An Epic 16-Day Adventure Through Laos

An Epic 16-Day Adventure Through Laos

  • Luang Prabang
  • Muang Sing
  • Houei Xay
  • Pakbeng
  • Vang Vieng
  • Vientiane
  • Parkse
  • Siphandon
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  • Laos 16 Days
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    On this 16-day trip to Laos, you will visit the country's most beautiful temples from Luang Prabang to Wat Phou, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    An Epic 16-Day Adventure Through Laos
    What unique experiences await during your trip?
    • Explore Laos' Most Beautiful Temples from Luang Prabang to Wat Phou, UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
    • Marvel at Stunning Waterfalls, including Koaung Sy.
    • Uncover the History of the Plain of Jars, an Impressive Archaeological Site in Xieng Khouang.
    • Discover the 4000 Islands Region of the Mekong River, with Possible Freshwater Dolphin Sightings.
    • You can choose to extend the trip to Vietnam or Cambodia.
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    • Luang Prabang
    • Muang Sing
    • Houei Xay
    • Pakbeng
    • Vang Vieng
    • Vientiane
    • Parkse
    • Siphandon
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    Program description

    Upon arrival in Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of the Lanxang kingdom, you will receive a warm welcome from the local French-speaking guide. Afterward, you will check in at the hotel (with rooms available from 2:00 p.m.).

    Rest of the day is free for your relaxation or personal discovery of the city.

    In the afternoon, you can have a free walk through the old neighborhood of Sisavangvong, explore its very classic night bazaar, or buy textile products from local minorities.

    Stay the night in hotel in Luang Prabang.

    Early wake-up, take a walk or bike ride through the city to witness Laotians offering alms to monks along the roadside. Return to the hotel for breakfast, then embark on a guided walking tour of the city, exploring its UNESCO-classified architectural diversity:

    • Traditional Laotian houses are typically built from tropical hardwood or bamboo and are raised on stilts.
    • Half-wood, half-cement houses were constructed after the French arrived.
    • Traditional French colonial buildings resemble those found in Vietnam and Cambodia.
    • Old Chinese shops served both commercial and residential purposes.

    In the afternoon, explore Luang Prabang's cultural and historical landmarks:

    • Wat Sene - the city's oldest temple.
    • Wat Aham - a significant sanctuary dedicated to Laotian ancestors.
    • Wat Visoun with its impressive Sinhalese-style stupa.
    • The magnificent Wat Xieng Thong temple with its sweeping roofs.
    • The Royal Palace showcasing personal items of the royal family.

    Late afternoon, climb Phousi Mountain for a panoramic view of the city nestled among the mountains.
    Overnight stay in a hotel.

    Depart by road towards Oudomxay, approximately 4 hours from Luang Prabang. Along the way, visit various highland villages and tribal communities such as the Ikho, H'mong, Black Thai, Red Thai, and Kalom Thai.

    In the afternoon, continue the journey to Luang Namtha, the capital of the northwest highlands.

    Arrive in Luang Namtha late in the afternoon and check-in at the hotel.

    Overnight in Luang Namtha.

    Continue the road to Muang Sing - a small town near the Chinese border, Muong Singe was the center of opium trade until the 1960s.

    Upon arrival, visit the city with the very interesting Ethnographic Museum, the typical Lu Thai temples, and some remnants of French colonial presence.

    Overnight in Muang Sing.

    In the morning, visit the Phonesavanh market where different tribes from the area come to exchange their products. Next, embark on a day trip to explore the minority villages around Muang Sing.

    Hike through landscapes of gentle hills, green rice fields, orchards, dirt roads, visit Ban Don Chai village of the Tai Lue minorities, Ban Pha Kha, Ban Sai Leck, Ban Jong Kha... of the Akha minorities, discovering their original architecture with tall wooden houses on stilts, long balconies loaded with textiles and clothing. Encounter with women spinning and weaving beautiful garments.

    Return to Muang Sing by the end of the day.

    Overnight in a hotel.

    Depart for Huay Xai via Luang Namtha. Along the way, visit villages of different ethnicities: Ban Lak Khammai, Ban Kolakham, Ban Thin That.

    Arrive in Huay Xai by the end of the day. Overnight in Huay Xai.

    Board a junk for a Mekong River cruise (note: from May to September: departures on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays). Stop at an authentic village along the shore, an opportunity to meet ethnic minorities.

