The spirit of Luang Prabang 5 Days

Itinerary

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the alms procession. This trip features more than what it describes for 5 days in Luang Prabang.

  • Wandering the UNESCO cultural heritage town of Luang Prabang
  • Surprised with the traditional Buddhist alms giving ceremony in the early dawn.
  • Visit the lovely and tranquil villages and sights in the vicinity areas of Luang Prabang.

Day 01: LUANG PRABANG ARRIVAL

Arrival in Luang Prabang, welcome by our driver and then get transfer to your hotel for check in. Rest of the day will be free time at leisure or taking the option of 2 hours traditional Lao massage. Accommodation is at hotel in Luang Prabang.

Meal: None
Tour guide: None

the alms giving procession in the streets

Day 02: LUANG PRABANG – KUANG SI WATERFALLS

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession. AM: After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Royal palace now transformed into the National Museum (closed on Tuesday). Our stroll will also lead us at Wat Mai. PM: We continue our excursion toward Khouangsi Waterfall, en route, we visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, Hmong Village, Ban Ou, Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene, Khmu Village, then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest trails. The Khouangsi Waterfall setting really illustrates paradise. We return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon and continue to Ban Xangkhong, a village well known for silk hand weaving and for traditional Saa Paper making. We return to the city by late evening to observe the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath before heading to the Hive Bar for a drink and to have a look over an ethnic fashion show that displays 95 pieces of traditional clothes from hill tribes of Northern Laos. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide


Day 03: LUANG PRABANG

Breakfast is at the hotel. Enjoy a cooking class in the morning with the visit of local market and taste your own lunch. This activity will afford you to discover the lao cuisine and ingredients. In the afternoon half-day dyeing class: an introduction to all the dye sources. The class includes preparing 3 dye sources and dye silk yarns. Take home the results. Sunset drink and view the sunset from the beautiful Mekong River view at Ock Pop Tok. Then visit TAEC (Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center) where the exhibition will provide you more details on hill tribes in Laos and their customs. End your day by a stroll through the night market that takes place every day from 1600pm in some streets of the town. Option: sunset cruise dinner. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

visit-local-market-in-Laos

Day 04: LUANG PRABANG

Breakfast is at the hotel. The morning will take you a little bit away of Luang Prabang to discover the elephant camp. Located in Ban Xieng Lom, at 15km from the town, this camp aims to protect and preserve the elephant while involving them into the tourism industry. It will afford you to enjoy a first discovery of this animal (symbol of Laos) through an elephant ride (around 60 minutes). In the afternoon, you will embark on a slow boat to cruise up the Mekong to Pak Ou Caves where hundreds of Buddha’s statues and images are crammed. Then return to the town. The boat arrives Luang Prabang before sunset. On arrival to Luang Prabang enjoy visit to the beautiful Wat Xieng Thong and then transfer to the Mount Phousy to enjoy an amazing panoramic view over the town. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Discover Pak Ou cave
Discover Pak Ou cave

Day 05: DEPARTURE LUANG PRABANG

Free at leisure till your transfer time to the airport for your flight home or onward to the next destination. End of services.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: None

Luang-Prabang-End-tour

Pricing

 The spirit of Luang Prabang 5D4N Price in USD per person valid from Jan- March & Oct – Dec, 2018
Hotel category 2 people 3-4 people 5-6 people 6-7 people Single supplement
Standard 683 599 552 531 169
Boutique 708 624 577 557 193

 

 The spirit of Luang Prabang 5D4N Price in USD per person valid from April – Sep, 2018
Hotel category 2 people 3-4 people 5-6 people 6-7 people Single supplement
Standard 658 574 527 506 145
Boutique 688 604 558 536 174

 

LIST OF ACCOMMODATION

City Hotel Room Type
Standard Villa Saykham Standard
Boutique Le Sen Boutique Hotel Deluxe

 

Include & Exclude

Trip Inclusive

  • Accommodation at selected hotels, based on twin/ double occupancy with daily breakfast. Single occupancy must add the supplement single
  • Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle
  • Boat cruise as per mentioned in the program
  • Activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • English speaking guide
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the program
  • All permissions and local taxes
  • Refreshing tissue during the transfer

Trip Exclusive

  • Visas and stamps in Laos: visa available at the border (30 US$ to 45 US$ per person depending on nationality + one passport sized picture + overtime fees; passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond travelling dates. Subject to change without prior notice from local authorities)
  • Domestics and International flights and taxes
  • International flights
  • Drinks, tips, personal expenses (such as an internet, laundry, but not limited to)
  • Travel insurances
  • Banking fees
  • Any other services, meals not mentioned in the proposal
  • Optional tours are subject to the surcharge
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Indochina Voyages
  • Additional charges from the hotel during its peak season

Note:
* Check in time: 02.00pm – Check out time: 12.00pm
* The above prices are not included the compulsory Gala dinner for Christmas and New Year Eve.

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