Airport Pick Up
Laos baby! Welcome to Luang Prabang, a UNESCO world heritage site and a town that will charm your socks off! Once arriving at the airport you’ll soon see your amazing TruNinja waiting for you, don’t worry, that does mean tour guide, but it just sounds cooler! Once you are all settled and the rest of your TruFam have arrived it’s time for your welcome dinner & drinks! You’ll get the chance to chat to your TruFam, try out some Laotian dishes & sip on a cocktail (or 2,or 3). Alexa, play Celebrate by Madonna!
Temples & Kuang Si Waterfall
Fancy chasing some waterfalls? Even though TLC told us not to, this is an exception because we’re going to the infamous Kuang Si Waterfalls! Firstly though, we will be visiting the Royal Palace museum, where you’ll learn all about Laos’ royals and history! We’ll then head over to the temples, Wat Mai and Wat Xieng Thong and after a cultural morning, it’s waterfall o’clock! Once you’ve had a dip in the waterfall and taken your photo for the gram, we will head back for the evening to see the town’s night market, and put your bartering skills to the test! Of course, the most important thing, you’ll get to try lots of delicious local foods, you won’t be leaving with an empty stomach that’s for sure!
Royal Palace Museum, temples, waterfalls and night market.
Rice Farms & Sunsets
You know what they say, early birds catch the worm! If you’re one to wake up early you’ll get to see the long standing tradition of Sai Bat, which translates to morning alms, this is where the locals will offer food to a procession of monks, what a way to start the morning! Once you’ve had your breakfast, most important meal of the day (not to sound like a mum or anything), we head to a local rice farm where we’ll learn about the day to day life of a rice farmer, Asia’s greatest food staple. Rice rice baby! We hope you’re ready for an incredible sunset & view because we’ll be walking up Mt Phousi’s Pagoda this evening. Completed it mate! It’s your final night in Luang Prabang to enjoy with your TruFam, cheers!
Rice Farm & Pagoda for sunset
Travel to Vang Vieng and Blue Lagoon
To the south we go! Today we’re off to Vang Vieng, which is a small town in the south of Laos and fun fact, is surrounded by limestone mountains and caves! Once we have arrived and settled, we’ll take an incredibly scenic drive through the rice fields to the areas ICONIC blue lagoons *que Paradise by Coldplay*. So pack those swimmers, because you will most definitely want to have a dip in the lagoon, I repeat, most definitely. After seeing dreamy lagoon paradise, it’s time to check out what the nightlife is all about in Vang Vieng, get yo’ dancing shoes on!
Blue Lagoon & Night out in Vang Vieng
Caves & Tubing
Remember earlier when we mentioned the limestone mountains and caves? Well, don’t worry if not because you won’t forget exploring a few of the caves today, even an underwater one! How? Oh, by tubing of course! It’s time to start your tubing adventure, TruFam assemble! You’ll spend the rest of the afternoon floating down the Nam Song River, retracing the original tubing route that put Laos on the backpacker map! An afternoon of adventure with a side of travel history, we love to see it!
Explore Caves & River tubing Adventure
Vientiane & Local Beer Shops
This morning is yours to enjoy before we hit the road and make our way to Laos’ capital Vientiane. Here’s another fun fact for ya, Vientiane is the largest city of Laos and is on the banks of the Mekong River, next to the borders of Thailand! Make sure you don’t fall in because you might be getting out in the wrong country! Get to know the local area in Vientiane before exploring one of the local beer shops. You’ll get to experience the local nightlife as well as make some unforgettable memories, have a few beveraginos and enjoy your night in the capital! Night out galore!
Did someone say city tour? You bet we did! Today’s all about Vientiane’s landmarks. You might not believe us but Vientiane has its very own Arc De Triomphe, although it is called the Patuxai Monument and it is a memorial for those who fought for independence from France. If you want some brownie points from your TruFam, tell them that Patuxai translates to victory gate, you're welcome! Next up is the buddha park, which contains over 200 Hindu and Buddhist statues, bet you’ve never seen that many statues in one place (If you have then you’re the MVP)! We then head to one of Laos’ most famous Buddhist temples, Pha That Luang, as your marvel at the amazing gold temple, make sure to get a photo, maybe one that includes jumping in the air.. Just an idea!
*All good things come to an end, but don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened! It’s time to part ways from your TruFam and from Laos after an incredible week. If your adventure isn’t finished just yet, then our Travel Ninjas will be happy to help you with any onward travel. It’s not a goodbye, it’s a see you later! Stay epic, TruFam.*
Buddha Park, Patuxai, Temples, City Tour