Morning Option: Around 5h-5h30 in the early morning is the perfect timing to see one of the most sacred Lao traditions, the Buddhist Alms Giving Ceremony. Follow the guidance of the locals by kneeling down ready to give your offering to the monks; most common gifts include rice, fresh fruit and traditional sweet snacks. The idea of the alms giving is for the Buddhist monks to make merit and also to collect food for their one meal of a day.
Your second day tour in Luang Prabang is set out for a cycling tour , which includes stops at important Luang Prabang temples like the Wat Visoun (known as the ‘Watermelon Stupa’ on account of its spherical shape) and Wat Aham.
We’ll also see Wat Xieng Thong, located at the end of peninsular closed to the confluence of Mekong and Khan River. Then continue to visit Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-relief.
In the afternoon, other stops include the National Museum (closed on Tuesdays) and the former Royal Palace, home to a collection of valuables including the famous Prabang Buddha statue as well as gifts received from foreign dignitaries.
Then cycling to the Ban Xang Khong village, where you will learn about silk and Sa paper production process.
You days end with sun set drinks on the bank of Mekong river before transfer back to hotel.
Lunch at local restaurant. Dinner on your own. Overnight in hotel.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch