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Northern Laos Explorer

14 Nights: from US$4095 Trip Code: NLE

The lush landscapes of northern Laos form the backdrop for an overland exploration of northern Laos. Venture beyond the great cities of Luang Prabang and Vientiane to discover Laos' wild jungle regions, its mysterious Plain of Jars, and its hidden limestone caves. Read more >

Arriving into the quite capital of Vientiane you'll adjust to the laid-back pace of life. Take a city tour to introduce you to culture and history of Laos and enjoy your first Lao barbeque, a wonderful way to begin your tour of this fascinating and beautiful country.

Moving from modern history to ancient, you will drive deep into the interior of Laos to visit one of the world's great archaeological mysteries: the Plain of Jars. Covering an area of hundreds of square kilometres, the plains contain over 2,500 massive stone jars thought to be over 2,000 years old, thought to have been used in ancient burial practices.

Move on to Sam Neua, where thousands of local people once lived in a "hidden city" within the mountainside, sheltering from the bombing campaigns that ravaged the country for nearly a decade. As you head further into Laos, visit traditional minority villages in Muang La region and enjoy an overnight trek through the jungle at Nam Nern, a national park home to tigers, leopards, monitor lizards and all manner of flora and fauna.

Your final destination is the sleepy World Heritage City of Luang Prabang. Here you'll have a guided introduction to the ancient history of the "Land of a Million Elephants", before heading out into the jungle for a swim in the spectacular Kuang Si Waterfalls.

With a fantastic range of accommodation throughout and a focus on the great outdoors, this trip provides a fascinating and well-rounded introduction to Laos' history, scenery and culture.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • 14 nights' accommodation in Laos
  • All airport transfers
  • Breakfast every day, five lunches and five evening meals
  • Guided transfers and excursions as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary
  • All domestic flights as described in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Your personalised InsideVietnam Info-Pac

What's NOT included:

  • International airfares
  • All meals not mentioned in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Any necessary visas
  • Any excursions or transfers not detailed, or referred to as optional, in the day-by-day itinerary

Trip Highlights

  • Take a tour of the mysterious Plain of Jars
  • Enjoy trekking and wildlife-spotting in Nam Nern
  • Explore the picturesque Oudomxay province
  • Relive modern history at the Viengxay Caves
  • Soak in hot springs at Muang La
  • Cruise down the Mekong into enchanting Luang Prabang

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Northern Laos Explorer - 15 Days - Accommodation

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