Laos Express Train Adventure 5-Day

Overview

Start and end in Vientiane! With the In-depth Cultural tour Laos Express Train Adventure 5-Day, you have a 5 days tour package taking you through Vientiane, Laos and 2 other destinations in Laos. Laos Express Train Adventure 5-Day includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Vientiane arrival (D)

    Upon arrival in the capital, our staff will greet you and transfer you to your hotel. Vientiane is a captivating city with an intriguing blend of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and American influences. After a short rest, we will begin our visit to the major city sights, including Wat Sisaket, the country's oldest temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo. Along the way, we will stop at the famous That Luang Stupa, which is the most important monument in Laos. You will have the opportunity to take photos of the impressive Patuxay Monument, also known as Vientiane's own Arc de Triumph. Tonight, we will enjoy a welcome dinner at one of the city's fine restaurants.

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    Accommodation Options:

    Orchid Laos Hotel - 3-star or similar

    Green Park Hotel - 4-star or similar

    Crown Plaza - 5-star or similar

    included meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 2 Vientiane - Luang Prabang by Express Train (B, L)
    After an early breakfast, we will take an express train to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Luang Prabang has been recognized by UNESCO as 'the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia.' After a short rest, we will visit The National Museum, which is housed in the former Royal Palace, and it exhibits a beautiful collection of artifacts that reflect the richness of Lao culture throughout the ages. Next, we will visit the city's oldest temple, Wat Sene, and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong, where you can see the impressive "tree of life" mosaic made of colored glass. We will then continue our visit to The Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre, which is the first exhibition space and fair trade store dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation, and presentation of Laos' traditional arts and lifestyles. After that, we will climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa, as well as a panoramic view of the city at sunset. From there, we will explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

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    Accommodation Options:

    Villa Chitdara Hotel - 3-star or similar

    Le Belair Resort - 4-star or similar

    Villa maly Hotel - 5-star or similar
    included meals :
  • Day 3 Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves (B, L)
    Today, we will board an upstream cruise on the Mekong River, offering a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside. We will stop at the Pak Ou Caves, which are sanctuaries consisting of two large caverns, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images. Along the way, we will also stop at a few villages, including Ban Muangkeo, where the local rice wine is produced, and Ban Xiengmene. We will also have a chance to climb up to Wat Chomphet, offering one of the best views of Luang Prabang from across the river. Once we return to Luang Prabang city, we will take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xieng Lek - small villages well known for their silk weavings and Saa (jute) papermaking. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

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    Accommodation Options:
    Villa Chitdara Hotel - 3-star or similar
    Le Belair Resort - 4-star or similar
    Villa maly Hotel - 5-star or similar
    included meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Luang Prabang - Vientiane by Express Train (B, L)
    After breakfast, we will leave Luang Prabang and travel 30km to visit the beautiful Kuangsi Falls. On the way, we will stop to visit some ethnic minority villages and see their colorful way of living. Upon arrival, we will explore the stunning Kuangsi Waterfalls, where you can swim in the turquoise pools or walk along forest paths. After visiting the sites, we will take the express train back to the capital city of Vientiane. After a short rest at the hotel, we will begin our city orientation with a walking tour of the Lao capital, strolling around the city sights and enjoying the evening sunset along the Mekong Riverside. Overnight in Vientiane. Breakfast and lunch are included on this day.
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    Accommodation Options:
    Orchid Laos Hotel - 3-star or similar
    Green Park Hotel - 4-star or similar
    Crown Plaza - 5-star or similar
    included meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Vientiane Departure (B)
    After enjoying breakfast, we will depart for a visit to the Buddha Park, which is situated near the Friendship Bridge. This park houses around 200 religious images, including Hindu and Buddhist sculptures that are beautifully scattered around the area. The intricate designs and captivating artistry are sure to leave you spellbound.

    Afterward, we will visit the Morning Market and the weaving village of Ban Nong Bouathong, where you can see locals producing traditional textiles using age-old techniques. If time permits, you can take some time to explore and purchase some souvenirs to bring back home.

    Afterward, the tour will come to an end with your transfer to the airport for your departure flight. It was great having you on this trip, and we hope to see you again soon on another adventure with Legend Travel Group.
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