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Laos Explorer Tour
6 Days


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This is an example of one of our tailor-made holidays in Laos - we'll be pleased to design similar Laos vacations with dates and itinerary customised to your personal preferences. For example, you may wish to spend more or less time at any destination, or deviate from this itinerary, just contact us at our Enquiry Form page or send an email to enquiry@haivenu-vietnam.com

Highlights:
The laid-back lifestyle of Vientiane, Wat Si Saket, the Plain of Jars, the World Heritage town of Luang Prabang, Wat Xieng Thong, a cruise on the Mekong River, and craft villages


Your holiday begins with two nights in sleepy Vientiane

After arriving on the noon flight, check-in to your hotel, and some rest time, the a relaxing afternoon walking tour will get you acquainted with the easygoing lifestyle of the Lao people and their small Capital. Although not on a par with Luang Prabang, there are some interesting attractions for your guide to show you on the following day, including Vientiane's oldest temple, Wat Si Saket, Wat Ong Tu, That Luang Stupa, the 'morning' market and Patuxay monument.

Meals: two breakfasts, one lunch, and two dinners
Guide: transfer from Vientiane and daytime on the next day

Two nights in Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang is splendid, and gives the visitor a nearly tangible sense of the untouched culture of the Lao people before the arrival of western influence. At five hundred years old the stunning Wat Xieng Thong sits at the heart of Luang Prabang's historic buildings, encircled by mountains and peacefully set along the banks of the Mekong river. Let your guide peruade you to clamber up the 328 steps to the temple of Phousi for a beautiful sunset panorama.

Next day, if you can cope with an early rise, you can watch the 5 am. procession of monks for the daily almsgiving ritual, a ribbon of Saffron, stretching into both distance and time. After breakfast a trip to Kuangsi waterfalls will delight you with its leafy serenity. Take the following day at the leisure this tranquil town inspires.

Meals: three breakfasts, three lunches, and three dinners
Guide: airport/hotel transfers, and in Phonsavan and Luang Prabang

Leaving Laos
Your car and driver will arrive at your hotel to take you to the airport in good time for your flight

Meals: one breakfast


The prices for this sample tour are per person in US$:
These prices are valid until October 31, 2015. Please note: bank transfer fees are not included

Number in group
2
3 - 4
5 - 8
9 - 12
13 - 16
*Supplement for single occupancy
Mid-range
662
597
571
551
532
234
Superior
779
714
688
668
642
345
Deluxe
1,039
980
948
928
909
533
First Class
1,877
1,812
1,786
1,767
1,741
1,417

Please note that all our tours are priced in United States Dollars, in accordance with the established trading practices for tourism products within Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Equivalent quotations in £, Euro, Australian AUD are obtainable on request calculated at our prevailing exchange rate.

At the time of quotation, Haivenu reserves the right to adjust prices to take account of unusual movements in currency markets, hotel and transport costs as a result of inflationary price pressures in oil and other commodity markets.

* 'Single room occupancy' refers to the accommodation element of the programme only, and applies to someone who is travelling with others but requires an additional room for him or herself. Single traveller prices are available on request.

Our prices include:

•  Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room.

•  Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above (Please note: pick-ups will be by a guide and driver or, where a guide is not necessary, a driver only. All unaccompanied drivers will be briefed in advance, and will carry a mobile phone to ensure smooth transfer arrangements)

•  Domestic flight ticket: Vientiane - Luang Prabang, including domestic airport taxes.

•  Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver.

•  The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary (please note: guides will be on hand from pick-up until guests' return to their hotel or reaching their destination). Free days or part days will not include the services of a guide unless requested and included in the final itinerary.

•  Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the programme.

•  Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary) in the best local restaurants, or picnics where no suitable restaurant is available.

•  VAT and other taxes

Our prices do not include:

•  International flight tickets and airport tax.

•  Visas

•  Dinners, except as specified above.

•  Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.

•  Camera fees (if any)

•  Insurance

•  Surcharges for Peak seasons (if any)

•  Christmas Eve's dinner and Gala dinner (if any)

Hotel list for First Class standard:

•  Vientiane: Settha Palace Hotel (***** French Colonial architecture, restored to its former Cham - Deluxe room)

•  Luang Prabang: La Residence (Pansea) Phou Vao Hotel (**** on the hill of Kites in the confluence of the Mekong River - Deluxe room)

Hotel list for Deluxe standard:

•  Vientiane: Lao Plaza Hotel (***** conveniently located in Vientiane 's business district - Superior room)

•  Luang Prabang: Maison Souvanaphoum hotel (**** boutique hotel with exotic Cham architecture - Deluxe Garden View room)

Hotel list for Superior standard:

•  Vientiane: Novotel Hotel (**** one of the first international hotel in Laos , city centre location - Superior room)

•  Luang Prabang: Villa Santi resort (*** a charming boutique hotel with elegantly decorated in Royal Laotian Theme - Deluxe room)

Hotel list for Mid-range standard:

•  Vientiane: Laos Orchid hotel (*** boutique hotel located in the city centre - Deluxe room)

•  Luang Prabang: Sala Prabang hotel (*** overlooking the Mekong river - Superior room)

Please note that Laos hotels do not recognise provisional reservations, so specific hotels cannot be guaranteed until you have booked your chosen tour. As many of the better hotels are often full during the October to April peak season, early booking is advisable.

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