Vientiane, the sleepy capital city, is the point of arrival for most visitors to Laos. Despite being the country’s largest city, Vientiane has a population of only 450,000. There is a timeless feel to the dusty streets, riverside cafes and ancient temples of this beguiling cit.
The royal capital of the former Lane Xang Kingdom, Luang Prabang with its gleaming temple roofs, colonial architecture and stunning mountain backdrop retains a unique charm rarely found in all Asia. Here is plenty to see, some of which are the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun, the shrine of Wat Aham and Wat Mai with five tiered roofs.
Meet and drive to Thai Lao Border at Chongmek, after finishing the entry formalities, continue by road to Pakse at Muangkhao pier, we then board the long trail motor boat downstream the Mekong to Champassak, visit the ruins of Wat Phu, the pre-Angkorian temple, which is well known as the most important Hindu sanctuary of the Khmer Empire between 9th –13th centuries.
Fly to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival at the airport, you are met and transferred to the hotel. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos
The Vat Phou is a 34-meter long, air-conditioned converted rice bage consisting of twelve twin rooms, all of which are ensuite. There is a large shaded front upper deck, perfect for relaxing and gazing at the passing long scenic stretches and a restaurant onboard. Our cruise downriver takes us to Pakse to Southeast Asia’s largest waterfall Khong Pha Peng, also known as the “Niagara of the East”, and the mysterious pre-Angkorian 10th century temple of Wat Phou . Wat Phou is a wonderful archaeological site of Khmer civilization, predating the famous Angkor Wat in Cambodia.