Day 12. Luang Prabang

Overnight – Rosewood Luang Prabang

You can choose to enjoy the wonderful facilities of your beautiful resort during the morning, or you can opt for this very popular local excursion, for which we recommend clothes and shoes that are appropriate and can take the water. You are driven half an hour this morning to a working farm outside of Luang Prabang. Upon arrival you will be greeted by the charming and hospitable farmer, Lautlee. The farmer will give you a personal tour around the farm and you will learn about the staple crops grown in Laos and how the farming process is still the same as it has been for centuries. You can try your hands in the organic gardening area or in the production of one of Southeast Asia’s favorite foods, sticky rice. You will meet the resident buffaloes who do much of the farming and go by western names. After this experience you have the option to eat the included healthy local Lao meal here, or to return to Luang Prabang to dine.

After lunch you are driven to the gorgeous set of waterfalls at Kuang Si. Upon your arrival at the entrance, you have the option of a quick visit to the small bear rescue center at the base of the falls. Proceed onward into the jungle on well- maintained walkways, until you arrive at the first small set of falls. The base of these falls has a beautiful natural blue swimming hole the size of a large public pool – swimming is permitted at all the falls, so you may want to dress appropriately. Continue on your leisurely walk through the jungle, making your way from waterfall to waterfall, to one idyllic swimming hole after another. The finale is a stunning 200 ft. cascade that is the most impressive of the collection of waterfalls.

Night Market: Return to your resort for some relaxation. In the late evening you will join your Tour Director Guide and enjoy a walk through the large night market that is set up in the town every evening. Although primarily a lower-end tourist focused market, this is still an interesting experience for anyone visiting Laos.

Extension of stay in Laos: For those who enjoy charming laid-back small towns, Luang Prabang is one of the best places not just in Asia, but anywhere on our planet. The main street and other parts have a definite French influence and flavor, and there are delightful cafes, restaurants, pubs, bookshops and more, that you can enjoy for a few days of soaking in the local culture. We will be happy to extend your stay here upon request.

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