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Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to hotel. Luang Prabang has been claimed by the UNESCO to be ‘the best preserved city in South East Asia’.
This morning we we explore, Wat Visoun, Wat Khili, Wat Mai and visit the former Royal Palace. This afternoon we head out of town to experience local lifestyle of nearby villagers and visit the most beautiful waterfall in Luang Prabang. On the way, we visit Phosi Market and we will also visit the villages of Ban Ouay and Ban Thapene and the weaving village of Ban Phanom which are populated by Lao ethnic minority groups. We return to Luang Prabang city by late afternoon and at sunset we climb the nearby temple-topped hill of Mount Phousi. From there, we visit the Night Market, where you can find the lovely selection of handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.
Early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms from the faithful residents. Today, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong. We then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside as well as explore the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Phanom. Then you will be transferred to the airport this evening.