Join us on a journey through the best destination of Laos from the enchanting city of Vientiane to the Plain of Jars, considered the most distinctive and enigmatic of all Laos attractions. From the largest Kuang Si water fall to "bombing town" of Muang Ngoi and charming city of Luang Prabang. See Laos at its most original within 15 days with ACI Travel.

Highlights
Visit Vientiane - the laid back capital, Wat Sisaket, Wat Prakeo, the COPE Centre, That Luang Stupa, Patuxay Monument.
Explore the Plain of Jars in Xieng Khouang
See the best of Luang Prabang: Wat Visoun, Wat Xieng Thong, National Museum
Take a panoramic view of Luang Prabang and see beautiful sunset on Mekong River
Take an exciting elephant riding tour in Luang Prabang
Visit the biggest water fall of Kuang Si in Laos
Take a captivating tip to visit 4 thousands islands in Parkse
Day 1
Vientiane Arrival
Welcome to Vientiane! Upon arrival, our guide will picked you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for check in. Overnight in Vientiane.
Overnight: Vientiane
Day 2
Vientiane Full Day City Tour (B/L)
After breakfast, you will take a full day guided tour to discover the major sights of the charming Vientiane including Wat Sisaket Pagoda which is famous with thousands of Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo which was originally constructed in 1565 as the Lao royal family’s personal chapel, and as a home for the Emerald Buddha. Take some photos of Patuxay Monument before continuing to visit That Luang Stupa, the most sacred monument in the country. Overnight in Vientiane.
Overnight: Vientiane
Day 3
Vientiane – Xiengkhouang – Phonsavan (B/L)
After breakfast, you will transfer to the airport to fly to Xiengkhouang, in which the number of bombs was dropped between 1964 and 1973 more than in the Second World War. We’ll arrive in Phonsavan, the capital of the province of Xiengkhouang. Here we’ll stop at the colorful Central Market Phonsavan and then head back to the hotel for the night. Overnight in Phonsavan.
Overnight: Phonsavan
Day 4
Around Xiengkhouang (B/L)
Today we will have a chance to visit the Plain of Jars, the most distinctive and enigmatic of all Laos attractions. The mysterious jars were carved from both sandstone and granite in various sizes from very small to about 3.5 metres high and are thought to be more than 2,000 years old. Of all the many jar sites, the three most popular ones to visit are known as Site 1, 2 and 3. Site 1 is where the biggest jar is located. While Site 2 and 3 offer picturesque views of farmlands and villages as they sit on top of small hills. We will continue to visit the tribes of the ethnic minorities of the H'mong and Thai peoples. Return to hotel for overnight..
Overnight: Xiengkhouang
Day 5
Xiengkhouang – Luang Prabang (B)
After breakfast, we will head out to Luang Prabang (300km, 6 hours). On the way, you will visit a site more than 200 years old Buddha images in Thampra and varied Hmong and varied hill tribe minority villages along the road. Check in hotel and free at your leisure.
Overnight: Luang Prabang
Day 6
Luang Prabang City Tour (B/L)
Early in the morning, you should get up to view the morning rituals of saffaron- robed monks on their daily outing collecting Alms (often in the form of sticky rice or fresh fruits) from the faithful residents. It is a unique tradition in Laos that dates back centuries. After breakfast at hotel, you will have a chance to visit the most famous pagodas in Laos such as: Wat Visoun with the site of impressive Thad Makmo stupa, Wat Mai which was built in 1796 by King Anourout, is one of the largest, most picturesque and most photographed of the wats of Luang Prabang, Wat Xieng Thong, the most enchanting of Laos’ monasteries. You will continue to visit the National Museum – the former King’s palace. You’ll climb the 328 zig-zag steps up to the sacred gilled stupa and big drum of the Phu Si Temple for a panoramic view of Luang Prabang and the Mekong at sunset. Back to hotel and you are free at your leisure. Overnight at your hotel.
