Visit oldest temple in Luang Prabang and the Buddha cave,short boat cruise along the Mekong River, understand why Luang Prabang become to the world heritage.
What to Expect
Day 1: Arrive Luang Prabang
Upon arrival in Luang Prabang, you will be transferred to your hotel. In 1995 UNESCO declared the entire town ofLuang Prabanga World Heritage Site. Nestled in the mountains at the confluence of the Mekong and Khan Rivers, this former royal capital is one of the most delightful towns in all ofAsia. Small enough to explore on foot, the town reveals its charm and history at every turn, with gilded temples on nearly every corner and saffron robed monks strolling the quiet streets. The local markets offer produce, as well as silver and textiles; Hmong tribeswomen come here to shop.
Today, begin to explore this charming town, starting with a visit to Wat Xieng Thong, arguably the most stunning in the country, with its brilliant mosaics. Continue to the Palace Museum, which houses an eclectic collection, including statues, mosaic covered walls, French mirrors, and a piece of moon rock given to "the people ofLaos" by President Nixon. Late afternoon, head to the top of Mt Phousi, with its panoramic views of the city and the surrounding hills. The mountain is dotted with small shrines and monasteries. This is a perfect spot for sunset, as the golden spires of wats are beautifully illuminated.
Day2: Luang Prabang
This morning rise early to witness the monks in their morning meal procession. Return to your hotel for breakfast. Proceed with an excursion up theMekongRiverto the holy caves of Pak Ou, where some of the most famous Buddhist sculpture inSoutheast Asiais found. Re-board your boat and travel downstream to a rice-wine producing village on the banks of the Mekong. Afterwards, visit Ban Phanom, a tribal village well known for its traditional Lao weaving in cotton and silk. Time is allotted for you to purchase some of these beautiful and inexpensive hand-woven cloths. Return to your hotel for the evening.
Day 3: Depart Luang Prabang
Enjoy your free time for souvenir shopping until transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
- English speaking Guide
- Drink Water 2 bottles/day/person
What's Not Included
- Entrance Fee
- Visa Fee
- Extra Charge
Know Before You Go
Mekong boat cruise to Visit the over 4000 Buddhas in the cave.