LAO PDR  -  Vientiane Half Day

Historical & Cultural Tour


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Lao Association of Travel Agents

Tour Highlights: * Visit the oldest temple in Vientiane - Vat Sisaket  * Explore the Hor Pakeo Museum with its fine Buddhist art and sculptures  * Photo shoot at the most sacred site in Laos, the That Luang Stupa  * Stop at Patu Xay Victory Monument for an amazing view of Vientiane Capital  * Refreshments

Departures:  14th July 2009 at 13.30 hrs. Pick up from Don Chan Palace Hotel Lobby. Present your Tour Voucher.

                        18th July 2009 at 08.30 hrs. Pick up from Don Chan Palace Hotel Lobby. Present your Tour Voucher.


Pick up at 08:30am/13:30pm at Don Chan Palace Hotel Lobby Area.   This half day will be used to discover the hidden charm of Vientiane which means the city of “sandal wood”. Vientiane is one one the quietest capital in the world, far away from the usual bustle and hustle asian capitales, far from the real-estate frenzy of the regional megalopolis. It will start with a short temple visit.  


Wat Sisaket: the only temple left intact after the siamese invasion in 1828. One of the most beautiful temple of the capital with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Continue with Wat Phra Keo, used as a religious museum where are displayed lao and khmer works of art. Just besides, have a look to the Presidential Palace (former French governor Palace. No visit).   Then, pursue to the That Luang constructed by King Setthethirat, the holiest place in Laos where you may enjoy the sunlight on the golden structure.  Stop on the way back to the heart of the town at Patuxay to enjoy the panoramic view over the town. 


End your tour at the Lao National Tourism Administration Building where there is an excellent display of tourism information and a reception awaits you. Refreshments is served including the famous speciality; Lao coffee. Laos has one of the most famous coffees of the world that grown in the Boloven Plateau in Southern Laos. It has been as well called the “Champagne of Coffee”.


LAO PDR  -   Vientiane 1 Day Excursion

Orchids Trek (Ecolao/ET1)   

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Tour Highlights: * Experiencing the beauty and serenity of Phou Khao Kway Protected Area * Witnessing wild orchids and nature close to Vientiane  * Enjoying a lunch with local guides  *  Taking time at wonderful waterfalls


Pick-up: 14th July 2009 (max. 10 pax) and 18th July 2009 (max. 10 pax). Registered and confirmed participants (with Vouchers) to assemble at your hotel lobby at 7.15am.

Inclusions:  Transfers from/to Vientiane (4WD Car or minivan A/C accordingly to the size of the group) Traditional Lao picnic with seasonal fruits and water Service of 2 local guides and 1 orchids specialist (French or English) All entrance fees Camera and video cameras fees if applicable All permissions and local taxes 


The Orchids Trek is a genuine and authentic ecotourism trek runs next to Vientiane. This tour is lead by the villagers of Ban Hatkhai village and aims to improve their well-being, as well as to increase their incomes. By the same way, the Orchids Trek offers a tool for environmental and cultural awareness as well as orchids preservation and conservation by involving several stakeholders: - The villagers who are guiding the tour (local guides) and providing services such as activities, guiding, food.. You as guests of the tour by integrating you. You are not only a spectator but as well an actor. For each tour, a part of the money gets to the villagers and the village development fund. Moreover, a part of the money gets to the trails and forest maintenance. You will be guided by local guides and an orchid’s expert will join you.  


One of the closest national park to Vientiane, Phou Khao Kway or “Buffalo Horn Mountain” is a real breathtaking area with several waterfalls and is well known for its flora with more than 50% of the wild orchids species of Laos and plenty of different plants. This is equally the home of many mammals such as wild elephants.The park covers 2000 square kilometers with some peak of up to 1600m and features a huge variety of sceneries between rugged mountains, gorges, waterfalls such Pha Xay and sandstone cliffs.  


The tour “orchids trek” will lead you through a part of this park to learn more about wild orchids.   This trek is a project between villagers, Vientiane Orchidées and the Lao National University of Botanic. It is the result of a strong willingness to struggle illegal poaching, illegal trade activities in the protected area and provide some better incomes to the villagers. As a fair trek, the villagers have been involved into the project since the beginning to train them and make them aware of the richness they have around them in order to protect it: they provide food, they are guide, they take care of the maintenance, etc... A part of the money goes to a village development fund, a part to the villagers and a 5% gets to orchids preservation.  



You will leave Vientiane at 7:30am and go directly to the park where you will arrive around one and half hour later.  The trek starts at Pha Xay where you will enjoy a beautiful view on the waterfalls. Then the trek gets into a rainforest and along several parts of the trek you may enjoy the beauty of the flowers and the nature. The trek slides into a varied jungle between evergreen forest, bamboo forests and of course along your way you may observe some orchids spots and may be, if you are lucky you’ll see some wildlife. Besides some great sceneries and many wild orchids, the protected area offers a trail through dry evergreen and mixed deciduous forests.  


