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9-Day Laos Discovery

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Day 1 : Arrival

Visiting: Pakse

Arrive to Pakse around mid-day from Cambodia (direct flights from Siem Reap at extra cost - contact us if you have a different starting point - it is possible to arrive overland from Thailand).

In the afternoon your will explore the area with your guide: the Bolaven plateau with tea and coffee plantations and the Tad Yeaung and Tad Fane waterfalls.

  • Meals:
  • Standard Lodging: Sisouk Residence Hotel

Day 2 : Vat Phou Cruise

Visiting: Pakse - Vat Phou Cruise

You'll meet your guide at 9:30 am for a transfer to a longtail river boat and a 2.5 hour trip to Champassak. In the afternoon you'll discover the Vat Phou ruins dating from the 10th century. In the evening join the Vat Phou cruise and enjoy the sunset. Dinner is on board.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Standard Lodging: Vat Phou Cruise

Day 3 : Vat Phou Cruise

Visiting: Vat Phou Cruise - Khong Island

The boat sails toward the village of Huei Thamo and the hidden forest temple of Oum Muong. After visiting these places you'll return to the boat for lunch as the cruise heads south.

In the late afternoon visit a Laotian village and then continue to the Don Khong island.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Standard Lodging: Vat Phou Cruise

Day 4 : Vat Phou Cruise

Visiting: Pakse

This morning you'll visit another small village. The boat continues on to a small fishing village for lunch. Finally you'll visit the Pha Pheng waterfalls before returning to Pakse for the evening.

  • Meals: BL
  • Standard Lodging: Sisouk Residence Hotel

Day 5 : Free day

Visiting: Pakse - Luang Prabang

Free day in Pakse until your late afternoon flight (extra cost) to Luang Prabang.

  • Meals: B
  • Standard Lodging: Kiridara Hotel
  • Luxury Lodging: Sala Prabang

Day 6 : Luang Prabang City Tour

Visiting: Luang Prabang

Enjoy a guided tour of Luang Prabang. The tour will begin with the Wat Xieng Thong, an exquisite, 400-year-old royal monastic complex on the banks of the Mekong.

You'll also visit Wat Wisunalat, Wat Aham and the Wat Thammothayalan monastery. At the end of the day visit the National Museum and climb up the stairs of Mount Phousi to enjoy sunset.

  • Meals: BL
  • Standard Lodging: Kiridara Hotel
  • Luxury Lodging: Sala Prabang

Day 7 : Luang Prabang Elephant Park

Visiting: Luang Prabang

Today you'll learn about the life of the Asian elephant and the preservation of these wonderful animals. After a visit to the elephant park enjoy a 1-hour elephant ride through the countryside along the Khan river to the Tad Sae waterfalls. Here you will enjoy a Lao lunch.

The rest of the afternoon is free for relaxation and personal exploration.

  • Meals: BL
  • Standard Lodging: Kiridara Hotel
  • Luxury Lodging: Sala Prabang

Day 8 : Luang Prabang Cooking Class

Visiting: Luang Prabang

Learn about Lao cooking! This cooking class includes a visit to a local market to discover traditional ingredients. Afterward you'll cook a traditional meal and enjoy your dishes over lunch.

  • Meals: BL
  • Standard Lodging: Kiridara Hotel
  • Luxury Lodging: Sala Prabang

Day 9 : Departure

Visiting: Luang Prabang

Depart from the airport to Bangkok or your next destination.

  • Meals: B

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