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Buddhism and Blossoms in Vientiane

4 Days / 3 Nights
, Laos

Overview

Experience the serenity of Laos through its religion and nature. Visit tranquil Buddhist temples where locals partake in deeply spiritual daily rituals. Trek through a National Park to seek out exotic wild orchids growing in the jungle. Stay overnight in a rural village untouched by the modern world.

Trip Highlights

Buddhism and Blossoms in Vientiane

Join an Orchid Trek

Trek through the beautiful environs of a National Park to seek out exotic wild orchids and other indigenous Lao flora.

Sleep in a Village

Spend a night in a rural Laos village and join the local residents for a traditional dinner.

Embrace Buddhism

Witness the rituals and traditions of Buddhism and understand how they are integrated in to the daily life of the Lao people.

Itinerary

1

Vientiane - Arrival

Vientiane Airport – Vientiane (4 km): 15 min

Upon arrival to Vientiane, our guide and driver will be waiting at the airport to provide transport to the hotel for check in. After checking in, the remainder of the day is free at leisure to explore Vientiane.

For a great first experience, head down to the riverfront in the early evening. Strolling along the Mekong, enjoy sampling local snacks or browsing some of the many souvenir stalls. As this area is also very popular amongst the locals, it’s a great place to get acquainted with Lao culture.

Overnight in Vientiane

2

Vientiane - City Tour - Orchid Farm - Ban Hatkhay

Vientiane – Orchid Farm: 20 minOrchid Farm – Ban Hatkhay (100 km): 2 hours

This morning, enjoy a half-day guided tour through Vientiane. Start off at Wat Sisaket, one of the most beautiful temples in the capital. Continue on to the nearby Wat Phra Keo. Used as a religious museum, Wat Phra Keo displays a collection of both Lao and Khmer works of art. While it can only be viewed from outside, the nearby Presidential Palace is a beautiful glimpse into the colonial past of Laos.

Continue with a visit to COPE, an association working to help landmine victims. A visit to the center provides in-depth information about the history of the American/Vietnam war and the lasting impact of unexploded ordinances (UXO) in the area and the efforts underway to clear them.

Next is a visit to the Patuxay monument, Laos’ version of the Arc de Triomphe, where sweeping views of the city await from its accessible roof. Afterwards,Enjoy a delicious lao -style lunch at Lao Kitchen.

After lunch, head to the Orchid Farm to meet up with an orchid expert (French & English speaking). The guide will explain the different species of orchids and the efforts made to protect these fragile flowers.

Drive on to Ban Hatkhay, the final destination for the night, arriving around 17:30-18:00. After a short tour of the village, enjoy a traditional Lao dinner alongside the locals.

Overnight in Ban Hatkhay

3

Orchid Trek - Vientiane

fter breakfast at the village, depart around 09:00 for the Tad Sae waterfall. It will be a 2-hour walk to reach Tad Saang, a cascade of over 50 meters wide and 5 meters high. The waterfall is a beautiful place with a large pool, ideal for swimming.

After lunch nearby the waterfall, depart for the other side of the Nam Leuk to reach the trek’s starting point. The second part of the trek, which is rich in forest and a variety of landscapes, will last around 2 hours.

After the trekking experience, head back to the village for refreshments and a transfer to Vientiane around 18:00.

The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Overnight in Vientiane

4

Vientiane - Departure

Vientiane – Vientiane Airport (4 km): 15 min

After breakfast, enjoy the remainder of the morning free at leisure before transport (provided) to the airport for the departing flight.

Option: Enjoy a relaxing Lao massage

This traditional massage technique will help relieve aches and pains stored in the muscles, improve blood circulation, increase energy and flexibility. The technique uses firm thumb and palm pressure on the body's energy lines.

Price: from 12 USD/pax (without transfer)

Important Information

Our Services Include:

  • Hotel accommodation in shared twin/double room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • English speaking local guide (for other languages supplements apply) – Orchid expert on Day 2 and 3 (French & English speaking – for other languages supplements apply)
  • All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary.

Our Services do not Include:

  • International and domestic flights (quoted separately).
  • Meals other than mentioned above.
  • Camera/video entrance fees.
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance, tips, visa
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above.

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