A week in Laos: Exploring serene Southeast Asian country

A week in Laos: Exploring serene Southeast Asian country

  • Luang Prabang
  • Vang Vieng
  • Vientiane
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    Explore the picturesque landscapes and cultural wonders of Laos on our 7-day journey. Discover the serene beauty of Luang Prabang, from its historic city to breathtaking waterfalls. Immerse yourself in adventure with kayaking and spelunking in Vang Vieng, then travel to the charming capital city of Vientiane. An unforgettable week awaits in Southeast Asia. 

    A week in Laos: Exploring serene Southeast Asian country
    What unique experiences await during your trip?
    • Luang Prabang's Cultural Charms: Explore the ancient city of Luang Prabang to experience its rich local culture.
    • Kuang Si Waterfalls' Natural Beauty: Be amazed by the serene Kuang Si Waterfalls, a breathtaking oasis.
    • Thrilling Vang Vieng Adventures: Get your adrenaline fix with kayaking and a visit to Tham Pou Kham Cave in Vang Vieng.
    • Scenic Train Journeys: Enjoy picturesque train rides between these amazing destinations, making your journey as memorable as the places you'll visit.
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    • Luang Prabang
    • Vang Vieng
    • Vientiane
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    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.).

    Your first day in the city will include visits to:

    • The Royal Palace Museum, constructed in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family.
    • Wat Mai Temple, renowned for its exquisite golden bas-reliefs and considered one of the city's most beautiful temples.
    • A climb to the top of Mount Phousi for a delightful exploration of the sacred and golden stupa, offering panoramic sunset views of the city and the Mekong River.
    • In the late afternoon, you will participate in a Baci ceremony with a local family. The Baci ceremony is a traditional Laotian ritual that symbolizes the spirituality of the country and provides participants with a deep understanding of Lao culture.
    • The day will conclude with dinner at a local family's home.

    You will return to the town for the night in Luang Prabang.

    After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer directly to Kuang Si, the largest waterfall in the Luang Prabang area. The pools here are perfect for swimming and are highly popular among both tourists and locals. It is also possible to walk to the nearby village of Ban Thapene and explore the hidden waterfalls, which are rarely visited by other tourists. If you wish, you can take a short visit to the Bear Rescue Center, which houses several dozen animals rescued from the hands of poachers and traffickers.

    On the way back to Luang Prabang, we will make a short visit to the Ock Pop Tock Craft Center. Here, weavers, spinners, and batik makers produce premium-quality fabrics. Free tours are offered every half hour.

    You'll have a free evening to explore Luang Prabang.

    Option: Take a walk or bike ride through the city to observe the unique Laotian tradition of offering alms to monks on the roadside. Laos is the only Buddhist nation to preserve this ritual. Afterward, make a brief visit to the local morning market near the Royal Palace. At the market, you can find a variety of products, from rice and fresh vegetables to steamed fish, frogs, and the day's catch, all laid out on the ground – this is an integral part of the daily life of local people and provides a genuine taste of local culture.

    Following breakfast, embark on a leisurely cruise upstream along the Mekong River, offering picturesque views of the tranquil countryside.

    Arrive at the enigmatic Pak Ou Caves, a 16th-century cave monastery filled with thousands of Buddha images, situated 25 kilometers north of Luang Prabang within the limestone cliffs overlooking the Mekong.

    Return to Luang Prabang, with a stop along the way at Ban Muang Keo, a village renowned for its traditional Lao rice whiskey distillation.

    Next, visit Ban Xangkhong, the village of the Thai Lue people, known for their arts and crafts. You will also explore the neighboring village of Ban Xienglek, where traditional Saa paper is produced.

    Overnight in Luang Prabang.

    Following your hotel breakfast, your day begins with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, housing a fascinating collection of artifacts. Our next destination is Wat Mai, a renowned temple featuring exquisite golden bas-reliefs, making it one of the town's most beautiful temples. Afterward, we will proceed to the train station for your journey to Vang Vieng. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to explore Tham Jang Cave.

