Go on a 5 night cultural adventure throughout Luang Prabang and experience first-hand the ancient traditions of this spectacular city. Throughout your stay in Luang Prabang you will be led by your private English speaking guide who will teach you about the history and age old rituals of the country such as the morning alms offering to hundreds of saffron-robed monks. Laos’ stunning natural landscape will leave you spellbound with the amazing Pak Ou caves, its picturesque temples of Wat Visoun and Wat Xiengthong and, not forgetting, the breathtaking Kuang Si Waterfalls.
Day 01: Arrival into Luang Prabang Arrive in Luang Prabang – you will meet with your English speaking private guide who will transfer you by private transfer to your hotel, La Residence Phou Vao. You will have the rest of the day free to get settled and explore your surroundings. Lightfoot Travel is happy to make restaurant suggestions for dinner in this charming cultural town. Stay: Belmond La Residence Phou Vao
Day 02: Luang Prabang Today, you have the option to wake up before dawn to witness and participate in the alms offering to hundreds of saffron-robed monks – an awe-inspiring sight for many travelers. This early morning ritual dates back generations in Laos. Watch the town come to life in the morning and then return to the hotel for breakfast. This afternoon, visit the National Museum, the former Royal Palace which houses a collection of valuables including the famous Prabang Buddha statue and gifts from foreign dignitaries.Stay: Belmond La Residence Phou Vao
Day 03: Luang Prabang Temples Today you will be met by your driver at La Residence Phou Vao, and taken on a relaxing drive to explore the temples that surround Luang Prabang. Have the afternoon to relax or explore the town at your leisure before transferring to the 3 Nagas boutique hotel. Stay: 3 Nagas
Day 04: Luang Prabang Mekong River Tour Today you will be transferred to the boat docking station to embark on a 2-hour local motorized boat ride along the Mekong River to visit the famous Pak Ou Caves where hundreds of gilded and wooden Buddha statues are housed inside a towering limestone cliff. Stop by at the local primary school en route to get a glimpse of the education system and infrastructure. You will then be driven back to Luang Prabang after your excursion.
In the afternoon, set out to Phone Say village which lies hidden along the Mekong River – where the women weave while men fish. You will embark on a half-hour walk from the main road and have the chance to experience village life by interacting with local people. This evening, visit the night market for traditional textiles and handicrafts made by the hill tribes. Spend the evening enjoying a drink at the bar at the 3 Nagas, or at one of the many riverside cafes that line the town. Stay: 3 Nagas Day 05: Luang Prabang Kuang Si Waterfall Depart for a one hour drive south to one of Luang Prabang’s most picturesque sights, the Kuang Si waterfall. Stop en route at Phosy market where you can observe the locals trading in fresh produce. On arrival, take a leisurely hike through the national park towards the Kuang Si waterfall. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the tranquil surroundings of the park before you transfer back to the 3 Nagas by private vehicle. Overnight: 3 Nagas
Day 06: Departure Today after check out you will be taken by private transfer to Luang Prabang Airport in time to catch your flight home.
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