Luang Prabang (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

The Ancient Town of Luang Prabang in the center of northern Laos has been described as one of the most charming and best preserved towns in Southeast Asia.


Vat Phou (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Vat Phou is an excellent example of early and classic Khmer Architecture, dating from the 7th to 12th centuries AD. At the foot of Vat Phou is the Ancient City of Shestupura first settled in the 5th century AD and believed to be the oldest urban settlement in Southeast Asia.


Si Phan Don (Four Thousand Islands)

Khone Phapeng Waterfall - This thundering waterfall is considered the largest waterfall by volume in Southeast Asia. Among the waterfall's many channels and rocky outcrops visitors can see local people employing traditional fishing techniques. Food and beverage facilities are available.


Plain of Jars

The site is comprised of thousands of stone jars, varying in height from one to over three meters, in clusters of up to 300 jars.


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LNTA-ADB Mekong Tourism Development Project:

With financing from the Asian Development Bank, the Lao government is developing 20 new community-based ecotourism products in Luang Namtha, Luang Prabang, Khammouane and Champassak provinces. This project is fostering collaborative links with tourism partners in Vietnam and Cambodia, promoting cultural and environmental protection, constructing tourism-related infrastructure, strengthening local stakeholders' management capacity and the role of women and ethnic minorities in the tourism industry, and intensifying public and private sector efforts at marketing and promoting Lao ecotourism products. 

UNESCO-LNTA Nam Ha Ecotourism Project:

First launched in 1999 with primary financial support from the Government of New Zealand, the UNESCO-LNTA Nam Ha Ecotourism Project is the first and longest running community-based ecotourism program in Laos . The Nam Ha Project is currently working to strengthen conservation-ecotourism linkages in the Nam Ha NPA, stimulate and support private sector investment in the ecotourism sector, strengthen the capacity of tourism and protected area managers in Luang Namtha and working with local partners to create district and provincial tourism management plans to ensure sustainability and equitable distribution of tourism's benefits. For the project's contribution to poverty alleviation and heritage protection in Lao PDR, the Nam Ha Project Team was awarded the 2001 United Nations Development Award and a British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow Award in 2002.  

CUSO Community Based Ecotourism Development in Attapeu Province:

CUSO is working with the Provincial Tourism Authority to develop various ecotourism initiatives in the region. This includes homestay programs, eco-trekking with local guides to Dong Ampham and Xepian National Protected Areas and village visits to ethnic Lavae, Taliang, Oy and Alak groups. The focus of this program is job creation, capacity building and eco-cultural conservation through the use of sustainable ecotourism strategies.  

SNV-Lao National Ecotourism Advisory Program:

SNV's (Netherlands Development Organization) work in the Lao tourism sector benefits from some fifteen year's experience in almost 20 developing countries. In Laos, SNV delivers advice on policy, strategy, management and product development issues to a range of clients. At the national level these include the Lao National Tourism Administration and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry's Division of Forestry Resources. At the provincial level, SNV works with the Mekong Tourism Development Project in Luang Prabang and Khammouane, and has recently initiated a sustainable tourism program in Houaphan Province. Savannakhet is also one of the provinces that receive direct advisory services from SNV. 

Savannakhet Ecotourism Program:

The Savannakhet Ecotourism Program has a number of operational community-based ecotourism tours that venture into the Phou Xang Hae and Dong Phou Vieng Protected Areas, as well as a shorter excursion to the sacred Dong Na Tad forest just outside Savannakhet town. To book a tour online, contact the Savannakhet Ecoguides. SNV is working with the Provincial Tourism Office and local guide service to build capacity and develop new ecotourism products and services. 

DED Ecotourism Program in Phou Khao Kouay:

Besides trekking, river trips, village home-stays and handicraft exhibitions, the DED (German Development Service) Ecotourism Program in Phou Khao Khouay has recently finished construction of Laos' first wild elephant observatory, where you  see wild elephants frolic in a watering hole/mineral lick beneath you. The focus of this program is to raise awareness about the importance of protecting a local herd of  wilds elephants and provide villagers with alternative sources of income by generating ecotourism revenue. The site is only about 1 hour from Vientiane.

