3-Day Luang Prabang Classic

  • 3-Day Luang Prabang Classic

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  • 3-Day Luang Prabang Classic

    Family

  • 3-Day Luang Prabang Classic

    Cruise

Package Code : LA-CL-LS3

This 3-day Luang Prabang short tour still gives you the best of what it has including the charming ancient town, the mighty Mekong river, the mysteries Pak Ou caves, and the evergreen Kuang Si waterfalls
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Must see

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  • Walking along the small street of Luang Prabang and admire the local life
  • Join the Baci ceremony, share the dinner with the local family in Luang Prabang
  • Watching the daily morning alms giving in Luang Prabang
  • The leisure cruise along the mighty Mekong river

icon VARIOUS ACTIVITIES ON SITES

  • Gentle city visits of the ancient town of Luang Prabang
  • Join the Baci ceremony, share the dinner with the local family in Luang Prabang
  • Join the cruise along the Mekong River to the mysterious Pak Ou caves
  • Refresh at Kuang Si waterfalls, explore the surrounding area, or take the dip at the natural pools

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  • The green nature countryside of Luang Prabang
  • The untouched nature along Mekong River
  • The exciting Kuang Si waterfalls

icon CULTURE EXPERIENCE

  • Attending the daily morning alms giving in Luang Prabang
  • Join the Baci ceremony, share the dinner with the local family in Luang Prabang
  • Visit various temple and museum in the ancient town of Luang Prabang to learn about the culture of Laos
  • Visiting various local villages to learn about their daily life
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Itinerary

Luang Prabang – City Tour – Baci Ceremony – Alms Giving – Pak Ou Caves – Kuang Si Waterfalls

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Detailed Schedule

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Day 1: Arrival in Luang Prabang - City Tour

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Pick up at the airport and transfer into town. Embark on a short orientation city tour visiting the main sites including Wat Xiengthong, Royal Palace Museum, or Mount Phousi. Join the Baci Ceremony and share the dinner with the host family to learn about the culture of Laos

On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to check in the hotel.

After a soft rest, your “3-day Luang Prabang Short Tour” begins with a visit to the magnificent Wat Xiengthong, a superb piece of Lao temple architecture, which presents a sweeping two-tiered roof and ornate mosaics including a beautiful ‘tree of life ‘glass montage on the rear temple wall.

If time permits, we will take a short walk around the small streets of city center, watching the life of local people.

After that, you will visit Royal Palace Museum, which was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family.

Late afternoon, we climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic sunset view of the city and the Mekong River.

From there, join a private Baci ceremony at a local family. The Baci ceremony as a traditional ritual of the Lao people expresses the spirituality of the country and is a highly memorable experience and a deep insight into Lao culture for the participants.

Dinner will be served after that for you to share with the host family. This is the best chance for you to have first experience of local life and culture.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 2: Cruise the Mekong to Pak Ou Caves

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Wake up early to join the daily morning alms giving and visit the temporary morning market. After breakfast, embark on the cruise to the mysterious Pak Ou caves. The day excursion also includes the visit to some main sites in the city center including Wat Sene, Wat Mai, Wat Visoun, and Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center.

Wake up as the sun rises, we will prepare to join the most sacred tradition of Laos, the daily morning alms giving, which dates to the 14th century. More than 200 Buddhist monks depart from various temple to gather their daily meal from the faithful residents sitting quietly on the streets.

From there, we will visit the temporary morning market near the former Royal Palace. Just set on the ground, the local people come here to barter their day’s catch from rice, to vegetable, to fish, or chicken. This is the best chance to experience the taste of local life

Breakfast at the hotel, we will first visit the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene. After that, we embark on the leisurely cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, a 16th century cave monastery filled with thousands of Buddha images, which locates 25 Kilometers North of Luang Prabang in the limestone cliffs overlooking the Mekong river.  En route, you will stop at Ban Muang Keo, a well-known village for its traditional Lao rice whisky distilling. You will arrive back in Luang Prabang.
On arrival back in the city, we visit Wat Mai, which is one of the most beautiful temple of Luang Prabang. We then continue to Wat Visoun, dating back to 1513 during the reign of King Wisunarat (Visoun), this is Luang Prabang’s oldest temple and was once home to the Prabang Buddhas. Our last stop today is the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center (closed on Monday) to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 3: Refresh at Kuang Si Waterfalls - Departure

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Refreshing at Kuang Si waterfalls, explore the surround area before taking the departure flight

(Better depart after 04:00PM)

After breakfast, we transfer directly to the beautiful Kuang Si waterfalls which is the biggest 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
We will also take a short visit to the Bear Rescue Center, which houses a couple of dozen animals rescued from the hands of poachers and traffickers.
In time permits, we will take a short visit to the Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center, set serenely close to the Mekong, this beautiful, traditionally styled workshop, where weavers, spinners and batik makers produce top-quality fabrics, offers free tours every half-hour.

We then transfer to take the departure flight finishing your “3-day Luang Prabang Short Visit”

(Better depart after 04:00PM)

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