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Laos Past & Present
8 days from CAD4,630pp
Cruise along the Mekong on the Vat Phou boat.
Visit the World Heritage Site of Wat Phou at Champasak.
Sail around the beautiful 4,000 Islands and perhaps spot the Irrawaddy dolphin.
Soak up the culture of Laos' spiritual heart in Luang Prabang.
- Luang Prabang
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Day 1 Vientiane
Day 2 Vientiane
Day 3 On-board ship (Pakse)
Vientiane , On-board ship
An early start this morning as you are met at your hotel and taken to the airport in time for your flight to the south of the country. On arrival into Pakse you will be transferred to the jetty for the start of your first day of your cruise on the the Wat Phou Rice Barge. The main highlight will be visiting Wat Phou, a World Heritage Site and an ancient capital in the 5th century and part of the Khmer Empire by the 10th century. Evening at leisure enjoying a lovely meal onboard the river barge.
Day 4 On-board ship (Pakse)
Today is your second day aboard the Wat Phou Rice Barge, travelling south towards the 4,000 Islands. En route you will stop at a beautiful pre-Angkorian temple, and hopefully at some point during the day you may be lucky enough to see a rare Irrawady River dolphin.
Day 5 Luang Prabang
Your final day onboard the Wat Phou Rice Barge starts with a visit to Don Khone Island, an old port established by French colonists. Time permitting you will then visit the impressive waterfalls of Khong Pha Peng, before transferring back to Pakse in time for your onward flight. On arrival into Luang Prabang you will be met and transferred to your hotel, with the evening at leisure to enjoy a good meal in the old capital.
Day 6 Luang Prabang
Full day to explore the temples of Luang Prabang with your private guide. Rise at dawn to witness the unique sight of hundreds of saffron-robed monks as they stream the streets at morning alms giving.
Day 7 Luang Prabang
Day 8 Return home
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