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This exciting journey explores Laos beyond the tourist hub of Luang Prabang. Discover the jungles and villages of northern Laos, cruise down the Mekong and explore little-known southern Laos with visits to the Bolaven plateau and the 4,000 Islands region.
(N)Day 2: Luang Prabang
Arrive and transfer to Luang Prabang’s historic centre and stay at the Sanctuary Hotel for 2 nights. (N)Day 3: Luang Prabang
Optional early morning start to participate in the daily ritual of alms giving, when saffron-clad monks receive offerings from faithful residents. Afterwards, begin a tour of the ancient temple district, visiting Buddhist temples and the National Museum, housed in a former royal palace. Afternoon visit to the scenic Khuang Si waterfalls. (B, L)Day 4: Pak Beng
Drive north from Luang Prabang and into the jungle. Make a stop at the Kacham waterfall then continue to the small jungle town of Sayaboury for lunch at a restaurant overlooking the Nam Heung river. Continue north via various villages of the Phai and Hmong minority ethnic groups, who still follow a traditional way of life in many ways, before arriving in the small riverside town of Pak Beng. Stay overnight at the Le Grand Pakbeng Resort for 2 nights. (B, L)Day 5: Pak Beng
Morning visit to a traditional village near Pak Beng to learn about local life, then afternoon at leisure to explore Pak Beng. (B)Day 6: Luang Prabang
Board the Luang Say cruiser for the journey down the Mekong back to Luang Prabang. Stop en route at the Pak Ou caves, which contain thousands of Buddha images and are of great religious importance to Theravada Buddhists in Laos. Stay 1 night at the Sanctuary Hotel (B, L)Day 7: Fly to Pakse
Fly to Pakse in southern Laos. On arrival, drive out into the countryside to the small riverside town of Muang Champasak and stay at the River Resort for 2 nights. Afternoon visit to the nearby Vat Phou temple complex, which was once part of the ancient Khmer empire and is thought to pre-date the celebrated Angkor temples in Cambodia. (B)Day 8: 4,000 Islands region
Spend today exploring the 4,000 Islands region of southern Laos near the border with Cambodia. Discover this remote natural landscape and visit the mighty Khone Phapheng falls. The excursions today will be by large river cruiser, smaller local boats and bus. (B, L)Days 9-10: Bolaven plateau
Drive east to the Bolaven plateau, which is located off the beaten track between the Annamite mountains and the Mekong river. Attractions include the plateau’s many waterfalls, villages of minority ethnic groups, and tours and tastings at coffee plantations. Stay 2 nights at the Sinouk Coffee Resort, which offers simple accommodation set in beautiful gardens with a small lake and its own coffee plantation. (B, L, D)Day 11: Thailand
Morning at leisure. Drive north to Chong Mek on the border with Thailand. Cross the border and continue to the Tohsang Khongjiam Resort, located on the banks of the Mekong river in Khongjiam district, for a 1-night stay. (B)Days 12-13: Fly home via Bangkok
Transfer from your hotel to Ubon Ratchathani airport for a flight to Bangkok where you can connect with a flight home. (B) (N)Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important Information Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation. It is better suited to the hardier traveller as it includes some rough road journeys and some jungle walking.Single supplement
Available on request.Tailor-made travel
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The Luang Say Lodge is located on the banks of the Mekong river near Pak Beng, set against mountainous jungle. The property blends into the natural environment through careful landscaping, with buildings elegantly furnished with dark-toned wood and white fabrics, and offering superb views of the river and mountains. The hotel restaurant is reached by wooden walkways from the pavilions, and serves locally sourced organic food. Features: 20 bungalows; restaurant. Room amenities: Mosquito net; electric fan; en suite bathroom with hot shower and western-style toilet.
Originally built at the turn of the century, the Hotel Settha Palace has been restored to its former charm. The French colonial architecture, period furniture and landscaped gardens complemented by modern facilities are some of the features of this historical landmark in the heart of Vientiane. Facilities include a choice of restaurants and bars, as well as a swimming pool.
Low season from £2895 per person
High season from £3095 per person
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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