Overnight: Luang Prabang
Day 7
Luang Prabang-Textile Village-Elephant camp (B)
After breakfast, you will drive out of town to visit the elephant camp at Ban Ann. En route, you will stop at a well-known village, Ban Phom Nom, where almost of those villagers are weavers. Historically, they were servants and made handicraft souvenirs for the last king of Laos. Another stop will be at the Henri Mouhot monument at Kang Noon. Mouhot was a French man, who founded Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, but he died at Kang Noon when he moved to Laos and contracted malaria. Upon arrival at the camp, your guide will brief you about the elephants and you will take an elephant ride for 30 minutes before returning to the town and transferring to your hotel.
Overnight: Luang Prabang
Day 8
Luang Prabang-Kuang Si Water Fall (B/L)
We will a short time to visit the Phousi vegetable market where you can observe the bustling daily life of local people and buy textile products of surrounding tribes. We will continue to visit the beautiful Kuang Si fall, the biggest waterfall in Laos, 32 kilometres south of town. Along the way we stop to visit the villages of Ban Tha Pane and Ban Na Oune of Khmu and Hmong minorities. Arrive in Kuang Si Waterfall, you can soak up in cool water or walk along the forest trails. You also visit a Bear Rescue Centure near the falls where the rare Asiatic Black Bear is being protected and restored. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Overnight: Luang Prabang
Day 9
Luang Prabang - Nong Khiaw - Muang Ngoi (B)
After breakfast, you will drive about 3 hours to Nong Khiaw. En route there will be a short stop at the junction between Pak Mong and Nong Khiaw or Pak Mong and another northern province. Arriving in Nong Khiaw, you will check in at your bungalow. After a short rest, you will enjoy a boat trip upstream along the Ou River, about 1 hour and 20 minutes to the old town, Muang Ngoi (also known as “Bombing Town” during Indochina War.). Begin exploring around the village to see local life. In the late afternoon, you will return to Luang Prabang.
Overnight: Luang Prabang
Day 10
Nong Khiaw - Pak Ou Cave - Luang Prabang (B)
Today, you will have an excursion on Mekong River by boat. You will visit the famous and sacred Pak Ou Buddha Caves, home to many thousands of Buddha images of all styles and sizes that have been placed by local people since the 16th century. Return to Luang Prabang by boat, stopping at Ban Xang Hai to try some "Lau Lao" Laos Whisky and Ban Phanom, a brocade weaving village. We’ll arrive back at Luang Prabang in time for dinner (in your expense). Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Overnight: Luang Prabang
Day 11
Luang Prabang- Pakse -Tadlo (B/L)
After breakfast at hotel, you will transfer to the airport for flight to Parkse. Continue to drive to Saravanh. You will stop en route to observe the daily life of people in the Boliven Plateau and know how to make traditional coffee and tea. If the time is permitted, you can venture off the beaten track and explore remote areas of the region. Depart to Tad Lo Water Fall, you will drop by at Alak, Nge and Katu village. Return to Parkse and overnight in Parkse.
Overnight: Parkse
Day 12
Tadlo - Wat Phu Temple- Khong Island (B)
A scenic drive will deliver you to the former royal capital of Champasak, a gateway to the pre-Angkoran temple of Wat Phu. The hillside edifice was once an important sanctuary of the Khmer Empire. The temple structure was partly destroyed during the areas turbulent history, yet it is still fascinating to walk among the ruins. You will follow the walkway from the lower to the upper section, which features various iconic forms, including Vishnu, Shiva and Kala. The temple upper ground also affords a spectacular view of the surrounding valley and the mighty Mekong River. You will then visit Wat Phou Museum and Oum Moung Temple. Then you will drive to the 4,000 Islands and then 30 minutes by boat from the central market to Done Khone Island, where you will reach the picturesque island of Don Khone with just enough to watch the sunset over the Mekong River. You will stay overnight on Khone Island at Auberge Sala Done Khone.
Overnight: Khone Island
Day 13
Khone Island And Four-Thousand Islands (B)
We embark on a long tail boat for venturing into the widest reach of the Mekong River, where during the dry season the waters recede and leave behind thousands of islets, giving this area a lovely name” Si Phan Done”. We explore the local peaceful villages of Ban Khone and then discover the 4000 islands area by boat. If we are lucky, we may even see the rare freshwater Irrawaddy Mekong dolphin at Ban Hang Khone. Overnight in Done Khone Island.