    Lunch on board with traditional Laotian food.

    Arrival in Pakbeng, check-in at the hotel.

    After breakfast, take a boat excursion on the Mekong River to reach Luang Prabang through pristine landscapes.

    At the confluence of the Nam Ou and Mekong rivers, visit the sacred Pak Ou caves housing thousands of Buddha statues.

    Return to Luang Prabang, overnight in a hotel.

    After breakfast, travel to Vang Vieng, a small town on the banks of the Nam Song River in an idyllic setting. Known as the "Laos' Halong Bay", Vang Vieng is an ideal destination for nature lovers.

    Stop along the way at villages and local minority markets. Enjoy local lunch en route.

    Arrive in Vang Vieng by late afternoon, accommodation in a riverside bungalow.

    Overnight in a hotel.

    Take a walking tour to discover the ethnic villages and rice fields around Vang Vieng. Kayak along the Nam Song River, stopping at the limestone caves along the banks.

    In the afternoon, transfer to Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Check-in at the hotel.

    Stay the night in Vientiane.

    Today is dedicated to discovering the most notable cultural and historical landmarks of Vientiane:

    • Phat That Luang - a symbol of Buddhism and Laotian sovereignty, one of the country's most sacred monuments.
    • Ho Phrakeo - former royal temple from the Lane Xang kingdom era, now converted into a national museum of sacred art.
    • The "Buddha Museum" at Wat Sisaket - the city's oldest temple with over ten thousand Buddha statues.
    • Patouxai, the Asian Arc de Triomphe.
    • Buddha Park, also known as Xieng Khuan, this unusual park is filled with over 200 Buddhist and Hindu statues.

    Overnight in a hotel.

    Fly to Pakse, the capital of southern Laos. Upon arrival, meet with the local guide and transfer to Tad Lo, located in the northeastern part of the Bolaven Plateau, rich in cash crops such as tea, coffee, cardamom, vegetables, and fruits. Explore the plateau and visit Pha Suam, Tad Lo, and Tad Fane waterfalls.

    Option to enjoy a refreshing swim or hike to the top of the waterfalls for incredible views of the surroundings.

    Overnight in Tad Fane.

    Travel to Champasak Province, known for the pre-Angkorian site of Wat Phou.

    Upon arrival, explore the ruins of the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Phou located at the foot of Phou Kao mountain.

    Known as an important historical site in Indochina, Wat Phou represents the origins of the Khmer civilization long before the rise of Angkor.

    Continue to Khong Island, the largest in the Si Phan Don archipelago, the 4000 islands.

    Overnight on Khong Island.

    Spend the day exploring the Siphandon region, a unique world where land meets water at the southern tip of Laos where the Mekong River divides into myriad branches forming a maze of islands and islets.

    Boat trip to various green islands to immerse in the delta's daily life. Stop at Don Khone, Done Det, and Done Som islands. Meet the hospitable locals living off rice farming, coconut, fishing, and silk weaving.

    Depending on the time, there's a chance to spot Irrawaddy dolphins, freshwater dolphins that still inhabit downstream Mekong waters in Cambodian territory.

    Overnight on Khone Island.

    Descend to the lower Mekong course near the Cambodian border to visit the impressive Khone Pha Pheng waterfall, the most beautiful along the 4,350 km Mekong River journey from the Tibetan Plateau to the South China Sea.

    Return to Pakse in the afternoon.

    Overnight in a hotel.

    Free time to rest or for any last-minute shopping before transfer to the airport for departure flight.

    See you next time!

    Thuy DO, 41 years old
    Thuy DO, 41 years old
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    • English-speaking guide for the visits mentioned in the program
    • All activities mentioned in the program, including entrance fees to tourist sites
    • Economy class domestic flights with airport taxes included
    • Meals mentioned in the program
    • Bottle of water during guided tours (2 x 500ml/traveler/day)
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    Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Marie Perou

    Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Marie Perou

    The rest of the journey went very well until Pu Long, largely thanks to Thien who quickly understood what we wanted to see (amazing hikes) and what we wanted to experience in our interactions with the minority ethnic groups. Thanks to our guide, we had many warm exchanges and shared beautiful emotions over tea, fruits, and bong gao in their humble homes. Unforgettable experiences in the villages of tiles, knives, incense, and weaving.

    An opportunity for great happiness to experience the Than Minh festival proposed by Thien.

