Luang Prabang & Wat Phou 6 Days 5 Nights

Day 1   Luang Prabang – Arrival
Upon arrival you will be met by our guide and driver and transferred to hotel. At leisure and overnight Luang Prabang

Day 2   Luang Prabang – Mekong River Cruise, Pak Ou Cave and city tour                    B
After breakfast visit the quaint Royal Palace Museum, which gives a good overview of the local history and features a guided audio tour. Next, board a private boat for a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which gives a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside. See the mysterious caves of Pak Ou, two caves set in a limestone cliff facing the Mekong River crammed with thousands of Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes.

P1010378In the afternoon, return to Luang Prabang by boat, stopping at Ban Nongxai, an artisans village. Upon arriving back in Luang Prabang, visit the country’s most historic and enchanting temple Wat Xiengthong, with its roof sweeping low to the ground, representing the classical Luang Prabang style. Finallyl visit Mt Phousi, which offers a spectacular sunset and a panoramic view over Luang Prabang and the Mekong River.   Overnight Luang Prabang.

Day 3   Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfalls                                                                B
After breakfast, visit the local Phosi Market, a place where all the locals shop, your guide will show andKuang Si Waterfall explain to you the diverse offerings on display. Also stop at Ock Pop Tock, a silk weaving centre. A guided tour will be given with the explanation of the silk weaving process. Then drive out of the town where you have the option of stopping to visit Khmu, Hmong and Lao Loum villages, representing the main ethnic groups of Laos. Arrive at the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the turquoise pool or walk along the forest trails.   Next to the falls is a Bear Rescue Centre, that does a great job in protecting and rehabilitating the rare Asiatic Black Bear. Return to Luang Prabang by early afternoon and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Luang Prabang

Day 4   Luang Prabang – Pakse - Champasak                                                               B
This morning, transfer to the airport for flight to Pakse. Upon arrival, be met by our driver and guide and drive to Champasak. The afternoon is at leisure to relax at your resort. Overnight: Champasak

Day 5   Champasak – Wat Phou                                                                                   B
This morning, visit Wat Phou, an ancient Khmer religious complex dating back to the 5th Century. This dramatically sited temple is one of the highlights of any trip to Laos. In the afternoon return to your hotel where you have the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight: Champasak

Day 6   Champasak – Pakse Departure                                                                       B
Transfer back to Pakse for your departing flight.   Overnight: Champasak

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Land Cost: Excludes all long haul flights to and from Laos

Dates May – October 2012 accommodation based on 2 sharing twin / double
Deluxe 5* - £ 740 per person

Deluxe Hotels used for above itinerary:
Luang Prabang –
Hotel De La Paix (Garden Suite)
Champasak -
River Resort (Riverfront Room)

Service Includes:

Transportation in private vehicle

Accommodation in double room

English speaking guide

Meals: daily breakfast at hotel

LPQ-PKZ domestic airfare

Gov’t tax and service charge

Boat trip as mentioned in the itinerary

 

Service Excludes:

 International airfare

Visa stamping fee on arrival

Travel Insurance

Peak tourist season or special event rates

Child or adult in triple sharing room

Tips, drinks and other personal expenses

 

 



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