Culture Extension 4 days

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LAOS

LUANG PRABANG

Culture Extension 4 days
Trip type: Culture
Destinations: Laos
Sightseeings: Luang Prabang & Elephant Ride
Trip starting: Luang Prabang.

Luang Prabang,  Ancient Capital of th kingdom of Lane Xang (Kingdom of a Million Elephants) from the 14th to the 16th century and is an outstanding example of an architectural ensemble built over the centuries combining sophisticated architecture of religious buildings, vernacular constructions and colonial buildings.The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos.

565 USD per person

Based on group of 2 persons
Valid from now until 30 Sep 2017
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697 USD per person

Based on group of 2 persons
Valid from now until 30 Sep 2017
Request your exact group size for better price

Day 1: Welcome to Luang Prabang

Warm welcome upon your arrival in Luang Prabang. Your guide and driver will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel located in the downtown. Luang Prabang is considered the best-preserved traditional city the Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos.
After a short rest you will have a tour to visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai. You then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for a panorama view of Luang Prabang and enjoy the sunset on the Mekong River. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant the you can have a visit to the nigt market before back to hotel .

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Stay overnight: Luang Prabang 

Day 2: Pak Ou cave & Khouangsi Waterfall

An optional early start will give 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 to Laos, it being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual.

Back to hotel for btreakfast then you have a short tour to visit the oldest temple of Wat Seneand the Wat Xiengthong, considered as the classical Laotian architecture. You take a boat trip upstream the Mekong River to visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by devoted pilgrims. Along the way, you will stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where the local rice wine is produced. The village Ban Phanom-well known for its hand weaving is your last stop today before back to town for lunch.

Afternoon you drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest trails. Return to the town by late afternoon, you continue to visit the Ban Xangkhong, a village well known for its silk weavings and for its Saa (jute) Papermaking. Again you back to the city to enjoy the sunset at the Wat Siphouthabath.

  • Meals: Breakfast | Lunch 
  • Stay overnight: Luang Prabang 

Day 3: Elephant ride & Soft Trekking

In the morning you drive to the “Elephant Park Project” along the Nam Khan riverbanks. From there you enjoy one hour of Elephant ride followed by a short and easy hiking tour leading you out into the Fair Trek area to visit a village of the Khamu hill tribe people. Enjoy Lao style Lunch at the Ban Houay Fai. Continue to the Tad Sae waterfall and take a boat trip riding back to the “Elephant Park Project”. Rejoin your car back to Luang Prabang.

  • Meals: Breakfast | Lunch 
  • Stay overnight: Luang Prabang 

Day 4: Luang Prabang departure

In the morning you visit the National Museum (close Tuesday), former Royal Palace  before transfer to airport for your flight home. Have a good journey and thanks for joining us.

  • Meals: Breakfast 
  • Stay overnight: – 

SANTI RESORT & SPA – LUANG PRABANG  

Mountains in the horizon with never ending rice fields at your doorstep and canals of lotus flowers, creeks and waterfalls stretch through the sprawling serene landscape of Santi Resort& Spa. The resort offers elegant designed rooms, bungalows and Suites – all with its own private balcony. The resort offers a free swimming pool, spa, steam sauna and gym-truly a place to unwind, rejuvenate.

LUANG PRABANG VIEW HOTEL

It boasts breathtaking with panoramic views of the countryside valley.  This truly magnificent hotel was restored to its original splendor and is easily among the best one can expect in this world Heritage City. Each category of the rooms represents a myriad of cultures and eras, an inner detailing in draperies, ceilings, teak wood floors and murals.

  • Private airport pick-up & drop off
  • Private sightseeing tour with English speaking guide
  • Private boat trip as per tour program
  • Hotel accommodation – Shared in double room
  • Meals as stated in the program
  • Water and tissues on coach
  • All entrance fees
  • All in-tour flights
  • 24/7 hotline support
  • Guarantee 100% money back if not satisfied
  • Complimentary Vietnam visa on arrival pre-approved letter.
  • Tour duration less than 15 days, visitors from the following countries do not need a visa to Vietnam: Kingdom of Great Britain, Republic of France, Federal Republic of Germany, Kingdom of Spain, Republic of Italy Japan, Korea, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Russia. 
  • International flights & tax
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on Christmas or New Year if any
  • Visa fee
  • Other services not mentioned above

``We just got back. I can't begin to tell you how wonderful it was. We loved every place we stayed. You're a gem. As to the countries themselves: I was totally thrilled, fascinated, absorbed. Hope to do another trip to the region soon. Thanks for all your help.``

Loraine Steven | United States | Oct 2016

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