Travel with Alan Tour, experience the best of Luang Prabang and Vientiane in just a few days. This short trip can easily be added to the beginning or end of a tour through Vietnam, Thailand, or Cambodia.
Day 1: Luang Prabang
You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a guided tour of this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage town. Nestled in a stunning setting amid lush mountains, this sacred city of golden temples and saffron robed monks provides endless opportunities for sightseeing. Visit a number of Wats and some of this peaceful town’s main highlights.
Day 2: Luang Prabang
This morning, enjoy a cruise on the Mekong River and visit the sacred Pak Ou Caves. Since the 16th century, local people have brought images of the Buddha to place in the caves – nowadays there are thousands to see. In the evening stroll through the night market to buy some local crafts and souvenirs.
Day 3: Luang Prabang
Today you can choose from many optional activities. You may wish to embark on a bicycle ride through spectacular scenery, visit an elephant camp where you can ride one of these magnificent creatures through the jungle or swim in a jungle waterfall. Alternatively, you could enjoy a delicious cooking class or even a lesson in the art of silk dyeing.
Day 4: Luang Prabang – Vientiane
You will be transferred to the airport for the short flight to Vientiane. This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the capital’s main sights. In the evening, go for a stroll along the banks of the Mekong River and enjoy a drink as the sun sets.
Day 5: Depart Vientiane
The day is at leisure until you are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.