Cultural History Tour of Luang Prabang 

Our Cultural History school program to Luang Prabang is an action packed trip based around culture and traditional rural techniques that have been used by the Laotians for centuries. The base for this educational trip is the beautiful chocolate box town of Lunang Prabang, which is simply gorgeous and has a wonderful relaxed atmosphere about itself.

On this 5 day trip you will get to explore the town’s morning and night markets, learn about ancient culture by witnessing the elegant morning alms ceremony and then get back to basics to try your hand at some traditional techniques, such as fishing, archery and panning for gold. Other highlights include a trip to the magical Kuang Si waterfalls, where you can also visit the ‘Free the Bears’ sanctuary as well as learning how to play the French imported game of petanque, which the locals simply love, and we are sure you will too.

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  • Day 1

    Arrive Luang Prabang

  • Day 2

    Luang Prabang

  • Day 3

    Luang Prabang – Kamu Lodge

  • Day 4

    Kamu Lodge – Luang Prabang

  • Day 5

    Depart Luang Prabang

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    Mount Phousi

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    Morning Alms Ceremony

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    Luang Prabang City Tour

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    Learn to Play Petanque

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    Nam Ou River Experience

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    Pak Ou Caves

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    Rural Experiences

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    Night Market

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    Kuang Si Waterfalls

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    Free the Bears Sanctuary

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Day 1: Arrive in Luang Prabang

On arrival at the airport in Laos you will be met by a See Asia Differently representative, who will transfer you to your hotel and then take you to a local restaurant for lunch. In the afternoon you will enjoy a brief introduction to Luang Prabang with a walk up to the top of Mount Phousi to get an ariel view of town. Overnight in Luang Prabang (Meals: _/L/D)

Day 2: Luang Parabang (Morning Alms & City Tour + Evening Petanque)

Rise early before dawn to experience the fascinating traditions of Luang Prabang by witnessing the daily ‘Tak Bak’ morning alms ritual. Lines of orange clad monks line the streets which is a truly magical site. From here you will move on to explore the morning fresh markets before discovering the rest of this chocolate box town. You will take in all the main wats and pagoda’s of this beautiful UNESCO town, such as Wat Visoun and Wat Xiengthong. For the evening you will enjoy a special local treat where we will take you to a local Petanque court to teach you how to play this very popular game by some local experts.
Overnight in Luang Prabang (Meals: B/L/D)

Day 3: Luang Prabang (Nam Ou & Rural Experiences)

Today you will board a traditional Laos long boat and take a leisurely cruise upstream. Your first stop is to the incredible and sacred Pak Ou caves, where you can marvel at the thousands of gold Buddha statues that lie in the stunning limestone caves. After time to explore you continue upriver to your rural experiences base where you will enjoy a lovely local lunch before learning some new skills. Such as rice planting & harvesting, rice milling, traditional net fishing, gold panning, bamboo weaving, archery, a 2 hour trek or various team building exercises. For the evening you will enjoy another communal dinner.
Overnight in Kamu Lodge (Meals: B/L/D)

Day 4: Luang Parabang (Rural Experiences & Night Market)

This morning you will get to enjoy another half day at your rural retreat where you can again choose the activities that your group will participate in. You will then jump back in to your long boats a head back to Luang Prabang where you have some free time before going out and exploring the fascinating night market that lines the main street in town.
Overnight in Luang Prabang (Meals: B/L/D)

Day 5: Depart Luang Prabang (Kuang Si Waterfalls & Free the Bears)

Today if your flight is in the afternoon you will get to enjoy a half day trip to the stunning Kuaung Si Waterfalls where you can enjoy a swim in the turquoise clear waters. Next to the falls is a small wildlife sanctuary where you can see some of the rescued Sun Bears that reside there. After some time and hearing about the bears you will return to town for lunch and then head to the airport for your departing flight home.
(Meals: B/L/_)

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    Airport pick up and drop off

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    Overnights as mentioned

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    Excursions as mentioned

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    Transportation in private A/C vehicle

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    English speaking guide

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    Meals as mentioned (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – excludes drinks)

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    All taxes

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    All flights unless included in itinerary & Visa fees

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    International airport tax (Included in Airline Ticket)

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    Meals, unless mentioned differently

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    Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation and evacuation in the event of accident of illness)

Please note: You must have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining on it as well as bringing with you 4 passport size photos with you for your visa, as well as having a couple spare.


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