PEACEFUL WEEKEND IN LUANG PRABANG

PEACEFUL WEEKEND IN LUANG PRABANG

If you feel tired after a working week, it means you need a break, a relaxation. Travel in weekend is a good idea for an equilibration. Between many attracting destinations, Luang Prabang, an UNESCO’s World Heritage in Laos, will be a good choice which makes you impressed by the tranquil atmosphere ruling at the foot of the temples, by its French influences in its architecture and cuisine, by the long queue of saffron monks with their black alms-giving bowls who are waiting along the street to receive offerings and many rural activities of local peoples. Engage yourselves in this wonderful ambiance to experience a real slow life in Luang Prabang.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT LUANG PRABANG (Flight ticket with supplement)

Upon arrival, when you leaving the airport terminal please look for a tour guide displaying a welcome signboard with your name  and a private transfer to your hotel for check – in  and follow by a half day sightseeing tour around the town visiting Wat Visoun, the holiest temple of the city, which was entirely rebuilt in 1887 after being destroyed by the invading Black Flags from Southern China. In the courtyard of Wat Visoun stands the Watermelon Stupa shaped like the fruit from which it takes its name. then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River.  As early as 6pm, local people get ready for the daily Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by the local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.

Dinner at local restaurant and Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals -
  • D

DAY 2: LUANG PRABANG - PAKOU CAVES

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

Meals -
  • B
  • L
  • D

DAY 3: LUANG PRABANG / DEPARTURE (Flight ticket with supplement)

After breakfast, visit  the morning Phosi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, Hmong Village, Ban Ou, Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene, Khmu Village, then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the turqoise pools or walk along the forest trails. After returning to Luang Prabang and Transfer to the airport for your flight departure.

End of our Services

Meals -
  • B
  • L

Standard hotel (3 stars)

2 Persons $ 420

3 - 4 Persons $ 338

5 - 7 Persons $ 276

Superior hotel (4 stars)

2 Persons 483

3 - 4 Persons 340

5 - 7 Persons 303

Note: This price is not applied for peak season (from 20 to 31 Dec 2018). A supplement could be added for Eve Christmas and Eve New Year 2019 if your trip falls in this period.

 

SUPPLEMENT FOR AIR TICKETS: Subject to change without prior notice

  • Flight ticket Ha Noi / Luang Prabang (VN 931 12:50 – 13:55), in economic class: + USD 169 per person
  • Flight ticket Luang Prabang / Ha Noi (QV 313 17:10 – 18:30), in economic class: + USD 155 per person

 

SERVICES INCLUDED:

  • Accommodation in Twin or Double shared room with daily breakfast
  • Private transfers and transportation on tour with
  • Sightseeing with local English speaking guide
  • All Entrance ticket fees as specified 
  • Meals as mentioned: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner (drinks at own account)
  • Cold towels and water on sightseeing days
  • Services charges and government taxes.

 

SERVICES EXCLUDED:

  • Laos Visa (please read visa information in "Additional Information" tag.
  • Airport Assistance Service
  • Other meals where not mentioned in the program
  • Other flights
  • Hotel early check in / Late check out
  • Overweight luggage, separate luggage truck
  • Personal expenses and Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Other services not listed in inclusive column

IMPORTANT NOTES:

VISAS

Please make sure your passport is valid more than 6 months from the date of arrival in each country you are visiting. It is also to be sure that there is sufficient space in your passport to allow for all immigrations procedures. At least 3 blank pages are required due to the full page visas used in each country of South East Asia

Kindly note that visa service is not included in our proposal. Please contact me for any visa service or guidance. Please note the following general information (subject to change) concerning visas for our part of the world.

Laos visa fee: USD$36 per person for visa on arrival ($37 after 5pm or weekends). Bring payment in US dollars and two passport photos.

INSURANCE

The package tour price does not include personal insurance. We recommend you purchase adequate travel insurance before you make full payment for your journey.

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