Your day-by-day itinerary

landscape with river and mountains

Day 1

Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng

This morning, you’ll be collected from your hotel in Luang Prabang and taken to the bus station, where you’ll board the local bus to Vang Vieng. The journey will take you through dense jungle, across high mountain passes and past emerald valleys. When you arrive, you’ll make your own way to your hotel which, perched on the riverbank. In the evening, you can enjoy a delicious meal and a cold drink as the sun slowly sets behind the Karst Mountains.

Customer kayaking in Vang Vieng, Laos

Day 2

Discover Vang Vieng Adventure Tour

Today, you’ll go on an adventure through the countryside surrounding Vang Vieng. Your day will start with a leisurely kayaking trip on the Nam Song River, which flows past stunning limestone formations. After about 2 hours, you will reach a local Khamu village where you will have a typical lunch, learning about the traditions and culture in this area, how rice wine is produced and the art of forging your own knife with a local knife smith.

River views and limestone cliffs in Vang Vieng, Laos

Later in the afternoon, your guide will lead you through the rice paddies to a cave, passing by farmers working on the fields. On the way back to the village, you stop at a local rice hut and try some of the rice wine, while learning more about the importance of agriculture in Laos. As the sun slowly sets, you’ll continue back to your hotel.

river with mountain

Day 3

Vang Vieng - Vientiane

After breakfast, you’ll make your own way to the Vang Vieng bus station just outside the city centre and take the public bus to Vientiane. You’ll follow twisting mountain roads, passing tumbling rice paddies, towering karst mountains and tiny villages along the way.

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Speak to our Laos specialist, Miles

“Laos is a real winner for anyone looking for a mix of culture, nature and tasty cuisine. Visiting the falls outside Luang Prabang is my favourite excursion - it’s a ‘must do’ experience and my customers highly recommend it too!”

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