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Luang Prabang is best known today for its protected, unique juxtaposition of temples, traditional architecture, and colonial buildings and for the natural beauty of its surrounding province. And even as the city warmly welcomes visitors from all over the world, it remains a vital political, educational, and trade hub for the diverse cultures of Northern Laos.
Destinations: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave – Kuang Si Waterfall
- Explore the daily life in Luang Prabang.
- Discover famous sites in Luang Prabang and surroungs.
- Explore the town and visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves by boat.
- Laos is a great place to visit at any time of the year as the weather doesn't vary much – it’s always hot and humid! The coolest time to visit is from November to January. This is also the driest time, and the main festival period, so it’s an interesting time to travel through Laos.
- Be considerate of Laos’s customs, traditions, religion and culture. Dress modestly and respectfully. Shoulders to knees should be covered, especially when entering places of worship.
Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival (-/-/-)
On arrival at Luang Prabang Airport, we pick up & transfer you to hotel. After a short rest, we are strolling around to see the Street Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang, we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as viewing a beautiful panorama sunset over this once royal ancient city and the Mekong River. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 2: Luang Prabang - Pakou Cave – Ban Phanom (B/-/-)
Breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai, Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. We then board a boat embarking upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. On return, we overland local villages at Ban Xiengmene and Ban Chan continue seeing the royal temple at Wat Longkhoun, which once belongs to royal family patronage and nearby Sackarine Caves. We cross to city and take a short drive to Ban Phanom, well known for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 3: Luang Prabang – City Tour - Departure (B/-/-)
Early this morning you may want to wake up early and participate in the daily early morning ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black Alms-giving bowls being given offerings from the local people, including the ubiquitous sticky rice. This is the highlight of tour prior goodbye to this charming city. Breakfast, we then visit The National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign. We continue visit the silver smith’s and Fine Arts School and the Central Market are not to be missed. We visit these sights before we catch a flight goodbye to this ancient city. End of our services!
- Accommodation as above mentioned in shared twin room with daily breakfast
- Meals as specified in the program
- Transfers and tours as per program with private A / C vehicles (car, van or coach)
- Services of English speaking guides for transfers, visits and tours
- Entrance fees as per itinerary
- Service charge, room tax and baggage handling
- Laotian visa fee upon arrival (USD 30 / pax + 2 photos)
- Separate (L = Lunch, D = Dinner) as a supplement
- Domestic flight Luang Prabang / Vientiane
- Domestic airport tax
- Departure airport in Luang Prabang
- International air ticket: Arrival / Departure
- Drinks, tips and other personal expenditures such as telephone, laundry
- Gala dinner and Christmas Eve
- Personal travel insurance