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Tour Highlights:
Day 1: Arrival – Vientiane – City Tour
Day 2: Vientiane – Luang Prabang – City Tour (B)
Day 3: Luang Prabang – Kuangsi Waterfall (B)
Day 4: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves – Kamu Lodge (B,L,D)
Day 5: Kamu Lodge – Luang Prabang – Departure (B)

Day 1: Arrival – Vientiane – City Tour
Upon your arrival in Vientiane, your local guide and private car will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for check-in. Welcome to Vientiane, the capital of Laos located on a curve of the Mekong River. Vientiane has a recorded history that stretches back to around 1000 AD. The area was originally settled because of the fertility of the surrounding alluvial plains, and Vientiane became the capital city of Laos around the mid-16th century.

In the afternoon, we will start to visit Patuxay monument, Laos’ version of the Arc de Triomphe, where you can climb the stairs to the roof for sweeping panoramic views of the city. Next, your tour takes you to That Luang, the holiest site in Laos, constructed by King Setthethirat in the 16th century; the temple is resplendent as the sun is shines upon its towering golden spire. Then, we will continue to the serene Wat Sisaket, the only temple left intact after the Siamese (Thai) invasion in 1828. It is one of the most beautiful temples in the capital, and its breezy teak covered hallways are filled with thousands of miniature Buddha statues. We continue on to the nearby Wat Phra Keo. Used as a religious museum, Wat Phra Keo displays a collection of both Lao and Khmer works of art. Also nearby, is the Presidential Palace. Although you are not allowed to visit inside, it is a good glimpse in to the town’s colonial past as this building formerly served as the French governor’s palace. Stop at Wat Simuang, the most popular and venerated temple in Vientiane, as it is considered the guardian of the spirit of the city. Upon its grounds, you will find an Angkorian-era pillar and it is a popular belief that if you circle it three times and make a wish, then that wish will come true. This evening, we will stroll along the Mekong River to enjoy the beautiful of sunset.
Overnight in Vientiane

Day 2: Vientiane – Luang Prabang – City Tour (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, we will visit to Morning Market (Talad Sao) to discover the Lao traditional silk, silvers, gold, and other souvenirs before transfer to Vientiane International Airport for your onward flight to Luang Prabang.

Arrive Luang Prabang, you will be met and transfer you to your hotel for check-in.

This afternoon, your city tour begins with a visit to the former Royal Palace, now the National Museum, where you will explore the history of Laos. We continue on foot to Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-relief, and Wat Sensoukarahm, which features a beautiful dazzling golden façade. Lather this afternoon; you will be taken on a brief orientation tour of the spiritual capital of Laos. Climb the 328 steps that lead to the top of Mount Phousi where you will be rewarded with marvelous views of the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers, the neighboring mountain ranges, and the city buildings. The sunset views are particularly spectacular as the sun casts glorious colors over the peaceful scenery below. Descend the steps on the opposite side of the hill and stroll to the nearby colorful Night Market. Every evening along the main street, the area’s ethnic minorities gather to sell their handicrafts. The quiet evening atmosphere and soft lights of the stalls combine to create a magical market setting from which to shop for souvenirs.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 3: Luang Prabang – Kuangsi Waterfall (B,D)
Optional: For early risers, there is a very special dawn visit to watch the monks collecting the alms. As the sun begins to rise, long lines of orange-robed monks leave their pagodas and walk barefoot down the streets collecting offerings from Luang Prabang residents. It is a beautiful, serene ceremony that highlights the spiritualism of the Laos people. Return to the hotel for breakfast

After breakfast, we will start our morning’s tour at Wat Xieng Thong, Laos’ most photographed temple. Located at the end of the peninsula, close to the Mekong River, this temple was built in 1560 by King Setthathirat. We continue to 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, visit the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre, a museum dedicated to exploring the rich diversity of Laos’ ethnic minorities. Traditional costumes, tools, and artifacts are on display alongside in-depth descriptions and written histories. It is a great opportunity to gain insight in to the Lao people (note: closed on Monday).

After lunch, we will visit the refreshing waters of the Kuang Si Waterfalls, located at 32 km from Luang Prabang. These waterfalls cascade down a multilevel limestone formation creating a series of turquoise blue pools perfect for swimming in on a hot day. The jungle and dense woods surrounding the falls is filled with wildlife and pleasant walks can be taken along the natural footpaths. (Note: when bathing, please wear a sarong, no bare bodies). En route, there is an option of stopping at a small village inhabited by one of the country’s numerous ethnic minorities where you will learn more about their traditional way of life and unique customs.

In the late afternoon learn the secrets behind the delicious Lao cuisine with a cooking class at Tamnak Laos run by on of Luang Prabangs most famous restaurants. The expert chefs will demonstrate how to prepare four authentic Lao dishes; you then taste them and choose three to cook yourself. You will be given a cook book that you can take home and use as a guide to impress your family and friends with new flavors and your new expertise. The cook book also offers ideas of how to use some Lao delicacies in western dishes. As a reward for your hard work, sit down to a delicious meal of the dishes you have helped create.
Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 4: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves – Kamu Lodge (B,L,D)
After breakfast depart from Wat Xieng Thong pier to embark on a cruise up the Mekong River from Luang Prabang to the Kamu Lodge. Along the way stop at the Pak Ou Caves. Locally referred to as Tam Ting, these two caves are carved out of towering limestone cliffs and contain thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues. The Buddhas range in size from a few centimeters to the size of a human. The caves are as well a destination for local pilgrimages. Continue upriver for another hour to reach the Kamu Lodge for lunch time. The Kamu Lodge features 20 private canvas tents, each one of which is protected from the elements by a thatch roof. The tents are also decorated with bamboo and wooden furniture allowing the Lodges’ grounds to harmoniously blend with surrounding nature. They each feature private attached bathroom and toilet with solar powered hot water and electricity. This afternoon, you may choose to participate in a variety of different activities. You will be rewarded with a very original Lao experience:
- Rice planting and harvesting in surrounding rice fields
- Gold panning (January to June) in the Mekong. Anything you find is yours!
- Forest walks in search of medicinal plants
- trekking through the forest to waterfall
- Traditional fishing techniques in the Mekong. You can sample your catch for dinner!
- Local village visit and encounters

Overnight at Kamu Lodge

Day 5: Kamu Lodge – Luang Prabang – Departure (B)
This morning is at your leisure to enjoy breakfast and relaxing surroundings of the Kamu Lodge. Travel by boat down the Mekong to Luang Prabang, arriving in time for lunch.

After lunch, you will be transferred to Luang Prabang International Airport for your onward flight to your next destination.

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OUR SERVICE INCLUDED
+ Accommodation at selected hotels based on Single, Double/Twin Room with diary breakfast.
+ Meals as indicated in itinerary. B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner.
+ English speaking local Guide (One city guide)
+ All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary
+ Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles with driver in the itinerary
+ Boat trip as mentioned in the program
+ Kamu Lodge package 2days/1night
+ All permissions and local taxes