Day 1: Arrival, Luang Prabang. Pick up at the airport, transfer to hotel for check in, we then take sight seeing tour to discover the sleeping beauty city of World Cultural Heritage, Luang Prabang. Here you can still breathe in its tranquility and capture the spirit of old Laos. We visit Wat Visoun Temple - the originally was built in 1513 by King Visounarath made of wood. It was destroyed by Black Chinese (Hor) in 1887, and later rebuilt again still keep the same style. Now has become the museum of the temple. Visit the National Museum (Former Royal Palace) which was collected the antiques keep inside included sacred Prabang Buddha statues. Visit Wat Xiengthong Temple which is the most beautiful and the oldest temple was built in 1560. We then move to Wat Mai Temple, clime up to the Phousi Mount to see the view of Luang Prabang by 328 steps to the top. And have a walk at the night market. Accommodation in Luang Prabang.
Day 2: Pak Ou Cave. Today we take by traditional boat up stream on Mekong River, which also gives you a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interested discovering the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at Ban Xanghai Village, where they make the distillation of local rice wine (made of sticky rice). Return back to Luang Prabang, visit textile villages: Ban Xieng Lek Village and Ban Xangkhong Village. Accommodation at Hotel.
Day 3: Kuangsi Waterfall. After breakfast, we drive around 30 km to Kuangsi Waterfall, the beautiful spot for picnics, swimming and relaxing. On the way we stop at Ban Na Sao, Ban Na Ouan - Hmong villages. On Arrival at waterfall, we walk through forest with short trekking (possible to swim). Return back to Luang Prabang at leisure on your own.
Day 4: Luang Prabang-Vientiane (by flight). Early morning offering the food to Monks, over 300 Monks walking a line on street side for collecting food. And then do not miss to see local market, we then come back to hotel for breakfast, you have free time till transfer to Airport for flight to Vientiane. Afternoon in Vientiane, after lunch, taking for sight seeing tour to visit religious museum Wat Sisakhet Temple, the oldest temple, its cloister contains more than 8.000 Buddha statues, Hor Prakeo, the former home-temple of the Emerald Buddha statues, but today it contains a collections of Buddha statues, antiques and all artifacts found around Vientiane. Visit That Luang Stupa, the single most important monument in Laos, which was built to cover the original small stupa containing a piece of the chest of Buddha. Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 5: Vientiane-Ban Horm/Ban Phol Village (home stay). After breakfast, we drive to Ban Horm/Ban Phol Village to learn about villager life style, maybe participating in planting vegetable, sprinting silk, making wooden basket and enjoy dinner with villagers, you will see the authentic conditional life of Lao Lum people. Overnight at: villager’s home.
Day 6: Ban Horm/Ban Phol-Vientiane. In the morning learning how to weave clothes (produce handmade Lao skirts which made of silk) or making wooden plate basket with villagers, then return back for lunch in Vientiane, at leisure on your own.
Day 7: Vientiane-Departure. At leisure in the morning until transfer to Wattay Airport for departure.
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