5 days itinerary in Laos

Laos is the backpackers paradise and home of waterfalls in Southeast Asia. Having a short period of time to do some backpacking? Everything is possible now. Discover the hidden gems from the capital of Laos up to the Northern like Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang.


From Bangkok, I went straight to Chatuchak Bus terminal and headed to Udon Thani nearby the Thai-Lao border. It was an 11 hour bus ride to Udon Thani passing through states like Patum Thani, Nakon Ratchashima & Khon Kaen. By the time i arrived at Udon Thani, it was quite late. I have to wait for the bus to Vientiane the next morning (just 80 baht!) so I decided to stay for a night here at Asia Backpacker Hostel and explore the streets here.

Udon Thani

Udon Thani

Udon Thani

Udon Thani


DAY 1 (VIENTIANE)

My day started in Vientiane and I arrived in the morning. I started hunting for hostel by riding the săhm-lór and I dropped off to find my hostel. I came across a Niny Backpacker Hotel and stayed for a night.

Vientiane

Vientianne

I proceed to rent a bike and headed to the Buddha Park, a famous attraction in the capital.

Vientiane

Vientiane

VientianeFollowed by catch the sunset at the Mekong River.

Vientiane


DAY 2 (JOURNEY TO LUANG PRABANG)

I wasted time in Vientiane as the bus schedule to Luang Prabang only starts off after 6pm onwards. There is nothing much to do in Vientiane here so I wondered around talking to people while waiting for the bus. The bus ride is approximately 12 hours and I took the best option which is the sleeper bus, for 180,000 kip.

Vientiane

Vientiane


DAY 3 (LUANG PRABANG)

I reached Luang Prabang early in the morning around 6 am. Again, hunting for a place to stay. There were almost no hostel to be found so alternatively, I have to just to accommodate at a guesthouse.

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

I got settled down at a guesthouse and proceed my way to Wat Wisunarat and ascended to Mount Phousi, which is just a walking distance from the guesthouse. Its just a short ascend of 100m and lies in the heart of the old town peninsula and is bordered on one side by the Mekong River and on the other side by the Nam Khan River.

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

Next up, i took the săhm-lór and headed to Kuang Si Waterfall, the one that I heard was one of the best in Southeast Asia. After what I’ve seen, there is no doubts about it.Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

Luang PrabangSince Luang Prabang is a waterfall paradise, one waterfall is never enough. I headed to the relaxing Tad Sae Waterfall.

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

I spent my evening roaming around the night market and dinner with my friends along Nam Kham River.

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang


DAY 4 (VANG VIENG)

Early in the morning, I took the mini-van and headed down to Vang Vieng. It was a short 4 hour ride. I headed to find a hostel and found the EasyGo Backpacker Hostel.Vang Vieng

In the afternoon, I headed to the attractions in Vang Vieng which is the Blue Lagoon and the Phu Kham Cave with my newly founded friends from Germany!

Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng

and spent my evening at the famous Sakura Bar, definitely the best in Vang Vieng.


Vang Vieng


DAY 5 (VANG VIENG)

And the whole day was spent on Tubing along Mekong River! A must do in Vang Vieng! 4 bars to stop and the only time you could party all day! Definitely the reason why it is a backpackers paradise.

Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng


 

 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “5 days itinerary in Laos

    1. Hey there! The minivan cost me around 120,00 kip (15USD) for a 6-7 hour ride. Sorry, it doesnt depart hourly. I’m not sure about the timings but it departs 4-6 times daily i guess.

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