CULTURAL HERITAGE, YOGA, & ECO ADVENTURES

FEATURING LUANG PRABANG, THE MEKONG RIVER, AND THE PLAIN OF JARS

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with Tyler Langdale

December 30, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Come explore and be amazed by lovely Laos with its peaceful Buddhism, kind people, and its beautiful landscapes. Stay in the Unesco World Heritage City of Luang Prabang, the Pearl of Southeast Asia, and from there enjoy day trips to cultural sites and stunning natural destinations. This trip highlights the Mekong River, on which we will have a private two day cruise, as well as day hikes through the green mountain jungles.

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Itinerary

  • December 30- airport pick up/check in, yoga, free evening to relax or explore Luang Prabang
  • December 31- Kuangsii waterfall: yoga, 5 mile jungle trek, lunch at the waterfall & swim. New Year’s dinner and Bacii ceremony.
  • January 1- Plain of Jars, Xiengkoung: UNESCO Heritage world site, surrounded by mountains, with massive stone urns of mysterious origin. Stay overnight
  • January 2- Xieng Koung – Plain of Jars – Muang Khun – Luang Prabang: Breakfast, explore & hike around the Plain of Jars various sites. Then drive to Luang Prabang by the afternoon.
  • January 3- Pakbeng via Mekong River on the Slow Boat After Breakfast Cruise: Pak Ou cave at the mouth of the Nam Ou River, Tam Ting “Caves of a Thousand Buddhas." Dinner at Pak Beng Lodge
  • January 4- Pakbeng trekking: Full day trekking in Pakbeng. We go to the charming mountainous area of Ban Mokvean Lao Sung (white hmong). This one-day tour provides a full day by Song Thaew to see the tropical rain forest for 5-6 hours exploring nature. Visit the Khamu villages and explore Mokvean which is far from civilization but not without good community relationships and a strong belief in religion. Then we will return back to Pakbeng.
  • January 5- Pakbeng-Luang Prabang via the Mekong on the Slow Boat After Breakfast boat cruise downstream back to Luang Prabang stop at some villages. Arrival to Luang Prabang before sunset, re-freshen up then enjoy your free night.
  • January 6- departure day after breakfast then enjoy the yoga class, airport drop off
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Cost

Double Bed Sharing
(2 people per room & per bed): $2199 per person
Single Room: $2999