Overview

  • Discover the amazing art, history, culture Vientiane when active travel the old cities and the age-old charming temples.
  • Explore the caves, the jungles and stream when join the trekking tour in Vang Vieng
  • Explore the city of Luang Prabang, where is the home of numerous astounding temples, palace, Pak Ou caves, and the beautiful Khuyang Si waterfall.
  • Join the trekking tour in Muang Ngoi, where has dotted local villages and stunning natural landscapes.
Laos Adventure 9 Days
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Full Itinerary

Day 1

Vientiane Arrival

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Meals: N/A

Vientiane – the capital echoes thousands of years proud history with its captivating ancient, modern constructions will be the first stop in your active travel tour with Asia Private Travels. Once you land at the airport in Vientiane, our local guide and driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel for check - in.

Meals are on your account and spend the night in Vientiane.

Day 2

Vientiane City Tour – Vang Vieng

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Meals: Breakfast

Vientiane capital always urges tourists to discover the over hundred-year temples, monuments; the little cities influence Indo Chinese style and the cultural feature of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, American and Soviet that becomes parts of the capital lifestyle. 

Among all the fascinating places, Wat Sisaket is proud to be on top of the worth visit destination in Vientiane. This temple is famous for being the oldest temple that still preserves in excellent condition the precious silver and porcelain images. Thanks for the temple existence, some glorious scene of the rich past is revealed to the modern world. 

After flowing along the river of history in Wat Sisaket, we leave to discover a new fantastic place, which is the Haw Phra Kaeo. This temple is magnificent with undeniable astounding structure, wall patterns, erections, and a spacious courtyard that is home for the frangipani trees. All the beautiful human work is to show respect to the god. Indeed, at this temple, the people sincerely, honestly honor the Emerald Buddha. After that, we will have lunch with delectable local dishes at a local restaurant.

Then, be excited when get lost in the old part of the Morning market – one typical market of the Asian. The market is the intersection of the country’s culture; it is shown in merchandise that gathers from many parts of the country. These souvenirs and food are fantastic that make you want to buy. 

After that, we will spend our time in Pha That Luang – the gigantic golden stupa, where is best-known for the golden sharp that pierce the clear blue sky. Continue our itinerary; we will climb up the Arce De Triomphe of Laos, which is also known for the name Patuxai. With beautiful of the skillful mosaic arch and an ideal spot to overview the entire Vientiane.

In the afternoon, we will travel to Vang Vieng. Check-in your hotel when you arrive.  Meals are on your account and spend the night at the hotel.

Day 3

Cycling & Caving in Vang Vieng

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Meals: Breakfast

Today, the exciting biking trip exploring Vang Vieng nature is waiting for us ahead. We will arrive in several stunning caves. One of them is the auspicious and venerated “Cave of the Golden Crab” - Tham Phoukham. Inside, the cave is astounding with secret corridors full of stalagmites and stalactites, deep wells, and up-to-80-meter-high chimneys. 

Following the west, the trail is rougher and bumpier. The way along Houay San stream is quite narrow, but the scene is quite lovely. We follow the path to Pha Deng, which is also known as the "red cliff." If the weather is on your side, then it will save your energy from carrying the bike through the muddy patches.

The first village on the banks of the Nam Khouang river is now revealed – Phonxay village. From then on, the dirt road that parallels the Nam Khouang river will be easier and smoother. As we reach the crossroads in Ban Nathong Tai, we can see the road that leads to Nam Song Bridge.

Then, we return to Vang Vieng and enjoy our cold drinks under the glorious sunset to celebrate our biking journey. It would be the fascinating experience in your trip with Asia Private Travels.

Spend the night in the hotel in Vang Vieng.

Day 4

Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang

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Meals: Breakfast

The road from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang is filled with chocolate-box scenery of Laos’ tranquil, authentic countryside. It will take you about 7 – 8 hours to arrive at the destination. Though it is a long drive but en route, we will have plenty of opportunities to visit some gorgeous hill-tribe villages and taking fantastic photos. Check in your hotel in Luang Prabang.

Spend the night at the hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 5

Luang Prabang – Sightseeing – Khuang Si Waterfall

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Meals: Breakfast

Optional: Tak Bat ceremony ticket: 15 USD/pax (from 2 pax upward).

