9 Days Journey Through Laos
Pakse – Champasak – Don Khong – Vientiane - Xieng Khouang - Luang Prabang
From South to North – have a full panorama of Laos without backtracking to delve deep into the treasure trove of heritage, traditional culture and natural wonders. Journey into the hilltop temples of Vat Phou, and enjoy the wild paradise of the “4000” islands amidst waterfalls!
Arrive in Pakse
Arrive and transfer 40 minutes to check into your hotel.
Day 2 | B, L
Pakse – Bolaven Plateau – Pakse
Today, we take a day trip to the Bolaven Plateau, formed by an ancient volcano and is famous for its coffee and tea plantations, tribal villages as well as some of the most impressive waterfalls such as: Tad Fan the 300 meter fall, Tad Phasoum fall and Tad Yueng. End the day with a visit to a tea and coffee plantation.
Day 3 | B, L
Pakse – Don Khong – Don Deth
Today, we visit the picturesque pre-Angkorian Wat Phou temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, have a Mekong River cruise by longtail boat to Don Deth island. Explore Don Khone and enjoy lunch on the island before continuing to the Liphi waterfalls, nicknamed the “Corridor of the Devil”.
Day 4 | B, L
Don Deth – Pakse – Vientiane
Check out in the early morning and we transfer to the biggest waterfall of South East Asia, the Khone Phapeng Waterfall. The falls are the main reason why the Mekong River is not navigable all the way to China.
From here continue to the airport for your flight to Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Upon arrival, be met and transfer to the airport.
Pakse / Vientiane QV 206 — 1720/1835 — Tue, Thu, Sun
Day 5 | B
Enjoy a city tour of Vientiane and visit Wat Sisaket, Wat Phra Keo, and the most popular Wat in town, Wat Si Muang. End the day at That Luang, a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa in the centre of Vientiane. In the afternoon, we make a trip to the Buddha Park, a sculpture park in a meadow next to the Mekong River. It is not a temple but it does contain over 200 Buddhist and Hindu statues created in 1958.
Day 6 | B, L
Vientiane – Xieng Khouang
This morning, visit to the fascinating local market of Thong khan kham, before transfer to the airport. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check in. Xieng Khouang, the gateway to the Plain of Jars. If time permits, enjoy an orientation tour of the city and visit the Mine Action Group (MAG) Centre to learn about the land mine clearing efforts in the area.
Fly Vientiane / Xieng Khouang — QV 401 — 1510/1540
Day 7 | B, L
Xieng Khouang – Luang Prabang
After breakfast, drive to the first site of the Plain of Jars, an archaeological spectacle where giant stone Jars are scattered around the landscape. Thereafter, we begin our long but scenic drive to Luang Prabang. En route, we make stops at villages along the way to stretch our legs, arriving Luang Prabang in the evening.
Day 8 | B
Have an early start to the morning to participate in the daily morning ritual of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms from the faithful residents. Afterwards, we have the option of visiting the local morning market. Afterwards, take a city tour of Luang Prabang to visit some of the important sites including the Royal Palace Museum, the magnificent Wat Xiengthong, as well as Wat Mai and Wat Visoun.
Visit the excellent Arts and Ethnology Centre which gives you a further insight into the ethnic mix and culture of Laos. Finally, take a climb of Mt Phousi, which offers a panoramic view over Luang Prabang and the Mekong River.
Day 9 | B
Departure – Flight to Singapore
After breakfast, visit Ban Phanom – Weaving village. This is a village steeped in the traditional textile-Making with many families in the village working their looms to provide goods for sale at the night markets. Ban Phanom Textile wiere once supplied to the Royal Family, and weavers today used many of the same techniques and patterns, resulting in the distinctly old fashioned look.
After back to city centre for Lunch and free and easy till departure. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight home.
In the afternoon, transfer to the Luang Prabang airport for your flight.
- All accommodation as per itinerary/li>
- All meals as per itinerary/li>
- All activities and sightseeing expenses/li>
- Private vehicle with driver/li>
- Domestic flights (if any) as per itinerary/li>
- English speaking guide
- International airfare
- All beverages
- All personal expenses
- Travel Insurance
- Resort/hotel facilities or activities
- Optional activities