|Luang Prabang, Lao People's Democratic Republic||8 hours|
Full Day Excursion Pak Ou Caves. In the morning departure by motorboat to cruise up the Mekong river passing through the suggestive scenes which astonished the XVIII century explorers: the wild vegetation opens up in order to reveal the villages where the strong national liqueur, the lao-lao, is distilled and where people weave silk or create paper from the bark of mulberry trees. Where the river gets narrow, the cliff conceals the famous Pak Ou Caves. Two caves filled during the centuries with Buddha images of all styles and sizes.
On the way back to Luang Prabang, we will have a stop on the right shore of the Mekong for a relaxing trekking to the village of Ban Xangkong Sa paper making village. From here, in a path immersed in the vegetation we reach an old temple in which only a few monks resides, trying to find their way to nirvana through meditation. Back to Luang Prabang and visit of the colorful evening market with local handicrafts, located on Sakkarine road, between the Royal Palace and Phu Si Hill.