Laos In Focus
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Laos In Focus

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Experience the two most stunning cities of Laos in one trip. The World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang is a truly unique place that will not be forgotten in a hurry. Eat world class cuisine while watching the sunset over the Mekong River and explore the numerous temples. Vientiane is equally as memorable, sitting on the banks of the giant Mekong.

tour duration 5 Days from
tour price On Request
tour type Short Stay

Places Visited

Luang Prabang (3N) - Vientiane (1N)

Tour Highlights

Admire the splashing waters of the Kuang Si Waterfalls
Cruise on the Mighty Mekong River
Discover Vientiane’s colonial side at the Royal Palace Museum

Day 1 Arrive Luang Prabang
You will be met at Luang Prabang Airport and transferred to your hotel.
Day 1 Arrive Luang Prabang
Day 2 Explore Luang Prabang
Explore the old town before continuing to the Kuang Si Waterfalls and walk through the forest or swim in the many clear pools. Return to Luang Prabang and witness a traditional Baci ceremony. (B)
Day 2 Explore Luang Prabang
Day 3 Pak Ou
Take part in the Dawn Alms ritual with local monks. Cruise along the Mekong River to visit the Pak Ou Caves. In the evening, we enjoy a traditional dinner and Ramayana performance. (B,L,D)
Day 3 Pak Ou
Day 4 Luang Prabang to Vientiane
Visit the Royal Palace Museum and Wat Mai before flying to Vientiane. This afternoon, visit Wat Si Saket , the oldest temple in Vientiane, and visit Patuxai Victory Monument, before watching the sunset over the banks of the Mekong River. (B)
Day 4 Luang Prabang to Vientiane
Day 5 Depart Vientiane
Transfer to Vientiane Airport where your arrangements end. (B)
Day 5 Depart Vientiane

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If you like most of the itinerary which we have suggested but you'd like to change the route and the accommodation, speak to our specialist Tailormade team, who can build your perfect itinerary based around where you would like to go, what you would like to see and how much you'd like to spend. Just call us on 0800 9884 888 and we'll help plan your dream holiday.

The cost of a Laos visa is not included as there is no Laos consulate in the UK.  However, visas are very easy to obtain upon arrival in Laos and will cost $35, you will need to bring passport photo for the visa. Your guide will assist you with this process.

Phone Calls
International and domestic calls can be made from your hotel room. To call the UK the international access code is 00, followed by the country code 44, then the local area code (omitting the first 0), then the number. To call Wendy Wu Tours it is 00 44 207 403 7860. Emergency 24 hour telephone (out of office hours) is 00 44 7984 041 625.
Mobile Phones
Mobile phones are growing in popularity and you will find high quality coverage. There are active roaming agreements with all phone carriers; however SMS and call rates can be expensive. We recommend that you contact your mobile supplier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated costs before you leave the UK.
Internet & Email
Internet cafes can be found in all major cities and even in some small towns. This is often the easiest and cheapest way to stay in touch. Most hotels have a business centre with internet access, but at a slightly higher rate. Some hotels may have Wi-Fi which usually comes at an additional cost and may only be available in hotel lobbies. 

Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and China is no exception. Many passengers are often uncertain of how much to tip so we have established a tipping system whereby every passenger gives a set amount to the National Escort who will distribute the amount appropriately. On multi-country tips, this amount will be paid in stages on arrival in each country. If there is no National Escort, you will need to give your money to your Local Guides and tipping amounts for each city will be shown in your final itinerary. The amount for the kitty is calculated for each tour depending on the length, group size, and services used during the trip.
We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.

Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs.
We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, great-value souvenir; but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the local economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we endeavour to ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity – we do our best to ensure that you don’t get ripped off. 

The cost of all meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is a combination of local and western food, usually served buffet style at the hotel you are staying in. Lunches and dinners consist of traditional cuisine and are served at reputable local restaurants. As is traditional in this region, lunch and dinner consists of small dishes of local cuisine which is then placed on the table for everyone to share so you can experience the variety of speciality dishes. The amount served is more than ample for the whole group. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste.
Drinks will be at each tour members’ own expense and paid for at the end of each meal. Beer is widely available and cheap. Western style wine is very expensive to import and is not widely available except at upmarket restaurants. Bottled drinking water, soft drinks, and fruit juices are also widely available – remember that you should only have ice or fruit juices from a trusted restaurant, where they will use boiled or bottled water.

Due to the French colonial influence in some Southeast Asian countries, black tea (commonly referred to as ‘lip-ton’ by the locals), coffee, and baguettes are available in most places. However, the local style is to have sweet condensed milk with their tea and coffee. Fresh dairy milk is not usually served but many restaurants will provide this if requested. ‘Cafe Sua-da’ (or iced coffee with milk) is a favourite choice amongst the locals.

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What's Included

Domestic transportation
Accommodations as stated
Meals as stated
Touring with private guides
Private car with driver
Entrance fees for sights visited
Price excludes flights and current taxes, visa fees and tipping

Why Book This Tour?

This extension is suitable for those who wish to visit some of the most exciting and iconic sights and cities in Laos. This extension is private and therefore not all meals are included, which gives you the opportunity to occasionally select your own dining venue, allowing you to immerse further into Laotian culture.

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