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Discover Laos

Tailor-made journey

Discover Laos is the perfect tour for the first time traveller to Laos

Discover the intriguing, landlocked country of Laos on this fascinating journey of the main highlights. Explore the capital of Vientiane, the scenic area of Vang Vieng, the mysterious Plain of Jars and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang.

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Locations you will be visiting

  • Monks Luang Prabang Laos

    Luang Prabang

    Home to the country’s most historic temple Wat Xiengthong, Luang Prabang is the former royal capit...

    2 Days

  • Plain of Jars Xieng Khouang

    Plain of Jars

    Northeast of Vientiane lies the mysterious and enigmatic display called the Plain of Jars. Here you ...

    Day Trip

  • Pha That Luang Vientiane

    Vientiane

    Located on the banks of the Mekong River, Vientiane is the smallest capital in Southeast Asia. The i...

    1 Day

  • Buffalo Vang Vieng Laos

    Vang Vieng

    Located on the banks of the Nam Song River, Vang Vieng town is surrounding by dramatic limestone kar...

    1 Day

YOUR TOUR ITINERARY

Discover Laos

11 day Tour Itinerary

An overview of your trip

DAY 1 UK to Luang Prabang

Take a scheduled flight from the UK to Luang Prabang.

Transport: Flight

DAY 2 Arrive Luang Prabang

Upon arrival at Luang Prabang Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure to relax or explore the local area.

DAY 3 Luang Prabang City Tour

Visit the Traditional Art and Ethnology Centre to learn about the country’s many ethnic cultures. See the magnificent Wat Xiengthong, a fine example of classical Laotian architecture. Continue to the Royal Palace Museum, and Big Brother Mouse, the most famous bookshop in Laos. Ascend the 328 steps to the top of Phousi Hill, for a beautiful sunset view of the city, and end the day with a visit to the famous Night Market.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4 Pak Ou Caves

An early start to witness the morning ritual of monks collecting offerings of Alms (sticky rice) from residents. Cruise upstream on the Mekong River, stopping at Xiengmene Village, and continue to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Return to Luang Prabang, visiting the villages of Ban Xanghai, Ban Xangkhong and Ban Xienglek.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 5 Khuang Si Waterfall

Discover the Khuang Si Waterfalls where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. On the way back to Luang Prabang, stop at the Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park and the local villages at Ban Na Ouane and Ban Thapene.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6 Luang Prabang to Xieng Khouang

Travel over the mountains to Xieng Khuang, which was heavily bombed during the Indochina War, but is mostly famous for the mysterious Plain of Jars. The journey takes about eight hours, with some stops at villages along the way to witness the rural life of local tribes like the Hmong people.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transport: Drive
DAY 7 Plain of Jars

Journey through Phonsavan to the Plain of Jars, a huge archaeological site with 2,000 year old stone jars, sized from 70 cm up to 3 or 4 meters, scattered across it. Their true origin remains a mystery. The day includes visits to various sites and local villages, where traditional houses and customs continue to be used. In the afternoon, enjoy a trip to Muang Khoun, home to a unique sitting giant Buddha.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 8 Xieng Khouang to Vang Vieng

Explore nearby villages, populated by a Hmong hill tribe and Tai Dam people, both having a vibrant culture and fascinating history. A scenic drive takes you to Vang Vieng, a small town nestled on a bend of the Nam Song River, where its stunning scenery with limestone outcrops remains unspoiled.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transport: Drive
DAY 9 Vang Vieng to Vientiane

Stroll around the town visiting the local market and Organic Farm Vangvieng (OFVV), where natural materials and traditional methods are used. After visiting Tham Jang Cave, drive to Vientiane, stopping en-route at Vang Xang, a famous archaeological site dating back to the 11th century.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transport: Drive
DAY 10 Vientiane City Tour

Visit the serene Wat Sisaket, Wat Phra Keo and the outside of the Presidential Palace. Continue to the Patuxay Monument, Laos’ version of the Arc de Triomphe and That Luang, the holiest site in Laos, with a towering golden spire.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 11 Flight to UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Flight
Optional Extras - Cultural Experiences

There is some free time in your itinerary for you to explore on your own, or treat yourself to an excursion. Use the links below to create a to-do list, or, if you’d prefer us to book you onto one of these or any other excursions, please let us know when booking your tour.

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Sample Accommodation

Landmark Mekong Riverside Vientiane 5★

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Santi Resort 4★

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Silver Naga Hotel 4★

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Vansana Plain of Jars Hotel

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What's included:
  • International flights
  • 3★ and 4★ accommodation on twin share basis
  • Transfers
  • Transportation
  • Tours as stated
  • Meals as stated
  • Local tips
  • Personal spending
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees

This is a tailor-made itinerary with flexible departure dates.
Single supplement from £395
Land Only from £1,495
Please call 020 8543 8133 for more information or to make a booking.
Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.
The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 10 weeks before departure.

When making an enquiry or reservation we will request your contact details, however no payment will be required at this stage. We will contact you for payment details and to confirm your booking, your details and the details of those travelling with you along with any extras you’d like to add.

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