Day 1: LUANG PRABANG – ARRIVAL (Meals: N/A)
Upon arrival at the airport, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is your own free time at leisure. Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 2: LUANG PRABANG – CITY TOUR – LAO SPIRIT RESORT (Meals: B)
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, your city tour begins with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. We then head to the magnificent with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We also have time to visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. A visit to Luang Prabang would be incomplete without ascending the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a beautiful sunset view of the city and its glowing reflection on the Mekong River.
We then take a short transfer out of town to the village of Ban Xienglom, where standing the lovely Lao Spirit Resort, where we will spend 02 night here.
Day 3: LAO SPIRIT RESORT – ELEPHANT RIDING (Meals: B, L)
ABF, your car and guide will take you to Elephant Village. On arrival, you will be welcome and greeting by the Camp Manager and participate in short briefing. After enjoying the impressive experience of approx. 30 minute elephant ride on the Howdah (Elephant seat).; you will then take a return boat trip to the Tad Sae Waterfall and spend some time in the clear water. Your lunch will be provided at the Elephant Village Restaurant (Buffet lunch served with Coffee or Tea and drinking water). You will be returned to Lao Spirit Resort at around 1 or 2 PM. The rest of the day is your own free time at leisure. Overnight at Lao Spirit Resort
Day 4: LUANG PRABANG – PAK OU CAVES – VIENTIANE (Meals: B)
Today, we will embark on a 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. En route, you will stop at Ban Muang Keo, a well-known village for its traditional Lao rice whisky distilling. You will arrive back in Luang Prabang in the late afternoon and continue by car to the outskirts of town to visit Ban Xangkhong , a village well-known for its wood paper making and also Lao silk weavings with natural dyes.
We then transfer to the airport to take the short late afternoon flight to Vientiane. Overnight in Vientiane
Day 5: VIENTIANE – CITY TOUR – BUDDHA PARK (Meals: B)
In the morning, we will first visit Wat Si Muang, which is very famous for its supernatural power. We then transfer out to see the Buddha Park, an enchanting collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures on the Mekong Riverside meadow, near the Friendship Bridge. There are approximately 200 religious images dating back over 500 years, which were created by a mysterious monk spreading his philosophy on life and revealing his ideas about the universe. We then come back to the town to visit the city in the afternoon, including the oldest Wat Sisaket, a temple of thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. We also visit Lao national icon, That Luang Stupa, and we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Overnight in Vientiane
Day 6 : VIENTIANE – DEPARTURE (Meals: B)
You are free to stroll around the city before taking the departure flight for the next destination