What you’ll get

  • Duration : 6 days 5 nights

  • Departure : Vientiane

  • Suitable : Family, friends, couples, solo travelers, etc.

  • Type : Land tour

  • Product Code : T856BIP05

Overview

6-day Laos family tour is the most suitable Laos package tour for your family. The highlights include the laidback capital city of Vientiane, the exciting Vang Vieng, and the ancient town of Luang Prabang. All activities are fun, educational, and suitable for all ages.

Highlights

    UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT

    • Walk along the small street of Luang Prabang and admire the local life
    • Watch the daily morning alms giving in Luang Prabang
    • Sense the skin, the smell, and the breath of the elephants as closed as you wish
    • The leisure cruise along the mighty Mekong river

    VARIOUS ACTIVITIES ON SITES

    • Gentle city visits of the ancient town of Luang Prabang
    • Elephant walk exploring the Mekong River
    • Join the cruise along the Mekong River to the mysterious Pak Ou caves
    • Experience the traditional farming practice of Laos people at Living Land Farm
    • Refresh at Kuang Si waterfalls, explore the surrounding area, or take the dip at the natural pools

    NATURE EXPLORATION

    • The green nature countryside of Luang Prabang
    • The untouched nature along Mekong River
    • The exciting Kuang Si waterfalls

    CULTURE EXPERIENCE

    • Attend the daily morning alms giving in Luang Prabang
    • Visit various temples and museums in the ancient town of Luang Prabang
    • Visiting various local villages to learn about their everyday life
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Bed size: Double/ Twin

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  • Meals
    5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • Transportation
    A/C transfer
  • Accommodation
    Hotel
  • Price Includes
    • Accommodation at hotel
    • Private tours, transfers, and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Service of air-conditioned vehicles
    • Service of English-peaking guides in every location
    • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
    Price Excludes
    • International flights
    • Meals which are not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
    • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
    • Tips for guides and drivers
    • Private travel insurance
  • Cancellation by Customer

    For most of our tours, once the tour is confirmed and fully paid, but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation before tour commencement:

    • More than 45 days before trip departure: No charge (Full refund will be made, but the transaction fee will be paid by you).
    • 30-45 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
    • 15-29 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
    • 7-14 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
    • Within 7 days before arrival: 100% tour price.

    Note:

    • There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
    • For no showcases, there will be no refund.
    • All cancellations must be in person or writing and received by us.
  • Cancellation by Weather

    In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causing an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there is more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the unused portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental, or tours will be given.

  • Children Policy
    • Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
    • From 4 to 8 years old: 50% of adult’s fare and sharing bed with parents.
    • From 9 to 11 years old: 75% of adult’s fare and using an existing bed.
    • Students with ID student card: 90% of adult’s fare and using the existing bed.
    • Over 11 years old: 100% of adult’s fare and using the existing bed.

Itineraries

Day 1: Arrival in Vientiane - City Tour

On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to check in the hotel.

After a soft resting, start your “6-day Laos Family Tour” with a visit to the major sights of the capital, including the oldest Wat Sisaket, a temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha statue. On the way to Lao’s national icon, the famous and sacred structure of Pha That Luang, we stop en route to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.

The welcome dinner will be served at a local restaurant with the traditional dance and folk song, the best chance to experience the local culture.

Overnight in Vientiane.

Meals: D

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2: Transfer to Ban Tha Heua

We leave the capital early for our journey northbound. We will see some breathtaking scenery en route as we pass through spectacular countryside towards the mountainous region. Along the way, we visit the busy and colorful market of KM52 where various hill tribes come to trade goods and buy provisions. We may also make a short photo stop at Hin Heup bridge, and the fish market in Ban Tha Heua.

From there, transfer to your hotel, which is located on the north side of Nam Ngum Lake, offering a great escape from daily busy life.

The afternoon is dedicated to plenty of activities on sites such as kayaking, water-jet skiing, paddle boat, cycling, or trekking to visit the nearby villages. Discuss with our guide for activities that you wish to enjoy. These are based on your own extra expense.

You can either choose to relax by the floating swimming pool of the resort.

Overnight in Ban Tha Heua.

Meals: B, L

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3: Transfer to Luang Prabang via Vang Vieng

Wake up early, and you never want to miss the serene sunrise over the peaceful lake. Our guide will escort you to the nearby area to watch the local villagers preparing for their busy day.

After breakfast, we transfer to Vang Vieng and visit the cave of Tham Jang, which was used in the early 19th century in defense against the Chinese invaders.

We then start our expedition on the new road to Luang Prabang, that is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The streets are well paved along the way for a smooth journey. We pass some stunning landscape with a mixture of steep terraced fields and hill villages. We take a few photo-stops at some small hill tribe villages, of which each one in Laos has a different feeling that some are more prosperous than others, but all have plenty of life. We also have a chance to admire the panoramic view over the surrounding area at the peak of over-2000-meter height. Before reaching Luang Prabang, we will make a short stop to visit the local school at Ban Huay Sala.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals: B, L

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 4: Luang Prabang Culture Experience

After breakfast at the hotel, we transfer to the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Center (TAEC) to see the collection of various Lao ethnic groups. We will stroll around to visit the center to understand more about the Laos diverse ethnic culture.

After that, we will join the seminars of “Ethnic Diversity and Cultural Change in Laos.”

This fascinating 60-minute presentation and question-and-answer session give background on Laos’ ethnic communities, their history, and their cultural practices, including livelihoods and crafts. Guests have an opportunity to learn about lifestyles in ethnic villages and see unique artifacts from TAEC’s collection that are not accessible to the general public.

