Luang Prabang Experience 4 Days 3 Nights

Destinations: Luang Prabang icon-16 Alms Giving icon-16 Pak Ou Caves icon-16 Elephant Village icon-16 Tad Sae Waterfalls

When arrive at Laos – the Land of Million Elephants, Luang Prabang and its ancient attraction can’t be failed to mention. Starting at the Royal Palace Museum then go up the Mekong River to the sacred caves of Pak Ou, your Luang Prabang trip continues to the bright mosaics of Wat Xieng Thong and the rich cultural Traditional Art & Ethnology Center. Highlight of this trip comes out when you visit the Elephant Village Camp and spend a whole day riding on their backs, feeding and taking bath for these huge but gentle mammals. Last but not least, witness the untouched natural charms of waterfall Kuang Si – one of Luang Prabang major touristic site.



Highlights of Luang Prabang Experience 4 Days 3 Nights:



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Brief

Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival

Day 2: Morning Alms Giving — Pak Ou Caves

Day 3: Elephant Village —Tad Sae Waterfalls

Day 4: Luang Prabang Departure

Itinerary

DAY 1: LUANG PRABANG ARRIVAL — CITY TOUR

Welcome to Laos: after long time on airplane, you will reach Laos – the Country of Elephants

In the afternoon

  • On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to check in the hotel
  • You will be free for your own exploration before joining the Baci Ceremony

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In the evening

  • Dinner will be served by sharing with the host family to experience Laos culture

Meals included: __/__/Dinner

Overnight in Luang Prabang

DAY 2: ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE – MEKONG RIVER CRUISE

In the morning

  • Wake up as the sun rises, you will prepare to join the most sacred tradition of Laos, the daily morning alms giving, which dates to the 14th century. More than 200 Buddhist monks depart from various temples to gather their daily meal from the faithful residents sitting quietly on the streets
  • From there, you will visit the temporary morning market near the former Royal Palace. Just set on the ground, the local people come here to barter their day’s catch from rice, to vegetable, to fish, or chicken. This is the best way to experience the taste of local life
  • After having breakfast at the hotel, you will first visit Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts
  • You then embark on a leisure cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching 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, you will stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine
  • Lunch will be served at a local restaurant

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In the afternoon

  • After lunch, you will be back to the city
  • On the way back, you will visit magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture
  • Afterwards, you will visit the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures
  • Late afternoon, you will experience by climbing up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic sunset view of the city and the Mekong River
  • The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Luang Prabang 

DAY 3: RICE EXPERIENCE – KUANG SI WATERFALLS

In the morning

  • After having breakfast at the hotel, at 08:00 you will be transferred directly to the Elephant Village
  • On arrival at the Elephant Village Camp, you will be welcomed and greeted by our camp manager and participate in short briefing about elephants
  • After that you will enjoy the impressive experience of a 30-minute elephant ride on your elephant’s neck
  • You then receive basic mahout training on how to control an elephant
  • Lunch will be served at a local restaurant

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In the afternoon

  • After lunch, you will take your own elephant down to the Nam Khan River for an exhilarating bathing experience
  • Then you will have boat trip to the Tad Sae Waterfall: Take a traditional Laos long boat to the Tad Sae Waterfall and relax in the clear water
  • You will be free to stroll around the Elephant Village before transferring back to city center

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Luang Prabang

DAY 4: LUANG PRABANG DEPARTURE

In the morning

  • After having breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer directly to the beautiful Kuang Si waterfall which is the biggest in the Luang Prabang area with three tiers leading to a 50-meter drop into spectacular azure pools before flowing downstream. The pools also make great swimming holes and are very popular with both tourists and locals

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  • You will also take a short visit to the Bear Rescue Center, which houses a couple of dozen animals rescued from the hands of poachers and traffickers
  • If time permits, you will take a short visit to the Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center, set serenely close to the Mekong, this beautiful, traditionally styled workshop, where weavers, spinners and batik makers produce top-quality fabrics, offers free tours every half-hour
  • To finish, you then will be transferred to take the departure flight

Meals included: Breakfast/__/__

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What's Included & Excluded

Included:

  • The accommodation in twin/double basis with breakfast (central location, highly recommended on Trip Advisor)
  • Experienced English speaking local guide
  • All entrance fee and sightseeing tickets as listed
  • Delicious meals with local food and tastes as listed (others are upon your request)
  • Air-conditioned transfer during the whole tour
  • Complimentary 1 bottle of water each day
  • Service charges and government tax

Excluded:

  • Meals, Beverages which are not specified in the program
  • Any unclarified flight tickets
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any gratuities and tips to driver and tour guide ($3-5/person/day for both guide and driver)
  • Bank fee
  • Any surcharge for holiday

Price

Price is different in different period of time so please contact us for the best price for your travel time

Children Policy:

AGE RANGE ROOM SHARING BED REQUEST CHARGE
Kid < 5 years old 2 adults Existing bed FOC
Kid < 5 years old 2 adults Extra bed 50% tour price
5 =< kid =< 12 years old 2 adults Existing bed 50% tour price
5 =< kid =< 12 years old 2 adults Extra bed 75 % tour price
Kid =< 12 years old 1 adult Existing bed 95% tour price
Kid >= 12 years old Any Existing bed 100% tour price
Policy for flight tickets will be issued by the Airlines

*S.R.S: Single Room Supplement. If you want to have your own room, you will pay extra amount for this.
*At the time of quotation, Travel Sense Asia reserves the right to adjust prices to take account of unusual movements in currency markets, hotel and transport costs as a result of inflationary price pressures in oil and other commodity markets.

