Arrive into Luang Prabang where your guide will be waiting to bring you back to our starting accommodation. Luang Prabang is a charming town, and even a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once the rest of your group has arrived, we’ll head out into town for dinner and drinks to kick of the trip.
Luang Prabang is home to a number of cultural delights. Today we visit the Royal Palace museum, Wat Mai and Wat Xieng Thong, then in the afternoon, we head to the infamous Kuang Si waterfalls for a dip and incredible photo opportunity. Spend the evening at the town’s night market; home to delicious local foods, and plenty of opportunity to test your bartering skills.
For the early risers, you’ll get to watch a long-standing tradition of Sai Bat (morning alms), where the locals offer food to a procession of monks. After breakfast, we make out way to a local rice farm where we’ll learn all about the life of the farmers of Asia’s greatest food staple. In the afternoon we’ll walk up to Mt Phousi’s pagoda for some truly stunning sunset views from the top, before coming back down to enjoy our final night in Luang Prabang.
Today we head south to Vang Vieng in our private transport. Once we’ve arrived, we’ll head out for a scenic drive through the rice fields to one of the area’s iconic blue lagoons, so pack your swimmers! After a refreshing dip, it’s time to check out what the local nightlife of Vang Vieng has in store for us.
The surrounding area of Vang Vieng is dotted with numerous caves. We’ll explore a few of them, stopping to go tubing inside the Tham Nam water cave, before making our way to the Nam Song River where we begin our tubing adventure. Spend the rest of the afternoon floating downstream retracing the original tubing route that put Laos on the backpacker map.
Enjoy some free time in the morning, before hitting the road once more; this time bound for the country’s capital - Vientiane. Get to know your local surroundings before exploring one of the local beer shops for a night out. Here you’ll experience local nightlife which included music, great times, and a few drinks for those that want. Great place to spend an evening in the capital.
Today explore the city’s landmarks, including the iconic Patuxai (Vientiane’s very own Arc De Triomphe) - built using USA-funded concrete originally intended to build a new airport. We’ll also visit Buddha Park and one of Laos’ most famous Buddhist temples, Pha That Luang.
The trip comes to an end here for those on the 7 Day Laos Explorer, so it’s time to say your goodbyes. Our guide will be on hand to help with any onward travels.