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Laos Laos family adventure

  • Off the beaten track
This journey is a harmonious combination of stays in the former kingdoms of Luang Prabang, Vientiane and Champasak, that used to make up Lane Xang kingdom. You will get a unique chance to experience Lao culture and tradition with hands-on activities, hosted by local passionate people. Be amazed by different food experiences, involved in the local rural daily...

This journey is a harmonious combination of stays in the former kingdoms of Luang Prabang, Vientiane and Champasak, that used to make up Lane Xang kingdom. You will get a unique chance to experience Lao culture and tradition with hands-on activities, hosted by local passionate people. Be amazed by different food experiences, involved in the local rural dailylife, and get a real and original visit of Vientiane by a “local friend”. You will also enjoy a bath in s hot spring and get close to nature in Mountainous Northern Laos, and cruise the Mekong with a private cruise to the stunning Pak Ou Caves. All in all, a perfect combination of discovery and relaxation! 

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Meet locals
    Meet locals
  • Food and drink
    Food and drink
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • City
    City
  • Local culture
    Local culture

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Laos

... ຍິນດີຕ້ອນຮັບສູ່ປະເທດລາວ!

• Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for check-in (2pm) before beginning a city tour!

• Have a delicious lunch at a local  "slow-food" restaurant, which uses only organic food!

• Visit the Vat Sisaket Temple, the only temple left after the Siamese invasion.

• Continue to the Ho Phra Keo museum and the holiest spot in Laos: Luang stupa!

• End with dinner at Pha Khao Lao, a small localrestaurant, for a delicious typical meal!

Meals included: Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
VientianeVat Sisaket
Accommodation
Night at Settha Palace (Vientiane)

Day 2: Farm visit and cooking class 

• A Tuk-Tuk brings you to a local rice, fish and vegetable farm, where you can try all the activities for yourself! 

Cook sticky rice and papaya salad for lunch with the farmers, made with the rice you cut!

• En-route back to the city, stop at a local market: try the produce, coffee and perhaps sweets?

• In the afternoon, visit a local home for a cooking class, to make truly authenticdishes that are even hard to find at the restaurants!

• You will make 6 dishes in total, and enjoy what  you make for dinner: perhaps you find your new favorite meal? 

Meals included: Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
Vientiane
Accommodation
Night at Settha Palace (Vientiane)

Day 3: Discover the city with your local host

When in Vientiane...

• Today you will not be brought around town, not by a guide, but with a local!

• Your host will share their city with you, for you to experience it like the inhabitants do.

• Each of our hosts are experts in their field and come from different backgrounds. 

• No itinerary, map or professional guide: each of the host will show you "their Vientiane" and  favorite spots!

• This is a truly unique opportunity to get an insight into the local culture and the daily life!

Visited:
Vientiane
Accommodation
Night at Settha Palace (Vientiane)

Day 4: Fly from Vientiane to Oudomxay 

• After breakfast, transfer to the COPE center for an emotional and educational visit. 

• This visit will educate about the consequences of previous wars which still affects Laos today. 

• Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight to Oudomxay, where you will be picked up on arrival.

• Enjoy leisure time after check-in to enjoy the facilities, and have dinner at one of the restaurants!

​​Meals included : Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
VientianeOudomxay
Accommodation
Muang La Resort (Muang La)

Day 5: Village visits and picnic lunch

• After breakfast, hope in the car and head out for a road-trip to discover two villages: Ikhos and Hmong!

• Learn about the local daily life of the villagers, and their different cultures. 

• Enjoy a picnic lunch out in the open, with stunning views as your companion. 

• Continue to a close by valley where the local Khamus people live, to further your cultural understanding of Laos. 

• A delicious dinner will be served at one of the restaurants back at your lodge! 

​​Meals included: Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
Oudomxay, Muang La
Accommodation
Muang La Resort (Muang La)

Day 6: Stunning nature and local gastronomy 

All that I can see, is just another.. Mango Tree?

• After breakfast, hit the road to Luang Prabang (5-6 h), and stop en-route in different villages!

• Have lunch at a local restaurant, and check-in to your hotel upon arrival.

 •Head to the Phou Si hill, which offers great views over the town, rivers and mountains!

• 328 steps to brings your to the top: at sunset set, the changing colors of the sky offer a particularly spectacular view!