    Thank you for the foot massage, which was a pure moment of relaxation... It made us want to book a full body massage upon our return from Pu Long.

    We are truly delighted with our journey in the North, although we missed the good weather a bit.

    A word also about our driver, who was extremely careful on the mountain roads and always provided valuable assistance with a smile for his passengers.

    Looking forward to continuing towards Halong Bay tomorrow.

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    Xenia Kommer's Family Travel Diary

    [29/3/24]: Tony and the driver are great! And everything we've seen and done too 😊

    [1/4/24]: Hello! We are back from the boat in Halong Bay. It was very beautiful! I didn't tell you that we ate crickets last 😁 week In Tam Coc the boys played football with children from there 😉

    [3/4/24]: Hello, we arrived safely in Hoi An today. Everything is great, the hotel is very nice. Yesterday the boys swam in the Hue😉 River

    [5/4/24]: Hoi An diving, I don't do it but the boys love it 😃

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    The Alzarral family with their friends

    The Alzarral family with their friends

    To begin with, thank you for this wonderful trip that you organized for us. Thank you to Huan, Kien and Ms. Chau for conveying the love of their country to us. Bus drivers were also safe in this traffic.

    After the discussion among all the participants in the trip, we send you these observations:

    Guide: 5/5⭐
    Drivers 5/5⭐
    Bus:4/5⭐
    Hotel: 4.9/5⭐ (slightly small breakfast room at the Sanouva Hotel in Saigon).
    Choice of restaurant by guides: 5/5⭐
    Transfer by plane: 5/5⭐
    Choice of visits:5/5⭐
    Organization of the agency: 5/5⭐

    Thank you, Mrs. TRANG VU, for your warm welcome at the agency and for your willingness to organize our trip. We also thank Bao for his kindness and for the short documentary on YouTube. You can count on us to really appreciate your skills.

    Thanks again for everything 😘😘

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    Mrs. Silvia and her husband

    Mrs. Silvia and her husband

    Peru

    Greetings from Lima, guys! We just got home and we don't even feel tired! I still have the energy to keep going, haha!
    Now, let's talk about the North. In February, from Hanoi to Ha Long, there is a lot of drizzle. I suggest other visitors always carry a fine raincoat when they go. Luckily, it didn't alter our plan much. We enjoyed the coffee with egg and the bun cha. Ms. Nhung knew all the perfect places to eat, without worrying about finding available places, and at good prices! I'll send you some great photos from Hanoi!
    But, the most amazing thing was the experience on the Mekong! Just perfect. We loved Mr. Nguyen; He had an in-depth knowledge of the place, which made us enjoy it to the fullest. He also shared a lot of interesting things about the Vietnamese and their current and current culture, not just theory.
    The hotels were ok, no complaints. This trip makes us think of Cambodia and Thailand with our friends in the future (still wishes)
    I think that's enough for now. See y

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    Chantal & Daniel

    Chantal & Daniel

    Hello Mrs. Huyen and all her team,

    We had dreamed it, we had prepared our trip with the guides, and now we are back, with the images still fresh in our minds.

    Thank you and congratulations for this perfect organization, despite the fact that a flight was delayed a day at the last minute. We found our guides and drivers as planned, the guides were friendly, spoke perfect Spanish, the "busy" program was respected.

    Recounting our journey could become a real novel, so we will talk about the main points. Now, worry before leaving because the guides said that we should avoid the Tet period, that for the lunar new year everything was closed, anyway what joy, flowers, decorations, events everywhere.

    👉Hanoi, staying in the center, after a tour of the city, and a visit to Kampa Tour, a well-deserved siesta, we set off on foot (without a guide) through the narrow streets (thanks to the GPS to find the hotel).

    👉The next day, visits to museums, great water puppet show.

    👉Day 3:

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    The Le Boucher family

    The Le Boucher family

    French

    February 15-28, 2024 -
    "Hello, the trip is going very well. Yesterday I grew rice. A symbol and a source of pride for me, I would even say one of the goals of this trip. Thank you"

    "The work in the rice paddies is already well underway...we are lucky to see the peasants in full activity, it is really enriching to learn about your way of life. A 12km walk today was an intense moment. ​​"

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    The Diego Family

    The Diego Family

    Mexico

    January 2024

    We're on the flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok. I'm writing these lines because I'm eager to share more details about the trip, in addition to praising the services (hotels, restaurants, etc.) that I mentioned during the call in Vietnam.

