The Views of Laos

  • DepartingDaily
  • Days12
  • StyleBasic
  • From$825USD

The Views of Laos

An adventurous trekking expedition of the mountainous region of Luang Namtha; Strolling around the small town of Moung Sing; Enjoying a boat trip downstream the Nam Ou River to Luang Prabang to admire the forest landscape. The fascinating Buddha Park is also an impressive highlight of the”off-the-beaten-track” tour.

Start Vientiane, Laos
Finish Vientian, 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

Make a difference in the world, just by exploring it


Upon arrival in Vientiane Capital, you will be met and transferred to the hotel for check-in. After freshening up, you start the city tour with visiting some the major sights: The oldest temple Wat Sisaket, an amazing structure featuring remarkable frescoes and Buddha images. You also visit the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. En route to Lao’s national precious heritage, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you will have the opportunity to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Overnight in Vientiane.

Meals Included: N/A

This morning you board a flight to Luang Namtha, a province shares the border with China and Myanmar. On arrival, you travel by road to Muang Sing, have some stops along the way and at the Akha hill tribe village. Arrive at Muang Sing, rest of the day easy. Overnight in Muang Sing.

Meals Included: Breakfast

The remote and extremely beautiful mountainous region of Muang Sing is ideal for an adventurous trekking expedition. After breakfast stroll round this small town, observe the daily activities of the ethnic minorities in the village and see the small vendors selling local textiles and handicrafts on the streets. You leave the village and take a short drive north before we setting off on a half-day trek on the local tracks. Passing through some breathtaking hilly landscape, you get to the Yao, Akha and Lanten hill tribe villages. The remainder of the day is own your own. Overnight at Muang Sing.

Meals Included: Breakfas

Depart early this morning for the journey to Oudomxay. These back roads are a perfect way to venture off the beaten track and explore the real Laos. The drive can be challenging on some parts of the journey due to poor road conditions; however the verdant and rugged mountain scenery combined with the colorful local population makes for a memorable experience. On arrival you check in at a very simple hotel and take a walk to explore this picturesque hill town. Overnight at Oudomxay.

Meals Included: Breakfast

The local market also attracts numerous ethnic minorities who converge from the surrounding mountainsides or valleys to barter and trade their goods. You visit this congregation before setting off on a journey along the Nambak River to Muang La. Here you have the chance to visit the intriguing Pra Xack Kham Temple with its sacred Buddha image. The 400 years old legendary statue is said to have many supernatural powers, and is widely worshipped among the faithful local Buddhists. As you continue from Muang La towards Muang Khua, the roads begin to deteriorate but the drive is very interesting as you pass through some stunning landscapes. Overnight in Muang Khua.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today, embark a long traditional boat for a leisurely trip downstream on the Nam Ou River, enjoying the lush green forests and landscape. Along the way you stop to visit the mysterious caves of Pak Ou, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by devoted pilgrims. You continue our trip down the river to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Luang Prabang. This former royal capital with its gleaming temple roofs, fading colonial architecture and stunning mountain backdrop retains a unique charm rarely found in all Asia. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals Included: Breakfast

It is worth a visit to the National Museum (closed Tuesdays) at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture. Today you explore some of the major sights in this fabulous city, including the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun, the shrine of Wat Aham, the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and Wat Mai. You visit these sights as well as the magnificent Wat Xiengthong, its exterior architecture is remarkable with decorated gilded stuccoes and doorways, a “tree of life” mosaic pattern set in colored glass on the back wall and its three tiered roofs sweeping low to the ground representing classical Laotian architecture.

A visit to Luang Prabang would be incomplete without ascending 329 steps to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa and to enjoy a beautiful sunset view of the city and its glowing reflection on the Mekong River. From there, you explore the Night Market. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you leave this charming city in the early morning for the journey to Vang Vieng. The journey will be strenuous as you drive along one of the most scenic but also one of the roughest routes in Asia. In the afternoon you arrive in Vang Vieng, a small and tranquil town, which is nestled on a bend of the Nam Song River. Its stunning scenery with a mixture of quiet water and limestone outcrops remains unspoiled, despite recent developments with the advent of tourism. On arrival you check into your hotel and then embark on a boat for a relaxing trip on the Nam Song River, exploring the breathtaking mountain landscape Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Meals Included: Breakfast

The limestone cliffs and valleys surrounding Vang Vieng are home to numerous caves and caverns. The most famous in Vang Vieng is the cave of Tham Jang, which was used in the early 19th century in defense against the Chinese invaders. You visit this beautiful cave this morning before taking a walk to the Tai Deang and the Souay hill tribe villages. The hill tribe people are unfailingly friendly; welcoming you with waving hands and smilling faces. The rest of the day is free for your leisure for further exploring or for relaxing in this peaceful town. Overnight in Vang Vieng.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Heading out of town you drive back to Vientiane. Along the way, make a stop to visit the archaeological sight of Vang Xang dating back to the 11th century. After checking into your hotel you transfer to see the Buddha Park, an enchanting collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures on the Mekong Riverside meadow, near the Friendship Bridge. There are approximately 200 religious images dating back over 500 years, which were created by a mysterious monk spreading his philosophy on life and revealing his ideas about the universe. Observing the spectacular view of over the Mekong River at sunset from one of the riverside bars is a perfect way to finish the day. Overnight in Vientiane.

Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you visit the Morning Market if time permits. Transfer to Wattay airport for your flight home or carry on with more “Travel Authentic Asia” destinations.

Meals Included: Breakfast


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 expenditures of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance

Book tour

    Similar tours you may like

    3 Days
    From $240
    Luang Prabang is the ancient capital of Laos, located in the North. Luang Prabang possesses a rustic, simple and ancient beauty, giving people an incredible sense of peace. Let's explore the beauty of Luang Prabang with Treka through the Unseen Luang Prabang tour.
    3 Days
    From $239
    Laos - a beautiful and peaceful neighboring country, fascinates visitors with its sacred temples and beautiful waterfalls. Laos is a destination many young people choose on their journey of discovery.
    3 Days
    From $240
    Laos is a famous country with many ideal tourist destinations. Although there is no sea, this country attracts tourists by its cultural diversity, majestic nature,...Let's explore this country with Trek Asia Travel.
    4 Days
    From $320
    Although there is no sea, Laos attracts tourists by its cultural diversity, majestic nature,...Let's explore this country with Trek Asia Travel.
    6 Days
    From $480
    Laos is a famous country with many ideal tourist destinations. Although there is no sea, this country attracts tourists by its cultural diversity, majestic nature,...Let's explore this country with Trek Asia Travel.
    4 Days
    From $300
    Laos is a famous country with many ideal tourist destinations. Although there is no sea, this country attracts tourists through its cultural diversity, majestic nature,...Let's explore this country with Trek Asia Travel.

    Love travel? You've come to the right place.

    Enter your details to get travel inspiration, trending destinations and amazing offers delivered to your inbox