The ancient town of Luang Prabang situated in northern Laos, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. Considered by many travelers and writers as being the heart of Laotian culture, the tiny town is encircled by mountains and is 700 meter above sea level at the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers. for this tour case we start from alms offer and go to pak ou caves.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Pak Ou Caves, Ban Pak-Ou, Luang Prabang ProvinceThe ancient town of Luang Prabang situated in northern Laos, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. Considered by many travellers and writers as being the heart of Laotian culture, the tiny town is encircled by mountains and is 700 metres above sea level at the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers. Here visitors are subjected to an inflamed economic bubble that does not apply to the rest of the country. Luang Prabang was the ancient royal capital of the Lan Xang Kingdom until King Phothisarat moved the administrative seat to Vientiane in 1545. Regardless, it has continued to overlook Vientiane as the destination of choice with its amalgamation of crumbling French architecture, glistening temples and extensive natural beauty. Even the hardest of hearts would have a struggle not to warm to the place. The town's entire historical section is dedicated to tourism, with everything from former royal palaces to over 33 Wats (temples), on the tourist trail. This former Royal capital still remains the main centre for Buddhist learning in Laos and is the perfect location for spiritual contemplation.One of Luang Prabang’s most famous sites, these limestone caves near the Mekong have been a place of worship for more than a thousand years.Pak ou caves: One of the most respected holy sites in Lao; Pak Ou Caves have a history dating back thousands of years. Packed with over 4,000 Buddha icons, the caves, a shrine to the river spirit and Lord Buddha, are set in a dramatic limestone cliff at the point where the Mekong joins the Nam Ou River. There are two caves to visit, the lower cave called Tham Ting and the upper cave Tham Theung, both boasting miniature Buddhist figures that are mostly made from wood.Alms giving: Rise early to observe the solemn morning ritual of monks walking through the streets to collect alms. Tak bat, or almsgiving, is a must-see experience for travelers to Luang Prabang. After the opportunity to make your own rice offering to saffron-robed monks, you head to a morning market.6:00 AM Depart from hotel6:30 See Alms giving Ceremony and morning Market. After that transfer to hotel relax8:40 Royal Palace Museum10:00 Visit pak ou cave by boat,Ban Xang Hai12:00 Lunch13:00 Pak Ou Caves15:30 Wat Mai16:00 Wat Xieng Thong16:30 Tour ends at hotelCancellation Policy-If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.-If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.-If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.Duration: 8 hours