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Laos is a Southeast Asian country traversed by the Mekong river and known for its mountainous terrain, French colonial architecture, hill tribe settlements and ornate temples.
Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquillity and charm of this UNESCO world heritage town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights makes it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. Located in Luang Prabang, Kuang Si is a breathtaking huge waterfall you shouldn’t miss. It comprises several levels but the water falls from a height of 60 meters in its highest part. The water collects in numerous turquoise blue pools as it flows downstream.
Laotian Royal Palace officially known as Haw Kham which was built during the French colonial era for the King and his family. The site was chosen so that official visitors to Luang Prabang could disembark from their river voyages directly by palace and be received there. In 1975, the monarchy was overthrown and the Palace was then converted into a National museum. Today it houses many artefacts which showcase the richness of Laotian culture.
Pak Ou Caves overlook the Mekong River and located 25 km to the north of Luang Prabang. They are a group of two caves are known for their miniature Buddha sculptures. Hundreds of very small and mostly damaged wooden Buddhist figures are laid out over the wall shelves. They take many different positions, including meditation, teaching, peace, rain, and reclining.
Wat Xieng Thong an outstanding and iconic Buddhist temples created in 1560 and renovated in 1960s. A symbol of great historic importance, this magnificent masterpiece is characteristic of the Luang Prabang style and features an elaborate tree of life mosaic, intricately carved walls, rare Buddhist deities and a 12-metre high funeral carriage. This site is famous as the location for the coronation of Lao kings and as an important gathering place for significant annual festivities.
Day 1: Luang Prabang – Arrival (/)
On arrival at the airport are welcomed and transferred to your hotel. Time permitting we visit the impressive Stupa of Wat Visoun and Wat Mai; then climb the 328 steps to the top of Mount Phousi to take in the beautiful sunset over this town and the Mekong River.
In the evening explore the Street Night Bazaar, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textiles by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.
For late arrivals this can be done on the following day.
Day 2: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou caves – Tad Sae Waterfall (B)
This morning you may want to wake up early and participate in the daily early morning ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black Alms-giving bowls being given offerings from the local people, including the ubiquitous sticky rice.
After breakfast we Board a cruise for an amazing long tail boat journey along Mekong River to where it meets the Nam-Ou River, through the beautiful Laotian countryside passing by local villages Stop at the fascinating Pak Ou caves, which in fact are a cave system of two interlinked caves, crammed full of Buddha statues left behind by pilgrims over generations.
After cave we cross over to Ban Pak Ou for the transport continues to visit Tad Sae a large beautiful waterfall which is cascaded in the forest with a cool natural swimming pool, a refreshing break. Return to Luang Prabang free at your leisure.
Day 3: Luang Prabang – Kuangsi Waterfall (B)
After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. After that we visit the Laotian Royal Palace.
After short city tour we continue to Khuang Si Waterfall about 30mins from Luang Prabang, the waterfall is set in a natural jungle setting and you will have plenty of time to relax or swim in it’s turquoise cool pools. Return to Luang Prabang and spend the rest of the day at leisure
Day 4: Luang Prabang – Xieng Khuang (B)
After breakfast we will depart Luang Prabang heading through the beautiful countryside, along windy roads to Xieng Khouang, located in mountainous lush surroundings, this is the area well known for the archaeological finds of the mystical Plain of Jars, stone structures, dating back to between 500 BC – 500 AD. Spend the afternoon at the Plain of Jars site 1, the biggest jar weighs about 12 tons with good and unknown history.
Day 5: Xieng Khuang – Vang Vieng (B)
After breakfast we depart from Xieng Khuang towards Vang Vieng, a provincial town located by a river. Our journey continues on through mountainous scenery to Vientiane province and Vang Vieng a small rural village which is located in a stunning natural setting, with a backdrop of Limestone Mountains by the river. We arrive here late in the afternoon, to relax and unwind in the evening.
Day 6: Vang Vieng – Vientiane (B)
Our final day takes us from Vang Vieng, to the capital city of Laos, Vientiane. On the way we make one final cave visit to Tham Chang cave, have lunch on the way before arriving into the city, early in the afternoon and checking in to our hotel. After a short time to freshen up, we head out to discover Vientiane, visiting the main temples and colonial monuments that give this city and amazing architectural and cultural contrast.
Day 7: Vientiane – Departure (B)
After breakfast free at your leisure until transfer to Wattai Airport for your award flight ticket
HAVE AN ENJOYABLE JOURNEY!
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