from £420 (Land Only)
Single supplement from £150
Day 1 Luang Prabang
On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai. Walk up the 100m hill to the top of Mount Phousi. Enjoy a spectacular sunset, overlooking the city and the Mekong River. In the evening explore the Night Market.
Day 2 Pak Ou Caves
After breakfast, enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong. Take a cruise the Mekong River, offering panoramic views of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. On return, take a short drive to Ban Xangkhong, a village well known for its silk weavings and for its Saa (jute) Papermaking and Ban Phanom, a small village known for its hand weaving.
Day 3 Khouangsi Waterfall
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily traditional morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. Followed by a visit to the morning Phosi Market. Drive to Khouangsi Waterfall en route, visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Hmong Village, Laoloum Village and Khmu Village. During your time at the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall you can take a dip in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest trails. Return to the city by late afternoon to observe the sunset at Wat Phabath.
Day 4 National Museum
Following breakfast visit the National Museum at the former Royal Palace displays a lovely collection of the artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign, there will be free time to venture into town and stroll around the shopping area. Afternoon transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Departures: Daily, all year.
• Private transportation in private air-conditioned
• Accommodation in twin shared
• English speaking guide
• Entrance fees and daily tours
• Meals as Specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
• Government tax and service charge
• Luggage handling
• 2 bottles of drinking water per day during the tour
• Laos Visa
• International flights
• Local tips
• Personal Spending
• Travel Insurance