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Day 1 - International Arrival, Luang Prabang

Welcome to Luang Prabang! Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and escorted to check in the hotel. After a short break, climb up to the summit of Mt. Phousi which is 150 metres above the centre of town to enjoy a marvelous view of surrounding landscape of the Luang Prabang and the breathtaking sun set over Mekong River. You may explore the night market on your own. 

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Mt. Phousi
Mt. Phousi
Accommodation: Luang Prabang Villa Santi Hotel

Day 2 - Luang Prabang Sightseeing

Get up early to observe the Buddhist Alms Giving Ceremony  at 5:40am, if you like. The spiritual and peaceful ceremony is one of the most sacred Lao traditions. It gives you a wonderful opportunity to understand the local's piety towards their religion. Then go back to the hotel for breakfast.  After breakfast, you will pay a visit to Wat Aham, Wat Visoun and Wat Mai. Then continue to visit the Royal Palace Museum

in the afternoon, you will go to visit a local village of Lao minority groups at Ban Ouay Village. The following is the beautiful Khouang Si Waterfalls where you can splash around in the turquoise pools or wander around in the forest trails. Back to the city in late afternoon to catch the sunset at Wat Phabath.

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Kuang Si waterfall
Kuang Si waterfall
Wat Aham
Wat Aham
 Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham
Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham
Wat Visoun
Wat Visoun
Royal Palace Museum
Royal Palace Museum
Wat Pha Bath
Wat Pha Bath
The Buddhist Alms Giving Ceremony
The Buddhist Alms Giving Ceremony
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Luang Prabang Villa Santi Hotel

Day 3 - Luang Prabang Sightseeing

This morning, you will enjoy a local boat ride up the Mekong River to discover the life along the river. You will find how important the River plays a role in the daily life of the villages settled along the Mekong. You can observe the daily activities of the fishermen, how they throw their nets in an elegant arm gestures.

After two hours’ upstream cruise, you will disembark to visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, which are filled with thousands of gold-lacquered Buddha statues of various sizes and shapes crammed into the cave nestled in a limestone cliff.

After visiting, you will be driven back to Luang Prabang. En route, you will stop at village of Ban Xanghai and Ban Xang Khong that are famous for making traditional rice-wine and traditional handicrafts.

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Pak Ou Caves
Pak Ou Caves
Mekong River
Mekong River
Ban Xanghai
Ban Xanghai
Ban Xang Khong
Ban Xang Khong
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Luang Prabang Villa Santi Hotel

Day 4 - Luang Prabang - Xieng Khouang

After breakfast, you will be driven through the wonderful natural scenery to Xieng Khouang. Along the way, you will have lots of opportunities to taking photos. And you will visit hill tribal villages

Visit the breathtaking the Site 1 of Plain of Jars, when you arrive in Xieng Khouang, which is claimed to be built over 1,500 years ago and of profound importance.


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Plain of Jars
Plain of Jars
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Xieng Khouang Phouchan Resort

Day 5 - Xieng Khouang Sightseeing

Experience the local life in the Central Market this morning. Then pay a visit to the UXO MAG Exhibition Room and Site 2 of Plain of Jars. Then have a scenic trekking to Site 3, and visit villages of Tai Dam people and Lao Leum people. 

After lunch, you will take a trip to the old capital of Muang Khoun and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hill tribe and Tai Dam people.


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Plain of Jars
Plain of Jars
UXO MAG Exhibition Room
UXO MAG Exhibition Room
Muang Khoun
Muang Khoun
Meals: Breakfast,Dinner
Accommodation: Xieng Khouang Phouchan Resort

Day 6 - Xieng Khouang - Vientiane

Take a short flight to Vientiane in the morning. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Today, you will visit the major sights of the capital, including the oldest temple- Wat Sisaket, famous for its cloister wall housing thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple Wat Pra kaew, which originally constructed as the Lao royal family’s personal chapel and it houses the famous Emerald Buddha Image.

En route to Lao’s national symbol That Luang Stupa and you will have a chance to take pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, well known as Vientiane’s Arc de Triumph. 

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That Luang Stupa
That Luang Stupa
Wat Sisaket
Wat Sisaket
Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew
Patuxay Monument
Patuxay Monument
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Lao Plaza Hotel

Day 7 - Vientiane - Pakse

Take an early morning flight to Pakse. On arrival, you’ll head for Saravanh province via Tateng Village.  Stopover en route to see the locals making coffee and tea  - have a cup of either before exploring the way of life and cultures along the way to Boloven Plateau Area

When arrive at  Tad Lo Waterfall, you will  visit the villages of Alak, Nge, Katu ethnic minority group. Return to the town in the late afternoon. 

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Tateng Village
Tateng Village
Tad Lo Waterfall
Tad Lo Waterfall
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Champasak Grand Hotel

Day 8 - Pakse - Khong Island

After breakfast, drive about 1 hour to the pre-angkorian Ruins of Wat Phu, a fantastic place giving a great taste of Khmer temples.

Then continue your way to 4000 Islands Region and Khong Island. Life moves quite slowly here, like a boat being paddled against the flow on the Mekong. Rest of the day is at leisure. Being lazy on the beautiful beach might be a good choice.

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Khong Island
Khong Island
Wat Phu
Wat Phu
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Pon Arena Hotel

Day 9 - Khone Island - Pakse

In the morning, have a sightseeing of the surrounding countryside. Then board on a long tail boat sailing to Khone Island area and visit Liphi Waterfall, "the Devil’s Corridor". 

Then you will return to the mainland at Ban Nakasang before driving further south to visit Khone Falls, one of the largest and most powerful waterfalls in Southeast Asia. Transfer back to Pakse in the later afternoon. 

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Liphi Waterfall
Liphi Waterfall
Khone Falls
Khone Falls
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Champasak Grand Hotel

Day 10 - Pakse, Departure

Free at leisure till your guide and driver meets you and escorts you to the airport for your international flight back to your sweet home.

Meals: Breakfast

What's included The Price above is based on two people sharing.

AccommodationInternational-standard
Day1-3 Luang Prabang Villa Santi Hotel
Day4-5 Xieng Khouang Phouchan Resort
Day6 Lao Plaza Hotel
Day7,9 Champasak Grand Hotel
Day8 Pon Arena Hotel

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Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)

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    Handpicked hotels with good service and spacious room.

  • Super nice location

    Downtown location with convenient transportation and many good restaurants nearby.

TransportPrivate & Air-conditioned

All mentioned internal flights, trains, and cruises

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GuidePrivate & Professional

Expert English-speaking local guide

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All meals specified in the itinerary

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Bottles of drinking water and cold towels per guest per day

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ExcursionsAll listed in the above Itnerary

All excursions specified in the itinerary

All entrance fees specified in the itinerary

What's Excluded
Flights

Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.

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James P

We were able to customize the sites we wanted to see from their suggested Laos itinerary. We were very pleased with UME Travel! :-) Our guide David is the best fulltime tour guide we have seen with great personality and well educated. looking forward my next trip with UME !

Fiona W

A lot of people think they can do things by themselves when it comes to Laos but we found that with ume travel you get to see not only the best places but also a lot of the hidden areas that alone you may not have even realised was there, especially those fantastic stories behind this. My boyfriend is really into archology and culture. We have a fantastic time!

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If you're looking to see the best and local Laos and find out more about the Lao people, this is for you. UME did the whole arrangements, and our guides Jack and Kevin for showing us a fantastic time!

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