Backyard Travel Releases New Laos Tour: In Love With Luang Prabang

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Backyard Travel, Asia’s most innovative tour company, has today released news of a new tailor-made tour to Luang Prabang, Laos, visiting some of the most iconic religious sites of the region renowned as the soul of the nation. The idyllic trip takes travelers to temples such as Wat Xieng Thong and Pak Ou caves, as well as some of the region’s most spectacular places of natural beauty, including the Kuang Si Waterfalls.

The Sacred Pak Ou Caves, Luang Prabang, Laos

The tour not only entertains and enchants, it opens travelers eyes to the passion the locals have for their country, as well as unveiling the beauty of this sensational region.

The five-day, four-night Laos tour begins with a visit to the ‘Stay Another Day’ exhibition which highlights Laos’ dedication to providing sustainable tourism. Travelers will then have the chance to scale Mount Phousi and observe the natural beauty of the surrounding area at sunset before visiting a local hill tribe marketplace.

The following day invites travelers to explore the regions temples by a guided electric bike ride around the city’s iconic temples after exploring the Royal Palace which now exists as the country’s National Museum. Travelers will then cycle to see Wat Mai, Wat Sensoukarahm and Wat Xieng Thong before visiting the Traditional Art & Technology Center where they will be able to learn more about Laos’ indigenous hill tribes.

Day three provides the chance for travelers to take a river cruise to see the famous Pak Ou Caves packed with hundreds of magnificent Buddha effigies. Along the way travelers will have the opportunity to observe life on the Mekong and how important the river is to the region. In the afternoon travelers will take a cooking course to be trained by a local chef in how to prepare the regional specialties.

The last full day of the Luang Prabang tour begins at dawn with the chance to see the fascinating early-morning alms collection procession, as locals rise to pay tribute to a long line of local monks. Travelers are then guided to the spectacular Kuang Si Waterfalls where they can take a swim in one of the sites’ many pools. The evening before departure, they will then have the chance to take part in a unique Baci ceremony, to bless their onward adventure with good fortune.

“This tailored tour of Laos provides the opportunity for travelers to see into the soul of Luang Prabang, one of Laos’ most amazing destinations,” said Backyard Travel’s General Manager Maeve Nolan. “The tour not only entertains and enchants, it opens travelers eyes to the passion the locals have for their country, as well as unveiling the beauty of this sensational region.”

About Backyard Travel
Bangkok based Backyard Travel is an online travel company specializing in tailor-made tours to Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Japan and China. For more information about Backyard Travel, visit http://www.backyardtravel.com or Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/BackyardTravel.

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