Lunch is a picnic along a river and you will really appreciate the calm of the area. Do not forget to observe all the butterflies that could fly around you.   Then, you will continue your walk and reach another amazing waterfall Tad Xay with 7 steps. A great place for swimming or take a rest before to end your trek through another important orchids spot and get back to Vientiane.   Remark: Please consider that wild orchids are rare plants, even in national park!! Most of them blooming one time a year and just a few days, some just appear in rainy season, but there is some blooming every month, the pick is January to June. Return to Vientiane around 5:30pm. Transfers to your hotel or to your next destination.  




Normal tour price: US$130 per person

Difficulty: grade 2-3.  

Group size: A maximum of 8 guests in order to limit the eventual negative impact.  


Note: please note that during the rainy season, the tour starts by a 30 minutes boat trip to approach Pha Xay Waterfalls accordingly to the water level.  


“This itinerary may alter due to local conditions, the strength of the group and other unexpected circumstances. We will do our very best to adhere to the set itinerary, however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. In all such circumstances, your guide will have the final say.”  

MALAYSIA   -   2 Days, 1 Night Garama Wetland River Safari, Sabah (Max: 20 pax on twin share)

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Safari Highlights: * 2 hours drive via coastal highway KK / Beaufort  * Afternoon tea  * River Safari cruise  * Dinner  * Twin share accommodation at Mercure Kota Kinabalu





Ms Alicia Gomes


J-60-5, Signature Office, KK Times Square, Off Costal Highway, 88100 Kota Kinabalu. Sabah, Malaysia.

Tel: 6088-486818/19/20 (3 lines) Fax:6088-486822




  • Transfers from/to Airport (4WD Car or minivan A/C accordingly to the size of the group)

  • Traditional Malaysian Dinner

  • Service of local guide

  • Boat cruise



18 July 2009 : Vientiane - Kuala Lumpur - Kota Kinabalu  (D)                                                                                     


AIRASIA FLIGHTS (air-tickets at own expense)

Depart by AirAsia flight AK613  1005/1340 to Kuala Lumpur LCCT

Connect AirAsia flight AK5110 (1710/1940) or AK5112 (1820/2050) to Kota Kinabalu


Arrive Kota Kinabalu, met and assisted upon arrival and transfer by KK Tours & Travel to hotel & dinner  at a local restaurant (sponsor to be advised) and overnight.


Accommodation sponsored by Mercure Hotel, Kota Kinabalu.



 19 July 2009 : Kota Kinabalu                                                                                                                                      


After breakfast and a visit to Sabah Tourism Office, followed by a brief city tour. Lunch at own expense.


1400hrs: Pick up from Mercure Hotel and overland 2 hours drive via coastal highway Kota Kinabalu/Beaufort towards southwest part of Sabah. You will be taken to Al-Jo Riverside Cafe along the Garama River. 


An afternoon tea with snacks makes your rest very welcoming. Once you have quite stretched your limbs, you are now ready for an exciting adventure through the wetlands.


1645hrs: Hop in our boat cruise in comfort, through the tranquility and serenity of mangroves, nipah palms, scrubs and secondary vegetation. Enjoy the serene setting and nature's river trail, while the proboscis monkeys take a good and staring look at you, quite unalarmed by your presence .You may just be able to catch that ultimate in close up photos of such animals found only in Borneo. Other wildlife like Macaque Monkeys, the rare silver Langur, birds and reptiles, flying foxes and water buffalos would greet you occasionally, leaving you with a glimpse of nature in its undisturbed form.


The cruise will take a pleasant 1 1/2 hours approximately. While returning (weather permitting), watch the sunset as the daylight fades into dusk and thrill yourself to the spectacular experience of hundreds of fireflies lighting up the trees. Upon your return to AL-JO Riverside Cafe, unwind before you are served with a sumptuous traditional Malaysian dinner before returning to Kota Kinabalu.


