Luang Prabang – Pak Ou – Luang Prabang

Experience the wonders of the mystical ancient capital of Laos: Luang Prabang. This unique voyage will make you discover the marvelous city of a UNESCO Heritage Site, Pak Ou, also the ancient city of Buddhist temples and pagodas surrounded by a beautiful natural environment.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit of the former Royal Palace, Wat Mai, Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Visun, Watermelon Stupa, Wat Aham, Wat That, Wat Pra Bat Thai
  • Climbing the 328 steps to the top of Mount Phousi to enjoy a panoramic view of the city and the surrounding countryside
  • Enjoy a spectacular evening hill tribe market
  • Perform Tak Bath in the early morning (offerings of food to the monks)
  • Cruise up the Mekong River to visit mysterious Pak Ou Caves
  • Visit a weaving village (Xang Khong) where traditional Lao textiles are woven and where Sa paper is made

Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Luang Prabang
On arrival in Luang Prabang transfer to hotel. In the afternoon visit the former Royal Palace, now the National Museum and Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-reliefs before climbing the 328 steps to the top of Mount Phousi to enjoy a panoramic view of the city and the surrounding countryside. Stop at the evening hill tribe market. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 2 - Luang Prabang - Pak Ou - Luang Prabang (B)
Optional: For early-risers (05h30) there is a very special dawn visit to witness the long lines of orange-robed monks leaving their pagodas to receive offerings of food from Luang Prabang residents. Return to the hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, visit beautiful Wat Xieng Thong showing its best face in the morning sun, before embarking for a boat trip on the Mekong River to visit mysterious Pak Ou Caves. In Pak Ou, thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues are crammed into the two caves carved out of a towering limestone cliff. They range in size from a few centimetres to the size of a human. Return to Luang Prabang.

In the afternoon, continue the exploration of town. In the courtyard of Wat Visun stands the Watermelon Stupa shaped like the fruit it takes its name from. We will also visit Wat Aham where we can find the altar of the 2 genius of Luang Prabang and then visit of Wat That where the ashes of King Sisavang Vong are interred inside the large central stupa.Visit the Wat Pra Bat Thai for the sunset. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 3 - Luang Prabang (B)
In the morning visit a weaving village (Xang Khong) where traditional Lao textiles are woven and where Sa paper is made and from Wat Xieng Lek before transferring to the airport for your flight out.



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