Become Mahout for a day and experience the thrill of being up close and personal with these amazing Asian elephants at Elephant Village Camp! In Laos, a mahout usually starts as a boy in the "family profession" when he is ...
Enjoy a mild trek (approximately 3 km) along a natural, crystal clear stream flowing down from the mountains which feeds the Tad Sae Waterfall. The water cascades over multilevel limestone formations forming pools surrounded by unique tropical vegetation
A highlight of the day is trek aboard an elephant’s back through the jungle, over rivers and to beautiful waterfalls, Learn about the lives of elephants as well as conservation efforts underway to preserve the animal's natural habitats.
Traditional horses from the Hmong hill tribes are waiting for you to carry your bags up a more demanding uphill section. These strong, little porter-horses accompany you for the last approximately 30 minutes of trekking through fields, plantations and Teak forest.
the Khmu village of Ban Houay Fai. Welcomed by the shy yet curious dwellers, we enjoy a unique encounter in this unspoiled village. The Lao Theung (Upland Lao), are people who live on mid-altitude mountain slopes between 300m and 900m above sea level.
This morning we drive to Ban Phong Van about 5KM outside Luang Prabang on the road to the Khang Xi waterfall, among lush rice fields and overlooked by wooded hills and mountains to join in a Living Rice Farm where they grow organic vegetables, salads..
the Khuang Xi Waterfalls (30 kms, approx. 1 hour drive). The waterfalls tumble over multi – tiered limestone formations into cool, clear pools ideal for swimming and relaxing..
The sim of the Vat represents the classic Luang Prabang temple architecture with roofs that sweep low to the ground. In the compound stand several small chapels housing bronze Buddha images, which were displayed in Paris in 1911. Near the East gate stands the Royal Funeral Chapel.
Wat Visoun, the site of an impressive stupa, That Makmo, stylistically more Srilankalese than Lao. Then walk to the nearby Wat Aham, which is one of the city’s major tutelary shrines, dedicated to Deveta Luang (spirit) Pu Gneu Ya Gneu (ancestors). Climb Wat Phousi hill for an outstanding view over the city.
People said This is not an "attraction", this is why you come to Luang Prabang. It is a town of temples, monks, markets, wooden houses, lush tropical foliage, bordered by two swiftly flowing rivers. You can spend hours checking out the river traffic, wandering through temple precincts, pampering yourself with heavenly fish massages..