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Duration: 08 Days
Location: Laos - Pakse, Champassak, Khone Island, Pha Pheng Waterfall, Vientiane, Xieng Khouang, Luang Prabang
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  • Day 01 – Pakse/Champassak

    Day 02 – Champassak / Khone Island / Pha Pheng Waterfall / Champassak

    Day 03 – Pakse / Vientiane

    Day 04 – Vientiane / Xieng Khouang

    Day 05 – Xieng Khouang / Luang Prabang

    Day 06 – Luang Prabang

    Day 07 – Luang Prabang

    Day 08 – Luang Prabang

  • Day 01 – Pakse/Champassak

    Upon arrival, you would be met and transferred to your hotel. Day at leisure.

    Meals included: Nil.

    Day 02 – Champassak / Khone Island / Pha Pheng Waterfall / Champassak

    Head to the small village of Ban Veuthong, where you board a small boat to meander among the 4,000 islands to Khone Island. You will visit the old French railway and walk across the bridge that links Khone and Det islands. We continue on the boat back to the mainland for lunch before visiting the Pha Pheng waterfall, “the Niagara of the East”, located close to the Cambodian border.  Also try to see endangered river dolphin….close to Cambodian border. In the evening, have the opportunity to meet members of former royal family of Kingdom of Champasak for Q & A about Lao political situation during the era of re-education.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

    Day 03 – Pakse / Vientiane

    This morning, visit the Khmer monument Wat Phou. Flight from Pakse to Vientiane.

    Upon arrival, proceed to tour Vientiane starting with the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo. On the way to visit That Luang stupa, Lao’s national precious heritage, you would pass by the imposing Patuxay Monument, Vientiane’s version of Arc de Triomphe. Visit a few textile weaving contacts to learn about the traditions of the art.

    Meals included: Lunch and Dinner.

    Day 04 – Vientiane / Xieng Khouang

    Visit to the fascinating local market of Thongkhankham and have an early lunch by the Mekong River, before transfer to the airport to Xieng Khouang.

    Arrive in Xieng Khouang where we enjoy an orientation tour of the city and visit the Mine Action Group (MAG) Centre to learn about the land mine clearing efforts in the area. Check into your hotel.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

    Day 05 – Xieng Khouang / Luang Prabang

    Head to the Plain of Jars, where a guided tour will explain the various theories behind the jar’s origins as well as the history of the American bombing of the area.  Thereafter, we take a long but scenic drive to Luang Prabang. Be welcomed to Luang Prabang with a traditional baci ceremony.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

    Day 06 – Luang Prabang

    We begin the day at the Royal Palace Musuem before starting our walking tour through Luang Prabang’s beautiful architecture to Wat Xieng Thong, the city’s most magnificent temple. We catch a traditional long-tailed boat up the Mekong River to explore Pak Ou Cave, stuffed with Buddha images. Return to Luang Prabang by car via Ban Nongxai and also to visit a silversmith workshop. As the day wanes, ascend Mt Phousy for a panoramic view of the city and the surrounding landscape.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

    Day 07 – Luang Prabang

    At dawn, you may want to join in the local ritual of offering alms to the monks on their morning walk. Drop by the local morning market before returning to the hotel for breakfast. Thereafter, visit the excellent Arts and Ethnology Centre. The rest of the late afternoon is free at leisure. Do not miss out the fascinating night market tonight!

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

    Day 08 – Luang Prabang

    Transfer to the airport for your flight.

    Meals included: Breakfast.

  • Trip Cost varies based on travel season (high to low), your choice of accommodation (from budget to luxury), flight (economy to first class), optional tours and other special requests. Kindly email us at info@funkytravels.com to get the correct price for your selected trip.

    INCLUDES:

    • Domestic airfare for Pakse-Vientiane & Vientiane-Xieng Khouang on economy class.
    • Accommodation based on twin or double sharing basis.
    • Meals as stated in itinerary.
    • All tours and transfers in private air-con vehicle with English speaking guide and including all entrance fees

    EXCLUDES:

    • International Airfare and airport / government taxes.
    • Visa (if required).
    • Travel insurance.
    • Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included.
    • Optional tours mentioned in the itinerary will be charged extra.
    • Gratuities to guide and driver.
    • Personal and other expenses such as bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary.