Overview

  • Stroll through the rustic tranquil village and feel the authentic characteristics of Laos
  • Discover the charming Luang Prabang city – the UNESCO World Heritage, which is with historical monuments, temples, and old town.
  • Splash in the water of Khuang Si waterfall – one of the gorgeous waterfalls in Laos.
  • Immerse in the city of ancient – Vientiane, where is highlighted with ancient temples complex.
  • Be amazed in front of the Phapheng Waterfall – the widest waterfall on the planet.
     
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Full Itinerary

Day 1

Chiang Rai – Huay Xai – Pakbeng (Join in Cruise)

Transfer:

Meals: Lunch

This 10-Day classic Journey with Asia Private Travels begins as you are picked up and taken to Chiang Khong at the Thai - Laos border to get to Huay Xai. Continue to hop on the tuk tuk for a ride to the embarkation point of the Shompoo Cruise. Up next, we start cruising down the river to Pakbeng. On the way, the boat will make a stop in Pak Tha to finish some boat documents. Then, you can enjoy a delicious lunch served on board.

When we reach Kamu village, take a walk through the typical rural village that is gorgeous and rustic with leaf-roof houses and gardens.Then, before the night comes, we shall arrive at Pak Beng.

Spend the night in Pakbeng’s hotel.

NOTE:

  • During the months from October to February, remember to bring along warm clothing, jacket since it can get cold when cruising.
  • As your convenient, you can bring a small backpack when overnight in Pakbeng and leave the rest of your luggage on the boat.
  • If there is any chance the weather turns bad, the itinerary may change without prior notice.
Day 2

Pakbeng – Luang Prabang (Join in cruise)

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, around 8:30 AM, the boat will depart from Pakbeng to Luang Prabang. It will make 2 stops at Pak Ou Caves (Tham Ting) - a famous attraction of numerous skillful carved Buddha statues and Ban Xang Hai where to hold the Laotian whiskey producing technique. Around 4:30 in the afternoon, the cruise will arrive at the pier of Ban Don Mai in Luang Prabang. As you disembark the boat, our tour guide will meet and transfer with you to the hotel in the town.

Spend the night in Luang Prabang

Day 3

Luang Prabang City Tour

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

In the town of Luang Prabang – the town that is recognized as the UNESCO World Heritage, we will spend our time at the alluring former King's Palace to learn about life and astounding history. Besides, Luang Prabang is also considered as Southeast Asia's best-preserved city, it is delightful to visit thanks to its peaceful atmosphere, ancient-mix-modern beauty, magnificent natural landscape and cultural sights like Wat Xieng Thong.

Then, with Asia Private Travels we will have a chance to contemplate the hard work of the ancient Laotian, who had magically created such magnificent Buddha temple Wat Visoun stupa and the shrine of Wat Aham.

At sunset, join the group to climb up Phu Si Mountain to visit the gilded holly pagoda as well as enjoy the city and the Mekong River panorama. Then, we leave the mountain to arrive at the Night Market in Luang Prabang, where you can find a lot of cool souvenirs, domestic, and good quality silver with gorgeous textiles and patterns made by the tribal people.

Spend the night in the hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 4

Luang Prabang – Khuang Si Waterfall

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

You will want to wake up early in the morning if you know there is a significant religious ceremony that is typical of Luang Prabang: the Alms Giving ceremony. In the event, many monks holding the black bowl on their hand and follow the long line through the streets to receiving offerings from the locals. As you like, you can join the ceremony by giving the monks the offerings.

After that, enjoy your breakfast before we browse the market of Phosi. You will see so many different kinds of products from dried buffalo skin, local tea, and saltpeter among the chicken, vegetables, and the hill-tribe weavings. Next in the tour in Laos, you will arrive at the villages of Ban Ouay, Hmong Hill, Ban Ou, Lowland Lao, and Ban Thapene of Khmutoday to learn their ways of living as well as their amazing traditional crafts.

Moving on to the lovely Khuangsi Waterfall – one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Laos, it has turquoise water and green jungle surround. You can either swim in the cool water or stroll along forest tracks to have some fresh air. Then, we will head back to Luang Prabang and drive to Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xienglek villages, where are popular for handmade Jute-Sar paper.

