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Highlights of Laos

  • Duration
    15 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Go Beyond
  • Price From
    £3,790pp
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An introduction to the pristine beauty of Laos, this 2-week journey ticks off all of the top sights, such as Luang Prabang, Plain of Jars and 4,000 Islands, as well as visiting little-explored villages to meet the friendly, local communities.

  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 12 , Lunches: 11 , Dinners: 9
  • Accommodation
    12 nights in 3+/4 star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 18
  • Physical Rating 2Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required, as you'll be spending time on your feet and doing a bit of walking to cover short distances during your daily sightseeing. There will also be some climbing of steps and climbing on and off of coaches and boats. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and extended time on your feet.
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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.

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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.

  • Days 1-2
    FLY TO BANGKOK
    DAYS 1-2: FLY TO BANGKOK

    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.

    • Dinner
  • Day 3
    FLY TO LUANG PRABANG
    DAY 3: FLY TO LUANG PRABANG

    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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4
    KUANG SI WATERFALLS
    DAY 4: 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. 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..

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 5
    PAK OU CAVES
    DAY 5 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 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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 6
    PHOUSI HILL
    DAY 6 PHOUSI HILL

    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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 7
    PHONSAVAN
    DAY 7 PHONSAVAN

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

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8
    PLAIN OF JARS
    DAY 8 PLAIN OF JARS

    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)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9
    VANG VIENG
    DAY 9: 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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 10
    DISCOVER VIENTIANE
    DAY 10 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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 11
    SI PHAN DON
    DAY 11 SI PHAN DON

    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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 12
    4,000 ISLANDS
    DAY 12 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 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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 13
    BOLAVEN PLATEAU
    DAY 13 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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days 14-15
    FLY PAKSE TO UK
    DAYS 14-15 FLY PAKSE TO UK

    Fly from Pakse to Bangkok, where you'll have dinner and the use of a hotel room before your evening flight back to the UK, arriving home the following day.

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

  • Nights 4
    Chitchareune Muang Luang Hotel
    Chitchareune Muang Luang Hotel
    Combing traditional elegance and modern comfort, the three-star Chitchareune Muang Luang is housed in a building that is contemporary Laotian in style. Excellently located just a 10-minute walk from the heart of the old city, the 56 rooms are set around a swimming pool in peaceful gardens. Within you’ll find a modern and comfortable space, with plenty of Laos textiles and local touches and a private balcony. The hotel also offers a gym and spa.
  • Nights 2
    Vansana Plain Of Jars Hotel
    Vansana Plain Of Jars Hotel
    Conveniently located just 30 minutes from the Plain of Jars, the Vansana Plain of Jars Hotel offers guests 38 airy en-suite rooms, featuring a private balcony and is equipped with a fan, cable TV and mini-fridge. The hotel also boasts a restaurant serving extensive a la carte menus of both Thai and Lao cuisines.
  • Night 1
    The Silver Naga
    The Silver Naga
    Ideally situated on the river bank in the heart of town, The Silver Naga Hotel welcomes guests to experience magnificent mountain views and warm hospitality. Each en-suite room features air conditioning, a TV and minibar. Other facilities and services offered at the hotel include an outdoor pool, restaurant, currency exchange and laundry.
  • Night 1
    Mercure Hotel Vientiane
    Mercure Hotel Vientiane
    This four-star hotel has a wealth of facilities including outdoor pool, tennis courts, a fitness centre and sauna. Well-located for the airport and just a three-minute stroll to the Mekong River, there is also a restaurant and bar and spacious and contemporary rooms with an en suite bathroom plus robe and slippers.
  • Nights 2
    Pon Arena Hotel
    Pon Arena Hotel
    Situated on the riverfront, The Pon Arena Hotel is a very stylish hotel, featuring beautiful contemporary en-suite rooms with modern amenities including air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Guests are also offered a great range of facilities to ensure a great stay including, a waterfront restaurant, bicycle rental services, and more.
  • Night 1
    Pakse Hotel
    Pakse Hotel
    Located in the centre of Paksé, Paksé H?tel is within walking distance from the Mekong River, shops and VIP bus station to Vientiane. The hotels cosy en-suite rooms all feature modern amenities including TV and free Wi-Fi. The hotels roof-top restaurant offers exceptional panoramic views of the whole city and delicious cuisines.
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bangkok
  • 28°c
  • 13mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 21°c
  • 15mm
  • Pakse
  • 24°c
  • 2mm
  • Phonsavan
  • 16°c
  • 9mm
  • Vientiane
  • 22°c
  • 8mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bangkok
  • 29°c
  • 20mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 23°c
  • 19mm
  • Pakse
  • 27°c
  • 8mm
  • Phonsavan
  • 18°c
  • 16mm
  • Vientiane
  • 24°c
  • 13mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bangkok
  • 30°c
  • 42mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 26°c
  • 30mm
  • Pakse
  • 29°c
  • 20mm
  • Phonsavan
  • 21°c
  • 57mm
  • Vientiane
  • 27°c
  • 34mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bangkok
  • 31°c
  • 91mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 28°c
  • 108mm
  • Pakse
  • 30°c
  • 76mm
  • Phonsavan
  • 23°c
  • 145mm
  • Vientiane
  • 29°c
  • 85mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bangkok
  • 30°c
  • 248mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 29°c
  • 147mm
  • Pakse
  • 29°c
  • 223mm
  • Phonsavan
  • 23°c
  • 194mm
  • Vientiane
  • 29°c
  • 246mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bangkok
  • 30°c
  • 157mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 28°c
  • 258mm
  • Pakse
  • 27°c
  • 420mm
  • Phonsavan
  • 24°c
  • 193mm
  • Vientiane
  • 28°c
  • 280mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bangkok
  • 29°c
  • 175mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 28°c
  • 228mm
  • Pakse
  • 27°c
  • 383mm
  • Phonsavan
  • 23°c
  • 277mm
  • Vientiane
  • 28°c
  • 272mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bangkok
  • 29°c
  • 219mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 28°c
  • 289mm
  • Pakse
  • 27°c
  • 524mm
  • Phonsavan
  • 23°c
  • 301mm
  • Vientiane
  • 28°c
  • 335mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bangkok
  • 29°c
  • 334mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 27°c
  • 173mm
  • Pakse
  • 27°c
  • 298mm
  • Phonsavan
  • 22°c
  • 158mm
  • Vientiane
  • 28°c
  • 297mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bangkok
  • 29°c
  • 292mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 26°c
  • 126mm
  • Pakse
  • 27°c
  • 100mm
  • Phonsavan
  • 22°c
  • 64mm
  • Vientiane
  • 27°c
  • 78mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bangkok
  • 28°c
  • 50mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 23°c
  • 40mm
  • Pakse
  • 26°c
  • 19mm
  • Phonsavan
  • 18°c
  • 23mm
  • Vientiane
  • 25°c
  • 11mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Bangkok
  • 27°c
  • 6mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 20°c
  • 10mm
  • Pakse
  • 25°c
  • 3mm
  • Phonsavan
  • 15°c
  • 8mm
  • Vientiane
  • 22°c
  • 2mm
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Highlights of Laos map

Places Visited: UK - Bangkok (1N) - Luang Prabang (4N) - Phonsavan (2N) - Vang Vieng (1N) - Vientiane (1N) - Khong Island (2N) - Pakse (1N) - Bangkok - UK

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