8 days in Laos Itinerary

8 days in Laos Itinerary

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Luang Prabang
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Vientiane
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Luang Prabang — 3 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.
Step out of Luang Prabang with an excursion to 100 Waterfalls in Nong Khiaw--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Kuang Si Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, and wander the wide-open spaces of Laos Buffalo Dairy.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Luang Prabang tour builder.

Alexandria, Egypt to Luang Prabang is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Alexandria to Luang Prabang. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Vientiane.
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Vientiane — 3 nights

The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
On the 14th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), browse the eclectic array of goods at Morning Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Si Saket, then appreciate the history behind Black Stupa (That Dam), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Patuxai. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Phou Khoun Observation Site, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Muang, then take in the views from Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, then walk around Buddha Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat That Luang Neua.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Vientiane trip planning app.

Fly from Luang Prabang to Vientiane in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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Laos travel guide

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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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