Ultimate Laos

Vientiane, Muang La, Nong Khiaw & Luang Prabang
10 nights private tour from $6,100 Per Person

From the capital city of Vientiane to the hill tribes of Muang La, from the sparkling temples of Luang Prabang to the soaring mountain scenery of Nong Khiaw, this itinerary really showcases Laos' fairy-tale landscapes, exotic temples and colonial history while giving you a unique insight into one of Asia’s least travelled countries.

Ultimate Laos
At a glance
  • Explore the remote and hidden parts of northern Laos, perfect for adventurous families and couples

  • Luang Prabang is an incredibly scenic, serene and relaxing place to unwind with the country's best hotels and resorts.

  • Visit some of the most untouched hill tribe villages in southeast Asia

  • Wander the charming streets of Luang Prabang alongside saffron robed monks

Journey highlights
  • Explore the remote and hidden parts of northern Laos, perfect for adventurous families and couples

  • Luang Prabang is an incredibly scenic, serene and relaxing place to unwind with the country's best hotels and resorts.

  • Visit some of the most untouched hill tribe villages in southeast Asia

  • Wander the charming streets of Luang Prabang alongside saffron robed monks

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Laos enjoys a warm, tropical climate year-round. The cooler, drier months of the year are from November to March; however, temperatures rarely drop below 22°C during the day. Humidity is highest between May and September, when sunbursts follow tropical downpours and temperatures can climb to 35°C. However, the average year-round temperature is a pleasant 25°C.


Price Guide: (Per Person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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May $6,100 $1,500 plan your trip
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July $6,100 $1,500 plan your trip
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October $7,000 $1,800 plan your trip
November $7,000 $1,800 plan your trip
December $7,000 $1,800 plan your trip
January $7,000 $1,800 plan your trip
February $7,000 $1,800 plan your trip
March $7,000 $1,800 plan your trip
April $7,000 $1,800 plan your trip
  • May
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,100
    Deposit from*
    $1,500
  • June
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,100
    Deposit from*
    $1,500
  • July
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,100
    Deposit from*
    $1,500
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,100
    Deposit from*
    $1,500
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,100
    Deposit from*
    $1,500
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,000
    Deposit from*
    $1,800
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,000
    Deposit from*
    $1,800
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,000
    Deposit from*
    $1,800
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,000
    Deposit from*
    $1,800
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,000
    Deposit from*
    $1,800
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,000
    Deposit from*
    $1,800
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,000
    Deposit from*
    $1,800
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Itinerary

Fly to Vientiane
Day 1-3

Vientiane

This journey begins in Vientiane, Laos' sleepy capital city that hugs the Mekong river. It's a delightful place to spend a few days and a great introduction to Laos with tree lined boulevards dotted with crumbling French cafes and restaurants that are interspersed with decorative working temples. With your guide, explore the highlights of the city centre including the French inspired Arc de Triomphe, the ethereal Buddha Park and the fascinating COPE centre where you can learn about Laos’ efforts to recover from its dubious history as the world’s most bombed country.

Accommodation: Ansara Hotel ( 2 nights )
Day 3-6

Muang La, Northern Laos

From Vientiane you will take a short flight up to the mountainous north of the country, landing in the small town of Oudomxay. From here it's just a 45-minute scenic drive to Muang La Resort. This beautiful property sits in the wilds of northern Laos, home to the most pristine verdant hills and colourfully adorned hill tribe communities. This area is ripe for trekking and exploring and we have included an exciting half day trip discovering local Ikhos tribe villages by 4x4 as well as a half day mountain biking experience. It's easily one of southeast Asia's best areas for untouched trekking and authentic village visits and we recommend a minimum of three nights here.

Accommodation: Muang La Resort ( 3 nights )
Day 6-7

Nong Khiaw, Northern Laos

From Muang La the trip moves slightly south with a drive to Muang Khua, from here it's a boat ride down the glorious Nam Ou River to Nong Khiaw. The scenery here is absolutely outstanding as the river is flanked by sharp limestone karsts and luminous terraced paddy fields. During the one night stop in Nong Khiaw enjoy some time relaxing or perhaps make use of the complimentary bicycles to explore the town and villages nearby. With your guide, embark on a challenging three-hour trek past a number of cascading waterfalls and stopping for a Lao-style picnic at the summit. The untouched countryside here is far off the tourist trail, and it is a truly special experience to venture this far into such a little-known area.

Accommodation: Mandala Ou ( 1 night )
Day 7-11

Luang Prabang

The journey continues by road to Luang Prabang, that should take about 3 hours. Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of Laos' highlights. It exudes old world charm, with beautiful colonial architecture, glistening temples and streets lined with high end boutiques, museums and restaurants. It's cooler than the capital Vientiane as it sits at a higher altitude and is surrounded by lofty green hills and two flowing rivers. It's easily one of the most charming towns in southeast Asia and deservedly protected by UNESCO. Here we invite you to make the most of your four nights stay with a full day walking tour of the city, a visit to the famous Kuang Si waterfalls for a refreshing swim.

Accommodation: Rosewood Luang Prabang ( 4 nights )
Fly home from Luang Prabang
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

Laos enjoys a warm, tropical climate year-round. The cooler, drier months of the year are from November to March; however, temperatures rarely drop below 22°C during the day. Humidity is highest between May and September, when sunbursts follow tropical downpours and temperatures can climb to 35°C. However, the average year-round temperature is a pleasant 25°C.

Ultimate Laos
Ultimate Laos

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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