– Pak Ou cave
– Lao typical villages: Ban Muangkeo, Ban Xangkhong
– Kuangsi Waterfall
– Subject to Christmas, New Year, CNY peak season & public holiday surcharge.
Day 1:ARRIVE LUANGPRABANG
Upon arrival at LuangPrabang, the ancient first capital of Lane Xang kingdom, the center of religious life in Laos and today the World Heritage City, meet with our representative then transfer to the hotel for check-in. In the afternoon, we will proceed to the sightseeing tour of the sacred city of temples, of which nearly fifty temples still remain in the town and surrounding areas. After that visit to WatVisoun, the 16th century temple served as a small museum for religious artifacts; WatAham, the early 19th century temple, whose two guardian figures at the foot of the steps which represent two characters from the Ramayana – Hanuman, the Monkey God and a fierce Yaksa; WatXiengthong, the 16th century temple which, more than any temples in LuangPrabang, epitomizes all the elegance and grace of LuangPrabang architecture; Phousi Hill, the 328 steps leads to the summit of Phousi hill that dominates the sky-line of LuangPrabang overlooking the finest panoramic view in the whole LuangPrabang.
Day 2:LUANG PRABANG – PAK OU CAVE
After breakfast in hotel, proceed to the boat landing, and take an excursion by boat, upstream on the Mekong to visit Pak Ou cave in the side of a lime stone cliff and opposite of the mouth of the Mekong and Ou rivers. The sanctuaries at Pak Ou consist of two large caves, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images, which range from mere centimeter to two meters in height. En route, visit to Lao typical villages are barely visible behind a screen of foliage. Slender canoes bobbing by the shore, bamboo poles and floats mark the location of nets and fish traps. The first stop will be at Ban Muangkeo, a well-known village for Lao traditional rice whisky, namely Laoh-Khao to be distilled. Lunch is served at a riverside restaurant. Transfer back to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon, and continue to drive outskirt of town to visit Ban Xangkhong, a well-known village for its wood paper making and also Lao silk weavings with natural dyes.
Day 3:LUANG PRABANG – KUANGSI WATERFALL
After breakfast in hotel, start the tour visit to National Museum, the former Royal Palace which houses the collection of valuables including the famous Prabang Buddha statue, gifts received from foreign dignitaries…etc. Just before proceed to the long travel distance (30 km South, Around 50Mins driving distance) to visit Kuangsi Waterfall, which, though not very high, spectacular and beautiful with its green surroundings as the preserved National park. En-route visit to a fresh produced market namely Talad Phosy, and Ban Na Oune, a small village of a hill-tribe group “Hmong”, probably the best-known minority group in Laos. After that, another visit to the village of Khmu minority group, namely Ban Tha Pane. Picnic lunch served at the shady park nearby Kuangsi waterfall. There is plenty of time for relaxing and a swim in cool water, before head back to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon. The rest of the day will be spent at various craft-shops, including silver smiths’ and also Hmong market in town, where some skilled embroidery-works of Hmong ladies can be seen.
Day 4:LUANGPRABANG – DEPARTURE
Enjoy your breakfast. Check out hotel. Proceed to the city tour to visit weaving village at Ban Phanom & smith village Ban Hathiane. After tour, lunch at local restaurant and then transfer to airport for departure flight.
– 3 nights’ accommodation
– Return PRIVATE airport transfers
– Meals, sightseeing entrance as indicated in itinerary
– Services of English speaking Guide
– International air ticket
– Travel insurance