Explore Luang Prabang on the kid's path! This journey uncovers the wonders and culture of the Laos in a fun, hands-on way that is perfect for anyone ages 1-100. The whole family will enjoy this enriching experience as you delve in to the traditions of Laos. Start your journey in the spiritual center of Laos, Luang Prabang where you will cycle along the Nam Khan river to an elephant camp. Ride on the back of one of these magnificent animals through the jungle to the refreshing waters of the Tad Sae waterfall.
Tour Luang Prabang's most spectacular temples and join locals as they bless you with good fortune and safe travels in a private baci ceremony. Learn about Laos' various ethnic groups and their unique cultures at the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center before ending your day with panoramic views of the town from the top of Mount Phousi. Delve deeper in to Lao traditions as you partake in a half-day cooking course followed by a visit to a weaving center where you can try your hand at silk-spinning, weaving, and dyeing. Interact with the locals in a game of petanque, one of Laos' favorite sports, and enjoy a river dinner cruise complete with onboard traditional performance.
Travel up the Mekong to the Kamu Lodge, an Eco-lodge designed and operated with the help of the local villagers. Here you can participate in the agricultural and outdoor activities that shape the daily lives of the Kamu people. Upon your return to Luang Prabang, make a difference in the lives of underprivileged Lao children by participating in a book donation in a rural village. Enjoy the wonders of this beautiful country as your family partakes in unique experiences and creates memories that will last a lifetime.
Day 1: Arrival in Laos - Luang Prabang: Your guide will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After lunch, your bikes will be awaiting for your trip along the Nam Khan river to the jungle-enclosed Elephant Camp. Join your mahout (elephant handler) on the back of one of these magnificent animals and travel through the woods to the spectacular Tad Sae waterfall. Return to Luang Prabang and participate in a traditional Baci ceremony, where the locals will offer you best wishes and safe travels on your Laos adventure. Overnight in Luang Prabang. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Luang Prabang: Take a city tour, starting with visits to some of the town's most spectacular temples. After lunch, continue to the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre where you can learn about the various ethnic groups and cultures living in Laos. As the day comes to a close, climb to the top of Mount Phousi for panoramic views of the city and wander amongst the stalls of the evening hill tribe market. Overnight in Luang Prabang. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 3: Luang Prabang: Wake up early to see the daily procession of monks as they gather to collect the alms from local residents. Then, fun hands-on activities await to further your understanding of the Laos culture including a cooking class where you will be introduced to delicious Lao cuisine and a visit to a textile centre where you can try your hand at weaving, silk spinning, and dyeing. Should you wish, join the locals for a game of petanque before setting off on a sunset Mekong River cruise, where dinner and a traditional performance await. Overnight in Luang Prabang. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Luang Prabang - Kamu Lodge: Travel up the Mekong River to the Pak Ou caves where thousands of Buddha statues fill the limestone grottos. Continue up the river to Kamu Lodge, an eco-lodge set amongst a traditional Kamu village. Here you will have the chance to participate in various activities of the local people such as rice planting, gold panning, jungle trekking, and fishing with local techniques. Overnight at Kamu Lodge. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Kamu Lodge - Luang Prabang: Spend the morning at your leisure enjoying the surroundings of the Kamu Lodge before returning downstream to Luang Prabang. Along the way, stop at Ban Xang Hai village where you can see the villagers making traditional rice wine and then cycle back to Luang Prabang. In the afternoon, your family will have a chance to make a difference in the local community as you visit the Big Brother Mouse shop to help distribute English and Lao language books to an underprivileged village in the area. Overnight in Luang Prabang. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 6: Luang Prabang - Departure: If time allows, visit the Heritage Information Center to learn about the projects underway aimed at developing a sustainable approach for the conservation and preservation of Luang Prabang. Includes: (B).
- The price is a guideline and will vary according to travel dates and room availability.
- The price is based on a family of 3 or more traveling together and sharing a twin or double room.
- Price of private tour is available year-round upon request.
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