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Luang Prabang – Vientiane - Pak Ou Cave – Pakse - Don Khone Island 7 Days

Thời gian: 7 ngày/6 đêm
Giá Tour: 868 - 1.238 (USD)
Ngày xuất phát: Daily
Xuất phát/Kết thúc: Pakse/Luang Prabang
Thăm Quan: Laos Packages Tours: Luang Prabang – Lao Spirit adventure - Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave - Luang Prabang – Pakse - Khone Island - Don Khone Island – Surrounding – Khone Phapheng Resort

Giới thiệu

On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred directly onto a traditional boat for a 2-hour cruise to Champasak. Disembark at this ancient town, known as Champa Kingdom; continue by car to Wat Phou, another World Heritage Site in Laos, which became recognized by UNESCO in 2002

+ Luang Prabang

Colour is the first of Luang Prabang’s virtues to greet travellers. Pearly frangipanis with their heady perfume, banks of overgrown trees peppered with scarlet flowers, the burnt sienna robes of hundreds of monks and their novices, and resplendent gold and claret wats. The scent of fresh coffee, river activity, produce markets and spicy food soon follows. And then the broader aesthetics begin to unfold. Encircled by mountains, and set 700m above sea level at the confluence of the Nam Khan (Khan River) and the Mekong River, Luang Prabang is now Laos’ foremost tourist showpiece. The brew of gleaming temple roofs, crumbling French provincial architecture and multiethnic inhabitants captivates even the most jaded travellers, and the quiet benevolence of the city’s residents lulls them into a somnambulant bliss.

+ Pak Ou cave

Pak Ou Cave is located about 25 km from Luang Prabang. It can be reached by boat from Luang Prabang. Alternatively you can go by a soonthaew, that will bring you to the opposite bank of the river, where boats will be waiting to take you to the other site.
There are two levels. One cave entrance is clearly visible from the river. The higher level can be reached after climbing some stairs. Bring a flashlight with you, if possible. Both caves have lots of small and bigger Buddha images, mostly donated by local people.

+ Vientiane

This delightfully friendly capital, studded with crumbling French mansions, bougainvillea­-blooming streets and steaming noodle stalls, is somewhere between a big town and a diminutive city; the kind of place you might find a Graham Greene protagonist. Its conveniently compact travellers’ enclave is based around Nam Phu, the Mekong riverside and Setthariat and Samsenthai streets.

Full of things to see, from Buddha Park to the Morning market and an impossibly rich selection of international cuisine – most pointedly French – you’ll find yourself slowly won over by the easy charms of this evolving backwater. The city may reveal its beauty less readily than Luang Prabang, but spend a few days visiting its unusual sights, sampling its excellent food and enjoying a Beer Lao at sunset by the river, and you’ll soon feel at home here.

+ Pakse Laos:

Founded by the French in 1905 as an administrative outpost, Pakse sits at the confluence of the Mekong River and the Se Don (Don River) and is the capital of Champasak Province. The town has grown quickly since the Lao-Japanese Bridge across the Mekong was opened in 2002, facilitating brisk trade with Thailand. Its position on the way to Si Phan Don in the far south, the Bolaven Plateau and remote provinces to the east, and Thailand to the west means anyone choosing to travel in the south will almost certainly spend time in Pakse.

The centre of Pakse retains the sort of Mekong River–town lethargy found in Savannakhet and Tha Khaek further north. Fewer colonial-era buildings remain, though do look for the Franco-Chinese–style Chinese Society building on Th 10 in the centre of town.
The vast Talat Dao Heung (New Market) near the Lao-Japanese Bridge is one of the biggest in the country, famous for its selection of fresh produce and coffee from the fertile Bolaven Plateau. Short day trips from Pakse can be made to Ban Saphai and Don Kho, weaving centres 15km north of town.
Chương trình

Clear out  Day1.    Arrival – Pakse – Don Khone (4000 Islands)

On arrival at the airport, Viet Green Travel will be met you and transferred directly onto a traditional boat for a 2-hour cruise to Champasak.  Disembark at this ancient town, known as Champa Kingdom; continue by car to Wat Phou, another World Heritage Site in Laos, which became recognized by UNESCO in 2002. Vat Phou is the site of ruins which were once part of a temple built some time before Angkor Wat in Siem Reap. It contains some of the most ancient Khmer architectures which date back to between the 7-11th centuries. In the afternoon you will drive to Don Khone, an area of 4000 islands which is the widest point of the Mekong River during the rainy season, although during the dry months the river recedes, leaving behind thousands of islands and islets. This area of the river is also famous for being the home to the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins. En route, we stop to visit the ruins of the Khmer temple of Oup Mong at Ban Houei Tomo and continue driving to Don Khone Island at Ban Nakasang pier to board a long tailed motor boat to the peaceful Don Khone Island.

Pakse Laos 2

Overnight on Don Khone Island  

Clear out
Day2.    Don Khone – Phou Asa – Pakse (B/…/…)
 

After an early morning breakfast, we begin by re-tracing the French colonial-past at Ban Khone, where some old colonial houses still stand and glimpse the first Lao railway with its own locomotive. We continue our exploration of the area of the 4000 islands leisurely by boat and visit the most beautiful Liphi waterfall, also known as the Samphamith, which forms a natural border between Lao and Cambodia. If we have luck, we may catch a glimpse of the rare freshwater Irrawaddy Mekong dolphin at Ban Hang Khone. 

