also visit Lao national icon, That Luang Stupa. Then you'll stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane's own Arc de Triumph. Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 5 Vientiane - Pakse - Champassak - Wat Phou (B,L,D)
You will depart Vientiane early flight to Pakse. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Vat Phou Cruise leaving Pakse for Champassak at 10:00am. Once on board, you will head to the south, arrive at Champassak in time for a riverside lunch, followed by a guided tour of the mysterious pre-Angkorian 10th century temple of Wat Phou, the boat's namesake. As dusk falls, you'll go to the Vat Phou for a relaxing cruise down-river and enjoying the tropical sunset on the deck. Dinner'll be served on board while the boat'll dock for the night alongside a remote Laotian village. Overnight on board Vat Phou Cruise.
Day 6 Huei Thamo - Oum Moung Temple - Khong Island (B,L,D)
After a leisurely breakfast on board, we'll set sail for the village of Huei Thamo, only a few minutes walk away from the spectacular hidden Manoluck LPQ forest temple of Oum Moung. Then you'll rejoin the boat for a leisurely cruise southbound and enjoy lunch on the deck, You continue going to the wild paradise of the "4,000 islands" region. In the afternoon, you will arrive at Ban Dua Tae - a traditional Laotian Village where the traditional way of life has not changed in centuries. You'll observe the traditional village life and learn about the daily activities within the village. In this evening, you'll enjoy a quiet dinner on board, under the stars, serenaded by the songs of the buffalo toads. Overnight on Wat Phou Cruise.
Day 7 Ban Veuthong - Khone Phapeng Waterfall - Pakse (B,L)
Today, you will enjoy breakfast on the upper deck while cruising to the small village of Ban Veuthong where you will board a small long tail boat to Khong Island- the largest island in the 4,000 islands region. After visiting the island, you'll take a long tail boat back to the mainland for lunch amid the bygone splendid of another age; colorful French colonial houses and an old customs post, alongside a stone quay. Then, you will transfer to the encaptivating by a minivan. It's a scenic splendor of the Khone Phapeng waterfall, "the Niagara of the East", close to the Cambodian border. You'll return to Pakse for "civilization", which is a two-hour journey by road. Arrive in the late afternoon. Overnight in Pakse.
Day 8 Pakse Depature (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport for your flight. Tour ends.
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