Early birds will have a chance to see the alms giving ceremony – one important religious activity in Luang Prabang. If you would like to watch the dawn, you should come to the recommended place at the crossroads in time, around 05:00am. This place provides a nice spot to enjoy the dawn, and also, you can see the monks from temples walking in the line and receiving the offerings from the Buddhist devotees.

In the morning, our tour group starts going to Phousi Mount, a favorite spot to overlook the panorama of the beautiful city of Luang Prabang.
After that, we go down the mountain to arrive at Vat Xieng Thong, which is also known as the Temple of the Royal City. This temple is not just a stunning construction with skillful patterns, paintings, but it contains a spiritual meaning of the religion.

Next, we head to one temple, which is highlighted by the unique structure of the earliest Lao style – Wat Visoun.

Be built in the 18th century, located near the alluring Royal Palace; Wat Mai is a full-of-art temple, which is also the most gigantic, the most being decorated with expensive ornament. This is our next destination in the Asia Private Travels' itinerary to explore, to learn regarding the art of the previous generations.

Then, we will transfer to one hottest tourist attraction in Laos: the Khuang Si Falls. With crystal blue water and over 5-meter-high, the cascade waterfall, tourists will meld for the unspoiled beauty and can help themselves splashing in the pool of Khuang Si. Moreover, the way getting to Khuang Si is also a pleasant ride, which is through the endless rice paddle field and small rustic villages scattered along the road.

After the Fall, we travel back to the city and enjoy the free time. Meals are on your account and spend the night in the hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 6

Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave - Nong Khiaw

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Meals: Breakfast

Today, we will join the Mekong cruising tour to get to a more exciting destination. About two hours of scenic cruise, we will arrive in Pak Ou Caves, where is impressive with hundreds of Buddha carvings, statues. In the Pak Ou cave (which means the Ou river’s mouth), it is divided into two parts: the Tham Theung (upper part) and the Tham Ting (lower part). Those caves are lovely to overlook the scene of the mellow part of the Mekong River. After that, we will pass the river to transfer via a car to Nong Khiaw.

Chill out for the rest of the day. Dinner is on your account and spend the night at the hotel.

Day 7

Nong Khiaw – Muang Ngoi – Trekking

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

When you finish breakfast, get ready to go on a local boat to Muang Ngoi. From the village, it takes us 30 minute to walk to Tam Gang. Tam Gang is astounding, magnificent caves that still remain a natural beauty. Located in the highland, the water-filled caves are massive, with the length up to a few kilometers. Inside, appears beautiful waterfalls and rock formation that is gorgeous to contemplate. During the war, Tam Gang is the hiding place for the villagers and people around the area.

After the visit to the cave, we will carry on 1,5 hours more to Ban Houay Sens. On the way; we will catch the scenic view of fresh green fields and towering limestone cliffs. - peacful part of this Laos tour. When we arrive in the village, we will have a short break. Have a cold drink and relax in the shady spot before we begin the 3-4 hours trekking tour, which will take us through the picturesque forest.

When we reach the village of Ban Kew Khan – a Khmu village with hospitable villagers, we will hold there for a while to learn about the baskets making technique. Besides, you can choose to stroll around the rustic, authentic village to catch some photos of the town, the people, or enjoy the fresh, lukewarm water in the natural spring. After that, we will gather at a local house to enjoy the local meal as well as talking about the history, the lifestyle of the people here. Enjoy your time and spend the night at the two - community family house.

Day 8

Muang Ngoi – Muang Khua

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today, we will join the 4-hour trekking tour, start after breakfast. The tour will head to Ban Hadsapeuy on the Ou River. The tracks are lifted in Ban Kew Khan, so you will be a bit tired, and after that, it is more comfortable with the descending road, which leads us through the beautiful jungles and dreamy fields. Finally, we will arrive at one lovely stream.

From now on, we can trek in shady since the trail along the riverside is full of trees.Let's immerse yourself in the natural beauty with Asia Private Travels! Then, our journey becomes tougher when we reach a small group of hills to Ban Hadsapeuy or Ban So Chem. Right here, stop and refill your energy with a fresh coconut before we embark on a local boat to sail upstream.

When arriving in Muang Khua, keep on the trek to a border town, which nicely located on the bank of the Nam Ou river. As it is in the late afternoon, check-in for your room at the hotel, and then, you can relax after one exhaust but memorable trekking day.
 

