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Unique Luang Prabang

From US$ 471 per person
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highlights
  • Vat Xieng Thong
  • Kuang Si Waterfall
  • Alms giving to monks
  • Vat Sene
Earlier known as “Lane Xang Kingdom” (Country of A Million Elephants), Laos was founded in the 14th century with the help of Khmers and became the biggest kingdom of East-Asia until its fall during the 19th century. Today, Laos is a discreet country, unknown by most but loved by all who have travelled there, having been won over by the beauty of the landscapes and the smile of Lao people. This tour with duration of 4 days will guide you to discover the charm of our former royal capital and today’s spiritual and cultural UNESCO World Heritage listed town at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers.
Day 1: Arrival in Luang Prabang

Flight: Assumed flight arrival from Bangkok (BKK) or Hanoi

Note: Upon your arrival at Luang Prabang International Airport, it is possible to obtain your visa on arrival (VOA). Simply bring 1 passport picture along with between USD 30 and 45 / person in cash, visa fees varying from one nationality to another. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months beyond your return departure date. Visa on Arrival forms are available before immigration counters.

Welcome by your Lao English -speaking tour guide in the arrival hall and transfer to your hotel for check in.

Late afternoon, enjoy a brief orientation tour of Luang Prabang. Make a stop at Mount Phousi where you can climb the 328 steps to the top to enjoy a panoramic view of the city and the surrounding countryside. Afterwards your guide will accompany you on a stroll through the evening hill tribe market in downtown Luang Prabang.

Today you have the unique opportunity to experience one of Laos’ oldest traditions: The Baci Ceremony. The purpose of the Baci, which is a mix of Animist and Buddhist beliefs, is to call back escaped spirits to the body. This is something that is very important before major events such as weddings, births, travel or welcoming friends.

Accommodation in Luang Prabang.

Day 2 : Luang Prabang – Pak Ou caves (B)

Enjoy a morning by visit to the beautiful Vat Xieng Thong, one of the most important temples in Laos. Then, continue to the pier to board your long-boat for a highly scenic 2 ½ hour boat ride up the Mekong River to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. In Pak Ou, thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues are crowded into the two caves carved out of a towering limestone cliff. They range in size from a few centimeters to the size of a human. Return to Luang Prabang.

This afternoon explore some of Luang Prabang’s most important temples. Start with Vat Visoun, where you will see the famous Watermelon Stupa, shaped like the fruit it takes its name from and continue to visit Vat Aham where you will see the altar of the 2 geniuses of Luang Prabang. Continue your visit to Vat That, where the ashes of the last King of Laos, King Sisavang Vong are interred inside the large central stupa. View the sunset from the beautiful view at Ock Pop Tok with soft drink.

Accommodation in Luang Prabang.

Day 3 : Luang Prabang – Kuang Si waterfall (B)

For early-risers (05h30) there is a very special dawn visit to witness the long lines of orange-robed monks leaving their pagodas to receive offerings of food from Luang Prabang residents. Return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast your city tour begins at the former Royal Palace, now the National Museum. The Royal Palace was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family, and is now home to exhibits of art and jewels as well as the residence itself. From there, continue on foot to visit Vat Mai, and Vat Sene with its beautiful golden façade. This afternoon depart to Kuang Si Waterfall, 30 km south-west of Luang Prabang. En-route you will make stops to visit ethnic minority villages. It is possible to hike to the top of the falls via a steep trail, and if the weather is good, you might enjoy a swim in the clear water at the foot of the falls.

7pm – Head to Hive Bar to attend an “Ethnik Fashion Show” with drinks and snacks (included). This shows displays 95 different costumes from ethnic minority people inhabiting northern Laos. It is the largest private collection of costumes in Asia. They are worn by young Laotian models willing to showcase the rich diversity their country has to offer.

Accommodation in Luang Prabang.

Day 4 : Departure Luang Prabang (B)

Morning, visit TAEC, the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre. Depicts Laos ‘rich ethnic diversity with themed rotating exhibits. It is hosted in a former French colonial times judge’s mansion. Heritage House being a perfect example of Luang Prabang traditional building, made of wood on poles, at the back of Vat Xieng Muane.

Transfer to the airport.
what’s included
  • Accommodation at selected hotels, based on twin/ double occupancy with daily breakfast. Single occupancy must add the supplement single
  • Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle
  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • English speaking guide
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the program
  • All permissions and local taxes
  • Refreshing tissue during the transfer
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • SGL room surcharge
what’s excluded
  • Visas and stamps in Laos: visa available at the border (35US$ per person, + one passport sized picture + overtime fees; passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond travelling dates. Subject to c
  • Domestic and International flight and taxes.
  • Camera and video fees if applicable
  • Drinks, tips, personal expenses (such as internet, laundry, but not limited to)
  • Travel insurances
  • Banking fees
  • Any other services, meals not mentioned in the proposal
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Highso-Travel
  • Not including any additional charges from hotel during its peak season, the additional charge is to be advised up on the request of booking during peak season.
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 4 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Starts/Ends Luang Prabang, Laos/Luang Prabang, Laos
Good to know Payment

A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

Full payments for this trip needs to be received upon confirmation of the tour. The tour can be cancelled without charge 1 week prior to departure. The tour can be amended to another day free of charge up to 48 hours prior to departure.
CancellationFree cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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