The Best Laos Tour for the First-time Travelers

Spend a week exploring the cultural heritages and nature wonders of Laos, and you will definitely have a unforgettable memory of this charming country.

During this trip, you will travel to 3 popular destinations: Vientiane, Vang Vieng, and Luang Prabang, and enjoy the best of Laos has to offer.
Travel Route: Vientiane - Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang
Day: 7
Best for: First-timers
Tour Type: Escorted private tour with personal tour guide and vehicle
Why Travel with Us
We Live in this Country:
The specialist who designs this trip have lived in this country for several years, in some cases, born here. Our first-hand knowledge will help you have an authentic experience, making the most of your vaction.
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We guarantee 100% deposite refund during the pandemic, and provide 24/7 emergency service during the trip.


Get to know Laos’ capital, Vientiane

Visit the iconic temples and landmarks of Laos including Wat Si Saket, Patuxai Monument, Pha That Luang etc.

Visit the stunning mountain town of Vang Vieng

Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Vang Vieng while relax or opt to kayaking along the Nam Song river, or cycle along the mountain road.

Explore Laos’ famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, Luang Prabang

Visit the wonderful Buddhist temples and cultural sites, including Royal Palace Museum, Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Aham etc.

Enjoy the hidden nature wonders of Laos

Take a relaxing boat trip along the Mekong River, explore the Pak Ou Cave and Kuang Si Waterfalls.

Wat Mai
Kayaking along Nam Song River
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Vientiane arrival
Welcome to Laos!
Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at Wattay International Airport and take you to your hotel. You can take a good rest and prepare for the sightseeing in this capital city.
In the afternoon, you will first go to visit the famous Wat Si Saket, which is the oldest temple in Vientiane. The temple was completed in 1818, and have a collection of more than 2,000 ceramic and silver Buddha images. Then travel to the spectacular Patuxai Monument, which is a large victory arch, marking the independence of Laos from French colonial rule.
After that, you will move on to Pha That Luang, a 45 meter high gold-covered Buddhist stupa and the national symbol of Laos. It is built in 16th century, and has a history of more than 450 years.
The final visit of the day will be the COPE visitor centre. Laos is one of the most heavily bombed countries in the world. And the COPE visitor centre teach visitors to Laos about the rehabilitation process for people injured by unexploded ordnance hidden in the Lao countryside.
Stay overnight in Vientiane.
Wat Si Saket, the oldest temple in Laos.
Day 2: Vientiane to Vang Vieng
In the morning we will pick you up and take you to Vang Vieng, a town in the north of Vientiane. It takes about 4 hours to reach Vang Vieng by van from Vientiane.
On the way, you will visit the traditional Hmong village at KM 52 and the archaeological site of Vang Xang, which was a Buddhist sanctuary during the 11th century. You will also visit the fishing village of Ban Houy Mo, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
After arriving in Vang Vieng, you will enjoy a boat cruise along the Nam Xong River and get immersed in the beautiful scenery.
Stay overnight in Vang Vieng.
The archaeological site of Vang Xang
Day 3: Vang Vieng
Today is free at leisure, and you can take part in some activities as you like. There are a lot of interesting things to do in Vang Vieng, and here are some recommendations.
Kayaking - you can enjoy kayaking along the Nam Song river, and enjoy the surrounding breathtaking scenery from the water.
Mountain biking - if you want to experience something more stirring, the mountain biking is a perfect choice. The rough and beautiful scenery around Vang Vieng makes it a fantastic place for mountain biking.
Explore Tham Jang Cave - the cave is one of the most famous caves in Vang Vieng. It was once an army bunker in the early 19th century. To get into the cave, you will take a walk up a steep set of steps, but it is worth the effort.
Stay overnight in Vang Vieng.
Spectacular view of Tham Jang Cave
Day 4: Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang
After the breakfast in the morning, we will leave Vang Vieng and head to Luang Prabang. It takes about 5 to 6 hours to drive from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang. Upon your arrival, you can have a good rest in the hotel.
Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 5: Luang Prabang
Today you will spend a full day exploring the city of Luang Prabang. After breakfast, you will first visit the Royal Palace Museum, where you can see many interesting artifacts, such as traditional costumes, jewelry, ornaments, rare furniture, etc.
Then, you will visit Wat Xieng Thong, which is the most famous and beautiful temple in Luang Prabang. Built-in 1560, the temple is a distillation of the ancient temple architecture style. Here, you can appreciate the classical Laotian aesthetics up close, from the roofs sweeping low to the ground to the gold pillars carved with patterns.
After that, you will move on to the Wat Wisunarat Temple and Wat Aham with impressive stupas.
In the afternoon, you will head to the Arts and Ethnology Centre to learn more about Laos’ ethnic cultures and continue to visit the weaving villages of Ban Xiengkhong and Ban Xienglek.
Later, you will get back to the city and visit Wat Mai before climbing up Mount Phousi. You will be indulged in the sunset view of the city and the Mekong River.
At night, you can explore the Night Market, where you will find kinds of handmade textiles, homemade handicrafts, etc.
Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.
Royal Palace now is the National Museum in Luang Prabang.
Day 6: Luang Prabang
Before breakfast at the hotel, you will first partake in a Morning Alms (Sai Bat) on the street.
Then, after having breakfast, you will go to take a 2-hour boat trip along the Mekong River to the Pak Ou Cave. En route, you will not only enjoy the scenery along the Mekong River but also see how the locals lead their life at the riverside.
Later, you will explore the Pak Ou Cave, where a number of gold lacquered Buddha statues are.
The last site for today is Kuang Si Waterfalls. You can enjoy the natural scenery, take some exciting outdoor activities, or just relax in the park.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to the city.
Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.
The stunning natural scenery of Kuang Si Waterfalls.
Day 7: Luang Prabang Departure
Say goodbye to Laos.
You are free to arrange your time until the guide transfer you to the airport.
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Service Included

Private English-speaking tour guide
All entrance ticket fees for sightseeing listed in the itinerary
Private van for land transportation
Meals as specified in the itinerary
Hotel accommodation
Governmental taxes

Service Excluded

International air tickets
Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee
Meals as not listed in the itinerary
Tips and gratitude to the guide and driver
Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks, etc.

Laos Travel Restriction

Please make sure you have applied for a Laos tourist visa. You can apply for a visa through your local Lao Embassy or you can choose to apply for a visa on arrival. When you request a quote, our professional local travel consultant will provide you with more detailed guidance on the visa application for Laos.

Visa-free countries for Laos include Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Brunei, and Myanmar.

Laos is currently open for travel to visitors from all over the world. You can enter the country as long as you are vaccinated and have a negative antigen COVID-19 test result. A health declaration form and appropriate documents need to be filled out online in advance.

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