- Experience the excitement of the Lao New Year (14-16 April 2019)
- Explore delicious Lao cuisine over lunch with a local guide
- Take in the beauty of Luang Prabang’s most famous temple – Wat Xieng Thong
- Climb Phousi Hill to see the spectacular sunset over the Mekong river
- Take a walk through history in Luang Prabang, a UNESCO Heritage City
DAY 01 LUANG PRABANG – ARRIVAL (MOUNT PHOUSI & NATIONAL MUSEUM)
Upon arrival in Luang Prabang International Airport you will be picked up by your guide and driver then continue to explore the place by foot. Get ready to get wet during your visit. be sure to protect your phone in a waterproof pouch (available everywhere during Pi Mai). If time permits, you will have a chance to see the Elephant Procession named “Chang Hieng Koie”. Climb to Mount Phousi that rising 150 m above the centre of town, Mount Phousi cuts a distinctive figure on the Luang Prabang skyline. The hill is popular as a place to watch the sun rise or set over the Mekong River, the place for the perfect Instagram photo!
From the summit, enjoy a spectacular 360 degree outlook across the city and its many temples, and out over the surrounding landscape to the mountains in the distance. It is paradise and you have to see it for yourself. Continue to see the National Museum, which set in a spacious, well-tended garden just off one of Luang Prabang’s main boulevards (Sisavangvong Road), you will find the fascinating Royal Palace Museum, which is also known as Hor Kham. The museum is well worth a couple of hours of your time if you want to learn more about Lao history and culture. Originally the residence of the king, the museum was designed in the French Beaux-Arts style, with many tasteful accents of traditional Lao culture. After here, we’ll drop you off at your hotel for your check-in and the rest of the time is at your own leisure.Overnight in luang Prabang.
DAY 02 LUANG PRABANG – MARKET FAIR (WAT XIENG THONG) (Lunch)
Wake up early in the morning and start the day with a walk and enjoy roam around at the market fair “Lolat” which is set-up on the main street of Luang Prabang. The fair includes traditional textile show, local and bordering country’s product. Back to your hotel to freshen up and breakfast at your own. At 0900H there will be a ceremony of watering the Buddha images for blessing in every temple in Luang Prabang, observe the local people and ask your guide if you wish to participate in the ceremony. Our guide will take you to a local restaurant for lunch and enjoy the local food of Laos.
In the afternoon, enjoy the beach along the Mekong River and participate in making sand stupas “Toppathatsay” to bring good luck or good fortune. The guide will explain to you the local culture and tradition and the purpose of making a stupa. After here, we’ll continue to visit the Wat Xieng Thong that can be found at the tip of the Luang Prabang peninsula is one of Laos most beautiful and richly decorated temples. This temple is a Royal temple built by King Setthathirath in 1559 on the banks of the Mekong river. It is one of the few temples that was not destroyed during the Black Flag Army invasion of 1887. Back to your hotel where you have some leisure time. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
DAY 03 LUANG PRABANG – KUANGSI WATERFALL – DEPARTURE
We’ll start the day to drive out of town. 45 minutes drive away from Luang Prabang by visiting Kuang Si Waterfalls, it is the biggest waterfall 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. Back to town and drop you off at the airport for your departure. Check-in 2 Hours before your flight time.