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Shangri Laos Experience 5 days

 “An earthly paradise harmoniously shared between man & nature”. That is what the founder said about Shangri Laos, the hidden paradise valley behind the village Ban Xieng Lom, Luang Prabang province, Laos.

Located in beautiful Luang Prabang, Laos, Shangri-Lao Classic Explorer Camp & Expedition, invites you to re-live the adventures of Dr. P. Neis, an historic French explorer from the 19th century.  Re-trace his footsteps along the very same tranquil streams and dense jungle in his original and authentic style whilst staying in luxury tents with breathtaking views just as he did in 1883.

 

DAY 1:  LUANG PRABANG – ARRIVAL – CITY TOUR

DAY 2:  LUANG PRABANG – SHANGRI LAOS  

DAY 3:  SHANGRI LAOS – LUANG PRABANG – LAO SPIRIT RESORT  

DAY 4:  LAO SPIRIT RESORT – PAK OU CAVES – LUANG PRABANG  

DAY 5:  LUANG PRABANG – KUANG SI WATERFALLS – DEPARTURE             

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Shangri Laos Experience 5 days

DAY 1:  LUANG PRABANG – ARRIVAL – CITY TOUR

On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to check in the hotel.

After a soft rest, your city tour begins with a visit to the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures. From there, we will take a short visit to Wat Visoun, dating back to 1513 during the reign of King Wisunarat (Visoun), this is Luang Prabang’s oldest temple and was once home to the Prabang Buddhas.  We still have time to visit the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts.  A visit to Luang Prabang would be incomplete without ascending the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a beautiful sunset view of the city and its glowing reflection on the Mekong River. The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely collection of handmade textiles made by local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Optional: Enjoy a private Baci ceremony after sunset at a local family. The Baci ceremony as a traditional ritual of the Lao people expresses the spirituality of the country and is a highly memorable experience and a deep insight into Lao culture for the participants.

DAY 2:  LUANG PRABANG – SHANGRI LAOS  

8:00 – 8:30 am:  Your tour begins when your English speaking guide picks you up at your hotel in Luang Prabang city

•           Transfer by VIP van to the Shangri-Lao Explorer Camp, 15 km outside of Luang Prabang.

•           Upon arrival, stow your luggage at the reception and receive an introductory tour of the elephant camp.  Your guide will teach you about elephants.  You may talk with our veterinarian, feed the elephants or relax by the riverside.

•           Start the adventure with a 5 km elephant ride through forests and over hills to the hidden Huay Sae Valley in the same way Dr. Neis did over a century ago.

•           After reaching the protected Huay Sae Valley, you will leave the elephants and enjoy a luxury lunch of traditional Lao food with wine by a secluded waterfall.  Depending on the water level you may swim in the cool, natural pools.

•           Continue with a 5 km trek on foot.  The adventurous trail crosses bamboo bridges and passes waterfalls with blue pools and dense jungle.

•           Down at the Nam Khan River, a luxury bamboo raft is waiting your arrival to take you back to the elephant camp.  Slowly float downstream during a relaxing 5 km river journey and enjoy a coffee as you relax and watch the traditional village life of farmers and fishermen along the river.  Take the option of a 30 minute visit to the beautiful Tad Sae Waterfall.

•           In the late afternoon you will arrive at the camp where your luxury tent is ready for check-in. Spend the rest of the day at the jacuzzi swimming pool or go for a walk with your guide to visit a local village.

•           In the evening a delicious barbeque dinner will be served under the starry sky.

•           Retire for the night in your luxury tent which will touch all of your senses with its unique decor and surroundings.

DAY 3:  SHANGRI LAOS – LUANG PRABANG – LAO SPIRIT RESORT  

•           Day 2 begins with breakfast on the riverside while the sun slowly rises over the mountains.  The remote villages are springing to life as you watch the villagers put small boats into the river, tend to their fields, take their children to school or wash their clothes in the river.

•           After breakfast your guide will introduce you to your elephant and it’s time for your Mahout training.  Bond with her as you receive your basic training to be a mahout.  With real hands-on experience you may climb onto your elephant and control her riding bareback on her neck.

•           After your mahout training you will ride your elephant bareback to the river where you bathe her and guide her through the river back to camp – an unforgettable and once in a lifetime experience!

•           Back at the camp, help your mahout to put on the howdah seat on your elephant, before saying good-bye and thank you by offering her some delicious bananas.  Your guide will also teach you more about the relationship between mahouts and elephants.

•           At 11:30am it is time to check out of your luxury tent.

•           Then enjoy your lunch by the riverside or on the deck of the jacuzzi swimming pool.

•           In the afternoon, you may stroll through the nearby village and visit the small temple with your guide.  Experience the local lifestyle in the remote village and learn about the ethnic groups of Laos.

