CULTURE EXTENSION 4 DAY 3 NIGHT TOUR

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Luang Prabang Airport to Luang Prabang Airport
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Tour description

Luang Prabang is one of the most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South East Asia. Taking this tour, you will have such a great chance to explore the tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights, that make it become the most delightful places to visit in Laos.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL – LUANG PRABANGUpon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. After a short rest, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai. We then ascent up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles.DAY 2: LUANG PRABANG – PAK OU CAVE – KHOUANGSI WATERFALL (B) An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the 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.After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing 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 board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a panaromic view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues. Stop at the small village of Ban Xanghai, where the local rice wine is distilled. We continue our excursion toward Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest trails; en route, we visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups. The Khouangsi Waterfall setting really illustrates paradise. We return to the city by late afternoon to observe the sunset at WAT PHABATH.DAY 3: LUANG PRABANG – ELEPHANT CAMP– LUANG PRABANGANT RIDE + SOFT TREKKING) (B/L)(Walking time total 3 hrs. (easy), in dry season Tad Sae waterfall is dry)You will experience the protected Elephants at the “Elephant Park Project” along the Nam Khan riverbanks. You can enjoy the 1 hr. Elephant ride on the back of a protected Asian Elephant.  A short and easy hiking tour will lead you out into the Fair Trek project area where villages profit directly from your visit. A small Khamu community lives below a high rising mountain range. Depending on the time available your Lao style Lunch will be served at Ban Houay Fai and return to Tad Sae waterfall, boat ride back to All Lao Services. Your car will bring you back to Luang Prabang.DAY 4: LUANG PRABANG – DEPARTURE (B)After breakfast, we visit The National Museum at the former Royal Palace, Central Market. Free and easy until we transfer you to the airport for departure based on your flight time.

What's included

  • Private transportation in private air-conditioned
  • Accommodation in twin shared
  • English speaking guide
  • Boat trip as stated above sight
  • Meals: daily breakfast at hotel
  • Luggage handling
  • 2 bottles of drinking water per day during the tour
  • 2 cold tower per day during the tour
  • Breakfast

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare and airport tax to & from Laos
  • Early check in or late check out (except as indicated)
  • Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program
  • Single room (quoted separately)
  • Visa stamping fee to Laos, if any
  • Optional excursions and entrance fees and permits during free time
  • Additional transportation required due to any emergency situation
  • Tipping/ Gratuities
  • Surcharge for peak season and compulsory gala dinner on Dec 24th & 31st at hotel if any
  • Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills, shopping