SINGAPORE - VIENTIANE
Meals on Board
Check-in at Changi International Airport for scheduled Lao Airlines for Vientiane city. Welcome to Vientiane city, the capital city of Laos. Vientiane is a fascinating capital, with fusion of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French and American influences. This charming and easygoing city will provide a smooth introduction to Laos. On arrival in Vientiane city, you will be met and greet by our local representative and transfer to the hotel for your overnight stay.
VIENTIANE - LUANG PRABANG
After breakfast, hunt for local handicrafts at the morning market in Vientiane before your transfer to the domestic airport for your flight to Luang Prabang. Welcome to one of the most charming cities in South-East Asia! Luang Prabang is the most popular tourist attraction in Laos. Surrounded by nature’s beauty, Luang Prabang is rich in cultural heritage and is known as the seat of Lao culture with monasteries, monuments, traditional costumes. Today explore this serene city by climbing to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the scared, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic view of the city at sunset over the Mekong River. The night market is fun to visit and a good place to buy arts, crafts and stock up on souvenirs and presents. It’s a great place to enjoy the sights and sounds of a colorful market.
Embark on a short guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, representing classical Laotian architecture. Cruising upstream on the Mekong River, gives you a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. This is a two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Enroute, stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, for its local rice wine produce. A short drive to Ban Phanom, a village known for its hand weaving is also arranged. Have some time visiting Ban Xangkhong, Ban Xienglek, small villages known for silk weavings and Saa Papermaking.
At dawn, monks from the various monasteries walk through the streets collecting alms of rice. This tradition is unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the rituals. You may wish to start the day early to join the locals in the offerings. Continue to the local morning Phousi Market where you will find items such as dried buffalo skin, local tea among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Next, visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. You will have the opportunity to visit local village of the ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay and Ban Thapene for its traditional handicrafts. Cool off the day at the beautiful Khuang Si Waterfall and finally a sunset view at Wat Thabath Tai.
LUANG PRABANG - VIENTIANE - SINGAPORE
Breakfast/Meals on Board
The day is free till time for your return to Singapore transit in Vientiane bringing home fond memories of Spot Laos Holidays with us!
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