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Best Sightseeing Tours in Laos

With friendly locals, Northern Vietnam is a wonderful place to visit, with its beautiful lush green villages and lush paddy fields and the local farmers out and about in their typical dress and conical hats to ward off the harsh sun. With the best sightseeing tours in Laos, gear up and be ready to explore this majestic country in all its entirety. Go on a tour to the Nam Khan River and indulge in some kayaking along the riverside bed and watch the lush green forests and fields pass you by along with some lovely birds and animals.

 

Explore this village called Ban Had Hien to watch some orin knifes in the making and revel in the artistry of these locals. Go on a full day Hill Tribe Village Safari and meet these different tribal groups and learn their way of living, their culture and food habits and be enamored by their artistry work be it weaving or carving knives and metals. You can explore the Henri Mouhot tomb where the famous explorer of Angkor Wat is buried and learn more about this exciting place which has deep rooted war history from being under the French Colonial regime.

 

You can indulge in a sightseeing tour in Laos at Vientiane and Buddha park and marvel at their stunning Stupas. You can do a tour of their Tad Sae Waterfalls at Laos and enjoy some elephant riding tours, also visit Kuang Si waterfall in Luang Prabang and enjoy these beautiful natural falls in all its glory. You can also indulge in some heritage tours in Luang Prabang and trek the Golden Mountains in Pha Pon and soak in the glorious nature.

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    Full Day Hill Tribe Village Safari
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    Luang Prabang
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:Embark in this exciting hill tribe village safari tour and learn about the different tribes of this region.Start your trip at 9:00 AM after getting picked up from your hotel or the mentioned location Ban XiengMuane, Luang Prabang,Lao PDR in an air-conditioned Minivan.Visit the famous Ban Phanom, a weaving village and then the Henri Mouhot Tomb, where the famous explorer of Angkor Wat is buried.Explore the Ban Hathien, a traditional knife making village,Ban Pickyai and explore the rice fields of Ban Na Tan and Ban Kokwan.Meet the ethnic and the traditional people and learn about their culture.Continue your visit to the Hmong village Ban Bohae up the hilly dirt road to the top of the Longlanh mountain which offers breathing views.Conclude your tour at around 5:00 PM in the evening and get dropped back to your hotel.

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    Nam Khan River Experience in Laos
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    Luang Prabang
    h4 Hours

    About the Activity:Marvel at the beauty of Nam Khan river in Laos while you visit the very famous tourist destination in the country. Indulge in a very adventurous kayaking in the river.Depart from Luang Prabang at 08:30 AM or at 12:30 PM head to reach Pick Noi that is located 30 kilometers away.Lsiten to the instructiosn breifed by the guide, don't think twice to partake in this wonderful kayaking trip before you head to see the tomb of the 19th century Fresh explorer Henri Mouhot.Roam around the place for sometime and enjoy the remarkable sights, aftermath continue your journey to Ban Had Hien, a small village famous for its orin knife making.From there return to Luang Prabang around 12:30 or 04:30 PM and your experience ends there.

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    Full Day Sightseeing at Vientiane and Buddha Park in Loas
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    Vientiane
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:Invoke in this exciting sightseeing tour in Laos and get a chance to witness the amazing view of this region.Start your tour after getting picked up from your hotel in Vientian at around 8:00 AM in an air-conditioned vehicle.Visit the museums of Wat Sisaket the oldest temple and Ho Prakeo which was the former temple of old Buddha.Marvel at the sight of the stunning That Luang Stupa and Patouxay (Arch de Triumph) which are most visited by the people.Delight in a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.Explore the famous Buddha Park on the Mekong and the modern Buddha statues. One can also see the largest  Buddha in Laos.In the afternoon continue sightseeing and visit the Carol Cassidy which is famous fir weaving Lao textiles and dye making process.Conclude your exciting day at around 5:00 PM after getting dropped back at your hotel.

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    Half Day Tad Sae Waterfall and Elephant Riding Tour in Laos
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    Luang Prabang
    h4 Hours

    About the Activity:Escape into the subtle beauty of nature in Laos with this half day visit to Tad Sae waterfall along with an elephant ride.Get picked up from your hotel around 09:00 AM, be excited to travel towards Tad Sae waterfall that is located 20 kilometers away from Luang Prabang.It is more than a natural wonder created by water streams producing thunder sounds that let your enthusiasm to get raised.Swim in the pools created out of the falls that would pour over beautiful limestone formations and this tranquil, peaceful nature will obviously nourish you.Head on to witness the royal silent creatures seen abundantly in Laos, the giant elephants, enjoy your one hour ride on them and soak in the serenity provided by their natural habitat.Then get transferred to your hotel around 01:00 PM to wind up the tour.

