8 days in Laos Itinerary

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Luang Prabang
— 3 nights
Muang Ngoi Neua
— 1 night
Taxi to Oudomxay, Fly to Vientiane
— 1 night


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 to go to Nong Khiaw and see 100 Waterfalls, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Phousi, see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum, stop by Queen Design Lao, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham.

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Athens, Greece to Luang Prabang is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Athens to Luang Prabang due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Athens in January, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Luang Prabang: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Muang Ngoi Neua.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
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Muang Ngoi Neua — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): experience rural life at Yensabai Organic Farm and then get great views at Muang Ngoi Neua Viewpoint.

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Getting from Luang Prabang to Muang Ngoi Neua by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vientiane.
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Vientiane — 1 night

The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Wat That Luang Neua, steep yourself in history at Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), enjoy breathtaking views from Patuxai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Ho Phra Keo, then appreciate the history behind Black Stupa (That Dam), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Si Saket.

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Getting from Muang Ngoi Neua to Vientiane by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Vientiane can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Laos travel guide

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.