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the Lost Cities

Time:  6 Days 5 Nights

Departure:  Vientiane – Pakse – Don Khong Island

Themee:  Classic Tours
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Inclusive of above prices:

  • Private transportation in private air-conditioned
  • Accommodation in twin shared 
  • Private boat trip as stated in above sights
  • Russian speaking Guide
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • Meals: daily breakfast at hotel
  • Gov’t tax and service charge
  • Luggage handling
  • 2 bottles of drinking water per day during the tour
  • 2 cold towels per day during the tour

 

Exclusive of above prices:

  • Visa stamping fee
  • Int’l air tickets to / from Laos
  • Domestic ticket with airport tax
  • Travel Insurance in all kinds
  • Meals: lunch or dinner where not stated
  • Single room (quoted separately)
  • Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others

DAY 1: Arrival –Vientiane

On arrival in Vientiane Capital, you will be met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. After checking into the hotel,we continue our sightseeing tour of the surrounding areas of Vientiane; we visit the impressive Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge and the Buddha Park, a a scattered enchanting collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures on the Mekong Riverside meadow, close to the Friendship Bridge. There are approximately 200 religious images dating back over 500 years, which were created by a mysterious monk spreading his philosophy on life and revealing his ideas about the universe. A spectacular view of over the Mekong River at sunset is a perfect way to finish the day.
Overnight in Vientiane

Arrival –Vientiane

DAY 2: Vientiane - City Tour (B/…/…)

AM: After breakfast, we continue to explore Vientiane capital by visiting the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. . Enroute to Lao’s national precious heritage, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you will have the opportunity to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.

PM: We continue visiting the rest of Vientiane by foot, including Wat Ong Tue, Wat Inpeng and Wat Haisok. We pass by the major shopping area continuing to the Vientiane Central Market of Talad Sao and Talad Kouadin where various goods are displayed for sale; including fresh food, household goods, souvenirs, textiles, gold, silver and antiques. We return to the Mekong Riverside in the late afternoon for observing the sunset.

Overnight in Vientiane

Vientiane - City Tour (B/…/…)

DAY 3: Vientiane – Pakse – Don Khong Island (Flight) (B/…/…)

After breakfast, we catch an early flight to Pakse. On arrival, we drive on the National Road No. 13th south to Champassak and to visit the fascinating pre-angkorian ruins of Wat Phu, one of Southeast Asia\'s most dramatically situated temples. We have time to explore these intriguing Khmer ruins, which are perched at the base of Mount Phu Kao. Wat Phu is one of the Lao World Heritage sites recognized by UNESCO in 2001, this wonderful archeological site of Khmer civilization dates back to the 10th century, predating the famous Angkor Wat in Cambodia. We continue our journey by road to Don Khong, the largest island in the South Mekong river region known as the 4000 islands, one of the most scenic areas in Laos.

Overnight in Don Khong Island

Vientiane – Pakse – Don Khong Island (Flight) (B/…/…)

DAY 4: Don Khong Island – Surrounding (Boat) (B/…/…)

After an early breakfast, we explore the local villages of Ban Khone, where you will see an array of relics from the French colonial era and retrace the old colonial past, including old French colonial buildings and the remnants of the first Lao railway with it’s locomotive. We continue discover the 4000 islands area by boat at our leisure to visit the Liphi waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls marking the end of Lao border to Cambodia, also known as the Samphamith. If we are lucky, we may even see the rare freshwater Irrawaddy Mekong dolphin at Ban Hang Khone. We return to Ban Nakasang and drive to famous waterfalls of Khone Phapeng, the largest waterfall in South East Asia, known as Niagara of the east.

Overnight in Don Khong Island

Don Khong Island – Surrounding (Boat) (B/…/…)

DAY 5: Don Khong Island - Tadlo – Pakse (B/…/…)

Upon leaving Done Khone Island, we continue our journey towards Tadlo, through Boloven plateau. The Boloven Plateau is known for its cooler temperature being located high above the Mekong Valley. Rivers run off this high plateau in all directions and then plunge out to lush forests along in a series of spectacular surging waterfalls. A trip to the plateau provides a refreshing break from the heat and allows you to observe the cultivation of rich coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, and other crops that can be seen en route. This trip gives visitors the chance to venture off the beaten track and to discover some of the lesser-known areas of Laos, exploring the wild beauty of this southern region. Upon arrival at Tad Lo waterfall, we visit the villages of Alak, Nge, and Katu, populated by ethnic minority groups. We return to Pakse by late evening.

Overnight in Pakse

Don Khong Island - Tadlo – Pakse (B/…/…)

DAY 6: Pakse – Vientiane(B/…/…)

After breakfast, transfer to airport for your departure flight to Vientiane.
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Pakse – Vientiane(B/…/…)

1. Itinerary

This tour is desinged with balandced activites and pace. If you want to customize it, you may always change its itinerary and accommodations according to yours needs.

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DAY 1: Arrival –Vientiane

On arrival in Vientiane Capital, you will be met and transferred to your centrally located...

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DAY 2: Vientiane - City Tour (B/…/…)

AM: After breakfast, we continue to explore Vientiane capital by visiting the major sights...

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DAY 3: Vientiane – Pakse – Don Khong Island (Flight) (B/…/…)

After breakfast, we catch an early flight to Pakse. On arrival, we drive on the National...

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DAY 4: Don Khong Island – Surrounding (Boat) (B/…/…)

After an early breakfast, we explore the local villages of Ban Khone, where you will see...

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DAY 5: Don Khong Island - Tadlo – Pakse (B/…/…)

Upon leaving Done Khone Island, we continue our journey towards Tadlo, through Boloven...

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DAY 6: Pakse – Vientiane(B/…/…)

After breakfast, transfer to airport for your departure flight to Vientiane. End of...

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