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    Sightseeing in Vientiane and Market Tour
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    Vientiane
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:If you want to explore the traditional Laos lifestyle then this tour is the perfect fit for you.Get picked up from your hotel at 8:30 AM in an air-conditioned vehicle and begin your adventurous day.Visit the museums of Wat Sisaket the oldest temple and Ho Prakeo which was the former temple of old Buddha.Marvel at the sight of the stunning That Luang Stupa and Patouxay (Arch de Triumph) which are most visited by the people.Click some memorable pictures and then continue your sightseeing tour to the Wat Ong Tue, Wat Inpeng and Wat Haisok.Pass the major shopping area of the central market of Vientiane Talad Sao and Talad Kouadin.Return to the Mekong riverside during the evening and enjoy the glorious sunset.End your tour at 5:00 PM after getting dropped back to your hotel.

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    Kuang Si Waterfall Adventure
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    Luang Prabang
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:Partake in adventure near Luang Prabang, visit to Kuang Xi waterfall, indulge in trekking also with this full day trip.Depart from Luang Prabang around 09:00 AM and get driven for one hour west to reach Ban Xeng Mouk village where your trek starts.Start the trip with a visit to the ethnic Khmu village of Ban Longlao Nung and then head to the nearby village of Hmong in Ban Lognlao Song.Observe and analyse the cultural differences between the two minority groups, despite the differences, they mingle with each other and sharing the same school too.Tread through the paddy fields, large plantations, vegetable fields and cover the trails before you reach the mountainous forest.Explore a cave en route which was used as a bomb storage by the locals during the second Indo China war, continue trekking for one more hour  brings you to one of the many springs that feeds Kuang Xi waterfalls, witness a beautiful pool full of sacred fish also.Descend from the top of the waterfall to have your lunch in the exact Lao style and aftermath relax and relish with the pools below the waterfall. Also, make a visit to the bear conservation center nearby.Take a short walk to another splendid village called Khmu of Ban Thapene which is home to some of the most beautiful pools of Kuang Xi and then head back to Luang Prabang to wind up your tour around 05:00 PM.

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    Luang Prabang
    h11 Hours

    About the Activity:Invoke in this exciting heritage village tour in Luang Prabang and learn about the different heritage which is preserved in this villages. Get picked up at 8:00 AM from your hotel or an XiengMuane, Luang Prabang,Lao PDR in an air-conditioned vehicle.Start your tour by visiting the famous Wat Visoun, Thad Makmo stupa and Wat Mai,  and admire the Luang Prabang architectural style. Visit the National Museum, Cascade and learn to make Sa paper in the the Xang Khong village.Drive from the city and then enjoy the marvelous sight of the Kuangsi water fall followed by a delicious lunch.Lastly visit the Phousi mount and climb upto 329 stairs for the panoramic view of the city.Marvel at the sight of the breath taking sunset and then explore the market during the night.Conclude your tour at around 7:00 PM in the evening and get dropped back to your hotel.

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    Luang Prabang
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Have fun unlimited with this 2 day trekking to see the Golden mountain range in Pha Pon and it is a moderate trek.Get picked up from your hotel around 09:00 AM for travelling to the starting point of your trek at Ban Pak Chaek.Cross the Ou river by a fishing boat and walk past Pak Chaek to the Lao Leu village. Also you will pass through some rice fields, beautiful landscape to arrive at Huay Thuom and Yha Nang villages which are inhabited by the Khmu ethnic minority.Explore the villages aftermath, explore to know more about their cultural differences and tradition. Sleep in a well equipped homestay.For the fresher morning, you will be getting the soothing music of the serenity which is abundantly filled with birds and rivers.Next day after breakfast, walk past an area where Hmong people are mining gold, later head to the main destination of the trek, the Golden mountain.From the top you can revive with the panoramic view of the entire place. Enjoy your lunch too. Continue your trekking toward Pha Pon area to Ban Hat Huay.Return to Luang Prabang from there and wind up the tour around 05:00 PM.The trek will be for 6-7 hours each day.

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    Luang Prabang
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:Join this one day trip for enjoying kayaking as well as trekking in Nam Au river. Find adventure through out the trip with the accompaniment of a soothing river.Get picked up from your hotel around 09:00 AM, then go up to the north where the Kayak starting point is located and listen to the instruction from the guide's mouth before you set out for paddling.Start paddling through the river, pass the Eagle limestone at the mount of Ou river to Mekong river and it is facing the famous Buddha cave.Enjoy your lunch aftermath on the banks of Mekong river and then explore the lower and upper caves.Visit a nearby village, Ban Xang Hai that has been involving making clay jars used to ferment wine. Move on to reach back Luang Prabang after you witness the traditional villages that make  Lao silk and Sa paper.Conclude this trip around 05:00 PM by biking back to the Jewel Travel Laos office.

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    Luang Prabang
    h4 Hours

    About the Activity:Embark in this exciting half day Luang Prabang Heritage tour and get a chance to explore the amazing places of this region.Get picked up from your hotel at 8:30 AM and visit some of the most famous buildings and the royal places.Visit the Wat Xieng Thong which was built by Sayasettha back in 1565.Continue your sightseeing and then visit Ban Phanom village which is famous for its weaving.Explore the Ban Xang Khong which is famous for the hand made Sa paper.End your tour at 12:30 PM after getting tranferred back to your hotel.This tour can also be availed from 4:00 PM- 8:00 PM.

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    Luang Prabang
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:Bask in the sun to feel more energetic while you indulge in this tour of Luang Prabang heritage city in Laos. Spend the whole day in just fun and thrill.In the morning around 09:00 AM, you will be picked up from your hotel lobby. Head to visit the most important heritage sights. The first half of the day would be filled with the tour to witness the museum at the Former Royal palace and the monasteries of Vat Xieng Thong, Vat Saen and Vat Visoun.Enjoy your lunch, aftermath move on to behold the beauty of a traditional Tai Lue weaving village of Ban Phanom, this village is popular for its intricately woven textiles for the royalty.Mesmerizing scenic Kuang Xi waterfall is the following destination and it is surrounded with turqoise blue pools which is an ideal place for swimming.Travel back to Luang Prabang, en route stop to view the incredible sights of Hmong village of Ban Na Oun where you can observe the people making traditional Lao handicrafts.After reaching at Luang Prabang, you will get enough time to visit Wat Phousi and enjoy the rewarding view of the city, wrap up the tour around 05:00 PM.

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    Vientiane
    h4 Hours

    About the Activity:Indulge in this exciting half day cycling tour in Vientiane and ride through the amazing countryside of this region.Get picked up from your hotel at 8:30 AM in an air-conditioned vehicle and begin your cycling tour.Visit the museums of Wat Sisaket the oldest temple and Ho Prakeo which was the former temple of old Buddha.Marvel at the sight of the stunning That Luang Stupa which is the most important in Laos. Enjoy a mouth watering lunch at a local restaurant.Continue your sightseeing abPatouxay (Arch de Triumph) which are most visited by the people.Conclude this tour at 12:30 PM after getting dropped back at your hotel.

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    Luang Prabang
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:Enjoy this one day tour with cycling to explore Luang Prabang in a detailed manner, the serenity will definitely let you attain peace.Start your incredible trip around 09:00 AM, then ride to reach the boat docking station to cross the Mekong river on a fishing boat.Reach Ban Xieng Man village on the other side of the river, continue biking to ban Na Kham which is famous for making sugarcane, sticky rice in bamboo sticks.After strolling through the village, continue your travel to Ban Houay Tan, pass Ban Som and stop at Ban Na for a scrumptious lunch.Witness a 500 year old mango tree and then head to see Ban Chan village where clay jars using to ferment wine are being made.Board on another fishing boat to travel back to Luang Probang to wind up the tour around 05:00 PM.

