Join our "Beauty of Luang Prabang" tour for the luxury experience along Mekong River when visiting the Pak Ou Caves, Kuang Si Waterfalls. Moving around with the luxury Dok Keow Cruise really gives you another look at the beauties of the ancient Luang Prabang. The new dimension and luxury experience of the old classic tours.
On arrival at the airport, you will be met by Laos Senses Travel guide and transferred to check in the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
OPTION: Enjoy a private Baci ceremony after sunset at a local family. The Baci ceremony as a traditional ritual of the Lao people expresses the spirituality of the country and is a highly memorable experience and a deep insight into Lao culture for the participants.
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- Belmond La Residence Phou Vao
Begin the day with a visit to Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. From there, we ascend the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for the panoramic view of the city and the Mekong River. We then visit the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures. Our next stop is the old temple of Wat Sene before visiting the nearby magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture.
After lunch, we embark on the Dok Keow luxury cruise for an upstream ride on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching 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.
At around 4 PM, you come back to the boat to relax and having some snack while our staff set up the beach camp. You will then enjoy the romantic dinner on the sandy beach of Mekong River while listening to the sound of nature. Overnight on board.
Royal Palace, Wat Xieng Thong, River cruise to Pak Ou Caves
Awake on board early today to admire the amazing sunrise over the Mekong River and mountains. After breakfast, we will take the cruise downstream the Mekong River back to Luang Prabang before continuing southward to the authentic Lao village of Meuang Khai. Here we rendezvous with private land transport followed by a short drive through the countryside to the former summer residence of Lao royalty at Kuang Si Falls.
We will stop at the butterfly park exhibit nearby to tour the beautiful gardens before moving on to enjoy the turquoise pools and stunning waterfalls. Kuang Si also hosts the charming International Bear Rescue Centre. Upon return to the boat we will moor for one hour at a quiet location for the lunch before returning to Luang Prabang. We will also make a short stop at Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center, where we can have a short tour to learn more about traditional Lao silk and textile. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Meuang Khai village, Kuang Si Falls, Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center
Free to stroll around the town for your own exploration before being transferred back to the aiport for the departure flight.
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