Laos Family Special
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Info : Laos Family Special

A fantastic price on the trip of a lifetime to lovely, laid-back Laos. This trip truly does have something for everyone, combining exciting excursions like kayaking and waterfall swimming with culture, history and nature.

Highlights include:

  • Cycle tour of UNESCO World Heritage Town of Luang Prabang
  • Rice farming experience in rural Laos
  • Kayaking in Vang Vieng
  • Learn about the daily life of locals in small ethnic minority villages
  • Visit the impressive 5th century Wat Phou temple complex

Pricing & Inclusions

Save £300 per person compared to travelling in the high season. Prices for departures from May to September are £2,437 per adult and £1,980 for children under the age of 12 at the time of travel, including flights from the UK (based on two adults sharing).

Price available on request for other times.  

  • International Flights (which can be omitted from your quotation if you prefer)
  • Accommodation as described
  • Privately guided tours and transfers 
  • Original Experience Travel Group "Signature" experiences 
  • Full financial protection (full ABTA and ATOL bonding)
  • Meals as described
  • 24 hour in-country backup whilst away
  • Your own dedicated travel expert in the UK 

For more on our pricing policy read here.  

Day-to-Day Itinerary : Laos Family Special

Day 1 – Depart the UK

Depart the UK.

Day 2 – Luang Prabang

You will be met by your guide when you arrive at the airport. You will then be transferred to your hotel where you can spend the rest of the day relaxing at leisure.

Day 3 – Luang Prabang

Today you will explore Luang Prabang by bicycle, including  the quaint Royal Palace Museum, the enchanting temple Wat Xiengthong and the uniqueWat Mai.

In the afternoon cycle out into the countryside to visit small rural villages such as Ban Hat Hien, a traditional black smith village and Ban Xangkhong, a weaving village. Your final stop is the climb up Wat Phonphao, sat atop a hill offering beautiful views over Luang Prabang and the surrounding countryside.

Day 4 – Luang Prabang

Visit the Living Lands Organic Farm where you can interact with the local farmers and experience each step of the rice harvest, including a tasting session of traditional Laotian foods made from rice.

In the afternoon visit the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall, where you can enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the falls. Next to the falls is a Bear Rescue Centre, that does a great job in protecting and rehabilitating the rare Asiatic Black Bear.

Day 5 – Luang Prabang

Today is at leisure in Luang Prabang and if interested you can visit local temples or waterfalls.

Day 6 – Vang Vieng

Travel by car along a very scenic mountain road towards Vang Vieng, stopping en route at local villages, including those inhabited by the Khmu and Hmong people. You will also stop at  a local forest market in Koe Kuang, offering edible snakes, rats and reptiles!

Day 7 – Vang Vieng

Start your day by travelling 10km north of Vang Vieng to be introduced to the basics of kayaking. The Nam Song River offers various small but fun rapids, and you will have the chance to explore impressive caves full of stalagmites and stalactites. After a picnic lunch you will paddle to an organic farm, where mulberry tea and a variety of fruit wines are produced. You will be back in Vang Vieng in time to enjoy sun set from the river.

Day 8 – Vang Vieng

Today is at leisure in Vang Vieng.

Day 9 – Vientiane

Today you will drive to historic capital city of Vietntiane, stopping en route at local villages, markets, salt mines and scenic spots.

Day 10 – Vientiane

Start the day with a visit to the oldest temple in Vientiane, Wat Sisaket. You will then visit the main sites of Vientiane, including the imposing Patuxai Monument, which resembles its Parisian inspiration, the Arc de Triomphe and the golden stupa of That Luang which is Laos’ National icon and most important religious building. In the afternoon you visit the quirky yet impressive Buddha Park, an enchanting collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures on the banks of the Mekong River, followed by the Lao Disabled Womens Centre, which provides valuable training and schooling for disabled women in Laos. 

Day 11 – Xe Pian National Park

Transfer to Vientiane Airport and fly to Pakse. You will then travel 2 hours by road to Kingfisher Eco Lodge in Xe Pian National Park, where the rest of the day can be spent at leisure.

Day 12 – Don Daeng

In this morning enjoy a 2 hour elephant ride which will take you through the forest and up to Mount Asa. As you ride on the back of your elephant, enjoy the views of the Xe Pian Protected Area

In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Don Daeng.

Day 13 – Don Daeng

After breakfast, cross the Mekong by boat to Champasak and visit Wat Phou, an ancient Khmer religious complex dating back to the 5th Century. This dramatically sited temple is one of the highlights of any trip to Laos. Return to Don Daeng by lunchtime, where the afternoon is at your leisure.

Day 14 – Don Daeng

 Today is at leisure in Don Daeng.

Day 15 – Fly home

Transfer to the Thai-Laos border at Chong Mek and onto Ubon Ratchathani to catch your flight home. The journey will take about 4-6 hours.

Customer Feedback
Our trip to Laos was the third holiday we have booked with Melissa at Experience Travel and once again the service was excellent...She put together a truly wonderful holiday to Laos - so much so that we didn't want to leave!

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