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Inside Laos

Small group tour
13 days - From £2083*PP

An adventure into this peaceful land reveals the compelling history, scenery and gracious people of Laos. Spend the night in a remote ecolodge as you cruise slowly down the alluring Mekong, stopping at a sacred cave and a local village. Explore the temples of fabled Luang Prabang and join the locals in a game of petanque. Uncover the mysterious Plain of Jars and the monuments of the bustling capital, Vientiane.

Inclusions

  • 11 nights hotel accommodation
  • 1 night basic lodge accommodation
  • breakfast daily
  • 2 lunches and 4 dinners
  • 1 cruise
  • transport in air-conditioned vehicles (except for walking touring and motorised trolleys in Luang Prabang)
  • small group touring
  • entrance fees
  • Western tour leader based on a minimum of 7 travellers
  • local English-speaking guides
  • return transfers

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£2380*

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DECEMBER 9th
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DECEMBER 23rd
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DECEMBER 25th
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JANUARY 6th
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Small Group Tour Itinerary

2017

DAY 1: CHIANG RAI, THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE
On arrival in , transfer to your hotel and meet your small group of fellow adventurers and tour leader for a welcome drink.

Hotel: Laluna Hotel & Resort

DAYS 2-3: PAKBENG & KAMU LODGE
Rise early and cross the border into Laos to board a private wooden barge for your journey down the tranquil Mekong, past pristine landscapes, villages and stunning scenery. Stay overnight in the old trading outpost of Pakbeng and explore its market, then continue to the comfortable Kamu Lodge, retiring for the night in your atmospheric tent lodgings. Absorb Lao culture, with an opportunity to meet the locals and try your hand at traditional activities such as rice planting and fishing.

Hotel: Phetsokxai
Hotel: Kamu Lodge

DAYS 4-6: LUANG PRABANG
Continue by boat along the Mekong, stopping at Pak Ou Caves to see the hundreds of Buddha statues inside, then on to beautiful Luang Prabang. Enjoy a bamboo weaving experience and a fun cooking class.  The next morning, embark on a walking tour of the town's fascinating sites, including the Royal Palace and Wat Mai. Sample a local breakfast of noodle soup, and enjoy a game of petanque before sunset mocktails at a riverside temple. Rise early to witness the breathtaking ancient ritual of local monks collecting alms at dawn, and learn how to make sticky rice and grilled chicken for a picnic at scenic Kuang Si Falls. Have ample free time for exploring beguiling Luang Prabang's quaint laneways, architecture, and boutiques.

Hotel: Sanctuary Luang Prabang

DAYS 7-10: PLAIN OF JARS & VANG VIENG
A drive through the remote mountains of Northern Laos brings you to the Plain of Jars, a mysterious archaeological site steeped in legend. Tour the jar sites, then drive to idyllic Vang Vieng, home to stunning limestone karst scenery. Embark on a gentle kayaking trip and discover a nearby cave, returning as the sun sets over the tranquil Nam Song river to enjoy a delicious country dinner in a local home

Hotel: Vansana Plain of Jars
Hotel: Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort

DAYS 11-13: VIENTIANE
Continue to the rapidly developing capital, Vientiane. Visit Wat Sisaket and partake in a traditional Baci ceremony in a local home. Visit the interactive COPE visitor centre for a valuable insight into the lasting after-effects of the tragic 'Secret War'. V. Learn about the issue of disability prevalence, with a visit to an inspiring women's support centre, before making stops at sparkling That Luang temple, and the grand Patuxai monument. Enjoy a farewell dinner on your final night, then have some free time in the morning before your departure transfer.

Hotel: Mandala Boutique Hotel

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Inside Laos reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Accommodation
7.5
Content of holiday
9.5
Local guide(s)
9.5
Value for money
8.5
Overall rating
9.5
Scores 9.5 out of 10 based on 2 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10

Ann

Dunstable UK Couple
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Mekong river two day journey
Luang Praban ( loved this town)
Kayaking for 2 hrs down river in Vang Vienne
Staying on banks Mekong in Eco tent
Afternoon on rice farm learning the systems
Seeing monks early morning collecting alms
Long leisurely drives through countryside on quiet roads
Happy smiling children, we took some bags of lollipops to hand to them.
Friendly helpful local quite.
Would have liked a swimming pool at hotel in Van Vieng to cool off as we had a bit of free time here.
The hotel in Ponsovan was ok but along a dark track quite a way from town. Hotel food very poor but were able to get lift into town each night in hotel pick up truck. We laughed as the driver always had a big smile and wore a Christmas sweater in October.
Very little to find fault with.
Confirmed traveller: 18 October 2015
Published on: 19 February 2016
9 out of 10

Bob

London Couple
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No western tour guide
Mekong River journey
Itinerary well planned
Excellent local guide
Accommodation first night in Thailand dirty
Confirmed traveller: 18 October 2015
Published on: 07 February 2016

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