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1

Laos In Style. Experience The Best Of Laos

Laos In Style lets you try your hand at cooking with one of the country’s top chef and partake in timeless traditions unique to Laos. Witness Buddhist customs. Experience a traditional Laos blessing ceremony. Receive wishes of good karma and prosperity from a local Buddhist monk.

2

Mekong River Cruise

Board an elegant private riverboat for a cruise along the Mekong River to the Buddha-filled Pak Ou caves. Soak in the tranquility on this unique riverboat tour on the Mekong River.

3

TAEC & COPE Museums

Gain insight into Laos’ turblent history and rich culture with guided visits of the country’s best museums.

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D1

Luang Prabang – Arrival

Upon arrival to Luang Prabang, one of our representatives will be waiting to provide a VIP welcome in the immigration area. Enjoy a fast-tracked customs experience followed by a private city transfer to the hotel. After checking in at the hotel and relaxing, embark on a brief orientation tour of Luang Prabang.

Just prior to sunset, climb the 328 steps leading to the top of Mount Phousi in the centre of the city. Upon reaching the peak, enjoy stunning panoramic views over the city and surrounding hills. After sunset, descend the steps and pay a visit to the nearby evening market, filled with beautiful hill tribe souvenirs and handicrafts.

For dinner this evening, proceed to l’Elephant, one of the finest restaurants in Luang Prabang, before transport is provided back to the hotel.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Distance and journey time:
Luang Prabang Airport – Luang Prabang (4 km): 15 min

D2

Luang Prabang

For early risers, there is a very special dawn visit to watch the monks collecting alms. As the sun begins to rise, long lines of orange-robed monks leave their pagodas and walk barefoot down the streets collecting offerings from Luang Prabang residents.

Return to the hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, transfer from the hotel to the historical old town where the tour begins at the fresh market. Accompanied by the guide, walk through rows of stalls selling everything from fresh produce to local specialties. Next, visit the former Royal Palace. Today housing the National Museum, this site is filled with art, artifacts, and jewels offering some insight into the history and rich culture of the country.

After this, continue the tour of Luang Prabang by visiting some of the city’s most important temples. Start at Wat Visoun, home to the famous ‘watermelon’ stupa, before visiting Wat Aham, housing an altar dedicated to the 2 guardian spirits of Luang Prabang.

Enjoy lunch in town at Tamarind, one of the top local restaurant in Luang Prabang (Note: closed on Sundays).
This afternoon head to Ock Pop Tok to discover more about textiles in Laos- including their history, production, and cultural significance.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

D3

Luang Prabang & Pak Ou

This morning venture to Luang Prabang’s peninsula where the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers merge. The beautiful Wat Xieng Thong is located here and a visit to the temple unveils golden gates, ornaments, and colorful murals.

Board a traditional wooden boat, Nava Mekong, for a relaxing cruise on the mighty Mekong River.

Located upstream from Luang Prabang are the Pak Ou Caves. Locally called Tam Ting, the site thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues crammed into two caves carved out of a towering limestone cliff.

The boat continues cruising in the vicinity of the caves and will moor during lunch time at the foot of beautiful limestone cliffs. A selection of typical Lao dishes will be served onboard before continuing the cruise back downstream.

The remainder of the day is free at leisure for additional sight-seeing or relaxing in this charming city.

    OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Attend an evening performance at the Royal Ballet Theater.

    An optional activity for the evening is attending a performance at the Royal Ballet Theatre. The Ballet works to preserve Laos’ cultural heritage and features spectacular performances including scenes from the Lao-Ramayana and traditional folk/tribal dances. (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.)

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Distance and journey time:
Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves by boat: 2 hours

D4

Luang Prabang – Vientiane

Enjoy the morning free at leisure until transport is provided to the airport for the flight south to Vientiane. Upon arrival to the capital, our guide and driver will be waiting to provide transport to the hotel for check in.

This afternoon, visit COPE, an association working to help landmine victims. A visit to the center provides in-depth information about the history of the American/Vietnam war, the lasting impact of unexploded ordinances (UXO) in the area and the efforts underway to clear them.

Before sunset, enjoy a stroll along the Mekong River banks. For those interested, stop and sample some of the delicious snacks and cold drinks on sale at the numerous riverside stalls.

Overnight in Vientiane

D5

Vientiane

After breakfast, start the day with a visit to the 16th century That Luang, the holiest site in Laos. Afterwards, enjoy a panoramic view of the city after climbing the stairs to the top of Patuxai, Vientiane’s own “Arc de Triomphe”.

Continue to the serene Wat Sisaket, one of the most beautiful temples in the capital, before reaching Wat Phra Keo. Used as a religious museum, Wat Phra Keo displays a collection of both Lao and Khmer works of art.

Enjoy Lunch at Lao Derm Restaurant.

The afternoon is free at leisure for shopping, sightseeing or spa experiences.

Continue to local restaurant

Overnight in Vientiane

D6

Vientiane Departure

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy the morning at leisure before transport (provided) to the airport for the onward flight.

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Meals Included

Includes breakfast daily, 3 lunches, and 1 dinner

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Included

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or double bedded room at the selected hotel
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • English speaking local guide (supplements apply for other nationalities, see below)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits and activities clearly specified.
  • NI

    Not Included

  • Other services than those mentioned above
  • Domestic Flight is approximately NZ$200, depending on availability and is additional to the prices quoted.
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance, Visa
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    Set Tour Packages

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    To
    Standard of accommodation
    Number of People (price per person)
    2 Adults
    3-4 Adults
    5-6 Adults
    7-10 Adults
    01 May 19 30 Sep 19 Deluxe$2358$2190$2087$2081
    01 Oct 19 30 Apr 20 $2863$2687$2577$2573
    01 May 20 30 Sep 20 $2475$2300$2190$2185
    01 May 19 30 Sep 19 Super Deluxe$4137$3967$3863$3860
    01 Oct 19 30 Apr 20 $4344$4167$4060$4052
    01 May 20 30 Sep 20 $4344$4165$4056$4052
    Prices are in NZ dollars per person, subject to availability at time of booking.

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    Deluxe Options
    CITY HOTEL  HOTEL CATEGORY ROOM CATEGORY
    Luang Prabang Sofitel Luang Prabang  Deluxe Garden Suite
    Vientiane Green Park  Deluxe Deluxe
    >Rates are valid until 30 September 2020

    Super Deluxe Options
    CITY HOTEL  HOTEL CATEGORY ROOM CATEGORY
    Luang Prabang Rosewood Luang Prabang  Super Deluxe Riverside Suite
    Vientiane Settha Palace  Deluxe Deluxe
    Rates are valid until 30 September 2020

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