ANCIENT CAPITAL

Day 1: LUANG PRABANG ARRIVAL

On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. After a short rest, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai. We then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by the hill tribe and local people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

 

Day 2: MEKONG RIVER BOAT EXPERIENCE – PAK OU BUDDHA CAVES(B)

Breakfast, we visit the National Museum (close Tuesday) at the former Royal Palace 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. The National Museum and the Central Market are not to be missed. We continue seeing Luang Prabang with the temple of Wat Xieng Thong, a magnificent piece of architecture, which nestles at the meeting of the Mekong and the Nam Khan River. The temple structures are decorated in various ways with gilded stuccoes as well as doorways and the main sim has a marvelous ‘tree life’ mosaic pattern on an outer wall. We embark on a boat for a leisurely trip on the Mekong River, stopping en route at Ban Xang Hai to see the production of and to sample the local rice wine. Upon leaving this village we pass through stunning mountain landscape to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. These two linked caves are crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes, all brought there by devout villagers. After the river trip we drive toward Ban Phanom, a small village known for its hand weaving.

Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.

 

Day 3: LUANG PRABANG DEPARTURE (B)

After breakfast, there will be free for your own time to venture into town and stroll around the shopping area. The tour ends after your transfer to the airport for departure.

 

Inclusion:

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Meal: Breakfast only as mention in program (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch and D: Dinner)
  • Airport transfers & Transport by air con. vehicles as per program
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as specified
  • Local English speaking guide as per program
  • All boat trip as mentioned in program
  • Cold water and towel during tours

 

Exclusion:

  • Visa fee to Laos
  • International air ticket in-out Laos
  • Other meals, drink, personal expenses, tip, Travel insurance
  • Other services not mentioned in

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