We return to Ban Nakasang and drive to the famous waterfall of Khone Phapeng - the largest waterfall in South East Asia, also known as the 'Niagara of the east'. In the afternoon we drive to Pakse and on the way stop in Phou Asa to visit the vestiges of the temple dating back to the 18th century. [If time permits and elephants available] We may get a chance to experience elephant riding for 2hrs through forest paths. We reach Pakse before sunset; there you will be transferred to your hotel.

Don Khone waterfall

 Overnight in Pakse

Clear out
Day3.    Pakse – Saravanh –Boloven – Tadlo (B/…/…)

After breakfast we make an excursion to Tadlo via the plateau of Boloven, where tea and coffee plantations produce the infamous Lao coffee. You will have the chance to observe the traditional coffee and tea makers. En route we visit the ethnic villages of Ban Tateng to experience the traditional lifestyles of the Alack, Katu and Nge tribes.

We continue to visit the charming village of Tadlo where you will be transferred to the Tadlo resort. You will enjoy swimming in the pool of the Tadlo waterfall which is situated close to the resort.

Wat Phu Temple

Overnight in Tadlo

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Day4.    Tadlo – Pakse – Vientiane (by flight) (B/…/…)
 

In the early morning we drive to Pakse to board a flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to our centrally located hotel. A city tour acquaints us with the major sights of the capital. We visit the sacred Wat Sisaket the oldest temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image.

On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. We enjoy a sunset by the Mekong Riverside.

Tadlo Laos

Overnight in Vientiane

Clear out
Day5.    Vientiane - Luang Prabang (B/…/…)
 

After breakfast you will have free time until your transfer to the airport for a short flight to Luang Prabang. Upon landing we check into our hotel and visit Wat Visoun, the site of the impressive Thad Makmo stupa. The rounded dome is more Sinhalese in style than Lao. Phousi hill stands right in the center of this small city.  We climb its 350 steps to enjoy impressive views of the surrounding area, for many miles in each direction.

Wat Phousi sits atop the mountain, alongside the skeletons of Indochina war anti-aircraft guns!  We then continue to visit Wat Mai. Built in 1796, this five-tiered roof of the wooden Sim (chapel) emphasizes the graceful Luang Prabang architectural style. We explore Street Night Market, where you will find a lovely collection of local handmade textiles of the hill tribes surrounding Luang Prabang.

Luang Prabang

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Clear out
Day6.    Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves (B/…/…)
 

Today, we enjoy a short-guided tour of the city’s oldest temple Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its sweeping low roofs, which represents the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. We then embark on a boat journey upstream along the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims.

En route, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where the local specialty of rice wine is produced. Once back in Luang Prabang city we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, well known for its hand weaving.

Pak Ou cave

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Clear out 
Day7.    Luang Prabang – Departure (B/…/…)
 

After breakfast, we visit the National Museum (close Tuesday), which was once a king's palace. Displayed inside this museum is a collection of personal artifacts from the royal family, including photos, musical instruments, and many gifts received from the dignitaries of foreign countries.

Transfer you to the airport for the next destination ! Viet Green Travel see you again !


Chi tiết

Group size
Valid From 01 Oct, 12 – 30 Sep, 2013
Price per person in USD in party of
1 2 3-4 5-6 7-9 10-14 SglSup
 Superior
2,199
1,385
1,144
980
929
868
396
 First Class
2,778
1,659
1,395
1,206
1,163
1,125
593
 Deluxe
2,840
1,738
1,494
1,333
1,273
1,236
695
 Luxury
5,750
3,222
2,988
2,797
2,731
2,699
2,119

Hotel list:

STANDARD HOTEL

LUANG PRABANG    =    Manoluck Hotel (Standard Room) www.manoluckhotel.com
LAO SIPIRIT AREA    =    Lao Spirit Resort (Standard Room) www.lao-spirit.com
KHONE ISLAND    =    Sala Donkhone (Standard Room)
KHONEPHAPHENG    =    Khonephapheng Resort (Standard Room) www.khonephaphengresort.com

FIRST CLASS HOTEL

LUANG PRABANG    =    Villa Santi Hotel (Deluxe Room) www.villasantihotel.com
LAO SIPIRIT AREA    =    Lao Spirit Resort (Standard Room) www.lao-spirit.com
KHONE ISLAND    =    Sala Phae Floating (Standard Room)
KHONEPHAPHENG    =    Khonephapheng Resort (Standard Room) www.khonephaphengresort.com

SUPERIOR HOTEL

LUANG PRABANG    =    Grand Luang Prabang Hotel (Deluxe Room) www.grandluangprabang.com
LAO SIPIRIT AREA    =    Lao Spirit Resort (Standard Room) www.lao-spirit.com
KHONE ISLAND    =    Sala Phae Floating (Standard Room)
KHONEPHAPHENG    =    Khonephapheng Resort (Standard Room) www.khonephaphengresort.com

DELUXE HOTEL

LUANG PRABANG    =    La Residence Phouvao Hotel (Garden View Room) www.residencephouvao.com
LAO SIPIRIT AREA    =    Lao Spirit Resort (Standard Room) www.lao-spirit.com
KHONE ISLAND    =    Sala Phae Floating (Standard Room)
KHONEPHAPHENG    =    Khonephapheng Resort (Standard Room) www.khonephaphengresort.com


Tour price includes:

  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
  • All private transfer and transportation
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • Experienced English or French speaking guide.
  • All In-tour flights as per itinerary.
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • Seasonal fruits, tissues and water on coach.
  • Services charges and government tax.
  • Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service.
  • No extra charge after confirmation
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
  • Tour price excludes:

  • International flights
  • International departures taxes
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverage
  • Laos visa on arrival (Easy and highly recommended)
  • Other services not mentioned above.

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