GTZ Ecotourism Program in Muang Sing:

GTZ and the tour operator Exotissimo are working together in this innovative Public Private Partnership project with Akha communities in Luang Namtha to create a community owned and operated ecotourism program, which includes village lodges, eco-cultural trekking tours and village home stays. The program aims to provide an intimate look into the life of the AKha in the forest, in the fields and in the village. The project has refurbished a historic building in Muang Sing that now serves as a tourist information center as well.

EU Ecotourism Program in Vieng Phoukha:

Part of the EU's wider rural development project in Luang Namtha's Vieng Phoukha District, this ecotourism program focuses on poverty alleviation and job creation by training local guides and villagers to develop and operate ecotourism products that sustainably utilize and protect the area's unique cultural and natural heritage. Multiple day treks operate regularly in the Nam Ha National Protected Area, where you can see the rare Black-Cheeked Crested Gibbon and Guar. If you are interested in caves Vieng Phoukha has a variety of easily accessible but little known caves, all under the careful management of local villagers.

DED Ecotourism Advisory Program in Oudomxai:

DED is working with the Oudomxai Provincial Tourism Office to help develop ecotourism products and services around the expanding tourist hub of Pakbeng and the provincial capital, including the Nam Kat Waterfall. The program is also concentrating on the Nam Chat Provincial Protected Area, an area with untouched old growth forests and remarkable waterfalls.

Wildlife Conservation Society Laos Ecotourism Support Program:

WCS is supporting the Nam Ha Protected Area Management Unit to work with local trekking and rafting guides to monitor and evaluate impacts on biodiversity conservation along established tourism routes in Luang Namtha. WCS is also working on formulating a strategy to use ecotourism to help strengthen biodiversity conservation and protected area management in Bolikhamxay's Nam Kading National Protected Area.

WWF Ecotourism Program in Champassak:

World Wildlife Fund is starting a community-based ecotourism project to support the protection of cultural heritage and biodiversity in and around the Xe Pian National Protected Area, which runs through Laos ' southern provinces of Champassak and Attapeu.


Trekking in Pongsali's Nam Lan Conservation Area:

With initial support from the EU, local guides and communities in Bountai district have set up 1- 3 day treks in and around the Nam Lan Conservation area in Pongsali Province. These treks visit Akha and other ethnic minority communities and offer excellent opportunities to see a number of resident and migratory birds.


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4 Days, 3 Nights Vientiane-Vang Vieng-Luang Prabang-Vientiane


Day 1; 11-July-09: Vientiane –Vang Vieng

We assume you arrive in the morning.

Pick-up at airport and direct transfer to Vang Vieng. Have refreshment on the way (Phonhong) and a late lunch in Vang Vieng. Take a long-tail boat along the Nam Song river with beautiful scenery. If it rains, an alternative would be visiting a nearby cave “Tam Chang”.

Accommodation: Ban Sabai Bungalows

Transportation: Private minivan and long trail boat

Meal: L, D

Guide: English speaking


Day 2; 12-July-2009: Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang

After breakfast, travel to Luang Prabang. Stop-over in Phou Khoun. Many Hmong villages along the way, Beautiful landscape, long and winding road. Arrive in Luang Prabang in the early afternoon (trip may take 7 hours). Check-in and relax.

Discover the town on your own; maybe see Wat Xieng Thong, the most important 16th century temple in Laos. Evening Market

Accommodation: Lao Wooden House 

Transportation: Private minivan

Meal: B, L, D

Guide: English speaking


Day 3; 13-July-2009: Luang Prabang – Elephant Camp – Kuang Si Waterfall

Take a short trip (12 km) to Elephant Camp, have a ride of 1 ½ hours along Nam Khan river in morning

Have lunch in town

In the afternoon, visit Kuang Si waterfall and have a swim in the blue lagoon.