    Afterward, we'll travel to Khmu Village, located just 10km north of Vang Vieng. Here, you'll receive training from experienced guides, and then we'll embark on our paddling adventure down the Nam Song River. We'll return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

    Begin your day with an early breakfast at the hotel, followed by a transfer to the train station for a short journey to Vientiane. Upon arrival, we will embark on an exploration of the capital's major attractions, starting with the ancient Wat Sisaket. On our way to visit Lao's national icon, the revered That Luang Stupa, we'll make a brief stop en route to capture some photos of the impressive Patuxay Monument. After the tour, we'll return to the hotel for some relaxation.

    A day dedicated to discovering the most remarkable cultural sites and historical monuments of Vientiane:

    • Ho Phrakeo - a former royal temple dating back to the time of the Lane Xang kingdom, now transformed into a national museum of sacred art.
    • The "Buddha Museum" at Vat Sisaket – the city's oldest temple, housing over ten thousand Buddha statues.
    • Buddha Park – an enchanting collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures located on the meadows of the Mekong River.

    After this exploration, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

    This marks the end of our 7-day trip in Laos!

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    The price shown does not include international flights and has been calculated based on a group of 4 people with standard accommodation. Kampá Tour offers private trips with personalized services. Prices vary depending on the season of travel, the category of services chosen, and, above all, the number of travelers. Please contact us to obtain the detailed program, price, and proposed services for your trip.
    This price includes:
    • Accommodation for the entire circuit, in hotels or with locals
    • Travel according to the program by private car
    • 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)
    • Government taxes currently in force (VAT, etc.)
    This price does not include:
    • International flights from your home
    • Visa fees, payable directly at the airport customs (see VISA)
    • Bank fees related to payment
    • Personal insurance
    • Personal beverages during meals: beer, Coca-Cola, fruit juice, etc.
    • Other meals not specified in the program
    • SIM card and mobile plans
    • Tips, personal expenses, and other services not mentioned in the "Our Included Services" section
    Our services
    Your accommodation:
    Bel Air Resort Luang Prabang
    Hôtel Sofitel Luang Prabang
    Vieng Tara Villa
    Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel
    Crowne Plaza Vientiane
    Salana Boutique Hotel
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    7 seater car
    16 seater car
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    Our Happy Customers

    Nadine, Marie, and her friends

    Nadine, Marie, and her friends

    23 MAY 2024 - Hello Mrs. Duong,
    As agreed, a little feedback on our stay. First of all, a big thank you for these wonderful holidays. Your country is magnificent with an endearing population.

    The guides were great, mastering French well. We give a rating of +++ to Vinh for the southern part.
    The proposed restaurants met our expectations, and we were able to enjoy the local cuisines.
    The drivers were attentive.
    The range of hotels chosen exceeded our expectations, and we appreciated it.
    The tour is very well designed, but we have a small remark: on day 6, we enjoyed it less. We felt like we were walking just for the sake of walking.
    A big thank you for the cake offered for Nadine's birthday. The passengers were also able to enjoy a nice piece of cake.

    We will not hesitate to advertise your agency.

    Best regards,
    Nadine and Gérard.

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    Mr. Pierre Pernots family

    Mr. Pierre Pernot's family

    06 MAY 2024 - Ms. Lan Duong, good morning

    As promised, I'm giving you feedback on our trip in May 2024 and if I had to give you an overall rating it would be 9/10.

    Let's start at the beginning the contact with your agency and yourself as well as the communication in French is excellent, your warm welcome as an experienced professional gives confidence, by your responsiveness which is maximum whether by email or WhatsApp reassures us even more, finally your formula to adapt as much as possible to the client's wishes is most pleasant, Or to simply take your tour organized according to the length of the client's stay, I discovered that the distances in the mountains are counted in hours and not in kilometers between the many bends or the fact of climbing passes it will take time.

    The prices charged are competitive and in line with the services offered and given for a 21-day tour in the north (budget to be added depending on the stages, lunch or dinner which remain very affordable

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    Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Marie Perou

    Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Marie Perou

    APRIL 2024 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

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    The adventure of traveling to Vietnam with the Kommer family

    The adventure of traveling to Vietnam with the Kommer family

    APRIL 2024 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

    MAR 2024 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

    MAR 2024 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 n

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    Chantal & Daniel

    Chantal & Daniel

    MAR 2024 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.

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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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    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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