Starting in Luang Prabang, over three days we will take you from stunning mountain heights dotted with hill-tribe villages to valleys carved by lazy rivers and lively Lao cities. You have a great selection of activities ranging from kayaking, biking, and caves in Vang Vieng to boat trips on Nam Ngum dam.
Highlights for this tour include:
75% of adult rate
Choose Superior Room or Deluxe Room when booking
In Vang Vieng you have the choice of a Superior Room at the Villa Vang Vieng Riverside or a Deluxe Room at the Riverside Boutique Resort. Please choose one option on the booking page.
Visitors from ASEAN countries and Russia, Korea, Japan and Switzerland can enter Laos without a visa. Everyone else has to apply for a visa issued by a Laos embassy or consulate or obtain a visa on arrival which is available at major entry points including airports and at the border to Thailand at the Friendship Bridge near Vientiane. The price depends on nationality of the visitor.
There are four international airports in Laos; Luang Prabang, Savannakhet, Pakse and Vientiane. Laos Airlines fly to all four from Bangkok and the airline also has connections to Luang Prabang and Vientiane from Chiang Mai. Thai Airways also connects Bangkok to Luang Prabang and Vientiane.
Getting the bus is a cheaper option than flying but also takes longer. Northern Laos has land border crossings with China, Thailand, Vietnam and Burma, although foreigners are not allowed cross the land border between Laos and Myanmar. If you come from Thailand you're likely coming from Nong Khai, and if you're coming from China you're likely crossing from at Luang Namtha. From Vietnam there are the options of Sop Hun, the Keo Nua Pass or at Nam Can.
Trains connect Bangkok to Vientiane via the Friendship Bridge and arrives at a new international rail terminal at Thanaleng outside of Vientiane. Trains have second and third class seats or first and second class sleeper trains. Taking the train to Nong Khai on the Thai side and then a bus, shuttle or private taxi to Vientiane is also an option. Tickets from Bangkok Nong Khai is around US$37 for a first class sleeper train and an additional US$1 between Nong Khai and Thanaleng.
All travelers should have an entry visa to Laos valid for the duration of their stay prior to their arrival and carry a passport which is valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in Laos. Passenger’s passport should have at least 2 blank pages on arrival to Laos. These websites for Canada and USA are convient for purchasing your Laos entry visa. VisaHQ also has operations in Europe, UK and Australia. Allow about one week for visa processing on these websites. You can also do visa on arrival in Laos.
The single supplement fee is the additional amount that a single traveler pays over and above the price per person for groups of 2 or more. This being a private tour makes it very expensive for one person. Please ask us for a quote if you would like to travel solo.
We strongly recommend that you buy your own personal trip cancellation insurance for your own protection. You should also buy insurance coverage appropriate for medical, travel coverage and personal liability which should include travel repatriation. The tour operator or tour agent cannot be held responsible for personal loss or injury where customers choose not to secure such insurance coverage
The cancellation fee depends on the day of our written receipt of your cancellation. Email is best Phone calls will not be accepted.
• 30 to 15 days before arrival date - refund less 30% of tour price
• 14 to 7 days before arrival date - refund less 50% of tour price
• 6 to 1 days before arrival date or on arrival - forfeit 100% of tour price
• no show and cancellation on day of departure - forfeit 100% of tour price
The tour operator or tour guide may have to make changes to the services or the itineray as a result of such variables as weather conditions, political situations, road conditions and other unforseen circumstances.