Arrival at Luang Prabang Airport and transfer to the hotel to check in. The room is at your disposal until noon time only. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Luang Prabang sightseeing
Luang Prabang is a provincial city where time seems to stand still. As part of the UNESCO reconstruction plan, new buildings have been limited and old houses and streets are reconstructed to keep Luang Prabang as magical as it has always been. Visit this city found on the left bank of the Mekong River by tuk tuk. Previously a religious capital, Luang Prabang showcases more than 100 temples, considered amongst the most beautiful in Laos. In particular, you will discover: Vat Xieng Thong or Temple of the Royal City - a vast collection of sacred buildings and the most beautiful temple in the city Vat May - built at the end of the 18th century, a capped sanctuary featuring a five sided roof surmounted by three parasols. Vat Visoun - the oldest temple in the city with its wooden windows inspired by the Khmer Temple of Vat Phou. Then return to your hotel and spend the remainder of the day free at leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Luang Prabang - Kuang Sy Waterfalls
In the morning, you will visit the Royal Palace, which is today the National Museum before heading off to Khuang Sy waterfall on a return journey of around 70km. The road is bordered by villages and rice fields. Stop in some of these villages and have a countryside lunch at the waterfall. These places are frequently visited by locals and villagers. You can take a swim in the waterfall (if weather permits) which scatters into many basins. Return to Luang Prabang and continue to visit Vat Aham and Vat Senna if time permits. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves – Kamu Lodge
This morning we drive to the pier and embark a traditional boat to cruise up along the Mekong River. En-route visits the sacred caves of Pak Ou, which shelter hundreds of Buddha statuettes. The caves offer a splendid view of the Mekong which, here, mixes its water with those of the Nam Ou River. Then make a stop at a charming village facing the Mekong river to enjoy lunch which is prepared by villagers and set up on the beach giving guests a chance to try some local food and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.
Continue up river until reaching your Eco Lodge located nearby a Khamu village. The Mekong is at the bottom of a steep-sided valley, with tropical forest invading its banks, and from time to time a village appears out of the forest. The famous Mekong giant catfish live on this part of the river and it is not unusual to see fishermen waiting patiently their chance. Arrival at your lodge surrounded by lush tropical vegetation in the heart of the Lao jungle - a perfect hideaway for people who want to get away from it all.
Once settle down in your own tent, we leave the lodge for visiting the neighbour Ban Nyoy Har village, where 63 families make a living in traditional Kamu fashion. Walk about the village and witness yourself the life as the Kamu live it: children are at play, everywhere delighted by your visit, a villager braiding strips of bamboo into a cylinder for rice, another scooping harvested peanuts from a tarp to a bamboo basket and yet another shaping a door frame. And everywhere, dogs and pups, pigs and piglets, chickens and chicks…. Return to the lodge in the late afternoon for dinner.
Kamu Lodge - Luang Prabang
In the morning, Western set breakfast is served at the restaurant. Afterwards, you will join in a 3 hour trek in forest (trekking grade: easy/moderate). Picnic lunch to the waterfall or lunch at the restaurant.
In the afternoon, we leave the lodge and cruising back to Luang Prabang with the rest of day is free. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Luang Prabang Departure
At good time, transfer to Luang Prabang Airport for the departure flight. The room is at your disposal until noon time only. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.