Classic Laos with Muang La

  • icon-date7 DAYS
  • icon-date7 Meals

Immerse yourself on a journey of unseen Laos allow you to discover the secluded lives of minority people, enjoy the incredible scenery of rice fields, and dive into the cultures and heritages of the ancient history with many monuments, old temples, and stupas. Just in 7 days, you will touch it all.

Day 1:

Hello Vientiane!

After picking you up and dropping you off at the hotel, we start our half-day tour with stunning major temples of Vientiane including the oldest Wat Sisaket- a temple of thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Then stroll through the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. We cannot miss the Lao national icon- The Luang Stupa and also the imposing Patuxay Monument which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.

Day 2:

Vientiane- Udomxay- Muang La (B)

Enjoy your breakfast and free time before getting to the airport for your flight up to Udomxay. Here, we will visit the intriguing Pra Xack Kham Temple with its sacred Buddha image. The 400 years old legendary statue is said to have many supernatural powers and is widely worshipped among the faithful local Buddhists. Feast your eyes on untouched natural surroundings and soak up at Muang La natural hot springs in the early evening. The rest of the day is your free time to explore the area.

Day 3:

Explore the picturesque Muang La (B, L)

Enjoy a guided trek through the beautiful surrounding countryside where we see many different ethnic hill tribes. In the afternoon, return to the resort for the natural hot springs, a traditional massage, and taste the delicious local Lao food in the restaurant.

Day 4:

Muong La- Luang Prabang (B)

We journey through Muang La to Luan Prabang. A highlight of our bus journey is the stunning mountain scenery with several stops at Khmu and H’mong villages along the way. Reach Luang Prabang by midafternoon, the rest of your day is free to discover the enchanting city. You may wish to spend the evening at the local night market.

Day 5:

Luang Prabang- Full day city tour (B)

An early start at the Royal Palace Museum which hosts a range of interesting artifacts, followed by a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple-Wat Sen, and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong. Admire the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun, the oldest temple in Luang Prabang, built-in 1512, and the shrine of Wat Aham. After lunch, dive into Culture and gain insights into the Arts and Ethnology Centre to learn about Laos’ ethnics. Then make our way to Ban Xiengkhong and Ban Xienglek weaving villages. Return to the city for a visit to Wat Mai, climb up to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic view of the city at sunset time. Before heading back to the hotel, we will visit the night market which offers a varied selection of handmade textiles, made by local and hill tribe people in the region.

Day 6:

Luang Prabang- Kuang Si Waterfall- Pak Ou Caves (B)

After breakfast, we will leave Luang Prabang by boat for the picturesque Ban Chan village, then visit Phousi market where we can see a variety of offers from dried buffalo skin, local tea, saltpeter among chickens to hill-tribe weavings. And now, it is the time to know the ethnic minority groups by visiting H’mong’s Ban Ouray village, then Laoloum’s Ban Ou village, and Khmu’s Ban Thapene village. In the afternoon, we will visit the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall which offers a natural swimming pool and a walk in the forest. Return to Luang Prabang by the afternoon and embark on a curse upstream on the Mekong River which offers a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside to get to Pak Ou Caves. The two linked caves are crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Stop at Ban Xanghai villages to see how locals make rice wine before taking a short drive to Ban Phanom. Return to Luang Prabang by the same mean for the night.

Day 7:

Farewell Luang Prabang

Say farewell to your traveling companions at the end of your vacation, as you prepare to fly home with wonderful memories.