Platinum Mekong Laos Adventure 4 Days, 3 Nights
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Day 1: Day 1: HOUAY XAY - PAKBENG
07:45: From Houay Xay. Our crew members and tour guide will be waiting you either at your hotel in Houay Xay or at Lao side border crossing. (Please advise us where will be most convenience for us to pick up).
From the pickup point you will be taken to the pier to board the luxury slow boat for the cruise downriver to the town of Pakbeng.
10:00: Depart to Pakbeng, this journey takes 7-8hrs. Onboard you are free to help yourself to tea/coffee/ water and fresh fruit. On the way we will stop off and visit a Hill tribe village along the Mekong River. Our guide will explain the way of living and the origins of these rural populations.
Lunch is served on board, and during the afternoon, you will be free to relax and taste local flavors with seasonal snacks and drinks. There are more variety of snacks and alcoholic drinks available for sale.The boat will arrive in Pakbeng before sunset, we will collect you and transfer you from the Pakbeng Pier to the resort. At the hotel we will show you to your villa, then welcome you to the infinity poolside for a welcome drink and witness the spectacular sunset.
18:30: After the sunset your evening meal will be serve, depending on the group size it will be an Asian Gourmet set dinner or Buffet. From here you have free time to soak up the moon light views or sample a few cocktails at the bistro.
Day 2: Day 2: PAKBENG – ALL DAY TOUR
09:30: Depart on the exclusive walking tour to Ban Houg Sengkham- Ban Souksai –Ban Lai Villages. A medium trek of 2km plus walking around the villages. The full day excursion visits fascinating local villages, see local heritage preservation, and sample the culture and experiencing the local’s daily way of life. You will have the chance to speak to the friendly villagers and spend time with them. This tour includes some spectacular mountain and jungle scenic views and villages.
Morning drive from the resort 2 km to Ban Houy Sengkham. Walk and look around the village to see how they live, with a visit to the kindergarten to chat with school children.
Next drive 2 km to Ban Souksai, See the hard working farmers and take part in their daily life of the rice farm and blacksmith activities here you will see the buffalo farm and try harvesting river weed and fern plants.
Then trek 2 km to look at bamboo housing in Ban Lai Village.
During the village visits our guide will introduce you to some traditional customs of the Khmu people and explain the differences between three biggest ethnic groups in Laos. Ban Lai village here you will see the buffalos, chickens, dogs freely walking amongst the Khmu people.
You will have your pack lunch in Ban Lai with the chance to take photographs.
The village are constantly building and are always curious of the visitors. Please note timings and activities may vary depending on the weather conditions, activities are seasonal and may defer to other alternative activities. The 2 km trek is medium terrain steep in parts walking on unpaved walkways. Walking shoes or strong trainers recommended. Return to the resort for refreshments and a dip in infinity pool.
18:30: Dinner is served, free time for the evening to do as you wish.
Day 3: Day 3: PAKBENG - LUANG PRABANG
07:30: Transfer to the Elephant Sanctuary
- Spend the morning with the elephants.
- In depth presentation of the elephants (15min)
- Elephant feeding (10min)
- Elephant bath (20 min)
12:00: Lunch in Pakbeng town and look around Hill Town of Pakbeng District, stopping along the way to visit Wat Chomjeng Temple, Wat Kokkor temple.
Explore the local market, where all local people of Pakbeng district come to do their daily shopping, You will see a variety of local foods and products including dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, fish, vegetables and fruit, everything needed for daily life in Laos.
Return to the resort for free time to relax and swim in the afternoon
Day 4: Day 4: PAKBENG - LUANG PRABANG
07:30: Depart to Pakbeng Pier. Use your free time in the morning for asking some questions about Luang Prabang and Laos to our guide.
Lunch is served on board. After lunch we will make a stop to visit the famous Pak Ou Caves (Tham Ting) and its thousands of Buddha images.
Shortly after the second stop will be at the Lao Lao village, commonly known as the Whisky Village.
The guide will provide information about the locally made rice whisky, and you will have the chance to sample. Enjoy the charm of this small and authentic village, its temple and local artisans.
After you will be served a typical snack and drink on board in the afternoon.
Arrive in Luang Prabang around 16:30 from here we will take you to your chosen hotel. Our services stop after we drop you off.
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Cruise Inclusions & Options
- Accommodation in twin shared basis
- This is a joint cruise sharing with other passengers with different supplier
- Minimum at least 4 passenger in every departure
- English speaking guide
- Admission fees to sites stated in the itinerary
- Meals: daily breakfast, on board lunch and dinner
- Gov’t taxes and service charges
- Luggage handling
- Drinking water
- Coffee/tea while on board
- Return transfers to boat/pier/resort
- Visas and Immigration fees on arrival
- Domestic air ticket
- Int’l air tickets to/from Laos
- Travel and/or Medical Insurance
- Lunch or dinner unless stated in the itinerary
- Single room accommodation (quoted separately)
- Child or adult in triple share accommodation
- Foreign language guides other than English
- Peak Season or Special Events Surcharges
- Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
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