Day 1 - Luangprabang arrival – Baci Ceremony L/D
Welcome to Luang Prabang, the spiritual capital of Laos!
Upon arrival to Luang Prabang, our guide and driver will be waiting to provide transport to the hotel for check in. After checking in, enjoy the remainder of the day free at leisure until this evening your specialist guide will be taking you from hotel in late evening to participate “Baci” ceremony. It is old tradition over thousand years but today combined with Buddhism chanting, this ceremony is what local people believe that human is belong to 32 soul whenever person continue sick for many days however took to the doctor but still not recovered it is mean some of the soul missing away so need to hold the event to call person’s soul back to their body. The detail will explain buy the shaman and your guide will translate for you, after the ceremony done than return to your hotel enjoy your nice evening.
Over night in Luang Prabang.
Day 2. Luang Prabang – Pak Ou cave – Soft Adventure B/L/D
After breakfast at the hotel, transport will be provided to the pier for the day’s Mekong cruise. En route to the pier, stop for a brief visit to Wat Xieng Thong, one of the most famous temples in the city.
After boarding the boat, cruise up the Mekong River heading for the famous Pak Ou Caves. Locally called Tam Ting, the caves are filled with thousands of gold-lacquered Buddha statues of all different sizes. During the cruise out, take note of the fishermen and local villages along the way. For many in the region, the Mekong plays a crucial role in daily life, representing one of the only means of transport and commerce.
After visiting the caves, cruise back to the opposite is where is a nice restaurant, After lunch taking trip return before reach to Luangprabang just in opposite side provide a very quiet remote village nearby good to take your soft hiking tour for one half and two hours soft journey through the less touristic area. You also can take your journey by hiking up to Wat Chomphet where you can over look to see the most fabulous view of Luangprabang town than continue walk to your boat to take a short boat trip back to Luangprabang and your hotel.
Meal: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight in Luangprabang.
Day 3. Arms – Architecture tour - Kuangsi Waterfall B/L/D
For early risers, there is a very special dawn visit to watch the monks collecting the alms. As the sun begins to rise, long lines of orange-robed monks leave their pagodas and walk barefoot down the streets collecting offerings from Luang Prabang residents. It is a beautiful, serene ceremony that highlights the spiritualism of the Laos people. Return to the hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast visit the former Royal palace where national museum today than continue visit Wat Visoun, the holiest temple of the city. Continue to Wat Aham followed by Wat That, where the ashes of King Sisavang Vong are interred inside the large central stupa.
Continue with a drive through the Luang Prabang countryside to Kuang Si Waterfalls, soaking in the rice fields, hills and small villages along the way.
Upon reaching Kuang Si Waterfall, relax and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. For the adventurous, it is possible to walk to the top of the falls where stunning views await. Beautiful pools await at the base of the falls, which are perfect for swimming.
Note: when bathing please be respectful, wear a sarong and be careful not to show too much skin.
There is an optional visit on the way back to the Bear Sanctuary run by Free The Bears Fund Inc. 23 Asiatic Black Bears live in the sanctuary, which were rescued from poaching. Another optional visit is to the Kuang Si Butterfly Park, home to hundreds of Laos’s butterflies! (Note: closed on Tuesday)
Return to Luang Prabang in time to climb the 328 stairs to the summit of Mt. Phousi for an amazing panoramic sunset. Afterwards, feel free to explore the nearby evening hill tribe market before returning to the hotel.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 4. Luang Prabang – Airport and Departure B/L
After breakfast, enjoy some free time at leisure until transport (provided by guide and driver) to the airport for the departing flight.