Laos is known as the “Land of a Million Elephants”. This tour offers you an experience of elephant protection and rehabilitation of elephants at Elephant Village and a trekking into Khmu village where you get an insight in everyday life and culture of this hill tribe.
Day 1/ Arrival – Luang Prabang Day 2/ Luang Prabang – Elephant Training & Trekking Experience (B,L) Day 3/ Luang Prabang – Pakou – Luang Prabang (B) Day 4/ Luang Prabang – Departure (B) Package Tour Price In USD: $639.00 per person (private group of 02 persons) Price is valid until September 2018.
Welcome to Laos. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Luang Prabang, the World Heritage described by the UNESCO as the best preserved city in South East Asia. We will start with the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai then climb up to the top of mountain Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic view of the city at sunset and the Mekong River. We will explore the night market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textile made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Pick up at the hotel around 8:00-8:15 AM
After a short ride out of town you and your local guide will arrive at the Elephant Village for a day of activities. The Elephant Village is located next to the Elephant Lodge about 15 km out of town and in the middle of a wonderful mountainous surrounding and at the banks of the scenic Nam Khan River. Enjoy the new perspective and the amazing nature on this one-hour elephant ride. A stunning landscape, quietness, and the lush nature are the ingredients for your relaxed stay on the back of the protected elephant. You will make your way through small forests and ride through the Nam Khan River. Afterwards a boat will bring you to the Tad Sae waterfalls (dried out between February and August). At the waterfall or the river you can hang out for some swimming and bathing in the refreshing cool water.
Lunch will be served either on the magnificent waterfalls or on the Mountain View veranda of the Elephant Village.
The soft half day trekking (about 3-4 hrs.) will lead you out into a Khmu village where you get an insight in everyday life and culture of this hill tribe. The village is nestled on the foot of a big mountain range. Most of the people here are farmers and fishermen and live from their traditional way of agriculture. They even speak a different language here and your guide will help to ask questions. This village Trek is part of the ‘Fair Trek’ Project which supports seven villages in the area. It is cooperation between authorities, the villages and the operating tour company.
Today you will be blessed with great views to the more than 1,600 meter high mountain range which is covered with dense jungle. Here is an astonishing and relaxing atmosphere. You will take a small boat on the Nam Khan River or a short walk back to the pickup point. Return to Luang Prabang
Note: Elephant ride about 1hrs, Total walking 3hrs
Today, we enjoy a short sightseeing of the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We then embark in a cruise upstream on the Mekong river, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside as well as explore the mysterious Pak Ou caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, a small village known for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang
After breakfast, we visit the National museum (close Tuesday) at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings to the last sovereign. You will have free time to explore the town and shopping before heading to airport for onward flight. Ends of services
Have a safe trip!
Day 1/ Arrival – Luang Prabang
Day 2/ Luang Prabang – Elephant Training & Trekking Experience (B,L)
Day 3/ Luang Prabang – Pakou – Luang Prabang (B)
Day 4/ Luang Prabang – Departure (B)
Package Tour Price In USD: $639.00 per person (private group of 02 persons)
Price is valid until September 2018.