3rd to 11th November, 2018

Rs. 54,000 + 5% GST

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Description

Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng - Vientiane

The only South East Asian country to be completely landlocked, Laos is fast moving from the “forgotten” country to a backpacker haven. There’s beautiful natural landscapes, happiness around every corner (happy hours and happy shakes), some partying and some adventure.

Join us, as we traverse through this amazing land with its laid back lifestyle, expand our horizons :) and catch gorgeous sunsets.  

Highlights

Zip Lining Over Tad Sea Waterfalls
Zip line from one platform to the next over a one kilometre stretch across the Tad Sea waterfalls. Enjoy the gorgeous view of the forests while gliding across from tree to tree. Get to the end and cool off with a swim in the natural pools below.

Kuang Si Waterfalls
The most famous and beautiful natural wonder of Laos, the Kuang Si waterfalls are series of cascading pools filled with clear turquoise water and surrounded by tropical trees. Take a dip in this unspoiled beauty which is also knows as the Plitvice of the east.

Hot Air Balloon over Vang Vieng
Experience the magic of floating through the air in a hot air balloon and taking in the spectacular views of the rugged scenery of limestone formations, lush green mountains, paddy fields and the Nam Song River.   

Tubing
Laos’s most infamous activity, tubing in Vang Vieng is a great combination of getting wasted, being outdoors and chilling in water. Float down the Nam Song river in a tube - yes an inflatable tube, stop along the way at the bars to get some happiness (drinks and happy shakes) and party it up with other travellers.

Includes

  • Airport pick up from Luang Prabang International Airport, to your hotel on Day 1:
    • Recommended flight – Bangkok Airways (PG 945) arriving at 16:40.
  •  Accommodation:
    • Luang Prabang: Double sharing basis in a hotel.
    • Vang Vieng: Double sharing basis in one of the most fun hostels in town.
    • Vientiane: Double sharing basis in a hotel.
  • All intercity transfers by air-conditioned minivans / buses.
  •  Activities:
    • Luang Prabang:
      • Day 3: Day trip to Kuang Si Waterfalls i.e. transfers and entrance fee.
    • Vang Vieng:
      • Day 5: Tubing down the Nam Song river i.e tube rental & transfer from hostel to tubing start point.
      • Day 6: Hot air balloon ride.
  • Meals:
    • Breakfast on all days.
  • Airport drop from your Vientiane hotel to Vientiane International Airport.
    • Recommended flight – Bangkok Airways (PG 944) departing at 11:45.

 

Excludes

  • Return tickets to Laos (India – Luang Prabang| Vientiane- India), visa and travel insurance.
    • Visa on arrival for Indian citizens
    • Approval of visas is at the sole discretion of the concerned embassy
  • Transport within cities unless explicitly stated in includes section.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • All activities unless specifically stated in includes section.
  • Entries to any of the sites unless stated in includes section
  • Meals unless explicitly stated in includes section.
  • Late / early pick up or drop to the airport.

*Please contact us to know the rates for single supplements (depending on availability).

Please note that trip participants must be over 18 years of age.

Accommodation

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Land at Luang Prabang International Airport, transfer and check into your hotel.
  • Walk along the banks of the Mekong river to catch one of the town’s famous sunsets.
  • It’s your first night of the holidays and getting high is the No Thepla way. And in Luang Prabang you do that whilst bowling. Yes, in this quaint town when everything shuts the bowling alley is where the party animals head to!

Day 2

  • Wake up and eat breakfast. 
  • Get ready and get out your adventure spirit cause today is adrenalin day - you are going ZIP LINING across the forest:
    • Take a tuktuk and then a short boat ride to the beautiful Tad Sea waterfalls.
    • Once you reach, the first thing is your safety instruction – listen carefully.
    • Next up you put on all your safety equipment and take a short 30 minute hike to get to the starting point where you set off flying across tree tops.
    •  Zip line from one platform to the next over a one kilometer stretch through the forest and across the surging waters below.
    • Once you set off, there’s no going back – the only way down is to zip all the way down to the end.
    • Get to the end and relax or go for a swim in the pools of the Tad Sea Waterfalls and snack on some maggie or chicken satay at the stalls before heading back to town.
  • Back in Luang Prabang, walk the streets of this quiet USESCO protected town and check out its many wonders:
    • The beautifully decorated Golden City Temple (Wat Xiang Thong) is the main temple of the town and if you visit just one temple, it should be this one.
    • More active people can make their way to the Pak Ou Caves which are filled with Buddha statues of varying sizes.
    • Lazy bums can just find a bar or a restaurant at the banks of the Mekong and spend their time doing what they do best - chilling!
    • Not too far from your hotel is Mount Phousi and the 300 odd steps it takes to reach atop. The climb is definitely worth the 360 degree views of surrounding areas. Especially for sunset.
  • Once back head on over to the beer garden for a few drinks and a bite to eat.

