Day 7: Luang Prabang (B/-/-)
Begin your day with a visit to the National Museum that used to be the Royal Palace, displaying a collection of personal artifacts of the Royal Family, as well as the “Prabang” sacred golden statue that gave the name to the town. Contiunie sightseeing with visits to Vat Mai, the former royal temple, Heritage House, being a perfect example of Luang Prabang traditional building made of wood on poles, and Vat Xieng Thong, one of the most emblematic temples in Laos. In the afternoon, cross the river by boat to discover a local daily life on the opposite side of Luang Prabang. After disembarking, walk through an open market and climb over a hundred steps to Vat Chompet from where you can enjoy a panoramic view over the surrounding area. Visit famous Long Khun & Tam Xieng Mene temples. Continue your walk and cross the Mekong to visit a sleepy Ban Chan village specialized in producing pottery and observe local life of its inhabitants. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 8: Luang Prabang (B/-/-)
Wake up early to witness alms giving ceremony. Monks carrying their bowls, wander through town blessing locals who give them offerings (mostly sticky rice). Return to the hotel for breakfast. Visit an open-air food market that is held daily in the streets nearby the former Royal Palace. Then take an excursion by road to Kuang Si waterfalls where turquoise waters cascade over limestone formations. The abundance of water forms a magnificent display of nature. Below the Kuang Si are large turquoise ponds perfect for swimming and cooling off under the waterfall. Pass stupendous landscapes, teak forest and to visit a centre where the endangered black Asiatic bears found a safe shelter. In the afternoon transfer to the airport for international departure flight.