PRIVATE TOUR – CODE: VIL02

The ancient city Luang Prabang was the former capital of Laos, with a reign of more than 63 kings over 600 years. Luang Prabang is known as the ‘Thousand Pagoda City’, there are countless intriguing architectural highlights in the sleepy and once royal capital. A Luang Prabang 4 days will lead you to the best places around Luang Prabang: famous Pagodas in town, turquoise Khoang Si Waterfall and mysterious Pak Ou Caves with thousand golden Buddha statues.

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Travel route: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou caves – Kouang Si waterfalls – Luang Prabang – Departure

BRIEF ITINERARY

  • Day 1: Luang Prabang – Arrival (D)
  • Day 2: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou caves – Luang Prabang (B)
  • Day 3: Luang Prabang – Kouang Si waterfalls (B)
  • Day 4: Luang Prabang – Departure (B)

DETAIL ITINERARY

Day 1: Luang Prabang – Arrival (D)

Welcome to Laos. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Luang Prabang, the World Heritage described by the UNESCO as the best preserved city in South East Asia. We will start with the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai then climb up to the top of mountain 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. We will explore the night market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textile made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Dinner & Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 2: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou caves – Luang Prabang (B)

Today, we enjoy a short sightseeing of 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 in 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 they make the local 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 – Kouang Si waterfalls (B)

Early wake up for a fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clothed monks who collect 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. You will visit the morning Phousi Market where you will see such local different products as dried buffalo skin, local tea and salt among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. 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. You may also 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 and continue to Ban Phanom, a well-known weaving village, and then return to the city by late evening for observing the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 4: Luang Prabang – Departure (B)

After breakfast, we visit the National museum  (close Tuesday) 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 to the last sovereign. You will have free time to explore the town and shopping before heading to airport for onward flight. Ends of services.

INCLUSION

  • Private transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Accommodation in twin share
  • Private boat trip as stated in above sights
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fees to indicated sights
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts + 1 welcome dinner
  • Luggage handling, bottles of drinking water every day

EXCLUSION

  • Visa stamping fee & flight tickets
  • Meals: lunch or dinner where not stated
  • Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others