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Enjoy the splendours of Laos with this 7 day, 6 night tour where you will witness some of the most beautiful, natural surroundings, visit many UNESCO sites and take part in the culture of this wonderful country. Just some of the once in a lifetime experiences included in this tour is a cruise along the Mekong River to 4000 Islands and marvel at Khone Phapeng and Li Phi Falls, the largest waterfalls in Asia. If you’re lucky, you might see some of the rare and elusive pink Irrawaddy dolphins. Envelope yourself in Buddhist culture with a morning Alms giving and explore the morning market at Luang Prabang.
3 Nights Avani+ Luang Prabang
Our heritage hideaway in the heart of the old town comes with everything you need in Luang Prabang: a hotel with serene settings, thoughtful service, authentic experiences and the chance to just... be.
Then continue on to the former Royal Palace, a commanding structure in the centre of town that until 1946 was the heart of the Lang Xang Kingdom. Today it is the National Museum, and its halls contain rare religious and cultural artefacts.
Next, climb 328 steps to the top of Mount Phousi and enjoy panoramic views of the city.
Later, travel a short distance to the stunning Kuang Si Waterfalls where you can take a swim. On the way stop to visit the Living Craft Center where to display about lao weaving & textiles before head up to the waterfall. The falls cascade over many calcified tiers and down several metres into a series of cool, turquoise pools.
Then, visit the Sun Bear Reserve a conservation centre that rescues these furry creatures from the wildlife trade. On the way back stop to H'mong local village.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
In the cool of the early morning, a daily procession of about three hundred young monks walk silently by, collecting sticky rice and other foods in their bronze bowls. The ritual is linked to a Buddhist tradition in which monks beg for their daily food as a way to demonstrate humility. Almsgiving is an important religious act in Buddhism and it must be carried out respectfully by locals and tourists alike. If you would like to be involved in the offering of food, your guide will be more than happy to show you the best way to interact with monks.
The early morning is the perfect time to stroll through Luang Prabang’s morning market where you will see the locals haggling for fresh meat, fruit and vegetables.
After breakfast at your hotel, travel by boat up the tea coloured waters of the Mekong River to the Pak Ou Caves. The caves are home to hundreds of statues of Buddha, big and small, that have been left by devotees. You’ll be amazed to see how many are crammed in! You will have lunch on the Mekong Back restaurant. Along the way you will stop at a riverside village to see weavers working on ancient looms before returning to town early in the afternoon.
Explore the many ways to use the ubiquitous bamboo plant with this interesting half-day experience in Northern Laos. Travel to the Bamboo Experience Centre, a local family-run business on the outskirts of Luang Prabang. This facility aims to preserve local culture and traditions whilst promoting responsible tourism through unique experiences. Amidst lush rice fields and verdant hills, be welcomed by the friendly family.
Start the experience with a hands-on bamboo weaving workshop; create a personal souvenir using this traditional handicraft that has been passed down for generations. Understand the importance of the plant in Laos culture before taking part in an interactive cooking class, preparing tasty dishes with bamboo.
Get comfortable on the bamboo mats and indulge in the freshly prepared meal - Laotian-style - whilst soaking up the tranquil atmosphere of the serene countryside.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Upon arrival Pakse, the sleepy provincial capital of Champasak a former French town, where traces of colonial architecture can still be found. On the way we will stop to visit coffee plantations, villages and forest to reach the plains of the Bolaven Plateau. The plateau is located in an ancient volcano which erupted millennia ago and is full of lush vegetation, rich soil and a year-round temperate climate that is the perfect environment for growing Arabica and Robusta coffee. See waterfalls and enjoy the refreshingly cool climate - a rarity in Southeast Asia!
3 Nights La Folie Lodge Pakse
River View Room
La Folie is a charming lodge located on Don Daeng, a car-free island facing Champasak Town. Don Daeng, in Lao the “Red island”, is a peaceful haven within the UNESCO protected area of the Vat Phu, well known for its outstanding sunsets. Discover the best of Southern-Laos traditional lifestyle and hospitality, a well-kept secret.
The luxurious wooden rooms has a private balcony facing the Mekong river, its sandy beaches and the sacred mountains of Champassak. Answer the call to the many adventures Southern Laos
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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- Admission fees, transportation and licensed tour guides as specified in the itinerary
- Accommodation & meals as listed
- English speaking local guides
- Tour insurance, service charges and any government taxes
- Any airfares (domestic and international)
- Meals other than mentioned in the programme
- Drinks with meals unless specified in the itinerary
- Visa fees (if required)
- Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
- Any optional tours and services
- Tips and gratuities
- Expenditure of personal nature such as drinks, tips, souvenirs, laundry, etc.
- Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)