The ancient temple of Wat Xieng Thong in Laos

Laos Sonata: A Highlights Tour of Laos

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Vientiane, Champasak, Don Khone, Luang Prabang

Suggested Duration

9 Days

Your 9-day customizable Laos highlights tour encompasses the best of the Land of a Million Elephants with roaring waterfalls and elegant French colonial villas, traditional dugout canoes and peaceful riverside villages on stilts. Indulge in exotic fruit, bamboo, and semi-sweet coffee aromas while you embrace the majestic ambiance of monks draped in saffron. Laos shimmers like a jewel with emerald rice fields draped in jade canopies, and glinting golden stupas.

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Trip Highlights

  • Witness the dramatic shimmer of the 2,000-year-old statue of Buddha in the National Museum of Luang Prabang, crafted from solid gold
  • Relish in an excursion through the wetlands and semi-evergreen forest
  • Discover the ambiance of the inspiring temples adorned with gilded doorways and detailed stone carvings at Wat Phou complex, home to Lao’s oldest temples
  • Wander the grounds of Vientiane’s oldest temple complex to view the stunning temple spires and majestic artwork at Wat Si Saket
  • Traverse the remaining French colonial architecture on a private guided tour of Laos that includes the center of Catholic life at Sacred Heart Cathedral
  • View rescued Asian black bears in their natural habitat while traversing the wildlife enclosure of Free the Bears
  • See the largest cascade in Southeast Asia create whitewater rapids for up to six miles along the Mekong River at Khone Phapheng Waterfall
  • Traverse the Mekong River around the Four Thousand Islands near the Cambodian border to find Irrawaddy dolphins
  • Experience the vibrant market life and active villages of Laos, including a visit to the famed weaving community of Ban Phanom
  • Delight in the unique expression of devotion in Luang Prabang by accompanying locals as they offer alms to passing monks in the daily procession

Starting Price

$2,101 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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