After breakfast at the hotel, you will set off to the Morning Market, a place full of brilliant life colors and exotic aromas from agricultural productions. You can visit food stalls and try the traditional noodles, vegeterian soup along with interesting ‘food-to-go’ wrapped in banana leaves.
Next destination is the National Museum. Once the King’s palace, the museum displays lovely collection of personal artifacts from the royal family, including photos, musical instruments, and many gifts received from foreign countries.
You will continue to the tipping point of this thumb-shaped peninsular, where stands Wat Xieng Thong – Luang Prabang’s most spacious and age-old temples. The culture relic is best-known for its impressive Tree of Life mural depicting the Buddhist story.
If the water level in Mekong River remains low and balance, you can walk from the Wat to its sandy bank, where Mekong River meets Nam Khan River and take some great photos.
Lunch will be served at Tamarind Restaurant (closed on Sunday) – an excellent place to discover Laotian cuisine with most authentic recipes and friendly staff. The menu features healthy Lao dishes.
After lunch, travel to the Southern area, where the famous Kuangsi Waterfall resided. The vivid turquoise water color with a backdrop of white limestone cliffs adds exceptional highlights to the waterfall magical appearance.
You will go back to Luang Prabang by late afternoon. En route, visit the Ock Pop Tock weaving centre, run by an organization that offers local weavers decent incomes with their weaving skills. A spectacular view over the Mekong River at sunset and cocktail is a perfect way to finish the day.
In the evening, dine under the starry sky at Manda De Laos, one of the best restaurants in town.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Avani Luang Prabang Hotel – Deluxe Room