Laos – Luang Prabang Artisans 4Days 3Nights
Laos – Luang Prabang Artisans 4 Days 3 Nights
Please note: The tour program is flexible. Your guide will be more than happy to adjust the tour itinerary to suit you. You can skip one site or add another if you so wish.
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Day1. Luang Prabang Arrival – Bamboo Weaving with Master Weaver and Home cooked Dinner (D)
Day2. Luang Prabang – Kuang Si falls and Mulberry Saa Paper Workshop (B, L)
Day3. Luang Prabang – Pottery village cycling tour and Hmong Batik (B, L)
Day4: Luang Prabang – Departure (B)
Day 1. Luang Prabang Arrival – Bamboo Weaving with Master Weaver and Home cooked Dinner (D)
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon at 2:00pm, begin your exploration of Luang Prabang, the UNESCO Heritage town by local style Tuktuk, begin your discovery by visiting National Museum former Royal Palace and most magnificent temples, Wat Xieng Tong. In the early evening, travel to a picturesque rural setting to participate in a Bamboo weaving class with a Master Weaver to create a small bamboo coaster as a souvenir and home-cooked dinner, to honor your arrival in Laos. Dinner included.
Day 2. Luang Prabang – Kuang Si falls and Mulberry Saa Paper Workshop (B, L)
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
This morning, after your breakfast transfer by private vehicle to Kuang Si Falls (approximately 45 minutes’ drive), one of the most beautiful falls in Laos. Here, have the chance to swim and relax amidst verdant jungle surrounds, in turquoise pools at the base of the falls. Also have the chance to get up close with Asiatic Black Bears which are cared for at a bear sanctuary near the falls. Many of these bears have been saved from the illegal wildlife trade or have been placed here as a result of habitat degradation. Following your visit, return to Luang Prabang for Lunch.
After Lunch, you will discover the ancient home-made Saa paper at a local family-run workshop in Ban Xang Khong. You will see the process and try your hands-on to make your own Saa paper decorated by flowers and leaves that available in the garden. After that you will create a souvenir out of Saa paper ie. Lantern, notebook etc. you can take away with you at the end of the workshop. Lunch included.
Day 3. Luang Prabang – Pottery village cycling tour and Hmong Batik (B, L)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Rise early this morning to see robed Buddhist monks collecting morning alms, following a centuries-old ritual, visit Mount Phousi for sunrise and enjoy the panoramic view of Luang Prabang, Stroll down the local morning Market before return to your hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, be met by your guide at the hotel lobby at 8:30 am, for the short transfer to the bike shop. Begin your short cycling to the Mekong River where you will board the local car ferry to across the river to the quiet district of Chomphet. Over there you will not see many, if any, other tourists and very little traffic. Enjoy a day discovering local village life and visiting old temples then, continue your cycling trip to pottery village that used to make pottery for the Royal Family. Disembark the ferry and cycle the south-west direction of Luang Prabang towards Ban Chan, the pottery village where you will participate in the hands-on pottery making class. Upon arrival you will be shown around the village to learn more about village life and the technique of pottery making that passed by for many generations. After the class, you will visit Ban Nakham a famous Sugar cane making village where you will enjoy a home-host lunch prepared by Mr. Phaeng and his family. They normally invite you for a game of Petanque the popular sport for Locals. Take your bike and cycle back to Luang Prabang, stop on route to visit the old temple Wat Chomphet, Wat Long Khoun to see the view of Luang Prabang in the opposite side of the Mekong.
In the afternoon, learn the ancient art of Hmong Batik by attending one of our workshops with our last master batik in Laos and our two young master batiks. Under the expert guidance of the Master Batik, you will create a beautiful Hmong design drawn with beeswax on handwoven hemp using traditional tools and materials.
Day 4: Luang Prabang – Departure (B)
After breakfast, free time for your own exploration of Luang Prabang on your own, the rest of the morning is free at leisure until your departure flight…
- 04 nights at hotel based on Twin/Double sharing Suite room
- Breakfast at hotel
- English speaking guide with legal license
- Private car during the trip with experienced driver
- All Meals, Entrance fees and tour activities as dedicated in the program
- Service charges and Government’s Tax
- Bottled water & wet towel on van during trip
- Tip for Tour guide and driver (recommended)
- Bank fees for both sides
- Laos Visa US$30/person
- All International
- All note mentioned clearly in “Inclusion”
- Personal expenses