Luang Prabang Interlude

5 Days from $589 per person

PRIVATE TOUR - NOT A JOIN-IN TOUR



Explore the cultural capital of Laos, Luang Prabang — true gem of Indochina, set on the Mekong river amidst rolling green hills. Once the seat of government of the ancient Kingdom of Laos, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995. The exotic, beautiful Buddhist pagodas which dot the city add to the town´s rich tapestry of culture and history, and will give you a better understanding of the importance of religion in the Laos way of life. Spend a quiet day meandering up the mighty Mekong, hike to visit local hill tribe villages, and take part in the famed tradition of morning alms-giving to thousands of Buddhist monks.

ITINERARY DETAILS

day 1Arrive in Luang Prabang, where your expert local guide will greet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. The first afternoon and evening will be at leisure. The Old Town is small and easy to navigate. Take a walk through this UNESCO World Heritage Site and its lamp-lit side streets while you decide where to eat from the many tempting options available, or shop at the colorful Night Market.

day 2An early start to see one of the most arresting sights in Asia: the monks of Luang Prabang receiving alms. After breakfast, explore the magical Old Town with its many temples, including the wonderful Wat Xieng Thong. This afternoon visit Khouangsi Waterfalls, perhaps taking the opportunity for a swim in the pools below the falls. (B)

day 3Journey up the mighty Mekong river on a long tail boat visiting the Pak Ou Caves and riverside villages where you will see hand woven textiles, jute paper and the local rice wine, Lao Lao, being produced. Later in the afternoon climb Mount Phou Si for panoramic views of Luang Prabang. (B)

day 4An active day in the countryside! Cross the Mekong this morning and journey into the hills for an exciting day of hiking and cycling to some of the picturesque indigenous hill tribe villages. Along the way you will have the opportunity to experience local small industries, from pottery workshops to sugarcane production. Feast on a delicious lunch, locally prepared in one of the hill tribe villages, before returning to Luang Prabang for a restful evening and dinner. (B, L)

day 5You will have a morning at leisure before your transfer to Luang Prabang International Airport for your onward flight. (B)





TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • The UNESCO old town of Luang Prabang
  • Morning Alms ceremony
  • Cruising the mighty Mekong river
  • Hike and bike to indigenous hilltribe villages

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Luang Prabang Hotel

Low Season:(01 May 2016 - 30 Sep 2016)
Satri House : $ 815 per person
Villa Santi Hotel & Resort : $ 589 per person


High Season:(01 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017)
Satri House : $ 968 per person
Villa Santi Hotel & Resort : $ 638 per person


Peak Season surcharges may apply

Prices are in US dollars and are based on 2 people sharing a room

Luang Prabang Hotel

Low Season:(01 May 2016 - 30 Sep 2016)
Sofitel Luang Prabang : $ 1,010 per person
Victoria Xiengthong : $ 803 per person


High Season:(01 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017)
Sofitel Luang Prabang : $ 1,416 per person
Victoria Xiengthong : $ 944 per person


Peak Season surcharges may apply

Prices are in US dollars and are based on 2 people sharing a room

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