Experience the charm of slow-paced Laos, Soak up the French-inspired culture in Vientiane, See the Waterfalls of PhaXay and her limestone cliffs, Contemplate the beautiful sunset on the Nam Ngum River, Witness fabulous spectacle of wildlife and rural along the banks
Arrive a Vientiane
On arrival in the Laos capital of Vientiane, you will be met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. Vientiane is a charming and fascinating capital, with an interesting mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and American influences.The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city or simply relax. Overnight in Vientiane (B).
Vientiane – Phou khao Khway – Lao Pako
Following breakfast, at 07:30-08h00 pick up to your hotel directly to national park closest to Vientiane PhouKhao Kway or “Mountain of the horn of the Ox” is a genuine breath with its many waterfalls and flora with over 50% of wild orchids Laos and many other plant species yet. It is also home to many mammals such as wild elephants. The park covers an area of 2,000 km ² around with peaks up to 1600m. It is characterized by a wide variety of landscapes from mountains, gorges, waterfalls as PhaXay or its limestone cliffs. The circuit “orchids trek” will take you through some of the park from the perspective of you to learn more about wild orchids.This hike is a draft drawn between Vientiane Orchids and Department of Botany of the National University of Laos. It is also the result of a strong will to fight poaching and illegal trade activities that took place in the park. At the same time, it is also a source of income for villagers. Trek under a “fair” the villagers have been incorporated into the project from the beginning so that they become aware of the richness around them and protect: they provide food as well, they are guides, they take care of maintenance of paths, etc … Some of the money paid goes to the village development fund and 5% to the preservation of orchids.
Depart Vientiane at 7:30 am and head for the park where you will arrive about an hour and a half later.The trek starts at PhaXay where you have an unobstructed view of the waterfall. Then walking into the forest and along your walk, you will have the opportunity to observe nature and plants. The market moves in a jungle varied between tropical forest, bamboo and orchids and of course if you are lucky you may be able to see wildlife. Besides these different scenes and wild orchids, this natural area also offers many paths through dry forests and persistent. Lunch is taken along the river and you will appreciate the true value of the calm of this place. Remember to observe the many butterflies that will probably turn around you during your meal. Then you will continue walking to reach another waterfall consists of seven levels: Tad Xay. Note: Be aware of the scarcity of wild orchids around you, even in a national park! Most of them bloom only once a year and a few days. Some appear only in the rainy season, but there each month with a peak between January and June Back to Lao Pako,They can be led directly to the lodge or take part in some activities on the road. This morning transfer from Phou khao Khaw to Ban Pako minibus (starting 13:30). On arrival, free time for the rest of the day. Watch the beautiful sunset on the Nam Ngum River while enjoying your dinner. Spend the night in a bungalow with stunning views of the River. Overnight in Lao Pako.
Lao Pako – Vientiane – Depart
Participants choose between two options for their trip to Ban Pako. Spend the night in a bungalow with stunning views of the River. Optional activities: This morning a van will pick you up at 8:30 in Vientiane. Ban arrived in Somsamai where you go for a relaxing cruise over the river to the lodge of Ban Pako. While browsing the Nam Ngum River, do not miss the fabulous spectacle of wildlife and rural alongthe banks. Get away in the middle of the jungle in an area of protected forest, located opposite the lodge. Journey through the forest with an experienced guide who will share his vast knowledge on the ecosystems of monsoon forest and wildlife that live there.After this short hike, arrive at Ban Pako for a tasty lunch at the lodge restaurant.This afternoon, enjoy a swim in the heart of the jungle, just steps from the lodge. Relax in the herbal sauna and cool off in a small pool of spring water. You will also be possible to test the traditional Lao massage (not included in the price). On arrival in Vientiane in the afternoon, you will be transferred directly to the airport for your departure flight. End of Vientiane stopover
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Can I make payment for someone else using a credit card ?
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However, you can pay for someone else using bank transfer or through PayPal.
Do you have electronic air tickets ?
Very few of the airlines in Vietnam offer electronic ticket. If an electronic ticket is available, we will issue an electronic ticket instead of a paper ticket, unless a paper ticket is specifically requested by the customer. Electronic tickets will be emailed or faxed to the customer.
I just received my flight ticket and there is a problem with it. What should I do ?
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What happens if I make an airline booking and then do not confirm or pay ?
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Tour price includes
• Transportation in private
• Accommodation in twin shared room
• Boat trip as stated in above sights
• English speaking guide
• Admission fee to indicated sights
• Meals: daily breakfast at hotel
• Gov’t tax and service charge
• Luggage handling and drinking water
Tour price excludes :
• Visa stamping fee on arrival
• Air ticket
• Travel Insurance in all kinds
• Lunch or dinner unless where stated
• Single room (quoted separately)
• Other foreign language guide
• Peak tourist season or special event rates
• Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
• No Show = 100 % charge
• 1-7days = 50 % of the tour price
• 8-14days = 30 % of the tour price
• 15-30 days = 10 % of the tour price
• 31 days up = no charge
• Itinerary is subject to change depending on the confirmed flights, road conditions, and room availability.
• Hotels listed in above might not be upto standard of your expectation, especially in the remote area where limitation of accommodation.
• Prices are subject to change in case of VAT or other tax increases and USD currency fluctuations
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