Laos - Luang Prabang4 days & 3 nights, Spotlight Journey
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In the enchanting city of Luang Prabang, explore the fusion of Southeast Asian style with French colonialism. Rise early to watch the monks gather alms, admire the views from Phousi Hill, browse the local market, cruise the Mekong to the sacred caves of Pak Ou, and sample some of the flavors of Lao cuisine during an exclusive culinary class.
Day 1Arrive Luang Prabang
Upon arrival in Luang Prabang, you will be greeted and escorted to your hotel.Belmond La Residence Phou Vao - 3 Nights
Day 2Luang Prabang
Rise early for the daily ritual of Buddhist monks making rounds for alms - before visiting the morning market. Explore the Royal Palace Museum and then take a cruise on the Mekong to visit the sacred caves of Pak Ou, home to thousands of Buddha statues. En route, stop at Thin Hong for a glimpse into daily life on the Mekong. Back in Luang Prabang, visit the temple of Van Xieng Thong, and admire the views from Phousi Hill.Belmond La Residence Phou Vao (B)
Day 3Luang Prabang
Drive through the countryside to the spectacular Kuangsi waterfalls. This afternoon, participate in a cooking class with the chef at one of the city's best restaurants to learn about the fundamentals of Lao cuisine. Enjoy the fruits of your labor for dinner.Belmond La Residence Phou Vao (B, D)
Day 4Depart Luang Prabang
Transfer to the airport in time for your onward flight.(B)