Arrive in Luang Prabang where your guide will be waiting to bring you back to our starting accommodation. Luang Prabang is a charming town and even a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once the rest of your group has arrived, we’ll head out into town for dinner and drinks to kick off the trip.
Tag 2 — Temples & Waterfall
Luang Prabang is home to a number of cultural delights. Today we visit the Royal Palace Museum, Wat Mai and Wat Xieng Thong, then in the afternoon, we head to the infamous Kuang Si waterfalls for a dip and incredible photo opportunity. Spend the evening at the town’s night market; home to delicious local foods, and plenty of opportunities to test your bartering skills.
Tag 3 — Living Land & Mt. Phousi
For the early risers, you’ll get to watch a long-standing tradition of Sai Bat (morning alms), where the locals offer food to a procession of monks. After breakfast, we make out way to a local rice farm where we’ll learn all about the life of the farmers of Asia’s greatest food staple. In the afternoon we’ll walk up to Mt Phousi’s pagoda for some truly stunning sunset views from the top, before coming back down to enjoy our final night in Luang Prabang.
Today we head south to Vang Vieng in our private transport. Once we’ve arrived, we’ll head out for a scenic drive through the rice fields to one of the area’s iconic blue lagoons, so pack your swimmers! After a refreshing dip, it’s time to check out what the local nightlife of Vang Vieng has in store for us.
The surrounding area of Vang Vieng is dotted with numerous caves. We’ll explore a few of them, stopping to go tubing inside the Tham Nam water cave, before making our way to the Nam Song River where we begin our tubing adventure. Spend the rest of the afternoon floating downstream retracing the original tubing route that put Laos on the backpacker map.
Tag 6 — Explore Vientiane
Enjoy some free time in the morning, before hitting the road once more; this time bound for the country’s capital - Vientiane. Get to know your local surroundings before exploring one of the local beer shops for a night out. Here you’ll experience local nightlife which included music, great times, and a few drinks for those that want. Great place to spend an evening in the capital.
Tag 7 — Buddha Park & Temples
We hit the city and check out a few landmarks around Vientiane. We start by visiting a Buddha Park, Patuxai (Vientiane’s own Arc de Triomphe) and one of Laos most famous Buddhist temples - Pha That Luang. Sadly, after the city tour finishes, it is time to say goodbye to those only doing 7 days. For those continuing on the full 11-day tour, we have a free afternoon to do what you like until we catch a night bus south to Pakse this evening.
Tag 8 — Waterfalls & Zip Lining
We get into Pakse approximately 8 AM. After grabbing some breakfast we head out for an amazing day exploring waterfalls and zip-lining. We visit several waterfalls with chances to swim and have an included BBQ lunch at Tad Yuang falls. While at Tad Fane you have the opportunity to try a once-in-a-lifetime zipline ride over the falls (extra cost). At sunset, we head back and stop at a mountain-top Buddha for unforgettable sunset views.
We complete our journey in Laos by heading south for 4000 Islands. On the way, we stop at the magnificent Vat Phou, an impressive Angkor style temple that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After exploring Vat Phou we continue our journey south and stop at Khone Phapheng, the largest waterfall by volume in Southeast Asia. From there it’s just a short ferry across to the island of Don Det, the backpacker hub of 4000 Islands.
Tag 10 — Kayaking & Dolphins
It’s time to explore 4000 islands, and there is no better way than by kayak! During the kayak adventure, we stop and cycle across Don Det, through rice fields to Liphi falls. We jump back in our kayak and go to find the Irrawaddy dolphins - a unique Beluga-like dolphin found here. We return back to the hotel and head out for our farewell dinner and one last night to celebrate the awesome trip.
Tag 11 — Chilled Checkout
Today the tour has come to an end and unfortunately we have say our goodbyes. Checkout is at 11 AM, and whether you are continuing south into Cambodia or back north to Pakse, we are here to help you organize it.