LUANG PRABANG EXTENSION - 5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS

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

Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang is always a favorite place in Laos. With rich heritage and history, this former capital offers you a great opportunity to explore many temples and wats and beautiful landscape, of course.

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. Climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. Explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles.DAY 2: LUANG PRABANG – PAK OU CAVE (B)After breakfast, visit the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground. We then board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, visit the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves. Stop at the small village of Ban Xanghai, where the local rice wine is distilled. On our way back, we pass the local villages at Ban Xiengmene and Ban Chan continue to see the royal temple at Wat Longkhoun, which once belongs to royal family patronage and near by Sackarine Caves. We cross to city and take a short drive to Ban Phanom, well known for its hand weaving. DAY 3: LUANG PRABANG – KHOUANGSI WATERFALLS (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. From there you will visit the morning Phosi 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, then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the turqoise pools or walk along the forest trails. We return to the city by late afternoon to observe the sunset at WAT PHABATH.DAY 4: LUANG PRABANG – ELEPHANT RIDE + SOFT TREKKING (B)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 waterfallDAY  5:  LUANG PRABANG – DEPARTURE (B)After breakfast, we visit The National Museum at the former Royal Palace and Central Market. The tour ends after your transfer to the airport for departure.

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