transfer to domestic airport for connecting flight to
Luang Prabang. Afternoon tour of main temples (i.e. Vat
Aham, Phousy Hill and Vat Mai mostly built in the
7am-11am the New Year fair will take place in Luang
Prabang. Take part by walking along the street to buy
various offerings including Zodiac flags. In the
afternoon, see the crowded festival taking place on
the sand beach by the
river. Watch as the locals build votive mounds of
sand, giving life to birds and fishes. Take part in the
dancing and singing and water throwing on the beach
a traditional boat upstream on the
river to visit the famous Pak Ou cave. See the
Ban Xanghai rice distillery on the way. Visit Tam
Ting, the Buddha cave. After lunch participate
in the New Year procession where masks of ancestors
are taken out of their wooden boxes at Wat Aham. The
procession makes its way up to Wat Xiengthong, the
former royal pagoda, led by mask wearers. The
procession also includes the Queen of the Lao New Year (Miss
Luang Prabang), rows of young girls dressed in
traditional costume, monks and older people on pick-up
trucks. Watch as dancers and musicians parade through the
visit to the former King's palace to see the
invitation ceremony of Prabang (the most revered Buddha
image in the country) to be placed at Wat Mai for
paying homage. Follow by a visit to the market,
after which we transfer you back to the airport to return
In the afternoon, we take you to see the activities of
the Lao New Year at temples in Vientiane.
visit to That Luang stupa, weaving village (Ban Nong
Bouathong) and shopping centre. Transfer to Wattay
Airport or Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge for departure.
Transfers and tours as program specified
by our English/French (or specified) speaking local guide.
Hotel accommodation in twin sharing room.
Domestic airline tickets and baggage handling.
Entrance fees to temples and touristic sites visited.
Service charges and taxes.
Airline tickets to / from Laos.
Airport departure tax.
Anything else not mentioned above.