Vientiane is Laos’ capital and also the largest city, situated on the bend of Mekong river, is worthy to explore for the time in this country.
Vientiane is also a best place with its sites. Those places of interests are related to Buddhism. Turn to Xieng Khouang province where is a mountainous plateau in the north of Laos has got the highest peaks of the plateau are between 2000 and 3000 meters high. Several tributaries of the Mekong originate in the Xieng Khouang region. Most tourists travel to the region to visit the world famous Plain of Jars sites, which contain huge stone jars dating back to 1500-2000 years ago.
- Trip Description:
Start from: Vientiane
End in: Xieng Khouang
Travel route: Vientiane - Xieng Khouang
Duration: 3 days – 2 nights
Private Tour. Departure: daily upon your request
Group size 2 persons 4 persons 6 persons Single Supp' Book This Trip Land Tour/pp 246 202 162 60
Included: Excluded: Accommodation in twin/dbl room with daily breakfast at selected hotels
Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
Speaking local guide
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicles
Entrance fees for mentioned visits
Water and cold towel for daily tour
Boat trip as mentioned in the itinerary
Meals other than mentioned
Domestic or International flight
Note: airfare and schedule subject to change without notice from the airline.
Visa fee for Laos (visa on arrival: 30USD/pax in cash + 1 photo, valid 30 days) Extension visa 4 USD/day/Pax
Attention: Visa on arrival pay more 1 USD/Pax every Saturday and Sunday
Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
Insurance for travel, theft, luggage damages
Others not mentioned nor specified above not to be included in the tour prices.
- Detailed Itinerary:
Day 1 –Vientiane Arrival
In the morning, you arrive in Vientiane and transfer to hotel. Embark on a visit to the city’s major historic sites and landmarks including Wat Sisaket with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues, Wat Prakeo (which once enshrined Emerald Buddha now in Bangkok), Wat Simuang, That Luang, the Patousai Monument. Overnight at hotel in Vientiane .
Day 2 - Vientiane – Xieng Khouang
In the morning, departure to Xieng Khouang. Upon arrival in Xiengkhoang where is located in the highlands in Northeastern Laos (around 1,200m above sea level), you meet with your guide and transfer (15-minute ride) to your hotel for check-in. After short refreshment, lunch on your own en route, we drive around 10km to the Plain of Jars, the archaeological spectacle of giant stone Jars, which date back at least 2000 years. It is such a mystery, the Plain of Jars, a plateau 50km wide scattered with over 300 stone jars. The 2,000 year-old jars range in size from 1 to 2.5 meters height, and are thought to have been used as funeral urns. Embark on 1.5 hour drive to a district of Muang Kham, 51km from Xiengkhoang. Stop on the way to visit different villages of hill tribes such as Tai Dam, Hmong, probably the best-known minority group in Laos. Overnight at hotel in Xieng Khouang.
Day 3 – Xieng Khouang – Departure
Visit Phonesavanh market then transfer to the airport for flight to Vientiane for connecting departure flight.
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