Overview

  • Discover many temples, constructions and famous places in the peaceful city of Vientiane.
  • Be amazed at the magnificent caves in Vang Vieng, which are shelters for locals during the wars.
  • Soak up the atmosphere on Phousi Hill, which is a nice spot to overlook the site and home to a gorgeous Wat Phou Si temple.
  • Explore the temples in Luang Prabang and the majestic Pak Ou Caves with thousands of Buddha statues.
  • Enjoy the fresh cool water at the stunning Khuang Si waterfall and learn some techniques of making goods at the traditional villages nearby.
     
Laos Discovery 7 Days
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Full Itinerary

Day 1

Vientiane Arrival

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Vientiane – the capital echoes thousands of years proud history with its captivating ancient, modern constructions. Once you land at the airport in Vientiane, our Asia Private Travels local tour guide will meet you at the airport entrance and transfer with you to your hotel.

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

Day 2

Vientiane City Tour

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Meals: Breakfast

Our today tour will take us to the places of interest in Vientiane that will make you fall in love.

The first destination is Vat Phra Keo, which is an astounding temple from 1565. Not just the beautiful style that makes the temple special but the ornaments are also delicate. In the past, the temple used to honor the famous Emerald Buddha image.

Turn to the next temple – Vat Sisaket. The temple is unique with thousands of Buddha images that are carved, stored on the wall. Moreover, when visiting the temple, you will also have a chance to open the book of history from 1818.

Pha That Louang is a temple that preserves well the architect of Laotian since 1566. Through time, there is damage that the temple had suffered so in 1930, the temple was repaired. This temple means significantly to the Laotian and today, the temple becomes a national symbol, which makes people remind of Laos whenever they think of the memorable experience they had here.

Hop on another well-known construction, this time is Patuxay. This is a memorial monument that dated back to 1957. For a long time, the construction has been an important landmark in the city. If you want to have an overview of the city, you can get to the top of the monument and enjoy the panorama. Inside out, the monument is a piece of art. It looks gorgeous with the combination architecture of the Triomphe in Paris and Laos typical style.

Then, we will stop for a busy but exciting time at the Talat Sao market. This market is a typical local market, which is really famous in the city. Take your time wandering around, you can find there are many interesting things and yummy dishes, snacks to bring home.

In the afternoon, let’s discover the Buddha Park, where also an interesting place that tourists should visit. Located 25km from the city, it takes us about 20 – 30 minutes to get there via vehicle. In the Park, there are over 200 statues that are beautifully carved, which are available from all sizes, all height. These statues of Buddha and Hindu are made of concrete, including the gigantic Buddha that is 40 meters long.

You will not only find Buddha statues but also some characters with the shape of humans, Godhead, animals, and monsters. You can also join a funny activity, it is getting inside a 3-meter-high pumpkin through a monster’s mouth and take some nice photos. Moreover, you can also entertain on the floors that decorated as Hell, the Underworld, and Heaven.

Spend the night in the hotel in Vientiane.
 

Day 3

Vientiane – Vang Vieng

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Meals: Breakfast

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will get on the vehicle to transfer 3 hours through the scenic path to Vang Vieng to begin our Classic Journey. This city used to be an important military airfield when the country fight against the invaders in the Indochina wars. On the way, you will not only enjoy the beautiful site but also have a glimpse of the local life in the traditional villages and fishing villages.

When reaching Vang Vieng, check-in the hotel and then we will pour out the street at 14:00 pm. We will transfer together to Tham Jung cave, where was the shelter of the people near the southern Meuang Xong village during the war. Move on to the next destination – Tham Loup. This cave is massive, wild and captivating with the features inside, such as beautiful arrays of stalagmites and stalactites, ponds and small plantation. Due to these features, the cave is the place to start a long journey of deep cave exploration.

Late in the afternoon, we will be present at the hotel and have the rest of the time for relaxation.

Spend the night in the hotel in Vang Vieng.

Day 4

Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang

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Meals: Breakfast

Coming to the city of Luang Prabang, where the old towns with ancient temples from the past live on. As we start the tour of the historical city, it must be really exciting to you. For about five hours, we will reach the station in Luang Prabang. After arriving in Luang Prabang, we will start the half - day tour in the city with our tour guide. In the afternoon, we will visit the lovely stupa with delicate artifacts – Wat Visoun stupa, the shrine of Wat Aham and Wat Mai with five tiered roofs.

