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Luang Prabang Luang Prabang: cooking class Pak Ou Cave Boat Trip and Kuangsi Waterfall
Detailed Itinerary

Leave for Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, meet our driver and head to your hotel in city center.
Evening: indulge all senses with a unique dining experience. Feast your appetite and sights on the newly opened “Ethnic Fashion Show” (open on Wednesday, Friday & Sunday) where you are guaranteed to enjoy various traditional foods from Laos while discovering a unique show

Alternative (daily): Enjoy a welcome cocktail while taking a glimpse into the Laotian past through the silent movie Chang – A Drama of the Wilderness. Premiered in 1927, this masterpiece was one of the blockbusters of the year before mysteriously disappearing for 60 years. Re-edited mid-90s, the film is shown with new composition score based on Lao traditional music.
Followed with a dinner at a gorgeous ambience garden restaurant

Rest of evening, the Night Market here is a great place for wandering, offering a lovely variety of handmade textiles crafted by local and hill-tribe people, along with street food, knick-knacks and friendly banter

Overnight in Luang Prabang.(-/-/D)

Set off after breakfast for a visit of the Morning Market where, together with the guide and local host lady, we pick all ingredients needed for our upcoming cooking class. Today, we will not take part in a regular tourist-oriented cooking class. We will instead drive a little outside Luang Prabang center to a small village where you will join your hands to cook some major dishes. You will experience how typical Laos dishes such as Laap Laos, Orlam soup and papaya salad are cooked. The food is then brought to a local temple to offer for the monks’ lunch, and as part of this ritual, your name will be asked for a blessing chant. Later, join in an open talk about Buddhism in Laos with monks. We will also have the chance to have further exchange with the community before returning to Luang Prabang for a light lunch with the left food you will have cooked.

Afternoon, explore the ancient town of Luang Prabang. You will soon understand why it deserves the World Heritage title! Visit Wat Xieng Thong further emphasizes & characterizes the uniqueness of Luang Prabang, its several roofs sweeping low to the ground. See also the impressive "tree of life" mosaic here. The gilt panel on the exterior of the chapel depicts episodes from the Ramayana. Then visit the National Museum, once a king's palace, where displayed inside is a lovely collection of personal artifacts of the royal family, including photos, musical instruments, and many gifts received from the dignitaries of foreign countries.
Then climb Phousi Hill to enjoy the view overlooking the city and watch the amazing sunset. From here you can see the magic Mekong and the small Nam Khan rivers.
This evening you are free on your own. Overnight in Luang Prabang.(B/L/-)

Breakfast at your hotel
Transfer to the pier for a boat trip to Pak Ou Caves, locally called Tam Ting, are filled with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues. Enjoy splendid natural scenery along the way and observing local fishermen and daily activities along the river. The caves are noted for their miniature Buddha sculptures. Hundreds of wooden Buddhist figures take many different positions, including meditation, teaching, peace, rain, and reclining (nirvana). Cross the river for lunch at local restaurant

Afternoon: travel south of town to the famous Kuangsi Waterfall; the turquoise color of the water with a backdrop of white limestone cliffs gives the waterfall a magical appearance. Depending on the season the water level varies and you can be swimming in the beautiful pools. While there, you also will have the opportunity to visit the Sun Bear Reserve, a conservation center that rescues animals from the wildlife trade.
Arrive back to Luang Prabang by late afternoon. En route, visit the Ock Pop Tock weaving centre, run by an organization that offers local weavers the chance to earn a decent income with their weaving skills.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.(B/L/-)

Breakfast at your hotel. Free till transferring to the airport for your onward flight.(B/-/-)

Inclusions

03 nights shared Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast
All transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles (depends on the group size)
o 1-4pax: car/van of 4-12 seats
o 5-8pax: van of 15 seats
o 9-16pax: 02 vans of 15 seats
Local ENGLISH speaking guide
All entrance fees as program
Private boat trip to Pak Ou Caves
Meals (B/L/D) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) as indicated in the program (Local food):
o 03 breakfasts at hotels
o 02 lunches & 01 dinner at local house/restaurant
02 bottles of mineral water per person per day on days of transfer and sightseeing only

Exclusions

Airfares (international and domestic)
Meals (other than mentioned in the program)
Drinks
Mineral water beyond that supplied
Visa for Laos
Tips
Early check in or late check out
Insurances
Optional excursions and activities
Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation
Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…)
Peak season surcharges if any
All not mentioned above

Notes

No early check in or late checkout is included except those indicated in the program.

Generally, the check in time is 14.00 pm and check out time is 12.00 pm.

Visas into Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia are required except for countries who have signed the visa exemption contracts. Please contact us for visa information details.

Remarks: Passport must be valid 6 months ahead since the time of departing the visited country

Compulsory dinners on Dec 24th (Christmas), Dec 31st (New Year) or applicable public holiday event within your host country will be advised at time of booking

Supplement for air-ticket from Luang Prabang to Siem Reap & Luang Prabang to Ha Noi are available on request

Hotel List
Hotel Name
Sala Prabang
Maison Dalabua
Luang Prabang View Hotel

Departure Period

01 Oct, 2020 to 31 Dec, 2020
AUD 760 P P twin share
AUD 982 P P single

01 Jan, 2021 to 30 Apr, 2021
AUD 754 P P twin share
AUD 972 P P single

01 May, 2021 to 30 Sep, 2021
AUD 719 P P twin share
AUD 904 P P single

01 Oct, 2021 to 31 Dec, 2021
AUD 760 P P twin share
AUD 982 P P single

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