Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Private

Laos Style (6 days)

EXO Travel - Laos

Luang Prabang, Laos To Vientiane, Laos

Valid for Departures Now Through: 30 Sep 2018


Day 1
Luang Prabang, Laos
La Residence Dinner

Be greeted with a VIP welcome upon arrival at Luang Prabang with a hassle-free, fast-tracked immigration clearance, followed by a private car transfer to the hotel. After checking in at the hotel, embark on a brief tour of Luang Prabang.

Climb 328 steps to the top of Mount Phousi just before sunset and take-in the stunning panoramic view of the city and surrounding hills. Descend from Mount Phousi and stroll through a nearby evening market filled with beautiful hill tribe souvenirs and handicrafts.

Indulge at the L’Elephant for dinner, one of the finest restaurants in Luang Prabang, before the drive back to the hotel.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Distance and journey time:

Luang Prabang Airport – Luang Prabang (4 km): 15 min

Day 2
Luang Prabang, Laos
La Residence Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rise before dawn to watch the tranquil activity of monks collecting alms. As the sun begins to rise, long lines of orange-robed monks walk barefoot down the streets collecting offerings from Luang Prabang residents.

Return to the hotel for breakfast.

Visit the historical old town beginning at the fresh market. Accompanied by the guide, walk through rows of stalls selling everything from fresh produce to local delicacies. Next, visit the former Royal Palace, now the National Museum. This site is filled with art, artifacts and jewellery and offers an insight into the rich history and culture of the country.

Continue the tour of Luang Prabang by visiting some of the city’s famous temples. Start at Wat Visoun, home to the famous ‘watermelon’ stupa, before visiting Wat Aham, which houses an altar dedicated to the two guardian spirits of Luang Prabang.

Enjoy lunch at Tamarind, one of the top local restaurant in Luang Prabang (Note: Closed on Sundays).

This afternoon head to Ock Pop Tok to discover more about textiles in Laos, learning about their history, production and cultural significance.

Take a break at TAEC Café, located inside the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center (TAEC). Take a tour of the TAEC to learn about Laos ethnic groups.

Learn to cook Lao cuisine at a cooking class led by a renowned local chef. The cooking course is a fun, hands-on way to learn about the ingredients involved and techniques used to create local cuisine.

Sit down and enjoy the delicious meal prepared and recreate them with a take-home recipe book.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 3
Luang Prabang, Laos
La Residence Breakfast, Lunch

Venture to Luang Prabang’s peninsula where the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers merge. The beautiful Wat Xieng Thong impresses with golden gates, intricate ornaments and colorful murals.

Board a traditional wooden boat, Nava Mekong, for a relaxing cruise on the Mekong River.

Located upstream from Luang Prabang are the Pak Ou Caves. Locally called Tam Ting, the site has thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues crammed into two caves carved out of a limestone cliff.

The boat stops at the foot of beautiful limestone cliffs for lunch. A selection of typical Lao dishes will be served onboard before continuing the cruise back downstream.

Enjoy some free and easy time to explore the city or relax for the remaining day.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Attend an evening performance at the Royal Ballet Theatre. They work to preserve Laos’ cultural heritage and feature spectacular performances including scenes from the Lao-Ramayana and traditional folk/tribal dances. (Available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays)

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Distance and journey time:

Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves by boat: 2 hrs

Day 4
Vientiane, Laos
Green Park Breakfast

Have a relaxing morning before the transport arrives for airport transfer to fly to Vientiane. Be welcomed by the guide and driver upon arrival before the drive to the hotel for check-in.

Visit COPE, an association working to help landmine victims and learn about the history of the American/Vietnam war, the lasting impact of Unexploded Ordinances (UXO) in the area and the efforts underway to clear them.

Before sunset, enjoy a stroll along the Mekong River banks. Stop and sample some of the delicious snacks and cold drinks on sale at the numerous riverside stalls.

Overnight in Vientiane

Day 5
Vientiane, Laos
Green Park Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start the day with a visit to the 16th century That Luang, the holiest site in Laos. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city after climbing the stairs to the top of Patuxai, Vientiane’s own ‘Arc de Triomphe’.

Visit the serene Wat Sisaket, one of the most beautiful temples in the capital, before reaching Wat Phra Keo. As a religious museum, Wat Phra Keo displays a collection of both Lao and Khmer works of art.

Enjoy lunch today at L'adresse de Tinay, a French-style bistro run and managed by a French owner. The food is delicious home-style French cuisine with immaculate plating that is both a feast for the eyes and stomach. (Note: Closed on Sundays)

Spend the afternoon at leisure to shop, sightsee or enjoy a traditional Lao massage.

For the final evening in Laos, experience one of their oldest traditions: ‘Baci’. The purpose of ‘Baci’ is to ‘call back’ escaped spirits to the body for good luck. It is carried out before major events such as weddings, births, travel, welcoming friends and farewells.

Dinner is at Makphet Restaurant for modern Lao cuisine. Makphet is a charity-run restaurant that supports street children by providing them with training and a job at the restaurant.

Overnight in Vientiane

Day 6
Vientiane, Laos
Green Park Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before the transfer to the airport for the return flight home.

Tour Features


  • Cruises & Water Tours
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Food & Wine
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife & Nature


Immerse in Laos’ beautiful culture in Luang Prabang and Vientiane on this six-day tour which covers the cities’ revered temples and natural wonders. Walk through ancient temples and cruise along the Mekong River. Indulge in Lao and French cuisine at the finest eating places and get a once in a lifetime chance to participate in a Lao tradition ‘Baci’, performed before any major life event for good luck.

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Insider Tip

Alms giving at dawn in Luang Prabang is not to be missed, we recommend a parallel street to the main tourist thoroughfare to see them on the way back to the monastery,with only the locals for company.

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