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Useful information for travel in Vietnam

What’s the difference between 3, 4, and 5 -star hotels?

We usually arrange centrally-located and Western-standard hotels. Five-star hotels are usually palatial with huge lobbies and comfortable rooms, their standards not quite matching the best of Paris or New York, but very close. Four-star hotels have quality facilities, but not as luxurious as five-star hotels. Three-star hotels meet the needs of most Westerners, but breakfasts have less choice. We also recommend some courtyard hotels or Vietnamese-style hotels with local features and architecture. These hotels have a good ranking, or positive feedback from our customers, and TripAdvisor. Usually, hotels in big cities, small cities, and rural areas are a bit different, even if they have the same star level. We try to use the best available hotel in each place.

What are train conditions like in Vietnam?

A soft sleeper is recommended for overnight and long-distance travel. Each soft sleeper compartment is enclosed, and contains four bunks, two on each side. The bunks are wider and more comfortable than hard sleepers, with decent bedding. Soft sleeper compartments may vary between trains. For route Hanoi – Laocai – Hanoi, it also has VIP cabin with 2 soft sleeper beds, please make quest if you prefer a private cabin. You may have both over-head storage and under-bed storage, or just under-bed storage. Fastest train is about 70kph. The railways is small here and it’s not as comfortable as train in developed countries.

Passport & Visa Requirements

You may be required for the visa to Vietnam. Please check the list of countries which need the visa to Vietnam in this links: Who need visa to Vietnam? Vietnam Visa is issued by Vietnam Embassy in your country or “Visa on arrival”. Travel Sense Asia will offer the free visa to Vietnam for you (except some difficult countries). You will need one clear page (per visa) in a full passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your departure from Vietnam.

Currency Exchange

As currency exchange rates in Vietnam fluctuate, we suggest you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com or www.vietcombank.com In 2015 the USD & VND has been around 22.500VND per USD. There are many ATM machines that accept both Visa and Master card, but these are limited to cities. We also recommend the use of cash and travelers checks in USD currency. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops, but they may charge a 2–4% transaction fee.

Tipping

It is customary to tip service providers in the travel industry in Asia, depending on the service. Tipping is expected — though not compulsory — and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Recommendations for tipping drivers (3 USD per person per day as a guideline) and local guides (8 USD per person per day as a guideline) would depend on the quality and length of the service. In additionally, you will sometimes use rolling boat, cyclo riding, porter which you should give a small tip to these local people.

Food

Eating is an important part of your Vietnam experience. Generally, breakfasts are included in the itinerary and offered by hotels. Travel Sense Asia recommend local Vietnam restaurants that are popular with local people for lunch. You can order dishes with the help of your guide. We usually leave dinner for your own choice — Western food can be found in most large cities. If you are vegetarian or you are looking for e.g. halal food, please feel free to inform your travel advisor, who can arrange a restaurant to fit your needs.

Vehicle

We use comfortable sedans or vans with air-conditioning. The comfort and safety of our customers is of utmost importance, so we ensure that all of the vehicles that we use are well maintained and always very clean. Our drivers take pride in their vehicles. Our car and van are always available space for a comfortable trip. Luggage – All clients are limited to two items of luggage each; a suitcase with a maximum weight of 20kg and one piece of hand luggage with a maximum weight of 7kg. It is essential that your luggage is lockable. Please note that authorities will only allow bottles onto the aircraft if they have been checked in as main baggage. Bottles in hand luggage may be confiscated.

What are train conditions like in Vietnam?
A soft sleeper is recommended for overnight and long-distance travel. Each soft sleeper compartment is enclosed and contains four bunks, two on each side. The bunks are wider and more comfortable than hard sleepers, with decent bedding. Soft sleeper compartments may vary between trains. For route Hanoi – Laocai – Hanoi, it also has VIP cabin with 2 soft sleeper beds, please make quest if you prefer a private cabin. You may have both over-head storage and under-bed storage, or just under-bed storage. Fastest train is about 70kph. The railways is small here and it’s not as comfortable as train in developed countries.

Electric

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In Vietnam the standard voltage is 220 V. The standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are of type A / C / G. Below you find pictures of these power sockets and corresponding plugs. And we provide more information about the voltage and frequency. Climate – You will find a complete packing list and a helpful climate chart in the ‘Suggested Packing List’, which is included in the pre-departure information link sent within your deposit documentation. Seasonal weather patterns can be quite unpredictable. Up to the minute information on worldwide weather can be found on www.weather.com.


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