Mekong Discovery

Pakse - Bolaven - Wat Phou - Khong Island - Don Daeng - Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves - Kuang Si Waterfalls - Vang Vieng - Vientiane - Buddha Park

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Laos Family Holidays are packed with a wide range of fascinating experiences and activities for all ages. This adventure surely offers you the chance to deeply explore Laos and the rusty life of local people in Mekong River basins. Travel with Laos Private Holidays now and explore how interesting this beautiful landlock country can offer

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Upon arrival at Pakse airport, you will be greeted by our guide and driver. He will accompany you to your hotel to check in and relax.

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

Treat yourself with a hearty breakfast at your hotel and then proceed to Bolaven Plateau on Laos Private Holiday’s vehicle

Bolaven Plateau, the dreamy eastern highland of Pakse, is famous for idyllic hilltribe villages and majestic waterfalls. 

En route, you will pay a visit to one of the most stunning waterfalls in Laos - Tad Lo – the common name for 3 beautiful waterfalls: Tad Lo, Tad Hang and Tad Soung.

In the afternoon, our tour ensues towards another 2 stunning waterfalls of Tad Yuang and Tad Fane, where you can have access to the untouched scenery in Laos.

Head to central Bolaven Plateau and visit a coffee/tea plantation en route.

Overnight in Bolaven Plateau

  • Meal: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Bolaven

The day starts with a delicious breaks followed by a drive to Champassak. En route, we make a stopover at Wat Phou – the most important structures of the Khmer Empire.

Afterwards, we head to the island of Ban Khone – home to the rare species Irrawaddy Dolphin.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Khong Island

After a fulfilling breakfast at the hotel, the tour starts with a cruise to Khone Phapheng Waterfall - one of the widest waterfalls in the world. There, you will be able to enjoy fresh atmosphere and have access to the untouched nature in Laos.

Once done at the waterfall, our guide will assist you for a transfer to Don Daeng. Upon arrival, you will check into your room and relax at your own leisure.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Don Daeng

Treat yourself with a delicious breakfast at your hotel; the morning is free at your own pace.

In the afternoon, you are picked up for a drive to Pakse airport to board your flight to Luang Prabang.

Upon arrival, our local guide will welcome and accompany you to your hotel in Luang Prabang to check in. The balance of the day is free at your own leisure after enjoying a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

After breakfast, the tour starts with a visit to a local vegetable market where you can witness an interesting trading scene of local people as well as a rich variety of products and specialties. Afterwards, we proceed to the former King’s Palace where we can get an insight of Lao history and culture. We then pay a visit to some outstanding temples of Wat Xieng Thong to learn more about Buddhism, architecture of this beautiful country.

The tour continues with a 2-hour upstream cruise on Mekong River towards Pak Ou Caves – home to thousands of Buddha statues and hidden images.

Once done at Pak Ou, our guide will take you to the local village of Ban Xang Hai where you can extend your knowledge about 2 unique kinds of Lao wine.

On the cruise back to Luang Prabang, we make a stopover at 2 impressive stupas of Wat Visoun and Wat Aham.

In the late afternoon, you will have a chance admire a stunning view over Luang Prabang and the countryside on the top of Phousi Mountain.

After returning to the hotel, you are free to relax or discover the city at your own pace.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

If you are an early riser, you will have a chance to witness the Alms giving ceremony – one of the most recognizable spectacle in Laos - 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 going shopping at the market, we proceed to some villages of Ban Qua, Ban Ou, Ban Thapene to discover more about local people’s life and unique customs.

The tour continues with a drive to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall to swim and relax in the dreamy turquoise water.

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

Breakfast will be served at the hotel. The tour starts with a drive to Vang Vieng through majestic limestone landscape. On the way, we make a few stopovers at local villages to stretch our legs, relax and meet friendly ethnic people.

You will have a chance to explore Tham Jang Cave and a idyllic village of Ban Huai Ngai.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Vang Vieng

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, we start driving 15km to Tham Xang – a stunning cave lying on the bank of Nam Song River where you can admire its impressive limestone formation. The next cave to see is Tham Nam where you can take a boat ride through a giant house of stalactites and stalagmites.

A BBQ lunch will be served at our private hut en route.  

Once finished lunch, we drive to Ban Vieng Sa Mai – the starting point of our kayaking trip in dry season.

After listening to kayaking and safety instructions, we will paddle downstream Nam Song River through breathtaking scenery of the area to a lot of small rapids and the interesting Zip Line area in Tham None. 

We paddle downstream the Mekong back to Vang Vieng before sunset.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Vang Vieng

After filling yourself up with a delicious meal at the hotel, you are free to relax or discover the town at your own pace.

In the afternoon, we start transfer to Vientiane. It will take us about 3 hours to get to the city through beautiful landscape of Lao countryside. We make a stopover en route at the local market of Thalat where you can relax, go shopping and observe the bustling trading scene of hill tribe people.

On arrival in Vientiane, we will check into hotel rooms, relax and stay overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane

After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, get ready for an exciting Vientiane city tour.

We begin by a visit to Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Sisaket – 2 of the most beautiful temples in Vientiane, where you will have a chance to admire unique architecture and learn more about Buddhism in the country 

Proceed to Pha That Luang. Listen to the guide as he surely offers you an insight into the history of this golden stupa – an impressive symbol of Laos.

Next on this honeymoon tour in Laos will be the Patuxai Monument, of which top guarantees you an astonishing panorama of Vientiane and its idyllic outskirts.

Afterwards, you have time to go shopping at Talat Sao Market – home to local good, traditional clothes, souvenirs, Lao specialties. 

Later in the afternoon, the tour continues with a 25-kilometer drive towards Buddha Park – home to hundreds of Buddha statues and mysterious structures.

Return to the hotel and relax at your leisure before escaping into the world of dreams

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane

As all good things must come to an end, your last day in Laos starts with a hearty breakfast at the hotel. After that, you are free to relax or go shopping until getting 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
Don Daeng La Folie Lodge
Bolaven Plateau Tad Fan Resort Tad Lo Lodge
4000 Islands Sala Done Khone Senesothxeun Hotel

In

Luang Prabang
Vientiane
Vang Vieng
Pakse
Don Daeng
Bolaven Plateau Tad Fan Resort
4000 Islands Sala Done Khone
Luang Prabang Villa Chitdara
Vientiane Lao Orchid
Vang Vieng Villa Vang Vieng Riverside
Pakse Pakse Hotel
Don Daeng
Bolaven Plateau Tad Lo Lodge
4000 Islands Senesothxeun Hotel
Luang Prabang Luang Say Residence
Vientiane Salana Boutique Hotel
Vang Vieng
Pakse Champasak Grand
Don Daeng La Folie Lodge
Bolaven Plateau
4000 Islands
Luang Prabang La Residence Phou Vao
Vientiane Settha Palace
Vang Vieng
Pakse
Don Daeng
Bolaven Plateau
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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