Day1. Arrival –Vientiane

On arrival at in the capital, you will be met by our staff and transferred to your hotel. Vientiane is a charming and fascinating place, with an interesting mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and American influences. After a short rest, we start visiting the major city sights; including Wat Sisaket, the country’s oldest temple, with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo. En route, we visit the famous That Luang Stupa, the single most important monument in Laos. You will have the opportunity to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.Tonight we will enjoy a welcome dinner at one of the fine restaurants.

Accommodation: Included

Meal: Dinner

Wat Sisaket Vientiane: Travel Information 2024

Day2. Vientiane- Luang Prabang  (Express Train/C82 07.30- 09.30)

After an ealry breakfast, we take an express train to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Luang Prabang has been claimed by UNESCO to be ‘the best preserved city in South East Asia’. After a short rest, we visit The National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture throughout the ages. Next, we will visit the city's oldest temple, Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong where you can see the impressive “tree of life” mosaic set in colored glass.  Continue visit to The Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre - the first exhibition space and fair trade store dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation, and presentation of Laos’ traditional arts and lifestyles. 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. From there, we explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textile made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Accommodation: Included

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Note: as per local regulations, vehicles over 16seaters are not allowed in the city

Wat Xieng Thong Temple | Experiences | Sofitel Luang Prabang

Day3. Luang Prabang – Pakou caves

Today, we board an upstream cruise on the Mekong River, which gives us a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside. We’ll make sure to stop at the Pak Ou Caves, sanctuaries consisting of two large caverns, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images. We will also stop at a few villages during the day, including Ban Muangkeo where the local rice wine is produced and Ban Xiengmene. We also have a chance to climb up to Wat Chomphet. Here you will have one of the best views of Luang Prabang from across the river. Once back in Luang Prabang city we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xieng Lek - small villages well known for silk weavings and Saa (jute) Papermaking.  Overnight in Luang Prabang

Accommodation: Included

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Pak Ou caves Luang Prabang

Day4.  Luang Prabang- Ban Long Lao- Kuangsy Waterfalls (no trekking)

After breakfast, we transfer to Ban Long Lao. On arrival, we begin with a visit to the ethnic Khmu village of Ban Longlao Nung before heading to the nearby Hmong village of Ban Longlao Song. You will be able to observe the lifestyles of these two culturally very different minority groups and see how despite their differences they manage to work together on a day to day basis and even sharing the same school.

Afterwards, we continue our excursion to the beautiful Kuang Sy Fall. En route, stop and short tour visit Buffalo Dairy Farm. The tour will be lasted about 40minutes -Tour included a guide tour of the mini farm, Buffalo feeding & Washing, Milking Demonstration, & Feeding Chickens and rabbits. Afterwards, we visit some ethnic minority villages and see how these colorful people live. We then continue to the beautiful Kuangsy Waterfalls where you can swim in the turquoise pools or walk along forest paths. Return to the city by late evening to observe the sunset at Wat Phabath. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Accommodation: Included

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Kuang Si Falls - Wikipedia

Day5. Luang Prabang – Oudomxay (Namkat Yolapa) (Express train C86 12.30 13.45)

After breakfast, we catch the express train to Oudomxay. Oudomxay province is residence to 23 ethnic minority groups. Upon arrival, you will be met our staff and transferred to the jungle resort Namkat Yolapa. After check into your hotel, we will enjoy a short trek through the jungle to Namkat waterfall. Take your time at the waterfall before returning to the hotel for overnight.

Accommodation: Included

Meal: Breakfast, LunchJungle Hike - Picture of Namkat Yolapa Resort, Oudomxay - Tripadvisor


Day 6: Namkat Yolapa- Muang La

You set off in the morning in the direction of Pak Khai; this pleasant journey gives you wonderful views across the River Nam Pak, terraced rice fields and the small villages along the banks of the river. On your arrival, you start your trek along a mountain trail which follows a mountain stream meandering through the lush vegetation. You have the chance to meet the local farmers working in their rice fields and learn how they cultivate their lands, hunt for small game and fish in the mountain stream, before you enter into the tropical rainforest. After around 1½ hours, you leave the forest and arrive in the village of Ban Phavie; a beautiful Khamu village which sits on the top of a hill. After taking your lunch in the village, you continue on to some nearby waterfalls. You can relax in the cooling clear waters, lulled by the gentle breeze and tranquility of the falls (weather permitting). At around 14:30, you head back to Namkat Yolapa and arrive in the late afternoon.                                                                                  

Accommodation: Included

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Khmu Village near Luang Prabang - Vietnam Discovery Travel

Day7. Oudomxay-  Pakbeng

After breakfast, we venture into the mountainous and remote area of Northern Laos to Pakabeng. As you know, Oudomxay province is residence to 23 ethnic minority groups and we’ll make a few rest stops along the way so that you can meet with some of them. Hill tribe people are unfailingly friendly, welcoming you with waving hands and smiling faces. You will make sure to stop at the pottery village of Ban Yor and some tribal minority villages. The most numerous in the area are the Lao ( the ethnic majority ), then the Khammu and H’mong . Only the senior members of the latter still wear traditional clothes and hairstyles , often combined with modern garments . The other inhabitants are now all dressed in western style. The houses, in contrast, continue to be built according to tradition, and it is interesting to see how each ethnic group differs from the others in both the conception of home and all the rituals and customs related to daily life : initiation into adulthood , marriage , work, celebrations , funerals. We will arrive Pakbeng in the late afternoon. After check into your hotel, free at leisure. Overnight in Pakbeng

Accommodation: Included

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Pakbeng A Complete Guide - What To Do, Where To Stay and What To Eat — Adventures of Jellie

Day8: Pakbeng- Huayxay

Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the boat pier and embark for the first time on one of our luxury boats for the Mekong upstream cruise. On the way, the boat will take its first stop in a Hill tribe village along the Mekong River. Our guide will explain the way of living and the origins of these rural populations.  Next, stop in Pak Tha, to have necessary boat documents signed. The second Lunch is served on board, and during the afternoon, you will be free to relax and taste local flavors with seasonal snacks and drinks. The boat will arrive in Huayxay before sunset, The tour will be ended by a drop-off in your hotel in the downtown or Lao customs.

Accommodation: N/A

Meal: Lunch

Houayxay - Wikipedia

Included in the price Excluded in the price
  Private air-conditioned transportation

Accommodation with BRF on double/twin share

Train ticket Vientiane – Luang Prabang- Oudomxay

Private boat trip as stated in above sights

English speaking guide

Admission fee to indicated sights

Meals: lunch or dinner as mentioned (foods only)

Government tax and service charge

Drinking water & Tissue


  Visa stamping fee

International & domestic flights

Travel Insurance in all kinds

Meals: lunch or dinner where not stated

Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others





VIENTAINE                         Lao Orchid hotel (Superior room)

LUANGPRABANG              Villa Chitdara (Standard room)

OUDOMXAY                       Namkat Yorlapa (Standard room)

PAKBENG                            Pakeng Lodge (Superior room)


VIENTAINE                         Eastin hotel (Superior Balcony room)

LUANGPRABANG              Le Belair Resort (Ganier room)

OUDOMXAY                      Namkat Yorlapa (Standard room)

PAKBENG                            Pakeng Lodge (Superior room)


VIENTAINE                         Crown Plaza (Standard room)

LUANGPRABANG              Villa maly (Superior room)

OUDOMXAY                       Namkat Yorlapa (Standard room)

PAKBENG                            Le Grand Pakbeng (Mekong Villa)