Laos National Museum, former Royal Palace of Laos
Laos National Museum, former Royal Palace of Laos

Authentic Laos Vacation 12 Days

Authentic Laos Tour is a Laos adventure holiday for 12 days, 11 nights. The pace of travel is moderate with adventure tour activities such as hiking, trekking and boating. Accommodations for the trip include eco-friendly hotels and guest houses.

Most meals except for daily breakfast are not included in the tour cost; we would like to leave you the freedom to choose your own food at each location.

Vientiane - LaosPha That Luang in Vientiane

Our adventure starts in Vientiane, the peaceful capital city of Laos, where we have two nights. At Vientiane, you have half a day for a guided city tour and the rest is for your own exploration.

Vang Vieng LaosVang Vieng

 Leaving Vientiane, we follow the scenic road through the verdant countryside and villages towards Vang Vieng. At half way, we have a boat cruise to get relaxed on Nam Ngung Lake. Then, continue our way towards Vang Vieng, where we stay for the next two nights. At Vang Vieng, you have half a day trekking in the idyllic countryside with karst mountains and rice fields and have a cruise down the Nam Song River.

Muang Ngoi
Muang Ngoi

Then, we travel further on mountainous terrains towards Xieng Khouang Plateau which is known for the enigmatic Plain of Jars, the green meadows and the temperate climate. At Xieng Khouang, we stay for two nights and we have one full day exploring the Plain of Jars, the war sites and ethnic villages.

Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang

Bidding farewell to the mysterious Plain of Jars, we have full day covering the scenic highland road towards Luang Prabang, the Royal Capital of Laos. Our exploration of the area around Luang Prabang includes a hiking tour through ethnic villages to Kuangsi Waterfall, a boat cruise on the Mekong River to the pilgrimage cave of Pak Ou, and a trekking trip with overnight stay at Muang Ngoi, an idyllic village on the Nam Ngoi River. Before concluding our Laos adventure, we have one full day at your own place in Luang Prabang. With Authentic Laos, we trust our travelers have a complete picture of the natural landscape and traditional culture of Laos.

Day-to-day itinerary

Day1    Arrive at Vientiane (no included meals)
Day2    Morning Tour of Vientiane/Free afternoon (B)
Day3    Vientiane – Nam Ngung Lake – Vang Vieng (B)
Day4    Vang Vieng Trekking (5 hours) and boating (B)
Day5    Vang Vieng – Xieng Khouang (B)
Day6    Xieng Khouang: Tour the Plain of Jars and Ethnic Villages (B)
Day7    Xieng Khouang – Luang Prabang (B)
Day8    Luang Prabang Hiking (3 hours): Ethnic Villages and Kuangsi Waterfall (B)
Day9    Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave - Muang Ngoi (B/L)
Day10    Muang Ngoi Trekking/Muang Ngoi – Luang Prabang (B/L)
Day11    Luang Prabang free day (B)
Day12    Depart Luang Prabang (B)

What’s included?

  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation as on the tour itinerary;
  • Boat trip on the Nam Ngung Lake, the Nam Song River and the Mekong River as per itinerary;
  • Accommodations on twin-shared basis as indicated in the program;
  • Meals as indicated in the program: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner;
  • All admission fees during guided times in the program;


What’s not included?

  • Insurance of any types;
  • International airfares;
  • International airport taxes;
  • Compulsory dinners on Dec 24th and Dec 31st;
  • Drinks and other personal expenses;
  • Others not specified in the included services as above;