31 days in Laos Itinerary

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Luang Prabang
— 11 nights
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Phonsavan
— 1 night
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Vang Vieng
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nong Khiaw
— 3 nights
Taxi to Oudomxay, Bus to Huay Xai
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Huay Xai
— 2 nights
Drive to Luang Namtha, Fly to Pakse
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Pakse
— 2 nights
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Vientiane
— 6 nights
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Luang Prabang — 11 nights

Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, stop by Kopnoi Export Promotion Center, admire the masterpieces at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Luang Prabang is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Luang Prabang, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. August in Luang Prabang sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Phonsavan.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
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Phonsavan — 1 night

A base for explorations, the town of Phonsavan sits surrounded by impressive scenery and offers easy access to an abundance of cultural and historic sites.
On the 14th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of MAG UXO Visitor Information Centre, stroll the grounds of Vietnam War Memorial, then contemplate the long history of The Plain of Jars, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Lao War Memorial Phonsavan.

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Traveling by flight from Luang Prabang to Phonsavan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vang Vieng.
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Vang Vieng — 4 nights

Lying 150 km (93 mi) from Vientiane en route to Luang Prabang, and perched on the Song River, Vang Vieng attracts eco-tourists for the bizarre limestone hills surrounding the town.
Vang Vieng is known for nature, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary, get outside with Outdoor Activities, Head underground at Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon, and get a new perspective on things with VangVieng Paramotor Center & Pilot's Cafe.

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Drive from Phonsavan to Vang Vieng in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nong Khiaw.
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Nong Khiaw — 3 nights

Explore Nong Khiaw's surroundings by going to Muang Ngoi Neua (Tad Mok Waterfall, Muang Ngoi Neua Viewpoint, &more).

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Drive from Vang Vieng to Nong Khiaw in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Huay Xai.
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Huay Xai — 2 nights

Overlooking the mighty Mekong River, Huay Xai serves as an important entry and exit point from Thailand into Laos.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Project Kajsiab Laos, kick your exploration up a notch at Gibbon Experience Office, and then make a trip to Wat Chomkao Manilat. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Mekong Smile Cruise.

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Do a combination of taxi and bus from Nong Khiaw to Huay Xai in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pakse.
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Pakse — 2 nights

Gateway to Southern Laos

Resting at the meeting point of the Se Don and Mekong rivers, Pakse provides the ideal starting point from which to begin your discovery of southern Laos.
On the 24th (Mon), make a trip to Dao Heuang Market, take in the dramatic scenery at Tad Yuang Waterfalls, then don't miss a visit to Wat Luang Temple, and finally wander the streets of Si Phan Don. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Wat Phu, then relax and rejuvenate at Champasak Spa Wellness Center Laos, and then look for gifts at Chez Maman.

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Do a combination of car and flight from Huay Xai to Pakse in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Pakse are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to Vientiane.
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Vientiane — 6 nights

The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
When in Vientiane, make a side trip to see Nam Ngum Dam in Thalat, approximately Thalat away. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai, contemplate the long history of Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Muang, and buy something for everyone on your list at Talat Sao.

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Traveling by flight from Pakse to Vientiane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Laos travel guide

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Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.
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