3 Nights / 4 Days
Cambodia has a population of over 15 million. The official religion is Theravada Buddhism, practised by approximately 95 percent of the population. The country’s minority groups include Vietnamese, Chinese, Chams, and 30 hill tribes. The capital and largest city is Phnom Penh, the political, economic, and cultural centre of Cambodia. The kingdom is a constitutional monarchy with Norodom Sihamoni, a monarch chosen by the Royal Throne Council, as head of state.
- LUANG PRABANG
- PAK OU CAVES
- ELEPHANT VILLAGE
- KUANG SI WATERFALLS
- LUANG PRABANG DEPARTURE
Arrival airport, please go to custom desk as your first point of entry to get visa-on-arrival into the country and pay stamping fees directly by cash to custom office there then guide will pick you up outside and transfer to the city for check in
On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to check in the hotel. The rest of the day is your own time at leisure.
Optional: Enjoy a private Baci ceremony after sunset at a local family. The Baci ceremony as a traditional ritual of the Lao people expresses the spirituality of the country and is a highly memorable experience and a deep insight into Lao culture for the participants.
Meal: No meal
Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession.
Today, you will first visit the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures. Afterwards, we will visit magnificent Wat Xiengthong the most beautiful temple in Luang Prabang with its mosaic decoration and the former royal carriage. We then embark on the a leisure cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine.
On arrival back in the city, we visit Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. End of tour, climb up Mt Phousi overlooking the city of Luang Prabang before passing by the night market, where you can find a lovely collection of handmade textiles made by local and hill-tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Back to your hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang
In the morning, your guide and driver will take you to Elephant Village. On arrival, the Camp Manager will welcome and greet you and brief shortly about the village. After, enjoy the impressive experience of approx. 30 minute elephant ride on the Howdah – the name of Elephant seat, you will then take boat trip to the nearby jungle.
We then drive to Kuang Si Falls, located 30 kilometers south of Luang Prabang. The many tiered waterfalls have scooped out small basins of turquoise color. You can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools and hike around the falls if wanted. You’ll also visit the Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park, one of the must-visit spots, newly opened on January 2014. Return to Luang Prabang and on the way back a stop will be made at one of the local villages before getting to Wat Siphouthabath to admire the sunset.
Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang
A prominent Luang Prabang silver smith’s, the Fine Arts School and the Central Market are of interest to many people and we can visit these sights prior to bidding farewell to Luang Prabang and catching the your departure flight.
COST DETAILS: All rates are per person sharing DBL/BB basis, in US dollar, net and non – commissionable.
|Accommodation in a double or twin room with daily breakfast|
|Breakfast at hotel|
|Services of a driver and private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers.|
|Experienced English-speaking guide during all tours and transfers|
|Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary|
|Mineral water is available as complementary|
|International & Domestic flight tickets|
|Visa stamping fee at the airport (40 US$ in Laos, paid by cash at the airport)|
|Personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.|
|All other services not specified in the itinerary|
|Meals, if not specified in the itinerary|
|Tipping for guides, drivers, hotel staff, restaurant staff, boat rider, etc.|
|Surcharge for Peak season, Tet Lunar New year holidays, and compulsory dinner at some hotel & resort on Xmas and New year’s Eve|
|Service tax on total cost of the package as per the government policy|
|Travel insurance (we highly recommend that you purchase adequate insurance).
Service Tax on total cost of the package
We only quote necessary meals in the tour, in case you want lunch or dinner added on for guests. Please add the additional charges as below
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|Midnight surcharge applicable for transfers between 23:00 HRS to 08:00 HRS.|
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|Check-in time is 1400 hrs & check-out time is 1200 noon|
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|Due to operational reasons, the routing of this tour may be amended. However, all mentioned services will remain unchanged.|
|Porter fee at hotels, airports and seaports is not included in the package and has to be borne by the customer.|
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