Inside Laos

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An adventure into this peaceful land reveals the compelling history, scenery and gracious people of Laos. Spend the night in a remote ecolodge as you cruise slowly down the alluring Mekong, stopping at a sacred cave and a local village. Explore the temples of fabled Luang Prabang and join the locals in a game of petanque. Uncover the mysterious Plain of Jars ...
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Balanced schedule


    • Enjoy Mekong River Cruise
    • Explore beautiful Luang Prabang
    • Discover Plain of Jars, a mysterious archaeological site steeped in legend
    • Visit Wat Sisaket and Haw Phra Kaew

What's this trip about?

    An adventure into this peaceful land reveals the compelling history, scenery and gracious people of Laos. Spend the night in a remote ecolodge as you cruise slowly down the alluring Mekong, stopping at a sacred cave and a local village. Explore the temples of fabled Luang Prabang and join the locals in a game of petanque. Uncover the mysterious Plain of Jars and the monuments of the bustling capital, Vientiane.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityChiang Rai
End CityVientiane

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife


  • Asia
  • Thailand


  • La Spezia
  • Luang Prabang
  • Mekong River
  • Vientiane


  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Nature
  • River cruise
  • Ruins & Archaeology

Trip includes

    • 11 nights hotel accommodation
    • 1 night basic lodge accommodation
    • Breakfast daily 3 lunches and 3 dinners1 cruise
    • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles (except for walking touring and motorized trolleys in luang prabang)small group touring
    • Entrance fees
    • Western tour leader based on a minimum of 7 travelers
    • Local english-speaking guides
    • Return transfers

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Travel Map

Day 1: chiang rai,

Accommodation: La Luna Hotel & Resort LAOS

On arrival in Chiang Rai, transfer to your hotel and meet your small group of fellow adventurers and tour leader for a welcome drink.

Days 2-3: Pakbeng & Kamu Lodge

Accommodation: Phetsokxai, Kamu Lodge

Rise early and cross the border into Laos to board a private wooden barge for your journey down the tranquil Mekong, past pristine landscapes and stunning scenery. Stay overnight in the old trading outpost of Pakbeng and ex...

Days 4-6: Luang Prabang

Accommodation: Sala Prabang

Continue by boat along the Mekong, stopping at Pak Ou Caves to see the hundreds of Buddha statues inside, then on to beautiful Luang Prabang. The next morning, embark on a walking tour of the town's fascinating sites, including the R...

Days 7-10: Plain Of Jars & Vang Vieng

Accommodation: Vansana Plain of Jars, Thavonsouk Bungalows

A drive through the remote mountains of Northern Laos brings you to the Plain of Jars, a mysterious archaeological site steeped in legend. Tour the jar sites, then drive to idyllic Vang Vieng, home to s...

Days 11-13: Vientiane

Accommodation: Mandala Boutique Hotel

Continue to the rapidly developing capital, Vientiane. Visit Wat Sisaket and Haw Phra Kaew, and partake in a traditional Baci ceremony in a local home. Visit the interactive COPE visitor center for a valuable insight into t...

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Price From $2,615
Price per day$201
Single supplement (single occupancy)$485
Last Updated: 8/2/2018

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,Laluna Hotel & Resort Phetsokxai Kamu Lodge Sala Prabang This charming and simple property with six separate buildings is located in the center of town on the banks of the Mekong. More like a guesthouse than a hotel, each room has its own style. Each building dates to colonial times and has been lovingly restored according to UNESCO guidelines. Vansana Plain of Jars Thavonsouk Bungalows Mandala Boutique Hotel Formerly a private villa, this chic boutique hotel is located in central Vientiane down a quiet leafy lane, just a short walk from the Mekong riverfront and Wat Simeuang. Spacious rooms blend French-colonial design with Asian touches such as natural silks and earthy wood tones. Enjoy breakfast in the peaceful, leafy courtyard in the cafe pavilion.
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Cancellation by the traveler: All cancellations must be received in writing. No refunds will be made for unused services, regardless of the reason once travel has commenced. Cancellations will be subject to the following cancellation fees applied per person, per confirmed booking:

  • cancellations made more than 65 days before the scheduled date of first service provided by us - the full deposit of US$ 600
  • cancellations made between 50-65 days before the scheduled date of first service provided by us - a cancellation fee of 25% of the travel arrangements and booking fee or US$ 600 (whichever is the greater) will be payable
  • cancellations made between 35-49 days before the scheduled date of first service provided by us - a cancellation fee of 50% of the travel arrangements and booking fee or US$ 600 (whichever is the greater)
  • cancellations made within 35 days of the scheduled date of first service provided by us - 100% of the travel arrangement and booking fee.

Cancellation of air, cruising and rail arrangements will be subject to fees charged in accordance with the type of airfare, cruise or rail tariff regulations.

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Breakfasts Daily, 3 Lunches and 3 Dinners

Age Requirements
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