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Luang Prabang heritage

Immerse yourself in the supreme artistic and cultural heritage of Luang Prabang in this 5-day luxurious getaway in the most charming city in Southeast Asia. Splash in the ethereal waters of Kuang Si Waterfall, participate in Buddhist traditions like giving alms and Baci ceremonies, create your very own Hmong batik, and explore rural villages along the stunning Mekong River.

Language spoken on tour

English

Places visited

Luang Prabang
Days 5
Type of tour Private
Hotel

highlights

Itinerary

Day 1 : Welcome to Luang Prabang

Sabaidi and welcome to Luang Prabang, the most beautiful town in Laos famous for its blend of local and colonial culture and architecture. Upon arrival to Luang Prabang Airport, our driver will transfer you to the Belmond, your personal sanctuary of serenity in the mountains of Laos.

Unwind in the lovely jungle garden as you sip a cocktail by the pool relaxing on your first day in Laos and indulge in world-class spa treatments as you enjoy the sunset over nearby Mount Phousi.

Meals: No meals

Accomodation: Belmond La Residence Phou Vao

Day 2 : Create your own Hmong batik designs and sight-see around Luang Prabang

Start your day at Ock Pop Tok, a social enterprise focused on ethical fashion and tour the facility, learning about local silk production and traditional weaving techniques. Observe master artists working with the all-natural products before trying your hand at creating your own Hmong batik designs. This wax resistant, Hmong-style design is placed on hand-loomed hemp and taught by the legendary Grandmother Zuzong, the resident batik teacher.

Next, join a lovely walking tour, visiting Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Visoun, the Melon Stupa and Wat Aham before returning to your hotel for rest and relaxation. We suggest checking out the daily night market in the evening to shop for souvenirs and gifts.

Meals: Breakfast

Accomodation: Belmond La Residence Phou Vao

Day 3 : Swim in the Kuang Si Waterfalls and attend a Baci blessing ceremony

Drive out of Luang Prabang this morning 1-hour south to the out-of-this world Kuang Si Waterfall. Swim and relax in the glowing turquoise waters in your very own version of the Jungle Book. Stop at the Kuang Si Bear Rescue Sanctuary to learn about one woman’s efforts to protect Asian sun and moon bears from illegal poaching and organ theft for medicinal purposes.

Return to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon in time to join a Baci ceremony as the sun sets. Admire the atmospheric setting of lit candles gently flickering during the traditional blessing and national Lao custom offering good luck and health to the participants.

Meals: Breakfast

Accomodation: Belmond La Residence Phou Vao

Day 4 : Meet locals at small villages on your way up the Mekong River to the Pak Ou Caves

Get comfortable aboard a traditional boat for an excursion up the Mekong River to the historical Pak Ou Buddha 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.

Return to Luang Prabang, stopping en route at three local villages, each specializing in unique products. Admire the delicate pottery found in Ban Chan and the exquisite silk weavings of Ban Xang Khong before venturing a sip of the local fiery Lao-Lao whiskey in Xang Hai.

Meals: Breakfast

Accomodation: Belmond La Residence Phou Vao

Day 5 : Offer alms to monks before saying good-bye

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.

After the ceremony, return to the hotel to have your own breakfast before checking out of the hotel and transferring to the Luang Prabang airport for your onward booked travel.

Meals: Breakfast

Tour information

General information

Hotel

Important notes

Services included

  • Shared 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”
General information

Services included

  • Shared 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”
Hotel
Important notes

About this tour

  • This itinerary is a privately guided tour through some of Luang Prabang’s major historical attractions and cultural activities
  • Laos is a conservative country so take care to pack loose, lightweight, long clothing to be respectful and keep cool in the predominantly hot climate
  • An airport arrival and departure transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum of 15 days prior to travel
  • Please ensure your passport has a minimum of 6 months validity remaining at the time of your departure and that the name on your passport matches the name on your booking and airline tickets
  • This package requires a visa to Laos

 

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