Prepare to blow away by array of temples, the culture and relaxed pace of life in Luang Prabang!
The beautiful city located on the confluence of the Nam Ou and the Mekong River and is made up of distinctive colonial architecture and dazzling temples. Saffron clad monks replace vehicles in this timeless, atmospheric city, as they often scurry the small streets. A trip up to the top of Mount Phousi, a hill in the centre is the best place to start our sightseeing tour, offering astonishing views over Luang Prabang at sunset.
- Trip description:
Start from: Luang Prabang
End in: Luang Prabang
Travel route: Luang Prabang – Pakou - Khouangsi waterfall – tribal villages in Luang Prabang
Duration: 4 days 3 nights
Private Tour. Departure: daily upon your request
RATE: Our rate is quoted in US dollars per person based on Twin/Dbl occupancy. Applied for the private tour
Group size 2 pax 4 pax 6 pax Single Supp' Book This Trip Land Tour 348 270 230 90 Flight/pp Total 348 270 230
Included: Excluded: Accommodation in twin/dbl room with daily breakfast at selected hotels
Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
Speaking local guide
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicles
Entrance fees for mentioned visits
Water and cold towel for daily tour
Boat trip as mentioned in the itinerary
Meals other than mentioned
Domestic or International flight
Note: airfare and schedule subject to change without notice from the airline.
Visa fee for Laos (visa on arrival: 30USD/pax in cash + 1 photo, valid 30 days) Extension visa 4 USD/day/Pax
Attention: Visa on arrival pay more 1 USD/Pax every Saturday and Sunday
Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
Insurance for travel, theft, luggage damages
Others not mentioned nor specified above not to be included in the tour prices.
- Detailed Itinerary:
Day 1 - Arrival - Luang Prabang
Upon arrival, the tour guide will meet you and go to hotel. Luang Prabang has been claimed by the UNESCO to be the best preserved city in South East Asia. During our time here, 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 panoramic view of the city at sunset and the Mekong River. From there, we explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textile made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luangprabang. Overnight in Luangprabang
Day 2 - Luang Prabang - Pakou - Luang Prabang
Today, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and 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 as well as explore 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 the local make the rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, a small village known for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 3 - Luang Prabang – Khouangsi waterfall
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. From there you will visit the morning Phosi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings.
Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, Hmong Village, Ban Ou, Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene, Khmu Village, then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the turqoise pools or walk along the forest trails. After returning to Luang Prabang by late afternoon, we continue to Ban Xangkhong, a village is well known for its silk weavings and for its Saa (jute) Papermaking. We return to the city by late evening to observe the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 4 - Luang Prabang – Departure
After breakfast, we visit The National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through to the last sovereign. Also the Central Market is not to be missed. After visiting these sights in the morning, you have free time to explore the town and stroll around the shopping area. The tour ends after your transfer to the airport for departure.
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