CLASSIC LAOS 5days/4nightsTour Code: CT-05VLPVientiane and Luang Prabang
Day1. Arrival – Vientiane
On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at you leisure to relax.Overnight in Vientiane
Day2. Vientiane – full day city tour – Luang Prabang
  After breakfast, we explore Vientiane capital by visiting the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. . En route to Lao’s national precious heritage, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you will have the opportunity to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.In the afternoon we continue visiting the rest of Vientiane by foot, including Wat Ong Tue, Wat Inpeng and Wat Haisok. We pass by the major shopping area continuing to the Vientiane Central Market of Talad Sao and Talad Kouadin where various goods are displayed for sale; including fresh food, household goods, souvenirs, textiles, gold, silver and antiques. We then transfer to the airport for your late afternoon flight to Luang Prabang. Here you will be met and transferred to your hotel, where you have the rest of the day at leisure.Overnight in Luang Prabang (B)
Day3. Luang Prabang – Big Brother Mouse – Ban Khia Luang – Pak Ou Caves
The day starts with a visit to the Big Brother Mouse shop to select some books for the village visit. We then head north by car along route 13, before taking a unpaved road to Ban Khia Luang village. We then have ample time to visit the school, play with the kids and watch them enjoy their new books. We also take some time to explore the rest of the village, where you can see weaving and visit the local temple. We stop for lunch at the village, which can either be a western picnic lunch, or traditional Lao food such as sticky rice, laap and fresh vegetables cooked by the villagers. After lunch we say good bye to the village and drive to Ban Khoklin, which takes us through some beautiful scenery of mountains and paddy fields. At Ban Khoklin we then board a private boat down the Nam Ou river for 30 minutes to Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. and continue down the Mekong River back to Luang Prabang, arriving back there by late afternoon. Overnight in Luang Prabang (B)
Day4. Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfalls and Ban Chan
Today we cross the Mekong River by boat, to the picturesque village of Ban Chan, a pottery village. We then visit the morning Phousi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, a Hmong village, Ban Ou a Laoloum village and Ban Thapene, a Khmu village. This then takes us to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. We then return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon.Overnight in Luang Prabang (B)
Day5. Luang Prabang – Departure
Depending on your flight, you may have time at leisure before you will be transferred to the airport in time for your departing flight. (B) Hotels used – Subject to availability:
Hotels quoted in above package based on ROH category for FIT (1-9pax)
Hotel locationStandardFirst ClassSuperiorDeluxe
Luang PrabangManoluckVilla MaydouMaison SVPLa Residence
Vientiane Beau RivageGreen ParkSettha Palace
Hotels quoted in above package based on ROH category for GIT (10pax up)
Hotel locationStandardFirst ClassSuperiorDeluxe
Luang PrabangManoluckVilla Santi ResortThe GrandLa Residence
Vientiane NovotelLao PlazaSettha Palace
TOUR COST – All Tours are subject to an Acceptance Payment/Deposit of £200.Cost per person on twin share basis as per itineraryOn application for the current Tour Cost 2010All Tours are subject to an Acceptance Payment/Deposit of £200.Hotel peak season surcharges and other conditions     subject to 2010 prices Supplement Peak Season for Garden Wing room at Maison Souvannaphoum: From 24 December 2008 – 01 January 2009: USD35 per room per night Supplement Peak Season for Garden Room at La Residence:  subject to 2010 prices From 01-30 Nov, 08 & 23 Dec, 08-29 Feb, 09: USD97 net per room per night From 01 Jul-31 Aug 09: USD 126 net per room per nightSupplement at La Residence: subject to 2010 prices Compulsory dinner on 24 December 2008: USD 105 net per person Compulsory dinner for child under 12, 24 December 2008: USD65 net per person Compulsory dinner on 31 December 2008: USD125 net per person Compulsory dinner for child under 12, 31 December 2008: USD75 net per person
Surcharges for Foreign Speaking Guides (per group)
  • French speaking guide
  • German speaking guide
  • Russian speaking guide
  • Spanish speaking guide
  • Japanese speaking guide
All Tours are subject to an Acceptance Payment/Deposit of £200.
Inclusive of above prices:
  • Transportation in private air-condtioned vehicle
  • Accommodation in twin shared room
  • Boat trip as stated in above sights
  • Domestic airticket VTE-LPQ with QV
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • Meals: daily breakfast at hotel
  • Gov’t tax and service charge
  • Luggage handling and drinking water
Exclusive of above prices:
  • Visa stamping fee on arrival
  • Int’l air tickets to/from Laos
  • Travel Insurance in all kinds
  • Lunch or dinner unless where stated
  • Single room (quoted separately)
  • Peak tourist season or special event rates
  • Child or adult in triple sharing room
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
  • Airport Taxes
 Hotel peak season surcharges and other conditions Supplement Peak Season for Garden Wing room at Maison Souvannaphoum: From 24 December 2008 – 01 January 2009: USD35 per room per night Supplement Peak Season for Garden Room at La Residence:   subject to 2010 prices From 01-30 Nov, 08 & 23 Dec, 08-29 Feb, 09: USD97 net per room per night From 01 Jul-31 Aug 09: USD 126 net per room per nightSupplement at La Residence:   subject to 2010 prices Compulsory dinner on 24 December 2008: USD 105 net per person Compulsory dinner for child under 12, 24 December 2008: USD65 net per person Compulsory dinner on 31 December 2008: USD125 net per person Compulsory dinner for child under 12, 31 December 2008: USD75 net per person
Surcharges for Foreign Speaking Guides (per group)
  • French speaking guide
  • German speaking guide
  • Russian speaking guide
  • Spanish speaking guide
  • Japanese speaking guide
 Additional Remarks: * Itinerary is subject to change depending on the confirmed flights, road conditions, and room availability. * Specific foreign speaking guides are subject to availability.  * Prices are subject to change in case of VAT or other tax increases and USD currency fluctuationsPayment. 1.On acceptance – £150 per person Acceptance Payment (non refundable) by cheque payable to “S W & M Miller” Your Contract for all tour arrangements is directly with VienChampa tours, Laos to whom payment for the tour is made. 2. Eight weeks prior to arrival in Laos or Thailand, or on Acceptance – 50% payable in US $, by Credit Card or International Bank Transfer, direct to VienChampa tours, Laos. 3. On arrival in Laos orThailand – 50% payable, in US $, by Credit Card or Cash.Please Note; A credit card charge may be applicable

Cancellation Charges

35 days prior to arrival a cancellation fee of US$200 per person will be applicable. 30 days notice of cancellation a fee of 25% of the total amount will be applicable. 25 days notice of cancellation a fee of 50% of the total amount will be applicable Less than 25 days notice incurs the full amount. Acceptance Payment non refundableRemarks:
  • Minor program changes are sometimes necessary, depending on road conditions and room availability.
  • Prices are subject to change in case of VAT or other tax increases.