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Luang Prabang 3 nights
Day 1 Luang Prabang: The ancient royal capital of Luang Prabang is one of the most culturally exquisite places you could hope to visit. A delightful mix of traditional Buddhist culture and French colonialism the city is a patchwork of palm-lined riverbanks, terracotta roofs, gilded temples, saffron-robed monks and traditional timber homes. Afternoon sightseeing includes the Royal Palace which is now a museum housing artefacts belonging to former rulers, Wat Sen, Wat Visun and stunning Wat Xieng Thong, which is richly decorated with glass and gold.
Day 2 Luang Prabang: Full day boat journey on the Mekong River during which youíll visit the famous Pak Ou Caves, a pilgrimage site for Buddhists across Asia who come to pray and worship at the multitude of Buddha statues amassed here over the centuries. Continue to Ban Xang Hai village known for the manufacture of rice whisky and then after lunch visit the local village of Ban Xang Khong. The evening is free to enjoy the colourful night market where hilltribe traders converge to sell clothing, ceramics, handicrafts and much more.
Day 3 Luang Prabang: Morning drive to the magnificent waterfalls where you can swim in the secluded turquoise pools or simply take in the surrounding views. Continue with a visit to some tribal villages and in the afternoon visit the village of Ban Phanom, which is famous for weavings.
Day 4 Luang Prabang: A chance to purchase some Lao handicrafts as you enjoy a visit to a morning market.
Angsana Maison Souvannaphoum - 4*
Modern luxury meets ancient history at this stunning, centrally located boutique hotel, once the home of Prince Souvannaphouma. Taste the life of a royal as you soak up the refined French colonial architecture that is embellished with native motifs, relax in your stately room and feast on the best of Laotian cuisine in the poolside restaurant. The hotel also has a bar where you can pick your favourite tipple, a swimming pool and indulgent spa.
3 Nagas - 4* from £499
Blending contemporary style with century old traditional architecture this elegant boutique hotel, managed by Sofitel, lies in the heart of this charming town within easy reach of temples, rivers and the night market. Each of the 15 character-filled rooms and suites are beautifully furnished and the hotel also features a restaurant and a gorgeous courtyard garden.
Sofitel Luang Prabang - 5* from £745
This secluded all-suite retreat, a century-old former governorís mansion, is a fusion of colonial charm and sleek style. Located in Ban Mano, a quiet residential area yet within easy walking distance of the wealth of temples and other attractions. Providing 25 suites, shimmering pools, fragrant gardens, an indulgent spa and fine dining, itís an ideal sanctuary of peace and tranquility.
3 nights privately escorted tour by air-conditioned car from £495pp
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