OPTION 1: VIENTIANE HALF-DAY CITY TOUR
A.M or P.M Take a half day sightseeing tour of Vientiane, the capital of the Lao PDR, visit religious museums of Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple to have been survived from the Siamese war of 1828 and its cloister contains more than 8000 Buddha statues; Wat Ho Prakeo, the former home-temple of the Emerald Buddha statue or Pra Keo, but today it contains a collection of Buddha statues, antiques and all artifacts found in around Vientiane; That Luang Stupa, the single most important monument in Laos, which was built to cover the original small stupa containing a piece of the chest bone of Buddha; Patouxay (Arch de Triumph), built quite recently in commemoration of those who died during the wars in the past and it is today as the land mark of Vientiane and drive to outskirts of Vientiane to visit Ban Nongbouathong, the well-known village of Tai Deang ethnic sub-group for silk weaving textiles with natural dyes.
OPTION 2: LUANG PRABANG FULL-DAY TOUR
A.M meet at hotel and begin to visit the National Museum, the former Royal Palace which houses the collection of valuables including the famous Prabang Buddha statue, gifts received from foreign dignitaries…etc. Visit Hmong market for shopping in town. Drive to outskirts of Luang Prabang to visit Ban Xangkhong, the well-known village for making wood papers and also Lao silk weavings with natural dyes.
P.M take a sightseeing tour of the sacred city of temples, of which nearly fifty still remain in the town and surrounding areas. Visit Wat Visoun, the 16th century temple served as a small museum for religious artifacts; Wat Aham, the early 19th century temple, whose two guardian figures at the foot of the steps which represent two characters from the Ramayana — Hanuman, the Monkey God and a fierce Yaksa; Wat Xiengthong, the 16th century temple, which more than any temples in Luang Prabang, epitomizes all the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang architecture; Phousi Hill, the 328 steps leads to the summit of Phousi Hill that dominates the sky-line of Luang Prabang overlooking the finest panoramic view in the whole Luang Prabang.
|Cost in US$ per person in the party (valid 30 Sep’09)||LAOS DAY TRIPS|
|OPTION 1||OPTION 2|
|3 – 5 pax||42||58|
|6 -9 pax||30||46|
|10 – 14 pax||25||42|
|15 pax up||22||32|
• Transfers & tours with English speaking guide.
• Private air-conditioned transport + boat.
• Entrance fees for sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary.
• Baggage handling and porterage.
• Refreshing tower and drinking on tour.
• Service charge & government tax.
• Travel insurance against any personal injury of illness and damage of the property incurred during the course of this trip.
• Personal expenses such as: drinks, phone calls, laundry, tip…etc.
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