Laotian Pie


Luang Prabang – Pak Ou caves – Kuang Si falls – Vang Vieng – Vientiane – Phou Khao Khouay

12 Days / 11 Nights

From 72 US$/pers/day

  • The sunset from the top of mount Phou Si, an unforgettable experience…
  • Alms giving in Luang Prabang, a moment of intense communion with the local population.
  • Lunch at Phou Phieng Fa restaurant with an astonishing setting, surrounded by majestic mounts.
  • The touching visit to « Lao Disabled Women Development Center » which aim for reintegrate disabled women in working life, notably thanks to handicraft workshops.
  • The « Orchid’s Trek » : an amazing two-days hike in a national park to discover an exceptional flora.
  • Thematic, experiential and unique programs and journeys.
  • Direct link with full of creativity, skilled and trustworthy local agencies passionate about their destination.
  • Optimum standard of service during all your trip (before, during and after).
  • Availability of destination’s experts and access to practical informations, detailed and reajusted in real time.

From 72 US$/pers/day.

The price indicated above is only approximate, and can be subject to variation according to various factors like the season or even the number of travelers for example.

Do not forget that it is also variable considering the activities and the spirit around your trip, which can be completely customized to your wishes.

Do not hesitate to contact us to receive your own free tailored quote !

In all our programs, some meals will be included and some left at your own discretion (for some specific times, allowing you to discover some neighbourhoods for example).

Meals included will be indicated next to the Day thanks to the following abbreviations : BKF = Breakfast / LUN = Lunch / DIN = Dinner.

Note: Upon your arrival at Luang Prabang International Airport, it is possible to obtain your visa on arrival (VOA). Simply bring 1 passport picture along with between USD 30 and 45 / person in cash, visa fees varying from one nationality to another. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months beyond your return departure date. Visa on Arrival forms are available before immigration counters.

Day 1 = LUANG PRABANG (LUN)

Welcome by your Lao English-speaking tour guide in the arrival hall and transfer to your hotel for check-in.

The crown jewel of Laos, Luang Prabang, is perhaps the best–preserved traditional town in Southeast Asia. It is a sleepy town that has a long-standing reputation as a stronghold of Lao culture with splendid natural scenery and a sense of timelessness. Magical and charming Luang Prabang is a destination that every traveler has to see once in their lifetime. In 1995, Luang Prabang was voted by the UNESCO as a World Heritage town.

Lunch at local restaurant.

We then will ascend Phou Si hill. The hill commands great views over the town, the Mekong and the Nam Khan rivers and the mountainous ranges. It takes you 328 steps to reach the top, and at sunset set, the changing colors of the sky are particularly spectacular. The light reflecting on the golden spire of the temple at the top is also beautiful. The stairs are lined up with flamboyant and frangipani trees providing a deserved shade as you walk up and down.

Once back to ground level, end your day by stopping at the awakening Hmong minority people Night Market. It is held daily in the streets around the National Museum. Villagers come here to sell their handicrafts.

Dinner at Dyen Sabai restaurant, on the opposite shore of Nam Khan river (reachable by a little bamboo bridge). This charming place is perfect for a Sindad, the Laotian barbecue in which we grill on a metallic cupola our own thiny sliced meat and cook our vegetables in a bouillon. A friendly time particularly appreciated by locals !

Accommodation in Luang Prabang.

Day 2 = LUANG PRABANG (BKF/LUN/DIN)

After breakfast, you will discover the main sites in Luang Prabang. You will thus visit the Royal Palace (turned into a national museum), the Heritage House (which will help you to better understand the protection and spotlight politics of Luang Prabang) and Vat Xieng Mouane (a unique occasion to discover an education center for manual occupations linked to Bouddhism).

You will lunch at Atsalin restaurant, a simple restaurant patronized by locals and expatriates (famous in particular for its pasta with duck). After eating, you will head to Vat Xieng Thong, one of the most beautiful temple in the area.

You will then board for a private cruise on the Mekong, to Pak Ou caves (at the junction between Mekong and Nam Ou river). You will discover there in theses legendary caves hundreds of Buddha statues, placed here and there (it is a famous place of pilgrimage for Laotians).

Back to peninsula, we will head to Vat Phra Bat Tai to contemplate the sunset on the Mekong : simply unforgettable. You will then be able to enjoy a petanque game in one of the many fields of the city : funny moments guaranteed during this good experience with locals, which are really skilled in it!

For dinner, you will go to the night market and its amazing street food. You will find large buffets, in which you will be able to mix your plate at will and settle with locals to enjoy your meal.

Day 3 = LUANG PRABANG (BKF/LUN/DIN)

Early in the morning, head by Tuk-Tuk to the peninsula to witness and attend alms giving. Long lines of monks and novices stroll the street of the town center to collect their daily food subsistence from the worshippers. This ancient ritual is locally known as “Tak Bat”.

You will then take an excursion to Kuang Si waterfalls, a picturesque series of cascading waterfalls hidden in the forest (bring your swimsuit if you would like to enjoy a refreshing dip in the cool water of the pools). En route to the falls, your guide will take you to some of the nearby ethnic minority villages for a look into Laotian rural life and a chance to interact with the locals. Enjoy picnic lunch on site.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the Asian Black Bear Rescue Center.

It is also possible to hike to the top of the falls via a steep trail, and if the weather is good, you might enjoy a swim in the crystal clear water ponds.

Dinner at Pamsai restaurant, just as locals. Dishes will be placed on a large table and shared all together in a friendly atmosphere.

