4.3
2 reviews
Highlights of Laos - Explore!
8 days

Highlights of Laos

From Vientiane to Luang Prabang
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
16
Physical rating:
Active
Age range:
14 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
124706
From
US $920 / person
Deal
Deal ends in 3 days
Free 24 hour cancellation
Spend
8 days
Visit
6 places
Stay in
Hotel
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Highlights

  • Discover the golden temples and moving museums
  • Explore caves and cycle past rice paddies
  • Go kayaking along the gentle Nam Song River
  • Witness hundreds of monks collecting alms at sunrise
  • Sip coffee and soak up the atmosphere of Luang Prabang

Itinerary

Start in Vientiane and end in Luang Prabang! With the discovery tour Highlights of Laos, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Vientiane, Laos and 5 other destinations in Laos. Highlights of Laos includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in Vientiane
    Start point Avalon Hotel, Hotel reception, Phnom Penh Road, Rue Phanompenh, Vientiane 01000, Laos 13:00
  2. Day 2: In Vientiane, explore the capital; free afternoon
  3. Day 3: Drive to Vang Vieng, afternoon at leisure
  4. Day 4: Free day in Vang Vieng. Optional visit to caves or kayaking on Nam Song River
  5. Day 5: Scenic drive to Luang Prabang crossing mountain passes. Sunset visit to Mount Phousi
  6. Day 6: Morning walking tour of Luang Prabang, Afternoon free
  7. Day 7: From Luang Prabang, visit Kuang Si Waterfalls; optional afternoon cycle to Lao Loum village
  8. Day 8: Trip ends in Luang Prabang
    End point Villa Kieng Kham Hotel, Hotel reception, Ban Visoun, Luang Prabang, Laos 09:00
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
  • Food
    Good
    4.0
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  • J
    January 25, 2020
    Simple, clean hotels of a better standard than expected, with friendly staff. Delightful unspoilt country and people
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thank you Judith and wonderful to hear that you enjoyed Laos which is a unique destination. The accommodation is chosen to reflect the destination and glad that it exceeded expectations The Explore Team
    Trip date: January 2020
  • LB
    November 15, 2019
    A great short tour of Laos with a good balance of included activities and free time.
    Trip date: November 2019
  • A
    May 17, 2019
    It was a very varied trip with lots of great moments. The Cope museum was especially thought provoking. The somewhat creepy caves were good. The night markets very interesting. It was made even better by the fun nature of my fellow travellers, very good... Show more
    Trip date: November 2018
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    May 17, 2019
    As previously mentioned I celebrated my 70th birthday whilst on the trip and I think I couldn't have had a better time sharing my birthday with a great bunch of people and spending the day travelling through the jungle on a Zip Line and then kayaking..A... Show more
    Trip date: March 2018
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    May 17, 2019
    This was a really interesting country to visit. However, it takes long flights to get there. I only went for the week (my choice) but I would recommend that this is taken with another i.e. Vietnam or Cambodia.
    Trip date: February 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    May 17, 2019
    I think the trip could be extended as there is a lot to see and do in Luang Prabang and not enough time to fit it all in. Have a 10 day stay in Laos not 8 days.
    Trip date: January 2018
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    May 17, 2019
    This was a fantastic tour. 9 days is a bit short, but most people linked it with Vietnam and Cambodia.
    Trip date: August 2018
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    May 17, 2019
    Great trip if hotel in Luang Prabhang can be improved on.
    Trip date: January 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • TA
    February 18, 2019
    Overall there were not many activities included and too much ‘free time’ which seemed like a poor way of organising a guided tour rather than an assortment of activities that could’ve been included especially many more ‘highlights’ of Laos. Tour guide... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Hi, thank you for your feedback and I’m sorry to read that you’ve returned home feeling this way. We try our hardest to be as transparent as possible within our sales material to clearly highlight free time where applicable, the optional excursions... Show more
    Trip date: February 2019

Dates & Availability

8 days
Highlights of Laos
From Vientiane to Luang Prabang
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    Vaccines

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Laos. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Laos. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Cholera - Recommended for Laos. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Laos. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Laos. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Laos. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Japanese B encephalitis - Recommended for Laos. Ideally 1 month before travel.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before 29 April 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 29 April 2020, a minimum payment of 30% is required to confirm your booking with Explore!. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Explore! will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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