Highlights of Laos

Highlights of Laos

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Highlights of Laos

15 Days Starting in UK and ending in UK

Visiting: Bangkok, ሀመር።, Luang Prabang, Kuang Si Waterfall, Phou Khoun, Phonsavan, Vang Vieng, Vientiane, Pakse, Don Khong

Tour operator:

Wendy Wu

Tour code:

303

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

8 - 18

Physical rating:

Medium

Age range:

16-70

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Meat

Tour operated in:
English
From:
$4347
$3893 (USD) including Flights from the UK Operator discount: -$249 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205
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Tour Overview

Long overlooked for its better-known neighbours, Laos has remained the most pristine and culturally intact country in the region. Experience the old-fashioned charm of the city, explore untouched landscapes and meet the incredibly friendly people, who have (...)

Highlights

  • Climb Phousi Hill for spectacular sunsets over Luang Prabang.

  • Cruise on the mighty Mekong River.

  • Discover the Plain of Jars, Laos’ most unusual and mysterious architecture

  • Explore the depths of Vang Vieng’s Tham Chang Cave.

  • Wander through the Buddhist architecture of charming Vientiane.

  • Be mesmerised by the Khone Phapheng Waterfall, Southeast Asia’s largest.

Itinerary

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Day 1 - 2 : Fly To Bangkok
Location: Bangkok
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Fly overnight 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.



Day 1 - 2 : Fly To Bangkok
Location: Bangkok
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Fly overnight 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.



Day 3 : Fly To Luang Prabang
Location: Luang Prabang
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fly to Luang Prabang. 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 an enduring 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.

Day 4 : Kuang Si Waterfalls
Location: Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Rise early this morning to witness the Buddhist ceremony of Takbat, when the monks of Luang Prabang’s monastic communities collect alms from locals. These lines of silent saffron robe-clad monks will be an enduring image of your trip. 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..

Day 5 : Pak Ou Caves
Location: Luang Prabang
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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 miniature 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.



Day 6 : Phousi Hill
Location: Luang Prabang
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Climb Phousi Hill to admire the views down over the city before exploring Wat Mai, Wat Visoun and Wat Aham. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Day 7 : Phonsavan
Location: Phou Khoun, Phonsavan
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive to Phonsavan via Phoukhoun, stopping at Tham Phra Cave and Nong Tang Lake on the way.

Day 8 : Plain Of Jars
Location: Phonsavan
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

One of the most important prehistoric 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 that are a remnant of American raids during the Vietnam War. Take the opportunity to speak with the organisation's head. (B, L, D)

Day 9 : Vang Vieng
Location: Vang Vieng
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.



Day 10 : Discover Vientiane
Location: Vientiane
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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.



Day 11 : Si Phan Don
Location: Pakse, Don Khong
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rise early for a morning flight to Pakse. On arrival, explore the UNESCO World Heritagelisted 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.

Day 12 : 4,000 Islands
Location: Don Khong
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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 charming 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.

Day 13 : Bolaven Plateau
Location: Pakse
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.



What's Included

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  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • Accommodation

    12 nights in 3+/4 star

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Country Entry Visas

  • Entrance Fees

  • Fully Guided

  • International Travel

  • Local Taxes

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What's Not Included

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  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    Yes

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, we will endeavour to make these changes, but it may not always be possible. Any changes to confirmed bookings need to be sent to us in writing via your travel agent. Please refer to our booking conditions for further information and fees.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Customers booking to travel solo can choose our ‘Happy to Share’ option, which may enable them to share a twin room with other solo customers of the same gender who also request Happy to Share, thus avoiding the need to pay single room supplements. Note that ‘Happy to Share’ requests can be received when you make your booking with us but will not be confirmed until your final payment due date.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your Final Travel Documents are usually sent to you 2-3 weeks prior to your departure. Your travel pack will include your tour itinerary, hotel details, flight e-tickets and a travel guide. If you have booked with a travel agent, your tickets will be dispatched to your travel agent unless we have been otherwise informed.

  • Will I be travelling with passengers from other countries?

    Our passengers generally enjoy the mixture of British, Australian and American clients on tour. Occasionally we are joined by English-speaking passengers from other countries.

  • Do you allow children on your tours?

    We allow children 12 years and over on our group tours. We recommend that families with children of any age take advantage of our private or tailormade tours. This will give you more flexibility while on tour.

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Dates & Availability

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Tuesday - Tuesday

Oct 08, 2024 - Oct 22, 2024
$4347 $3893 (USD)

Operator discount: -$249 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Tuesday - Tuesday

Nov 05, 2024 - Nov 19, 2024
$4472 $4012 (USD)

Operator discount: -$249 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$211 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Tuesday - Tuesday

Feb 04, 2025 - Feb 18, 2025
$4721 $4248 (USD)

Operator discount: -$249 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$224 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Book with Confidence

  • Free Date Changes

    Wendy Wu allows you to make 1 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 0 days before the start of the tour.

  • Low Deposit

    Wendy Wu requires a minimum deposit of 350 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 75 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of wendy wu charges.

    Up to 75 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 74 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 41 days before tour starts: Forfeit 60% of booking price.

    At 27 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

  • How we Keep you safe on our Tours

    Your safety and well-being will always be our Number 1 priority which is why we’ve instituted the most stringent COVID health and safety protocols on all of our tours. Here is a brief summary of the steps we are taking to ensure you will be safe, secure and satisfied when you travel with us.


    Guides and National Escorts
    Our National Escorts and guides will conduct a Health and Safety briefing with you before the tour begins and will help everyone ensure they adhere to social distancing, hygiene practises and local regulations. They will carry a supply of face masks and hand sanitiser for you to use free of charge and will, of course, observe the highest level of personal hygiene at all times.

    Should anyone on the group fall ill your National Escort will ensure the individual receives swift medical attention and can only return to the group once cleared to do so.


    Transport & Sightseeing
    Vehicles will be thoroughly cleaned with disinfectant after each excursion service, overnight and between different groups.

    You will always have at least one seat between you and your fellow tourers, hand sanitiser will be given to the group on each embarkation and vehicles will be thoroughly ventilated prior to passengers boarding.

    Drivers will always embark vehicles after clients, disembark the group vehicle prior to clients disembarking, and maintain social distancing and a high level of personal hygiene at all times.

    Your guides will assess the situation on the ground avoiding large crowds – where possible, alter timings and splitting the group into smaller sizes.


    Accommodation
    Wendy Wu Tours will only offer hotels that have undergone a detailed hygiene assessment, have specific COVID-19 protocols in place and comply with government standards.

    We will ensure these protocols include staff practising social distancing and wearing appropriate PPI, regular cleaning and disinfection of high frequency touch points in all areas and food safety.


    Dining
    All the restaurants we visit will be researched and inspected regularly to ensure that they follow the strictest health, cleanliness and safety guidelines.

    All waiting staff will wear face masks and gloves and we will arrange à la carte dining, waiter-served meals or waiter-assisted buffets throughout the tour. We will not share open-buffet meals with other hotel or restaurant guests.

    Hand sanitiser will be provided to the group before and after every food and beverage service.

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