Laos Extension

EL6: Luang Prabang – Pak ou cave full day

Destination: Luang prabang - Vat Xieng Thong - Pak Ou - Ban Xhang Hai - Ban Phanom - Luang prabang
Starts in: Luang Prabang
Ends in: Luang Prabang
Duration: 1D
Tour code: EL6

Luang Prabang – Pak ou cave full day

Luang Prabang – Pak ou cave full day
8:00 AM pick up at your hotel in Luang prabang, visit Vat Xieng Thong, considered as the most beautiful temple. The sim of the Vat represents the classic Luang Prabang temple architecture with roofs that sweep low to the ground. In the compound stand several small chapels housing bronze Buddha images, which were displayed in Paris in 1911. Near the East gate stands the Royal Funeral Chapel. Inside are an impressive 12-meter high funeral   chariot   and various funeral urns of each Royal Family’s member. The gilt panel on the exterior of the chapel depicts a semi-erotic episode from Ramayana. Then board a traditional riverboat for a trip upstream the Mekong River to visit the famous caves of Pak Ou housing thousands of statues representing Lord Buddha.
Picnic lunch at a bamboo cottage overlooking the confluence between the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers.
Return to Luang Prabang by boat with a stopover at the village of Ban Xhang Hai, which produces local rice wine. Continue by car to visit Ban Phanom, a weaving village populated by Thai Lu that originally came from Sipsongpanna in Southern China. Drop off at your hotel around  5:00 PM. End of tour

Tour includes:
  • Tours & transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Private English speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees and permits for all sights visited
  • Mineral Water and towel
  • Government taxes & Service charges
Tour excludes:
  • Pre & Post trip
  • Visa in Laos ( available at the airport at 30 USD )
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
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