Photo by Dan Heller
Trip Details at-a-Glance
|Arrive:||Luang Prabang, Laos|
|Depart:||Luang Prabang, Laos|
|Lodging:||3 nights hotels|
|Meals:||All meals included|
|Activity:||Archaeology, Cultural Adventures, Walking|
Cultural explorations, walking tours
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Choosing the Right Trip
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Savor the delights of Laos, with its gilded temples, French-Indochinese architecture, and traditional Buddhist culture. Our extension visits the enchanting town of Luang Prabang, the heart and soul of the old Lao kingdom, a place to enjoy tranquil rural rhythms and a dramatic setting on the Mekong.
Day 1, February 6
Day 2, February 7
Morning Street Market / Pak Ou Caves
Day 3, February 8
Hmong and Khamu Hilltribe Villages / Royal Palace / Phu Si Hill
Returning to Luang Prabang, we walk to the former Royal Palace, now a museum housing heirlooms of the former Lao monarchy. The collections include the highly revered Pra Bang Buddha image, claimed to have been cast in Sri Lanka over 2,000 years ago. We can also climb Phu Si Hill, an important site with fine views over the town and the Mekong River at sunset. Dinner tonight is at a charming restaurant in town...BLD
Day 4, February 9
Prices are for 2015
$1095 (8 or more trip members)
$1195 (3-7 members)
$1295 (2 members)
Single supplement: $460
Internal airfare: $200 (subject to change)
*Note: The Feb 6-9 extension will feature accommodations in the Villa Santi’s large, classic Royal Suites.
Prices are not guaranteed until services are confirmed.
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Villa Santi Hotel
Luang Prabang, Laos
A charming boutique hotel, the Villa Santi is a former royal residence situated in the heart of the old historic town, just steps from the temples and palaces. Guest rooms have rosewood furnishings and silk textiles in traditional Lao-colonial style, while two restaurants offer fine dining in a romantic atmosphere. Don’t miss breakfast on the upper balcony overlooking a quiet lane where you can watch monks returning to their monasteries.
Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.