Then, let’s go to Phousi Hill for a lovely view of the city and of the Mekong river by sunset. Reaching to the top, there are 329 steps to complete. Passing through several temples, the path will lead us to a holy, golden Wat Phousi temple at the summit. Enjoy your time before returning to the hotel.

Spend the night in the hotel in Luang Prabang.
 

Day 5

Luang Prabang City Tour – Pak Ou Cave

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Meals: Breakfast

This morning, we continue the classic journey into Luang Prabang, where there are tons of aged - old, historical temples, constructions. First, we will start with Wat Sene and Wat Xieng Thong temples, which are listed as the oldest temples in the city as well as the temples with stunning architecture. Wat Sene Souk Haram is one of the most beautiful temples in Luang Prabang. Its name literally means the "Temple of 100,000 treasures."

And talking about cool decoration, Wat Sene is gorgeous when painting with a deep orche color and gilded with gold. Travel to the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan river, you can see there is a beautiful stupa situated - WatXieng Thong. The temple is special with gilded stuccoes and doorways.

The most attractive feature in this stupa is the flamboyant “tree life” with skillfully painted details on the entrance wall. Let's explore this site with Asia Private Travels!

Then, take the typical riverboat to visit the famous caves of Pak Ou, where thousands of statues of Lord Buddha silently sit. The cave has an important religious meaning and also, it provides a nice spot to overlook the mellow Mekong River. Near the cave, exist a village that keep itself a traditional recipe of making rice alcohol - Ban Xang Hai. In the past, people known the village by the image of large store - wine jars that had existed for over 2000 years.

Then, let’s have a walk around Ban Pak Ou Village, which is well-known as a Laotian fishing village on the Mekong River. Not stopping there, we will arrive at Ban Muang Keo Village to see the colorful textiles created on the simple weaving looms. Then, return to the boat to Luang Prabang.

Spend the night in the hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 6

Luang Prabang – Khuang Si Waterfall

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Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, we start the trip to the National Museum, where was once a glorious king’s palace. Inside the buildings, there are many artifacts that belong to the family of royal, such as musical instruments, photos, and gifts from the dignitaries of the foreign countries.

Later on, we depart from Luang Prabang to a natural site, where the Kuang Si waterfall situated. The transfer will take us about 1 hour through gorgeous views. Khuang Si is listed as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Laos and the unmissarable spot of any Laos tour. The fall with clear blue water, rock formations, and rock pools that cascading from 5-meter-high water melts the heart of the nature lovers.

Have a swim and funny moments on the fresh cool water of Khuang Si and then, we return to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon. After that, we will travel to Ban Xang Khong village, where spread its fame for producing silk handweaving and traditional Saa Paper.

Spend the night in the hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 7

Luang Prabang – Departure

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Meals: N/A

Enjoy your free time until your departure flight time. We hope you enjoy the tour. Asia Private Travels Service ends.
 

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

Unluckily but memorable trip of my family
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Sol

Canada

"Unluckily, out tour was disrupted many times because of the weather condition. But everything was still good, except for the outside activities. I can't wait to come back and explore more of this amazing country. Many thanks to the interesting stories of ms. tour guide and the carefully services of asia private travels, we all loved this trip."

Meaningful tour for our children
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Ben

United States

"The tour was a great value for the price, and I felt like I got to experience so much in just a few days. Everything was more than our expectation, my children really loved it"

Thanks to apt company and their tour guides
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Alfie

United States

"Climbing to the top of Patuxay and taking in the panoramic view of the city was a highlight of the tour, and the architecture was a fascinating blend of Parisian and Laotian styles. The Buddha Park was also a fascinating and unique experience, and the sculptures were truly impressive in their size and detail The accommodations throughout the tour were comfortable and clean, and the food was delicious and varied. Love this service <3"

discover off-the-beaten-path destinations in Laos
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Tony