Day 3

  • Have a good hearty breakfast and get set to get wet today!
  • Hop into a tuk-tuk and take in the sights and sounds of the countryside en route the most gorgeous waterfalls around Luang Prabang, the Kuang Si Waterfalls.
    • Animal lovers can ogle at the adorable rescued Asiatic black bears while they climb trees at the sanctuary just before you reach the waterfalls.
    • Head up to Kuang Si Waterfalls and feel like you have entered a fairy tale. Kuang Si is known for its beautiful turquoise cascading pools and its cool waters in which you can take a dip to cool off from the hot sun.
    • If you’re feeling refreshed and up for a hike - there’s paths that lead up to a gorgeous lookout over the green valley and some more trekking may even lead you to the secret pool!
    • Get back down and stop at a food stall selling tasty local BBQ chicken, sticky rice, and som tam - spicy papaya salad.
  • Head back to your hotel and relax before heading out to the night market to check out loads of local, handmade souvenirs or some elephant pants.
  • Have your taste buds blown away with the choice of local food at the market.

Day 4

  • Wake up and eat the most important meal of the day.
    • The culturally inclined can wake up super early (before first light) and take a short walk to Wat Mai Temple to check out the Alms Giving Ceremony - the practice of offering food to monks that walk in a single file collecting it in their alms bowls.
    • Lazier ones can sleep in.
  • Transfer from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng.
  • Get to your party hostel and check in.
  • Make your way to one of the bars that dot the banks of the river – if you’re smart then you’ll be in time to catch, happy hours.

Day 5

  • Wake up with ease and head for breakfast.
  • Today has been marked out for one of Vang Vieng’s and maybe even Laos’s most infamous activities – Tubing down the Nam Song river:
    • Hop into the back of a tuk tuk head a little out of town, to the start point.
    • Get into your tube (usually a tractor tire inner tube) and start floating downstream.
    • Get pulled into one of the bars on banks when you’re crossing them:
      • Literally get pulled. Someone at the bar will throw you a rope whilst you’re tubing downstream. You catch it and are pulled to the banks and into the bar.
      • Whiskey, vodka, beer are the usual offerings and if you look harder you’re sure to find some happy shakes.
    • Take your time cause today is only about chilling, getting wasted and taking in the beautiful Laos countryside from your tube. Just make sure you’re done by six in the evening i.e. before it get dark.
  • Continue hitting up the bars on dry land with other party people you met while tubing and get back to the hostel whenever you wish.

Day 6

  • Wake up, grab breakfast and chill by the pool and meet them fellow travellers.
  • For the more active there’s a lot of caving to do around Vang Vieng with options such as:
    • A scenic walk along an orange bridge and climb up to gorgeous views of Vang Vieng and to the Tham Chang Cave. On your way out, cool off in the clear blue waters at the mouth of the cave.
    • The Tham Sang Triangle of visiting 3 caves.
      • Elephant cave which is a small cave with a few Buddha images and a footprint of Buddha.
      • A kilometre from here is Tham Hoi which has a huge Buddha statue at its entrance.
      • Tham Loup caves which have large stalactite and stalagmite formations and were used by the locals as a refuge during the Vietnam war.
  • By early evening it’s time to gather your nerves and put them in a basket cause this one is a ride not to be missed!
    • Climb into the Hot Air balloon basket and ride over the lush green countryside and rugged limestone mountains.
    • Take in the sights and get as many pics as you can while soaring through the skies at sunset.
  • Head back to the hostel and party the night away

Day 7                  

  • Grab a heavy breakfast and get set for your free day
  • Today's a day to just lay back and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of Laos countryside. We recommend hopping into a tuk-tuk for a 45 min ride to paradise, the Blue Lagoon.
    • Laze by the clear blue waters of the lagoon which is entirely filled by an underground spring.
    • Lie by the banks and soak in the sun or float about in the tubes or practice diving off the bamboo rafts. If all of that is just too much activity for your liking, just sip on some beers and get high while you watch the day go by.
  • Head back to town to catch your last sunset over by the river.
  • And make the most of your last night of partying in this crazy town!

Day 8

  • Wake up, head for breakfast and check out.
  • Transfer from Vang Vieng to Vientiane. Drop your bags at the hotel and head out.
  • You have just half a day here and your options include:
    • Pha That Luang (Great Sacred Stupa): Famous for its gold covered Buddhist Stupa, is regarded as most important national monument and the national symbol of the county.
    • Those that like to be pampered can head to a Laos herbal sauna and get a traditional massage. Fragrant herbs are infused into the steam which gives it its aroma and the traditional massage will get you relaxed.
    • For those that want to try something different, wander to the banks of the Mekong and join an open air aerobics class (anyone can join in for free). Don’t worry no one will judge you if you have two left feet.
  • Around sunset, red tents are put up on the banks of the river and night market pops up. Pick up some souvenirs and trinkets for yourself or those back home.
  • It’s your last night so don’t waste it. Head to the bars and make the most of your last chance to get wasted in Laos.

Day 9

  • Wake up, check out and transfer to the airport.
  • All good things have come to an end. It’s time to go back home and get to work!

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