See charming and serene Luang Prabang, the spiritual capital of Laos, on this tailored 4-day tour. A blend of outdoor activities, a river cruise, a picnic breakfast at the turquoise lagoons of Kuang Si Falls, and a guided walking tour through the historical, UNESCO-listed city will immerse you in the laid-back lifestyle of Laos.
A leisurely river cruise on the Mekong will bring you to Pak Ou Caves, a sacred pilgrimage site filled with thousands of golden Buddha statues. You’ll discover Laos’ riverine life as you pass by river villages and watch fishermen cast nets on the water and enjoy lunch at Tamarind, one of the best restaurants in town, before visiting the famous wats (temples) of this spiritual city. You’ll also visit the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center to l
earn about Lao culture and its diverse hill tribes.
On your third day, enjoy a private picnic breakfast at the idyllic Kuang Si Waterfalls. Take a cool dip in one of the many turquoise pools, wander through the multiple tiers of the falls, and pay a visit to the 23 Asiatic Black Bears who live at the nearby bear sanctuary. On your scenic drive back to Luang Prabang, you’ll visit the lovely Kuang Si Butterfly Park.
You’ll also explore Wat Visoun, Luang Prabang’s holiest temple, and follow it with a sunset climb up Mount Phousi for panoramic views of the city and the lush countryside. The tour allows for some shopping at the hill tribe night market before your onward departure.