Day 2: Vientiane - Luang Prabang (B, L) - by flight
We transfer to the airport for a brief morning flight to the mountain kingdom of Luang Prabang. This former royal capital has retained its small-town charm offering a glimpse into its unchanged way of life. Visit the former Royal Palace, now the National Museum, Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Sen, Wat Visun and climb to the summit of Mt. Phousi for a stunning panorama of the town and the Mekong River. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 3: Pak Ou Caves in Luang Prabang (B, L)
Travel on a long-tailed boat on the Mekong River to visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves where hundreds of gilded and wooden Buddha statues are housed inside a towering limestone cliff. After a picnic lunch on the banks of the Nam Ou River, visit the riverside village of Ban Hang Sae to observe the making of rice wine and a textile weaving demonstration. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 4: Luang Prabang - Xieng Khuang (B, L) - by flight
Morning transfer to the airport for a 40-minute flight to Xieng Khuang. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel and begin exploration of the Plain of Jars where mysterious giant stone jars are scattered over an area of several hundred square metres. The jars range from 1 to 2.5 metres in height dating back 2,000 years are assumed to be funery urns or storage containers. Visit several nearby H'mong villages en route back to Xieng Khuang. Overnight in Xieng Khuang.