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Highlights of Luang Prabang

  • Destination

    Laos

  • Trip duration

    4 days, 3 nights

  • Price

    From 1530 cny

  • Availability period

    1 Nov. 2019 - 31 Oct. 2020

  • Min/Max travelers

    Min.1 - Max 9. RATE PER LAND SERVICE ONLY. The rate is per person sharing a twin room and travelling in a group of 6 people

  • Transport

    Minivan/Boat

  • Accommodation

    Different hotel choices

The Mekong is still at the heart of life in Lao, and as you cruise on this fascinating river you can observe the most authentic local life

At sunrise participate in the Tak Bat ceremony, the monks’ alms offering. This ritual is an important part of Lao people’s life and offers a real memorable experience

Luang Prabang (Laos)

Day 1

LUANG PRABANG AIRPORT PICK UP - LUANG PRABANG

After your arrival at Luang Prabang Airport, meet your local guide and get transferred to your hotel.

Luang Prabang, UNESCO World Heritage site, was the Royal Capital and seat of the government of the Kingdom of Laos until the revolution of 1975. The central part of the city consists of four main roads crisscrossing a peninsula between the Nam Khan and Mekong River.

Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Meals on own account

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Day 2

LUANG PRABANG – PAK OU CAVES BY TRADITIONAL BOAT

Breakfast at your hotel

09.00
You will be picked up from your hotel and embark on a traditional boat to cruise upstream on the Mekong River for 2 hours to visit the sacred Buddha caves. Visit Tham Ting and Tham Phoum Caves, filled with thousands of Buddha images and statues which have been deposited over the centuries by pilgrims.

Lunch at a local restaurant

Visit the village of Ban Muang Keo, known for its distilled whiskey and scarf weaving. Here you will get a glimpse of the villagers' daily life. On the way back, climb the Phousi hill’s 300-plus steps for a spectacular view of the city and its surroundings. At the summit, you will find a small 200 years old stupa (or temple). Take a stroll in the surroundings or visit a local market.

Dinner on own account

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Day 3

LUANG PRABANG – ALMS GIVING - KUANG SI WATERFALLS

Today you will have an early rise allowing you to observe the Tak Bat, the morning ritual of monks walking through the streets to collect alms. Take the opportunity to make a rice offering with the help of your guide, or watch in awe as dozens of monks emerge to stroll past believers offering flowers and incense in reverence. After the monks passed through, visit a market that takes place every morning near Luang Prabang’s main thoroughfare. Brush elbows with the locals buying fruits, vegetables, meat, and spices from vendors who display an enticing array of products. If you'd like, try local snacks like dried buffalo skin and rice-flour chips. Return to your hotel after this exciting cultural tour of the town.

07.30
Breakfast at the hotel

09.00
Visit the Royal Palace Museum housing the most valuable treasures of Laos and offering a glimpse into the world of Laotian kings and their families. Continue on foot to Wat Mai, extensively decorated with black and red lacquer and gold leaf. Then, proceed to Wat Xieng Thong, known as the Golden City Temple, and considered the most beautiful temple in Luang Prabang. It was here that Laotian kings were crowned. Leave the town and drive to the spectacular Kuang Si Waterfall.

Lunch at a local restaurant

Take a short walk through the forest and pass by a bear sanctuary before continuing to the waterfall, with three tiers leading to a 50-meter drop into spectacular azure pools before flowing downstream.

15.00
Travel back to the hotel Dinner on own account

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Day 4

LUANG PRABANG AIRPORT DROP-OFF – NEXT DESTINATION

Breakfast at your hotel

Today you will check out from your hotel and be transferred to the airport for your departure flight

Food

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DIFFERENT CHOICES AVAILABLE

You can choose one accommodation among Villa Maly hotel (4*), Sofitel hotel (5*), Rosewood hotel (5*)

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