Classic Laos Itinerary
Experience the best of Lao culture, history and attractions on this short but sweet Classic Laos tour.
Total twin price tool tip
USD $635CAD $680AUD $705EUR €490GBP £420NZD $835ZAR R6,415CHF FR605* pp twin share
Total single price tool tip
USD $960CAD $1,020AUD $1,060EUR €735GBP £635NZD $1,255ZAR R9,650CHF FR910* pp single rate
- Short Breaks - Independent Adventures
Day 1 Vientiane
The fascinating capital of Laos possesses a tropical Asian vibe laced with faded French-colonial charm. Weathered mansions, tree-lined boulevards and old temples impart an atmosphere of timelessness in Vientiane city. Take a private tour to see the thousands of Buddha images at Wat Si Saket and visit Pha That Luang, a symbol of Lao sovereignty.
Day 2 Luang Prabang
Travel from Vientiane to Luang Prabang by air. Once the heart and soul of the ancient kingdom of Laos, Luang Prabang is now a designated World Heritage-listed site. Visit the Royal Palace Museum, an eclectic blend of French and Lao architecture, where the royal family's quarters have remained untouched since 1975. See a collection of rare Buddha images made from crystal and gold as well as articles of royal regalia, including the king's own elephant saddle. Later, climb 328 steps to the Phu Si temple - topped with a glittering golden stupa - and be rewarded with panoramic views of Luang Prabang.
Day 3 Pak Ou Caves
Take a boat trip along the mighty Mekong River to the Pak Ou Caves, two sacred limestone caves filled with Buddha images of all styles and sizes. Each year, devoted pilgrims and villagers bring more treasures to the caves. Stop in at the silk-weaving village of Ban Phanom on return to Luang Prabang. Cap off a great day with a classic Lao cocktail on the veranda of the Villa Santi Hotel.
Days 4-5 Luang Prabang
Watch lines of saffron-robed Buddhist monks walk the narrow streets and laneways to receive alms from the faithful. Visit Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang's most magnificent temple, or wander the banks of the Mekong River. The Classic Laos adventure ends in what is truly one of Asia's most delightful cities.
Our small group style of travel means you’ll stay under the radar, travel the local way, eat the local way and sleep the local way.
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