LA1 LAOS TOURSEARCH TOUR
'Land of a Million Elephants'
Colonial, Imperial Luang Prabang; Mysterious Plain of Jars
- DATES & PRICES
- FULL ITINERARY
- MAP & HOTELS
- TRIP INFORMATION
Dates & Prices
Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Tue 31 Oct 2017||Wed 08 Nov 2017||$2360 USD|
|Wed 13 Dec 2017||Thu 21 Dec 2017||$2360 USD|
|Tue 09 Jan 2018||Wed 17 Jan 2018||$2360 USD|
|Tue 06 Mar 2018||Wed 14 Mar 2018||$2360 USD|
|Tue 30 Oct 2018||Wed 07 Nov 2018||$2360 USD|
|Thu 13 Dec 2018||Fri 21 Dec 2018||$2360 USD|
Optional Single Supplement: $460 USD (number of singles limited).
We peruse stalls brimming with trinkets and souvenirs as we wander the colourful markets of Luang Prabang, Laos, also known as the "Land of a Million Elephants" (a charming and evocative nickname from times gone by. Latest figures indicate that Loas's population of wild elephants is in the range of 781-1,202), and witness the local weaver's craftsmanship with their internationally renowned embroidered cloth. Climbing atop the hill in the centre of the city,we are able to enjoy a better view of the layout of the colonial-era architecture. While in Laos, we can experience the ancient wonders of the Pak Ou Caves with their many Buddha images or count the number of artifacts along the Plain of Jars. The awe-inspiring scenery of this country is beyond the scope of traditional beauty; every scenic photograph taken might be worthy enough to decorate a postcard. Memories made here will last a lifetime.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Miracle Suvarnabhumi Hotel
All rooms are spacious with minimalist decor, large bathroom which is nicely equipped. The hotel also has a variety of ... and services including all day dining at the coffee shop, sumptuous Chinese restaurant and traditional Japanese restaurant, fitness center & spa, out door rooftop swimming pool.
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Mouang Luang Hotel
Location: Luang Prabang
A 10-minute walk from town on a quiet street, the Mouang Loung is adorned with traditional Lao temple-style roofs. The ... are clean, with parquet floors and marble-tiled bathrooms (all with tubs). Street-side rooms have balconies. There's an open-air Lao restaurant in the back, and just above it is an enormous balcony reserved for Baci ceremonies. Mouang Luang has the distinction of being one of the only hotels in town with a pool.
Breakfast and dinner (at local restaurants and some hotels) are included daily; all meals on junk cruise. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for drivers, restaurant staff, porters, local guides. Airport transfers for land & air customers arriving / departing on tour dates.
Tour Leader gratuities, most lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), domestic and international (if applicable) air taxes, visa fees, and any excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on shopping, not included meals, visas and locally paid departure taxes.
Seasonality and Weather
Our tours in SE Asia operate during the cooler, drier time of year, Nov-Apr. That said, however, the entire region experiences a warm-hot tropical climate with humidity and a chance of rain showers at any time. Inland regions can experience extreme heat, especially Feb-Apr, when it is also very dry and landscapes are brown. Coastal regions-Central Vietnam, Halong Bay-are cooled by sea breezes. Hanoi, Northern Vietnam & Plain of Jars (Laos) can be downright cold and damp, especially late Nov-Jan. Overall you should prepare for warm, sticky weather with the possibility of rain and some chilly nights / mornings in a few locales.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Land transport throughout will be by private air-conditioned bus. Most of the driving days are not long. The tour is not strenuous though it is busy; you must be steady on your feet and be able to endure some heat and long days. Porters are available at hotels but you must be able to manage with your baggage at airports.
Hotels used on tour are modern, comfortable, well-located, air-conditioned, 3&4 star properties with en suite bath / toilet. Single rooms are limited and possibly smaller than twins. Laundry facilities are available at most hotels for a reasonable price. Safe deposit boxes are available in most hotels either free or for a nominal fee. Most hotel rooms are well equipped and likely include hairdryers and irons, minibar fridge, TV. All are air-conditioned. Most hotels provide complimentary purified drinking water. Some hotels have swimming pools.
Staff and Support
Tour Leader, driver, local step-on guides in various locales.
10-18 (plus Tour Leader)
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