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Price from :  $683

Style : Family Holidays
Duration : 9 days/8 nights
Tour Route : Vientiane-VangVieng-LuangPrabang-Hill Tribes

Within the 9 day trip, your family will experience the sheer excitement of Laos. It combines getting to know the friendly Lao people with exploring the country's fascinating culture and nature. Your family will be enchanted by the charming and fascinating city of Vientiane; stunning scenery in Vang Vieng town, Luang Prabang - a UNESCO World Heritage site; peaceful Ban Pha Phet village;  breathtaking Khouang Xi Waterfalls to famous Ban Long Lao village and finish again in Luang Prabang city. The highlight of our tour is an overnight  homestay in a local village, which is an interesting experience for the whole family. In this tour you may add different travel activities to make the tour even more fun and enjoyable for both parents and children. It will be an unforgettable experience for your family in Laos.

Highlights

-       Discovering the charming and fascinating capital of Vientiane and visiting Wat Sisaket, Wat Prakeo, That

Luang Stupa.

-       Admiring the picturesque mountain landscape in Vang Vieng town.

-       Exploring famous Tham Jang cave which was used as a hideout from the Chinese invaders in the early 19th

century.

-       Viewing monks dressed in orange robes scurry in all directions carrying umbrellas to shade themselves from

the sun in Luang Prabang city.

-       Visiting the highlights of Luang Prabang, including Wat Visoun, the shrine of Wat Aham, the city’s oldest

temples of Wat Sene and Wat Mai.

-       Learning more about the culture and lifestyle of local villages.

-       Going souvenir shopping in Luang Prabang.

Day 1: Arrival – Vientiane

Pick-up from the airport and transfer to your centrally located hotel. After a short relax, we begin discovering the charming and fascinating capital with an interesting mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and American influences. We will visit major highlights including Wat Sisaket - the oldest temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the well-known Emerald Buddha Image. After that, we will explore Lao’s national icon - the precious and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa. Your family will have a chance to take some beautiful pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument that is known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. The Mekong riverside will be an ideal place to finish the first day by viewing the sunset. Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 2: Vientiane Vang Vieng

Our journey begins as we depart from Vientiane and drive along one of the most scenic routes in the whole of Asia to Vang Vieng - a small town which is nestled on a bend of the Nam Song River with its stunning scenery and limestone outcrops. After checking into your hotel, we will absorb the picturesque mountain landscape and explore the famous Tham Jang cave which was used as a hideout from the Chinese invaders in the early 19th century. Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Day 3: Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang

After breakfast, we depart early for our journey by road to Luang Prabang. While the road conditions are very poor, the stunning mountain scenery makes it worthwhile. Your family will arrive in Luang Prabang in the afternoon and have time to stroll around to catch the first glimpse of the sleepy town. This enchanting town with its gleaming temple roofs, fading colonial architecture and stunning mountain backdrop has been claimed by UNESCO to be “the best preserved traditional city in South East Asia”. Your family will be surprised by the little traffic on Luang Prabang’s roads and especially your children will be interested in seeing monks dressed in orange robes scurry in all directions, carrying umbrellas to shade themselves from the sun. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 4: Luang Prabang – City Tour

Today we will go on a city tour to discover the famous city. It is worth visiting the National Museum (closed Tuesdays) at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign. Then, we will explore some of the major highlights in this peaceful city, including the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun, the shrine of Wat Aham, the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and Wat Mai. Moreover, we will visit the magnificent Wat Xiengthong, its exterior architecture is remarkable with decorated guided stuccoes and doorways, a “tree of life” mosaic pattern set in coloured glass on the back wall and its three tiered roofs sweeping low to the ground, representing classical Lao architecture. A visit to Luang Prabang would be incomplete without ascending 329 steps to the top of Mount Phousi for an interesting exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa. Finally, we will visit the Night Market in which your kids can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by local and hill tribe people from the surrounds of Luang Prabang . Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 5: Luang Prabang – Ban Paklung – Adventure trekking packages

The extremely beautiful mountain region around Luang Prabang is perfect for your family to go on an adventurous trekking expedition. After having breakfast, your family will cross the mighty Mekong River and visit one of the famous caves in Luang Prabang before walking to local villages. It will be a wonderful chance for your kids to learn more about villagers' culture and lifestyle. After an enjoyable stop at Ban Pha Phet village, we continue our trek and embark on a boat for a leisurely trip to Paklung, where we are fortunate to be the guests of a friendly Lao family. In the evening, we will have dinner with them and experience the hospitality of the villagers. The accommodation is very simple and dormitory style with no western facilities. Overnight at homestay in Ban Paklung village.

Day 6: Ban Paklung – Khouang Si Waterfalls

After breakfast is served by the Lao family, we will begin our full day trek, using local tracks and passing through various hill villages from Ban Jong to Ban Long Phu. On arrival at Ban Saluen, we will cross the Mekong River again and walk towards the famous Khouangsi Waterfalls, where water tumbles over multi-tiered limestone formations into a cool and crystal clear pool. Your children will enjoy in swimming and bathing to relax after spending the day trekking. Overnight in Ban Thapene near Khouang Si Waterfall.

Day 7: Ban Long Phu – Ban Long Lao

After breakfast, we will continue venturing into breathtaking areas surrounding Luang Prabang. We will walk up mountainsides passing through forests, streams and rice fields. We arrive at Ban Long Lao village by late afternoon. Your family will have time to walk around this little village, observing the lifestyle of the local people. Your kids will have unforgettable experience when talking and play with the local children. Here, we will be honored guests at a villager’s home. Overnight at homestay in Ban Long Lao village.

Day 8: Ban Long Lao – Luang Prabang

In the morning, we will trek through several small hill villages to come to Ban Xieng Mouak. Here, we will be picked up by a local transport, a Tuk Tuk for a short drive back to Luang Prabang. The rest of the day is free at your leisure for your own exploration of the town and to go shopping. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 9: Luang Prabang – Departure

Your family will be free time for you to discover the town further or to relax before your transfer to the airport for departure.

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Prices vary frequently and significantly, depending on market factors, our specific discounts, your group size, hotel classes, full or half board basis, touring itinerary, and timing. While the first two are out of your control, the rest is up to your decision. Let's look at the table below:

 

Factors Group size Hotel classes Meals Touring itinerary Time of travel
Prices  $ $ $ $ $

 

General price policy: 

Tour prices get cheaper and cheaper as group size gets bigger and bigger. More people traveling together will reduce the prices

Staying in three starred hotels will reduce tour prices significantly, as accommodation accounts for a big share of total costs. We generally use hotels from three stars upwards.

Meals can be selected based on bread& breakfast; half board or full board. It is quite cheaper if you let us take care of your meals. However you can take a half board basis to experience the cuisine yourself.

The more sights you visit, the more tickets are bought and the more miles are run.

Selecting to travel in high seasons is generally 15-25% more expensive than in low seasons. However if you book a tour well in advance you will get rid of the risk

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