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Luang Prabang Explorer Tour

Country: Laos
City: Luang Prabang
Duration: 5 Day(s) - 4 Night(s)
Tour Category: Classic Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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A great option for those with a few days in Luang Prabang. Discover the city and its surroundings. Take a boat trip along the Nam-Ou river. Visit Kuang Si waterfall with its crystal-clear water and indulge in the culture that surrounds you here for a memorable experience.

Day 1: Arrive Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquillity and charm of this UNESCO world heritage town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights makes it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos.
On arrival at the airport you are welcomed and transferred to the hotel where you are free at your leisure to stroll around. Time permitting our guide can take you on a short walking tour of the town and a visit to the night market. Here you can browse a lovely collection and handmade textiles from the local and hill tribe people from the surrounding areas. If you prefer or are arriving late this can be done on the following day.
Accommodation: Sanctuary Luang Prabang Hotel (Deluxe Room)

Day 2: Full Day City Tour
Tour through the historical and UNESCO world heritage city of Luang Prabang and gain an insight into the culture and rich history of the magical city. Luang Prabang has a fascinating history with a delightful mix of Buddhist temples and French Colonial buildings.
Our first stop is Wat Visoun: a replica of an older Temple, which was erected in the same place back in 1513. Wat Visoun houses numerous religious art treasures. Next, we head to Wat Xieng Thong a royal Wat built on the banks of the Mekong River in 1559. Wat Xieng Thong has remained relatively undamaged by the various mainly Chinese invasions over the centuries. The temple is decorated extensively with impressive carving murals and mosaics. Visit the Laotian Royal Palace officially known as Haw Kham.The palace 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 at the palace and be received there. In 1975, the monarchy was overthrown and the Palace was converted into a National museum. Today it houses many artefacts, which showcase the richness of Laotian culture. Then continue to enjoy the atmosphere at Wat Mai, built in 1796 and sits at the foot of Mount Phousi.
Late afternoon to 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.
Accommodation: Sanctuary Luang Prabang Hotel (Deluxe Room)

Day 3: Ban Chan & Pak Ou Cave
This morning you may want to wake up early and participate in the daily early morning ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black Alms-giving bowls being given offerings from the local people, including Laos’s famous sticky rice.

After breakfast, then board a cruise for an amazing long tail boat journey along Mekong River to where it meets the Nam-Ou River, stop at Ban Chan village just outside Luang Prabang famous for traditional pottery making here you will watch the process of pots being made on traditional ovens. After Ban Chan we continue to visit Wat Xiengman and Wat Longkhoun and continue by boat through the beautiful Laotian countryside passing by local villages before arriving at 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. Returning to Luang Prabang by boat you will stop at Ban Sanghai to observe the traditional process of rice wine distillation. Arrive back into Luang Prabang at around 5pm
Accommodation: Sanctuary Luang Prabang Hotel (Deluxe Room)

Day 4: Kuangsi Waterfall
Take an excursion to Khuang Si Waterfall about 30 minutes from Luang Prabang. The waterfall is set in a natural jungle setting and you will have plenty of time to relax or swim in its turquoise cool pools. You’ll also be able to visit the Bear Rescue Centre, before returning to Luang Prabang.
Accommodation: Sanctuary Luang Prabang Hotel (Deluxe Room)

Day 5: Luang Prabang - Departure
After breakfast, you are free at your leisure until transfer to the airport for the flight returns your home

Price Includes:
Accommodation
English Speaking Guide
All Entrance Fees
Transport Vehicle
Government Tax
Boat Trip / Boat Ticket
Drinking Water
Meals Breakfast only

Price Excludes:
Visas / Border Fees
Personal Expenses
All Flight Tickets
Travel Insurances
Drink / Alcohol
Lunch & Dinner

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