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Laos Overland: Along the Mekong

15 Nights: from US$3645 per person (twin share) Trip Code: OLATM0001

Despite an ancient culture, beautiful colonial accommodation and magnificent jungle-clad mountain scenery, land-locked Laos remains one of Asia's least-known countries. Those who make the journey are rewarded with a special sense of discovery, enhanced by welcoming people and a fantastic cuisine. Read more >

The glittering gold pagodas, saffron-robed monks and ancient history of Luang Prabang have earned it a reputation as one of Southeast Asia's most enchanting destinations, yet beyond this World Heritage city, few travellers venture into the jungles, plains and waterways of rural Laos. This itinerary aims to introduce you to both the major cities and the lesser-known rural highlights of this fascinating country.

Following the course of the Mekong River, from the ancient capital Luang Prabang, this overland journey with take you south through modern Vientiane to the southern region of Champasak, where the river fragments into a myriad tributaries to form the 4,000 Islands that give the region its name.

With the help of knowledgeable local guides, you will learn about ancient history in Luang Prabang, explore overgrown, pre-Angkorian temples at Wat Phou, float on an underground river inside Kong Lor Cave, and engage in outdoor activities amid the magnificent natural scenery of Vang Vieng. Throughout the trip you'll have the chance to sample delicious Lao cuisine, stay in charming traditional accommodation, and enjoy spectacular views across this beautiful region of Southeast Asia.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • 15 nights' hotel accommodation in Laos
  • All airport transfers
  • Breakfast every day, five lunches and one evening meal
  • Guided transfers and excursions as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary

What's NOT included:

  • International airfares
  • All meals that are 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

  • Meander through the beautiful streets of Luang Prabang
  • Witness colonial heritage in Laos' modern capital, Vientiane
  • Take a boat through one the world's largest caves at Kong Lor
  • Enjoy river dolphins, Angkorian ruins and relaxation in the 4000 Islands
  • Take a day cruise on the mighty Mekong River
  • Cycle through glorious mountain scenery at Vang Vieng
  • Trek through the jungle and zip line over the canopy in southern Laos

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Laos Overland: Along the Mekong - 16 Days - Accommodation

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