Laos Holidays - Luang Prabang


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Laos Holidays - Visit Laos with World Discovery

Luang Prabang
3 nights
Vientiane 2 nights

CHOICE OF HOTELS - see Price Grid below

6 days from £925

International flights NOT included - see below

The perfect introduction to one of the forgotten gems of South East Asia.  Laos is an exquisite, less frequented country offering a blissfully relaxing pace of life amidst colonial charm and rugged terrain.


 Recommended flight from London: Thai International Airways from London Heathrow, connecting with the Bangkok Airways flight to Luang Prabang (see below). If you are travelling from a country other than the UK we would be happy to give you guidance on your flight options.


DAY 1 - Arrive Luang Prabang.

On arrival in Luang Prabang you will be met outside customs by a representative of World Discovery and taken by private car direct to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure in this old royal capital. 

DAY 2 - Luang Prabang.

This UNESCO World Heritage city is an exquisite patchwork of European architecture, traditional Lao wooden houses and stately golden-roofed temples.  Immaculately clean and well maintained, it's rated by many - with good reason - as South East Asia's most charming city.  At dawn hundreds of saffron-robed monks move silently through the streets collecting alms (offerings of food).  Your guide will explain the background behind this ritual which is still part of everyday life in Laos.  After breakfast back at your hotel, your guide will take you on a tour of the city's highlights including the beautiful 'Golden City Monastery', the National Museum (closed on Tuesdays), Wat Mai built in 1796, and Wat Phu Sii, reached via 350 steps for a panoramic view over Luang Prabang.  The afternoon is free to explore on your own.  The city has a wide range of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, or you can relax and dine at your hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast.

 Laos Holidays - Pak Ou CavesDAY 3 - Pak Ou Caves.  Ban Phanom village.

After breakfast take a riverboat trip with your guide on the mighty Mekong River to visit the sacred Pak Ou Buddha Caves. These caves have been home to thousands of Buddha images - placed here by local people since the 16th century, when King Setthathirat discovered the caves and declared them a holy spot. Today many still pay respect to this ancient tradition. Walk through the caves and then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to your boat and to Luang Prabang.  Continue by car to the village of Ban Phanom, where weaving of Lao textiles takes place on traditional wooden looms. The rest of the afternoon and evening is free in Luang Prabang. 
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch.

DAY 4 - Kuang Sii Waterfall. Fly to Vientiane.

This morning you will travel by car to the Kuang Sii Waterfall, where the waters cascade over many calcified tiers and down hundreds of feet into a series of cool, turquoise pools.  After lunch in a local restaurant return to Luang Prabang to check out of your hotel and drive to the airport for the short flight to Vientiane. You will be met by a representative of World Discovery and taken to your hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch.

 Laos Holidays - Phra That Luang, VientianeDAY 5 - Vientiane.

The capital of Laos is an easygoing low-rise city located on a bend of the Mekong River, known for its wonderful French-inspired food - some of the cooking here is as good as you can get in Paris.  Your guided tour of the city this morning will take in Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple in Vientiane, and nearby Haw Phra Kaew, once the royal temple of the Lao kings.  Other sites you will see include the huge golden Phra That Luang monument (pictured) and the adjacent Victory Monument modelled on Paris's Arc de Triomphe. Also visit Wat Simuang and Wat Prakeo, which was the original home of the Emerald Buddha that today resides in the Royal Palace of Bangkok. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before returning to your hotel. The afternoon is at leisure.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch.

DAY 6 - Vientiane.  Depart.

At leisure in Vientiane.  We have arranged for you to keep your room for a late check out at 18.00.  In the evening transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Meals included: Breakfast.


SUGGESTED COMBINATIONS - Most people will come to this area for more than just 6 days.  This introductory itinerary will combine well with further travel in the neighbouring countries of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.  We are happy to offer suggestions.

International and connecting flights.

There are no direct flights to Laos from the UK. We recommend the services of Thai Airways International to Bangkok, connecting with the onward service to Luang Prabang. On return fly from Vientiane to Bangkok and onwards to London by Thai Airways International. Current timings (subject to possible change) are as follows:
Heathrow/Bangkok. Depart at 11.50; arrive Bangkok at 06.10 (next morning)
Bangkok/Luang Prabang. Depart at 12.25; arrive Luang Prabang at 14.00
Vientiane/Bangkok. Depart at 21.40; arrive Bangkok at 22.45

Bangkok/Heathrow. Depart at 01.15; arrive Heathrow at 06.20 (same day)

You can book the flights yourself on the easy-to-use Thai Airways International website, using the 'Multicity' option.  Alternatively World Discovery can book the flights for you (we levy a service charge of £25 per person for this service).


Laos Holidays: Laos Express (Reference: WDLA001)
2018 Departures
Price per person based on a minimum of two persons travelling together:

Daily departures



Jan to Apr



May to Sep



Oct to Dec*



* Supplements will apply during the Christmas and New Year periods.

Single Room Supplement on request.


Standard Hotels
Luang Prabang - Le Sen Boutique Hotel
Vientiane - Ansara Hotel

Superior Hotels
Luang Prabang - Maison Souvannaphoum
Vientiane - Settha Palace


The price includes:

  • Scheduled domestic flight within Laos from Luang Prabang to Vientiane, including airport taxes.
  • Hotel and lodge accommodation as listed above in twin-bedded or double rooms with private facilities.
  • 5 breakfasts and 3 lunches as shown in the itinerary.
  • Private transportation and sightseeing as shown, including entrance fees.
  • The services of private guides for all included sightseeing.

Not included in the price:

  • International flights (see our recommendation above). We are happy to discuss the flights with you and give you further guidance.
  • International airport taxes.
  • Tipping.
  • Cost of the Lao visa.  This can be obtained on arrival at Luang Prabang International Airport.  Current cost is US$30, subject to change.

A deposit of £250 per person is required at the time of booking, plus the cost of the international airfare and service charge if World Discovery is booking the flights on your behalf.  The balance of the price for your Laos holiday must be paid at least 8 weeks before your departure date.

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