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    Luang Prabang
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:If you are looking for a real time adventure in rivers, head out to partake in a kayaking trip on Nam Khan river in Laos.This one day trip consists of trekking and kayaking. Start your trip from Luang Prabang at 09:00 AM and get driven to the starting point at Ban Mout village.After getting a detailed instruction from the guide start paddling through the river, enjoy the beautiful scenery and see some villages of minorities on the banks of Nam Khan river and finally after a ine and a half hour long kayaking you will reach Tad Sae waterfall.Enjoy your lunch before you get to excite by exploring the beautiful waterfall and indulge in swimming too in the cold pools.Paddle back  and on the way you will observe the local life and their old traditions, after kayaking reach the banks to see the tomb of Henri Mahout.Further, you move to wind up your tour around 05:00 PM at Luang Prabang town.

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    Luang Prabang
    h4 Hours

    About the Activity:In this package you will get a half day entertainment trip to Kuang Xi waterfall in Luang Prabang with which you can just feel refreshed and relaxed.Start your trip around 08:30 AM from Luang Prabang and further you will be transferred to Kuang Xi waterfall, the scenic beauty which would be called spontaneously, a natural wonder.En route, stop to visit the famous but small villages of Laos to learn more about the local life and where you can witness the traditional systems of village people.Shed all your tensions and humdrum in the cold pools below the waterfall, experience rejuvenation to the bottom of your heart and just chill.Return to Luang Prabang with umpteen number of good memories and wind up your tour around 12:30 PM.

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Attractions

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Waterfalls Of The Bolaven Plateus

Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos is popular for its incredible landscape, ethnic towns and unexplored corners. It's presumably best known for being home to some of Southeast Asia's most awesome waterfalls including Tad Fane and Dong Hua Sao (otherwise known as Taat Fang). The level's rise goes around from 1,000 to 1,350 meters above ocean level and here the climate all in all is milder than whatever is left of the nation, getting cool, particularly during the evening. Its ripe fields permit ranchers to deliver a portion of the best tea and espresso in the nation (espresso remains Laos' greatest horticultural fare.) Tourism has ended up another critical wellspring of wage for local people as the territory has practically boundless trekking and daytrip opportunities.



Highlights – Southern Laos by scooter, Ban Saphai, Tad Fane, Tad Yuang Gneuang, Uttayan Bajiang.

Location - Southern Laos
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Vieng Xai

Vieng Xai (likewise Vieng Xay, Vieng Sai) is a region and town in Hua Phan Province. The town is situated on Route 6, 30 Km from Sam Neua (Province capital) and 55 km from the Vietnam/Laos outskirt in Na Meo. The greatest fascination of the town are the caverns. The previous Pathet Lao central command of Vieng Xai sit in a striking valley of prolific slopes and limestone bluffs loaded with caverns, a few of which were utilized to shield the Pathet Lao officers amid the second indo-china war. Amid the 1960s, political improvements in Laos were compelling later on of this entire locale. The United States trusted that Laos was urgent in the counteractive action of comrade extension, so this little nation got to be made up for lost time in the contention between the US and the north Vietnamese.



Highlights – Vieng Xai Caves visitor centre

Location - Laos
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Black Stupa (That Dam)

That Dam, or black stupa, is located on a quiet roundabout not far from Talat Sao (the morning market) and the American Embassy. That in Laotian refers to an inverted bell shape (or unopened lotus flower) structure that usually contains relics of the Buddha. Legend has it that a seven-headed water serpent – a ‘Naga’ lived here to protect the stupa that was once covered in pure gold.

During the Siamese-Laotian war in the 1820s, the gold was pillaged and taken to Siam, now Thailand, leaving the legacy that is the black stupa today. Known as the ‘Black Stupa', many locals believe this mythological structure was once inhabited by a seven-headed dragon (now dormant) that stood to protect the city from the threat of the Siamese.



Highlights
: Known as the ‘Black Stupa', many locals believe this mythological structure was once inhabited by a seven-headed dragon (now dormant) that stood to protect the city from the threat of the Siamese.

Location
: Chantha Khoumane Road, Vientiane
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Patuxai Victory Monument

With its crenellated upper level topped with five ornate towers in the traditional Laos style, the Patuxai Victory Monument cuts a distinctive figure on the Vientiane skyline. It forms the centre piece of Patuxai Park, and is dedicated to the Laos who were killed in the fight to gain independence from France, as well as from the nation’s earlier occupiers, Siam and Japan.

 

Highlights
: Patuxai was built between 1957 and 1968 using funds from the U.S. government.

