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Classic Laos tour
13 days from £3,995pp
Explore the capital, Vientiane, with its museums, temples and fantastic cuisine.
Visit Wat Phou, Champasak and the laidback river hamlets in the 4000 island region.
Three full days to explore the kaleidoscopic temples, colonial architecture and relaxed atmosphere of UNESCO protected Luang Prabang.
A full day cruising along the northern reaches of the Mekong.
Discover the hill tribes and stunning scenery surrounding Muang La.
- Luang Prabang
- Muang La
- Luang Prabang
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Vientiane.
Day 2 Vientiane
Upon arrival in the Laos capital, Vientiane, you will be collected from the airport and taken to your hotel. The rest of the day will be left free to relax after your flights. Vientiane helped by its French influence has a number of good restaurants and this evening you may want to try one of our suggested options.
Day 3 Vientiane
Enjoy your first full day in Laos as you join your guide for a half day city tour of the sleepy capital. You will visit a number of the highlights including the National Museum, COPE Centre and That Luang, more commonly known as the 'Great Stupa'. In the evening the riverfront in Vientiane comes to life with a number of pop-up markets appearing. You may wish to explore before finding another restaurant for dinner.
Day 4 Champasak
After breakfast you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the airport in time for your morning flight to Pakse. On arrival you will be met by a local guide a transferred to your hotel in Champasak via the ancient ruins of Wat Phou.
Day 5 Champasak
Day 6 Luang Prabang
This morning you will join your guide for a walking tour around the village of Champasak before enjoying lunch in a local home. Later you fly to Luang Prabang. Luang Prabang is the jewel of northern Laos and has many attractions to explore during your stay. Your first afternoon is free to relax or explore at your own leisure. The local night market is a nice introduction, bright, colourful and easy to navigate. Here you can find a selection of excellent value souvenirs.
Day 7 Luang Prabang
After a leisurely breakfast you venture out to the surrounding countryside where you will spend the morning learning how the local people still use traditional methods to grow, maintain and harvest the rice crop. After some hands on activity the afternoon is free to relax at the hotel. Later this evening you'll have the opportunity to witness a short Laos storytelling production.
Day 8 Luang Prabang
Begin your day at the TEAC Centre where you learn about the many ethnic minorities living today in Laos. This afternoon is spent at one of the town's best loved restaurants where you learn to prepare and cook traditional Laos cuisine.
Day 9 Pakbeng
Depart Luang Prabang by boat, heading up river to the small village of Pakbeng. This full day cruise boasts some remarkable scenery and serves as a nice introduction to Laos village life. The night is spent at a simple hillside lodge.
Day 10 Muang La
Drive north to Muang La - a remote settlement in the hills of Northern Laos. The luxurious and secretive Muang La Lodge makes for a warming end to your trip. On arrival you may wish to relax pool side, stretch your legs on a village walk or indulge in a renowned spa treatment. You are also in for a treat when dinner arrives - the lodge has developed a strong reputation for its locally source cuisine.
Day 11 Muang La
Day 12 International return flight
Day 13 International return flight
International return flight
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