OVERLAND TOUR OF LAOS


Overland Tour
Laos 10 - 10 Days / 9 Nights - Laos from North to South (private tour)

 

Daily departure from Houixay, but only as private tour.

 

Day 1 : Houixay - Pak Beng

 

Early morning cross the border to Houixay. Slow boat 5 - 6 hours on the Mekong River to down to Pak Beng. On the way stop over the villages along the river Ban Houi Lam Pen and Ban Pak Tha. Lunch on the way. Overnight: Pak Beng.

 

 

 

Day 2 : Pak Beng - Hongsa

 

Breakfast. After breakfast speed boat trip on the Mekong River to Taxoang. Continue do drive to Hongsa. Lunch. Afternoon visit to the ethnic minority villages with elephant ride. Overnight: Hongsa.

 

 

 

 

Day 3 : Hongsa - Luang Prabang

 

Breakfast. Drive back to Taxoang. Speed boat trip on the Mekong River to Luang Prabang. On the way visit the holy caves of Pak Ou, housing thousands of old styles and sizes of Buddha images. Continue to see the rice wine traditional distillation at Ban Sang Hai. Lunch on the way. Overnight: Luang Prabang.

 

 

Day 4 : Luang Prabang

 

After Breakfast, we will explore the city, we visit the National Museum housed in the former Royal Palace and Wat Xieng Thong well known example of Luang Prabang temple architecture. Lunch. Afternoon visit Wat Mai, Wat Visoun and the hand weaving village at Ban Phanom. Overnight: Luang Prabang.

 

 

Day 5 : Luang Prabang - Xieng Khouang

 

Breakfast. Transfer to airport for flight to Phonesavanh, the capital of Xieng Khouang. Transfer to the hotel. (transportation here is by non air-conditioned jeep or 4 WD). Lunch. Afternoon visit the main site of the jars which number several hundred and range in size up to 6 to ones. They are thought to be several thousand years old. Continue to Salato Mountain where there is a second and rarely-visited site. Overnight: Xieng Khouang

 

 

Day 6 : Xieng Khouang - Vientiane

 

Breakfast. Visit the Market. Transfer to airport to fly to Vientiane. Arrival in Vientiane and transfer to the hotel. Lunch. Afternoon city tour and visit its beautiful temple: Wat Pra Keo , the original home of the emerald Buddha, Wat Sisaket, the only temple in Vientiane that has survived the destruction of the city by the Siamese, That Luang Stupa, the National shrine with the golden stupa, Patuxai, a large monument reminiscent of the Arc de Triumph in Paris. Continue watching the sunset on the Mekong river. Overnight: Vientiane.

 

 

Day 7 : Vientiane - Pakse

 

Breakfast. Transfer to airport to fly to Pakse. Boat trip to Champasack and visit Wat Phou, the ruins of Khmer. Check in hotel and lunch. Afternoon visit the hidden ruins of Oun Moung Overnight Pakse.

 

 

 

Dag 8 : Pakse - Attopeu - Pakse

 

Breakfast. Leave the hotel after breakfast by car for a day trip to Attapeu Province. Stop on the way at the Bolaven Plateau, a fertile area where the best coffee in Laos is grown by the local ethnic minorities. There are several impressive waterfalls in the area including Sekatamtok Waterfall. Lunch on the way. Overnight Pakse.

 

 

 

Dag 9 : Pakse - Tad Lo

 

Breakfast. Leave after breakfast by road for Tad Lo, a scenic riverside area with waterfalls and rock pools. On arrival at Tad Lo explore the villages, forests and streams on elephant back, a practical and nice way to discover the countryside. Overnight Tad Lo.

 

 

 

Day 10 : Tad Lo - Pakse - Chongmeck Breakfast. Transfer to the boarder, Laos / Thailand, or to Pakse Airport.

 

Accommodation: Pak Beng at Luangxay Lodger or similar, Hongsa at Hongkham Hotel or similar, Luang Prabang at Phousi Hotel or similar, Xieng Khouang at Phou Pa Deng Hotel or similar, Vientiane at Novotel or similar, Pakse at Champasack Palace or similar, Tad Lo at Tad Lo Lodge or similar.

 

 

Tour Includes: Hotel in TWN sharing room basis, Breakfast & Lunch, Private transportation car & boat, Sightseeing & Entrance fees, Elephant riding, an English speaking guide and Domestic flight LPQ - XK - VTE - PS. The tour does not include any beverages, dinners, Personal expenses, International Air ticket, Visa (EUR 30) and Airport Tax.

 

Laos 10 - 10 Days / 9 Nights - Laos from North to South (private tour)