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GLCLA-03: Laos Overland - 7 days 6 nights
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Starting / Finishing: Your journey starts Luang Prabang and ends in Vientiane

Highlights: City tour of Luang Prabang, boat trip to Pak Ou Cave, Vang Vieng, Vientiane

With our Overland Laos journey, you will have a road trip through Laos’ sights and sounds that cannot be experienced by other means. Start off in Luang Prabang, where glittering temples and colonial buildings stand peacefully side by side. Then, head off to Van Vieng and the town’s limestone caves and caverns. Conclude the journey with a visit to the capital Vientiane, where you can experience the heritage of the city with visits to historical sites and taste the local food.

Itinerary in brief

Day 1 – Arriving Luang Prabang, Laos
Day 2 - Pak Ou - Luang Prabang
Day 3 - Luang Prabang - Kuangsi
Day 4 - Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng
Day 5 - Vang Vieng - Vientiane
Day 6 - Vientiane
Day 7 - Departing Vientiane

Day 1 – Arriving Luang Prabang, Laos
On arrival, you will be welcomed by your tour guide and taken to La Residence Phou Vao. Pay a visit to a local art exhibition and partake in a Lao tea-testing ceremony. At sunset, ascend the 328 steps to the top of Phou Si Mountain that offers a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding rivers and cityscape before wandering through the bustling Hilltribe Market for traditional textiles and handicrafts made by the hill tribes.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 2 - Pak Ou - Luang Prabang (B)
Following breakfast, cruise along the Mekong River to Pak Ou Caves, where you will discover gold-lacquered Buddha statues of all shapes and sizes nestled deep in the limestone caverns. Embark on a cultural tour of Luang Prabang in the afternoon, in which you will visit the Royal Palace, now National Muesum, before exploring the gilded temples such as Wat Mai, Wat Sensoukarahm and Wat Xieng Thong dotted across the city.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 3 - Luang Prabang - Kuangsi (B)
For early risers, you will have to option to observe the long rows of monks in saffron robes receiving alms from the locals at dawn. Following breakfast, gain a deeper understanding of Lao culture at Wat Visoun with its iconic Watermelon Stupa and Wat Aham with the altar of Luang Prabang's two respected geniuses. At Kuang Si Waterfalls, you will have a spectacular view of water cascading into the clear turquoise pools at its foot.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 4 - Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng (B)
En route to Vang Vieng along the scenic Route 13, stop by Kasi and enjoy some of the local fruit produce. At Nam Song River in Vang Vieng, you will be enthralled by the spectacular karst limestone mountains lining the riverbanks. Watch the sun setting against the jagged limestone cliffs, or trek and explore the numerous caverns while discovering their roles in local mythology.
Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Day 5 - Vang Vieng - Vientiane (B)
Experience the magnificence of Nam Ngum Lake and the mountainous surroundings while learning the significance of this artificially dammed lake that churns out hydroelectric power and revenue for the country. Revel in the natural scenery of this largest lake in Laos as you cruise slowly on the lake and observe fishermen in their daily activities. Gain further insights into local livelihoods at Ban Kheune's salt mine and local market off Kilometer 15.
Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 6 - Vientiane (B)
Discover the quiet charm of this Lao capital city at Wat Sisaket with the hundreds of Buddha statues nestled in the temple walls and Vat Ho Phra Keo, the temple that once housed the sacred "Emerald Buddha". Continue with the cultural tour in the city at Presidential Palace, the popular Wat Simuang. In the afternoon, ascend the steps up to Patuxai, Vientiane's own Arc de Triomphe for a spectacular view over a city that has almost no high-rise buildings before heading to That Luang, the cultural icon of Vientiane. You will have a chance to indulge in the aromatic flavors and smells of Lao coffee.
Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 7 - Departing Vientiane (B)
Free at leisure till transfer  to the airport for your departure flight. End of service.

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However, we understand one suit does not fit all, and that that every travel experience should be as unique and individual as each traveler. Our consultants at Grandeur Journeys are waiting to hear from you so that we can tailor or custom design a tour to your individual specifications.

Tour Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights

Tour Operates: Year Round / On Demand

Tour Price: Available upon Request

Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

What’s included?
    * Accommodation based on Double/Twin Room Superior room with breakfast;
    * Transfer by private A/C vehicles;
    * Airport transfers from and to airport;
    * Meals as indicated in itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner);
    * English Speaking Guide(s);
    * All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary.

What’s excluded?
    * International Airfare;
    * Visa arrangment;
    * Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime + Optional visits + Personal expenses;
    * Personal travel insurance;
    * Tips for guide, driver & hotels' porters;
    * Meals not indicated in the itinerary;
    * Other services not clearly indicated in the Package Inclusion above.

Note: Information in this dossier was correct at the time of its preparation. Grandeur Journeys reserves the right to make itinerary changes as operational or other circumstances require.

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