Day 9

Muang Khua – Tay Tang Border – Departure

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Meals: Breakfast

If there is any reason to wake up early in the morning, it would be the Binthabat ceremony. In the event, you can see hundreds of monks walking through the town, the street in slow procession. You can stand right on the balcony of your hotel room and watch the ceremony, which begins at 5:45 AM.

If you leave the hotel, then remember to return to enjoy the served breakfast. After that, we will go on a trip to Tay Trang Border

Note: At lunchtime, from 12:00 – 13:30, the Border gate immigration office normally closes. 

Inclusions

Exclusions

Trip Notes

► Visa Requirements:  Laos visa on arrival is available at Luang Prabang and Vientiane International aiports as well as the border checkpoints. You will need to prepare a passport with at least 6 months in validity, 2 passport - size photos and cash for the handling fee. Visa fee ranges from $20 - $42 USD depending on your nationality.

► Car Procedure:

Group Types of Car
1 - 2 pax 7 - seater car
3 - 8 pax 16 - seater car
9 -14 pax 25 - seater car
15 - 20 pax 35 - seater car

Rooms are available from 14.00 on arrival day until 12.00 on departure day. Special request for early/late check in/out will come with a surchage.

Airfares (if any) may change without prior notice to e-ticket issuance.

► Child Policy

  • 0 - 2 years old: Free of charge (Maximum 1 child under 2 years old travels with 2 adults; from the second child, 50% of the regular fare will be applied) .
  • 2 - 5 years old: 50% of the regular fare will be applied.
  • 5 - 11 years old: 75% of the regular fare will be applied.
  • From 12 years and older: 100% of the regular fare will be applied.

► During Peak Season and Special Occasions, Surcharges may be Added to the Price:

  • Christmas and New Year’s Eve: Compulsory meals would be added during these times of the years, depends on hotels or resorts you stay.
  •  Laos New Year: Extra fee required.

Reviews us on Tripadvisor

An memorable trip to learn new things, new culture, new lifestyle
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Johanna P

United States

"This tour is an excellent way to explore the rich cultural heritage of Laos, with its beautiful temples and monuments, and diverse influences from Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, American, and Soviet cultures. The visit to Wat Sisaket was a true spotlight of the tour. It was amazing to see the ancient silver and porcelain images preserved in such excellent condition and to learn about the rich history and culture of Laos. The Haw Phra Kaeo temple was another must-see destination, with its breathtaking structure and courtyard filled with frangipani trees. It was a beautiful and peaceful place to reflect and honor the Emerald Buddha. What to say is, everything was so worthy!"

Great service, great tour guide
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Ryder

Greece

"I want to say thanks for the good trip and good service. Your team is so supportive, especially our tour guide, he was so informative. Besides, the driver was on time and friendly. I had many great memories in this tour, thanks"

fun trip with the best support
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Walter

United States

"It was a fun trip. I really enjoy the time during the trip. I had a chance to visit many places, I could immerse myself in the beauty of Vang Vieng, I even could explore many sites by riding a bike. So fun. Good trip."

explore a country in 9 days
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Leon

Benin

"a nice chance to explore a country in 9 days and that was so fun. I could learn more about culture, tradition, history of Laos through this trip with the support of my tour guide, Dan you are so kind. Highly recommend this trip for you guys."

I love everything on this trip!
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Harvey

Greenland

"Nice tour. We had everything we expect. Many interesting activities, I could slow down and really immerse myself in the peaceful beauty of the temples. I took many beautiful pictures during this trip to save the best moments. Thanks."

a great trip for anyone
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Harold

Czech

"A lot of fun in a trip. I could learn more about a country by exploring it by myself and it was great. With me, Muang Khua is the best could learn more about Laos' culture and tradition in this town. Hope to explore more in the next trips."

wonderful tour of laos
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Charles

Iceland

"I will recommend this trip for my friends cause this is a nice tour to relax and chill. This 9 days trip helps me a lot in understanding more about Laos. I really appreciate this opportunity and I will come back here someday with may family ."

perfect days with beautiful views
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Abraham

Canada

"very nice trip with many great experiences. a nice country with many peaceful views which help me feel relaxed. I also ride a bike to visit many beautiful places and that was a really relaxing experience for me. Great"

