Situated in northern Laos and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang considered as the heart of Laotian culture. The tiny town is encircled by mountains, Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers.
Upon arrival at the airport in Luang Prabang, the ancient first capital of Lane Xang kingdom and the center of religious life in Laos, you are welcomed by our guide. Then transfer to your hotel for check-in. Briefing about the program, and then we climb up Phousi hill for the excellent view of the world heritage city. Overnight in 3* hotel.
Following breakfast, we depart hotel to visit the National Museum, the former Royal Palace which houses the collection of valuables including the famous Prabang Buddha statue, gifts received from foreign dignitaries…etc, then we visit Wat Xiengthong, the 16th century temple which, more than any temples in Luang Prabang, epitomizes all the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang architecture; afterwards we will take an excursion (a few hours) by boat, upstream on the Mekong to visit Pac Ou cave in the side of a lime stone cliff and opposite of the mouth of the Mekong and Ou rivers. The sanctuaries at Pac Ou consist of two large caves, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images, which range from mere centimeter to two meters in height. After lunch at the local restaurant at Ban Pac Ou villages, we’ll return to Luang Prabang. Overnight at the 3* hotel.
This early morning you may want to wake up early and participate in a daily Lao morning ritual. Monks carrying their bowls, wander through town blessing local people who give them offers (mostly sticky rice). After breakfast a day trip to the beautiful Kuang Si waterfalls where turquoise waters cascade over limestone formations. The abundance of water forms a magnificent display of nature. Below the Kuang Si are large ponds perfect for swimming and cooling off under the spray. Before enjoying a picnic lunch next to the pools, we will pass stupendous landscapes, teak forests and several ethnic minority villages (Hmong and Khmu). Near the waterfalls it’s worth while to visit a centre where the endangered black Asiatic beers found a safe shelter. If we have time enough we will continue to Ban Phanom or Ban Xiang Lom the weaving village for the excellent pieces of Lao textiles. Overnight in 3*hotel.
Free time till transfer to the airport for the departure flight. End of tour.
* Inclusion: Accommodation in twin share, English speaking guide, air conditionned car/ bus, entrance fees, meals as itinerary.
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