LAOS TOUR TO UDOMXAY AND MUANG LA

LAOS TOUR TO UDOMXAY AND MUANG LA
Tour Destination:
VIENTIANE - UDOMXAY - MUANG LA - LUANG PRABANG
Tour Hightlights:
Experience some of the most beautiful, remote and untouched regions of Laos with package 7-day trip. Take a guided tour of this beautiful city including a visit to a temple of thousands of miniature Buddha statues,discover the amazing Muang La - famous for its natural hot springs for the night. Finally come to Luang Prabang and visit the spectacular Koung Si waterfalls stopping at villages along the way and take a Mekong cruise to the Pak Ou caves returning at sunset... ..
Price:
From $ 661
TIP: This tour can also start in Luang Prabang (via road) or Vientiane (via a Vientiane-Luang Prabang flight).  Prices are virtually the same, but contact us for specific details
 
* BRIEF ITINERARY:

Day 1: Arrival - Vientiane City Tour
Day 2: Vientiane Adventure Tour to Udomxay and Muang La
Day 3: Muang La Adventure Trekking Tour to Hill-tribe's villages
Day 4: Muang La Adventure Tour to Luang Prabang
Day 5: Luang Prabang Full-Day Sightseeing Tour
Day 6: Luang Prabang Tour to Kuangsi Waterfall and Pak Ou Cave
Day 7: Luang Prabang - Departure

Day 1: Laos Tours to Udomxay - Muangla: Arrival – Vientiane Sightseeing Tours (-/-/-)

Wat Sisaket Oldest Temple In Vientiane - Laos Adventure ToursOn arrival in Vientiane, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.  Time permitting, your half day city tour enables us to see the major temples of Vientiane including the oldest, Wat Sisaket, a temple of thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. We also visit Lao national icon, That Luang Stupa, and we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.
Overnight in Vientiane

Day 2: Laos Tours to Udomxay and Muang La: Vientiane Adventure Tours to Udomxay + Muang La (flight) (B)

Following the morning at leisure, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight up to Udomxay.  Here we have the chance to visit the intriguing Pra Xack Kham Temple with its sacred Buddha image. The 400 years old legendary statue is said to have many supernatural powers, and is widely worshipped among the faithful local Buddhists. We stop in Muang La, famous for its natural hot springs for the night.  No activities are planned for the rest of the day so you can stroll around the village or just relax at the riverside retreat enjoying a massage or some time in the hot springs.
Overnight in Muang La.

Day 3: Laos Tours to Udomxay-Muang La: Muang La Adventure Trekking Tours to nearby villages (B/L)

Today we explore the local area and undertake an easy trek around the beautiful surrounding countryside visiting the numerous ethnic hill tribes that reside around the area.  The evening can be spent back at the resort relaxing in the natural hot springs, taking a traditional massage and enjoying the excellent local Lao cuisine in the restaurant.
Overnight in Muang La.

Day 4: Laos Tours to Udomxay-Muang La: Muang La Adventure Tours to Luang Prabang View of Muang La - Laos Adventure Tours

Todays drive south takes through some of the most stunning mountain scenery you will find in South East Asia, with plenty of opportunities to stop off at the various Khmu and H’mong villages along the way.  We shall reach Luang Prabang by mid afternoon, where you have the rest of the day to relax and take in the enchanting city.  You may wish to spend the evening exploring the local night market.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 5: Laos Tours to Udomxay-Muang La:  Luang Prabang Sightseeing Tours (B)

Your full day city tour begins after breakfast, with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum (closed on Tuesday), which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. We then enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. Today, we also visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham.  

Following lunch, we visit the Arts and Ethnology Centre to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures before we head out of town to see the weaving villages of Ban Xiengkhong and Ban Xienglek.  We then return to the city for a visit to Wat Mai. We then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic view of the city at sunset and the Mekong River.  The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 6: Laos Tours to Udomxay-Muang La: Luang Prabang Adventure Tours to Kuang Si Waterfall and Pak Ou Caves (B)

Stupas in Pak Ou Cave - Laos Adventure ToursFirst we visit the morning Phousi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, a Hmong village, Ban Ou a Laoloum village and Ban Thapene, a Khmu village.  This then takes us to the beautiful Khuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. We then return to Luang Prabang. This afternoon, we embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims.  Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. On return, we disembark the boat to visit traditional villages, and continue taking a short drive to Ban Phanom, a village famous for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 7: Laos Tours to Udomxay-Muang La: Luang Prabang – Departure

Depending on your flight, you may have time at leisure before you will be transferred to the airport in time for your departing flight.

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Inclusive of above prices:
•    Transportation in private
•    Accommodation in twin shared room
•    Domestic airticket as stated only
•    Boat trip as stated in above sights
•    English speaking guide
•    Admission fee to indicated sights
•    Meals: daily breakfast at hotel
•    Gov’t tax and service charge
•    Luggage handling and drinking water

Exclusive of above prices:
•    Visa stamping fee on arrival
•    Int’l air tickets to/from Laos
•    Travel Insurance in all kinds
•    Lunch or dinner unless where stated
•    Single room (quoted separately)
•    Other foreign language guide
•    Peak tourist season or special event rates
•    Child or adult in triple sharing room
•    Tip, drinks and other personal expenses  

Additional Remarks:
•    Itinerary is subject to change depending on the confirmed flights, road conditions, and room availability.
•    Hotels listed in above might not be upto standard of your expectation, especially in the remote area where limitation of accommodation.
•    Prices are subject to change in case of VAT or other tax increases and USD currency fluctuations

Tour price:

Grade of Hotel

Tour Cost in USD per person applied to groups of (Valid till 30 Sep 2014)

2 Paxs 3 - 5 Paxs 6  - 9 Paxs 10 - 14 Paxs 15 - 19 Paxs Single Supplement
2-Star Hotels 1068 983 774 716 661 256
3-Star Hotels 1145 1060 851 793 738
342
4-Star Hotels 1178 1093 885 825 772 344
5-Star Hotels 1238
1153
945 886 831 432
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