Spend the night in the hotel in Luang Prabang.
 

Day 5

Luang Prabang – Vang Vieng

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

After having your breakfast at the hotel, we will leave Luang Prabang and head to Vang Vieng to continue our Laos tour. On the way, enjoy the breathtaking landscape of limestone karst and the dreamy rural villages. We will also stop for villages visiting and study their culture as well as being warmly welcomed by the locals.

After that, we will stop at the Tham Jang cave, which is well-known for having been the hideout base during the Chinese invasion. On the other side of the river, exists the tranquil Ban Huai Ngai village, where we can feel the rhythm of slow life in the countryside and enjoy the fresh air, beautiful view.

Spend the night in the hotel in Vang Vieng.

Day 6

Vang Vieng – Vientiane

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast is served at the hotel. Then you are free to relax or enjoy Vang Vieng. In the afternoon, we will gather to take the 3-hour drive to Vientiane. En route, the landscape of vast green forest and idyllic countryside are lovely to enjoy. Before arriving in Vientiane, we will make a stop in Thalat – a vibrant, joyful market, where you can hunt numerous hill-tribe products, souvenirs, and snacks.

Spend the night at the hotel in Vientiane.

Day 7

Vientiane City Tour – City Tour

Transfer:

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. Therefore, this place must be listed in the itinerary of Asia Private Travels.

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, in the afternoon, 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.

Spend the night at the hotel in Vientiane.

Day 8

Vientiane – Flight to Pakse – Champasak – Ban Khone

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

Have your breakfast, and then we will transfer to the airport to fly to Pakse, Champassak. When you arrive, we will pay a visit to Wat Phou, one spectacular Hindu sanctuary built in the Khmer Empire. Next is getting to Nagasang, where we will embark on the cruise to travel to Ban Khone island, which is stunning with its natural site and also interesting for the home of the freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins.

Spend the night in the hotel in Ban Khone.

Day 9

Ban Khone – Phapheng Waterfalls – Pakse

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, we will start going to the Khone Phapeng waterfall – one spectacular fall on the mighty Mekong River. Notably, this fall is the widest waterfall on earth, with a width of 14 km. With huge rocks that stand on the river flow and high cliff, they create a waterfall with rush flows, which even makes it more spectacular in the rainy season. Late in the evening, after viewing the waterfall and taking some stunning photos of Laos, we will get on the vehicle to return to Pakse.

Spend the night at the hotel in Pakse.

Day 10

Pakse – Departure

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

In the morning, enjoy your delectable breakfast and relax in your free time. Then, prepare your luggage as you will transfer to Pakse Airport for your departure flight.

NOTE: Please notice the availability of the flight time, hotels, all the logistics, services, and days of travel. If your flight is canceled or delayed, based on the book condition, we will have the schedule rearrangements of similar value.

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 educational and meaningful trip for children
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Trevor

United States

"I've been researching this tour for a long time for an educational and meaningful trip for my children, the APT company supported me a lot. After being consulted carefully by the APT team, I finally decided to arrange a tour. And so surprisingly, this tour was more than anything I expected. We had chance to experience the hard work, learn to do new things, discover a lot of meaningful stories of the history and culture. Thanks to our tour guide and the APT team, this was the best trip ever we had, I believed that this was also the best trip ever for my children."

the tour was nice but the weather was too hot
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Hypatia

Canada

"I spent 10 days exploring many beautiful places, the service was ok but I can't bear the hot weather in Laos. However, there are many interesting things to explore. "

excellent service
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Jena

Australia

"I was lucky when I chose your service. Your team was really supportive, the accommodation was good and the tour guide was informative. I really appreciate the time when I was in Laos. Beautiful memories "

excellent service
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Jena

Australia

"It was luck when I chose your service. Your team supported me a lot during the time I was in Laos. Besides, the accommodation was good, the drive was on time... well organized, really recommend this trip!"

a must trip in Laos
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Imelda

Canada

"I love this trip, everything during the trip was great. Your team is so supportive and Dan was a great tour guide. I had a chance to visit many places in Laos and I took many beautiful pictures. Really appreciate this opportunity."

