Luang Prabang Tours: The first stop in this sightseeing tour is Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage City famous for its majestic temples, diverse architecture of traditional and European styles.
After being awestruck by its uniqueness, you will travel to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves with thousands of Buddha statues and then immerse in the nature at the waterfall, swimming in the crystal-clear water or walking in the forest. Visit ethnic minority groups and see their daily life unfolded.
Next is the capital city Vientiane, a charming city reflecting both Eastern and Western influences. Explore the essence of the city, including That Luang Stupa, the national symbol and most important religious monument of the country.
Day 1: Arrival – Luang Prabang & Tour (Nil)
Upon 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. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. After a short rest, we visit The National Museum (close Tuesday) at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign and 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 made by the local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 2: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave – Khaung Si Water Fall
Meals: 1 Breakfast
AM: 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 of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we stop at the small village of Ban Xanghai, where the local rice wine is distilled. We return to Luang Prabang in the afternoon.
PM: We continue our excursion toward Khouangsi Waterfall, en route, we visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, Hmong Village, Ban Ou, Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene, Khmu Village, then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest trails. The Khouangsi Waterfall setting really illustrates paradise. We return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon and continue to Ban Xangkhong, a village well known for silk hand weaving and for traditional Saa Paper making. We return to the city by late evening to observe the sunset at Wat Phabath.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 3: Luang Prabang – Departure
Meals: 1 Breakfast
Depending on your flight, you may have time at leisure before you will be transferred to the airport in time for your departing fligh./.