5-Day Vientiane + Plain of Jars + Luang Prabang


Tour Number

Activity Level



Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), Laotian (fluent), Thai (fluent)

Stop-over in Vang Vieng

We will start from Vientiane and move northward to Plain of Jars and Luang Prabang.
This itinerary will allow us to stop by Vang Vieng, a riverside town 3 hours drive from Vientiane city.
A boat ride amidst the natural backdrop of Vang Vieng's famous karst formation is a good break.
Next, we will drive to Plain of Jars and stopping by to visit Laos ethnic groups, the Khmu and the Hmong on the way.
Then we will head to Luang Prabang, the pride of Laos. This tour will cover all the major attractions in this UNESCO listed city. Besides touring the temples in this charming city, we will also go to the famous Kuang Si waterfall.


Day 1
Pick up at 9am from hotel in Vientiane
Transfer to Vang Vieng
Stop by Fishermen market
Lunch in town
Cham cave
Blue lagoon
Overnight in Vang Vieng

Day 2
Pick up at 8am
Take a boat ride to enjoy Vang Vieng scenic view
Transfer to Phonsavan
On the way, stop-by:
- Phoukhun Observation site
- Tribal village
Overnight in Phonsavan

Day 3
Local morning market
Visit Plain of Jars
Naphia Village - "Make spoons not war" (recycling of bombshells)
Temples of Mouengkhoun (old capital of XiengKhuang province)
Overnight in Phonsavan

Day 4 - Leave Phonsavan at 8. 30am
Drive to Luang Prabang.
Reach Luang Prabang in the late afternoon
Climb up Phousi Hill for sunset view
Tribal night market
Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 5
Pick up at 8am
Morning market
Royal Palace Museum
Wat Xieng Thong
Oct Pop Tok Handicraft Center (lunch here)
Kuang Si waterfall
Bear Sanctuary
Hmong Village
Return to hotel

*Mekong Cruise to Pak Ou Cave can be arranged upon request

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel

End Point Options: Airport, Hotel

Duration: 5 days


Air-conditioned Hyundai H1 (2016) minivan

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Estimated Local Cash Needed

60 USD - Per Person to be paid cash on arrival for:
Tickets to all attractions
Boat ride in Vang Vieng
Tax and registration

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses



A Recent Review of this tour

Chansay was a great guide. Very friendly and a good traveling companion. He was very accommodating and was willing to do whatever I wanted. I particularly liked all the stops to both meet and eat with local people. Also the diver was very careful and never drove while talking on a cell phone unlike many I have the misfortune to encounter.
James Stevens

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