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Hidden Charm of Northern Laos

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Hidden Charm of Northern Laos

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Hidden Charm of Northern Laos

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Hidden Charm of Northern Laos

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Hidden Charm of Northern Laos

  • Destination

    Laos

  • Trip duration

    6 days, 5 nights

  • Price

    From 540 $

  • Min/Max travelers

    Min. 10 People

  • Accommodation

    Well-selected hotels

• Explore Luang Prabang’s ornate temples and French colonial charm.

• Climb Mount Phousi for breathtaking 360-degree sunset views.

• Stroll through the vibrant Luang Prabang night market for local culture and crafts.

• Witness monks’ morning alms giving ceremony for a unique spiritual experience.

• Cruise the Mekong River to explore Pak Ou’s sacred caves with ancient Buddhist statues.

• Visit villages for traditional weaving, rice wine distillation, and handmade paper crafting.

• Explore the Royal Palace Museum and the stunning Wat Xieng Thong.

A long exposure of the beautiful tropical Kuang Si Waterfall in Luang Prabang, Laos

• Engage in a hands-on craft workshop at Ock Pop Tok for Laotian traditions.

• Relax at Kuang Si Waterfalls and visit the endangered bear sanctuary.

• Experience the high-speed train journey between Luang Prabang and Vientiane.

• Learn about COPE Laos, aiding those with disabilities, including UXO survivors.

• Discover 200+ concrete sculptures at Buddha Park.

• Enjoy a local lunch at the Lao Disabled Women Development Center.

• Visit Patuxai, Laos’ Arc de Triomphe, and explore Wat Si Saket.

Day 1

Arrival - Luang Prabang

Upon arrival, meet with your guide and transfer to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure, allowing you to get acquainted with the relaxed and laid-back ambiance of this charming town. Luang Prabang, a UNESCO-listed site, holds historical significance as it served as the royal capital and seat of government for the Kingdom of Laos until the 1975 revolution. You can start exploring Luang Prabang on foot, with its streets studded with ornate temples and striking structures boasting French colonial and traditional architecture. If time permits, take a snapshot tour by tuk-tuk and climb up Mount Phousi for splendid 360-degree sunset views. Stroll through the night market before enjoying an Asian grill welcome dinner at Mookata.

Food

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Accommodation

Overnight Luang Prabang

Day 2

Luang Prabang

A 5:30am rise is rewarded with the unique opportunity to watch monks during their daily alms-giving ceremony. This involves them collecting food donations from locals in exchange for a blessing. We then visit the lively local market before returning to the hotel for breakfast. At 9am, we are picked up from our hotel by a tuk-tuk and transferred to the pier, where we embark on a traditional boat. We will delve into Luang Prabang’s rich culture and heritage with a cruise to the sacred caves of Pak Ou, a shrine to the river spirit and Lord Buddha, situated among the limestone cliffs where the Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers converge. On the way, we make stops at a village where traditional weaving and rice wine distillation are part of the daily activities of the community there. Lunch is served at a local restaurant near the caves. After our cave exploration, we hop back on the boat and stop on the way at Ban Xang Khong, the handmade paper village. Back in the city, we explore the vibrant side of the royal town, which includes the Royal Palace Museum’s treasured relics and the stunning Wat Xieng Thong. Afterwards, we transfer back to our hotel via a tuk-tuk to end the day. Dinner is at your leisure and on your own account.

Food

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Accommodation

Overnight Luang Prabang

Day 3

Luang Prabang

We have the morning at our leisure with the option to partake in a hands-on workshop at Ock Pop Tok. The Living Craft Center is a non-profit organization seeking to preserve traditional weaving techniques, which are an important source of income for many Lao families, but are slowly fading out due to modern-day technology. Enjoy a local lunch served at Ock Pop Tok’s Silk Road Café with their ‘East Meets West’ cuisine and amazing views over the Mekong. Afterward, we set off on a scenic 45-minute drive to the spectacular Kuang Si Waterfalls and take a short jungle jaunt to view a sanctuary that protects endangered bears. You can then take a relaxing dip in Kuang Si Waterfalls’ refreshing rock pools before returning to Luang Prabang later in the afternoon.

Food

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Accommodation

Overnight Luang Prabang

Day 4

Luang Prabang - Vientiane

We exchange the architectural splendor of Luang Prabang for the most endearing capital city in Southeast Asia. Enjoy a leisurely morning before boarding the late-morning high-speed train to Vientiane with our picnic lunchbox. Upon arrival, visit the iconic That Luang Stupa, one of Laos' most treasured Buddhist monuments, distinguished by its entirely golden color that glistens under the sun. Our next stop is at COPE Laos, an organization that helps those with physical disabilities through a nationwide rehabilitation program in close partnership with the Lao Ministry of Health. Thanks to its supporters, thousands of people with mobility-related disabilities, including survivors of unexploded ordnance (UXO), have received prosthetic and orthotic services free of charge, allowing them to regain mobility and dignity. Its visitor center covers the history of UXO in Laos, how it affects life in the country, and how the work of COPE and other organizations is improving the quality of life for the people of Laos. Dinner is at leisure and on your own account.

Food

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Accommodation

Overnight Vientiane

Day 5

Vientiane

After breakfast, we take a short drive to the surprising Buddha Park. On the outskirts of Vientiane, along the Mekong River, lies a vast, manicured garden lined with trees housing over 200 concrete sculptures of Buddha, Hindu gods, and mythological creatures of various sizes. The park's most striking sculpture is a huge pumpkin with three levels representing earth, heaven, and hell. It can be explored via a staircase, offering spectacular views of the park from the top. Despite its interesting sculptures, Buddha Park is not a temple. However, locals regularly visit to worship its religious monuments, such as its large reclining Buddha. Enjoy a local lunch at the nearby Lao Disabled Women Development Center (LDWDC), where we join their 'surn tour' to learn more about the status of disabled women in Laos. Women with disabilities are among the most disadvantaged, vulnerable, and impoverished people in Laos. The training offered by LDWDC helps empower women, increasing their self-esteem and financial independence. Funded almost entirely through donations, your visit will provide crucial support to help the center continue enabling the disabled in Laos. The rest of the day is at our leisure, with dinner on your own account.

Food

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Accommodation

Overnight Vientiane

Day 6

Vientiane - Departure

We still have a few hours in charming Vientiane to visit its most iconic landmarks, Patuxai, resembling the French Arc de Triomphe, and Wat Si Saket, Laos' only temple that survived the Siamese invasion in 1828, which devastated most of Vientiane. Afterward, we transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

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