Taste of Laos (4 Days/3 Nights) From AED3,435*

Ref: LLMTLP

  • Discover Laos’ Culinary secrets

  • Visit vibrant food markets

  • Partake in traditional culture

  • Join a Laos Cooking Class

  • Dine at Luang Prabang’s finest

Day 1 : Luang Prabang - Arrival

(-/-/D)

Upon arrival to Luang Prabang, one of our representatives will be waiting to provide a VIP welcome in the immigration area. Enjoy a fast-tracked customs experience followed by a private city transfer to the hotel. After checking in at the hotel and relaxing, embark on a brief orientation tour of Luang Prabang.

 

Note: The availability of this service could change at any time depending on the airport authorities, surcharge: 40 US$ per person.

 

This evening, take part in Laos’ special Baci Ceremony. The Baci ceremony is performed in celebration of an important event, such as a wedding, birth, or for welcoming guests, and is a means of expressing goodwill and good luck to others.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Evening Performance at the Royal Ballet Theatre.

 

For those interested, enjoy an evening performance at the Royal Ballet Theatre. The Ballet works to preserve Laos’ cultural heritage featuring spectacular performances including scenes from the Lao-Ramayana and traditional folk/tribal dances. (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.)

Proceed to L’Elephant, one of the finest restaurants in Luang Prabang, for dinner before being driven back to the hotel.

 

Overnight in Luang Prabang

 

Day 2: Luang Prabang - HD City Tour - Dinner Cruise on the Mekong

(B/L/D)

After breakfast at the hotel, start a half-day touring experience through the city. Begin with a transfer to the historical centre for a visit to Luang Prabang’s National Museum. 

 

Continue on foot to Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-reliefs, and Wat Sensoukarahm, which features a dazzling golden façade. The morning tour finishes at Wat Xieng Thong, the most revered temple in Luang Prabang.

 

For lunch today, enjoy a meal in town at Tamarind Restaurant, one of the most celebrated eateries in Luang Prabang (Note: closed on Sundays).

 

After lunch, head back to the hotel to enjoy some down time.

 

In the late afternoon, transport will be provided to the river to board the Nava Mekong, an elegant and traditional riverboat. The riverboat will moor on the opposite bank in time for dinner, which will include a selection of classic Lao dishes and traditional local entertainment. After dinner, cruise back to Luang Prabang. Please note that this is not a private cruise.

 

It’s a short ride back to town, where there’s an option to either transfer back to the hotel directly or visit the evening hill tribe market.

 

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 3: Luang Prabang - HD Cycling Tour - Evening Cooking Class

(B/L/-D

The day begins after breakfast with a hotel pick up, around 09:00. Depart alongside the guide with the custom-fit bicycles.

 

The tour starts with a visit to Phosy Market. Continue the ride to Ock Pop Tock, a  non-profit organization working to preserve traditional weaving techniques. A short tour introduces the processes of silk weaving, from the initial stages of creating the dyes to the final process of loom weaving.

 

Ride along the Mekong back into town for the final stop of the day: the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre. (Note: closed on Mondays).

 

Cycle to a local restaurant or back to the hotel by bike.

 

Alternatively, after dropping off the bikes, enjoy lunch at Le Tangor, one of Luang Prabang’s top restaurants.

 

After lunch, transfer back to the hotel and enjoy some free time at leisure

 

Starting around 15:30, begin a private cooking experience learning the secrets of Lao cuisine.

 

The expert chefs will first demonstrate how to prepare authentic Lao dishes, before giving the guests an opportunity to cook in the traditional way. At the end of the hands-on course, sample all the delicacies and receive a cookbook to bring the skills and flavours back home.

 

After dinner, transport will be provided back to the hotel (around 21:00).

 

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 4: Luang Prabang - Departure

(B/-/-)

For early risers, there is a very special dawn visit to watch the monks collecting alms.  It is a beautiful, serene ceremony that highlights the spiritualism of the Lao people. Return to the hotel for breakfast.

 

Depending on the flight schedule, there may be time to enjoy a unique tour that supports two excellent local charities and allows clients to donate books to local communities, without being invasive. The books are sourced from two excellent local charities; Big Brother Mouse and Pha Tak Ke.

A picnic lunch, catered by L’Eléphant, is included for guests to enjoy in the countryside.

 

After lunch, transport will be provided to catch the onward flight.

If you would like to customize this itinerary, please provide us with your requirements by contacting us.

Service Included

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or double bedded room at the selected hotel

  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)

  • English speaking local guide

  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle

  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits and activities clearly specified

Service Not Included

  • Other services than mentioned

  • International and Domestic Flights

  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature

  • Tips, Travel insurance, Visa

* The price is subject to different factors such as the number of persons, hotel, date of booking...
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