The spirit of Luang Prabang 5D 4N- Indochina Travel

The spirit of Luang Prabang 5D 4N

LAOS

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession
 

Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival

Arrival in Luang Prabang. Welcome by your guide and then transfer to your hotel for check in. Rest of the day free time at leisure.
Option: 2 hours traditional Lao massage
Accommodation in Luang Prabang.

Day 2: Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfalls (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 (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession
AM: After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Royal palace now transformed into the National Museum (closed on Tuesday). Our stroll will also lead us at Wat Mai.
PM: We continue our excursion toward Khouangsi Waterfall, en route, we visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, Hmong Village, Ban Ou, Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene, Khmu Village, then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest trails. The Khouangsi Waterfall setting really illustrates paradise. We return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon and continue to Ban Xangkhong, a village well known for silk hand weaving and for traditional Saa Paper making.
We return to the city by late evening to observe the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath before heading to the Hive Bar for a drink and to have a look over an ethnic fashion show that displays 95 pieces of traditional clothes from hill tribes of Northern Laos.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 3: Luang Prabang (B,L)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Enjoy a cooking class in the morning with the visit of local market and taste your own lunch. This activity will afford you to discover the lao cuisine and ingredients.
In the afternoon half-day dyeing class: an introduction to all the dye sources. The class includes preparing 3 dye sources and dye silk yarns. Take home the results. Sunset drink and view the sunset from the beautiful Mekong River view at Ock Pop Tok. Then visit TAEC (Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center) where the exhibition will provide you more details on hill tribes in Laos and their customs.
End your day by a stroll through the night market that takes place every day from 1600pm in some streets of the town.
Option: sunset cruise dinner.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 4: Luang Prabang (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
The morning will take you a little bit away of Luang Prabang to discover the elephant camp. Located in Ban Xieng Lom, at 15km from the town, this camp aims to protect and preserve the elephant while involving them into the tourism industry. It will afford you to enjoy a first discovery of this animal (symbol of Laos) through an elephant ride (around 60 minutes).
In the afternoon, you will embark on a slow boat to cruise up the Mekong to Pak Ou Caves where hundreds of Buddha’s statues and images are crammed. Then return to the town.
The boat arrives Luang Prabang before sunset. On arrival to Luang Prabang enjoy visit to the beautiful Wat Xieng Thong and then transfer to the Mount Phousy to enjoy an amazing panoramic view over the town.
Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 5: Departure Luang Prabang (B)

Free time at leisure till your transfer to the airport for your flight to the next destination

NOTE
You have chosen to visit some remote areas of Laos where tourism is still in its infancy. We thank you for your open-mindedness and consideration. We are persuaded you will enjoy your time in these little visited parts of our beautiful country. We take this opportunity to inform you that you might occasionally face some situations when you may not be attended in a very professional manner simply because staffs have not necessarily been properly trained. In developing countries, it is an on-going concern which is being addressed by the relevant local and national authorities but we rest assured that tour guide will do his/her utmost to compensate the eventual weaknesses encountered here and there. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to your feedback.

Trip Inclusive

• Accommodation at selected hotels, based on twin/ double occupancy with daily breakfast. Single occupancy must add the supplement single
• Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle
• Boat cruise as per mentioned in the program
• Activities as mentioned in the itinerary
• Meals as indicated on the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
• English speaking guide (local guide, one guide one place)
• All entrance fees as mentioned in the program
• All permissions and local taxes
• Refreshing tissue during the transfer

Trip Exclusive

• Visas and stamps in Laos: visa available at the border (30 US$ to 45 US$ per person depending on nationality, + one passport sized picture + overtime fees; passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond travelling dates. Subject to change without prior notice from local authorities)
• Domestics and International flights and taxes
• International flights
• Drinks, tips, personal expenses (such as internet, laundry, but not limited to)
• Travel insurances
• Banking fees
• Any other services, meals not mentioned in the proposal
• Optional tours are subject to surcharge
• Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Indochina Voyages
• Additional charges from hotel during its peak season

PRICE

 

Category Price per person valid from Jan- March & Oct – Dec, 2017
2 3-4 5-6 7-8 SRS
Standard 683 599 552 531 169
Boutique 708 624 577 557 193

Note: The above prices are not included the compulsory Gala dinner for Christmas and New Year Eve.

 

Category Price per person valid from April – Sep, 2017
2 3-4 5-6 7-8 SRS
Standard 658 574 527 506 145
Boutique 688 604 558 536 174
Category Price valid from 1st Jan – 31 Dec 2017 (per person in VND)
2 persons 3 – 4 5 – 6 7 – 8 Single Room Use
Standard 14.706.300 12.828.900 11.778.450 11.309.100 3.240.750
Boutique 15.376.800 13.499.400 12.471.300 11.979.600 3.888.900

   
LIST OF ACCOMMODATION
 

CITY HOTEL ROOM TYPE
Standard Villa Saykham Standard
Boutique Le Sen Boutique Hotel Deluxe

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