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(B)
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
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: 30 AUD/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.
Day3. Luang Prabang – Ock Pop Tok – Silkworms and Natural dyes (B)
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.
Day4. Luang Prabang – Cooking Class at Roots and Leaves(B/L)
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.
Day5. Luang Prabang – Departure (B)
Depending on your departing flight you may have time at leisure before your transfer to the airport for departure.
- 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
- Meals as listed in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner,(-) nil)
- 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
|Location||3 Star||4 Star||5 Star|
My Dream resort or similar
Le Sen Hotel or similar
(Garden Wing room)
|Price valid from 01-Oct-14 to 30-Sep-2015|
All clients must have a valid passport and visas before travel.
2. Children Policy
Under 2 years old: No charge for tour & 50% airfare charge
From 2 to under 5 years old: 50% charge for tour & 75% airfare charge
From 5 to under 12 years old: 75% charge for tour & airfare
From 12 years old: 100% charge as adult
An illness, an accident or an unexpected situation can arise before or during any type of vacation. Such an event might cause you to cut short your trip or cause your trip to be cancelled altogether.
Insurance exists to protect passengers from financial loss in the event of an emergency.
We strongly recommend you buy travel insurance before travel.
4. Alteration of Itinerary
Prior to the booking, we are happy to process alterations to your itinerary free of charge. Once the deposit has been paid, alterations will attract a fee of 30AUD per request.
5. The cancellation fee will be calculated as follows:
All cancellations will incur a fee of 100AUD per person.
No-show travellers will be charged 100% of the tour price.
6. Deposit & Final Payment
|Bookings||Less than 45 days from departure date||More than 45 days from departure date|
|1000AUD or more||Full amount required at time of booking||200AUD deposit required at time of booking|
|1000AUD or less||Full amount required at time of booking|
The appropriate amount will automatically be debited to the credit card provided or by other payment arrangements. Failing this the booking will be automatically be cancelled without notification.
Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure. Ticket/voucher will be provided on receipt of final payment.