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Are you aware that there is a charming town awaits for your arrival? Don’t hesitate to take your Laos Holiday in Luang Prabang at any time around the year. You will visit Wat Visoun, Wat Aham, Wat Mai, or Night market.
Next, we will visit the National Museum, featuring a blend of Lao traditional and French styles. Reach the sacred caves of Pak Ou by a 2-hour boat on the mighty Mekong River, and explore its unique, mysterious and spiritual beauty and historical meanings. The next day, participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks and morning market with special gifts. Lastly, visit a serene Khoungsi, the giant waterfall that crosses the limestone-rich jungle and empties into a series of three gently cascading pools.
Your Laos holiday begins at the airport in Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, we will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. UNESCO has to claim Luang Prabang as ‘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 textiles made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
After breakfast, your holiday to The National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of artifacts reflecting the richness of Laos culture dating from the days of the early kings right through to the last sovereign. After that, we continue to enjoy a short guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple 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 explores 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. After returning to Luang Prabang by late afternoon, we continue to Ban Xang Khong, a village well known for its silk weavings and its Saa (jute) Papermaking.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
A holiday optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the Laos 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 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 Ouray, 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 turquoise pools or walk along the forest trails.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
After breakfast, free at your leisure until your transfer to the airport for your onward flight out.
English speaking guide
Meals: daily breakfast at hotel
Private transportation in private air-conditioned
Accommodation in twin shared
Private boat trip as stated in above sights
Admission fee to indicated sights
Gov’t tax and service charge
2 bottles (600mml) of drinking water per day during the tour
Int’l air tickets to / from Laos
Travel Insurance in all kinds
Single room (quoted separately)
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