If you want a complete look into Laos' culture, scenery and especially its people, this is the tour for you. Taking you to all the famous places of Laos, but not only as a mere visitor, but let you take the time to know the Laos way of life, the hospitality of the locals, and of course the culture and heritages that are endured for centuries.
Welcome at Chiang Rai airport and you will have the rest of day to explore the city.
Transfer to Pakbeng Laos on a seven – hour cruise along Mekong river, enjoy the landscape and discover the bank of Mekong.
Take a cruise to Luang Prabang and see the tropical forest on the banks of the river, stop to visit Pak Ou cave.
Explore Luang Prabang like a local when waking up early in the morning and witness the Tak Bat ceremony. Climb to Phou Si mountain to have an overview of the old royal capital, visit Royal Palace, Wat Mai temple, Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Visoun temple,...
A short adventure in Elephant Camp. You will enjoy the amazing nature on Elephant ride, ride through small forest and transfer to Tad Sae waterfalls, trek to lead to Khmu village and take a small boat on the nam Khan river before back to Luang prabang.
See the Karstic mountain range surrounding Vang Vieng and at the end of the day, enjoy sunset time by boat riding along the Nam Song River.
Drive to the north of Vang Vieng’s city center. From there, you will trek through green rice field, cross beautiful paths to reach to Tham Loup and Tham Hoi cave. Head to Nam Ngum lake to see the Monkey island, visit the local life in a Laos fishing village.
Visit the highlights of Vientiane capital: Vat Sisaket, Vat Phra Keo, Pha That Louang, Patuxay. At the end of the afternoon, take a stroll along the Mekong river.
Leave for Hinboun for about 6-hour driving and be surprised by the picturesque scenery on the way. Attend Barci ceremony in a traditional stilt house.
Discover the area on the other side of Konglor cave and reach the small untouched village of Tan Khankeo. Enjoy a purest Laos style lunch in a friendly family. In the afternoon, the villagers will take you for a surprising walk to a beautiful cave known as (Tham Hom).
Say goodbye to the fantastic Konglor and transfer to Pakse.
Head to the Laotian capital of coffee production – Paksong, travel by Jeep to discover the best of the Bolaven area and then head off for a short trek to explore the small paths surrounded by plantations, fields and forests and visit remote bamboo villages.
Discover 2 of the most impressive falls of the Plateau : Tad Fan and Tad Yuang waterfalls. Then, transfer to Ban Kiet Ngong, take a short walk through the village and try to ride a traditional canoe and admire the beautiful scenery on the way.
Enjoy the gorgeous countryside of Champasak grab a bicycle to ride through the small paths to discover the natural richness of the landscapes. You can see the river views along the beach, colorful local temples and lively authentic villages.
Hike or bicycle ride to discover the surrounding of Champasak town. On the way, the road will lead you to small paths where you can witness every tranquil activities of this area. Visit Vat Phou complex and Wat Phou temple at the end of day before transfer to Don Khone.
Go by dugout canoe through Si Phane Done (the region of 4,000 islands). Visit Ban Khone Fishing Village and then walk to Liphi Falls. Return to Khong Island by boat and spend some free time to stroll through the village.
Transfer back to Pakse and waiting for your flight back home.
We began planning our holiday vacation for two couples to Vietnam and Laos with Exotic Voyages back in June. As frequent international travelers, we've worked with a variety of tour companies over the years. We found Exotic Voyages and their travel planners to be super responsive, clear and concise ...
