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An experience we will never forget
March 24, 2012

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Luang Prabang is named after the gold image of sacred Buddha, the Prabang. This little town is considered the seat of Laos culture with a number of cultural treasures.


Detailed program


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Day 1: Arrival – Luangprabang (L)
Arrive in Luang Prabang, the ancient first capital of Lane Xang kingdom, the center of religious life in Laos and today the World Heritage City. Arrive in Luang Prabang and transfer to hotel for check in.
Short trip to visit Luang Prabang city: Wat Visoun, the 16th century temple served as a small museum for religious artifacts; Wat Aham, the early 19th century temple, whose two guardian figures at the foot of the steps which represent two characters from the Ramayana - Hanuman, the Monkey God and a fierce Yaksa; Wat Xiengthong, the 16th century temple which, more than any temples in Luang Prabang, epitomizes all the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang architecture;  Climb up Phousi Hill, the 328 steps leads to the summit of Phousi hill that dominates the sky-line of Luang Prabang overlooking the finest panoramic view in the whole Luang Prabang. From there, we explore Street Night Bazaar, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang
 
Day 2: Luangprabang – Pak Ou Cave (B,L )
We depart hotel to the boat landing, and take an excursion by boat upstream on the Mekong to visit Pak Ou cave in the side of a lime stone cliff and opposite of the mouth of the Mekong and Ou rivers. The sanctuaries at Pak Ou consist of two large caves, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images, which range from mere centimeter to two meters in height. En route, Lao typical villages are barely visible behind a screen of foliage. Slender canoes bobbing by the shore, bamboo poles and floats mark the location of nets and fish traps. Our first stop will be at Ban Muangkeo, a well-known village for Lao traditional rice whisky, namely Laoh-Khao to be distilled. We are welcome to taste it and also take away. Lunch is served at a riverside restaurant. We arrive back at Luang Prabang in late afternoon, visit the National Museum, the former Royal Palace which houses the collection of valuables including the famous Prabang Buddha statue, gifts received from foreign dignitaries…etc, Overnight in Luangprabang.
 
Day 3: Luangprabang – Departure (B)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight departure. End of services


Price and Included

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Supplement
Single supplement (57 USD) Single supplement (48 USD)
Single Supplement (45 USD)

Hotels list of this tour Stars Cities
Villa Chitdara hotel. LUANG PRABANG

Included

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  • Accommodation in hotel or homestay as mentioned in the program (based on 2 persons/room)
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
  • Air-conditioned private vehicles for all transportations
  • English speaking local guide
  • Boat trip as mentioned in the program
  • Government taxes & service charges


Excluded

  • Accommodation & Airfare
  • Visa to Laos
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Bank fees for payment
  • Tips & personal expenses as drinks, laundry, phone….

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