2200 hrs: Arrive at hotel (at own expense) and overnight




Extension Nights

NETT PRICE (valid for WEC2009 delegates only)

Standard room

RM160 nett per room per night with ABF

Superior room

RM180 nett per room per night with ABF

Deluxe room

RM210 nett per room per  night with ABF

Super Deluxe

RM290 nett per room per night with ABF

Superior Club  Floor      

RM320 nett per room per night with ABF

Deluxe Club floor          

RM350 nett per room per night with ABF

Jnr Suite                       

RM380 nett per room per night with ABF


RM440 nett per room per night with ABF


LAO PDR   -   2 Days, 1 Night Luang Prabang, UNESCO World Heritage Site (Max: 20 pax)

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Highlights: * Discover Luang Prabang, UNESCO World Heritage Site * National Museum *  Wat Mai *  Wat Xieng Thong * Traditonal Arts & Ethnology Centre * Lao Textiles * Mount Phousi * Fair Trek * River cruise * Elephant Village * Lunch & Refreshments


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Tiger Trail Outdoor Adventures
Ban Muang Nga Village
Luang Prabang, Laos

     2 Days Luang Prabang - Culture, Heritage & Nature                                                                                                 

Day 1: Luang Prabang and Surrounding

Luang Prabang world heritage city explorer World heritage city, Luang Prabang is the most romantic place in Laos. The mixture of the French colonial background, the many different Wats through the whole city and the glorious Mekong and Nam Khan river makes this destination a must see place to visit. Today we will discover this beautiful town and the cultural heritage. You will enjoy a guided tour in the city while visiting the most famous highlights of this place. This includes the visit to the National Museum, the important Wat Mai from 1796 which emphasizes the graceful Luang Prabang architecture. You also visit the glamorous Wat Xieng Thong on the end of the peninsula... Here you learn about the interesting Lao history and the kingdoms which inherited this place in former times.


We proceed to another highlight visiting the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre which is a museum and resource centre dedicated to the ethnic cultures of Laos. Located in a historic building in Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Centre’s exhibitions feature ethnic clothing, household objects, religious artefacts and tools. The TAEC promotes understanding of the lifestyles and traditions of Laos’ ethnic diversity. A lunch will be served at the Patio Café before the visit of the TAEC


Afternoon meeting and lecture with Marko Bartholomew a recognized textile art collector and expert living and working in Laos since 10 years. His broad knowledge about the history and religious relevance of Lao textiles is extraordinary and goes back to his involvement in the Lao cultural preservation, He has also founded the We will learn about certain aspects of Lao traditional culture and religion reflecting in their textiles.


In the evening you may walk up the holy stairs of Phousi mountain to marvel the sunset over town. A wonderful view over the countryside is worth climbing up the hill...enjoy! Transfer to the hotel Trip includes: • Private transfer by minivan • English speaking guide • Entrance fees to all sites • Set lunch in Luang Prabang • Lectures and time for networking • Local taxes and permissions • NOTE: Accommodation in Luang Prabang and any additional travel expenses are not included in this tour for the WEC


Day 2: Trekking & Elephant Ride Activities

After a short ride out of town you and your local guide will arrive at the Elephant Village for a day of activities. The Elephant Village is located about 15 km out of town and in the middle of a wonderful mountainous surrounding and at the banks of the scenic Nam Khan River.


The soft half day trekking (about 3-4 hrs.) will lead you out into a Khmu village where you get an insight in every day life and culture of this hill tribe. The village is nestled on the foot of a big mountain range. Most of the people here are farmers and fishermen and live from their traditional way of agriculture. They even speak a different language here and your guide will help to ask questions. This village Trek is part of the 'Fair Trek' Project which supports seven villages in the area. It is a cooperation between authorities, the villages and the operating tour company. Today you will be blessed with great views to the more than 1,600 meter high mountain range which is covered with dense jungle. Here is an astonishing and relaxing atmosphere. You will take a small boat on the Nam Khan River to the Elephant Village .


Enjoy the new perspective and the amazing nature on this 1 hour elephant ride. A stunning landscape, quietness, and the lush nature are the ingredients for your relaxed stay on the back of the protected elephant. You will make your way through small forests and ride through the Nam Khan River. Visit of the Elephant Village. Return to Luang Prabang.


Note: Elephant ride is about 1 hrs. Total walking 3+ hrs. (own expense)

We are working with animals and in the nature, time changes may appear at any time. (Bring shoes that can get wet!!) Elephant rides can take different routes through river and village in the dry season.


Trip includes: • Transfer to Elephant Park Project area and the Elephant Camp 40 min. • Briefing, information and English speaking guide • Village guide if min. 3 persons • All permissions and taxes • Motorboat charge • Set lunch in Elephant Village Restaurant or with lunch box (depending on starting time or season) • Drinking water and fruits


Not Inclusive: •  Accommodation in Luang Prabang and any travel expenses are not inclusive • Elephant Park Project contribution fee (own expense) • Fair Trek village fund fee (own expense) • Waterfall park entry fees (own expense) • Elephant riding about 1 hrs. (own expense).



RAMA HOTEL: 40 USD p.p. incl. dinner and entrance fees

RAMAYANA HOTEL: 60 USD p.p. incl. dinner and entrance fees

Elephant ride: 20 USD p.p. Extra Transfer: 5 USD p.p.


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