Discovering Laos - 13 days & 12 nights

This great journey will take you from northern to southern Laos. You will discover the different ethnic groups as well as the beautiful landscapes of a preserved nature. You will stay in Luang Prabang: a small jewel listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO. The enigmatic Plain of Jars will seduce you with its beauty and its mystery. Finally you will end your journey where the pre-Ankorian Vat Phou temple towers over the Mekong River which stretches out amid the 4000 Islands.

Luang Prabang Travel Exclusive offers only tailored tours for individuals.
At each request we make a personalized proposal and a quotation depending on:
your interests, the duration and the period of the trip, the number of participants and the category of hotels.
The circuit below is given only as an example.

A representative from LPT Exclusive will pick you up at the airport and a private car will take you to your hotel. You will be given a map of Luang Prabang and we will lend you a cellphone so that you can contact us at any time.
Early in the morning you will participate in the Tak Bat. This is a daily ceremony during which the people of Luang Prabang make offerings to the monks. After the Tak Bat, you will stroll on the streets around Vat May temple, where the picturesque morning market is held. Then, it will be time to go back to your hotel for breakfast.
The visit of the town will resume with the visit of the former royal palace, today a museum. Then you will admire the oldest temple in the town, Vat Xieng Thong, as well as the masterpieces of traditional and colonial architecture on the peninsula that was formed by the Mekong and the Nam Khan River.
Lunch on the terrace of a charming restaurant on the banks of the Nam Khan River.
The city tour will continue with the visit of villa Xieng Mouan as well as the Traditional Arts & Ethnic Center.
Finally, it will be time to admire the sunset from the top of Mount Phou Si.
Visit Luang Prabang at your leisure: wander about to discover new monasteries, secret alleys, antiques shops and handicraft workshops. We will give you all information and advice you need.
After breakfast a private car will drive you, just under an hour, to Kuang Si.
This is a magnificent waterfall ; you will able to swim in the natural pools in the forest.
Picnic on site.
Then you will be driven back to your hotel in Luang Prabang.
Free time in the afternoon.
Early in the morning you will embark on a traditional boat ; you will cruise upstream on the Mekong for an unforgettable trip. This mythical wild river unfolds its meanders between the mountains covered by the jungle. The landscapes are gorgeous.
A picnic-lunch will be served on board.
Arrival in the small port of Pakbeng in the late afternoon.
Installation in a charming hotel.
From your terrace you will have a magnificent view over the Mekong.
In the morning, you will cross the Mekong river to get to the Elephant Camp where you will attend the elephant bathing.
Then, you will depart to the jungle for a 90-minute elephant ride.
At the top of a hill you will discover splendid mountain scenery overlooking the Mekong.
Return to Pakbeng for lunch. Next, en route to Muang La where you will arrive in the late afternoon. The mountainous landscapes are beautiful.
Installation and dinner in a very charming hotel located in the middle of nowhere.
Walk in the forest and along the wild rivers.
Numerous activities will be proposed to you as such as ziplining, mountain bike riding or trekking.
The area is gorgeous and offers the opportunity to discover the deep and preserved Laos as well as some beautiful ethnic villages.
Departure in the morning to Muang Khua, by private car.
There, you will embark on a traditional private boat for an unforgettable cruise on the Nam Ou River.
The karstic (limestone) and jungle sceneries are breathtaking.
A picnic is provided by the river.
Then you will visit the village of Ban Sop Jam, a weavers village.
Arrival in the late afternoon to Nong Khiaw.
You'll stay in a simple and charming lodge. The bungalows are in a pretty garden by the river.
After an early breakfast, a private car will drive you to Pak Ou where you will arrive at lunch time.
Along the way, you will visit the ethnical village of Ban Na Ngan (Lu ethnic group).
After lunch you will get to the "cave of the thousand Buddhas" located at the confluence of the Mekong and the Nam Ou river.
Arrival to Luang Prabang in the afternoon.
Flight to Vientiane.
The visit of the capital of Laos will begin with Ho Pha Keo temple. It previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha statue that is today in Bangkok. Opposite, you will visit Wat Sisakhet, built at the beginning of the XIXth century.
In the late afternoon you can admire That Luang Stupa. Erected in 1586, this reliquary is the most sacred monument of the country.
Early morning flight to Pakse, then transfer by private car to Champassak where you will visit Vat Phou, a beautiful pre-Angkorian temple. Continuation by road to reach Khong island.
Ensconce yourself in a charming hotel.
Embarkation on a small local boat for a cruise on the Mekong in the middle of the �4000 Islands�. Discovery by bike of the peaceful Khong Island, almost car free. You will ride through colonial vestiges. After crossing small hamlets and bamboo groves, you reach the remarkable Li Phi waterfalls. Before returning to Khong Island, you will admire the Khone Pha Pheng falls: here the Mekong river breaks, over 14m high.
Free time till your private transfer to Pakse airport.