The best of Luang Prabang 4 days 3 nights

  • icon-date4 DAYS
  • icon-date5 Meals

This 4 days tour will take you to the stunning natural beauty, rich cultural history, and unique blend of traditional Laotian and French colonial influences in Luang Prabang city- the city is home to over 30 Buddhist temples, including the iconic Wat Xieng Thong, which is decorated with intricate mosaics and gold leaf. We will explore the bustling night market, taste traditional Laotian cuisine, witness the Alms Giving Ceremony, visit national park with beautiful nature and waterfall. We have got it all in 4 days.

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Highlights:

Famous Luang Prabang temples

Mount Phousi

Night market

Pak Ou Caves

Ban Xieng Mene

Local villages

Kuang Si Fall

The Alms-Giving Ceremony

The National Museum

Ethnic culture

Handicraft villages

Explore your itinerary:

Day 1: Hello Luang Prabang – City tour (D)

Our driver and tour guide will meet at the airport (or other meeting up points) and transfer to your hotel to drop off your luggage. We’ll first visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai; we then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred, gilded stupa as well as capture a beautiful view of the city and the Mekong River at sunset. From there, we visit the Night Market, where you can browse through a lovely selection of handmade textiles and try local food.

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Day 2: Luang Prabang city tour – Pak Ou Caves – Ban Xieng Mene (B)

After enjoying your delicious breakfast at the hotel, we will place a shot visit to the city’s oldest temples, Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong where you can see the impressive “tree of life” mosaic set in colored glass. We then board an upstream cruise on the Mekong River and stop at Ban Xieng Mene, Wat Chomphet and Wat Long which gives us a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside. Visiting Pak Ou Caves which is a sanctuary consisting of two large caverns, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images will be the main activity for the afternoon. We will also stop at a few villages during the day, including Ban Xanghai where the local rice wine is produced and Ban Xang Khong, where locals produce Saa paper, an autochthonous product of Laos.

Day 3: Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Fall (B, L, D)

Every dawn in Luang Prabang, the streets are filled with leisurely processions of saffron-clad monks participating in Tak Bat: The Alms-Giving Ceremony, one of the wonderful ancient traditions of the Buddhist Land of a Million Elephants, drawing visitors from all over the world to visit and observe or even participate and today, the Alms-Giving Ceremony will be our optional early start. Then back to the hotel for our hearty breakfast. Start our last day with a visit to The National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture throughout the ages. Feel free to venture into town and stroll around the shopping areas if that are your things. From there we will drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfalls where you can swim in the turquoise pools or walk along forest paths. Picnic lunch served – subject to weather conditions. Today, we will also visit several of local villages which are the home of the minority people such as Ban Thinkeo (Hmong), Ban Thapaene (Khmu) and Ban Phanom (Thai Lu). Making silks and cottons are the main way to pay cost of living in this area. Return to the hotel and get ready for a delicious meal at a local restaurant in the city.

Day 4: Farewell Luang Prabang (B)

After having your last hearty breakfast, spend your morning explore the town as you wish before our driver transfers you to the airport for your next destinations.

Inclusions:

  • 5 days itinerary
  • 4 nights in a local homestay
  • All meals on board
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees (if any)
  • English speaking guide
  • Transportations
  • Free wifi
  • Daily complimentary mineral water

Exclusions:

  • Tips (optional) and personal expenses
  • Pick up and drop off at hotels located outside of Hanoi Old Quarter.
  • VAT

Additional information:

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • The itinerary can change due to the weather condition
  • Sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • We recommend bringing a hat, sunglasses, a raincoat or an umbrella
  • Early/late check-in/out service at hotels (surcharge if requested)  
  • All other services which are not mentioned
  • The service charge for Xmas, New year holiday, Lunar new year

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Diep Van

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Email: diep.van@ftripvietnam.com

Diep Van

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