Laos Tour from South to North

Pakse - Wat Phou - Khong Island - Bolaven - Vientiane - Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang

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The adventure takes you to a variety of beautiful attractions in Laos to learn more about the country’s history and culture. Furthermore, you will also have chance to visit idyllic villages, meet local ethnic people and join in a wide range of interesting activities.

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On arrival in Pakse, you will be picked up by our guide and driver to the hotel to check in and relax at your own leisure

  • Meals: N/A
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Pakse

After breakfast, the tour starts with a drive to Champassak. On the way, we pay a visit to Wat Phou to learn more about Khmer architecture and religion. 

Our vehicle continues heading towards Nagasang for a drive to the beautiful island of Ban Khone – home to one of the rarest species on earth – the Irrawaddy Dolphin.

Overnight in Ban Khone

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Ban Khone

After breakfast, you will be picked up by our guide and boatman for a cruise to lowland Lao village where you can observe the process of producing rice paper and rice noodles. We then pay a visit to the fishing village of Ban Thapho to see local people making hats with palm leaves, and another local village weaving bamboo baskets. Lunch will be prepared at a local house nearby.

In the afternoon, we visit the islands of Don Xang and Don Tan and cruise back to the biggest island in 400 islands – Don Khong by sunset.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Khong Island

Breakfast will be served at the hotel. The tour starts with a boat trip to Khone Phapheng Waterfall – one of the largest of its kind in the world. You will have a chance to pass by a lot of rapids and stunning spectacles en route. 

In the late afternoon, we drive to our hotel in Bolaven, check in, relax and stay overnight there. 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Bolaven

Today’s itinerary is dedicated to a visit to Tad Fan, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Laos. The tour offers you a lot of photo opportunities as we will pass by stunning vegetable, fruit, tea, and coffee fields. 

You will also have a chance to discover lesser-known areas in Laos and visit a lot of ethnic villages of Alak, Nge, Katu.

In the afternoon, we return to Pakse for the flight to Vientiane.

Check into hotel in Vientiane, relax and stay overnight 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane

After breakfast at the hotel, our city tour starts with a visit to some outstanding attractions in Vientiane such as Wat Phra Keo – famous for Emerald Buddha Image, Wat Sisaket – home to thousands of Buddha images, Pha That Luang – the country’s stunning symbol, Talat Sao Market, and Patuxai – a beautiful structure at the heart of the city – of which top allows you to see an breathtaking panorama of the city and its tranquil outskirts.

In the afternoon, our trip continues with a 25-km drive to the famous Buddha Park, where you can admire the beauty of over 200 unique statues of Buddha, Godheads, animals and Lucifer. 

We come back to our hotels to relax at your own leisure.  

Meals on your own, overnight at the hotel

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane

After breakfast, we drive 3 hours to Vang Vieng. We make a stopover at the fishing village of Ban Houeimo to observe the rustic life of local people in Laos.

On arrival in Vang Vieng, we have a 15-km drive north to Nam Song River to see the stunning Tham Xang Cave (Elephant Cave).

After passing through idyllic farms, rice paddies and villages, you will reach the next stop - Water Cave or Tham Nam, where you can freely swim in its cool fresh water and discover the cave’s untamed beauty.

Once done at the caves, you will have a chance to experience Zip Lining at the area of Tham None Cave and kayaking back to Vang Vieng.

Relax and stay overnight at hotel in Vang Vieng

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Vang Vieng

Breakfast will be served early at the hotel. After that, we start to drive north to Luang Prabang through idyllic landscape with terraced paddies and hill villages. We make a stopover at the village of Muang Xieng Nguen en route before reaching Luang Prabang. 

Overnight in Luang Prabang

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Breakfast will be served at the hotel. We then have an interesting Luang Prabang city tour.

We pay a visit to the vegetable market and the former King’s Palace.

After that, we cruise upstream on Mekong River about 2 hours towards the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, where you can see a lot of ancient Buddha images carved into stunning rock formations.

Once done at the caves, we continue visiting the village of Ban Xang Hai to learn more about 2 main kinds of Lao wine – Lau Lao and Lau Hai and observe activities of local villagers.

We cruise back to Luang Prabang and stop at Wat Visoun Stupa and Wat Aham Shrine to sightsee and relax.

Once reached Luang Prabang, you will have a chance to admire sunset as well as the stunning panorama of the city and its peaceful outskirt on the top of the famous Phousi Mountain.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

If you can wake u early in the morning, you will have chance to see the one-of-a-kind alms giving ceremony when thousands of local monks walked in lines in Luang Prabang streets to be given foods and offerings from local people.

Breakfast will be served at the hotel. You will then be picked up by our guide and driver for a visit to the morning Phosi Market where you can see a lot of local products and specialties of the country such as dried buffalo skin, poultry, vegetables, hill-tribe weavings.

After the market, you will have chance to visit some villages of Ban Qua, Ban Ou, Ban Thapene where you can discover more about local people’s life and unique customs.

Once done at the villages, the tour continues with a drive to the beautiful Kuangsi Waterfall to swim and relax in the dreamy turquoise water.

We then drive back to Luang Prabang and pay a short visit to the villages of Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xienglek to see how local people make Jute Sar Paper.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

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

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

List of hotels we use: Best price, strategic locations, carefully-checked.

In Laos

Hotel
Category
Destination
Budget 3 - Star 4 - Star 5 - Star
Luang Prabang Villa Chitdara Luang Say Residence La Residence Phou Vao
Vientiane Lao Orchid Salana Boutique Hotel Settha Palace
Vang Vieng Villa Vang Vieng Riverside
Pakse Pakse Hotel Champasak Grand
4000 Islands Sala Done Khone Senesothxeun Hotel

In

Luang Prabang
Vientiane
Vang Vieng
Pakse
4000 Islands Sala Done Khone
Luang Prabang Villa Chitdara
Vientiane Lao Orchid
Vang Vieng Villa Vang Vieng Riverside
Pakse Pakse Hotel
4000 Islands Senesothxeun Hotel
Luang Prabang Luang Say Residence
Vientiane Salana Boutique Hotel
Vang Vieng
Pakse Champasak Grand
4000 Islands
Luang Prabang La Residence Phou Vao
Vientiane Settha Palace
Vang Vieng
Pakse
4000 Islands

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or double room with daily breakfast 
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle 
  • Boat trip to Pak Ou Cave
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Meals where mentioned (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • International flight tickets
  • Laos visa
  • Single supplement surcharge
  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • Drinks, other than water on activity days
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

Kt Wong Kwok Tai Wong

Hong Kong SAR China

"Great Experiences!"

December 2017

Kamea is a very good expert and she could be able to answer all my questions about Laos. And, she is so good to help me solve a lot of problems (i.e. local sim cards - quite affordable and all the river-view rooms, etc.,). We ... More +

Marie Patricia Geurts

Australia

"Brilliant Services!"

Octorber 2017

Both my son and I have been extremely happy with the personal tour booked. Both the tour guides exceptional! We felt really looked after, and as the tour was designed especially for us - very spoilt. The accommodation was superb, staff amazing - could not ... More +

Linda Anne Snyman

South Africa

"Amazing!"

July 2017

We had an absolute wonderful time. Every day or event was more than we expected. We were very impressed with our guides, our tour plan, our hotels, our transport and transfers and the good service we got from Kamea. Nothing was ever a problem, she ... More +

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