Meet on arrival at Wattay International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time we could schedule visits to Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple still standing in Vientiane and Ho Phra Keo, once the royal temple of Lao monarchy. After dinner at the hotel, take a stroll along the Mekong and relax in a cafe by the riverfront.
Today, your expedition takes you to remote villages and tranquil hamlets of the Akha, Yao and Lantan hill tribe people on the mountain. After lunch break, take a short trekking through the paddy rice field to the hill tribe villages of Thaidam, Lou and Ikor ethnic minorities.
Moung Sing is known for its morning market where the various tribal communities gather on the edge of the town for commerce and wearing their colorful attires. Visit the market and continue your journey south to Oudomxay.
Spend the morning to explore Oudomxay and its surrounding ethnic villages before heading off to our next destination, Nong Khiaw.
From here, take a slow boat cruising down on the Nam Ou River to Luang Prabang. Enjoy this spectacular boat ride through lush green forest and dramatic limestone karts landscape with occasional stops to remote hamlets and tranquil villages. Arrive to Pak Ou Caves (or Buddha caves) at mid-day. Visit the caves and continue your trip down the river to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Luang Prabang, one of the most charming towns in Southeast Asia.
Today's highlights are visits to the villages of Hmong, Khmu Laoloum and Ban Thapene and the beautiful Khuangsi Waterfall. Return to Luang Brabang for lunch at the famed Elephant restaurant. Continue your visits to the Royal Palace Museum, the magnificent Wat Xiengthong and the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun. Enjoy sunset on the top of of Mt. Phousi with the dramatic view of the city on one side and the Mekong on the other.
This morning capture one of the most quintessential images of Luang Brabang, the alms-giving procession or Tak Bat. Then, take a relaxing walk along the King’s road along the Mekong and Nam Khan before transfering to the airport for your departing flight.
- Service of IA tour director & local guides
- Accommodations with tax and service charges
- Intra airfare
- All meals except 2 dinner
- Sightseeing as noted in itinerary & entrance fees to sites and museums
- Airport transfers
- Surface transportation in air conditioned vehicles
- Visa provision services
- Luggage handling (two pieces of luggage per person)
- International (trans-Pacific) airfare
- Visa fees
- Excess baggage charges
- Beverages at meals
- Travel insurance
- At time of reservation: $300 (non-refundable)
- 120 days prior to departure: 20% of tour cost
- 60 days prior to departure: Balance
- 61-90 days prior to departure: 75% refund
- 45-60 days prior to departure: 50% refund
- 44 days or less to departure: No refund
In the event Insiders Asia cancels the tour, a full refund (deposits & final payment) will be honored.