Accommodation: Lao Wooden House 





Day 4; 14-July-09: Boat tour to Pak Ou caves – Luang Prabang - Vientiane

Alms giving in the early morning. After breakfast take a boat on the Mekong upstream to the Pak Ou caves, return to Luang Prabang in the early afternoon, check-out and transfer to the airport for your flight to Vientiane

Accommodation: open (own choice)

Transportation: Private minivan to Airport

Meal: B, L

Guide: English speaking


Based on US$

Number of Pax


















  Flight Luang Prabang-Vientiane 


78 US$



English Speaking Guide during green discovery services

Meals as mention in the program (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=Dinner)

All indicated hotels including breakfast

All Land & river transportation as mention in the program

The entrance fees and activities as GDL mention in the program

Travel permission fees in Laos.

Government tax



International & domestic flight

Lao Visa

Meals are not mentioned

Personal expenses drink, tip

All services not mentioned above




Full payment must be done 40 days prior to arrival date



1. Less than 30 days prior to arrival date:
  1 night room charge from all rooms required will be applied
2. Less than 15 days prior to arrival date:


Full period room charge from all rooms required will be applied

50% charges from all   transportation required

3. Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to the arrival date or no show:
  · Full charge from all rooms required
  · Full charge from all transportation required
4. Cancellation less than 24 hours prior to the arrival date or no show:
  · Full charge from all services required


Thongkhoon SAYALATH

Sale and Operations Manager

Tel: 856-21-264528 / Fax: 856-21-218373

VTE-Sales Office: 856-21-223022 Mobile: 856-20-5609561

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Hanoi • Ha Long 4 days - 3 nights


Day 1 (18 July 2009) : HA NOI - Arrival

We welcome you at Noi Bai International airport and transfer you to your hotel. It is time for relax after a long journey to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.


Day 2 (19 July 2009) : HANOI – HALONG (B/L/D)

Today we leave Hanoi for Halong bay. Upon arrival, we will embark on a luxury Bhaya Cruise. Enjoy the spectacular views of Halong bay while cruising. Stop for a while for an excursion to Surprise Caves (Grotto of Surprises). Visit the Vung Vieng Fishing village - a responsible tourism project fishermen "eco-village” at Halong Bay. Relax over onboard Beauty Spa and Massage or enjoy romantic night on deck. Enjoy night fishing or compete over onboard Games with fellow passengers. Overnight on boat.


Day 3 (20 July 2009) : HALONG – HANOI (B)

After breakfast, you disembark and the car transfer you back to Hanoi.

In the afternoon, free time for shopping of taste and buy at Dong Xuan Market or Hang Bong street. Overnight at your hotel in Hanoi.


Day 4 (21 July 2009) : HANOI – Departure (B)

It is time to say good bye to wonderful trip to Vietnam.

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Date: Any day

Hotel category

Price (USD)

Single Supp.

Maison D’Hanoi Hanova (3*+)



Sheraton (5*)



Intercontinental (5+*)



Our price is net per person, based on twin shared and non commission



Accommodation based on ROH room, base on twin sharing

Private transfer to and from airport

Entrance fee

Join junk to & in Halong bay

Meals as indicated

Cool water & wet wipe during the trip (available on car)



Drinks, meals not clearly mentioned

All services not mention above

Personal expenses & Tip Vietnam

Visa arrangement fee, visa stamp fee


Lisa Le (Ms).

Tel: (84.4) 3747 2597 Ext. 21  Fax: (84.4) 3747 2598   Handphone: (84) 904 276 226

YIM: huyenvietnamstay

Head Office : 37 Ly Nam De, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam Tel: (84 4) 3747 2597 (16 lines) Fax: (84 4) 3747 2598

Branch Office : Suite R10, IBC Building, 1A Me Linh Square, Dist. 1, HCMC Tel: (84 8) 3823 3771 (6 lines) Fax: (84 8) 3823 3787

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Destination: Siem Reap Only

Duration: 4Days 3Nights

Date: 18 – 21 July 2009


The best of Siem Reap's Culture


While it’s true that Siem Reap is famous for its rich heritage of ancient stone temples built during the glorious Angkor era, this has lead to some neglect and oversight. Many travelers overlook important works of Khmer art and culture. Indeed, some of these “other” creations of the Khmer empire pre-date and originally inspired the Great Angkor civilization that was to follow.


