Welcome to Laos, the warm heart of Asia and a country that offers infinite beauty for the soulful adventurer. Delve into the world of the Laotian way of life, which offers peace and openness so often missing in our hectic lives.
Still an unknown world to some people, Laos is culturally the most inspiring Southeast Asia has to offer. This tour exposes the delightful city of Luang Prabang and the surrounding area. Get a peek into the fascinating Laotian hill tribe peoples lives; a few still live exactly the same way their grandparents lived! Luang Prabang is a fairy-tale like city, truly unique and like no other city in the world. You will enjoy an adventurous elephant ride, explore the intriguing caves of Pakou, and get pleasure from the beauty of the paradise setting around the Khouangsi waterfalls
Luang Prabang boasts excellent architecture reflecting a blend of Laotian and Indochina influences. After the Royal Family in Luang Prabang dissolved in 1975, the former Royal Palace reopened as a National Museum, displaying personal artefacts of the royal family. There are many national and historical monuments in this historical city, displaying the richness of Lao culture. Luang Prabang is an idyllic and serene destination, perfect for forgetting existence and floating away with the slow paced ambiance of this magnificent city
This optional extra tour (early morning) can be added to any Luang Prabang tour, and it is offered free of charge from Viengchampa! (Hotel pickup with driver and guide included): An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (often in the form of sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual.
Be prepared to blown away by the array of temples, the culture and the relaxed pace of life in Luang Prabang! The beautiful city located on the confluence of the Nam Ou and the Mekong River and is made up of distinctive colonial architecture and dazzling temples. Saffron clad monks replace vehicles in this timeless, atmospheric city, as they often wander the small streets.