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New! Tailor Made Laos: Luang Prabang (2017)

Luxury Tailor Made Travel: A private journey with expert local guides, customized to your interests

Private journey
Days: 4  |  From: $2,195


Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.

Itinerary

Tailor Made Laos: Luang Prabang

Day 1: Arrive Luang Prabang, Laos

Arrive in Luang Prabang, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. After checking in, spend the balance of the day at leisure.

Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao

Day 2: Luang Prabang | Giving Alms

Rise before dawn to participate in the daily ceremonial offering of food to the local monks. As a procession of robed monks passes, place a small amount of rice into their alms bowls. This deeply spiritual ritual is a serene part of everyday life. Stop at a local fresh market before returning to your hotel for breakfast. Then, immerse yourself in the rich history of the region with a full-day, guided tour of Luang Prabang, known for its many beautiful Buddhist temples. First, visit the Royal Palace Museum, whose quaint appearance belies its stormy past. Its exhibits trace the story of the seven turbulent centuries of the Lane Xang Kingdom, as well as the colonial era up to the present. Next, visit three of the city's most important temples, including Wat Mai, the city's largest and most richly decorated temple; Wat Visoun, the city's oldest operating temple; and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong, with its impressive Tree of Life mosaic and richly decorated wooden columns. After lunch at a local restaurant, regroup to peruse ancient artifacts from the ethnic minorities of the region at the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center. Head upriver to visit two artisan villages, as well as a few small traditional Lao villages. Each specializes in a particular handicraft, such as woodcarving, papermaking or silk weaving. Finally, tour a temple and enjoy the sunset at the summit of Mount Phousi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao   |   Meals: B L

Day 3: Luang Prabang | Traditional Foods, Falls & Nature

Learn more about the nation’s staple crop, rice and other natural treasures on a full-day, guided tour. First, visit Living Lands Organic Rice Farm to learn how the people of Laos continue to plant and harvest in the traditional way. Experience every stage of the rice harvest before tasting traditional foods made from this regional staple. Next, set off for the cascading waters of Kuang Si Falls Park. Enjoy a picnic lunch and explore a path that runs alongside a wide multi-tiered waterfall tumbling over limestone formations. Cool off with a refreshing swim or walk along the forest trails. Cap off your visit at a wildlife rescue dedicated to protecting and rehabilitating the rare and magnificent Asiatic black bear.

Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao   |   Meals: B L

Day 4: Depart Luang Prabang

Transfer to the airport and board your departure flight.

Meals: B




Enhance Your Journey

Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.

Combine Your Journey

This extension can be combined with Tailor Made Best of Vietnam, Tailor Made Angkor, Tailor Made Classic Thailand or Tailor Made Myanmar.

Attend a Baci Ceremony

Partake in an evening Baci ceremony, a Laotian ritual of welcome, music and a traditional dance harkening back to the eighth century.

Private Cooking Class

Collect fresh ingredients from Belmond's garden and prepare your dishes under the expert guidance of your chef. Than, enjoy the savory Lao lunch that you've prepared.



This Tailor Made Journey may be combined with Tailor Made Thailand: Bangkok to the Beach, Tailor Made Vietnam: North to South and Tailor Made Myanmar: Land of Pagodas & Stupas.


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