The seminars are led by one of the two TAEC Founder/ Directors, either Thongkhoun Soutthivilay, a Luang Prabang-native who worked at the Luang Prabang National Museum for 10 years and who has attended trainings and conferences in the US, Thailand, Netherlands, Japan, and Brunei; or Tara Gujadhur, an American who has worked in Luang Prabang for over 10 years, with a background in anthropology and sustainable tourism development.

The ethnic Khmu lunch will be served at TAEC Café.

In the afternoon, we will visit Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center, where we will walk around to have a short visit before joining one of the below class:

Dyeing Class: An introduction to silkworms and silk types, students have a hands-on experience with natural dye preparation and create 3 natural dyes using plants directly from our home-grown garden (just like Laos have done for hundreds of years!).

At the end of class, you will take home 2 dyed silk skeins or 2 cotton napkins and 1 Silk scarf you dyed yourself.

Weaving Class: Start with an introduction to silks, dyeing, and weaving techniques. Each student is assigned a loom — a guide, and a weaver will help you learn the art of weaving.

Batik Class: Introduction to Hmong Batik culture! (Only available from Monday to Friday).

Each student will create a wax-resistant, Hmong-style design on hand-loomed hemp, together with the legendary Mae Thao (Grandmother) Zuzong, our resident Batik Teacher.

Bamboo Weaving Class: Join the master bamboo weaver and learn about many uses of bamboo in Laos.

Half-day Class: students will weave a placemat or traditional fan.

Village Weaver Class: The Village Weaver Projects are a series of initiatives that create economic opportunities for artisans in rural locations. With this class, you can learn about Laos and some of its ethnic groups through their artisan traditions. More specifically, there are 3 distinct ethnic groups who participate in our Village Weaver Projects. As you create 3 small crafts, you can take them home.

Spend the rest of the afternoon to enjoy a cold drink at Silk Road Café overlooking Mekong river while admiring the sunset behind the mountain.

Transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals: B, L

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 5: Luang Prabang Nature Exploration

After breakfast, we will take the cruise to Pha Tad Ke Botanical garden.

Upon arrival, you will listen to a short presentation about the gardens. After that, walk through the Ginger Garden and the Ethno-botanic Garden, which is the centerpiece of the place. Follow the path through the Limestone Walk and take in the amazing mountainous Mekong landscape. Learn how to make a bamboo stick animal at the site of the hunting lodge of the former royal family. Then continue your tour of Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden, walk through the Arboretum, Palm Garden and Bamboo Garden to our viewpoint that overlooks the rice fields. Stop by the Mist House, where you will learn more about the importance of biodiversity conservation. Finish your excursion with an optional orchid talk at Pha Tad Ke Nursery.

All of the gardens will have introductory panels and labels. You can always ask our expert staff if you have any questions or require more information.

Enjoy delicious Lao set lunch at the Pha Tad Ke café.

In the afternoon, we continue the cruise to downstream the Mekong river further to Ban Sing, enjoying the peaceful scenery of the countryside.

We then transfer by local tuk-tuk to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. You can also see up close Asiatic bears at the Bear Rescue Centre along the jungle walk to the waterfall.

We then take the boat upstream the Mekong River back to Luang Prabang while the sun is setting behind the mountain.

Transfer back to your hotel by tuk-tuk.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals: B, L

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 6: Morning Alms Giving - City Tour - Departure

Wake up as the sun rises, we will prepare to join the most sacred tradition of Laos, the daily morning alms giving, which dates to the 14th century. More than 200 Buddhist monks depart from various temples to gather their daily meal from the faithful residents sitting quietly on the streets.

From there, we will visit the temporary morning market near the former Royal Palace. Just set on the ground, the local people come here to barter their day’s catch from rice to vegetable, to fish, or chicken.

This is the best chance to experience the flavor of local life.

After breakfast, we ascend to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, you will visit the Royal Palace Museum, which was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family.

Your city tour continues with a visit to the magnificent Wat Xiengthong, a superb piece of Lao temple architecture, which presents a sweeping two-tiered roof and ornate mosaics including a beautiful "tree of life" on the rear temple wall.

If time permits, we visit UXO Visitor Center (closed on Saturday and Sunday), where you can find the documentation about the secret war in Laos.

We have ample time to stroll around the town for your own exploration before taking the departure flight finishing your “6-day Laos Classic Tour.”

Meals: B, L

Accommodation: N/A


Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Excellent

9.6

Based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    9.7
  • Organization
    9.3
  • Value for money
    9.3
  • Safety
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9.5

ALEX

United Kingdom
07 Nov 2018
Laos is beauitful Very helful and lovely guides both in Luangpravang and Vientane. Hotels well situated and good service very helful and cordial people.
10.0

NP V

Australia
30 Aug 2018
Fun Experience, highly recommended trip! Laos was great! From the waterfalls to the fresh home made meals, this country was awesome to visit. Gives you an insight of what life in a 3rd world country is truly like, its nice to get away fro... See more

Laos was great! From the waterfalls to the fresh home made meals, this country was awesome to visit. Gives you an insight of what life in a 3rd world country is truly like, its nice to get away from the city and all the high luxuries and to enjoy Laos for its care free nature and peace of mind!

9.3

ymlei

Hong Kong, China
17 Feb 2016
Private tour: Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang Vientiane is a modern city in Laos. I got a fine view of the city from the top of the Victory Monument. The landscape was typical of Vang Vieng, with mountains, river and caves. I was overwhelmed b... See more

Vientiane is a modern city in Laos. I got a fine view of the city from the top of the Victory Monument. The landscape was typical of Vang Vieng, with mountains, river and caves. I was overwhelmed by the sight of the Plain of Jars. What a breathtaking sight! Luang Prabang is the ancient capital of Lan Xang. I passed through some magnificent scenery on my journey through the ancient city. Let’s enjoy the wonderful journey. Don’t forget to join the dawn call to alms