Arrival in Vientiane. Transfer to hotel. Visit the capital city of Laos, Vientiane still feels like a sleepy city with relaxed charm, tree-lined boulevards, and interesting temples and colourful markets. Visit the different highlights of the city, including PHA THAT LUANG, a gleaming golden stupa, HO PHA KEO, the formal royal temple, now a museum with beautiful examples of Buddhist sculpture; WAT SI SAKET; and PATUXAI, a monumental arch inspired by the Arc de Triomphe. Overnight in Vientiane.
After breakfast. Excursion to Nam Ngum Lake a vast, man-made reservoir located in a beautiful green valley. Enjoy one hour boat ride along the lake before returning to Vientiane, on the way visit TALAAT LAK HAA-SIP SOHNG , a large daily market , and/or THALAT, a town known for its market which sells all kinds of forest creatures (deer, spiny anteaters, rats etc.) for local consumption. Overnight in Vientiane.
After breakfast. Transfer to airport for filght from Vientiane to Luang Prabang. Arrive in Luang Prabang. Transfer to hotel. Enjoy a half day sightseeing tour in Luang Prabang. Luang Prabang is an enchanting town filled with historic temples and colonial style buildings. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
After breakfast. Visit the NATIONAL MUSEUM (ROYAL PALACE), a modest but graceful building which combines traditional Lao and French beaux-arts motifs. Then, visit HOR PHRABANG. Excursion by boat to Tham Pak Ou Caves. These extraordinary caves are filled with Buddha images of every style and material imaginable. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
After breakfast. Transfer to the airport for departure flight.