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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. 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. After the tour we back to Luang Prabang and you will have some free time to explore the city by yourself.

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.

Meal: 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: Anne K

Travel Consultant:
Emily Long
We spent 4 wonderul days in Laos as part of our Indochina tour arranged by Emily of Indochina Odyssey tours. The scenery and people are truly lovely. Our guide, Pan, and driver Loo were both excellent. The days were well organised to sight-see in the cooler parts of the day. Day 1 - Early start to see morning alms-giving and morning market. Mount Phousi (a lot of steps to climb but worth the views),The Royal palace and Wats - beautiful buildings and interesting. Day 2 -Private boat trip on Mekong - visited cave, excellent lunch in floating restuarant, relaxing, peaceful, one of the highlights of our 3 week tour. Included visits to villages - weaving, paper making and brewing/ distilling Lao Lao. Day 3 - visit to Elephant sanctuary(Elephant Village - reviewed elsewhere). Day 4 - Khouang Si waterfalls. As beautiful as all reviews say. Also enjoyed seeing he Moon bears. Each day we had delicious lunches in beautiful restuarants and our guide pointed out good local restuarants for our evening meals. Our hotel (Santi resort and Spa) was a little out of town in the most beautiful gardens. A free shuttle into town was provided and we used it to visit the wonderful night market.
Rating: June 7th, 2017

Clients: peggy c

From: Australia

Travel Consultant:
Claire Jiang
I want to thank Claire from Indochina Odyssey Tours. She assisted us with our Shompoo Cruise up the Mekong from Luang Prabang to Thailand border. Everything was perfect! A once in a life time experience. Boat clean and lovely - food great - Amazing overnight accommodations at the beautiful Pakbeng Lodge - people wonderful! I highly recommend my entire adventure and hope someone else will enjoy the experience as much as my husband and I did.
There is a village that you will stop at - please bring the children there paper, pencils, crayons etc, They do not start school until they are older.
Enjoy!
Rating: May 7th, 2017

Clients: Chealdo

Travel Consultant:
Claire Jiang
Clairie Jian was our travel consultant.We choose the places and she did the rest very professionally.We visited Chai Mai, Luang Prabang, Hanoi, and Saigon, plus many beatifull tours around those cities included Halong Bay ,with a privated guide and driver.I love the profecional job of everybody.I give 4 stars only because a guide was very difficult to undrestand.We will contract them again.
Rating: May 3rd, 2017

Clients: bevm624

Travel Consultant:
Alick Peng
My husband and I spent five days in Luang Prabang. The planning of our stay with Alick Peng foreshadowed a wonderful experience. Alick was very attuned to all my requests and concerns and designed an itinerary with me that was exactly what we wanted. He chose the most incredible guide whose knowledge of the people, culture and places in Luang Prabang were impressive. Even more impressive was our guide's willingness to go out of his way to make us feel comfortable and especially to bring us to out of the way villages that were off the typical tourist trail. We are so grateful for all the experiences he provided.
Rating: April 27th, 2017

Clients: samonesaysenh

Travel Consultant:
Alick Peng
We visited Luang Prabang, Kong Island, and Pakse while we were in Laos. The sites at Pakse and Kong Island were beautiful. We highly recommend it. Luang Prabang was nice too but it was an experience that you can also get in Thailand; temples, night markets, shopping, so not anything unique. The tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable! We booked our tour through Indochina Odyssey Tours and Alick, our representative, was very patient, accommodating and understanding! The price for our four country private tour (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam) was very reasonable! I highly recommend this company!

Rating: April 7th, 2017
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