Vientiane and Luang Prabang

  • 7 days
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In any season it will be a good idea to stop in Laos, even for a short period of time like a week. This period will not be so short as it will allow you to discover the two main cities in the country: Vientiane and Luang Prabang. Another positive point: In these cities you will find facilities that will allow you to stay in family, even with children at low age.

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Wat Aham. Rice plantation. Monks beginners. Wat Xieng Thong, the monastery of the golden city. Vat Ho Pra Bang. Patuxai, the triumphal arch of Vientiane.

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  • Vientiane
  • Luang Prabang
  • Muang Sing
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Details of the stay: Vientiane and Luang Prabang - 7 days

Day 1 : Vientiane

Rest and discovery of the capital. Bicycle ride in the city to have a first overview; visit of the Vat who Luang by passing to the Patuxai (Arc de Triomphe); typical meal in one of the downtown restaurants.

Day 2 : Vientiane

Tour to the morning market, the Talat Sao, to familiarize itself with the crafts and with the textiles of Phaeng May or De, the atmosphere of the city. Taste sweets and noodles (pho). In the afternoon, the Vat Vat, the oldest Temple in Vientiane, and the Ho Phra Keo Vat Museum (opposite). Admire the sunsets at the Suntara. For dinner, visit one of the gargotes installed on the Fa Quay.

Day 3 : Vientiane

Excursion to Buddha Khuan Buddha Park outside the city. In the afternoon, take a tour at the national museum to learn a little more about Laos history and revolution. Reserve a moment to go to the COPE centre: to understand the extent of the bombing during the secret war. Night bus for Luang Prabang or flight early the next morning.

Day 4 : Luang Prabang

Visit of the Royal Palace, which houses the national museum of this city listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then from the very old Vat Thong (one of the most beautiful temples in Laos), whose architecture is typical of the region... For the sunset, Mount Phousi will be restored to have a superb panoramic view.

Day 5 : Luang Prabang

At the dawn, at around 5 pm, attend (discreetly!) at the offering ceremony to the monks in the central sector of the city, then go on excursions to the caves of Pak or by boat and possibly in the nearby artisans'villages (Ban Districts, among others). After 18 h, go back to the night artisanal market located in the main artery. Dinner in one of the small restaurants on the Mekong River

Day 6 : Surrounding Luang Prabang

Trek in the surrounding area, including the discovery of the waterfalls of Kuang If, picnic at noon and swimming (get there early in the morning), back in mid afternoon. In the evening, dinner at one of the city's restaurants.

Day 7 : Return to Vientiane

Shopping day, if you still have an evening of free, take a tour to the night market which stands on the edge of the Mekong from 18 h (opposite the Vat Vat). Dinner in a gourmet restaurant.

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