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Day 1 - Arrive in Thai-Lao border, Houay Xai
After transferring from Chiang Rai to the Thai-Lao border crossing at Houay Xai, our guide will meet you at the Lao immigration office and assist you with the visa process.Then you'll board a traditional slow boat for a 2-day river cruise down the mighty Mekong River.You will visit some local villages before arriving at the small village of Pakbeng for the night
Mekong River runs from the Tibetan Plateau through China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. It is the world’s 10th longest river, with an estimated length of 4,909km. The Mekong Basin is the second richest area of biodiversity in the world, exceeded only by the Amazon. The name Mekong is derived from Lao and Thai and reflects these peoples'reverence for the river as their “mother.” Lao PDR sits nearly timeless on the mother river, still one of Asia’s most unvisited and unchanged countries.
Day 2 - Pakbeng – Pak Ou Caves – Luang Prabang
As you make your way down the river, you will pass areas of un-spoilt forest supporting little villages along the riverbank. You will visit a fishing village and a rice winemaking village and perhaps even taste some the beverage known as Lao Lao (rice whiskey). You’ll also stop to see the famous Pak Ou caves, filled with hundreds of Buddha images of all styles and sizes. The lower cave, known as Tham Ting, is naturally lit, but the upper cave, Tham Phum, is deeper and darker, so watch your step. (Both caves are accessible by stairs.) This journey will end at Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Day 3 - Buddhist Alms Giving Ceremony & Walking Tour
Get up early to observe the Buddhist Alms Giving Ceremony at 5:40am if you like.You will continue to explore the open-air Morning Market in the old town on foot. There's only a few large grocery stores here—instead, food is still produced by small farming families and villages and were brought to Luang Prabang for sale from the surrounding rural areas. Your guide will explain some seasonal vegetables and fruits to you and he will also guide you pick some snacks.Return to the hotel for breakfast.
A short walk from the market is Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham (“New Monastery”), National Museum (Royal Palace) and Hor Phra Bang. After the visit, continue to Heuan Chan Luang Prabang for a short activity and learn how to make Banana Leaf and Flower.
After lunch, continue to Wat Street and visit Wat Sene, Wat Sop Sickharam, Wat Sibounheuang and Wat Xieng Thong. You will finally walk along the Nam Khan River towards Mount Phousi before return to hotel.
Day 4 - Kuang Si Waterfall & Local Villages
Today your private guide and driver will take you to visit the beautiful Tad Kuang Si Waterfall.You will have the opportunity to visit Hmong and Khamu villages on the way. Hmong and Khamu villages have different structures and ways of life; here, you can learn about their traditions and the differences between Lao, Khamu and Hmong culture.Then drive to the wonderful Tad Kuang Si Waterfall,where you can splash around in the turquoise pools or wander around in the forest trails.
Day 5 - Luang Prabang - Vientiane
After breakfast drive to airport for short flight to Vientiane, your private guide and driver will escort you to your hotel for check in. The rest of the day is free at your leisure.You can relax at your hotel or explore the surrounding area.
Day 6 - Vientiane Sightseeing
Today you will pay a visit to the oldest Buddha park - Wat Sisaket with thousands of tiny Buddha statues and the former royal temple Wat Pra kaew built as the Lao royal family's personal chapel and it houses the famous Emerald Buddha Image. En route to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you will stop to take some photos of the imposing Patuxay Monument,well known as Vientiane's Arc De Triumph.
Lunch at local restaurant,and then continue your visit to the Wat Xieng Khoun(Buddha Park) where more than 200 Buddha images are found along the banks of the Mekong River. After visit the COPE center, shopping, transfer back to hotel free and relax at your hotel.
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- 3 Nights in Luang Prabang
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Elephant treks throughout the mountains of Pakbeng
Easily access to main city sites
Good place for you to take a break from your busy days
It was once a former residence for King Sisavangvong’s wife
Situated in the heart of Luang Prabang
Located in the heart of the Vientiane
Set international standards for the discerning traveler in this ancient and wonderful land
Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)
Well screened Hotels
Handpicked hotels with good service and spacious room.
Super nice location
Downtown location with convenient transportation and many good restaurants nearby.
All mentioned internal flights, trains, and cruises
Private & air-conditioned vehicle with ample space
No early get up. No late arrival.
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All meals specified in the itinerary
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Bottles of drinking water and cold towels per guest per day
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All excursions specified in the itinerary
All entrance fees specified in the itinerary
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