Luang Prabang Stopover
Luang Prabang Stopover
• Accommodation: Twin/Double sharing room at mentioned hotels or similar
• Meal as mentioned
• Entrance fee to indicated sights
• English speaking guide
Day 1: Arrival – Luang Prabang
Transfer from Luang Prabang International Airport to your hotel.
Time permitting climb Phousi Hill, with its 328 steps, it’s a rewarding walk as once at the summit you’ll have for a fabulous panorama view over the town centre and the mighty Mekong River and beyond.
We return to your hotel late afternoon and the evening will be at your leisure.
Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves
After breakfast, we’ll take you on an amazing long tail boat journey along the Nam-Ou & Mekong Rivers, through the beautiful Laotian countryside all the way to Luang Prabang, passing by the local villages and seeing the real everyday life of the villagers going about their chores including fishing, trading & washing along the rivers on our 5 hour journey.
We’ll stop on the way to see the fascinating Pak Ou caves, which in fact are a cave system of two interlinked caves, crammed full of Buddha statues left behind by pilgrims over generations and then we’ll observe the traditional process of rice wine distillation in Ban Sanghai, before returning to Luang Prabang early afternoon.
Spend the rest of the day to stroll around and enjoy this UNESCO World Heritage town.
Luang Prabang – Departure
For those early risers you have a fantastic opportunity to take part in the daily morning ritual of Alms giving to the saffron-clad monks who walk along in single file collecting offerings, normally food. This is a unique tradition throughout Laos and the monks are fully supported by the local residents.
Visit the Laotian Royal Palace officially known as Haw Kham which was built during the French colonial era for the King and his family. The site was chosen so that official visitors to Luang Prabang could disembark from their river voyages directly by palace and be received there. In 1975, the monarchy was overthrown and the Palace was then converted into a National museum. Today it houses many artifacts which showcase the richness of Laotian culture.
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
END OF TOUR