Australia

"The thousands of Buddha images at Vat Sisaket were truly impressive, and it was fascinating to learn about the temple's history thanks to mr.tour guide, he was knowledgeable and passionate about the history and culture of Vientiane, and provided interesting insights into each temple we visited. The tour provided a unique and authentic experience of Laos, with visits to off-the-beaten-path destinations and local communities"

discover off-the-beaten-path destinations in Laos
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Tony

Australia

"The thousands of Buddha images at Vat Sisaket were truly impressive, and it was fascinating to learn about the temple's history thanks to mr.tour guide, he was knowledgeable and passionate about the history and culture of Vientiane, and provided interesting insights into each temple we visited. The tour provided a unique and authentic experience of Laos, with visits to off-the-beaten-path destinations and local communities"

comfortable and enjoyable experience
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Leah

United States

"  The architecture and ornaments of Vat Phra Keo were breathtaking, and I loved learning about the history of the temple and the famous Emerald Buddha image, the tour was well-organized and provided us with everything we needed to have a comfortable and enjoyable experience"

Highly recommend!
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Flyn

United States

"The tour provided us with memories and experiences that will stay with us for a lifetime, and we would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Laos"

really good with many beautiful places
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Lagan

Iceland

"Lovely experience. The trip is very relaxing and we felt very happy. Time in Vang Vieng was the best. Thanks for supporting me!"

stop scrolling and book this trip!
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Farrer

HongKong

"7 days in Laos was a wonderful time, we experienced a lot. I love the cruise tour and the sunset on the Mekong River, it was so romantic and I took many beautiful pictures here. The Khuang Si Waterfall was spectacular, really cool"

Simply incredible!
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Enda

United States

"Loved the peaceful views and the friendly people of this country. I want to thank my guide. He made my trip become memorable. Thanks for all the great stories that you told me. Besides, your team was really supportive too."

Seeing the sights
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Egan

HongKong

"If you are reading my comment, let's book the trip bc this trip was perfect. I had a good time in Laos, visited many places: Vientiane, Luang Prabang... I also could experience many traditional activities, so I could know more about this country. The food was delicious too. "

Nice and relaxing tour
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Conal

Mexico

"Good trip, the service was good, however, the weather was not good when I took the trip. I expected a lot. Anyway, the tour was good, the view was ok but the weather was not."

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

Rating: 5 / 5

Anatole

Great Britain

"Great. The trip was well-organized, transportation, accommodation,...they were all good so I had a really good trip. Besides, the tour guide, drivers,... they were all kind and friendly. A good trip that everyone should take."

Enjoyable trip
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Aidan

United States

"enjoyable chilly tour with many interesting activities, the views were stunning, so peaceful and beautiful. The service was good, nothing to complain about. Thanks Dan, you are a good tour guide, you are so kind."

peaceful time in Laos
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Venn

Australia

"With me, the Khuang Si Waterfall is one of the best views during this trip. However, other places also beautiful too. I did have a nice time in Laos and I have a good impression with this country. Highly recommend."

Such an amazing trip!
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Rowan

United Kingdom

"Lovely scenery along the river, I love the time I explore Pak Ou Cave, it was so stunning. The boat driver was kind and friendly, he helped me learn more about this region. Really appreciate this time!"

I like this trip
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Kieran

Canada

"Laos is a nice country for all travel-lovers. This is a peaceful and friendly country. I could enjoy the views in many places and I also can talk with the local people easily. Especially the children here is really friendly, I can talk with them comfortably. "

I want to come back here someday!
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Flynn

Australia

"I really want to come back this peaceful country one more time. Laos is more beautiful than I expect, I could take many beautiful pics in many famous locations. Next time, I will come back here with my friends."

many happy memories during the trip.
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Duane

Canada

"My mom and I spent days in Laos and that was great. We could immerse in peaceful nature. We love Vang Vieng the most, so peaceful here, we also ate many unique food and learned more about the cuisine here."

explore many beautiful and spiritual temples.
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Caradoc

Benin

"I would surely recommend this tour for anyone because it had a nice time in Laos. I could visit many beautiful places and learn about life here. I like to visit the spiritual temples of this country. "

amazing Vientiane
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Boniface

United States

"It was a happy trip with the best support. I had a chance to visit many beautiful places in Laos. I love Vientiane the most, a really peaceful and quiet place, really suitable for relaxing. Thanks for a good trip."

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