Today after breakfast, visit White temple, the unique temple in Thailand showing his purity heart. See the contemporary art on the temple wall. We will then drive to visit Opium House at bent of the mighty Maekhong River and see the scenery view of three countries (Thailand, Myanmar and Laos) at Golden Triangle. Visit ancient city of Chiang Saen, where ruins of numerous, temples, stupas, Buddha images are still to be seen artifacts and archaeological finds exhibited at the National Museum. visit Black Museum of Mr. Tawan Datchanee one of the famous artist in Thailand with the idea of Yin and Yang, the balancing. See the huge collections of the artist and enjoy taking photos. The last site we will visit today is Akha and Yao hill tribe villages, where you’ll have a good time with the indigenous tribal people wearing dazzling ethnic clothing and Long Necks. Overnight: Chiang Rai. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
CHIANG RAI - CHIANG KHONG - HOUAYXAY - PAKBENG
After Breakfast, check out and drive to Chiang Khong, a district in the northeastern part of Chiang Rai. Then cross Khong River by boat to Houayxay check point. On arrival at Houayxay in Laos, our Laos guide will help you apply for Laos visa. When the visa is ready, we’ll board the cruiser leaving Houayxay Pier for a cruise down the Mekong River to Pakbeng.
En route, a pull over is made to observe the rural lifestyle of Ban Gon Durn, the weaving village along the Mekong River. A buffet lunch is served on board. The boat arrives at Luang Say Lodge before sunset for overnight stay. Dinner is served on the terrace overlooking the Mekong River.
Overnight: Pakbeng. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
PAKBENG - LUANG PRABANG
If you like, explore Pakbeng Market in the early morning before breakfast, where people from the surrounding village of minorities have exotic goods on sale. The boat departs for the second part of the trip. With a stopover at Ban Baw Village, you can observe the process of making traditional rice alcohol. A buffet lunch is served on board.
The boat stops again opposite the mouth of the Nam Ou River to visit Pak Ou Caves, a sacred Buddha shrine. We’ll arrive in Luang Prabang before sunset. Upon arrival, our guide and driver will meet you at the pier and then transfer to the hotel for check-in. Overnight: Luang Prabang, (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
LUANG PRABANG SIGHTSEEING
If you wish, observe the alms-giving procession in the early morning at 5:40am. Later, visiting the Morning Market or Phousi Market is also a good choice to make. After breakfast, we enjoy a short tour seeing the city’s oldest temple Wat Sene and Wat Xieng Thong, a significant monument to the spirit of religion, royalty and traditional art. Later we’ll visit the impressive Wat Visoun, the oldest temple that houses many Buddha images. Next is Wat Aham, the ‘Monastery of the Blossomed Heart’ exudes serenity, and Wat Mai, the largest and most richly decorated of the temples in this city. Tour the Royal Palace Museum.
After that, you may climb up to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred stupa as well as capture a beautiful view of the city and the Mekong River at sunset. By evening, it’s your chance to venture the night market on your own and observe local life there.
Overnight: Luang Prabang. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
LUANG PRABANG - MUMBAI
Continue our excursion toward Kuang Si Falls. En route, visit villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay to have some knowledge of their life. Have a blast at Kuang Si Falls! It’s a paradise where to fill your lungs with fresh air and splash in the water like a child.
After the play time you’ll be transferred to Luang Prabang airport and travel back to Mumbai via Bangkok. (Breakfast, Lunch)