• DepartingDaily
  • Days7
  • StyleBasic
  • From$525USD

Classic Laos

Laos is a country of stunning natural beauty and strong spiritual traditions which remain relatively unexplored. A week to spend? It’s enough for those who want to save time for further travel in Southeast Asia. We carefully design the tour program so that you could be offered the highlights of Authentic Laos.

Start Vientiane, Laos
Finish Luang Prabang, Laos
Destination Laos
Style Basic

Physical rating ***
Ages Not required
Group size Min 2 paxs

Small groups

Average group size of 10 paxs

Local leaders

Local food, accommodation and transport

Responsible travel

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On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. If time permits, you will have half-day city tour. You are able to see the major temples of Vientiane including the oldest, Wat Sisaket, a temple of thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. We also visit Laos national icon, That Luang Stupa, and we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.

Meal Included: Lunch

Travel south along route 13. En route we stop at Prabaht Ponsan, an Ancient stupa dating back to the 15th Century. It is also home to the ancient Budhhas footprint, discovered in 1933, and now an important religious site in Laos. After lunch, you continue onwards into Khammoune province and into the mountainous area, where a stop at a view point near Khoun Kham offers a breathtaking view over the surrounding area. You eventually reach Ban Naphouak, where you board a local boat on the Hin Boun River. The journey upstream takes us past some stunning limestone karst scenery, as well as a number of villages with smiling waving children. Arrive at Sala Hin Boun late afternoon, at leisure, dinner and overnight at Sala Hin Boun.

Meal Included: Lunch

After breakfast at Sala Hin Boun Set off with boat upriver to Kong Lor village. Have a short visit to the village before boarding a smaller boat into the famous Kong Lor Cave. The boat is navigated through the cave, which is over 7km long and includes a spectacular cavern over 100m high. Have lunch in a remote village on the other side of the cave. Return to Sala Hin Boun before sunset.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Today you set off by road to Naphouak, then by en route  there will be a stop for lunch and a picturesque Lao Loum village. Late afternoon, you are picked up by car and transferred directly to Vientiane airport for your evening flight to Luang Prabang. Check in a hotel and overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meal Included: Lunch

You start the day with a visit to Phousi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Today you will visit local villages of corlorful Lao ethnic minority groups. Followed with a transfer to the beautiful Khuang Si Waterfall. Here you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. After that you will return to Luang Prabang for lunch. Your half day city tour in this afternoon begins with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. You then make for the magnificent Wat Xiengthongwith its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. If it is early enough you also have time to visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visounand the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. 

Meal Included: Lunch

The day starts with a visit to the Big Brother Mouse shop to select some books for the village where you are visiting. Head north by car along route 13, before taking an unpaved road to Ban Khia Luang village, visit the school, play with the kids and watch them enjoy their new books. You also take some time to explore the rest of the village. Lunch at the village, which can either be a western picnic lunch, or traditional Lao food such as sticky rice, fresh vegetables cooked by the villagers.

After lunch, you take a drive to Ban Khoklin, then board a private boat down the Nam Ou River for 30 minutes to Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims and continue down the Mekong River back to Luang Prabang, arriving back there by late afternoon.

Meal Included: Lunch

Free at leisure until your flight onwards or carry on with more “Travel Authentic Asia” impressive destinations.

Meal Included: N/A


Our services include

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room.
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
  • English or French speaking guide (for other languages and a national guide supplements apply)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits

Our services do not include

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • Visa & international flights
  • Surcharge for taking domestic flights instead of train (80 USD/pax)
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance

Important notes

  • We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) for trips to Vietnam.
  • All prices quoted are on a net basis and in United States dollars and valid according to the date specified on the quotation. Prices are subject to change in line with market, tax or currency fluctuation with or without prior notice.
  • Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges.
  • Rooms at hotels are available only from 1400 on arrival day till 1200 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.
  • Please note that all the above services & tours have yet to be booked, they are proposed for your information only and we will not make any reservations before we receive your confirmation to do so.
  • In case some services cannot be confirmed at the moment of booking, you will be informed immediately and offered with an alternative with similar service quality in order to avoid changes to the program.

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