4:30 – 5:00 pm leave the camp transfer to the amazing Lao Spirit Resort, where we will spend our night

DAY 4:  LAO SPIRIT RESORT – PAK OU CAVES – LUANG PRABANG  

Today, we will visit magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture.  We then embark on the leisurely cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims.  Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine.

On arrival back in the city, we will transfer out to the Ban Xieng Khong and Ban Xienglek, which is very famous for its traditional hand weaving. Late afternoon, we will transfer to visit Wat Siphouthabaht to admire the sunset; this is the really peaceful place to catch the last beauty of the day. The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely collection of handmade textiles made by local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang

DAY 5:  LUANG PRABANG – KUANG SI WATERFALLS – DEPARTURE            

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession. From there, we will take a short visit to the morning local market near the Royal Palace. At the market, you can find anything from rice, to fresh vegetables, to steamed fish, frogs, and anything else that might be the day’s catch, just set up on the ground, this is what the locals do every day. This is really the chance for you to get a real flavor of the local culture.

After breakfast at the hotel, we will take a stroll around the city to visit Big Brother Mouse, which is the most famous bookshop in Laos. The next stop is Ock Pop Tock, meaning East Meets West, where you can learn about the traditional weaving in Laos.

Laos is also known for its traditional handicrafts, and today you will visit local village of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay and Ban Thapene. We then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest paths. Before returning to Luang Prabang, we stop to visit the Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park (closed on Tuesday), one of the must-visit spots, newly opened on January 2014.

We then transfer out to the airport to take the departure flight

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Shangri Laos Experience 5 days

  What is a private tour?

A private tour is run exclusively for you, your own families or friends with no other strangers.  You may choose an ideal pre-made private tour on our website.  Alternatively, we can customize an itinerary in line with your specific wishes. In particular, you will benefit from the following advantages:

+ Start the tour on any date at your convenience.
+ Choose the tour length as long as your schedule and budget allow.
+ Plan the tour with hotels and sightseeing spots that you are specifically interested in.
+ You may order the dishes you want .
+ Experienced guides and skillful drivers in each city offer services are provided for your exclusive use.
+ Travel at your own pace that flexibly fits your travel style.
+ Ideal for those who need special assistance, such as the elderly, people with disabilities or families with small children.

Prices:

We offer a complete package tour that covers all expenses excluding the cost of international flight ticket. Our tour prices vary depending on:

+ Travel period: prices tend to be higher in peak season (March, April, November, and December) than in low season (May, June, September).

+ Number of travelers: The more people in your group travel, the less you pay.

+ Hotel quality: If you choose a 5-star hotel, you will surely have to pay more than a stay in a 3-star hotel.

+ Booking date: Early bird booking can help you save a great deal than last minute booking.

To have more information about your trip’s quote, simply click the link “personalize your trip” at the bottom of the page and our sales team member will contact you shortly. This service is completely free of charge and requires no commitment to buy.

Booking process:

Step 1: Select a tour
You may choose a pre-made tour on our website. However, if you prefer to customize the tour in your own way, simply click “personalize this tour” at the bottom of the page. A form will appear and requires you to fill in all fields. After the form is successfully sent, one of our sales team members will contact you within 2 working days.

Step 2: Book a tour
If you agree on the proposed quote, you are kindly requested to send us the confirmation mail and we will proceed accordingly. It is our duty to reserve all the services related to your trip such as hotels, restaurants, domestic flights, toURIt guides and so on. We will contact you once again to make sure that the program fits your travel needs. Should you agree on it, a temporary contract will be issued as a written commitment between you and Amica.  Consequently, you are kindly requested to deposit 25 % of the trip’s total cost that can be paid by credit card, check or money order.

Tips:

Although tips are not compulsory in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, it is an etiquette to offer something for those such as your drivers or waiters for their services during the trip.

Accommodation:

There are a variety of accommodation options in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. You can choose from an economic, unrated hotel to an exceptionally luxurious resort and those in between. For your convenience, it is recommended that you stay in a small, authentic, family-run hotel rather than big and crowded one.

Transportation:

Our great cars are from popular brands such as Toyota, Ford, and Mercedes. They are all brand new, modern and air-conditioned. Below is our standards chart:

Number of travellers

2 travellers

3 travellers

4 to 7 travellers

8 to 15 travellers

16 to 20 travellers

Type of vehicle

vehicle of 4 or 7 seated

Vehicle of 7 to 16 seated

Vehicle of 12 to 16 seated

Vehicle of 24 or 30 seated

Vehicle of 35 to 45 seated

Visa:

With a valid passport, 2 identity pictures and a fee of 10$, you can easily get an entry visa to Cambodia and Laos upon arrival. If you choose to stop in Vietnam, you must either get a visa from your home country prior to your departure or request an entry permit to obtain visa on arrival which costs 25 dollars. For the second option, we will provide all the necessary documents to help you obtain the visa on arrival.

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