Laos Highlight - 05 days
Soft adventure in a great style to discover Luang Prabang is the UNESCO World Heritage City to the capital city of Laos. You will visit the stunning Wat Xienthong and taking the boat excursion upstream to Pak Ou caves (Also known as Thousand Buddha Cave) is the sacred spot of Mekong River head in Laos. Get to know Laos product the whisky in Whisky village on the river bank as well as stop at Ban Xangkhong is an ethnic weaving village &mulberry paper village.Taking a cooling swim in the fall’s turquoise waters of Kuangsi Waterfalland catch up sunset and the panorama photo of Luang Prabang from Mount Phousi hilltop temple. it’s worth to join the Buddhist Alms Giving Ceremony. Hop on to Vientiane to see Wat Si Saket, Wat Ho Phrakeo, Patu Xay, especially visitthe national symbol and the most sacred monument in Laos, That Luang.
Wat Xienthong – Traditional long tail boat trip to Pak Ou caves - Whisky village - Kuangsi Waterfall - Mount Phousi to catch up sunset and panorama view - Wat Si Saket - Wat Ho Phrakeo - Patu Xay Victory Monument – That Luang sacred monument.
Day 01: Arriving Luang Prabang – City Tour
Welcome to the city of UNESCO World Heritage city, Luang Prabang.
Upon your arrival at the airport will be met and greeting by Travelloops experienced English-speaking guide to transfer for checking in at your hotel.
Luang Prabang is one of the beautiful provinces in Laos, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. Considered by many travellers and writers as being the heart of Laotian culture, the tiny town is encircled by mountains and is 700 metres above sea level at the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers. Here visitors are subjected to an inflamed economic bubble that does not apply to the rest of the country. Being Laos' premier tourist destination and (one of Southeast Asia's most beautiful spots, ironically tourists will pay more for the innate pleasures of eating, drinking and sleeping than they would in the country's capital city Vientiane.
In the afternoon starting to visit to Wat Xienthong the most famous and beautiful temple in the old town dating back to the 16thcentury, is a symbol of great historic importance, this magnificent masterpiece is characteristic of the Luang Prabang style and features an elaborate tree of life mosaic, intricately carved walls, rare Buddhist deities and a 12-metre high funeral carriage. Also known as the ‘Golden Tree Monastery’, Wat Xieng Thong acts as a gateway to Luang Prabang as it is strategically situated close to where the Mekong joins the Nam Khan River.Continue to see the Melon Stupa and Wat Aham following by enjoy to climb the 328 steps up to Mount Phousi for the sunset to catch up the picture of city in panorama.
Let’s explore in the evening,
Night Market is one of the best of its kind in the world and delights everyone with its crafts, trinkets and street food.
Day 02: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves
After breakfast, you will embark on a slow boat trip to Pak Ou caves and some people known as Thousand Buddha cave, it is approximately 32km up stream of Mekong river. A long your pleasant way there will be making a stop to visit the whisky village to discover the process of villager products the potent rice whisky (Lau Lao) and knowing deeper of locals who are living here. Continue boarding on the long tail boat to see Pak Ou Cave. The caves have a history dating back thousands of years. Packed with over 4,000 Buddha icons, the caves, a shrine to the river spirit and Lord Buddha, are set in a dramatic limestone cliff at the point where the Mekong joins the Nam Ou River. There are two caves to visit, the lower cave called Tham Ting and the upper cave ThamTheung, both boasting miniature Buddhist figures that are mostly made from wood.
Back up the energy by having a lunch break at the typical local restaurant on the river side.
The afternoon will travel downstream back to Luang Prabang along the riverside with private air-conditioning vehicle via visiting Ban Xangkhong is a small ethnic weaving village & mulberry paper village.
Meal: Breakfast included
Day 03: Luang Prabang – Kuangsi waterfall
As your usual day in the morning enjoy with a nice breakfast at the hotel before starting your busy day. Your services are ready to beginthe day tour with the experienced guide and private driver. A 29 km distance to see Kuangsi Waterfall by driving through the lush scenery and villages. It’s a biggest waterfall in the Luang Prabang area with three tiers leading to a 50-metre drop into spectacular azure pools before flowing downstream. The pools also make great swimming holes and are very popular with both tourists and locals. The pools also have cascades of up to five metres high with deliciously cold water due to the shade given by the surrounding lush tropical jungle, if you don’t fancy a swim then you can relax in the shade and watch others having fun jumping in and out of the water. There are trails allowing you to climb up to the top where you can see the stream feeding into the falls and enjoy some more natural pools.
On arrival at the falls, Travelloops would recommend to take a cooling swim in the fall’s turquoise waters follow by your picnic lunch is served.
Mid-afternoon return to Luang Prabang via visiting the minority village of Hmongand stop for pictures of the beautiful lush scenery along the way.
Meal: Breakfast included
Day 04: Luang Prabang – Vientiane
Rising up very early this morning at 05:30am that will travel by private vehicle to Ban Vat Sean to observe a long line of monks collecting alms’ ceremony. A Laos tradition, the Buddhist Alms Giving Ceremony. Despite being a highly revered ritual for locals, visitors are encouraged to be involved as long as a level of respect is maintained throughout.
Return to your hotel for having breakfast then continue the activity by visiting the former Royal Palace Museum,was once Laos' Royal Palace worth to visithousing many special items, was built in 1904, it’s a blend of Lao and French architecture. It was built for King SisavangVong and his family during the French colonial era.
The airport transfer is ready to drop you off, depending on your domestic flight to the capital of Laos, Vientiane. Upon arrival Vientiane airport you will be met and greeting by Travelloops guide and driver for transferring to checking in at your hotel then free time at leisure or wandering to explore this small city but extremely vibrant.
Meal: Breakfast included
Day 05: Vientiane city tour - Departure
In the morning enjoy having the breakfast at your hotel before beginning your excursion in the capital, Vientiane. Visiting the city highlight from Wat Si Saketis standing in the central of Vientiane, its cloister wallmakes the Wat famous and housing thousands of tiny Buddha images and rows with hundreds of seated Buddhas, mainly date from the 16th and 19th centuries and come in all sizes and are made from wood, stone and bronze – more than 6,800 Buddhas in total. Continue to see Wat Ho Phrakeo(Haw PhraKaew), was originally constructed in 1565 as the Lao royal family’s personal chapel, was a home for the Emerald Buddha unfortunately the statue was stolen. You will also see the national symbol and the most sacred monument in this country, That Luang(its image is on Laos’ official seal) as well as stop at Patu Xay is a national victory monument and the morning market.
Laos Holiday with Laos Highlight - 05 days, it is a soft adventure in a great style with Travelloops.
Experience and having fun with holiday from Luang Prabang to Vientiane. Travelloops tour guide and driver will transfer you to the airport for departure flight.
Meal: Breakfast included