Five days in Laos | Cruise Mekong River

Five days in Laos

Vientiane

Being occupied with jungle rivers, scaling mist-laced mountain routes, booming across treetops, and sitting in food stalls along the way to enjoy a steaming bowl of noodles: it is all possible in few days in Laos without losing the special sense of calm that the country gives you. Tours Indochina Laos

Day one: Vientiane

Once coming to Vientiane, the friendly capital city of Laos, the Pha That Luang (Golden Stupa), the most important national monument coming with the surrounding temples is should not miss destination. When the temperature rises, go closer to town to investigate the spectacular temples inside the city, such as Wat Si Saket, with some relaxing cafe shops in between. At sunset, take a stroll along the Mekong to join in the rest of the city folk of Vientiane. In the evening, come to the old quarter beckons to enjoy affordable price delicious meals in a wide range of tasteful restaurants.

Vientiane

Vientiane – source: en.wikipedia.org

Day two: Vientiane

During your stay in Vientiane, get right under the skin of Vientiane with Tuk Tuk Safari, an excellent tour outfit with a community spirit that takes you by tuk-tuk to discover the awesome charm of the city is a must thing to do. In the company run by a hospitable local, you can witness a silversmith at work, go behind the scenes at a restaurant helping orphan kids and see the inspiring COPE centre, which pay respect to the victims of unexploded ordnance.

Day three: Vang Vieng

Situated on the magnificent Nam Song and covered with soaring jaggy karsts, the former central town of Vang Vieng is one of the most outstanding destinations in Laos. Here, kayaking, caving and climbing or simply relaxing are really popular. It is also an ideal idea to admire the sun turn to burnt peach behind the cliffs from the bar Earth while sipping one of their most unique flavorsome cocktails. Travel to Laos

Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng – source: ivivu.com

Day four: Vang Vieng

Experience the tranquil Nam Song on a swollen inner tube. Long a convention of passage for external tourists in Laos, this is a felicitous few hours floating downriver going through jungle, cliffs and green rice paddy fields. Plan your trip early to spend the second half of the day for other activities including ziplining, involving being harnessed to a cable and whizzing through the canopy over river, valley and jungle. If you come here after rainy season, for example in October be aware of the fast flowing river.

Day five: Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang – source: thebeaumontpartnership.com

Get up early for the monk’s procession (Tak Bat). Remember to keep a respectful distance between you and the monks and then see the creepy-crawlies more on muster at the local produce market. If you are not interested in temples anymore, get on a ferry to cross the Mekong to visit the Ban Xieng Maen village, but ensure to be back in time to catch an eye on the sun setting over Luang Prabang from the peak of Phu Si Mountain. In the evening, before finishing the night with a cocktail at bohemian Icon Klub, take yourself off to the amicable Garavek theatre to hear Lao traditional stories in an hour.

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