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LA07: 10 Days Vientiane - Phou Hin Boun National Park - Ban Tiou Village - Savannakhet - Pakse - Bolaven Plateau - Don Khong - Pakse

Tour Type: Private customized tour, with professional tour guide and driver
Hotel: 3 to 4-star well selected hotels, or open to your own choice
Highlights:

  • Visit Pha That Luang to learn about the Buddhist culture in Laos.
  • Get an insight into the growing and making process of tea and coffee.
  • Appreciate the picturesque natural views of the Four Thousand Islands.
  • Enjoy the spectacular scenes of several grand waterfalls.

Itinerary
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Day 1: Vientiane arrival, Airport pick-up
On arrival at Vientiane airport, you will be picked up by your local guide and driver and then be escorted to check into a well selected downtown hotel. For the rest of the day, you can take a good rest and get ready for the upcoming Laos journey.

Accommodation: Lao Poet Hotel (4 stars)

Day 2: Vientiane highlights with the Buddha Park
Your Laos tour package will start with the National Museum, where you will see many precious cultural relics and learn about Laos' history. Then we will move forward to Wat Si Saket, the oldest temple in Vientiane featuring the Siamese and Khmer architectural characteristics, Haw Phra Kaeo, which is famous for its delicate wood carvings, as well as Pha That Luang, which is praised as a holy land of Buddhism. Later, we will climb Patuxai, which was built for celebrating the Lao's independence. 

In the afternoon, you will be guided to the Buddha Park to appreciate various Buddha sculptures.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Lao Poet Hotel (4 stars)

  • Wat Si Saket in Vientiane
    Wat Si Saket in Vientiane
  • Patuxai Monument in the centre of Vientiane,Laos
    Patuxai Monument in Vientiane
Day 3: Vientiane full day trip to Phou Hin Boun National Park
After breakfast, we will drive southwards along Road 13 to explore the Phou Hin Boun National Park. Under the company of your guide, you will visit Wat Prabath Phonsane, which is known as Temple of the Footprint of Buddha, Phou Hin Poun NPA (National Protected Area), which is famous for karst landscapes, forests and rice paddies. After the visit, you will be guided to Ban Tiou Village and then the rest of the day will be at your disposal.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Spring River Resort

Day 4: Full day countryside sightseeing with a cruise to Kong Lor cave
In the morning, we will set out to Kong Lor Cave by Sampan and then explore the cave on foot. After getting out of the cave from the other side, we will visit some local villages, where you will see the traditional local architecture and learn about their unique culture. At the end of day, your guide will lead you back to the hotel to have a good rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Spring River Resort

Day 5: Ban Tiou Village deep exploration with the Mahaxai Cave
After breakfast, we will drive to visit the Mahaxai Caves, an ancient Buddhist grottoes. There are still the lodging places for craftsmen and the altars for monks, which show the traces of the activities here. After finishing the visit, we will continue to drive to Savannakhet and your guide will help you check into the local hotel upon arrival.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Dao Savanh Hotel (3-4 stars)

  • A panoramic view view of Ban Tiou Village
    A panoramic view of Ban Tiou Village
Day 6: Private transfer to Pakse
After breakfast, we will drive to Pakse, which takes around 4 hours on the way. Upon arrival, you could either take some rest at the hotel or stroll around to feel the charming of this place.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Athena Hotel (3-4 stars)

Day 7: Pakse full day tour with Bolavens Plateau
In the morning, your guide will lead you to visit Bolavens Plateau, which is a large production base of coffee and tea. After that, we will view some spectacular waterfalls, including Tad Lo Waterfalls, Tad Yuang and Tad Fane Waterfalls. Today's activities will end with a tea or coffee plantation, giving you an insight into the growing and making process.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Athena Hotel (3-4 stars)

Day 8: Pakse half day visit, Transfer to Don Khong
In the morning, your guide will first escort you to tour Wat Phou, a stone temple complex in Khmer architectural style, then to visit Tomo Village and Oum Muong Forest Temple. After finishing the visit, we will head to check in at the hotel in Don Khong.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Pon Arena (3-4 stars)

  • Haw Phra Kaeo
    Unique architectural style of the temple
  • Haw Phra Kaew
    Decration inside the temple
Day 9: An exploration to Khone Phapheng Falls in Don Khone
After breakfast, we will cruise to Si Phan Don (Four Thousand Islands), which boasts picturesque natural views and is a paradise in Laos. After some relaxing time on the cruise, your guide will lead you to see the beautiful Liphi Waterfalls, the longest falls in the world and then Ban Khone fisherman Village to experience the fisherman's lifestyle. Later during the return trip, we will drive to Lao-Cambodia border at Weukham and see the South East Asia's biggest waterfall, Khone Phapheng Falls. Then you will be driven back to Pakse.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Athena Hotel (3-4 stars)

  • Beautiful scenery in the island
    Beautiful scenery around the Four Thousand Islands, Dong Khong
Day 10: Pakse departure, Airport see-off
It comes to the end of your holiday. At the appointed time today, you will be transferred to Pakse Airport for your departure flight. Wish you a pleasant journey home!

Meals: Breakfast

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This trip can be tailored to match your dates and interests!
Tour Prices

2024 & 2025 Special: 12% off - Book before Feb 29, 2024

Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Jan-Apr, Oct-DecUSD2099 USD1847USD1489 USD1310
May-SepUSD2049 USD1803USD1449 USD1275
  • Prices are per person based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 12% discount.
What's Included
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English speaking guides as per itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sites visited.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out Laos.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Laos Visa Fee.
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