Beautiful tour, many beautiful natural places
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Hebe

Canada

"Had many beautiful experiences in Laos, many beautiful and peaceful places. Luan Prabang is a nice city and I really love this destination on the tour. Besides, I also tried many local foods and they were great."

wonderful way to visit many famous places in Laos
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Fiona

Canada

"Excellent tour excursion. 10 days in Laos helped me understand more about this country and I really appreciate the peaceful beauty of this country. The service was good too, your team supported me a lot. The driver was on time and the tour guide was supportive. "

A great tour covers so much
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Eulalia

Australia

"This is a worth-taking tour, I really enjoyed the time in Laos. The river cruise was relaxing and the waterfall was really beautiful. Vang Vieng was so peaceful and I had a chill time here. Highly recommend!"

An amazing tour guide!
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Elain

Australia

"Our tour guide Dan was really lovely and informative. He gave us a lot of information about Laos. Our trip was really great with unforgettable memories. Your team supported me a lot. Many thanks!"

a worth trip to Laos
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Drusilla

United States

"I would recommend this trip for my colleagues because it was a nice trip that everyone should take. A really relaxing trip with many interesting activities in peaceful landscapes. The itinerary was detailed too and the service was good. "

This is a nice trip
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Ciara

Hungary

"A really good way to explore and visit Laos. I spent 10 days in this country and that was a great experience. I also could try many Laos food, they were unique. The local people was friendly too and they were willing to share with me about their daily life."

highly recommend!
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Calantha

Great Britain

"This was the best trip I have taken before. Our tour guide Dan was really nice and he helped me a lot to know more about Laos' history and culture and that was great. It was a great way to see and experience a country by myself!"

Amazing!!!
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Brenna

United States

"The tour was really great, full of amazing places to explore. Love the cruise tour. The waterfall was beautiful and I really had a chill time here. Mekong River was really stunning. All in all, the tour is really really great"

Best tour and experience in Laos
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Audrey

United Kingdom

"Everything was good in this tour. The tour was really fun and we learned a lot about Laos. Our tour guide was so informative and supportive. Had a really amazing time in Laos because of this tour. Many thanks!"

Brilliant trip, so worth it
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Adela

Australia

"My family had a nice time here, we visited many famous places and enjoyed many interesting activities to explore this beautiful country. It was truly a relaxing trip for my family. Thanks for giving us with the best service."

thank you Gam for advising us this 10 day tour
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

thisisHfromHDt

India

"well at first I were quite unsure if we  should stay in Laos long, we confused between Laos and Myanmar. We found it too problem to plan on our own so we search online and asiaprivatetravels shows up. we talked to our consultant Gam and she was so helpful. After asking our preference and budget, she recommend this tour.  We only did a few changes and pay a deposit.  The trip was really good. I love the beauty of Angkor Wat, the stops in Luang Prabang was impressive about the handicrafts. there were some time we feel quite exhausted as the weather was too hot but the eexperience worth it all. Thank Gam and the staff in asiaprivatetravles to o0ffer us an awesome journey. we will suggest anyone planing to travel southeast asia."

The trip was memorable
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Kathyhdwi8

United States

"We thought our boat trip to Pakbeng was the most impressive and the overall tour was great. The one part of our plan that I would change is the bike ride through Vang Vieng. There are no great bike trails there, and the ride was really difficult on rocky roads. not enjoyable to me.. Despite the not so good lodging situation in Vang Vieng, the location was a lovely spot to stay.  "

right choice for booking this Laos tour when we in Vietnam
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

gosselinpierre

Belgium

"everything was just like the itinerary. We were not given enough time when we were picked up from the hotel in Luang Prabang. If this can be looser a bit, it would have been much better. "

excellent staff and service
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

mercy a

Thailand

"I highly recommend Asia Private Travels to all fellow travelers. Alex Phan and his stafff delivers excellent services, from the tour gudes and their drivers to choice of accommodations. Iam happy with their personalised way of touring. I will never have second thoughts of getting their services again. I used this agency for my MYANMAR, VIETNAM and LAOS tours."

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