DAY 01: VIENTIANE ARRIVAL
On arrival at Wattay International Airport, Vientiane, you will be transferred to your hotel. Refresh and go on a city tour that includes Pha That Luang, a gleaming golden Stupa - the National Monument, Ho PHA Keo, the former royal temple, now it is a museum with beautiful examples of Buddhist Sculpture; Wat Si Saket and Patuxai, a monumental arch inspired by the Arc de Triomphe, but executed with Lao motifs. Overnight stays in Vientiane.
DAY 02: VIENTIANE – BUDDHA PARK
After Breakfast, visit Wat Xieng Khuan (Buddha Park) - an Open-Air Museum to see a collection of whimsical, but compelling statues of Buddhist and Hindu Gods. Rest of the day will be leisure. Overnight stays in Vientiane.
DAY 03: VIENTIANE - VANG VIENG
After Breakfast, check out from your hotel in Vientiane and drive to the north through the scenic province of Vientiane. Stop at a salt field in Ban Keun and then enjoy a boat ride on Nam Ngum Lake, a serene, man-made reservoir. Arrive Vang Vieng and check in at your hotel. Overnight stays in Vang Vieng.
DAY 04: VANG VIENG - PHONSAVANH
After Breakfast, Check out from your hotel in Vang Vieng and enjoy a short trek through rice paddies and stop at a Hmong village in Ban PHA Thao to visit the cave. Continue to Xang Cave (Elephant Cave), which contains Buddha images and a Buddha footprint plus elephant shaped stalactites. Stop for lunch on your own. We shall transfer by vehicle from Vang Vieng to Phonsavanh with a stop at local villages on the way. Overnight stays in Phonsavanh.
DAY 05: PHONSAVANH – PLAIN OF JARS
After Breakfast, visit the famous Plain of Jars, a mysterious and ancient area, where over 300 huge stone jars apparently carved out of solid rock are scattered around. The jars range from 1 to 3.25m in height and weigh up to 6 tons each and are around 2,500 to 3,000 years old. According to legend, they were used to store wine. You will visit Site I and Site II. Continue to Muang Khoun, an Ancient Capital which was destroyed during the Indo-china War and rebuilt after 1975. Also visit Wat Phia That and That Foun. Overnight stays in Phonsavanh.
DAY 06: PHONSAVANH - LUANG PRABANG
After Breakfast, check out from your hotel in Phonsavanh and visit a lively open-air local market. Then you will proceed to Luang Prabang. Check in at hotel and Visit Muang Sui, the Wat Ban Phong, the 2nd oldest temple in the province, the scenic Nong Tang Lake, and PHA Cave which contains a 5m high Buddha image dating from 777 AD, surrounded by smaller gold and wooden statues of Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stays Luang Prabang.
DAY 07: LUANG PRABANG CITY TOUR
After Breakfast, visit Wat Visoun, the oldest living temple and see its collection of antique wooden Buddhas. Visit Wat Aham and Wat Xieng Thong, the crown jewel with its many ornate buildings and exquisite mosaic and gold-stencilled murals. Stroll down the main street. Visit Mount Phousi for a Sunset view. The climb entails 328 – 410 steps depending on where you enter. Overnight stays in Luang Prabang.
DAY 08: LUANG PRABANG – PAK OU CAVES
After Breakfast, travel by boat down the Mekong River to the Pak Ou Caves filled with Buddha images. On the way back, stop at Ban Xang Hai village, famous for its LaoLao, the local rice wine whisky. Visit Ban Xang Khong village well known for its traditional hand woven cotton, silk and local mulberry paper. Overnight stays in Luang Prabang.
DAY 09: LUANG PRABANG DEPARTURE
After Breakfast, check out from your hotel in Luang Prabang and will be transferred to the Airport for your return journey.
*THE TOUR ENDS*