This program is designed to bring you to visit the World Heritage in Siem Reap, the world-famous-ancients stone temples of Angkor, which were constructed during the zenith of Khmer civilization in early 9th - 13th centuries which is now the World Heritage site protected by UNESCO. Here you will see the world heritage of Angkor Archeological Park which covered an area approximately 460KM2.


Then take a boat trip to Kampong Khleang in Tonle Sap Lake which is one of the largest freshwater fisheries in Asia and enjoy fascinating life of floating and fishing villages and amazing ecosystem in this great lake.


DAY.01 18 July 2009 Arrival – SIEM REAP (L, D)

Meet and greeting with our local friendly and experienced guide upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport then transfer to hotel for check-in. Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon, transfer to visit Artisans d'Agnkor (wood and stone carving) where you will find the traditional art of Khmer carving, Ancient Water Reservoir of Western Baray and Artisans d'Angkor (silkworm breeding center and product processing facility) where you will see and observe the young people on the processing of learning these skills. Dinner will be served at local restaurant. Overnight stays at hotel in Siem Reap.


DAY.02 19 July 2009 SIEM REAP (B, L, D)

Morning program: after breakfast at hotel, then visit the lost city of Khmer Empire: South Gate of Angkor Thom, Giant faces of famous Bayon and Baphoun Temples, Elephant and Leper King Terraces, Phimean Akas Temple and unforgettable jungle temple of Ta Prohm. Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon program: visit the World Heritage of Angkor Wat Temple. Study both splendid architecture and bas-relief and then late evening climb up the Bakheng Hill to enjoy sunset scenery view over Angkor Wat and the surrounding areas. Dinner will be served at local restaurant. Overnight stays at hotel in Siem Reap.



Morning, breakfast at hotel, drive through to beautiful countryside to visit early 11th century of Beng Mealea temple where is tangle of trees, towers and vines and has several moody subterranean passageways to explore then continue to Kampong Kdei to visit Angkorian Bridge where was built more than 1,000 years ago and visit Kampong Khleang where to see houses are built on stilts with a height upon on flood peak of the lake and understand local activities of fishermen, life adaptations, and the amazing ecosystem of the Tonle Sap Lake, visit local market, pagoda and school. Picnic lunch on the site. Then back to Siem Reap town. Dinner at local restaurant with Apsara Classical Dance Show. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.


DAY.04 21 July 2009 SIEM REAP – Departure (B)

Breakfast at hotel, free at leisure till time transfer to airport for flight departure to your next destination. End Tour Services.




Price is in USD/Pax (June - September, 2009)

Hotel Category

Min: 2Pax

SGL. supplement

3* (City River Hotel/ Monoreach Angkor Hotel)



4* (Apsara Angkor Hotel/ Angkorland Hotel)



5* (Sokha Angkor Hotel)




Price is in USD/Pax (June - September, 2009)

Hotel Category Min: 2Pax SGL. supplement

3* (City River Hotel/ Monoreach Angkor Hotel) 262 48

4* (Apsara Angkor Hotel/ Angkorland Hotel) 286 57

5* (Sokha Angkor Hotel) 364 148

Price is included the following services:

+ Private transfer and transportation with air-con.

+ Sightseeing with English speaking guide.

+ Fullboard meal as program above.

+ Accommodation on twin sharing basis with daily breakfast at hotel above.

+ Admission fee: all fees to the temple compound and all visiting sites as in program above.

+ One dinner with Apsara Dance Show at local restaurant.

+ Boat ride at Kampong Khleang in Tonle Sap Lake.

+ Drinking water during on tours.



- Arrival Visa Fee ($20/pax)

- Outward Bank Remittance Charge

- Travel Insurance

- Drinks

- Personal Expenses

- International Air-Tickets, International Airport Departure Tax ($25/Pax).

- Optional visit besides the program above and others not mentioned.


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