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What better way to enhance your travel experience than to engage with local experts in the fine arts, history, culture, cuisine and more? Here is a selection of some of our special activities.
Travel in style in Luang Prabang with the newest addition to our fleet, a classic 1969 Mercedes- Benz motor car. Be collected on arrival from the airport and taken to your hotel in comfort in our luxury car. Take a full day or half day city tour of Luang Prabang and enjoy its quaint qualities setting it aside from other destinations. Explore other interesting sites such as Phou Sy hill, Wat Xieng Thong temple and Wat Khili, National Museum. We are taking bookings now, so please contact your travel consultant to book it for your clients.
Baci ceremonies are an integral part of Lao culture. Held to celebrate a special event, it is based on an ancient belief that the human being is a union of organs and the soul watches over each of them. The Baci ceremony calls the soul from wherever it may be roaming back to the body and re-establishes equilibrium. At the end of the ceremony, the village elders wrap a white cotton thread around your wrist while chanting an invocation to strengthen the power of the blessings. The ceremony is set up at a 115– year– old rustic house situated by a lotus pond. Enjoy traditional music and dance after taking part in this ancient practice.
Ock Pop Tok weaving workshop, founded in April 2000 showcases spacious grounds of the Living Crafts Centre boasting a traditional Lao wooden house with a cafe underneath, a flower garden and a beautiful river view ideal for sipping cocktails while watching the sunset. Take part in a seminar, titled “The Silk Road: From Silkworms to Nagas” exposing guests to all elements of the Lao textile and weaving process.
Enjoy an enthralling presentation to learn more from a heritage expert who has been a writer and consultant to UNESCO on Heritage House preservation projects since 1994. Set out on foot for a walking tour with your Lao guide to places and sites off the beaten track and observe Luang Prabang's distinct architecture. Wander through small streets and alleys to witness the rural lifestyle that local people have maintained. Visit Boua Kang Bung House for an overview of typical this quaint little town's architecture. Stop by a local house, engage in a casual talk with your host and the family to get a glimpse of their daily life in this laid-back town.
Visit the serene Wat Sene temple overlooking the whole of Luang Prabang town. Bring offerings such as fruit, candles and incense sticks to offer to the monks and the nuns before partaking in a blessing ceremony that is believed to bring you health, happiness and longevity. After the blessing, a white thread will be tied your wrist – it is believed that this will help you to success in realising your dreams. The blessing ceremony will bring good tidings carried with you throughout the remainder of your journey in Laos and hopefully return home with you.
High in the mountains surrounding the city of Luang Prabang, dwell a bouquet of diverse hill tribes who produce a rare specialty highland Arabica coffee. Meet a local expat who has been living in Laos working in agriculture. He has been part of a coffee promotion initiative to provide farmers an alternative to growing opium. Learn about the different types of coffee beans produced in Luang Prabang and what positive effects the project is having on the locals. Have a chance to see coffee being roasted and of course taste the final product of these fine Lao Arabica beans in the form of a latte, cappuccino or the local specialty, the Luang Prabang espresso.