Venture to Luang Prabang’s highlights where you will delve into the culture and the immense beauty of Laos!
Venture to the lively Morning Market, where you will revel in the liveliness of the market with the sounds of the chatters between the customers and vendors bartering and catch the whiff of the herbs, spices and distinctive sauces in the air. A wide variety of fascinating goods are sold in the stalls, from the conventional fresh fruits and vegetables to selling live frogs. You will then make your way to the National Museum, that used to house the Lao King where you will have the opportunity to gain some insight on the culture and history of the Lao people by seeing an abundance of exhibits from the prehistoric times, all the way to the modern times. Traverse to one of Luang Prabang’s most grand monasteries called the Wat Sen, which was built in the 18th century with more than 100,000 stones from the Mekong river and thus the name ‘Temple of 100,000 Treasures” was given to the temple.
Venture to Luang Prabang’s most popular temple, which is the Wat Xieng Thong that exudes eternal beauty due to its magnificent architecture, with its low sweeping-style roofs. The Wat Xieng Thong is one of Laos’ oldest temple as it was built in the 16th century by the Lao King Setthathirath near the bank of the adjoining the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. The temple contains a wide variety of Lao-style art and craft with well over twenty structures that represent the religion and royalty. After exploring the beautiful temple, you will head to the Mekong river where you will aboard a traditional longtail boat to cruise along the Mekong river. You will arrive at the confluence of Mekong and Nam Ou rivers and then you will delight yourself in a delectable lunch that will fire your taste buds with the stunning sight of the limestone cliffs and the Pak Ou cave.
After lunch, you will visit one of the most respected religious sites, which is the Pak Ou cave. Venture into the Pak Ou cave that can be divided into the lower cave called the Tham Ting and the upper cave called the Tham Theung, both of which requires light to travel into. The Pak Ou cave is filled with an abundance of Buddha statues with more than 4000 Buddha statues that are a wide range of different poses and sizes and it is located 50 feet above the river. The statues come in varying forms of positions, which includes a meditation, reclining, peace and many more! There is a belief that is spread amongst the locals, in which the Buddhist statues can be dated back to hundreds of years. The caves are highly visited for pilgrimage purposes, where believers would visit the cave and giver prayers and also burn incense.
15 - 30 days prior to the tour date, 30% of total package payment incurred.
7 - 14 days prior to the tour date, 50% of total package payment incurred.
1 - 6 days prior to the tour date, 100% of total package payment incurred.
No show, and cancellations on the tour date: No refund allowed.