Tham Chang Cave
A country that is easily left out of your to go destinations for a holiday, Laos is a little gem to be discovered by its visitors. The only landlocked country in the whole of Southeast Asia, Laos offers its visitors views of its hilly terrain and of its main water line, the Mekong River. You will be intrigued by the experience of the vibrant Lao culture and the friendliness of the locals would definitely be something every traveler in Laos would remember. Holiday seekers would also be glad to enjoy a relaxing stay in their hot tourist cities of Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng.
2 way economy class tickets by Lao Airlines
Domestic flight by Lao Airlines
Meals and sightseeing as per itinerary
7 nights stay in 3* hotel(upgrade available)
English speaking tour guide
Assemble at Changi Airport for flight to Vientiane. On arrival at Vientiane airport, you will be met and transferred to hotel for check-in.
This morning, proceed for Vientiane city tour, which includes the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat PraKeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxai which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triomphe. In the afternoon, take a scenic drive of about 105km to Vang Vieng (approximately 3 hours journey). On arrival, enjoy dinner at a restaurant by the Nam Song River.
After breakfast, take a small boat (2 paxs to a boat) down the Nam Song River to Tham Chang Cave. On the way enjoy the beautiful landscapes. The Cave has an underground spring and a stunning view over the valley. After which, proceed to Xieng Khuang. Enjoy the scenery and local villages along the journey. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for dinner and check-in. * Lunch today will be a very simple, such as sandwiches and fruits as along the way, there are only villages and no proper restaurants for tourists.
Today, begin your program by visiting the Plain of Jars 01, 02 & 03. Plain of Jars is a large group of historic cultural sites in Laos containing thousands of stone jars, which scattered throughout the Xieng Khuang plain in the Laotian Highlands. Archaeologists believe that the jars were used 1500-2000 years ago by an ancient Mon-Khmer race whose cultural is now totally unknown. Most of the excavated material has been dated to around 500BC-800AD. Anthropologists and archeologists have theorized that the jars may have been used as funeral urns or perhaps storage of food. Lao stories and legends claim that there was a race of giants who once inhabited the area. Local legend tells of an ancient king called Khun Cheung, who fought a long, victorious battle against his enemy. He supposedly created the jars to brew and store huge amounts of lao rice wine to celebrate his victory. Then, visit bomb hole surrounding in the city. Examine 35 year old bomb craters, legacy of past warfare.
Early morning after breakfast, we will set off to Luang Prabang. Enjoy the scenery and local villages along the journey. * Lunch today will be a very simple, such as sandwiches and fruits as along the way, there are only villages and no proper restaurants for tourists.
Today, proceed to visit Ban Long Lao (Hmong Village) and Kuangsi Waterfall. About an hour’s scenic drive through rice fields, mountains and ethnic minority villages lies the beautiful Kwang Si Waterfall. Clear water cascades gracefully over limestone formations gathering into layers of stunning turquoise pools at this waterfall. After which, proceed to visitPhousi Mountain, where you can have an excellent view of the town from the top.
Today, we enjoy a short guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong with its roof sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. We then embark on a cruise upstream on theMekong River which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. After which transfer to domestic airport for your flight back to the capital of Laos, Vientiane.
This morning, be transferred to airport for your departure flight back to Singapore.
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