I. Pak Ou Cave Cruise program
PAK OU CAVE
Departure from 09:30am to 14:30pm
These two caves are located some 25km from Luang Prabang where the Nam Ou river flow into the Mekong, the caves are revered throughout Laos and a very popular place for tourists and pilgrims alike.
There are some 4000 statues and statuettes in the caves, mostly of the Buddha, many still covered with paper thin gilding. The first cave is reached by a steep staircase from the river’s edge, while the second cave is a little deeper inside the mountain.
DISTILLERY VILLAGE XANG HAI
Ban Xang Hai means made the jade village. At one time, the white whisky (Lao Lao) that they make in the village.
Archeologists have excavated pots beneath the village that could be 2000 or more years old. If you want to try some of the finest and strongest Lao Lao there is, you should take a trip here. (It’s best to go closer to midday or later if you want to try the local Lao Lao.)
You can also visit this interesting craft village via road from Luang Prabang town. Highlights here are the local whiskey or Lao Lao where all sorts of snakes, insects and bugs are fermented and mixed with the whiskey and sold in various shaped bottles.
Lao Silk is also woven live in front of you by the locals. You can also buy fabrics and other crafts here
SET LUNCH MENU
¨ Cucumber soup stuffed pork
¨ River weed & Luangprabang pork sausage
¨ Traditional Mekong river fish mousse in banana leaf
¨ Fried eggplant mixed vegetables in oyster sauce
¨ Chicken curry
¨ Fried chicken in herbs ( pandan leaf )
¨ Steam rice and sticky rice
¨ Assorted fresh sliced seasonal fruits
¨ Lao Coffee and Lao local green tea
¨ Drinking water
English & French speaking guide, Lunch onboard, Transfer at hotel, Cave entrance, Drinking water, Lao coffee & green tea