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Plain of Jars, Laos

The hidden heart of Laos

16 days from CAD8,130pp

Plain of Jars, Laos
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Tour highlights

  • Soak up the charming atmosphere of Luang Prabang.

  • Discover the strange giant stone jars of Phonsavan.

  • Explore the 4,000 Islands area in depth and interact with locals in the region.

  • Visit the hidden caves of Kong Lor.

Price includes:

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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  • Arriving in Luang Prabang, you will be met and taken to your hotel, with the rest of the day at leisure.

  • A chance to take part in a spiritual ritual that has been a part of Luang Prabang's heritage since time immemorial — alms giving to the local community of monks at dawn. You then return to your hotel for breakfast before spending the day with your private guide exploring the delights of Luang Prabang using electronic bicycles. In the afternoon, you will take a trip to the scenic waterfalls at Kuang Si.

  • Spend the day exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site at your leisure, soaking up the atmosphere of this most charming of towns.

  • Transfer by road through the mountains to Phonsavan, home to the mysterious Plains of Jars. The route travels through some of the most impressive scenery in Southeast Asia.

  • Visit the three sites of the strange giant stone jars and the ancient capital at Muang Kham. You may wish to try the hot springs while you are here.

  • Head south to Vang Vieng, one of the most picturesque areas in the country.

  • Full day at leisure to explore this beautiful area.

  • Transfer from Vang Vieng with your guide and driver to Vientiane, the capital of Laos.

  • A morning tour of Vientiane and the rest of the day free — we highly recommend the herbal sauna and massage on the grounds of a monastery on the edge of town or just relaxing at your lovely hotel.

  • Today, you will head south with your guide and driver to the beautiful Hin Boun National Park.

  • This morning, you will visit Kong Lor Cave before heading to Thakhek, an attractive town with interesting buildings and an excellent spot to break your journey south.

  • Spend the day exploring the area with your guide, heading out to Buddha Cave. Evening in Thakhek.

  • Today, you venture further into the heart of Laos and head south to the 4,000 Islands region, where you will spend three nights exploring the area.

  • Spend a day on the water with your guide exploring this beautiful region.

  • Head to the magnificent Wat Phou temple complex today, exploring these impressive ruins that pre-date Angkor Wat.

  • A final morning to relax before a transfer to the airport.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodations, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

Veronica Spann
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The specialist who designs your trip to Laos will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip.

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When to go

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Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Luang Prabang
The Plain of Jars
Vang Vieng
Hin Boun

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