Cultural Luang Prabang 5days/4nights

Luang Prabang

A unique 'hands on' tour that includes a weaving and cooking classes as well as a spiritual Baci Ceremony in a local village. If you are looking for an unforgettable interactive experience in Luang Prabang, then this is the tour for you.

Itinerary

Day1. Arrival – Luang Prabang
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening you have tickets to attend the unique Royal Ballet Performance set in the Royal Palace.  This colorful show features excerpts from the Ramayana.

Day2. Luang Prabang – city tour and Baci Ceremony
After breakfast we visit the Royal Palace Museum which hosts a range of interesting artefacts.  We begin our walking tour taking in some the cities most beautiful temples.  Depending on the rest of your programme this may include the magnificent Wat Xiengthong, with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, representing the classical Luang Prabang style, as well as Wat Mai and Wat Sene, the oldest temple in Luang Prabang.  In the afternoon we stop at Yensabai, where you will see some Lao traditional stensils made with Saa paper.

Lao Xiengthong Stencils

Optional: Lao traditional Stencil class
Discover and learn how to produce a Lao Stensil. Mr Anousith will teach you how to do it and how you can use it when you come back to your own country.
- Make your own stencil
- Demonstration with gold painting and Saa paper
Duration: around 1h20 minutes
Number of pax: 2 pax maximum
Cost: 20 USD/pax

Our next stop is the excellent Arts and Ethnology Centre which gives us a further insight into the ethnic mix and culture of Laos.  We then climb up Mt Phousi, which offers a spectacular sunset and a panoramic view over Luang Prabang and the Mekong River.  This evening we transfer out to a local village, where you take part in a traditional Baci Ceremony, involving the tying of strings to ones wrists aims to keep bad spirits away and bring good luck.
Meals: Breakfast

Day3. Luang Prabang – Ock Pop Tok – Silkworms and Natural dyes
This morning you are at leisure to explore Luang Prabang at your own pace, or simply relax, in the afternoon you will be transferred to Ock Pop Tok weaving centre for a unique Silkworm and Natural Dyes Class.  First there is an explanation about the worms’ lives; where they come from, who makes silk in Laos and a bizarre list of facts regarding sericulture.  Guests are invited to prepare mulberry leaves and feed the worms.  After a brief introduction to the natural dyes, you will dye scarves in your chosen colours.  By late afternoon there is a chance to meet the weavers and get an introduction to the weaving technique, there will also be a chance to try your hand at weaving and spinning.  The day finishes with cocktails and canapés overlooking the sunset on the Mekong River.
Meals: Breakfast

Day4. Luang Prabang – Cooking Class at Roots and Leaves
This morning you will take part in a cooking class.  The day starts with a visit to the local market, accompanied by the head chef who will advise you on the different types of ingredients.  Using the fresh produce, you will be taught in the art of Lao cuisine.  Lunch is your own mornings efforts!.  The afternoon is at your own leisure.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

Day5. Luang Prabang – Departure
Depending on your departing flight you may have time at leisure before your transfer to the airport for departure.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel

Tour price per person in US$ for group of:
Price valid from 01-Oct-13 to 30-Sep-2014

Supplement

1pax

2pax

3-4pax

5-8pax

Single room

2 Star

1300

870

900

860

623

3 Star

1390

1025

955

920

656

4 Star

1415

1040

970

930

668

5 Star

1,940

1300

1235

1195

932

+ Supplement Peak Season at Le Sen from 12-16 Apr’14: USD20/room/night

+ Supplement Peak Season at Maison Souvannaphoum from 24 Dec’13 – 01 Jan’14: USD40/room/night

Inclusive of above prices:

Exclusive of above prices:

  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Accommodation in twin shared room
  • Private Boat trip as stated in above sights
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • Baci Ceremony
  • Cooking Class
  • Ock Pop Tok – Silkworms and Natural dyes
  • Meals: daily breakfast at hotel, lunch/dinner where stated only
  • Gov’t tax and service charge
  • Luggage handling and drinking water
  • Visa stamping fee on arrival
  • Int’l air tickets to/from Laos
  • Travel Insurance in all kinds
  • Single room (quoted separately)
  • Other foreign language guide
  • Peak tourist season or special event rates
  • Child or adult in triple sharing room
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses

 

Hotels quoted in above package

Location

2 Star

3 Star

4 Star

5 Star

 

Luang Prabang

Villa Chitdara or similar
(Deluxe room)

My Dream resort or similar
(Deluxe room)

Le Sen Hotel or similar
(Deluxe room)

Maison Souvannaphoum
(Garden Wing room)


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