The Best Laos Tour for the First-time Travelers

Exploring the heritages of Laos by this 9-day tour, you will start from Luang Prabang to Vientiane via Vang Vieng with a day trip to the mysterious plain of jars in Phonsavan.

You will have a panoramic view of Laos and appreciate the culture, the religion, as well as the natural beauty of this stunning country on the Mekong River.
Travel Route: Luang Prabang - Phonsavan - Vang Vieng - Vientaine
Day: 9
Best for: First-timers
Tour Type: Escorted private tour with personal tour guide and vehicle
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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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Enjoy the most popular destination in Laos, Luang Prabang

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

Explore the Mysterious UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Plain of Jars

Visit the plain in Xieng Khuang that is dotted with huge giant limestone jars that for centuries no one knew what they were used for.

Visit the stunning mountain town of Vang Vieng

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

Get to know Laos’ capital, Vientiane

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

Arts and Ethnology Centre
Royal Palace Museum
Budda Park

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival
Welcome to Luang Prabang!
Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at Luang Prabang International Airport and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is for you to take a good rest or have a leisure walk around to have a glimpse of the city.
Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 2: Luang Prabang Tour
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 3: Luang Prabang Tour
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 4: Luang Prabang to Phonsavan
Today, you will take a long time drive from Luang Prabang to Phonsavan, where the Plain of Jars is.
Upon arrival, your local guide will take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you.
Stay overnight in Phonsavan.
Day 5: Day Trip to the Plain of Jars
After breakfast at the hotel, you will take a drive to the Plain of Jars, a UNESCO world heritage site in Xieng Khouang.
Together with Stonehenge in England, Easter Island in Chile, and the Stone Man Circle in South America, the plain of jars is known as one of the "Four Great Stone Mysteries of the World". You will be amazed to see a large number of limestone jars scattered on the plain. No one knows what they were used for. The mystery of these stone jars makes this rural area attractive to many tourists from all over the world.
After the tour, you will get back to the town.
Stay overnight in Phonsavan.
Plain of Jars, a UNESCO world heritage site in Xieng Khouang
Day 6: Phonsavan 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 6 hours to reach Vang Vieng by van from Vientiane.
Vientiane is a famous leisure tourist destination in Laos. The unique karst topography and caves along the Nam Xong River make it perfect for cave exploration and rafting. Also, the villages along the river are good places to relax.
After arriving in Vang Vieng, you will check in at the hotel and explore around on your own, or just take a break in the hotel.
Stay overnight in Vang Vieng.
Day 7: Vang Vieng to Vientiane
After breakfast in the morning, you will leave Vang Vieng and head to Vientiane, the capital of Laos.
After checking into the hotel, you could take a sightseeing tour of the surrounding areas to see the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge and visit Budda Park.
Later, you will enjoy a spectacular view of the sunset over the Mekong River.
Stay overnight in Vientiane.
Day 8: Vientiane Tour
Today, you will enjoy a Vientiane city tour to explore the highlights of this city, like Wat Si Saket, Wat Ho Prakeo, and That Luang Stupa. Also, you will see the Patuxay (also known as Lao Arc de Triomphe), the landmark of Vientiane. /In the afternoon, you will visit Wat Ong Tue, Wat Inpeng, and Wat Haisok, to see the rest essentials of Vientiane.
Later, you will return to the Mekong Riverside and enjoy the last night in Laos.
Stay overnight in Vientiane.
Wat Si Saket, the oldest temple in Laos.
Day 9: Vientiane Departure
Say goodbye to Laos.
You are free to arrange your time before taking the scheduled transfer 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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