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Highlights of Laos

  • Duration

    14 days
  • Tour Type

    Group Tour
  • Tour Style

    Go Beyond
  • Price From

    $4,980pp
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Laos has remained the most pristine and culturally-intact country in Indochina. Experience the old-fashioned charm of its cities, explore untouched landscapes, and meet the incredibly friendly people, who have faced adversity yet still maintain a smile.

Tour Highlights

Our Highlights of Laos tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Authentic Experiences

Our Highlights of Laos Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

This tour is ideal for those looking for a comprehensive tour of Laos’ famous cities and scenic areas, as well as some more off the beaten track destinations. We have designed this tour to make the most of the time available and utilised travelling by road to allow you to experience Laos' scenic countryside.

  • Day 1

    FLY TO BANGKOK

    DAY 1: FLY TO BANGKOK

    Fly to the vibrant city of Bangkok. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture. (D)

  • Day 2

    FLY TO LUANG PRABANG

    DAY 2: FLY TO LUANG PRABANG

    Fly to Luang Prabang. On arrival you will have free time to start soaking up the local culture. An enchanting city, Luang Prabang is the quintessential image of Laos. At its core, lush greenery, golden temples and vivid-robed monks come together to create a colourful, rich heritage and French colonial legacy. Take a walking tour around the vibrant night market, keeping an eye out for craft souvenirs from Laos' hill tribes as you go. (B,L,D)

  • Day 3

    KUANG SI WATERFALLS

    DAY 3: KUANG SI WATERFALLS

    Rise early this morning to witness the Buddhist ceremony of Takbat, when the monks of Luang Prabang's monastic communities collect alms from locals. See Wat Sene and the National Museum. Visit the traditional H'mong village of Ban Na Ounae, before walking to the cascading turquoise waters of Kuang Si Waterfalls for a picnic lunch and a swim. Stop at Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre on the return to Luang Prabang. (B,L)

  • Day 4

    PAK OU CAVES

    DAY 4: PAK OU CAVES

    Explore Wat Xieng Thong, considered Luang Prabang's most beautiful temple. Board a boat to cruise the mighty Mekong up to the sacred caves of Pak Ou, known for the hundreds of Buddha sculptures that reside within. Visit the local villages of Thin Hong and Ban Xang Khong to witness the daily life of the local people and their cottage industries. (B,L)

  • Day 5

    PHOUSI HILL

    DAY 5: PHOUSI HILL

    Climb Phousi Hill to admire the views down over the city before exploring Wat Mai, Wat Visoun and Wat Aham. Browse the wares at the lively hilltribe market before a free afternoon. (B,L)

  • Day 6

    PHONSAVAN

    DAY 6: PHONSAVAN

    Drive to Phonsavan via Phoukhoun, stopping at Tham Phra Cave and Nong Tang Lake. (B,L,D)

  • Day 7

    PLAIN OF JARS

    DAY 7: PLAIN OF JARS

    One of the most important ancient sites in Southeast Asia, these mysterious clusters of giant jars are thought to be about 2,000 years old. We will visit Site 1 where there are over 200 jars, Site 2 which also allows you to admire the beautiful scenery of the region and Site 3, situated in picturesque woodland. There will also be a visit to the office of the Mines Advisory Group (MAG), an organisation that helps clear unexploded ordnance from American raids during the Vietnam War. (B,L,D)

  • Day 8

    VANG VIENG

    DAY 8: VANG VIENG

    Depart Phonsavan for Vang Vieng. Stop en route at Pathang village, where you can enjoy dramatic views over the karst landscapes for which Vang Vieng is famous. On arrival, head into Tham Chang Cave to explore. The cave was used as a hideout for locals when marauding Yunnanese came to town in the early 19th-century. (B,L,D)

  • Day 9

    DISCOVER VIENTIANE

    DAY 9: DISCOVER VIENTIANE

    Drive to Vientiane, Laos' capital. Nestled in a languid bend in the Mekong, Vientiane is a delightfully quaint city, more friendly backwater than chaotic capital. Spend the rest of the day exploring with visits to Wat Si Saket, Wat Phra Keo, That Luang Stupa, and the Patuxai Victory Monument, that resembles Paris' Arc de Triomphe. (B,L)

