Travel to a land of mystery and stay in a town so charming it was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Marvel at ancient temples dotting the townscape, tour the National Museum, and take a stroll along the Mekong River. Located at the meeting of the Mekong & Nam Khan Rivers, the town offers visitors that natural & cultural experience so desired from a stay in Indochina. Travel along the Mekong River to the Pak Ou Caves where steps lead to thousands of Buddha statues and where the riverbanks abound with traditions and culture, relax by the multi-tiered Kuangsi Waterfalls outside of town, explore local villages, view the sunset from the top of Mt. Phousi in the centre of the old town, and enjoy a traditional Baci ceremony & dinner.
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Upon arrival in Luang Prabang, you will be met by your local guide in the arrivals who will drive with you to the hotel and assist with check-in. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure.
Today’s early rise will give you the opportunity to participate in the early morning daily ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black alms-giving bowls being given offerings from the locals. Afterwards, return back to the hotel for your breakfast. After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy a full day city tour including visits to the former King’s palace which is now the National Museum, the food market, and Wat Mai. Take a drive outside of the town to see the Kuang Si Waterfalls, including village visits for insight into local traditions. Time is available to visit other temples this day dependent on your interest. This evening, climb up Mt. Phousi for a spectacular panorama of the town of Luang Prabang. NOTE: Royal Palace is closed on Tuesday.
Take a boat trip on the mighty Mekong River and visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves carved into towering limestone cliffs along the riverbank. Inside the caves are thousands of statues of Buddha. Continue down river to Ban Xang Hai village, where the local residents create a unique rice wine called lao lao, and in the afternoon return to Luang Prabang for a short visit to traditional Lao villages at Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xiang Lek. This evening, enjoy a traditional Baci ceremony and dinner at a local restaurant.
After breakfast, meet your local guide in the hotel lobby at the appointed time and then transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
Day 3: Take a boat ride up the Mekong to see the Pak Ou Caves and rural villages.
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