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Explore the culture, traditions and scenery of Laos
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Seven nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing and flights as specified, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guide.
An all-encompassing journey of Laos, this trip takes in the must-see sights as well as the country’s more remote treasures.
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Temple touring in Luang Prabang
Living Land community farm experience
Explore the waterfalls of Bolaven Plateau
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On arrival transfer to your hotel.
Start the day on two wheels as you pedal the flat, quiet streets of Luang Prabang. Visit to the former Royal Palace, now the National Museum, Wat Mai and Wat Visoun, and Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre. Observe local kids and orange-robe monks as you ride, finishing at Wat Xieng Thong, Laos’ most photographed temple. After lunch, board a boat upriver to Pak Ou Caves. (B,L)
For early risers witness the monks receiving their morning alms. After breakfast head to Living Land Community Farm and participate in traditional farming practices and learning about the rice production process. Lunch is at the farm before continuing to Kuang Si Falls for a swim, relax or trek to the top. The Free the Bears Sanctuary is also nearby. (B)(L)
Fly to Vientiane. An orientation tour of the city will take you to Wat Sisaket, Wat Phra Keo and the Presidential Palace. Lunch will be at Makphet Restaurant, established to train street children in the hospitality industry. After lunch, visit COPE, an assoication working to help landmine victims. Your tour will end with visits to That Luang and Patuxay Monument. (B,L)
Depart early for your flight to Pakse. On arrival take a short tour of the city and then drive to the Bolaven Plateau via Tad Lo, an area of three separate waterfalls. This afternoon, continue to the impressive Tad Yuang and Tad Fane waterfalls. On return to Pakse, stop by the small village of Ban Houay Houn, famous for its Katu textiles. (B,L)
Visit Wat Phou, a spectacular pre-Angkorian temple that sits amidst the rice fields and waterways of southern Laos. Pass through Champasak, driving through streets lined with French colonial buildings. (B)(L)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
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4 Days / 3 Nights
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