- Number of Days: 5 Days 4 Nights
- Price: $ 968.00
- Tour Code: LATHC/F05
- Tour Dates: Every Thursday Private Tour
On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Dinner , if Time Permit – we also Have a time visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.
After breakfast, we enjoy a short guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, representing classical Laotian architecture. We then board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which gives us a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquer Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. En route, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where the local specialty of rice wine is produced.
Once back in Luang Prabang city we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, a village well known for its hand weaving. We also have time to visit Ban Xang Khong, Ban Xienglek, small villages well known for silk weavings and for Saa(jute) Papermaking We then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred,
gilded stupa as well as a panoramic view of the city at sunset and the Mekong River.
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (often in the form of sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual.
First, we visit the Phousi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, After breakfast, with a visit to the former Royal Palace and Houses (Museum), which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. We also visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun.
Following lunch, Afternoon you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, a Hmong village, Ban Ou a Laoloum village and Ban Thapene, a Khmu village. This then takes us to the beautiful Khuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. We then return to the cityby late evening to admire the sunset at Wat Thabath Tai.
After Breakfast, transfer to the airport for your Domestic flight (Excluded in tour fare) to Vientiane. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the hotel.
City Tour, visit the oldest Wat Sisaket, the temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to Lao’s national precious heritage, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop en route to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Dinner
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight to Singapore
- 3N Sada or Manoluck 3* (Deluxe Room)
- 1N Vientiane Plaza 4* (Superior)
In event VTE Vientiane Plaza not available, it will be replaced by Mercure 4*(Sup), Saibaidee Hotel 4* (Sup) or Ibis 3* (Std)
- Meals (Full board), sightseeing (include entrance fees) as per itinerary
- Return transfer with English speaking guide
- Int’l airfare/taxes SIN/LPQ//VTE/SIN
- Domestic one-way airfare LPQ/VTE
- Visa fees (where required)
- Personal insurance
- Tipping for guide / driver @ USD 6 /pax/ day