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10-Day In-Depth Laos Tour

Tour route: Laos: Luang Prabang - Xieng Khouang - Vientiane - Pakse - Khong Island

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  • Tour code: IOT-0145
  • Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
  • Price inclusions: All transportation mentioned in itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
  • Travel date: private tour with flexible travel date
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Day 1: International Arrival, Luang Prabang

Welcome to Laos! Upon arrival, your guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel for check-in. After a short break, ascend the top of Mt. Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred stupa as well as a beautiful view of the city and the Mekong River at sunset. Then there’s a chance to explore the night market on your own. 

Overnight: Luang Prabang

Day 2: Luang Prabang Sightseeing

If you like, observe the Morning Alms-giving Ritual in the early morning at 5:40am, from which you'll have an understanding of local people's piety towards their religion. After breakfast, you will visit Wat Visoun, Wat Aham and Wat Mai. And then we visit the Royal Palace Museum. After lunch at local restaurant, our guided tour for the afternoon starts with a local village of Lao minority groups at Ban Ouay Village. Then transfer to the beautiful Khouang Si Waterfalls where you can splash around in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest trails. Later, continue to Ban Xangkhong Village. Return to the city by late afternoon to catch the sunset at Wat Phabath.

Overnight: Luang Prabang
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 3: Luang Prabang Sightseeing

After breakfast, you will enjoy a cruise upstream on the Mekong River as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, which is crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes.
Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai and Ban Xang Khong that are famous for Lao-Lao distilleries or traditional handicrafts. Have a picnic lunch nearby the waterfall then you will be transferred back.

Overnight: Luang Prabang
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 4: Luang Prabang - Xieng Khouang

Today, your journey starts from driving through the wonderful natural scenery to Xieng Khouang. En route, there will be plenty of opportunities for photos and visiting hill tribal villages.
Upon arrival in Xieng Khouang, be prepared to be wowed by the Site 1 of Plain of Jars, which is claimed to be built 1,500 years ago and of profound importance.

Overnight: Xieng Khouang
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 5: Xieng Khouang Sightseeing

This morning, get a feel for the local lifestyle in the Central Market. Then visit the UXO MAG Exhibition Room and Site 2 of Plain of Jars. On the way to Site 3 for a scenic trekking, tour villages of Tai Dam people and Lao Leum people.
Following lunch is a trip to the old capital of Muang Khoun and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hill tribe and Tai Dam people.

Overnight: Xieng Khouang
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 6: Xieng Khouang - Vientiane

After breakfast, take a short flight to Vientiane in the afternoon. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in and we start visiting the major sights of the capital, including Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image.
En route to Lao’s national precious heritage That Luang Stupa, you will have a chance to take pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, well known as Vientiane’s Arc de Triumph. 

Overnight: Vientiane
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 7: Vientiane - Pakse

Travel to Pakse by air in the early morning. Upon arrival, we’ll head for Saravanh province via Tateng Village. You will make a stopover en route to observe the locals making tea and coffee - have a cup of either before exploring the cultures and the way of life along the way to Boloven Plateau Area.
Upon arrival at Tad Lo Waterfall, you will pay a visit to villages of Alak, Nge, Katu ethnic minority group. Return to the town in the late afternoon. 

Overnight: Pakse
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 8: Pakse - Khong Island

Breakfast finished, you will firstly transfer to the pre-angkorian Ruins of Wat Phu, which gives a great taste of Khmer temples. Then continue your way to 4000 Islands Region and Khong Island, which is quite relaxing in the day while pretty at night. Rest of the day is in your hands. Being lazy on the beautiful beach might be a good choice.

Overnight: Khong Island
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 9: Khone Island - Pakse

After Breakfast, have a sightseeing of the surrounding countryside. Then board on a long trail boat sailing to Khone Island area and visit Liphi Waterfall, "the Devil’s Corridor".
Then you will return to the mainland at Ban Nakasang before driving further south to visit Khone Falls. Today’s tour ends after transferring back to Pakse in the later afternoon. 

Overnight: Pakse
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 10: Pakse, Departure

You will have free time till our guide meets you and escorts you to the airport for your international flight back home.

Meals: breakfast

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.

We pick hotels for you based on:

Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.

Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.

Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.

 

Hotel Standards

3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.

5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.

Meals

Normally Indochina Odyssey Tours includes two meals each day during tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.

Breakfast

It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.

Lunch

Lunches are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.

Dinner

Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility

All tour guides of Indochina Odyssey Tours are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.

Private Tour Guide

You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.

If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.

Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.

Reviews on: In-Depth Laos Tour

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Clients: Shari Picou Fallin

Travel Consultant:
Foring Huang
Foring at Odyssey has been a delight to work with!
Rating: January 31st, 2017

Clients: Crystal A

Travel Consultant:
Allison Chiang
This was most a highlight of our travels through Luang Prabang. Amazing views, relaxing atmosphere and just an unforgettable experience. Mr Ken allowed us to explore at our own pace which was so important for three devout animal lovers when we arrived at "Save the Bears".
We purchased many silk weavings and small souvenirs from the Hill Tribe people. We so enjoyed meeting all of them. Loas people are so beautiful, kind and gracious.

We are still talking about hoe much we loved Laos and how we want to return. We have also been recommending this trip to all our friends and family since our return.
Thank you to Allison Chiang from Odyssey Tours for including this magical place in our 2 week tour.
Rating: January 25th, 2017

Clients: dradu19

From: Canada

Travel Consultant:
Nikki Xia

We loved Luang Prabang. Nice slow pace and not too crowded. A boat ride up the Mekong is a must. Try the coconut pancakes in the night market.


With our guide Noy [Mrs sida Siennam mobile number 85620 56524885 ] we stopped at a small hmong hill people, and some silk weaving places, on our way to the falls. My wife is a weaver and was fascinated to see the process. We walked up to the falls, and bridge at top, taking hundreds of pictures. On the way back down we swam in one of the pools. Very refreshing.
Rating: December 11th, 2016

Clients: Lorein G

From: Australia

Travel Consultant:
Eric Kong
Had our first trip with IOT 2 years ago to Vietnam and have just returned from a 3 week trip organised by them again. First week in Vietnam to places we wanted to revisit and a week each in Laos and Cambodia with sightseeing and locations chosen by our consultant Eric Wong. Loved every place in Laos especially Luang Prabang with it's night markets and after looking at the initial itinerary liked the look of Vang Vieng and changed that from 1 night to 2 (so glad I did). The accommodation is always top class and meals included at lunch time delicious (but too much). You pay more as you get your own driver and guide who have always been great and knowledgeble. Will definitely continue to use them.
Rating: December 6th, 2016

Clients: Gail Jackson

From: Australia

Travel Consultant:
Eric Kong
Just spent 15 days travelling through Laos, Northern Thailand and a quick trip into Myanmar with Indochina Odyssey Tours. An excellent time, Guides, drivers, meals and accommodation all good. This is our third trip with Odyssey and would highly recommend them as a tour company.
Rating: November 18th, 2016
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