Cultural Luang Prabang 5 Days 4 Nights

You spend 5 days to explore the cultural of Luang Prabang: visit Luang Prabang city with Wat Visoun temple, WatXieng Thong, Phousi Hill… Next day, visit Pak Ou cave with thousand of antique Buddha images located in front of Pak ou. Do not miss Kungsi water fall, Bear sanctuary and Elephent village.

Asia focus Travel would like to introduce the detail of tour program as below:

Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival (meal incl: D)

Arrive Luang prabang welcome by local guide and transfer to hotel for check in.

Next we set out for a sightseeing tour, which includes stops at important Luang Prabang temples like Wat Visoun (known as the ‘Watermelon Stupa’ on account of its spherical shape) and Wat Mai. We’ll also see the 16th century temple WatXieng Thong, which epitomizes all the elegance and grace of the city’s architecture.

We end the day by walking up Phousi Hill – the 328 steps lead to the summit and provide the finest panoramic city view.

This evening we transfer out to a local village, where you take part in a traditional Baci Ceremony, involving the tying of strings to ones wrists aims to keep bad spirits away and bring good luck.

Overnight in Luangprabang.

Day 2: Luang Prabang- Pak Ou Cave- Cooking Class (meals incl: B/L/ D)

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the boat pier for a boat trip on the Mekong River to visit Pak ou cave with thousand of antique Buddha images located in front of Pak ou, On the way back, stop to visit Ban Sanghai local rice whisky distillation and ancient pottery village.

Lunch is at local restaurant overlooking the Mekong and cruising downstream for a 02 hours on the Mekong River. Visit Ban Muangkeo where locals collecting river-weed, making one of the most distinctive snacks of Luang Prabang. Return to Luang Prabang by the same boat, continue by car to visit Ban Xangkhong, the well-known village for its wood paper making and also Lao silk weavings with natural dyes, where you can do shopping there.

At 5:30 Pm transfer to the Tamarind Cooking School for a join-in evening class.

The expert chefs will first demonstrate how to prepare authentic Lao dishes. Then it’s your turn to try your hand at cooking local Lao cuisine. Slice and pound your way through the ingredients before cooking each dish in the traditional way. You will be given a cook book that you can take home to practice your newly learn cooking skills and relive your time in Laos.

Overnight in Luang prabang.

Day 3: Luang Prabang- Kungsi Waterfall & Bear Sanctuary (meals incl: B/ L/ D)

We have an optional early wake-up call to participate in giving food to hundreds of Buddhist monks returning from dawn prayers. Otherwise we take a stroll through the morning market. We then head back to the hotel for breakfast.

We will drive to visit the National Museum and the former Royal Palace, home to a collection of valuables including the famous Prabang Buddha statue as well as gifts received from foreign dignitaries. AH’mong market and craft shop are also worthwhile stops.

A winding road takes you through small minority villages (Lao Lum, Khmu &Hmong ) and rice paddies into the lush area of kungsi water fall. As you wander through the cool rain forest you will come upon a majestic tiered water fall tumbling a 100 meters over white limestone formations into turquoise multi-level pools. It is possible to cool off in some of the pools below, or just wade in the water. Walk down the path that follows the stream, passing small pools and ancient trees before arriving at the bear sanctuary. Asiatic black bears, now a class I endangered species, are poached throughout Asia for their supposed medicinal value, young cubs are trafficked from Laos to ‘Bile farms’ where they are kept imprisoned in small cages while their bile is extracted. Free the bears fund established the rescue centre at Tad Kungsi to care for bears rescued from illegal poachers and traders. The rescue center is now home to around 23 bears from newly orphaned cubs to full grown adults. Get back to Luang prabang late after noon.

At 5:30 transfer to Traditional story telling theater is promoting and preserving the local traditional stories – myths, legends, and folktales. Every evening, from 5-6pm, 2 Lao people present a selection of traditional Lao stories in an intimate twenty-five seat theater. The stories are told in English, by a Lao storyteller, with the live musical accompaniment of the khene.

Overnight in Luang prabang.

Day 4: Luang Prabang- Elephant Experience (meals incl: B/ L/ D)

We have an optional early wake-up call to participate in giving food to hundreds of Buddhist monks returning from dawn prayers. Otherwise we take a stroll through the morning market. We then head back to the hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast at the hotel together with your local guide you will proceed to the Elephant Project and the “Elephant Village” about 15 km out of town and in the middle of a green, natural surroundings, settled on the banks of the Nam Khan river. Here you will be introduced to the protected Asian Elephants and go out for a scenic ride in the beautiful settings along the river. Enjoy the new perspective and the wonderful nature on this 1 hour Elephant ride through which you support the rescue of our former logging Elephants. A stunning landscape, tranquility and lush nature gives you a relaxed stay on the back of the Elephant. Lean back in your seat and enjoy…Transfer back to luang prabang. We stop at Yen sabai, where you will see some Lao traditional stencils made with Saa paper. Our next stop is the excellent Arts and Ethnology Center which gives us a further insight into the ethnic mix and culture of Laos (closed on Monday).

Evening performance at the Royal Ballet Theater. Founded in 2002 in cooperation with the Institute of Cultural Research, the Ballet aims to preserve this important aspect of Lao cultural heritage. Watching the spectacular performances of the Royal Ballet, including scenes from the Lao-Ramayana, Lao folk dances and tribal dances will provide a unique experience that you will never forget. Show starts at 6:00pm (Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday). Please note that the Royal Ballet Theater is normally closed from June to September.

 Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 5: Luang Prabang Departure (meal incl: B)

After breakfast at the hotel. Free until transfer to airport flight to next destination.

End of Services!

Quotation:

Classic Tour

5Days/4Nights

Tour price in USD net per person in group of Sup. SGL
Categories 1 2 3 4 – 6 7 – 9 10-14 15 +
Deluxe 1995 1150 1020 950 855 835 790 470
Superior 1550 920 791 740 640 620 580 240
Standard 1440 870 740 685 590 565 530 190
Applied for child from 5 to 11 yrs old.

–          Sharing bed with adult: 50% of tour cost.

–          Extra bed: 75% of tour cost.

–          Twin sharing: 100% of tour cost

Inclusive of above prices: Exclusive of above prices:
• Transportation in private with air-conditions.

• Accommodation in double/twin share room.

• Local English speaking guide.

•   Admission fee to indicated sights.

• Meals: Daily breakfast at hotel with 3 Lunches + 4 Dinners at Local restaurants in Lao set menu.

• Gov’t tax and service charge.

• Luggage handling and water + cold towel during the Tour only.

·         Join Evening cooking class

·         Private Baci ceremony

·         Royal Ballet Theater ticket

·      1 FOC for 16 Pax up based on twin/double share room

·         Visa stamping fee on arrival

·         All air tickets (quoted separately)

·         Travel Insurance in all kinds

·         Single room (quoted separately)

·         Other foreign language guide(quoted separately)

·         Tip, drinks and other personal expenses

·         Other not mentioned in program

·         Optional tours

·         Deluxe meal/Meal at the mentioned

·         Any kind soft drink

Hotel will be used

Hotels quoted in above package based on ROH and similar category
City Option Hotel name & Phone
Luang Prabang
Deluxe Luangprabang view hotel                             (Superior Room)
Superior Santi Resort & spa                                         (Deluxe Room)
Standard My Dream Boutique Resort & Spa              (Classic Room)