We began planning our holiday vacation for two couples to Vietnam and Laos with Exotic Voyages back in June. As frequent international travelers, we've worked with a variety of tour companies over the years. We found Exotic Voyages and their travel planners to be super responsive, clear and concise in correspondences, and flexible in planning the best activities given our time frames. We included a couple of days in Hanoi, two nights in Ha Long Bay, two in Sapa and three days in Luang Prabang. A few observations for those planning travel in similar cities/areas: 1. Laos and Luang Prabang was our favorite part of the trip. We had possibly our favorite guide of all-time, Latta Latda, who showed us so many great gems of her city and region. If you're considering Laos, DEFINITELY add it to your itinerary. It is a much-needed relief to the hustle/bustle/honking/smells of Hanoi! Also, I think it's probably the massage capital of SE Asia, with plentiful and excellent $6 massages (we got lots of these!). Also, great restaurants, amazing night market, great day activities, quality lodging and friendly locals. We're already planning our trip back to Laos! 2. Ha Long Bay is stunning and a must-see for northern Vietnam. We did the Paradise Luxury cruise, which we'd highly recommend. It's apparently the nicest boat with fewer than 20 cabins, so you get to know your fellow travelers as much or as little as you like. While a gorgeous area, be warned that this is a very busy place with lots of other cruise boats floating nearby. Also, there was more trash in the water than we expected. Hopefully Vietnam and UNESCO will work on this in the future and consider limiting the number of visitors or expanding the area a bit. 3. Sapa is another must-visit when in that part of the country. The terraced fields are breathtaking and there are lots of small villages to visit throughout the valley. We did a 10 mile hike through these villages where we got to see things close-up (and get some much-needed exercise!). The town is pretty touristy and busy and many of the roads are under major construction, so things can be muddy/dusty. The lodging was great. We stayed at Aira, which is walkable to everything downtown, yet far enough away from all the noise. Highly recommend. 4. We took the luxury night train to/from Sapa/Hanoi. It's small, but comfortable, but there's lots of shaking/banging, so bring some pills to help you get to sleep. 5. I'd say Hanoi was probably our least favorite part of the trip, but only because we're into more quiet/relaxed experiences. Hanoi - much like Saigon - is a frantic city of scooters and honking. We visited the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Mihn and hit a couple of museums, but beyond that, there weren't many things to do. Lots of little shops, interesting food and people-watching though. If planning a trip, I'd say 2 nights there is more than enough unless you're into big crowds and noise. Overall, this was definitely one of our favorite trips and Exotic Voyages made everything super easy. If you're planning a trip to SE Asia, I'd definitely recommend using them! Visited Januaray 2019 This review was originally posted on TripAdvisorREAD MORE
The trip was so much more than we ever expected; definitely a trip of a lifetime. We do hope to revisit some of the places. We especially liked Luang Prabang and Hoi An. Our guides, Pong and Tommy (Luan) were the best! We were also very pleased with our accommodations. The?Victoria Hotels were very ...
The trip was so much more than we ever expected; definitely a trip of a lifetime. We do hope to revisit some of the places. We especially liked Luang Prabang and Hoi An. Our guides, Pong and Tommy (Luan) were the best! We were also very pleased with our accommodations. The?Victoria Hotels were very nice and we also enjoyed the special service we received at the Kiridara in Lao. We would highly recommend them. Special thanks to you for your flexibility in meeting our travel requests, and for working with the credit card company on the double billing. It was great getting to meet you in Hanoi. We will certainly recommend Exotic Voyages to our friends.READ MORE
We arrived safely back in the UK yesterday morning after a really good trip so thank you for all your help in planning it. Everything went well with being met at the airports (the only problem being that the flight was delayed by 3 hours but nobody can do anything about that). Apart from that ...
We arrived safely back in the UK yesterday morning after a really good trip so thank you for all your help in planning it. Everything went well with being met at the airports (the only problem being that the flight was delayed by 3 hours but nobody can do anything about that). Apart from that however, we enjoyed everything else. We loved our time in Laos, cruising down the Mekong on our own boat (which was a lovely surprise) was a real treat and everyone looked after us very well. The Lodge in Pakbeng was perfect and we were well taken care of and finally Luang Prabang was a delightful place to finish our tour in Laos. So all in all, it was a most memorable trip and thank you once again for helping me plan everything. I won't hesitate in recommending you company to friends here. Kind regards AnneREAD MORE
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