Overnight: Done Khone Island
Day 14
Khone Island / Don Daeng (B/L)
After an early breakfast, you will visit Khone Phapheng Waterfall, considered the largest by volume in Southeast Asia. This is a really impressive site near the Lao-Cambodian border, set within an area teeming with wildlife, making this area one of the most breathtaking destinations in Laos. Then you will continue to Don Daeng Island where you have the afternoon at leisure, to explore the island by bicycle, or relax. You will stay overnight on Don Daeng Island at La Folie Lodge.
Overnight: Don Daeng Island
Day 15
Don Daeng / Pakse Airport (B)
After breakfast, you are free at leisure until transfer straight to Pakse Airport for your departure flight.
Hotels
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.
Saynamkhan Hotel
Saynamkhan Hotel
Saynamkhan River View boasts a convenient location in the center of the peninsula and in front of the Nam Khan River. It is only a two-minute walk to the night market, old temples, and museum.There are 16 beautifully furnished rooms with flat screen TV, air condition, free Wifi, mini bar. A dedicated staff and first-rate facilities make this hotel a favorite among travelers.
Vientiane Garden View Hotel
Vientiane Garden View Hotel
Vientiane Garden View hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the city, nestling in many shops, restaurant’s paradise, and just a few minutes from Mekong river side, which situated in a quiet peaceful corner which offers you a perfect stay. The hotel boasts extremely spacious rooms, offering panoramic garden and swimming pool view from your Window, brand new western style bathrooms, and comfy beds. All rooms feature air conditioning, mini bar, Electronic safe deposit box, 32’’ LCD TV with cable program, FREE Wireless internet access in every angle.
Thavisouk Hotel
Thavisouk Hotel
Located on the banks of Nam Song River, Thavisouk Hotel & Resort is only a 5-minute walk from the nearest bus station and 3- minute drive from downtown Vang Vieng. Rooms come with a private balcony and an en suite bathroom. Each room is air-conditioned, and some include a TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel arranges excursions and activities, like trekking or kayaking down the river. Guests can also enjoy karaoke facilities. Staff at the 24-hour reception can help with car rental and laundry services.
Vasana Plain of Jars Hotel
Vasana Plain of Jars Hotel
Vansana Plain Of Jars Hotel is a 15-minute drive from Xiangkhouang Airport, 5- minute ride from Xieng Khouang City Centre and 20 – minute ride from Plain of Jars. It is a good base for individual traveler families, and corporate groups alike. The hotel features comfortable rooms with private balconies and en suite bathrooms. It boasts a restaurant and free WiFi access in public areas. Bright and airy rooms at the hotel are equipped with a fan, a cable TV and a refrigerator..
Residence sisouk hotel
Residence sisouk hotel
Ideally located in the city center of Pakse (Southern Laos), the 3- star hotel Sisouk Residence welcomes you all year long in a warm, charming and traditional atmosphere. Overlooking the Sedone River, it offers you a unique view of the mouth of the river flowing into the Mekong. The guest house provides an around the clock reception, as well as a coffee bar and 24-hour room service. For added convenience, it offers a currency exchange, massage services and a tour desk. The rooms are air conditioned and include a refrigerator, bottled water and an in-room safe.
INCLUDED
All private transportation
Accommodation based on double/twin sharing room
Meals as stated in the program (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
Local English speaking guide
Entrance fee and sightseeing tickets
Two bottles of drinking water
Boat trip on Mekong River
NOT INCLUDED
International and domestic flights
Personal travel expenses such as: laundry, telephone, tips
Drinks in meals
Others not mentioned in the program
Laos visa fee
Single room supplement
Travel insurance
Review
TOUR DEtails
Starts
Vientiane
Ends
Parkse
Hotel rating
3 star
Tour guide
Yes
Meals
Breakfast: 14, Lunch: 7