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Laos Discovery

From £920 for 6 days
Trip Overview
A peaceful oasis among the chaos that defines much of Southeast Asia, Laos is a comparatively relaxed country that is nonetheless bursting with pride, history and colour. In this compact six-day trip, you’ll soak up the best of what Laos has to offer. Travel from the gilded capital Vientiane, where evidence of French colonial rule still exists among the myriad wats and stupas, to the lush forests and limestone cliffs of Luang Prabang.
Essential Info
Starts: Vientiane
Ends: Luang Prabang
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: ITTKL
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Laos
What's Included

Meals

5 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included
1 Dinners included

Transport

Plane,River boat,Private Mini van

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Rise with the sun and watch saffron-robed monks shuffle between houses, where the faithful wait with offerings as part of an alms giving ritual.

•   See the crowning-jewel of Laos' spiritual monuments – Pha That Luang, a shining Buddhist stupa that sits on ground that has been considered holy for thousands of years.

•   Splash in the blue waters of Kuang Si Waterfall, where multi-tiered cascades ensconced by thick jungle give the appearance of a Laotian Eden.

•   Give something back with a visit to Ock Pop Tok, a sustainable and ethical textile partnership helping women to earn a living.

•   Taste the sweet and sour delights of local cuisine in Luang Prabang.

•   Cruise down the mighty Mekong River to the limestone caves of Pak Ou, which practically overflow with icons of the Buddha.

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 12th Oct 2019
Returning: 17th Oct 2019
£1,025pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 9th Nov 2019
Returning: 14th Nov 2019
£1,055pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 30th Nov 2019
Returning: 5th Dec 2019
£1,025pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 25th Jan 2020
Returning: 30th Jan 2020
£975pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 22nd Feb 2020
Returning: 27th Feb 2020
£975pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 21st Mar 2020
Returning: 26th Mar 2020
£975pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 11th Apr 2020
Returning: 16th Apr 2020
£1,025pp
£975pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 20th Jun 2020
Returning: 25th Jun 2020
£965pp
£920pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 18th Jul 2020
Returning: 23rd Jul 2020
£965pp
£920pp
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Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Vientiane, the city of gold and green. With its lush parks and spectacular gilded shrines, temples and statues, the capital of Laos is a relatively calm and agreeable city. You'll be met on arrival at Vientiane airport and transferred to your hotel. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm today. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. If you're going to be late, let your travel agent or hotel reception know. We'll be checking your passport details, insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so it’s important you attend. Your hotel is located close to the bank of the Mekong River and Chao Anouvong Park, which hosts a nightly market near the water. If you have the energy, why not dive right into your Laotian adventure with a stroll along the promenade?
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