luang prabang

Best of Luang Prabang

Revel in the beauty and charm of Southeast Asia’s most beguiling city in this 4-day excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Luang Prabang. Meet rescued elephants and bears, swim in gorgeous waterfalls, admire gorgeous temples, and experience authentic village life.  

Highlights

Spend time with elephants and bears at ethical conservation centers

Offer alms to monks at sunrise

Premium value at an affordable price

Try local Lao whiskey with locals at the small Ban Xang Hai village

Take a dip in the dreamy Kuang Si Waterfall

About this trip
From Luang Prabang, Laos Pick-up server offered 4 days 3 nights

Excursion information

Itinerary

Day 1: Luang Prabang (-/-/-)

Enjoy an afternoon walking tour visiting Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Visoun, the Melon Stupa and Wat Aham before climbing Mount Phousi to catch the radiant sunset. The tour will conclude at the daily night market where you can shop for local handicrafts on display.

Day 2:  Luang Prabang (B/L/-)

Board a banana boat and lazily journey up the Mekong River for a 90-minute boat ride to the ancient Pak Ou Caves. Comprised of an upper and lower cave, they are historically significant due to monks using them for places of worship as well as personal dwellings in the past.

After the visit to the caves, stop at the Lao Whiskey Village to see how villagers make the potent Lau Lao, a special type of whiskey made from rice. Enjoy the countryside and interactions with local villagers before returning to Luang Prabang for lunch, stopping at Ban Xangkhong Village to see locals weaving silk and creating a special type of eco-paper.

At 2 pm, a representative will pick you up from Mandalao Elephant Conservation and bring you to the small village of Xiem Long for an afternoon of getting up close and personal with beautiful Asian elephants in a responsible way. Prepare your elephant’s dinner, walk with and bathe him or before returning to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon.  The rest of the day is free for leisure.

Day 3: Luang Prabang (B/L/-)

Take a one-hour drive this morning through dense verdant forests, stopping first at a colorful ethnic Hmong Village to learn about one of the 49 recognized ethnic groups in the area. See how the villagers go about their daily life and tend to their livestock and crops before continuing on by car to the magical Kuang Si Waterfalls.

Luscious and flowing, the ethereal Kuang Si Waterfalls found in the middle of a forest are one of nature’s greatest gifts to mankind. Have a swim in the dreamy turquoise pools below the falls or enjoy a walk through the forest before enjoying a picnic lunch.  On the return trip to Luang Prabang, stop at Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Center to see how one woman has rescued 220 bears over the years abused by poachers milking their gall-bladders for bile to use in traditional medicine. Of the 220 rescued across Southeast Asia, 50 are living and playing in this Luang Prabang center.

Day 4:  Luang Prabang (B/-/-)

Rise before the sun and take part in the iconic tradition of Luang Prabang, offering alms to a long line of monks in dusky saffron robes at Ban Vat Sean. The tradition of giving alms stems back to ancient times, with the idea to give without expecting anything in return. Typical alms givings are usually of simple food such as rice or fruit so that the monks can have their one meal per day.

Once the ceremony finishes, enjoy a delicious traditional breakfast before visiting the Royal Palace, nowadays a museum with a wonderful collection of crown jewels, antique cars, royal objects and weapons, artwork and more.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Services Included

  • Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast
  • Tours as per itinerary with local English speaking guide
  • All transfers and transportation with air-conditioned vehicles
  • All boat trips as program
  • All entrance fees as program
  • Meals as indicated in the program

Services Excluded

  • Airfares (international and domestic) and airport taxes
  • Early check-in or late check-out
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Meals other than mentioned in the program
  • Visa fees, travel insurances
  • Additional transfer required due to emergency situation
  • All services which are not mentioned in “services included”
How to book & pay

It’s easy to book excursions with Mundo Asia Tours. If the total amount of the package is less than USD500, the total amount is due at time of booking.
If the total price exceeds USD500, the client is required to pay a 30% deposit of the total price in one of two ways at the time of booking:
Pay by Credit Card
Kindly make deposit/payment via Mundo Asia’s secured online payment. Mundo Asia accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.
Pay by Bank Transfer
Kindly make deposit/payment via bank transfer. Any fees accrued shall be paid by the client and not Mundo Asia.
Any remaining balance shall be paid at least 30 days prior to the arrival date via bank transfer or credit card.

Cancellation policy

In the event of excursion cancellation due to any reason, Mundo Asia must be notified in writing. Cancellation charges may be in effect from the date the cancellation is received as follows:
● More than 21 days prior to arrival: Mundo Asia will refund client’s deposit minus the credit card fees
● Between 7 and 20 days prior to arrival, Mundo Asia shall retain 50% of the total booking cost
● Less than 7 days prior to arrival, Mundo Asia shall retain 100% paid by the client in connection with the booking.

Please note some venues and products like cruises cannot accept cancellations or changes to your booking once it has been confirmed. Client shall be informed of this at time of booking.

Reviews

Very Good 18 December, 2018

It’s actually one of my best trips to Luang Prabang, everything is quite perfect. I think I would come back here next year.

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