A great tour for the independent traveler, this Down on the Mekong tour enters Laos in the north, and takes you down river to the World Heritage town of Luang Prabang. The mighty Mekong River flows through the beautiful countryside of Laos on its way to the sea. Discover with us the diversity of this exciting river and the cities, towns and temples along its shores.
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Stop At: Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province
Please waiting at the Hotel lobby as scheduled time, we head off this morning on bicycles to see some of the highlights of Luang Prabang including a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts from the Royal period in Luang Prabang. Cycling on, we seeing the citys oldest temples, the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roof sweeping low to the ground, representing classical Lao architecture, the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham.
This afternoon we journey to Khouangsi Waterfall stopping along the way to visit the morning Phousi Market, this where all the locals of Luang Prabang come to do their daily shopping. You will see a variety of local foodstuffs and products including dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, fish, vegetables and fruit, everything needed for daily life in Laos.
On arrival at the Khouangsi Waterfall you will have the opportunity to cool off with a refreshing swim in the topaz pools below the falls, walk along the forest trails and visit the Bear Sanctuary.
Returning to Luang Prabang late afternoon your evening is free to relax at the hotel.
Duration: 8 hours
Commences in:Luang Prabang, Laos
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