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Tours in Laos – Luang Prabang 4 Days 3 Nights

Having a sightseeing tour around Luang Prabang is the best choice to start your travel to Laos perfectly. Luang Prabang offers you many gorgeous natural sceneries and cultural sights covered by its tranquility and charm.

Another sightseeing tour on boat on Mekong river will give you an exciting time to explore the mysterious famous Pak Ou Caves. You will have a chance to stop at many local villages to discover their specialty. You will come to visit the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall for a leisure time before ending your 4-day tour to Laos.

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 (closed on Tuesday) at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts 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 Caves – Xieng Mene

Meals: 1 Breakfast

After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture and we embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, firstly stopping at Xieng Mene, where we visit Wat Long Khun, and the limestone cave Tham Sakkarin, and a tour around Ban Xieng Mene village. Following a picnic lunch, we then continue by boat up the Mekong which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside as well time to explore the mysterious 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 village of Ban Xang Hai, where they make the local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, a small village known for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 3: Luang Prabang – Ban Chan – Kuang Si Waterfall

Meals: 1 Breakfast

Today we cross the Mekong River by boat, to the picturesque village of Ban Chan, a pottery village. We then visit the morning Phousi 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 at Ban Ouay, a Hmong village, Ban Ou-a Lao Loum village and Ban Thapene, Khmu villages. This then takes us to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. We then return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 4: 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 flight. End of the tour!