Opening Hours
: From 08:00 to 16:30 on Mondays to Fridays, and 08:00 to 17:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Location
: Patuxai is situated at the far end of Thanon Lane Xang in the government and diplomatic district. The monument sits on the large ‘island’ formed where the avenue splits into two, opposite the Ministry of Justice to the south and the Prime Minister’s office to the north.
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Mekong River boat trip

At 4,350 km, River Mekong is the longest river in Southeast Asia. The Lower Mekong forms a part of the border of Burma (Myanmar) and Laos, and of Laos and Thailand. Two typical journeys along the Mekong areA Three-day cruisethat begins at theSiem Reap, covering Chnok Trou (the floating village), the Kampong Chhnang, the Kompong Tralech, the Koh Chen and finishes at the Phnom Penh. Low water at Tonle Sap Lake can alter this itinerary.



A Seven-day cruisefromthe Siem Reap, a cruise covering the Chnok Tru, the Kompong Chhnang, the Kompong Tralach, the Phnom Penh, the Koh Dek Chau, Chau Doc, the Vinh Long, the Cai Be, the My Theo and finishes at the Ho Chi Minh City. Most river ships on the Mekong have been built recently, and artful replicas of the “colonial” river steamers have been done, accommodating less than a hundred passengers. The cabins, in general, are quite comfortable and practical though recent additions include luxurious options.
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Morning Market

Vientiane Talaat Sao, the morning market is widely known for offering a wonderful selection of the local offerings, mostly of fabric-based stuff. The stalls and shops stay open from early till about 17:00. The indoor market, older and newer malls have been fused together to make Talaat Sao the favored shopping centre for both the locals and the visitors. Mostly the indoor mall keeps featuring household appliances, the knock-off electronics and watches. A few vendors sell delicious Lao ice cream sundaes with yummy coconut ice-cream, nuts, jelly sweets and sticky rice. For buying a sinh, traditional Lao skirt, and endless choices of fabrics are available. Silk scarves, wooden boxes, carvings and bowls are scattered over shops.



 There are shops selling snakes in trinkets and Lao whiskey. Lao herbal remedies are sold. The older mall, opposite of the bus station is of three storeys selling Western as well as Lao clothing alongside electronic goods. Those desperate for parts for a phone, laptops or cameras, find this the ideal place to visit. If one has been looking for traditional styles, the Lao Cotton keeps quality stuff, so does few other shops. The newer mall attempts to raise the standards, and thus features high-end cosmetics, accessories, gold traders and better electronics.
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Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng (additionally Vang Viang) is a riverside town in Central Laos. The town hosts been known as a get-together destination for quite a long time, and whilst regardless this remaining parts more open air situated exercises are currently accessible, for example, mountain biking, trekking, kayaking, giving in, swimming and shake climbing. Vang Vieng is on Highway #13 in the middle of Vientiane and Luang Prabang - by transport (street and transport conditions allowing) around 6-8 hrs from Luang Prabang, around 3-4 hr from Vientiane. Thruway #13 is a two-path street in genuinely great condition with the exception of a couple knocks nearer to the urban communities, nothing to stress over. The street between Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang is rocky and brags astounding view and also beneficial looks of Lao town life.



Highlights – Tubing, Lao-style steam sauna, Kayaking the river, High swings

Location - Central Laos

Best time to visit: All around the year

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Pak Ou Caves

Luang Prabang is highly popular for these limestone caves located near river Mekong. The Pak Oh Caves have been known as a place of worship over a thousand years. Near the Pak Ou (mouth of River Ou) the Tham Ting or the lower cave and the Tham Theung, or the upper cave overlook River Mekong, 25 km to north of Luang Prabang, Laos. This group of two caves on the west of Mekong, about two hours upstream from centre of Luang Prabang have become pretty well known to tourists.



These caves are mainly noted for the miniature Buddha sculptures. Innumerous small and damaged wooden Buddhist figures have been laid out on the wall shelves taking positions, including that of peace, rain, meditation, teaching, and reclining (or nirvana). One can reach the Pak Ou caves by boat. The trip takes about 2 hours upstream from the Luang Prabang with a magnificent scenery along River Mekong and the limestone mountains. The way back downstream consumes over an hour. One may alternatively go by a tuk tuk, cab or minivan to the Ban Pak Ou village that’s opposite of caves on the other side of the river.

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