The Best Laos Tour for the First-time Travelers

This tour follows a north-south route and will take you to discover three popular cities of Laos, namely Luang Prabang, Vientiane and Pakse, and its surrounding highlights.

You will not miss the splendid Buddhist temples and cultural sites in Luang Prabang and Vientiane, like Royal Palace Museum, Wat Si Saket, Pha That Luang etc. Also you will explore the nature wonders in southern Laos, including Bolaven Plateau and the 4000 Islands. The trip will get you immersed in the charm of Laos with complete ease.
Travel Route: Luang Prabang - Vientiane - Don Khong - Pakse
Day: 8
Best for: First-timers
Tour Type: Escorted private tour with personal tour guide and vehicle
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Explore Laos' famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, Luang Prabang

Visit the wonderful Royal Palace Museum, Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Aham and other Buddshist temples, and discover Pak Ou Cave and Kuang Si Waterfalls.

Get to know Laos’ capital, Vientiane

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

Discover the higlights of the scenic Bolaven Plateau

Visit the famous Tad Fane Waterfalls, learn about tea and coffee growing while visit a plantation, and meet local ethnic minorities.

Cruise along the tranquil 4000 Islands

Visit Don Khong island, Khone Phapheng Falls and appreciate the breathtaking scenery along Mekong River.

Wat Si Saket
Tad Fane
Four Thousand Islands

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; Luang Prabang to Vientiane
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 to the airport for the flight to Vientiane, the capital of Laos. The flights takes about 40 minutes only.
Stay overnight in Vientiane.
The stunning natural scenery of Kuang Si Waterfalls.
Day 4: Vientiane Tour
Today, you will take a full-day trip in Vientiane. 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 5: Vientiane to Pakse; Bolaven Plateau Sightseeing
After breakfast, you will take a flight to Pakse, the most important city in southern Laos. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a scenic drive of about 45 minutes to the region of Bolaven Plateau.
Bolaven Plateau is a famous for its beautiful scenery, spectacular waterfalls, ethnic villages as well as coffee farms. The climate here is cool, as the plateau’s elevation is between 1000 and 1350 meters.
First you will go to visit the famous Tad Fane Waterfalls, which falls an impressive 120 meters. It is located in the Dong Hua Sao Nature Reserve. Then continue to the Tad Champi and Tad Yeung waterfalls, which are 42 meters high and are surrounded by lush vegetation.
After that go to a tea and coffee plantation, to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and meet local ethnic minorities.
At the end of the day, you will be transferred back to Pakse for night stay. If time permits, you can also freely explore the city streets and local markets in Pakse.
Stay overnight in Pakse.
Visit the famous Tad Fane Waterfalls
Day 6: Pakse to Don Khong
Today, you will leave Pakse and travel to Don Khong following the Mekong River. On the way, you will stop to visit the Wat Phou, which is a ruined Khmer temple with more than 1000 years of history. It has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001.
Then continue your journey to Don Khong, also known Khong Island, the largest island in Southern Laos and the start of the 4,000 Islands. Upon arrival, you will take a local boat to Don Khone, which is a peaceful island and the place you spend the night today.
Overnight in Don Khong.
Wat Phou is a remarkably well-preserved complex.
Day 7: 4000 Islands Tour; Don Khong to Pakse
Today, you will explore the famous Four Thousand Islands, also known as Si Phan Don in Lao. As the names suggests, it is comprised of lots of tiny islands that scattered in the vast Mekong Delta. Many of the islands are too tiny and inhabited, and the four main islands to visit are Don Khong, Don Som, Don Det, and Don Khon.
You will take a boat and cruise along the Mekong River, to leisurely explore this picturesque place. There are a number of pristine beaches, temples on these islands, as well as a series of waterfalls and rapids.
You will visit the impressive Khone Phapheng Falls, which is the widest waterfall in the world and the largest waterfall in Southeast Asia.
After today’s sightseeing, you will head back to Pakse from Don Khong, to spend your night.
Overnight in Pakse.
Four Thousand Islands
Day 8: Pakse 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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