Day 4 = LUANG PRABANG (BKF)

Breakfast, and day fully free without guide or vehicle to discover the city and its surroundings at your own pace. We can nevertheless offer you different options.

Example : You will discover a weaving center, on the bank of the Mekong. Ock Pop Tok offers dyeing sessions, a hands-on experience with natural dye preparation to complete your own color dyes. At the end of the class you will take back home 3 dyed silk skeins. Many of the natural dyes used are grown in their garden. Just to name but a few colors will be turquoise, ochre, golden, ivory, emerald green, etc…

Do not hesitate to contact us for any other activity or visit aspiration.

Day 5 = LUANG PRABANG (BKF)

Breakfast, and day fully free without guide or vehicle to discover the city and its surroundings at your own pace. We can nevertheless offer you different options.

Example : You will discover a spinning top workshop, a toy particularly appreciated by Hmongs children. It is also a game played by adults for decades during spinning tops throws tournaments! You will craft your own wooden spinning top, before villagers propose you a game in a festive and warm atmosphere.

Do not hesitate to contact us for any other activity or visit aspiration.

Day 6 = VANG VIENG (BKF/LUN/DIN)

Breakfast and departure to Vang Vieng around 9am.

You will lunch at Phou Phieng Fa restaurant with an astonishing setting, surrounded by majestic mounts.

We will arrive around 3pm at Vang Vieng, a superb area full of karstic reliefs. You will be able to settle and enjoy a free end of the day to rest and delight in the amazing natural setting, in particular during the sunset.

Dinner at Amigo’s Vang Vieng (mexican restaurant).

Day 7 = VANG VIENG (BKF)

Breakfast, and day fully free without guide or vehicle to discover the city and its surroundings at your own pace. We can nevertheless offer you different options.

Examples : a promenade in a motorized pirogue on Nam Song river during the sunset, with amazing majestic mounts in the background;

A mountain bike ride in the countryside to explore at your own pace Vang Vieng’s surroundings and its bucolic charm;

A breakaway in buggy or ATV, to spice up your discovering of these astonishing landscapes;

A kayak trip to descend the peaceful Nam Song river;

A hike to one of the numerous caves to visit in the area.

Do not hesitate to contact us for any other activity or visit aspiration.

Day 8 = VIENTIANE (BKF/LUN/DIN)

Breakfast and we will head to Vientiane, the capital (around 4h further).

At arrival you will lunch at Sep Eeli restaurant (noodles soup made with fresh local ingredients).

In the afternoon you will notably visit That Luang (the most venerated monument in the country), Patuxay (the Laotian own Arc de Triomphe) and Vat Ho Prakeo (which used to host the “Emerald Buddha” that is now on display at Bangkok’s Royal Palace).

If time allows, you will then head to the COPE center, which was established in 2008 and provides a free permanent exhibition providing education on UXO in Laos, and information on the comprehensive rehabilitation services that they offer.

You will settle into your room at your hotel, and have dinner at Vieng Sawan (Vietnamese restaurant).

Day 9 = VIENTIANE (BKF)

Breakfast, and day fully free without guide or vehicle to discover the city and its surroundings at your own pace. We can nevertheless offer you different options.

Example (full day): We will leave Vientiane to join the « Lao Disabled Women Development Center » which is an active advocate for the rights, recognition and equal opportunities of disabled women. They achieve this not only through advocacy but also by training disabled women in a variety of fields to build their confidence and independence. After a short presentation of the project you will be able to observe their crafts or taking part of it during a newspapers recycling workshop!

You will lunch there, before continuing to « Buddha Park » (also called Xieng Khuan) where eccentric sculptures mixing Hinduism and buddhism were built in 1958. This park located around 30km from the capital on the Mekong’s banks differs from its originality and its peaceful setting.

Back to the town, your guide will recommend the best walkways in the city center.

Do not hesitate to contact us for any other activity or visit aspiration.

Day 10 = BAN HAT KHAY (BKF/LUN/DIN)

Breakfast in your hotel and departure to Ban Hat Khay, where your local guide will wait for you. We will head to Pha Say by car through a path bordered by rice paddies before reaching the natural park.

You will then start the « Orchid’s Trek » progressing on little shady paths, and will discover different types of forest (jungle, bamboo forest, etc…). Paths will be full of orchids everywhere, and you will be accompanied with an expert which will be able to let you discover all of its secrets!

You will have a picnic for lunch in a beautiful site, and enjoy the surrounding nature.

You will end the afternoon by a dip in Tad Say waterfall before going back to the village, in which you will have dinner and spend the night in a homestay.

Day 11 = VIENTIANE (BKF/LUN/DIN)

We will leave the village around 9am to go to Tad Leuk waterfall (around 20 min by the road). From there, you will walk in a dense and humid forest along the riverside. You will need around 2 hours walking to reach Tad Saang, a huge waterfall (more than 50m of width) where you will picnic.

It is a beautiful place with a big pond, ideal to swim.

After lunch, we will go back on the other side of Nam Leuk to join the departure point. The second part of the trek is full of amazing various forest landscapes.

We will be back in the village for a drink, before heading back to Vientiane.

You will have dinner around a « lao fondue » at Nem Nuang restaurant.

Option : One-day extension in Vientiane to live an unusual experience : discover the Laotian capital thanks to a « Local friend » !

Day 12 = VIENTIANE (BKF)

Breakfast and free time at leisure before your transfer out to the airport for your onward flight.

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