The main sights in Northern Laos – plenty of relaxing time in Luang Prabang, a tour of the capital, Vientiane, and an opportunity to get up-country to the dramatic limestone karst mountains and the remote hill-tribe communities.
Day 1 | Depart from the UK, transferring through Bangkok.
Day 2 | Arrive in Vientiane and, having been transferred from the airport to your central hotel, relax after your long international flights.
Day 3 | Sightseeing in Vientiane. First stop will be the Patuxai Monument, for orientating views over the city, and then it's the Wat Sisaket, Wat Phra Keow, Wat That Luang and finally the Golden Stupa.
Day 4 | Day at leisure in Vientiane – explore the markets and the river promenade.
Day 5 | Morning flight to Luang Prabang. Afternoon walking tour, serving to orientate you in the town.
Day 6 | Full day in Luang Prabang . We could organise a tour of the surrounding countryside, including beautiful Kuang Si Waterfalls.
Day 7 | A second day at leisure in Luang Prabang. In the late afternoon, you may choose to cruise upstream on the Mekong River to the Pak Ou Caves.
Day 8 | Drive to Nong Khiaw in Northern Laos, where you check in to your riverside resort.
Day 9 | Full day exploring the local countryside – or simply relaxing in the resort hotel. There are local villages.
Day 10 | Drive back to Luang Prabang, where you have opportunity to peruse the Night Market for gifts and trinkets.
Day 11 | Transfer to the airport for your flights back down to Bangkok and then back to the UK.
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