• Dinner at the Mango Tree, where, if the weather permits, you can eat on the terrace under century old trees! ​​

Meals included : Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
Muang La, Luang Prabang
Accommodation
Night at Belmond La Residence Phou Va (Luang Prabang Province)

Day 7: Elephant center visit and story telling

Once upon a time in Laos...

• At 8.30 am, a driver picks you up for a visit to an elephant conservation center!

• You will get an understanding of elephant behavior and their role in the Laos ecosystem.

• You will experience the elephants swimming, go on a walk with them and discover their stories!

• Enjoy lunch before returning to Luang Prabang for bike tour of the old part of town. 

• Experience Garavekstory telling session, with local tales from Laos, before enjoying a gorgeous, traditional Lao barbecue for dinner!  

Note: The conservation center acts for the well being of the elephants, and offers no elephant rides! 
​Meals included : Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
Luang Prabang
Accommodation
Night at Belmond La Residence Phou Va (Luang Prabang Province)

Day 8: Spiritual ceremony and culinary treat

Food, for both body and soul!

• Transfer by Tuk-Tuk at 5.40 am to the peninsula,  to witness the alms giving ceremony!

Monks and novices stroll the street of the town to collect their daily food from the worshipers in ancient ritual locally known as “Tak Bat”.

•Continue with a visit to the open-air food market before having a french breakfast at Café Vat Sene, and discover why they serve this!

• Next, take a slow-boat cruise (5h), which includes lunch and many different discovery opportunities!

• Enjoy leisure time back at your hotel before dinner at Manda de Laos, a culinary must

​​Meals included : Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
Luang Prabang, Vat Xieng Thong
Accommodation
Night at Belmond La Residence Phou Va (Luang Prabang Province)

Day 9: Back to nature at Kuang Si waterfalls 

• 8.00 am meetup for a 45 min drive to the Kuang Si waterfalls, with breakfast at the Carpe Diem Restaurant upon arrival!

• En-route, visit some of the local villages with your guide

• If you'd like, there are possibilities to hike up the waterfall and to take a swim if weather permits. 

Enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the beautiful scenery surrounding you...

• In the afternoon, discover the biodiversity of Laos at the Botanical Garden, before enjoying a fusion-styledinner at the Tangor restaruant​​

Meals included : Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
Luang Prabang, Kuang Si
Accommodation
Night at Belmond La Residence Phou Va (Luang Prabang Province)

Day 10: Visit Vat Phou

• After breakfast, transfer for your flight to Pakse, where a guide will meet you!

• Enjoy a late lunch at the Wopakok Restaurant, right on the Mekong, with your guide. 

• In the afternoon, head to the UNESCO site vat Phou, which was a part of the Khmer empire. 

• Continue to your hotel for check-in and time at leisure, before dinner is served! 

Option: be escorted by a UNESCO expert to visit the Vat Phou. Tarif upon request as it is depending of the selected guide and availability. ​​Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
Luang Prabang, PakxeChampasak
Accommodation
River Resort (Champassak)

Day 11: Champasak, relax and chill out 

• Enjoy a delicious breakfast, then drive to the Champasak spa

• Nathalie and her locally recruited team will ensure a relaxing morning with wellness and spa treatments!

• The experience uses locallysourced products in the natural treatment and massages.

• Free time at leisure in the afternoon to enjoy the calm of Champasak and observe the local daily life!

Visited:
Champasak
Accommodation
River Resort (Champassak)

Day 12: Last day in Laos

Or is it? That's up to you!

• Enjoy breakfast and free time until your transfer picks you up (check-out at noon). 

• Option: Late check out at the hotel if rooms are available. Tarif upon request

• Transfer to the airport in Pakse in time for your flight

• We hope you have enjoyed this journey in Laos, and wish to see you back with us soon!

Visited:
Champasak, Pakxe

Vientiane Vat Sisaket Oudomxay Muang La Luang Prabang Luang Prabang Vat Xieng Thong Kuang Si Pakxe Champasak

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $3,540 / 12 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax4 pax6 paxSingle Supplement
Price per person during high season $4,820$4,120$3,880$2,040
Price per person during low season$4,200$3,480$3,260$1,490
Supplement transfer to Ubon Ratchathani's airport in Thailand for 2 and 6 persons$240
Supplement for Chinese Speaking Guide (same guide for the whole trip)$1,200

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance

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