Phoenix Voyages DMC Laos
Since more than 15 years Phoenix Voyages is bringing travellers to Laos and other Asian countries. During all these years, it was our first priority to deliver "excellent and personalized service". Being able to provide our clients with quality proposals and operations starts with listening carfully to what our clients want and need. We are with you every step of the way in Laos. If you consider to send a group to Laos, we would be delighted to help you and your clients make the most of your program in this very special country.
Short Bio Edouard George - Laos
In 1984 I started working in the hospitality industry in Switzerland and Vietnam. I moved to Vietnam in 1991 to help with the opening of the first international Hotel in Vietnam, the Sofitel Metropole Hanoi. In 1999 I took the challenge to build up Phoenix Vietnam together with a Vietnamese colleague, which was later merged with Asia Holidays in Myanmar to the Phoenix Voyages Group. Today I can proudly say that Phoenix Voyages has grown to one of Asia's leading DMCs with offices in Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, South & North Korea and Thailand.
Phoenix Voyages DMC
You will find information about our destinations on the following pages: Bali, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, North Korea, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. On these pages you will find the more details about us and our offices.
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Testimonial Phoenix Voyages Laos
Thank you very much for a good service provided for my group. It was a plesure to work with you. Thank you also for a statue of Budda which I found in my room. Hope you enjoyed time spent with us and we didn't trubble you so much
I will try to find another client for Laos incentive trip as the the program is so good.
Once again thank you so much for your work, company, attention and spending time with us. Hope to see you soon!
Let me know in which countries you cooperate as I definitely would like to do business with you.
Lots of hugs,
Laos is often overlooked which we feel is a great shame. It is such a beautiful tranquil country, virtually untouched, where traditions have not changed and people are relaxed and friendly.
Luang Prabang has the perfect setting, surrounded by mountains and situated where the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995 and some say it is the most beautiful city in Southeast Asia.
Waterfalls, ancient caves, The Plain of Jars - a landscape filled with thousand of stone jars, Vientiane with its Buddhist monuments and temples and Si Phan Don, with its many islands. Laos lends itself beautifully for river rafting, canoeing, trekking and biking.
We would be deligthed to put together the best that Laos has to offer in a beautiful program for you and your clients. Welcome to Laos.
Program ideas Laos
Escapade in Luang Prabang: Religion & spirituality, 4 days / 3 nights
Day 1 - Luang Prabang: Arrival and Baci Ceremony
Meeting upon arrival at Luang Prabang airport and check in at the hotel.
In the afternoon, visit of Vat Visoun and the Singhalese-style stupa, then the Makmo, and Vat Aham. The latter, one of the main shrines of the city, is dedicated to the ancestors.
By mid afternoon, departure from the hotel to attend a traditional Baci ceremony. This collective ritual aims to asking the spirits to bring good luck, happiness and prosperity to those present. It is practiced on many occasions, from the birth of a child to an inauguration. After young people pay respect to the elders, a mantrareciting begins to summon the spirits to join the participants. It is also an opportunity to discover traditional dances of Laos. Then, back to the hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 2 - Luang Prabang: Excursion to Pak Ou
After breakfast, further exploration of the city with the famous Wat Xieng Thong, considered as the most beautiful temple of Luang Prabang. Its layered roofs going down to the ground make it a city icon. The tour is followed by a 2h tour on a traditional boat along the Mekong River, towards the sacred site of Pak Ou. Inside a cliff overlooking the river, at the exact spot where the Nam Ou flows into the Mekong, two sacred caves house thousands of Buddha statues. Along the way, stop at the temple of Vat Longkhoune, famous for its frescoes of the eighteenth century.
End of the day at leisure. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Option: At the late afternoon, meeting with an astrologer for a personal session (translation made by the guide)
Day 3 - Luang Prabang: Monks Procession & Initiation to Meditation
Departure from the hotel early in the morning to watch the daily procession of the monks. The people of Luang Prabang wake up at dawn and respectfully wait for the procession to give alms to the monks (in the form of food, rice, cakes, fruits...). Back to the hotel for breakfast. Then, departure to a temple for an introduction to meditation techniques followed by a traditional vegetarian lunch in a pagoda. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 4 - Luang Prabang:
After breakfast, visit of the former Royal Palace now national Museum (closed on Tuesdays), which has a collection of personal items that used to belong to Lao kings. Transfer to the airport for the flight back.
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On the Road through Laos, 7 days / 6 nights
Day 1 - Vientiane
Meet upon arrival and check-in to the hotel. The rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 2 - Vientiane
After breakfast, spend a full day touring Vientiane including the visit to Ho Phrakeo, the former Royal Chapel where the Emerald Buddha (dating back from the time of the Lane Xang Kingdom) was enshrined until it was taken to Thailand, the Vat Sisaket, known as the Buddha Museum, where more than ten thousands Buddha statues can be seen, the morning market, and the Patouxai.
In the afternoon discover That Luang Stupa. Return to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 3 - Vientiane / Vang Vieng
After breakfast, drive to Vang Vieng (3h). Stop on the way to visit a minority market where you will be able to see colorful Hmong and other tribes selling their products. Continue to discover the archeological site of Vang Xang, where you will find Buddha statues dating back from the 11th century. Arrive in Vang Vieng around noon.
In the afternoon, you will climb up the hill to visit limestones caves (Tham in Laos) and enjoy a breath-taking view over the valley. Continue to visit a nearby village with blackberries plantation before returning to the hotel at the end of the afternoon.
Overnight in Vang Vieng.
Day 4 - Vang Vieng / Luang Prabang
After breakfast, drive to Luang Prabang through an astonishing landscape of limestone karsts. Visit a few villages along the road. On arrival, check in at the hotel.
In the afternoon, visit Vat Visoun Temple with its Singhalese-style stupa, That Makmo, and Vat Aham, one of the main city sanctuaries dedicated to the ancestors of the Laos Wat. If the weather allows, enjoy the sunset at a temple located along the Mekong River.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 5 - Luang Prabang / Pak Ou / Luang Prabang
After breakfast, visit Vat Xieng Thong, regarded as the most beautiful temple in Luang Prabang with low sweeping roofs. Then set sail on a traditional riverboat for a 2-hour cruise up the Mekong River to Pak Ou, at the confluence of the Nam Ou and Mekong River and visit the sacred caves of Tham Ting and Tham Phoum, home to hundreds of Buddha statues. On the way, visit Vat Longkhoune Temple, famous for its 18th century frescoes, and then Ban Xang Hai Village and discover the distillation of sticky rice wine. Return to Luang Prabang and continue by road to Ban Xang Khong weaving village where traditional mulberry leaf paper is also produced. End of afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 6 - Luang Prabang / Khouang Sy Waterfall / Luang Prabang
After breakfast, excursion by road to the picturesque Khouang Sy Waterfalls nestled in lush tropical forest. On the way, visit some hill tribe villages to meet H'Mong and the Khmu communities. Return to Luang Prabang and climb up Phousi Hill for an outstanding view over the ancient Royal capital and the Mekong River. In late afternoon, spend some time strolling through the H'Mong Market. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 7 - Luang Prabang
Leave hotel early in the morning (5h) to witness the daily procession of monks in the streets of Luang Prabang. People respectfully await the monks to give them alms. Return to the hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast, visit the National Museum - the former Royal Palace – (closed on Tuesdays) where a collection of artifacts of the Lao Royal Family is displayed. Continue to nearby Vat Mai Temple, the residence of a Buddhist patriarch until
1975. Transfer to the airport for the departure flight.
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