Travel 2 Touring 18/19

ASIA

Ban Sop Jam (optional)

Muang La (optional)

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Nong Khie (optional)

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Luang Prabang

LAOS

VIETNAM

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Vientiane

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THAILAND

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Pakse

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Wat Phou Cruise

INDEPENDENT TOUR PRICES FROM £1599pp

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INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Discover Luang Prabang’s many temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site • Learn about local life in a Land, seemingly untouched by time • Join the Wat Phou Mekong cruise visiting the 4,000 islands area and Phapheng waterfall LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 L ND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1 L ND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1

Boutique Asia - 8 day Laos Experience Luang Prabang • Vientiane • Wat Phou Cruise • 4000 Islands • Pakse

Day 1: Arrive Luang Prabang Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (D) 3 Nagas Boutique Hotel (3 nights) Day 2: Luang Prabang Start early – at dawn hundreds of monks move silently through the streets to collect alms. After breakfast, discover some of the priceless monuments around the old city, now under UNESCO protection as a World Heritage Site. That afternoon enjoy a private Mekong Riverboat upstream cruise, stopping en route to visit Pak Ou Buddha Cave. (BL) Day 3: Luang Prabang Enjoy a day at leisure or take 1 of the suggested, optional, half-day tours. Option 1: Half-day spiritual Laos. Assisted by expert guides, guests are introduced to different aspects of the deeply spiritual nature of this serene country. Option 2: Half-day Living Farm Experiences Visit the Living Lands Community Farm, a sustainable company set up in Luang Prabang where guests learn about farming methods. Option 3: Half-day cooking class: Visit a market to learn about local produce then learn the secrets of Lao cuisine, followed by lunch. (B) Day 4: Luang Prabang - Vientiane After breakfast transfer for your flight to Vientiane. Visit the highlights of the capital with your guide including, Vat Sisaket, the oldest original temple in Vientiane. Haw PhraKaew, which contains some of the finest Buddhist sculptures and artifacts in the country and Phra That Luang stupa. (BD) Ansara Boutique Hotel Day 5: Vientiane to Pakse & Wat Phou Cruise Take a morning flight to Pakse. You will be met and transferred by boat to Champasak where you will be welcomed on board your Wat Phou Cruise. Visit Vat Phou ruins and museum before enjoying a tropical sunset on deck. (BLD) Wat Phou Cruise (2 nights) Day 6: Wat Phou Cruise Visit Huei Thamo village, experience rural life and a mysterious hidden forest temple called OumMuong. Continue south pass by the wilderness paradise of ‘4,000 Islands’. After lunch stop at Ban Deua Tia. (BLD)

Day 7: Wat Phou Cruise & Pakse After breakfast disembark your Wat Phou cruise at Ban Veuthong and transfer to Khone Island for a visit the old French railway. Take a boat to Xieng Di fishing village for lunch, continue on to PhaPheng waterfall also known as ‘The Niagara of The East’. Arrive in Pakse around 4pm. (BL) The River Resort Day 8: Depart Pakse The day is at leisure until your transfer to the airport. (B)

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TOUR DETAILS

£1599 per person

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PRICES INCLUDE • 7 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar • Meals as specified: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners • Tours and transfers as specified • Service of English-speaking local guide on all tours and transfers • Air-conditioned vehicle on all tours and transfers • Entry Fees

5 day Northern Laos Extension Get further under the skin of this amazing country, interacting with local villagers and experiencing rural life in remote Northern Laos. This 5-day extension combines traditional hill tribe villages with stunning mountain vistas. Stay at the enchanting, remote Muang La lodge for 2 nights. Enjoy a river cruise on the Nam Ou River and experience a fantastic homestay at Ban Sop Jam fishing village. Take a light Kayak trip through towering karst formations to visit Nong Khiaw finishing off in Luang Prabang.

DEPARTURES Selected Tuesday, Friday & Saturday’s No departures in June

TOUR STYLE: Independent

GROUP SIZE: 2+

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ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 4 stars Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

Price per person from £1499

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