5:30am early morning excursion to watch or participate in giving food to hundreds saffron robed.
After breakfast, transfer to the most photographed temple in Luang Prabang, Wat Xieng Thong. Located at the end of the peninsula, close to the Mekong, this temple was built in 1560 by King Setthathirat, the library was added in 1828. You will then board your private long tail boat to cruise up the Mekong River to the famous Pak Ou Caves. Locally called Tam Ting, the caves are filled with thousands of gold-lacquered Buddha statues. The statues range in size from a few centimeters tall to the height of a human and are crammed into the cave which is nestled in a limestone cliff. The caves are also a destination for local pilgrimages.
On the boat journey admire the several waterways that have traditionally been used as the local form of transportation. These waterways continue to be used in that manner today in many parts of the country and a local boat is probably one of the most rewarding ways to discover life along the rivers. As you cruise along, observe the daily activities of fishermen, how they throw their nets in with elegant arm gestures and rely on the water for their livelihood. For the villages settled along the Mekong, the river plays an important role in their daily life and usually represents the only means of transportation and commerce, restaurant then cruise back or Car to Luang Prabang. If time permits, stop on the way back at Ban Xang Hay, a village that specializes in making rice wine.
Once back in Luang Prabang , The city tour begins in the afternoon with your guide who will teach you more about the enchanting World Heritage Town of Luang Prabang. The tour starts at the former Royal Palace, now the National Museum. Continue to Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-relief. During Pimai, the Lao New Year, the Prabang normally housed in the Royal Palace Museum is put on public display in this temple. Next is Wat Sensoukarahm, built in 1718 with a dazzling golden façade and Free at leisure or You may also like to explore the nearby evening hill tribe market on your own, where you may find plenty of local souvenirs to buy such as handicrafts and textiles and overnight in Luang Prabang .
Overnight in Luang Prabang