Highly recommend this tour for everyone
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Jonathan

Belgium

"This tour was amazing and I want to share with you about my feeling during this trip. It was a truly relaxing trip for me to refresh myself. Vang Vien is an ideal place for anyone to unwind and have fun. Thanks for supporting me a lot"

great trip and great service
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Matthew

United States

"A tour with a detailed itinerary which is really suitable for exploring Laos. The service was good, your team supported me a lot, I really appreciate it. I love Laos and explore Luang Prabang is a nice experience for me. Many thanks"

perfect tour with a lot of beauty
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Michael

Greenland

"I could enjoy in the peaceful landscapes and I spent time in many tranquil villages. if you want to escape form the hustle and bustle of the city life, this will be a nice tour for you. Thank you for giving this great opportunity for me"

Khuang Si Waterfall is the best of the best
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Samuel

Australia

"9 days in Laos is one of my best tours, I had a really nice experience in this tour. I love the waterfall and Khuang Si is one of the best waterfalls I have ever seen and it is stunning. I will recommend this tour for my colleagues. "

perfect tour with a perfect tour guide
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Timothy

Australia

"Such a happy time when we could visit many beautiful places, know more stories about the new land and eat many delicious food. A peaceful country that is worth visiting. Dan is a really good tour guide, he knows how to help us have the best trip. Really happy. "

nice tour with a detailed itinerary
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Gabriel

Canada

"I had a chance to visit this country in a long day tour and everything was good. I visited many different places, I love the cruise tour, it was a relaxing tour and our tour guide was nice, he helped understand more about this country. Thanks"

Fun and interesting
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Issac

Canada

"A nice tour with good service. Laos is s beautiful country and it's worth visiting. I love exploring caves and Pak Ou Cave is my favourite one. 9 days to explore a country is a worth tour. Highly recommend."

got many wondeful memories in one trip
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Aurora

United Kingdom

"My family spent 9 days exploring Laos and this was a nice trip. We could try many delicious foods and we went to many beautiful places. I love Khuang Si waterfall most, it's really relaxing and chill here. You must try guys"

Impressive
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Alva

United States

"During 9 days in Laos, we had many great memories, we cycled to explore many places in Vang Vieng, took a cruise tour, explored caves... a lot of interesting activities in this tour and they were fun. The service was great. Thanks"

thank you all for creating an amazing tour
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

waltondoesntstaystill

United States

"this is my first time traveling to Laos, not too much expectation but it turned out to be really memorable. I have nothing to complain. our tour guide Chris made the tour even better when giving us so many good stories.  Thanks again for the trip."

the consultant was really helpful
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

susiepark89

United States

"hi the tour guide asked me a favor to write a review so I'll list some of my thoughts about this tour ^^ My girlfriend and I had a great time explore this less-known spot in southeast asia. We were amazed by the beauty of its history, culture and people! some caves were worth exploring and the jungles... just like you are lost in some scene on movies. Luag Prabang is my fav place as it has everything: ancient temples, royal palace, beautiful caves and waterfall...  9 Now that I recall it, days was quite short. I wish we could travel to more places in this country. If you want to discover Laos in a cmplete way, I think the 10 day tour will be better, maybe the "Best of Laos 10 day" tour as I saw on the homepage. So yeah that's my review and suggestion. Thanks APT again for such a journey    "

MEMORABLE TRIP <3
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Trina H

Argentina

"I planned to travel to Myanmar quite long time ago and this time I decided to travel to Myanmar and Laos. For my Myanmar part, I have assistance from asiaprivatetravels who took very good care to me. The guides (Ms.MyoThandarNwe in Yangon and Mr. Bo Ni in Bagan) were really amazing because we are quite demanding as Myanmar is my dream country so many years so before coming I researched alots on internet. They don’t make me disappointed as he gave me so much useful information about local life, culture which I can’t have it on internet. I’m really impressed with temples in Bangan and Inle Lake which make me desire to coming back. I wish I had longer time staying here. Ms. Hang who is the person who advised me about the schedule, services. She is really friendly, knowledgable because I changed my schedule alots because of my international flight schedule and my friends’ requirement. However, Hang always is willing to help us. For the next time coming back, I surely choose you guys again. Thanks Hang and the whole team for everything."

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