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3 DAY(S) CITY BREAKS

Luang Prabang - Pak Ou - Luang Prabang

Savour in the religious traces of Laos culture through impressive and mysterious temples, pagodas and caves.

Highlights

  • Discover Luang Prabang - the best preserved city in South East Asia
  • Enjoy exploring the mountain Phousi for a majestic sunset panorama over the city
  • Explore the mysterious Pak Ou caves with thousands of Buddha statues
  • Visit the local rice wine-making village Ban Xanghai and hand-weaving village Ban Phanom
  • Admire the rich displays a lovely collection of the artifacts at the National museum

Itinerary in Brief

  • Day 1 
    Start with the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai, explore the night market in  Luang Prabang.
  • Day 2
    Explore the mysterious Pak Ou caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims.
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Inclusion

  • Private transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Accommodation in twin share
  • Private boat trip as stated in above sights
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fees to indicated sights
  • Meals: daily breakfast at hotel
  • Tax and service charge
  • Luggage handling, bottles of drinking water every day

Exclusion

  • Visa stamping fee
  • International air tickets to / from Laos
  • Travel Insurance in all kinds
  • Meals: lunch or dinner where not stated
  • Single supplement
  • Tip, drinks, personal expenses and other 

Welcome to Laos. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Luang Prabang, the World Heritage described by the UNESCO as the best preserved city in South East Asia. We will start with the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai then climb up to the top of mountain 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. We will explore the night market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textile made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Today, we enjoy a short sightseeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We then embark in a cruise upstream on the Mekong river, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside as well as explore the mysterious Pak Ou caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, a small village known for its hand weaving. 
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

After breakfast, we visit The National museum (close Tuesday) at the former Royal palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings to the last sovereign. You will have free time to explore the town and shopping before heading to airport for onward flight. Ends of services

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