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Luang Prabang Tours
Luang Prabang Wonder
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Price: from 247 US$ per person
  • Highlights: Discover the most beautiful destination in Laos that are Pak Ou Caves, Mekong River, National Museum, Wat Xieng Thong, the oldest temples of Wat Sene, Ban Xanghai village, Ban Phanom village, and Central Market.

    Be prepared to blown away by the array of temples, the culture and the relaxed pace of life in Luang Prabang!  The beautiful city located on the confluence of the Nam Ou and the Mekong River and is made up of distinctive colonial architecture and dazzling temples. Saffron clad monks replace vehicles in this timeless, atmospheric city, as they often wander the small streets.

     

    ITINERARY

     
     

    DAY 1: ARRIVE LUANG PRABANG

     

     
    On arrival at the airport, your guide and private car will meet you and transfer you to the heart of the spiritual capital of Laos. After a short rest, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun, the holiest temple of the city, which was entirely rebuilt in 1887 after being destroyed by the invading Black Flags from Southern China. In the courtyard of Wat Visoun stands the Watermelon Stupa shaped like the fruit from which it takes its name. Then visit the shrine of Wat Aham and Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-relief.

    Next climb the 328 steps that lead to the top of Mount Phousi where you will be rewarded with marvelous views of the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers, the neighboring mountain ranges, and the city buildings. The sunset views are particularly spectacular as the sun casts glorious colors over the peaceful scenery below.  Descend the steps on the opposite side of the hill and stroll to the nearby colorful Night Market. Every evening along the main street, the area’s ethnic minorities gather to sell their handicrafts. The quiet evening atmosphere and soft lights of the stalls combine to create a magical market setting from which to shop for souvenirs.
    You will then be dropped off at your hotel to relax. Evening at leisure.

    Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.


     

    DAY 2: LUANG PRABANG - PAK OU CAVES (B)
     


    Today, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city's oldest temple, Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong where you can see the impressive “tree of life” mosaic pattern set in coloured glass. Its exterior architecture is remarkable with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, representing classical Laotian architecture.

    We then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside. We take an interesting visit to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xang Hai, famous for the distillation of Lao rice wine. On return to Luang Prabang, we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, well known for its hand weaving.

    Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.


    Meals included
    : Breakfast at hotel.

     

    DAY 3: LUANG PRABANG - KHUANGSI WATERFALL (B)
     


    Optional: For early risers, there is a very special dawn visit to watch the monks collecting the alms. As the sun begins to rise, long lines of orange-robed monks leave their pagodas and walk barefoot down the streets collecting offerings from Luang Prabang residents. It is a beautiful, serene ceremony that highlights the spiritualism of the Laos people. From there you will visit the morning Phousi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for  traditional crafts.

    Next you will be driven through the Luang Prabang countryside to Khuang Si Waterfalls (32km southwest of the city). Along the way you will drive through beautiful landscapes of rice fields, hills, and small villages. There are also viewpoints overlooking the Mekong River. Stop en-route to visit a small village which is home to one of the area’s many ethnic minorities. You will have an opportunity to learn about their traditions and culture, much of which has remained unchanged for centuries.

    Upon reaching Khuang Si Waterfall, relax and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. The jungle and dense woods surrounding the falls is perfect for exploring on foot. For the adventurous, it is possible to walk to the top of the falls via a steep track where stunning views await you at the top. These waterfalls cascade down a multilevel limestone formation creating a series of turquoise blue pools perfect for swimming in on a hot day (Note: when bathing please be respectful, wear a sarong and be careful not to show too much skin).

    Return to Luang Prabang by the late afternoon, we continue to visit Ban Xangkhong village, a village well known for silk weavings and for its Saa (jute) Papermaking. Then back to the city by the late evening to admire the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath.
    Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.


    Meals included
    : Breakfast at hotel.

     

     

    DAY 4: LUANG PRABANG - DEPARTURE (B)


    Start this morning with a visit to the former Royal Palace, now the National Museum (close on Tuesdays), where you will explore the history of Laos. It displays a collection of artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through to the last sovereign. Visit the Central Market then free time until your transfer to the airport for your onward flight.


    Meals included: Breakfast at hotel.

     

    End of services.


    TOUR PRICES:
     

    Category 2013 Price per person in US$ in party of: Single
    Surcharge
    01 02

    03-05

    06-09 10-14 15-19 20 up
    Standard Class 560 US$ 377 US$
    353 US$
    285 US$
    270 US$
    252 US$
    247 US$
    67 US$
    First  Class 716 US$ 432 US$ 407 US$ 329 US$ 324 US$ 305 US$ 300 US$ 129 US$
    Superior Class 740 US$ 452 US$ 427 US$ 358 US$ 344 US$ 325 US$ 320 US$ 135 US$
    Deluxe Class 845 US$ 496 US$ 470 US$ 402 US$ 387 US$ 369 US$ 364 US$ 193 US$

     

    INCLUDES:
    -   Transportation by air conditioned vehicle as tour program indicated.
    -   Accommodation in twin shared room.
    -   Boat trip as stated in above sights.
    -   English speaking guide.
    -   Admission fee to indicated sights.
    -   Meals: daily breakfast at hotel.
    -   Gov’t tax and service charge.
    -   Luggage handling and drinking water.
     

    EXCLUDES:
    -  Visa stamping fee on arrival (25 US$ per person).
    -  All air tickets in/to/from Laos.
    -  Travel Insurance in all kinds.
    -  Lunch or dinner unless where stated.
    -  Single room (quoted separately).
    -  Other foreign language guide.
    -  Peak tourist season or special event rates.
    -  Tip, drinks and other personal expenses. 


    HOTELS IN USE:
    The following listed Hotels will be used according to the confirmed travel plan. When the confirmed hotels are not available, Viet Highlights Travel can replace the hotels with the same standard upon your agreement.

    Hotel Category Standard Class Superior Class Deluxe Class Luxury Class
    LUANG PRABANG
    Manoluck Hotel Villa Santi Resort The Grand Luang Prabang Villa Maly

     
    •  Hotels listed above might not be upto standard of your expectation, especially in the remote area where limitation of accommodation.


    CHILDREN POLICY
    :
    - For children between 2 to 12 years old, the following price policy applies:
    + 15% discount on total package if using extra bed in room.
    + 30% discount on total package wouthout using extra bed in room.
    + 10% discount on total package if using private room.
    - Free of charge for infant between 0-2 years old except air ticket.
     

    CANCELLATION POLICY:
    - No Show = 100 % charge.
    - 01-07days = 50 % of the tour price.
    - 08-14days = 30 % of the tour price.
    - 15-30 days = 10 % of the tour price.
    - 31 days up = No charge.

     NOTES:
    · Single travelers who want to stay in their own room will be required to pay surcharge for single supplement;
    · Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure;
    · Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number.
    · Children whose traveling documents are attached to parent’s passport must travel with the parents.
    · All tours & transfers are all based in English Speaking local guides. For other languages, please contact us for new quotations.
    · Itinerary Change to the confirmed itinerary may happen because of traffic, weather, or any other conditions not under our control such as war, strike, fire, acts of government, riot, etc. We will do our best to make sure that all the travel will be similar.
    · Transportation and Restaurants: The cars, vans or coaches for the land transportation should be in good shape with air conditioner. All restaurants should be tidy and clean.

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