Laos - Along the Mythical Mekong

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• Enjoy a 3day/2nt Mekong River journey aboard a traditional and elegant Mekong teak barge
• Explore the ancient Plain of Jars (UNESCO)
• Visit Luang Prabang (UNESCO)
• Visit the Cave City of Viengxay and limestone cliffs of Van Vieng
• Enjoy an elephant safari
• Visit tribal villages
• Explore 10th century Khmer Ruins of Wat Phou

Fact File

• 18 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start in Vientiane, finish in Pakse
• All meals included
• Includes 1 internal flight
• Activity Level: 2


Experience the ancient traditions of a welcoming culture. The culture and traditions of Laos are the least changed among Southeast Asian countries and make it a mecca for those searching for a truly exotic adventure. Here, you will find ancient temples, exquisite scenery, an eventful history and exotic cuisine, all within the warm embrace of a welcoming people.

We begin in the nation's capital, Vientiane. This eclectic city is a mixture of Lao, Thai, Vietnamese, French and American influences; its many faces expressed through its people and architecture.

Travelling north we visit Van Vieng with its numerous caves and vibrant river activities. We visit the Plain of Jars and ponder the great mystery of the thousands of 2,500-year-old stone jars. Viengxay for its cave system that supported 20,000 people. The Laos "Northern Heritage" route to Nong Khiew and a trip on the Nam Ou River to Luang Prabang - a UNESCO World Heritage Site with some of the most exotic temples in Asia. Here we can also enjoy elephant excursion.

Traveling south, we visit the majestic temple site of Wat Phou, a Khmer ruin built 200 years before Angkor Wat and the natural beauty of Khong Island during our 3 day Mekong River journey. Our adventure concludes in Pakse, Laos

FROM: $4995


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Comfortable hotels/lodges with private bathrooms. Basic accommodation in Viengxay & Nong Khiew.

Comfort notes

Some rough/dusty roads and long drives.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Vientiane, Laos
Day 2: Vientiane Sites
Day 3: Van Vieng
Day 4: Stunning scenery to Phonsaven
Day 5: Plain of Jars (UNESCO)
Day 6: To Sam Nuea
Day 7: The fascinating Caves of Viengxay
Day 8: Northern Heritage Route to Nong Khiew
Day 9: Nong Khiew Village Life
Day 10: To Luang Prabang (UNESCO)
Day 11: Temples of Luang Prabang
Day 12: Kuang Sy Waterfall, K'hmu Villages
Day 13: Elephant Village Sanctuary
Day 14: Fly to Pakse
Day 15: Start 3 day Mekong River Cruise, Pre-Angkorian Ruins of Wat Phou
Day 16: Huei Thamo, Oum Muong Temple, Khong Island
Day 17: Don Khone, Pha Pheng Waterfall, Pakse
Day 18: Depart Pakse
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