|Route:||Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave - Khouangsi Waterfall - Elephant Riding - Soft Trekking|
|Duration:||04 days / 03 nights|
|Features:||Explore Luang Prbang and its surrounding by adventure way, starting with easy walk in rural area and Khuangsi waterfall, before taking elephant ride and trek through the jungle.|
|Day 1||ARRIVAL - LUANG PRABANG|
|Day 2||LUANG PRABANG - PAKOU - KHOUANGSI WATERFALLS||(B)|
|Day 3||LUANG PRABANG - ELEPHANT RIDING + SOFT TREKKING||(B/L)|
|Day 4||LUANG PRABANG - DEPARTURE||(B)|
DAY 01. ARRIVAL - LUANG PRABANG
Welcome to Laos - Luang Prabang, the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. After a short rest, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai. We then go up to the top of Mountain Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong river. We will explore the night market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by the locals and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
DAY 02. LUANG PRABANG - PAK OU CAVE - KHOUANGSI WATERFALL (B/-/-)
Early wake up for a fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clothed monks who collect offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession. We will explore 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 panoramic 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 people make rice wine.
In the afternoon we continue our excursion toward Khouangsi waterfall with stop at local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups of Ban Ouay, Hmong, Ban Ou, Laoloum, Ban Thapene and Khmu We visit the beautiful 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.
Enjoy the sunset at Wat Siphouthabat and overnight in Luang Prabang.
DAY 03. LUANG PRABANG - ELEPHANT RIDING + SOFT TREKKING (B/L/-)
You leave Luang Prbang for Lao spirit resort where you will experience 1 hour elephant ride on the back of a protected Asian Elephant, inside the Elephant protected area along the Nam Khan riverbanks. After the riding a short and easy hiking tour will lead you out into the Fair Trek project area where all villagers of Khamu community get their profit directly from your visit. Lunch will be served at Ban Houay Fai and you will return to Tad Sae waterfall for a boat trip back to Lao spirit esort. Getting back to Luang Prabang for overnight.
DAY 04. LUANG PRABANG - DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
After breakfast, we visit The National museum (close 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 to the last sovereign. You will have free time to explore the town and shopping before heading to airport for onward flight. Ends of services.
Rates vary depend on group size, travel time, accommodation level, transportation and other service. Please check with us for the best tour rates.
|Cities / Location||Standard 3-Star||First Class 4-Star||Superior 4-Star +||Deluxe 5-Star|
|Luang Prabang||Manoluck||Villa Santi||Grand Luang Prabang||La Residence Phouvao|