    Visiting the Angkor Wat temple complex is worth it. When we entered, we felt like we were becoming tiny people. It was a very surprising experience. On the second day, when we arrived at the lakeside village of Kompong Khleang, the scenery isn't beautiful, but it showcases the culture of the people, which is very interesting. The tour guide in Cambodia is very good, has a good sense of humor, and is always willing to explain everything coherently. So we didn't respond to the message immediately.

    The continuity between the visit to Cambodia and the conclusion of the trip in Vietnam is certainly very reasonable. The number of days for visiting is also appropriate. In addition to following our itinerary, we also made use of our free t

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    Mr. Sebastian Rodriguez and his friends

    Mr. Sebastian Rodriguez and his friends

    January 2024 - The trip went well. We had memorable experiences in Asia with your team, the guides, and even the driver. Everything went smoothly, from the weather to the services (meals, accommodations) you arranged for us. Here are more details:

    The first week in Vietnam was very good. We loved the egg coffee. Vietnamese cuisine is very diverse, and it was great because we had time to try most of the typical dishes: pho, bun cha, cao lau, and banh mi. The Old Quarter of Hanoi has an ancient beauty, but it's still a bit noisy. The cyclo experience was very reasonable and helped us not get bored while going to Hoi An, also to the Old Quarter, but to explore it by bikes. Ha Long Bay is very beautiful. The cruise was excellent.

    The next part of the trip was in Cambodia, where we had truly amazing moments in front of the ruins of Angkor Wat. The tour guide in Cambodia was very detailed in everything we wanted to know. A few days in Cambodia are enough.

    The end of the trip was in

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    Mrs and Mr SCHAMP

    Mrs and Mr SCHAMP

    France

    Dec 23, 2023 - We came back enchanted from our trip to Vietnam as a couple. Vietnam is a magnificent and endearing country.

    The inhabitants are very welcoming and kind. As soon as we got back, we were already looking forward to going back. This was our first trip to Asia. Thanks to Vietnam Découverte and above all to its highly competent team, and in particular Madame Thom Doan, we set off with great confidence, and we haven't regretted it. The organization is impeccable, the hotels are top-quality and the activities varied (visits, trekking, kayaking, cycling, etc.).

    The program was heavy, but we were able to split the tour into 17 days instead of 15, to take advantage of each region.

    What a pleasure it was to be accompanied in each region by a guide who spoke perfect French and knew the country very well. We were able to travel with complete peace of mind, letting ourselves be guided and driven without worrying about a thing.

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    The family of Mr. GEIGER

    The family of Mr. GEIGER

    France

    Dec 6, 2023 - What a superb trip! Complete satisfaction! Discovery of the NORTH and CENTRAL VIETNAM. A very well-organized journey by VIETNAM DISCOVERY; competence and kindness of our guide LUNA; We were warmly welcomed at the agency (beautiful structure) by Mrs. THOM DOAN. The circuit and hotel services were fully in line with the program. We return with lots of beautiful memories and stunning images in our minds. Landscapes, temples, rice fields, Hmong villages, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An. We wholeheartedly recommend. BERNARD

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    Mrs Gisele Denaes and friends

    Mrs Gisele Denaes and friends

    France

    28 Octobre 2023 - Hello, we had good feedback. All my friends were satisfied with your services. I will come back to you if we decide to go back.
    Thanks again. I hope to see you soon.

    Gisele Denaes.

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    Hello, yes, the return trip went well. We appreciated the beauty of your country, its authenticity and the kindness of the inhabitants.
    Thank you for your warm welcome. Our guide Duc and the driver were excellent, very professional and very kind.

    Sincerely Agnès and Gilbert STRAUCH.

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    The Patricia Ait family

    The Patricia Ait family

    France

    November 13, 2023 - Our trip was simply extraordinary and wonderful. It was a lesson in life. It would not have been possible without Mrs. Duong Lan, our Vietnam découverte correspondent, who was always available and very attentive, and who proposed a personalized tour according to our needs, guiding us in our choices.
    The hotels were chosen with great care, and we really appreciated the home-stay accommodations, which gave us the chance to share special moments with the families. 
    Our driver, Phong, young and careful, was wonderful and very kind. Our guide, Hiep, "a walking encyclopedia of Vietnam", knew northern Vietnam and its history inside out. He was very committed, a good listener and had great human qualities to match his skills.

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