  • Day 10

    SI PHAN DON

    DAY 10: SI PHAN DON

    Rise early for a morning flight to Pakse. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wat Phou, a ruined Khmer temple complex set in the beautiful landscapes of Mount Phu Kao. Drive on to Khong Island, the largest island of the laidback Si Phan Don archipelago in the Mekong River. The rest of the day is free. (B,L,D)

  • Day 11

    4,000 ISLANDS

    DAY 11: 4,000 ISLANDS

    Around Si Phan Don, meaning '4,000 islands', the pace of life is slow and easy and the river views are gorgeous. See the magnificent Khone Phapheng Waterfall, Southeast Asia's largest, and pop over to Khone Island by speedboat to discover its French colonial buildings and see Liphi Waterfall, nicknamed the Devil's Corridor. Depending on the season, you may see traditional fishing techniques in action. Spend the rest of your day at leisure. (B,L,D)

  • Day 12

    BOLAVEN PLATEAU

    DAY 12: BOLAVEN PLATEAU

    Depart Khong Island for Pakse, stopping en route to admire Tad Yuang and Tad Fane waterfalls. Continue up onto the Bolaven Plateau to pay a visit to a coffee plantation and learn about the process of planting, harvesting and roasting the beans. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner back in Pakse. (B,L,D)

  • Days 13-14

    FLY PAKSE TO AUSTRALIA

    DAYS 13-14: FLY PAKSE TO AUSTRALIA

    Fly from Pakse to Bangkok where you'll have the use of a hotel room before your evening flight back to Australia, arriving home the following day. (B,D)

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bangkok
  • 28°c
  • 13mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 21°c
  • 15mm
  • Phonsavan
  • 16°c
  • 9mm
  • Vientiane
  • 22°c
  • 8mm
  • Pakse
  • 24°c
  • 2mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bangkok
  • 29°c
  • 20mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 23°c
  • 19mm
  • Phonsavan
  • 18°c
  • 16mm
  • Vientiane
  • 24°c
  • 13mm
  • Pakse
  • 27°c
  • 8mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bangkok
  • 30°c
  • 42mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 26°c
  • 30mm
  • Phonsavan
  • 21°c
  • 57mm
  • Vientiane
  • 27°c
  • 34mm
  • Pakse
  • 29°c
  • 20mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bangkok
  • 31°c
  • 91mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 28°c
  • 108mm
  • Phonsavan
  • 23°c
  • 145mm
  • Vientiane
  • 29°c
  • 85mm
  • Pakse
  • 30°c
  • 76mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bangkok
  • 30°c
  • 248mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 29°c
  • 147mm
  • Phonsavan
  • 23°c
  • 194mm
  • Vientiane
  • 29°c
  • 246mm
  • Pakse
  • 29°c
  • 223mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bangkok
  • 30°c
  • 157mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 28°c
  • 258mm
  • Phonsavan
  • 24°c
  • 193mm
  • Vientiane
  • 28°c
  • 280mm
  • Pakse
  • 27°c
  • 420mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bangkok
  • 29°c
  • 175mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 28°c
  • 228mm
  • Phonsavan
  • 23°c
  • 277mm
  • Vientiane
  • 28°c
  • 272mm
  • Pakse
  • 27°c
  • 383mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bangkok
  • 29°c
  • 219mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 28°c
  • 289mm
  • Phonsavan
  • 23°c
  • 301mm
  • Vientiane
  • 28°c
  • 335mm
  • Pakse
  • 27°c
  • 524mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bangkok
  • 29°c
  • 334mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 27°c
  • 173mm
  • Phonsavan
  • 22°c
  • 158mm
  • Vientiane
  • 28°c
  • 297mm
  • Pakse
  • 27°c
  • 298mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bangkok
  • 29°c
  • 292mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 26°c
  • 126mm
  • Phonsavan
  • 22°c
  • 64mm
  • Vientiane
  • 27°c
  • 78mm
  • Pakse
  • 27°c
  • 100mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bangkok
  • 28°c
  • 50mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 23°c
  • 40mm
  • Phonsavan
  • 18°c
  • 23mm
  • Vientiane
  • 25°c
  • 11mm
  • Pakse
  • 26°c
  • 19mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bangkok
  • 27°c
  • 6mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 20°c
  • 10mm
  • Phonsavan
  • 15°c
  • 8mm
  • Vientiane
  • 22°c
  • 2mm
  • Pakse
  • 25°c
  • 3mm
Highlights of Laos map

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