Luang Prabang was the former royal capital of Laos, also had the longest monarch in Southeast Asia with more than 62 kings over 600 years. The Cultural Heritage tour takes you through a myriad of temples that were left behind after the monarchy was dissolved in 1975. UNESCO preserves this historical city, known as one of the last Shangri-Las of Southeast Asia. You will find yourself mesmerized by the culture and captivated by the beautiful fairy tale...
 

Starts/Ends: Vientiane – Vientiane
Tour Code: LTL 02
Tour Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Level: Easy
Group size: Private only – 1 person minimum and above

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 1: Arrival – Vientiane – Luang Prabang
Day 2: Luang Prabang – Pakou – Luang Prabang
Day 3: Luang Prabang – Vientiane (Flight)
Day 4: Vientiane – Departure

 
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Day 1. Arrival – Vientiane – Luang Prabang (B)
Upon arrival in Vientiane Airport, you will be met and transferred to the city for a short tour, if time permits. We then transfer back to the airport for a short flight to Luang Prabang, which is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. After checking into your hotel, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai, we then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred, gilded stupa as well as have a beautiful view of the city and the Mekong River at sunset. From there, we explore the Night Market, where you can browse a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by the local people and hill tribes surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Wat Mai

Wat Mai

Day 2. Luang Prabang – Pakou – Luang Prabang (B)
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (often in the form of sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual.. Today, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temples of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside as well as exploring the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by devoted pilgrims. Along the way, we will stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where the local rice wine is produced. On return, we take a short drive to another small village Ban Phanom, which famous for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Village in Ban Xang Hai

Village in Ban Xang Hai

Day 3. Luang Prabang – Vientiane (Flight) (B)
Today we visit the National Museum (closed Tuesdays) at the former Royal Palace. It displays a collection of artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through to the last sovereign. There will also be time for us to look around the Central Market. After visiting these sights in the morning, you catch your flight back to Vientiane. Here, see the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha image. On the way to Lao’s national precious heritage, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop enroute to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. We watch the sunset by Mekong Riverside and spend the evening here absorbing the city’s nightlife. Overnight in Vientiane.

Wat Prakeo

Wat Prakeo

Day 4. Vientiane – Departure (B)
After breakfast, we visit the Morning Market (if time permits). The tour ends after your transfer to airport for departure

About Price:
Since this is a private tour, the price per person varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel ratings and your departure date. If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give you as much information as possible about your trip. Your online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!
What’s included?

  • Transportation in private
  • Accommodation in twin shared room
  • Domestic flight with airport tax as stated only
  • Boat trip as stated in above sights
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • Meals: daily breakfast at hotel
  • Gov’t tax and service charge
  • Luggage handling and drinking water

What’s excluded?

  • Visa stamping fee on arrival
  • All air tickets in/to/from Laos
  • Travel Insurance in all kinds
  • Lunch or dinner unless where stated
  • Single room (quoted separately)
  • Other foreign language guide
  • Peak tourist season or special event rates
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses