Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site and spend a day giving back to community
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Join me on my 7th trip to Laos and immerse in their culture, nature and food. We will spend one of the day visting NGOs and giving back to the local community.
18 Nov, Day 1 Highlight - Night Market
Depart SGP at 1320 hours. Flight stopover at Vientiane. Arrival at Luang Prabang Intl Airport at 1700 hours
1700 to 1800 Hours - Check in at Thony 2 Backpackers House (dormitory) or equivalent
1800 to 1900 Hours - Dinner
1900 to 2030 Hours - Shopping at Night Market. The market is open daily from 5pm to about 10pm. More than 300 handicraft vendors sell their hand-made products here every night. The market showcases an extensive variety of handicrafts made by local ethnic groups. On display are many types of textiles, exquisite ceramics, antiques, paintings, coffee and tea, quilts, shoes, silver, bags, bamboo lamps of different shades and sizes, and even rare spices.
19 Nov, Day 2 Highlight - Trekking to rural parts of Luang Prabang
0430 to 0600 Hours - Alms Giving Ceremony - Alms giving takes place daily as the sun rises, beginning on the main street of Luang Prabang before spreading out to all the side streets. We should buy our offerings (usually food) in advance.
0800 to 1700 Hours - 1 Day Trekking to Hmong & Khmu Villages. This one day trip will take us up the hills to remote villages occupied by Hmong and Khmu tribes. We will walk through pass the paddy fields and forest in beautiful hilly scenery typical for northern Laos. On the top of the mountains we can explore the lifestyle of people hardly touched by modern life. Our English speaking guides will explain to us the habits and daily routine of the isolated life in these villages. These remote areas will charm us with the pristine simplicity of rural life and we will get a first – hand inside in the daily routine of the tribes. The route will take us to villages that are set on the top of the mountain range. On the way back the small paths through the farming fields will take you through the daily hard work of locals between the green peaks of the hills. This trek shows us the amazing hill tribes and their daily life experienced in the stunning mountainous scenery of the Luang Prabang province.
Lunch in the Khmu village
2000 to 2200 Hours - Dinner
20 Nov, Day 3 Highlight - See the beautiful nature of Luang Prabang (Waterfall and Sunset)
0800 to 0900 Hours - Arrive at Whisky Village, taste whisky and see local craft
0900 to 1030 Hours - Arrive at Pak Ou village, take cruise Mekong River to Pak Ou Caves
1030 to 1200 Hours - Visit Butterfly Park
1200 to 1300 Hours - Lunch
1300 to 1600 Hours - Visit Kuang Si waterfall & Bear Rescue Park. We can swim at the Kuang Si waterfall and its documented to be incredibly soothing. The bear rescue park is within the vicinity of the waterfall which is not to be missed too.
1600 to 1930 Hours - Climb 150 metres to Mount Phousi to view Luang Prabang skyline. The hill is popular as a place to watch the sun rise or set over the Mekong River. From the summit you can enjoy a spectacular 360 degree outlook across the city and its many temples, and out over the surrounding landscape to the mountains in the distance. Count on spending a couple of hours for the climb and descent, with several stops to see the temples, rest under the shady trees and admire the magical views.
2000 to 2200 Hours - Dinner
21 Nov, Day 4 Highlight - Volunteering
0900 to 1100 Hours - Volunteer at Big brother Mouse. Many people in Laos, especially young people, are eager to learn English. But few of them have teachers who are fluent in English. We will practice English conversation with lao young people. This is a chance for us to ask questions about Lao culture, and for them to ask about our country.There's no need to bring anything, but pictures of our family or country.
1100 to 1230 Hours - Lunch
1300 to 1430 Hours - Visit UXO Laos Visitor Centre. This free admittance center features information about unexploded ordnance, for what Lao PDR is the most heavily bombed country, per capita, in history.
1430 to 1800 Hours - Sauna and massage at Red Cross (at own cost). After renovation and facilities upgraded it is reported that the sauna is better than ever. It’s an absolute bargain, and all proceeds go to support Lao Red Cross projects in the poorest villages in Luang Prabang and Udomxai provinces.
1800 to 2000 Hours - Dinner
22 Nov Day 5 Highlight - Market Tour and Temple Visit
0900 to 1000 Hours - Morning Market Tour
1000 to 1130 Hours - Visit Wat Xieng Thong, the finest temple in Laos. Wat Xieng Thong was once known as “The Temple of the Golden City”, holds great cultural, historic and architectural importance. It is serenely situated near the tip of the peninsula at the confluence of two rivers, with a grand staircase leading up from the Mekong.
1130 - 1300 - Lunch
1300 Hours onwards Free and Easy
23 Nov Day 6 - Free and Easy
0900 to 1200 - Free and Easy
1300 to 1400 - Check out from guesthouse
1550 - Leave for Luang Prabang Airport
Departure flight at 1750 hours. Reach Singapore at 2205 hours
- All land and river transport in Luang Prabang including transfer to and from Luang Prabang airport
- Entrance fees to water falls & Temple
- 1-2 local guide, depending on number of friends going
- Accomodation at Luang Prabang (Comes with free breakfast)
- 4 x lunches, 4 x dinners at Luang Prabang
- Airfare to and from Luang Prabang
- Meals not mentioned above
- Visas & Travel Insurance
- Tips for guides and drivers
- Sauna and massage cost at Red Cross
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