LAOS DISCOVERY TOUR

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LAOS DISCOVERY TOUR

Enjoy the decadence of the beauty of Laos and all it has to offer with 5 star accommodation. You will be travelling in air-conditioned cars or minibuses, by boats along rivers, by inter-city train Lao style and using local flight carriers. First arriving at the capital Vientiane for 3 nights, you then travel by train to Vang Vieng for 1 night where the natural sights will take your breath away, then continue by train to picturesque Luang Prabang for 4 nights. You have the option of returning to Vientiane by plane. Each day is carefully prepared for you with daily activities so you can then rest in the late afternoon and get pampered using the hotel’s spa facilities. Come book this tour and have the experience of a lifetime.

March 2-10, 2023
US$3,925 per person

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QUICK FACTS

  • Who’s it for?: Gay men only
  • Duration: 8 Nights/9 Days
  • Arrival: Vientiane, Laos
  • Departure: Vientiane, Laos
  • Group size: minimum 4; maximum 12
  • Accommodation: 5 star hotels
  • Activities: boat trips, museums, religious monuments, massages (optional)


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ho Phrakeo Museum: see the Emerald Buddha
  • Buddha Park: religious statues in a natural garden setting
  • Boat Rides: fishing boat in Vang Vieng and a traditional long tailed boat in Luang Prabang
  • Inter-City Train trips: in 1st class
  • Ethnic villages: see how the true natives live
  • Whisky visit: see the process of making local whisky and tastings
  • Lao Cooking class: buying local produce and learning how to cook them Lao style
  • Night Market: buy your souvenirs before you depart


DATES & PRICES – LAOS DISCOVERY TOUR


Duration: March 2-March 10, 20223
Price: US$3,925 per person
No Single Traveler Supplement
Deposit (non refundable): US$750 per person by Paypal (VISA, MASTERCARD, AMEX)
2nd Payment: 50% due before 60 days of the tour start date
Balance: balance due before 30 days of the tour stat date
Discount: 5% off any payments made by US bank transfer paid before the due payment date
Cancellation: No payments are refundable but amounts received are transferable as a credit against any other tour within 365 days of the original tour start date less payments not recoverable (eg. internal flights, hotel bookings), all subject to the discretion and approval of Holiday Houseboy Tours.





ITINERARY SUMMARY

  • Day 1 – arrive VIENTIANE
  • Day 2 – VIENTIANE
  • Day 3 – VIENTIANE
  • Day 4 – train to VANG VIENG early morning, VANG VIENG
  • Day 5 – train to LUANG PRABANG, LUANG PRABANG
  • Day 6 – LUANG PRABANG
  • Day 7 – LUANG PRABANG
  • Day 8 – LUANG PRABANG
  • Day 9 – depart LUANG PRABANG

    • ITINERARY FOR LAOS DISCOVERY TOUR

      8 NIGHTS / 9 DAYS

      Day 1 – March 2, 2023

      Arrival

      • warm welcome at Vientiane Wattay International Airport
      • transfer to your 5 star hotel in Vientiane
      • “Meet and Greet” session at 8 pm in the hotel reception

       

      Day 2 – March 3, 2023

      VIENTIANE

      • Wat Si Saket
      • Ho Phrakeo Museum with the Temple of Emerald Buddha
      • Wat Thatluang Stupa
      • Patuxai Victory Monument

       

      Day 3 – March 4, 2023

      VIENTIANE

      • Buddha Park – 25 kms/26 miles from Vientiane
      • Lao Revolution Museum

       

      Day 4 – March 5, 2023

      VANG VIENG

      • train 1st class from Vientiane to Vang Vieng
      • hotel check-in
      • Tamchang Blue Lagoon Cave
      • Lao Revolution Cave
      • fishing boat trip up Nam Song river (1 hour)

       

      Day 5 – March 6, 2023

      LUANG PRABANG

      • train from Vang Vieng at 9 am to Luang Prabang, arriving 10.45 am
      • hotel check-in
      • Wat Xienthong
      • Wat Vision
      • National Museum

       

      Day 6 – March 7, 2023

      LUANG PRABANG

      • ethnic villages
      • Kuangsi waterfall

       

      Day 7 – March 8, 2023

      LUANG PRABANG

      • long tail boat to explore Mekong river
      • the Buddha cave
      • Lao whisky village with tastings

       

      Day 8 – March 9, 2023

      LUANG PRABANG

      • local market to buy fresh produce
      • cooking lesson
      • meal preparation
          – bamboo soup
          – steamed fish in banana leaves
          – lemongrass with pork
          – papaya salad with sticky rice

       

      Day 9 – March 10, 2023

      LUANG PRABANG

      Departure

      • farewell at your hotel
      • airport transfer


      INCLUDES

      • warm welcome at the airport on arrival
      • air-conditioned land transport within Laos
      • English speaking tour guide 24/7
      • hotel accommodation (5 star)
      • all breakfasts
      • airport transfers from/to Vientiane Wattay International Airport
      • activities mentioned as per the itinerary (including a daily massage)
      • all entrance fees
      • airport transfers from/to Luang Prabang Airport

      EXCLUDES

      • lunch and dinner
      • International flight to Vientiane
      • International flight from Luang Prabang
      • Laos Tourist Visa (you can order online via ivisa.com)
        Note: Americans need a Laos Tourist Visa to enter Laos
      • Travel Insurance (compulsory)



      CANCELLATION POLICY

      All funds paid are non refundable. Any costs that can be recuperated for you will go as a credit towards any of our other tours to be used within 12 months of the original start date of this tour, and such a credit is only given at our discretion. Hence the importance of ensuring that your travel insurance covers CFR (cancellation for any reason).

      Please note the tour may be subject to change at the discretion of the tour guide.




      Notes on Travel Insurance

      You should purchase travel insurance that includes medical coverage of US$50,000 and emergency repatriation coverage of minimum US$200,000. Please note it is also recommended to cover isolation costs if testing positive for covid-19, and trip cancellation for any reason (CFAR). You will probably need to purchase this within 24 hours of paying your deposit. Please make sure that you contact your insurance provider directly to understand any impacts of covid. Any government related travel advisories may also impact your coverage. We cannot recommend or endorse any travel insurance company and the choice of your insurance provider is your own personal choice.

      Please note the tour may be subject to change at our discretion.



      YOUR GUIDE FOR
      THE LAOS DISCOVERY TOUR

      PANSADA

      Pansada has been involved in the tourism industry in Laos since 2011. Previous to that he was working in Switzerland. Hence he speaks German too. Nowadays he a driver tour guide for Luang Prabang and beyond. He revels in introducing Lao culture, traditions and the beauty of the Lao countryside. A proud gentleman of his country, and eager to please, you will be looked after extremely well. Especially with your safety and welfare in mind at all times.

      Testimonials:-

      “Pansada is warm, fun and very knowledgeable about Luang Prabang and area. I learned from him more than I expected in the two days he was my guide. He kept me on time and was so flexible to the needs. He gave me all information in a very professional way. I met a lot of Lao people. Thanks Pansada!” – Bernd, Germany

      “Pansada was awesome! He listened to my needs and gave me an exceptional product. I would certainly recommend your company and him.” – Donald, USA


      LGBT RIGHTS in LAOS

      Being a former French colony, Laos never inherited LGBT discrimination in its statue books, unlike former British colonies. Same sex is not only legal, it is permitted at the age of 15 and over. However same sex marriages are not legal.

      Click here for more info on LGBT rights in Laos.


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