Highlights of Laos
From $4,960 - 14 Days, fully inclusive from selected Australian cities
Laos is the hidden jewel of south-east Asia and is steeped in historical treasures, glorious colonial architecture, lush green jungles and magnificent mountainous terrain.
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage listed city of Luang Prabang, the spectacular multi-tiered Kuangsi Waterfalls and the mysterious Plain of Jars, regarded by some as ‘Asia’s Stonehenge’. Visit exquisite temples in the capital, Vientiane. Journey by boat along the mighty Mekong River and explore some of the 4,000 islands that make up the Si Phan Don area.
Be amazed by the stunning natural scenery and meet the beautiful, gentle people of Laos. Refreshingly, its long-established ways of life continue; to hurry is simply not the Lao way. This is a truly magical nation.
DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO BANGKOK
Fly with QANTAS Airways to Bangkok for an overnight stay in an airport hotel.
DAY 2: BANGKOK TO LUANG PRABANG
Fly to the UNESCO World Heritage listed city of Luang Prabang for a four night stay.
DAY 3: LUANG PRABANG
Travel to an elephant village and enjoy a elephant ride. In the afternoon tour Luang Prabang, visiting Wat Mai, Wat Visoun, Wat Aham and Wat That. Later, climb Phousi Hill to watch the sun set before exploring the hilltribe market.
DAY 4: LUANG PRABANG
Visit Wat Xieng Thong. Cruise along the Mekong River to the sacred caves of Pak Ou. Return to Luang Prabang, stopping at local villages along the way. This evening enjoy a traditional music and dance performance.
DAY 5: LUANG PRABANG
Rise early to witness the Buddhist ceremony of Takbat and visit the fresh food market. Continue to Wat Sene and the National Museum. Later visit the stunning Kuangsi Waterfalls, stopping at a local market en route. Stop at Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre before returning to Luang Prabang.
DAY 6: LUANG PRABANG TO PHONSAVAN
Drive to Phonsavan via Phou Khoun, stopping at Tham Phra Cave and Nong Tang Lake along the way.
DAY 7: PHONSAVAN
Visit Site No.1 and No. 2 of the mysterious Plain of Jars. You will also visit the village of a H’mong minority group, Muang Khoun and the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) office, an organisation that helps clear unexploded landmines from many years of war.
DAY 8: PHONSAVAN TO VANG VIENG
Drive to Vang Vieng, located along the banks of the Nam Song River, stopping along the way at Pathang Village. This afternoon visit Tham Chang Cave.
DAY 9: VANG VIENG TO VIENTIANE
Continue south to Vientiane, the capital of Laos. This afternoon you will visit Wat Si Saket, Wat Phra Keo, That Luang Stupa and the Patuxai Victory Monument.
DAY 10: VIENTIANE TO KHONG ISLAND
Fly to Pakse. Drive to Champassak, where you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Khmer ruins of Wat Phou. Continue to Khong Island for a two night stay.
DAY 11: KHONG ISLAND
See Khone Phapheng Waterfall and enjoy a morning boat ride through the Si Phan Don area also known as ‘Four Thousand Islands’. Tour the islands’ colonial buildings. This afternoon walk through the local villages to the Liphi Waterfalls.
DAY 12: KHONG ISLAND TO PAKSE
Depart Khong Island and drive to Tat Yuang and Tat Fane waterfalls. Continue to the Bolaven Plateau where you will visit a tea or coffee plantation. Enjoy a farewell dinner in Pakse before stopping at the evening market.
DAY 13: DEPART PAKSE
This morning you will be transferred to Pakse airport for your flight to Australia (via Bangkok).
Day 14: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA
Arrive home today.
Dates & Prices
Qantas Airlines - Above prices include fuel surcharges and tipping of $428. Please note the Tipping amount of USD90 (AUD98) is payable on arrival in Laos.
Though status is regularly updated, availability above is indicative only, not live and hence does not guarantee that space is available on your selected tour when you or your agent calls Wendy Wu Tours to book. Booking early is the only way to ensure availability of your selected departure date.