Luang Prabang, Laos
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodations: Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao
Sunrise Alms Offerings and Hike
Rise and greet monks before breakfast! Sit on a cushion with the locals and give the monks an offering of sticky rice procured by your Adventure Guides. Next, choose to hike up the steps of Mount Phousi—the "Holy Mountain." A striking temple beckons you to ascend a beautiful old stairway up the hill. Along the way, pass serene golden Buddha statues, flowers and sticky rice offerings. Once you reach the peak, soak up spectacular, panoramic views of Luang Prabang and the picturesque Nam Khan River.
Breakfast at the HotelEnjoy a hearty breakfast when you return from your hike.
"Living Land" Rice Farm
Visit an organic community farm and try your hand at any or all of the 13 stages of rice production—from planting to harvesting! Learn ancient methods of growing and reaping rice in an idyllic setting. You can even meet Susan the Buffalo who wears the plow yoke. Come together at the end of the experience and taste yummy treats made with rice harvested from the farm.
Lunch at Kuang Si Butterfly Park
Enjoy a refreshing lunch surrounded by the beauty of this park that's dedicated to studying the butterflies of Laos.
Kuang Si Falls
This forest paradise is home to waterfalls that tumble down the hillside, with sparkling cascades spilling into turquoise pools. Go ahead—take a dip in the inviting waters! Or just sit at the water's edge and listen to the gentle roar of the falls as butterflies alight nearby. The beauty of this refreshing retreat transports both your spirit and senses.
On Your Own Dinner in Luang Prabang
Discover wonderful restaurants with a variety of menu choices in the fascinating neighborhood near your hotel. Ask your Adventure Guides to recommend an ideal one that fits your family's needs.