21st to 28th December, 2019

Rs. 54,000 + 5% GST

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Description

Vientiane - Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang

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 Nahm Dong Park
Zip line from one platform to the next over 800 meter stretch across the the Nahm Dong Park. Enjoy the gorgeous view of the forests while gliding across from tree to tree.

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’ 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 Vientiane International Airport, to your hotel on Day 1:
    • Contact us for recommended flight
  •  Accommodation:
    • Vientiane: Double sharing basis in a hotel.
    • Vang Vieng: Double sharing basis in a hotel.
    • Luang Prabang: Double sharing basis in a hotel.
  • All intercity transfers by air-conditioned minivans / buses.
  •  Activities:
    • Luang Prabang:
      • Day 6: Zip lining at Nahm Dong Park i.e. transfers, entrance fee and zip lining.
      • Day 7: Day trip to Kuang Si Waterfalls i.e. transfers and entrance fee.
    • Vang Vieng:
      • Day 3: Tubing down the Nam Song river i.e tube rental & transfer from hostel to tubing start point.
      • Day 4: Hot air balloon ride.
  • Meals:
    • Breakfast on all days.
  • Airport drop from your hotel to Luang Prabang International Airport.
    • Contact us for recommended flight

 

Excludes

  • Return tickets to Laos (India –  Vientiane-Luang Prabang-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 note that trip participants must be over 18 years of age.

Accommodation

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Land at Vientiane International Airport, transfer and check into your hotel.
  • 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.

Day 2

  • Wake up and eat the most important meal of the day and head to the party town of Vang Vieng.
  • Get to your hotel 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 3

  • 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:
    • 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.
    • 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:
    • 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 hotel whenever you wish.

Day 4

  • Wake up at stupid 'o' clock cause it’s time to gather your nerves and put them in a basket, 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.
  • Get back to the hotel for breakfast, head to the riverside bars for a chilled day, or for the more active there’s a lot of caving to do around Vang Vieng with options such as:
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Head back to the hostel and party the night away

Day 5                  

  • 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 6

  • Get to Luang Prabang and walk along the banks of the Mekong river.
  • Get ready and get out your adventure spirit cause today is adrenalin day - you are going ZIP LINING across the forest:
    • Take a ride into the countryside to get to the lush Nahm Dong Park.
    • Once you reach, the first thing is your safety instruction, safety gear and a trial round.
    • Next up take a short 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 800 meter stretch through the forests.
    • 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 eat some typical Lao chicken curry and sticky rice at the stalls before heading back to town.

Day 7

  • 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.
  • 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 like paper lamps, woven shawls or some elephant pants.
  • Have your taste buds blown away with the choice of local food at the market.

Day 8

  • 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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