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Duration8 days / 7 nights (flexible)

DepartureDaily

ItineraryLuang Prabang - Vang Vieng - Vientiane

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Overview

Get an express glimpse of the real Laos, from Karst Mountains to saffron-robed monks. Kayak along lazy rivers, meet the locals and watch sunset on the Mekong. If you’re short on time, it’s the perfect compromise, giving you the chance to soak up the gentle spirit of Laos in just one week. Watch the world go by over a coffee and croissant from one of Vientiane’s french bakeries, visit welcoming minority hilltribes, swim in fresh springs and sail along the Mekong in the twilight.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Transfer upon arrival in Vientiane and Luang Prabang.
  • Food tour by tuk-tuk in Vientiane
  • Adventure Tour in Vang Vieng with English-speaking guide, lunch, and transport
  • River Tour in Luang Prabang with English-speaking guide, drinks, and transport
  • Other Transport as listed

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Experience Luang Prabang

Step into a heady, spiritual world of golden spires, saffron-robed monks, frangipani flowers and crumbling French mansions. Prepare to be instantly caught in the spell of Luang Prabang, a heartwarming place slung along the banks of the Mekong River. You’ll spend four days getting lost in the magic of Luang Prabang, watching monks file into the temples at sunrise and floating down the Mekong at sunset.

small village with outdoor restaurant

Kayak Between Limestone Peaks

Glide along a rippling rural river between jungle-topped karst mountains, explore hidden caves and meet the friendly locals in tiny, traditional villages. When it comes to scenery, Vang Vieng is a real showstopper, clinging to the banks of the beautiful Nam Song river and flanked by emerald peaks. You’ll spend two nights in Vang Vieng, staying in a modern bungalow and go trekking and kayaking around the local area to learn about the traditions and culture with the stunning backdrop of the limestone cliffs.

Kayak Between Limestone Peaks

Vive Vientiane

Explore Vientiane, a sleepy, scenic capital curled around a bend in the Mekong River, packed with tuk-tuks, French bakeries and friendly monks. Marvel at temples crammed with thousands of Buddha statues, watch daily life unfold over a croissant in a pavement cafe and stroll along the riverfront. Vientiane feels more like a village than a capital city, with laid-back locals and a languid pace of life. During this trip, you’ll explore the city’s cuisine on a food tour through the colourful markets.

two monks next to a tuk-tuk
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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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