After breakfast, your city tour begins with a visit to the former Royal Palace, now the National Museum, where you will explore the history of Laos. Continue on foot to Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-relief, and Wat Sensoukarahm. End this morning’s tour a Wat Xieng Thong, one of Laos’ most beautiful temple. Lunch in local restaurant.
This afternoon, visit Wat Visoun, the holiest temple of the city. Continue to Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre, a museum dedicated to exploring the rich diversity of Laos’ ethnic minorities. Traditional costumes, tools, and artifacts are on display alongside in-depth descriptions and written histories. It is a great opportunity to gain insight in to the Lao people (note: closed on Monday).
Later afternoon, cross the Mekong for a short walk on the opposite side of the river. Climb to Wat Chompet for a different view of the city at sunset.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide