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Ancient & Modern Capitals - 3 Days 2 Nights

This tour showcases the old capital of Laos with its former royal palace and temples, and the modern capital, caught between its traditional past and the irresistible forces of modernization. Including Luang Prabang and Vientiane

  • Duration 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Experienced Tour Guide English
  • Instant Confirmation
  • No Deposit Required
  • Free Cancellation 15 days before
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted

​Day 1: Arrive in Luang Prabang

Arrive in Luang Prabang where you will be met by your guide and vehicle and transferred to the hotel of your choice. Overnight in Luang Prabang (No meals)

Day 2: Luang Prabang & Kuangsi Falls

An early start this morning to witness one of Southeast Asia's most timeless scenes; hundreds of monks collecting alms in the form of rice from the local people. Return to your hotel for breakfast, taking time to visit the local fresh produce market which is most active during the early morning.

Return to the UNESCO World Heritage old town, with its beautiful Lao-colonial architecture. Visit the most impressive of the many temples including the incomparable Wat Xieng Thong, in addition to Wat Visoun, Wat Sene, Wat Aham and Wat Mai. End the morning at the Royal Palace Museum.

This afternoon head out of town to the beautiful Kuang Si Falls. Below the main 90m high cascade is a collection of small pools and lesser falls idea for bathing in, so don't forget to pack your swimsuit! Walking through the forest to the falls you will pass the 'Free the Bears' project, home to a number of bears that have been rescued from poachers. On the return journey to Luang Prabang there will be the chance to stop at villages of some of Laos' many ethnic groups along the way.

Overnight in Luang Prabang (Breakfast)

Day 3: Meander the Mekong to Pak Ou Caves & climb Phou Si

This morning board your private boat for the 2 hour cruise up the mighty Mekong River to where the smaller Nam Ou river joins the main channel. Here are located the Pak Ou caves, two atmospheric grottoes packed with Buddha images. Return to Luang Prabang by road stopping en route at local villages to see how jute sar paper and rice whiskey are made.

End the day by climbing the 329 steps to the top of Phou Si hill from where can be enjoyed a 360° panoramic view down over Luang Prabang - a great vantage point for sunset.

Overnight in Luang Prabang (Breakfast)

 Day 4: Flight to Vientiane and City Tour

After breakfast transfer to the airport for the short flight to Vientiane. After checking into your hotel begin your tour of the city. Vientiane has an interesting range of sights including Wat Si Saket, the oldest temple in the city with its multitude of Buddha-filled niches, Haw Phra Kaew, former temple and home of the famous and well travelled Emerald Buddha (now resident at the Grand Palace in Bangkok), Phra That Luang, the golden stupa and national monument featured on every Lao bank note and Patuxai, Laos' very own Arc de Triomphe, from the top of which panoramic views of the city can be enjoyed.

Overnight in Vientiane (Breakfast)

 Day 5: Departure from Vientiane

After breakfast your time is your own until transferring to the airport for your departure flight. (Breakfast)

Tour Prices

Option 1 (Standard) : US$ 604 per person

 Option 2 (Superior): US$ 724 per person​

 

 Option 3 (Luxury): US$ 1,004 per person

 

 Luang Prabang: Le Sen Hotel – 3 Star 

Luang Prabang: Villa Santi – 4 Star

Luang Prabang: Satri House Hotel – 5 Star

 

Vientiane: Lao Orchid Hotel – 3 Star

 

Vientiane: Green Park Hotel – Boutique

 

Vientiane: Settha Palace Hotel – 5 Star

 

Note: 

  • Peak season surcharges may apply
  • Prices are in US$ and are based on 2 people sharing a room with private aircon-car and English sleaking guide. All entrance fees are included. 
  • International flights and visa fees are not included
  • Included meals are listed in the itinerary
  • Laos
  • Package Tours
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ancient & Modern Capitals

From USD
US$ 1170

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