Mysterious, alluring and tranquil, Laos is still largely untouched by outsiders, and this trip in Luang Prabang offers the perfect taste of the beautiful country. Discover its culture, history and impressive scenery, from the magnificent Wat Xiengthong, the mysterious Pak Ou Caves to the splendid Khuoang Si Waterfalls.
See Luang Prabang's best sights including Wat Xiengthong, Pak Ou Caves, Wat Mai, Phousi Hill, Royal Palace Museum...
Experience the local ritual of giving alms to monks at dawn which dates back to the 14th century
Visit the beautiful Khouang Si Waterfall and the lush surroundings
Day 1: Luang Prabang - Arrival (None)
On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to check in the hotel. The rest of the day is your own time at leisure. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 2: Luang Prabang - City Tour - Pak Ou Caves (B/-/-)
Today, you will first visit the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine.
On arrival back in the city, we still have time to visit Wat Mai, Wat Sene, and Wat Aham before ascending the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a beautiful sunset view of the city and its glowing reflection on the Mekong River. The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely collection of handmade textiles made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 3: Luang Prabang - Khouang Si Waterfalls (B/-/-)
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession.
ABF, you will visit the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. We then stop at the morning Phosi Market where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and salt peter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weaving. Laos is also known for its traditional handicrafts, and today you will visit local village of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay and Ban Thapene. We then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest paths. We return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon for observing the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 4: Luang Prabang - Departure (B/-/-)
You are free before transferring to the airport to take the departure flight.
- Transportation with air-condition in private (1-3: 12 seats; 4-7: 16 seats; 8-14: 25 seats; 15-24: 35 seats; 25-up: 45 seats)
- Accommodation in twin shared room
- Boat trip as stated in above sights
- English speaking guide
- Admission fee to indicated sights
- Meals as per program
- Gov’t tax and service charge
- Luggage handling and drinking water
What's Not Included
- Visa stamping fee on arrival
- All air tickets quoted separately
- Travel Insurance in all kinds
- Single room (quoted separately)
- Other foreign language guide
- Peak tourist season or special event rates
- Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
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