Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng 2day 1night
DAY 1 : Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng
After pickup from your hotel, set off with your own personal guide to visit some of Luang Prabang's many magnificent temples. Set between the Nam Khan and Nam Ou rivers, Luang Prabang is an enchanting town, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site for its abundance of historical temples and colonial - style buildings. Start your private tour at Wat Visoun (Wat Wisunalat). The oldest living temple in Luang Prabang, Wat Visoun dates back to 1513 and contains a collection of antique wooden Buddha’s. Continue to the nearby Wat Aham before exploring Wat Xieng Thong, the crowning jewel of all of the monasteries and temples in the city. Its many ornate buildings feature exquisite mosaic and gold-stenciled murals. After lunch at a local restaurant, stroll down the main street of Luang Prabang, stopping at several temples that line its sides, including Wat Sibounheuang, Wat Si Moungkhoun, Wat Sop, Wat Sene, and Wat Mai. Visit Mt. Phousi for the sunset, climbing the stairs to the small temples atop a hill that sits 328 feet (100 meters) above the middle of town, offering beautiful views over the temples and river.
Travel southward from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng by land, and enjoy the picturesque scenery of Laos countryside and rural life along the way. Experience a soft and short trek through rice paddy fields to visitBan Pha Thao where resides an ethnic Hmong village and Tham Phao Cave. Continue to Tham Xang Cave, literally means Elephant Cave. Here you will find the elephant carved stalactites enhanced its name, the impressive Buddha statues and a Buddha footprint. Arrive in Vang Vieng for overnight.
DAY 2 : Vang Vieng
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive 10 kilometers north of Vang Vieng to the ethnic Khmu village of Vieng Samay where you will start the exhilarating kayaking on Nam Song River along its small rapids. Stop at the fantastic cave of Tham Nam Thaem; this cave cuts straight through the mountain, so when you emerge on the other end of the range, you will get a stunning view of the great valley of Nam Kouang. Make a small trek through a pass where you will have your Lao-styled picnic lunch on the side of the river bank. Continue kayaking to the organic farm where mulberry tea and fruit wines are grown and then onward downstream to one of the biggest caves in Vang Vieng, called Tham Non Cave, locally knowned as The Magic Stone of Vang Viengand home to a bat colony. Make a final gentle paddling on the river before returning to Vang Vieng for sunset. Overnight in Vang Vieng