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SEA-03 Laos – Luang Prabang and the Plain of Jars

  • Price from: 1680USD per person
  • Trip day:7 days 6 nights days


  Highlights: Pak Ou Caves, temples & colonial architecture of World Heritage Luang Prabang, Plain of Jars, Vientiane, Lao food.

  A one week tour of some of the historical, cultural and scenic highlights of northern Laos including the ancient capital, now UNESCO World Heritage Site, Luang Prabang, where you can explore the beautiful temples and colonial architecture of what is acknowledged to be the best preserved city in Southeast. Asia, followed by a spectacular drive through the central highlands to the remote, yet fascinating and mysterious Plain of Jars before completing the tour in the vibrant present day capital of Vientiane.




  Included in the price:

  * 6 nights accommodation in privately owned hotels

  * Daily meals out of hotel (as detailed in the tour description)

  * Admission charges where applicable as shown in the tour description

  * English-speaking local guide

  * A/C tourism transportation in the program

  * Service charges for baggage handling between airports/train stations and hotels

  * Service charge and Government tax


  Not included in the price:

  * International or domestic flights and tax

  * Personal consumption

  * Visa fee

  * Tips for drivers, guides and hotel porters


  Airfare: Phonsavan/Vientiane: 65USD p/p


Payment should be finished four weeks before the arrival of the group.

Cancellation: You may cancel your confirmed booking, but this must be in written letter (email or fax). But if cancellation occurs after your confirmation to book the tour, or if you fail to pay the full cost of the tour within the specified time, you will be liable to pay cancellation charges.

Cancellation charges are as follows:

  • No less than 30 days before arrival: $150 per person
  • 30 to 15 days before arrival: $300 per person
  • 14 to 7 days before arrival: 60% of the full payment per person
  • 6 to 0 days before arrival: 100% of the full payment per person

 Traveler substitutions are considered reservation cancellations and are subject to the above cancellation fees. After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

Refunding: If you have paid for the tour but then have to cancel it more than 15 days before the start of your tour, we will refund all the payment except the deposit ($300 per person). If cancellation has to be made within 15 days, we will charge some cancellation penalty as well as the deposit, according to how much we have to pay to our suppliers. We will try our best to decrease your loss because we know it's not your purpose to cancel it.

Day 1: Arrival Luang Prabang
Our tour begins in Luang Prabang with a scenic boat trip up the picturesque Mekong River to the village of Ban Muang Keo for a short trek to reach the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Return to Luang Prabang for sunset at Phu Si Temple and a chance to sample some local specialities in a riverside restaurant.
Overnight Luang Prabang
Day 2: Luang Prabang B/L
Nestled in the mountains, long isolated from the outside world, we’ll discover World Heritage Site, Luang Prabang’s fabulous temples, French colonial architecture and taste Lao delicacies (and the famous Lao beer!) in riverside cafes. Morning walking tour of the town including the National Museum & former king’s palace, Wat Xiengthong, Phu Si Hill Temple and the Fine Arts School to see how traditional Lao arts and handicrafts are being preserved. The afternoon is at leisure to allow you to wander the quiet, picturesque lanes or check out the hill-tribe handicraft market?
Overnight Luang Prabang
Day 3: Luang Prabang B/L
Day trip through the surrounding hills to visit the spectacular Kuang Si Waterfalls and to discover the fascinating, traditional village life of some of the local peoples.
Overnight Luang Prabang
Day 4: Luang Prabang - Phonsavan B/L
Early departure for a drive along scenic mountain roads to Phonsavan Town in Xieng Khouang province – location of the famous and mysterious ‘Plain of Jars’. Stops on the way include; Ban Kiu Kam Pone, a Khmu village, Phou Khoun for lunch, and the Hmong village of Ban Son Boom. Our final stop of the day is a reminder that this region played a major part during the Vietnam War as we visit a hidden cave temple that served as an army hospital during the combat. Late afternoon arrival in Phonsavan and atmospheric dusk visit to one of the famous jar sites.
Overnight in Phonsavan
Day 5: Phonsavan - Vientiane B/L
Morning visit to the Mines Action Group or MAG office to learn about the work they do in clearing land mines and unexploded ordnance in the area. We then transfer out to the picturesque Jar Site 2, and begin our 1 hour trek along the ridge to the impressive Jar Site 3, consisting over around 150 jars located on top of a hill, offering great views over the surrounding countryside. Lunch in Phonsavan before a flight to the Lao capital of Vientiane and time perhaps to stretch our legs with a stroll along the Mekong waterfront for sundowners in a riverbank cafe.
Overnight in Vientiane
Day 6: Vientiane B/L
Day tour of some of the city’s fascinating sites; Si Saket Temple with its thousand Buddha images, the bustling morning market and Vientiane’s most famous monument – the That Luang Stupa as well as the unusual ‘Buddha Park’. Less cheerful, but we feel important and highly informative stops, will also be made at the excellent COPE exhibition centre, highlighting a major problem many of the local people face daily in the form of unexploded ordnance as a result of the heavy bombing campaigns during the Vietnam War era and the Lao Disabled Women’s Centre, which provides valuable training and schooling for disabled women in Laos.
Overnight in Vientiane
Day 7: Departure Vientiane B
See off, end of service.